Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, March 15, 2012 - antipode
Posted on 03/15/2012 4:47:07 AM PDT by secret garden
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".
antipode \AN-ti-pohd\, noun
A direct or exact opposite.
It seemed that this enthusiast was just as cautious, just as much alive to judgments in other minds as if he had been that antipode of all enthusiasm called "a man of the world."
-- George Eliot, Daniel Deronda
I look for the furthest spot on earth away from Lancaster Lancaster's antipode the middle of the Indian Ocean.
-- Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet
Here we are, thrust to the opposite and absurd antipode of what we think is good. And tomorrow we'll be out of bed at three o'clock in the pitch-black morning.
-- Tim O'Brien, If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
Antipode is actually a clipping, or back-formation, of the word Greek word antipodes. It lost its s in the mid-1500s. The original word literally meant "opposite feet," as in "the place on the exact opposite point on the globe.".
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
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
xsjr did a paper on Booker T. Washington for her history class, which i just got done editing and all i so want to slip in there something about BOOKER T and the MGs! LOL!
Ok. Does she know where she is? LOL
She said she was in syracuse but not specifically where.
I saw them play as a back up band for Neil Young, with Soundgarden as the opening act. Early 90s.
Neil? I saw him with Crazy Horse in the 80s. It was his birthday that night in Houston and we all sang to him and then sang Sugar Mountain for way too long.
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