Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - carceral
Posted on 08/25/2010 6:49:49 AM PDT by VRWCmember
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
carceral \KAHR-suh-rul\ adjective
of, relating to, or suggesting a jail or prison
Every time John walked by the old hospital he was haunted by the abandoned buildings imposing carceral towers and tiny windows
Did you know?
Describing a painting of John Howard visiting a prison in 1787, Robert Hughes wrote that Howard was "the pioneer of English carceral reform" (Time Magazine, November 11, 1985). "Prison reform" might be the more common phrase, but the use of "carceral" was by no means unprecedented. Vladimir Nabokov, in his inimitable prose, described a prison scene in Invitation to a Beheading thusly: "The door opened, whining, rattling and groaning in keeping with all the rules of carceral counterpoint." An adjective borrowed directly from Late Latin, "carceral" appeared shortly after "incarcerate" ("to imprison"), which first showed up in English around the mid-1500s; they're both ultimately from "carcer," Latin for "prison."
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)
Here is my example with today's WFTD.
If there were any justice and integrity in Washington DC, it would not be a question of whether or not these idiots resign from office, but rather what size room (cell) they would have in their new carceral homes.
No pushing at the door please!
Happy Humpday Everybody!
Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.
Get to class you slackers! I've opened a new classroom, but Dave forgot to get the gradebook from xsmommy. So if you're looking for a grade you'll have to ping her. Secret Garden and Tioga are usually pretty generous with the plusses if you compliment their shapely legs, so you might try submitting your homework to them instead. My secret for getting extra plusses on my A+ from xs will remain a secret between me and her, so you're on your own if you want her to review your work.
Welcome to class students. 18 years ago today, VRWCboy was in such a hurry to enter this world that he wasn't going to wait for us to pack a bag, get in the car, and drive to the hospital. As a result, paramedics delivered him in our bedroom - the same bedroom that MrsVRWC and I still sleep in today.
Is it Miller time yet? Palin 2, Murkowskis 0
carcereal? that’s what i have for breakfast whilst driving to work...
I am listening to my Bible Study on line, so I am especially virtuous this morning! LOL no carceral karma for me today. not after getting back from AC yesterday without a speeding ticket.
I’m overwhelmed with carceral visions everytime Obama takes the podiu,
He disjointed his carceral while being subtilized.
It appears that no one who is associated with the Obama Administration is the least bit worried about going to jail. Their attitude is: que carceral, sera.
Anyone else find the new design of the DOJ website to be somewhat disconcerting?
Welllllll, I don’t like gettingg one, butt I’m back in town and have to get a couric exam scheduled at the gastro shop.
Got to do it right, or you stand a chance of getting carcerallover, instead of finding it early.
I can’t get past the flashing pic of MO to see it all.....notice they have a spanish component.....is that so all the illegals can find their pics on there?
Isn’t that the name of an old song? “Carceral, carceral, whatever will be will be....” Can’t remember just who sang it...
Don’t worry, they have good drugs.
Doris Day, and it was also the theme song to her TV show.
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