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Word for the Day, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - Encomium
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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”.

Encomium

Noun

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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I offer my encomium to Mitt for a decisive win in Florida. Job well done.
1 posted on 02/01/2012 5:19:41 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

The latest unemployment figures were an unexpected encomium for Obama’s leadership.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 5:25:44 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Thanks to Jack for today’s word.

Now take your seats, homework on my desk .........it’s WEDNESDAY, Hump Day!


3 posted on 02/01/2012 5:39:45 AM PST by tioga
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To: ClearCase_guy

a tenth of a percent, whoop-di-do! did O take a victory lap?

A+


4 posted on 02/01/2012 5:44:23 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
Look who got tired of bad press and decided they preferred the encomium.
5 posted on 02/01/2012 5:47:20 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Rewards proportionate to the achievement prompt future efforts, provided such encomiums do not rise from personal partiality or mere flattery.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 5:49:44 AM PST by Oratam
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To: tioga

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!


7 posted on 02/01/2012 5:50:39 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden

Wow. They had no biz supporting the abortion industry to begin with. A+++


8 posted on 02/01/2012 5:51:21 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

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.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 5:53:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Explorer89

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.


10 posted on 02/01/2012 5:55:32 AM PST by tioga
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To: Oratam

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.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 5:56:57 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
Unencumbered by
Encomium, Obama
Babbles on and on.
12 posted on 02/01/2012 6:02:26 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: tioga
Obama's SOTU was nothing more than an encomium to the false gods of socialism, collectivism and the usurpation of personal responsibility by governmental paternalism.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

13 posted on 02/01/2012 6:04:14 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden

ha! so they started feeling the effects of the shun? good.


14 posted on 02/01/2012 6:04:30 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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++


15 posted on 02/01/2012 6:05:17 AM PST by tioga
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To: Panzerlied

Haiku! A+++


16 posted on 02/01/2012 6:07:21 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


17 posted on 02/01/2012 6:07:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


18 posted on 02/01/2012 6:08:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

he retreaded that SOTU....nothing new to offer. just more socialism.

A++


19 posted on 02/01/2012 6:08:39 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

I bought NO girl scout cookies this year. bah, humbug to them.


20 posted on 02/01/2012 6:11:05 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

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.


21 posted on 02/01/2012 6:11:11 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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!


22 posted on 02/01/2012 6:11:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

A+++ for you bc that is exactly what this word brings to my mind!


23 posted on 02/01/2012 6:12:28 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

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.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 6:15:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

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...


25 posted on 02/01/2012 6:16:35 AM PST by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: xsmommy

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.


26 posted on 02/01/2012 6:16:47 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

i love the word GRIFTER. i always roared when the Clintoons were referred to as the first Grifters.


27 posted on 02/01/2012 6:18:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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.


28 posted on 02/01/2012 6:19:51 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

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


29 posted on 02/01/2012 6:21:46 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mikrofon

Huh, take more than plutonium to protect us from a second term of the O. A+++


30 posted on 02/01/2012 6:23:42 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy
you may address me as love, babe or darling, but i will bristle if you were to refer to me as me old mucker.
31 posted on 02/01/2012 6:23:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

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.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 6:27:33 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


33 posted on 02/01/2012 6:27:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Why can’t we be your Western Conference faves?


34 posted on 02/01/2012 6:29:02 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


35 posted on 02/01/2012 6:29:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No one wants the death threats and the politics of personal destruction. Ryan is awesome.


36 posted on 02/01/2012 6:29:52 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

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.


37 posted on 02/01/2012 6:31:46 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Great limerick! And I love The Grifters: Under The Boardwalk, This Magic Moment, Some Kind of Wonderful, Up On The Roof.


38 posted on 02/01/2012 6:31:55 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: secret garden

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!


39 posted on 02/01/2012 6:34:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LMAO!!!


40 posted on 02/01/2012 6:34:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


41 posted on 02/01/2012 6:36:57 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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!


42 posted on 02/01/2012 6:39:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

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


43 posted on 02/01/2012 6:40:50 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

u r EN FUEGO today, truthy! LOL!!


44 posted on 02/01/2012 6:44:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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.


45 posted on 02/01/2012 6:44:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL.....you surprised me and didn’t use blue dress and semeeum. A+++


46 posted on 02/01/2012 6:47:08 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
Enconium.

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.

47 posted on 02/01/2012 6:56:14 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

LOL.....A+++


48 posted on 02/01/2012 7:31:41 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
Encomium

I Commune.

49 posted on 02/01/2012 7:44:45 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: tioga; xsmommy
No economic enncomium from Bill Gross.

It's been a while since my last "uplift" post.

50 posted on 02/01/2012 7:54:37 AM PST by NeoCaveman
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