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Word for the Day, Monday, August 29, 2011-- ambagious
alphadictionary.com | 9/29/11 | xs

Posted on 08/29/2011 5:09:54 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 8/29/11



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".

ambagious;adj

Circuitous, rambling, garbled, misleading. "Myna Bird gave such an ambagious speech at the conference that no one could think of a question to ask her when it concluded." Unlike ambiguous, which refers to vagueness and multiple interpretations, ambagious refers to twisting and winding in speech: "I think that anyone willing to navigate the ambagious language of the document could find a useful insight or two buried in it."

Etymology: The noun underlying today's Good Word is a back-formation from Middle English ambages "equivocation", the feminine singular Latin ambages "evasion, digression". The Latin word came from the same source as ambiguus "ambiguous", a combination of the prefix ambi-, "both, about, around" + agere "to move, drive". Ambi- also appears in ambidextrous, originally "both-right-handed". The root of agere can be found in a plethora of words borrowed from Latin, including agent, act, and agile.

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

There was nonstop but ambagious coverage of Irene. El Bloombito did his part.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 08/29/2011 5:09:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
Does everyone have a new backpack and a nice new 64 pack of crayons, complete with sharpener, because its....


2 posted on 08/29/2011 5:12:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Without a teleprompter, Zer0’s speeches are ambagious at best.
3 posted on 08/29/2011 5:12:29 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Roccus

A+++ isn’t that the truth.


4 posted on 08/29/2011 5:13:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Morning! Love the word - it describes the documents that attorneys draw-up. Having worked for attorneys, I feel justified in saying that!


5 posted on 08/29/2011 5:20:33 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: xsmommy
Is that a long A in the second syllable?

it just doesn't roll off the tongue like "ambiguous."

6 posted on 08/29/2011 5:21:38 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: dixie sass

being an attorney myself, i know you are justified in saying that : ) A+++


7 posted on 08/29/2011 5:21:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: dixie sass

Oops, lets rephrase that - some attorneys, as well as politicians have a tendency to be both ambagious as well as ambigious. I think it’s in the water.


8 posted on 08/29/2011 5:22:37 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: xsmommy

Sarah starts her last year in grade school today.


9 posted on 08/29/2011 5:23:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: the invisib1e hand

Pronunciation: æm-bay-jês. Was totally unfamiliar with this word when i came across it looking for something to bring to class today!


10 posted on 08/29/2011 5:24:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thank you, you started my Monday off perfectly. Did you have much damage?


11 posted on 08/29/2011 5:24:54 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: xsmommy

aminthebaguous — describing the condition of possibly having had too much to drink


12 posted on 08/29/2011 5:24:54 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SoothingDave

you are getting to be old.... ; )


13 posted on 08/29/2011 5:24:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Todd Palin says: "My wife if gorgeous."
Barack Obama says: "My wife is ambagious."
14 posted on 08/29/2011 5:26:49 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: SAJ; xsmommy

Curses! Misspelt it. Should be “aminthebagious”


15 posted on 08/29/2011 5:26:55 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SAJ

hilarious! A++++


16 posted on 08/29/2011 5:27:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ClearCase_guy

So, ‘ambagious’ is a synonym for ‘a wookie’?


17 posted on 08/29/2011 5:28:09 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: dixie sass

:)
As soon as I read this article, I thought...LawyerSpeak


18 posted on 08/29/2011 5:29:28 AM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: xsmommy

Morning teach.

Cool word. I’d like to write a great magnum opus with lots of similar sounding words included, but I’m just too hungover this morning.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 5:29:46 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (From the Halls of Martha's Vineyard to the shores of Tripoli)
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To: dixie sass

we had some trees down very near our house. i heard it at 2 am and shot up out of bed and woke xshub and xsgirls and made everyone go to the basement for the rest of the night. i knew it hadn’t hit the house bc i didn’t hear the thud, but i heard it split and then come down. Some good old boys from the middle of the state are up in NoVA looking for work cutting trees. We have one of them coming today to take care of the mess in our yard.


20 posted on 08/29/2011 5:30:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It just means next year we have to start getting up earlier.


21 posted on 08/29/2011 5:30:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: ClearCase_guy

The Obams was being kind... ; ) A+++


22 posted on 08/29/2011 5:31:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

raspberry vodka? ; )


23 posted on 08/29/2011 5:32:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

u pore thangs ; )


24 posted on 08/29/2011 5:32:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That’s really, really good.

Just not so much on top of multiple tall beers.


25 posted on 08/29/2011 5:34:03 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (From the Halls of Martha's Vineyard to the shores of Tripoli)
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To: NeoCaveman

as soon as i saw your tweet, i thought....uh, oh... ; )


26 posted on 08/29/2011 5:34:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The Prof’s class all went out to buy their art supplies in preparation for Costume Design I. I hope they bought waterproof paper and ink, because there is lots of crying in that class...and lots of do-overs.


27 posted on 08/29/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: xsmommy

Actually, i was reasonably well behaved that night. I think that was Saturday.


28 posted on 08/29/2011 5:36:22 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (From the Halls of Martha's Vineyard to the shores of Tripoli)
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To: NeoCaveman

Technically speaking, there is no such thing as a flavored vodka. If you make a neutral spirit and then infuse it with flavors, you have created a gin.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 5:37:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Technically speaking, there is no such thing as a flavored vodka. If you make a neutral spirit and then infuse it with flavors, you have created a gin.

I created nothing. That was the good people at Stoli. Take it up with them, pendant boy.

:)

30 posted on 08/29/2011 5:39:09 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (From the Halls of Martha's Vineyard to the shores of Tripoli)
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To: CholeraJoe

she’s a meanie?


31 posted on 08/29/2011 5:40:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

it was Saturday. i was just hoping you were in a confined space and not out loose somewhere ; )


32 posted on 08/29/2011 5:41:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman; SoothingDave
Take it up with them, pendant boy. LMAO!
33 posted on 08/29/2011 5:41:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

She’s a professor of arts and crafts?


34 posted on 08/29/2011 5:42:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Good morning Teach.

being an attorney myself...

After all these years, I didn't know that. No matter, I still love you.

5.56mm

35 posted on 08/29/2011 5:42:52 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: NeoCaveman
Freddy?
36 posted on 08/29/2011 5:42:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: M Kehoe

and i love you back : )


37 posted on 08/29/2011 5:43:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Hey I was just trying to reduce your hangover through existential negation. ;-)


38 posted on 08/29/2011 5:44:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Democrats, vague and ambagious
With a viewpoint completely outrageous
Tax all the makers
Give more to the takers
For the RINOs, the disease is contagious


39 posted on 08/29/2011 5:45:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: SoothingDave

Oddly enough. i think it did help a little.


40 posted on 08/29/2011 5:45:14 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (From the Halls of Martha's Vineyard to the shores of Tripoli)
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To: SoothingDave
it took everything in you, but you managed to suppress that urge to correct him on the pedant/pendant, didn't you? ; ) i heard your grunting/moaning as you restrained yourself.
41 posted on 08/29/2011 5:46:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

excelente! A++++


42 posted on 08/29/2011 5:46:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I couldn’t decide if he was being clever or stupid. Such a fine line, as they say.


43 posted on 08/29/2011 5:46:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Not at all. She’s very sweet, but demanding. “Please do those over, Kim. You are a far better artist and much more creative than these renderings show.” I wouldn’t have lasted 5 minutes in her class, mainly because I lack creativity. Pure left brain.


44 posted on 08/29/2011 5:47:04 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: SoothingDave

as you wobble back and forth across it yourself... : )


45 posted on 08/29/2011 5:47:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

An Ivy League labor professor?

That’s three strikes against him right there.


46 posted on 08/29/2011 5:47:47 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (From the Halls of Martha's Vineyard to the shores of Tripoli)
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To: xsmommy

Steelers backup QB Leftwich broke his arm Saturday night. That’s the 2nd year in a row he has busted himself up in preseason.


47 posted on 08/29/2011 5:48:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: CholeraJoe

well that sounds like a perfect combo then!


48 posted on 08/29/2011 5:48:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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it took everything in you, but you managed to suppress that urge to correct him on the pedant/pendant, didn't you?

I knew it the moment after I hit sent, and since then I've awaited the correction LOL.

49 posted on 08/29/2011 5:49:15 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (From the Halls of Martha's Vineyard to the shores of Tripoli)
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To: SoothingDave

that one was stupid on my part.


50 posted on 08/29/2011 5:50:03 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (From the Halls of Martha's Vineyard to the shores of Tripoli)
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