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Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - carceral
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^ | 08/25/2010 | The Slacker

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

Example sentence:

Every time John walked by the old hospital he was haunted by the abandoned building’s 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 Threads:
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)


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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

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.

Rangel Criticizes Obama For ‘Dignity’ Remark
ROD BLAGOJEVICH SAYS HIS ETHICS THE SAME AS SENATOR REID
Rep. Maxine Waters Says Ethics Office is 'Sloppy'

No pushing at the door please!

Happy Humpday Everybody!

Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.

1 posted on 08/25/2010 6:49:51 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
IT'S ABOUT DANG TIME!!!

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.

2 posted on 08/25/2010 6:52:08 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

FIRST~


3 posted on 08/25/2010 6:53:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: VRWCmember
If there's any funny busy with the absentee ballots, then send her a moer carceral envirnoment.

Is it Miller time yet? Palin 2, Murkowskis 0

4 posted on 08/25/2010 6:56:34 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Defeat Dingy Harry Reid)
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To: tioga

Congratulations.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 6:56:44 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

carcereal? that’s what i have for breakfast whilst driving to work...


6 posted on 08/25/2010 6:59:47 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: VRWCmember

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.


7 posted on 08/25/2010 6:59:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: VRWCmember

I’m overwhelmed with carceral visions everytime Obama takes the podiu,


8 posted on 08/25/2010 7:03:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

podiu,=podium.


9 posted on 08/25/2010 7:04:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: VRWCmember

He disjointed his carceral while being subtilized.


10 posted on 08/25/2010 7:05:27 AM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: camle

chuckling


11 posted on 08/25/2010 7:06:00 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
Instead of worrying about sending Congress to a carceral environment, let's just pound them silly in November When You're Holding a Hammer (everything looks like a nail).
12 posted on 08/25/2010 7:11:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: VRWCmember
If there was ever a carceral administration, this one even tops the clinton band of liars and thieves, courtesy of the Chicago machine.
13 posted on 08/25/2010 7:13:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: VRWCmember

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.


14 posted on 08/25/2010 7:23:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If Hayek were still alive, he'd be turning over in his grave.)
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To: tioga

Anyone else find the new design of the DOJ website to be somewhat disconcerting?

http://www.justice.gov/


15 posted on 08/25/2010 7:25:09 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Defeat Dingy Harry Reid)
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To: VRWCmember; tioga; xsmommy; secret garden; Texan5; CholeraJoe; AFPhys

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.


16 posted on 08/25/2010 7:33:26 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: NeoCaveman

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?


17 posted on 08/25/2010 7:36:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: VRWCmember

Isn’t that the name of an old song? “Carceral, carceral, whatever will be will be....” Can’t remember just who sang it...


18 posted on 08/25/2010 7:53:42 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Don’t worry, they have good drugs.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 7:58:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

Doris Day, and it was also the theme song to her TV show.


20 posted on 08/25/2010 7:59:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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