Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, April 12, 2012 - macaronic
Posted on 04/12/2012 4:35:57 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".
macaronic \mak-uh-RON-ik\ , adjective
1. Composed of a mixture of languages.
2. Composed of or characterized by Latin words mixed with vernacular words or non-Latin words given Latin endings.
3. Mixed; jumbled.
1. Macaronics, macaronic language.
2. A macaronic verse or other piece of writing.
The tradition is even more significant in Folengo's Italian works and especially in his macaronic writings.
-- Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World
The macaronic mode swivels between different languages. I believe Beckett chose French against English for similar reasons to those of Jean Arp in selecting French against German.
-- W. D. Redfern, French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier
The journalistic multiplicity of voices found in the Magazine corresponded with the poetic multi-vocality of Fergusson's macaronic compositions, texts that combined elements of neo-classical English and vernacular Scots diction.
-- Ian Brown, The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature
Macaronic is related to the word macaroni. Specifically, the pasta is named after the Southern Italian dialect maccarone, which was also associated with a mixture of Latin and vernacular languages.
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!
If the language is macaronic, is that a foreign tongue based upon pig-latin?
Obviously, cause I ain't ever heard of Bononcini.
Macaronic: applies to morons doing the Macarena!
My first thought, honestly.
Pgh Dad is J of that dimpled chapeau-wearing cutie pie : )
This is fun. And it's a good word.
They’ll sell you on Marconi
Familiar, but a phony
(Here’s a macaronic ditty from this “late riser” ;-):
El Doodle del yanqui fue a la ciudad,
Fahren auf ein Pony;
Ha attaccato una piuma in suo cappello,
And called it macaroni...
It has also been claimed that SKYTL CEO Pere Valles is a socialist who donated heavily to the 2008 Obama campaign and lived in Chicago during Obamas time as Illinois State Senator...
I also heard a radio report this morning that our beloved GEORGE SOROS is on the board of directors of this company.
In a time packed full of "last straws", isn't this just one more? Stealing elections is a liberal area of expertise. It appears that they're not even trying to disguise it anymore.
...and to the Banana Republic for which it stands...
Sorry, no macaronics here. :-|
The Goose proved his worth last night, esp. the two last-minute faceoff wins.
And PIT losing from the 3-0 lead??? That’s your NHL playoffs I guess...
In the macaronic Twitter speak the battle is in full swing. Hilary Rosen attacked Ann Romney saying she “has not worked a day in her life”. Ann joined the Twitter world saying she raised 5 boys and it was work. The Twitter war was on. Just now, Michelle Obama joined the fray defending motherhood. Hilary was thrown under the bus. 35 visits to the White House, notably more than even the CIA director. First David Axelrod dumped her, now the First Lady. Give it up Hilary, all you did was unite us with the Romneys.
Huh, Rush is having at it on the subject of Hilary Rosen.....priceless. Love that shake of the paper for emphasis that he always does.
Sure it isn’t NOODLE?
Because he’s clueless. I thought that was all that was needed to win a Nobel Peace Prize, along with a leftist agenda. A for you.
You really need to avoid those mushrooms. A for originality and yes, you own that category.
That might be macaporcinic. Before anyone feels the need to mention it, yes, I know that’s not a real word. I just made it up.
Thank you for not supplying pictures. A for you.
You are a deep thinker. A for you and welcome to WFTD!
A+ for you.
A+ for you. I know you meant Marconi.
There they go again. A+ for you, F- for the cheaters and vote thieves.
Of Helen Thomas doing the Macarena?
She has since apologized and it might even be sincere, but I doubt it.
A for you. I am multi-tasking here, battling with my insurance company about the delays is getting my car fixed and out of the shop. It’s been there 12 days now and I am not happy with my company’s inefficient service. They are purposely dragging their heels and underbid the cost of the repairs, having an “adjustor” out to see it after it had been in the shop for 6 days to walk around the outside and decide from eyeballing it what work needed to be done. I am quite angry now.
I’m hungry. Does the Macaronic Grill deliver?
Home from my errands and working on a bid-
As “campaign season” ratchets up
Obama’s surrogates face the wall-
Grab pails of macaronic jargon
And wait for their master’s call
When the signal comes, they aim
And start throwing hard and quick
Without any aim or forethought
Just hoping that some will stick
Stay-at-home moms, free birth control-
It all unsticks and starts to fall
So they double down in a corner
And and refuse to play at all
I love it, I love it that the nasty woman who insulted those who stay home with kids got her ass chewed out. I was at home with my cub when she was little, as I’m sure many of us were, and I don’t think it is a bad thing at all.
The visual of a guy with a Brazilian wax is horrifying-ewwwww! I will probably have metrosexual nightmares...
Last night, I was without a camera at just the wrong time-I’d been outside with Husky girl, and as we came in, a large moth flew by my head and into the kitchen. The cats began jumping around and chasing it, with the dog happily running after-until Yeti boy reached up, knocked it out of the air with his big snowshoe paw and gobbled it up while the other 3 just sat down and glared at him for spoiling their fun. I was LMAO, because they reminded me of little kids fighting over a toy.
Penne rustica for me please. A for you, shame on you for making me hungry.
It was and still is my opinion, that anyone could do my job but no one else could be the mom. A+ for you.
yeah, lezbo hilary rosen apologizes to SAHMs, yep, it was sincere... /s
Thank you! I do believe you are right-employees can be hired, but moms can’t-the hours are too long...
Just in case you see him in a lineup.
I’m just happy to know this word exists.
Another more elaborate setting by the Vienna Boys' Choir, which has all the verses: In dulce jubilo
IN DULCI JUBILO
1. In dulci jubilo,nun singet und seid froh!
Unsers Herzens Wonne leit in praesepio,
Und leuchtet als die Sonne matris in gremio,
Alpha es et O, Alpha es et O!
In sweet rejoicing sing and be glad! Our heart's desire lies in the manger and shines like the sun in his mother's lap. He is Alpha and Omega.
2. O Jesu parvule, nach dir ist mir so weh!
Tröst mir mein Gemüte, O puer optime.
Durch alle deine Güte O princeps gloriae,
Trahe me post te, Trahe me post te!
O little Jesus, I am so sorry for thee! Comfort my soul, O best of boys. By thy great goodness, o Prince of Glory, draw me after thee!
3. Ubi sunt gaudia nirgend mehr denn da!
Da die Engel singen nova cantica,
Und die Schellen klingen in regis curia.
Eia, wären wir da, Eia, wären wir da!
Where are joys, nowhere more than there! There the angels sing a new song, and the bells ring in the King's court. Oh, if only we were there!
(I put the Latin in italics). (I was on my iPhone before and couldn't get to this to post it)
. . . back to review of Wheeler's Latin textbook, drat! :-D
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