Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 10, 2012 - obtest
Posted on 05/10/2012 4:31:18 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".
obtest \ob-TEST\ , verb
1. To supplicate earnestly; beseech.
2. To invoke as witness.
3. To protest.
4. To make supplication; beseech.
I constrain, adjure, obtest and strongly command you.
-- Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering
And whosoever she be, even with the form of words which to miserable wretches is granted most exaudible, I pray, and do with those prayers most heartily obtest, which are in the ears of the hearers of them most effectual, that she may never taste of such bitter miseries.
-- Giovanni Boccaccio, Amorous Fiametta
Obtest comes from the Latin roots ob-, a prefix meaning "toward", and the root test, meaning "witness."
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
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Rise and shine!
Missing from Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage was an obest to the states, or to congress to do anything about it. So, at the end of the day, nothing has changed except for the size of the campaign war chest. And come November, nobody is going to change their vote based upon this issue, anyway. Again, it is the economy, stupid!
Damned autocorrect! obtest!
Dammit! I made it a noun!
I knew what you meant.
i obtest that you bury this useless word from our lexicon.
Tammy Bruce tweeted yesterday afternoon that she was giving GAY PERMISSION to straights to NOT care about gay marriage because Obama is destroying the economy.
Moochelle and her big behind frequently obtest that people not be obese.
How much must the Tea Party obtest before the GOPe gives us a truly CONSERVATIVE Candidate?
Cool. I love Tammy Bruce.
OMG, I had a Yorkshire pudding wrap with roast beef inside (and gravy on the side) in a pub in London last year, and it was darned close to a religious experience!
As the gay groups entreat and obtest
Barack does what he does the best
“What’s in it for me?
Increased donations are key”
To build his war chest, he’s completely obsessed
The fellas here at the Atkinsonville Retread did pretty well with most of these words, Beseech Nut they knew right away since the annual spitting contest was just days away.
Then supplication they knew knew meant serving supper to the boys. That was easy enough.
But for obtest they had to remember way back to the years they spent in middle school. Carmine said it was like yesterday, for Carmine it was yesterday he just graduating recently.
Anyway Miss Fritzinger, who had a bottle of vodka in her desk and used Blue Waltz by the gallon, used to say,
“Another day, obtest to the obtust”, and then little tears would down her white powdered cheeks. I think was from the joy of being a teacher and maybe the cheap vodka.
I remember the first time I was supplicated earnestly.
Any relation to Lenny?
I don’t think so.
Was that with real Yorkshire terrier? ;-)
Dog is above my pay grade :)
A+ for you. The big fake fools no one.
A+ for you. It’s all about the benjamins.
A for originality, as always. :-)
Was it while listening to Foreigner?
It brings to mind again those public venues where a fawning sycophant would Obtest the One for a house, or a job, or a piece of his “ stash”...
Or some pie. A for you!
Knew that. The spouse was listening to NPR yesterday and learned that Blossom really does have a PhD in Neuroscience. Who knew?
You were in grad school?
At least Tammy has her priorities “straight”....
He is Bill Nye The Actor! Go check out his wikipedia page. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, which is fine, but was working as an ACTOR when he started the science Ed stuff. He is as much a scientist as I am. He has no freaking credentials, and I bet he has read far fewer geology books than I have, becuase if he had, he would never believe in AGW. (once you get a sense of how looooooong geological time is compared,to the end of the last ice age, you say, oh snap! that was just yesterday, and wonder, gee, what caused the earth to warm up so quickly that the MILE of ice on top of Central Park melted?)
obama loves Yorkshire pudding! He usually serves it with Shitzu on a Shingle.
I hope you meant “grade school.” And, no. Def Leppard hit big in 83, right when I was in high school.
Whatever I can do or say
To lighten the burden of doom and oppression
that has been loaded onto the backs of thinking, working Americans!
I am glad I raised a smile! :-)
That’s when I was in grad school and MTV was still about music.
When ZZ Top videos ruled the world. Then it took Detroit 20 years to come out with the PT Cruiser.
There’s a “Cool TV” channel on one of the digital subchannels (free over-the-air) that is a lot like MTV used to be.
Check this out, the Bluth house made of Legos
Do you know the story of the “Legs” video? It’s about when one of their toddler girls was just learning to walk.
I guess I always considered Hysteria to be there big break out albumn but it was probably all the way back to Pyromania.
That. is. fabulous. Omigosh, I miss that show. Jason Bateman slays me.
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