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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 24, 2012 - chrestomathy
dictionaries ad nauseam | 24 May 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/24/2012 4:20:28 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".

chrestomathy \kres-TOM-uh-thee\ , noun
A collection of selected literary passages.

Example sentences:
I had learned to read Sanscrit and to translate easy passages in the chrestomathy, and devoted myself with special zeal to the study of the Latin grammar and prosody.
-- Georg Ebers, The Story of My Life from Childhood to Manhood

This little chrestomathy preserves almost the only words of Atticus to have survived from antiquity.
-- Peter White, Cicero in Letters

Etymology:
Chrestomathy literally means "useful to learn" in Greek, from the roots chres- meaning "to use" and math- meaning "to learn."

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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 05/24/2012 4:20:31 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 05/24/2012 4:21:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


3 posted on 05/24/2012 4:28:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Double ping courtesy of proxy error at server.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 4:33:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Evangelical children labor over Biblical chrestomathy.


5 posted on 05/24/2012 4:39:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
This little chrestomathy from DUNE
is relevant today, is it not?.

"Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit.
This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history
have based their job security."
- Bene Gesserit Coda

"Major flaws in government arise from a fear
of making radical internal changes even
though a need is clearly seen.
- Darwi Odrade

"Bureaucracy destroys initiative.
There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation,
especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines.
Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept.
Who enjoys appearing inept?
- A Guide to Trial and Error in Government, Bene Gesserit Archives


6 posted on 05/24/2012 4:43:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you!
7 posted on 05/24/2012 4:48:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis
That is timely! A+ for you.
8 posted on 05/24/2012 4:50:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I will forebear to post a chrestomathy of my poems, although it is doubtless that there are items useful to learn among them.

Where else would you be able to find, for example, such pithy observations as that “Roses are red”?


9 posted on 05/24/2012 4:58:46 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: secret garden

Liberals invent their own chrestomathy of the Constitution.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 5:05:52 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: secret garden
I offer, in the spirit of bi-partisanship, this chrestomathy of the Narcissist-in-Chief:

"One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world -- Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard."

"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries."

"The Cambridge police acted stupidly."

"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system."

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..."

"Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change."

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

I could go on; but why belabor the point - his statements are chock-full of such gems.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

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. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 05/24/2012 5:11:06 AM PDT 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

Huh? How can I do math with toothpaste?


12 posted on 05/24/2012 5:26:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
The beginning of a chrestomathy of the replacement of Uncle Joe....
13 posted on 05/24/2012 5:28:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
"Huh? How can I do math with toothpaste?"

One must look for significant digits.

"Crest has been shown to be an effective decay-preventive dentifrice that can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care."

14 posted on 05/24/2012 5:37:25 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: xsmommy

Slow Joe isn’t the problem, Obama is.

With that said, it would be kind of fun to see how Hillary would get Obama impeached by the middle of the term.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 5:39:16 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden

There’s going to be a whole chrestomathy on how Obamacare caused people to lose their coverage.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/23/confirmed-2nd-catholic-university-dropping-insurance/


16 posted on 05/24/2012 5:53:15 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NicknamedBob

I was dentrifrisked once by a hygienist.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 5:55:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

I’m pretty sure more people die from heart disease than pregnancy, so I’m still unclear why contraception has to be free while cholesterol medicine isn’t.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 6:03:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; tioga; xsmommy; SoothingDave

Well, I’ve been using it for just about as long as xsex has, but I’ve got to admit that brushing with chrestonmatheeth is best.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 6:03:39 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

Obama read Commie chrestomathy
Said, “Lenin and Marx, boy, am I with thee!”
This wasn’t a whim
It made sense to him
Can’t fathom the right-wing’s antipathy?


20 posted on 05/24/2012 6:15:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: NeoCaveman
Obams is going nowhere.
21 posted on 05/24/2012 6:29:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/investigators-rankin-police-officer-breaks-neighbo/nPB6s/

One of Rankin’s finest.

(As my dad used to joke, Rankin is home to the famous file-making company. Rankin File.)


22 posted on 05/24/2012 6:48:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

a man’s got NEEDS! ; )


23 posted on 05/24/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

He’s got a job and he knows how to do laundry. That’s husband material right there.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 6:54:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you.
25 posted on 05/24/2012 6:55:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
And they are miserable failures. A for you.
26 posted on 05/24/2012 6:58:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

And they claim Biden is the stupid one. I think it’s a draw. A+ for you.


27 posted on 05/24/2012 7:00:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Nicely done...


28 posted on 05/24/2012 7:05:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave

Well, they both deal with calculus...


29 posted on 05/24/2012 7:08:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I never understood his popularity anyway. A+ for you.


30 posted on 05/24/2012 7:11:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Gracias.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 7:12:00 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: NeoCaveman

It’s racist to drop coverage. A+ for you.


32 posted on 05/24/2012 7:13:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A for you.


33 posted on 05/24/2012 7:15:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Progressive is what we all ought to be! A+ for you!


34 posted on 05/24/2012 7:16:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

And he isn’t working.


35 posted on 05/24/2012 7:32:34 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden
In the interests of even-handedness and fair play, herewith a Bidenesque christomathy:

In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.

Uh, uh, Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up, Chuck, let ‘em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about.

A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, "look, here's what happened."

Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S.

O brave new world that has such people in't! The Tempest, Avt V, Scene i



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

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. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

36 posted on 05/24/2012 7:32:57 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xsmommy

And he isn’t working.


37 posted on 05/24/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden

The changing chrestomathy in the multiplicity of Obama bios leaves us to believe he may not know who he really is...but we know...an evil POS pretending to be POTUS.


38 posted on 05/24/2012 7:58:59 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: ConorMacNessa

You can’t make that stuff up.


39 posted on 05/24/2012 8:10:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

A for you.


40 posted on 05/24/2012 8:12:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
The changing chrestomathy in the multiplicity of Obama bios leaves us to believe he may not know who he really is

I'm not even sure if he knows where he was born.

That's part of why I always thought it was unreasonable for the reporters to pop the birther question on Republicans. The only honest answer is "how the heck would I know, I was not there"

41 posted on 05/24/2012 8:15:19 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden
NTBCW Christomatthewsy - A collection of slimy Liberal pronouncements...
42 posted on 05/24/2012 9:19:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (Fatpantloadisms)
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To: secret garden

One of the redeeming values of Facebook is to join some of the groups like civil war trust where folks put in links regarding the battles, letters, news stories of the day and other such chrestomathy.


43 posted on 05/24/2012 9:27:43 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: NeoCaveman; SoothingDave

Super Happy It’s Thursday? that’s a “thang” now? and i’m a moron for not knowing it? RME. Seriously? are we in jr high where we have to use acronyms for naughty words? and this is tweetworthy??? i honestly thought that neo had an actual reason for being happy it was thursday....


44 posted on 05/24/2012 9:59:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Xsjr is home today and tomorrow for the mem day holiday. she called me at work to say a black couple had come to the door and was asking if we believed in the separation of church and state. she had no idea what they were talking about and said, we are Catholic, we know what we are doing, so ok, bye. LOL~! I didn’t have time to debrief her thoroughly but will be curious to see if it was Jehovah’s witnesses or not. I don’t think we have had those in a long time, we get Mormons regularly.


45 posted on 05/24/2012 10:07:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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Surprise! People use the internet to act juvenile. ;-)


46 posted on 05/24/2012 10:18:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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Tweetworthy?

I didn’t realize twitter had such high standards

It’s not like Elaine and the sponge....

http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/TheSponge.html


47 posted on 05/24/2012 10:29:10 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: SoothingDave

Reminds me of that one commercial “do people use smart phones to do stupid things?”

:)


48 posted on 05/24/2012 10:31:26 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

You gonna do something about your sideburns?


49 posted on 05/24/2012 10:59:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

A+ for you! Well done.


50 posted on 05/24/2012 11:03:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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