Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - Encomium
Posted on 02/01/2012 5:19:38 AM PST by tioga
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.
1. Warm, glowing praise.
2. A formal expression of praise; a tribute.
pl. encomiums or encomia (-m-)
[Latin encmium, from Greek enkmion (epos), (speech) praising a victor, neuter of enkmios, of the victory procession : en-, in; see en-2 + kmos, celebration.]
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The latest unemployment figures were an unexpected encomium for Obama’s leadership.
Thanks to Jack for today’s word.
Now take your seats, homework on my desk .........it’s WEDNESDAY, Hump Day!
a tenth of a percent, whoop-di-do! did O take a victory lap?
Rewards proportionate to the achievement prompt future efforts, provided such encomiums do not rise from personal partiality or mere flattery.
Are you offering Mitt that tar-like substance babies poop out for the first 2 days of their lives? Cause that is all I got for him!
Wow. They had no biz supporting the abortion industry to begin with. A+++
I don’t expect to read any encomium offered from the owner of this website for Romney’s win last night. Of course, my heart is sill with Santorum, so the results of yesterday’s primary elicit a big yawn from me.
My total commitment to Mitt is to say “Job well done.” I am withholding my vote at this point in time.
We had quite the discussion at the station last night, only pubbies there. NO ONE liked any of the candidates, but we agreed on one thing, come November it’s ABO. You should have heard the rage at the lousy selection we have. They wanted an DC outsider who shared their wrath with DC. No one like that is out there.
Mitt is the only one with deep enough pockets to pull that one out of the toilet. If he had real competition he would be buried.
ha! so they started feeling the effects of the shun? good.
I am no Romney fan......I loved Newt on his rants during the debates......not sure of much else. My dream candidate does not exist, but I do like Rick. A++
i am so agnostic about our primary candidates that i didn’t even look to see who had won yesterday, just watched the Caps lose last night and went to bed. ABO gets my vote, and i imagine that our candidate will have been decided by Super Tuesday, when VA votes. my 17 yo got her voter registration card this week and took a pic and posted it on Facebook, she was so proud. She cannot wait to vote against the Obams. She will be 18 in July and so long as you are turning 18 by the gen election you are permitted to vote in the primary though you may still be under age 18.
And maybe someone finally got through to them that their donations were fungible. Let’s see if the Girl Scout cookie ban has the same effect over the next few years.
he retreaded that SOTU....nothing new to offer. just more socialism.
I bought NO girl scout cookies this year. bah, humbug to them.
You should have watched our game instead. We came back from a 3 goal deficit, twice, to win in regulation. Our team leads the league in comebacks after being down by at least two goals. It is a formula for bigtime heartburn, wondering if they will be able to turn it around. We LOVE Mike Fisher here.
xshub told me that he’d seen a thread on FR [ha, and i hadn’t seen it!] about St. Timothy’s, where my friend Cheryl’s girls attended elementary school, banning the GS from the school. Girls no longer are permitted to wear GS uniforms to school, no meetings on church/school property, etc. BRAVO to that pastor for doing that. maybe other churches will now follow suit. time to call a spade a spade on this crap!
A+++ for you bc that is exactly what this word brings to my mind!
never gonna be a Preds fan, sorry. paula was texting me yesterday about Sid’s press conf. So who missed this soft tissue neck injury? As my fave website, the Sieves, had to say: Sid’s been going to the dr every five minutes for a year now, why is this suddenly being discovered? and who’s he going to sue for it.
The Press gives Obama encomium-
A shining knight, armored in chromium.
But if they get their way
And the Grifter does stay,
We might as well be clothed in Plutonium...
It’s unfortunate that the GS leadership has done that to the organization. Girls don’t have many options besides 4-H, and those opportunities are limited, depending on where they live.
i love the word GRIFTER. i always roared when the Clintoons were referred to as the first Grifters.
Locally, we founded a county-wide organization and got our funding from the local United Way. They were very supportive and we thrived. No need for it to be girl scouts or nothing.
That is an interesting voter rule (VA). I’ve never heard of one like that before. Of course, I am still stuck in the dark ages where (if I had my druthers) everyone would have to wait until they are 21 to vote — just like I had to! LOL
Huh, take more than plutonium to protect us from a second term of the O. A+++
I offer Paul Ryan. Not exactly a DC outsider, but he seems to be the only one who has the smarts to get a handle on the budget. Of course, he does not want to run for President because his family has been threatened. But, IMHO Ryan’s the man for the job. I’d love to see a Ryan/Santorum ticket, or a Ryan/Bachmann ticket, or a Ryan/anybody ticket.
It makese sense that if you are entitled to vote in the general that year that you be permitted to help select the candidate to appear on that ballot.
Why can’t we be your Western Conference faves?
i guess it must have been 21 for me also. though having 2 very conservative and well-informed offspring who are under 21 and of voting age, i don’t want to make anyone wait to be 21. VA will have 5 conservative voting Republicans from the xshousehold henceforth.
No one wants the death threats and the politics of personal destruction. Ryan is awesome.
What was the organization? I have to confess to not being a fan of the United Way. I hate the high pressure to contribute we always get from them at work and all of the corruption they have had.
Great limerick! And I love The Grifters: Under The Boardwalk, This Magic Moment, Some Kind of Wonderful, Up On The Roof.
i don’t know, maybe not enough cute guys? ROR! i am crushing on CLAUDE GIROUX these days and he’s a hated Flyer and a ginger to boot!
Well if you think Malkin is cute, no we don’t have those kind. We have lots of good-looking guys in the line up though and our share of scary lookers too.
Paula and i were texting during the game last night and i said Scarface is looking HOT tonight, just to get a rise out of her. she said WHAT??? i was just thinking he looks more hideous than usual, and i said i was just kidding, he’s no Dan Bylsma! ROR!
Bill Clinton won the media’s encomium
Despite his ingestion of “blowmium”
Checked out Monica’s sweater
Said, “Your hooters look better”
Than Paula’s, so why don’t you show me ‘em
u r EN FUEGO today, truthy! LOL!!
We were 4H, but we dropped them as they wanted our United Way $ and we wouldn’t get it if it left the county, so we formed our own group. Just a bunch of us mom leaders. I was president and had to go present our budget one year. Everyone else was cut, we stayed the same. They really drill you and they wanted to hack up our budget. After our meeting, we kept every dime.
I hear you about the United Way, though. DH does not donate to them, he bypasses and donates to a couple of other charities. His company puts on the pressure to donate, though.
LOL.....you surprised me and didn’t use blue dress and semeeum. A+++
Enconium is a rare substance found in the soil that turns people with absolutely no positive talents at all into coneheads.
When combined with you-ranium and excessive praise it may cause the person to believe that possessing the most modest of abilities qualifies them to play the role of Buffoony, the Vapid Sayer.
It's been a while since my last "uplift" post.
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