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Word For The Day, Thursday, Roctober 11, 2012 - rectitude
dictionaries ad nauseam | 11 October 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 10/11/2012 6:07:55 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".

rectitude \REK-tuh-tood\ noun
1. the quality or state of being straight
2. moral integrity : righteousness
3. the quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedures

Example sentences:
The speaker exhorted audience members to lead lives of unimpeachable rectitude and integrity. ,

"The finance ministry will pitch India's strength as a largely domestic economy, renew its commitment to fiscal rectitude and showcase recent measures to lift sentiment to try and convince global rating firms not to downgrade the country's sovereign rating."
— From an article by Deepshikha Sikarwar in The Economic Times, September 7, 2012

Etymology:
"Rectitude" has a righteous derivation. It comes straight from the Latin noun "rectus," which means both "right" and "straight." "Rectitude" itself can mean either "straightness" (an early use referred to literal straightness of lines, although this sense is now rare) or "rightness" of character. "Rectus" has a number of other descendants in English, including "rectangle" (a figure with four right angles), "rectify" ("to make right"), "rectilinear" ("moving in or forming a straight line"), and even "rectus" itself (a medical term for any one of several straight muscles in the body).

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

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1 posted on 10/11/2012 6:07:58 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine! Let me know if you would like to be added or dropped from the ping list.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 6:09:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
I'm looking forward to Ryan showing everyone tonight he has rectitude and is indeed qualified to become President should something happen to his running mate.
3 posted on 10/11/2012 6:10:42 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: secret garden
I should have added....

While Raddatz shows us she has just as much Rectal-tude as any of the Lamestream media.

4 posted on 10/11/2012 6:13:32 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

In yesterday’s Congressional hearings on Benghazi, the Republicans were demanding rectitude from the Administration, and finding little.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 6:14:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: secret garden
It will be Paul Ryan who will speak with rectitude tonight in his debate with Joe Biden. Joe hasn't been seen in a week, hope he's up to the debate. Obama is counting on him to do damage control for the debate last week. Paul Ryan is not Sarah Palin, so look out.

Looks like Ryan is pumped: .....

6 posted on 10/11/2012 6:15:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden
Looking for rectitude from Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a fools errand.
7 posted on 10/11/2012 6:18:12 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

Rectitude prevents me from making some very naughty puns.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 6:19:18 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
.....nothing new there.....

But I see they're still furiously brooming away, in hopes of removing any evidence of their incompetence even though the blood stains are right there on their clothes for all to see.

I suppose I'm just imaging that, like the media tells me I imaged Romney won the debate last week....... < sarc >

9 posted on 10/11/2012 6:21:09 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob
A for you!
10 posted on 10/11/2012 6:22:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
We watched the whole thing last night. A for you, F- for Kennedy and Lamb.
11 posted on 10/11/2012 6:23:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
You had me at biceps. A+ for you.
12 posted on 10/11/2012 6:24:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I thought the word of the day was going to be Roctober :)


13 posted on 10/11/2012 6:24:48 AM PDT by upchuck (I miss my dog Snoopy. May 16, 1997-September 24, 2012 -- 15 years, 4 months. Forever in my heart.)
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To: secret garden; afraidfortherepublic
Teacher ....make sure you check post #5's homework.

I think afraidfortherepublic sent it to me be accident.....

14 posted on 10/11/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: NeoCaveman
I notice they have kept her under wraps since the convention. She may be in a tougher race than anyone is divulging. A+ for you.
15 posted on 10/11/2012 6:26:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Rectitude: What happens when you let Ted Kennedy drive your tude
16 posted on 10/11/2012 6:38:16 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: thingumbob

Duly noted.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 6:38:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Cowman

A for you! I knew there would be some creative license today.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 6:40:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Recitude

From “The Big Book of Convoluted and Convulsed Conversation”(The BB of CCC): “Recitude is the having rex on the brain, usually tiny rex since there’s only so much brain to work with. Kinda like our chickens at home. Mom called them “angels” cause they was white and had wings but no flesh on ‘em.

Anyway rex is from Rex Ruther, in the Supperman comic books at the drug store where Joey’s dad says, “This ain’t no lieberry!”, And the rest of the family, Baby Ruther and just Babe Ruther.
There was a Ruth Ruther who did home repairs and danced for a living, the Ruther that was a roofer and a hoofer but she passed when she danced off a third floor, now the family is Ruthless.

But back to this having rex....wait up here...there’s rex and there’s wrecks. Maybe....Maybe rectitude is about having wrecks! Course it could be all that other stuff too.”

The BB of CCC has spoke!


19 posted on 10/11/2012 6:43:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

I knew we could count on you. A+!


20 posted on 10/11/2012 6:46:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Damn near killeditude.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 6:47:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Did I mention I only spotted two bumper stickers in Syracuse the other day. One was pro Obama the other was one of those NObama stickers. Amazing. I expected lots more. No signs for Obama at all throughout the drive. A few for Romney, not many. Only about a half dozen houses decked out for Halloween. DH has bought several new inflatables, and yes our yard ,trees, inflatables, landscaping,etc. are all decked out.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 6:48:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

There it is. A+!


23 posted on 10/11/2012 6:50:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Trying to expel Obama from the White House, much less the entire liberal-socialist extremists from Washington’s reporters - is only slightly harder than expelling a rectanglitude from one’s posterior.

Except most posteriors are cleaner than Washington’s press corpse.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 7:00:07 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

Rectitude is what happens when your suppository turns sideways.................


25 posted on 10/11/2012 7:02:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: tioga

Lordy, that is a gooooood pic!!!


26 posted on 10/11/2012 7:02:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Hey, dude! What happened to your car?.......

I rectitude!...............


27 posted on 10/11/2012 7:04:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: tioga

i just sent that to my friend Janice, that is going to send her around the bend! she already has a HUGE crush on him!


28 posted on 10/11/2012 7:04:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A for you!


29 posted on 10/11/2012 7:05:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

BTW, are you loving Aggie football like we are this year?


30 posted on 10/11/2012 7:06:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

did i tell you that in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria where xsbaby’s school is, blanketed for obama in 08, had an actual ROMNEY sign in the yard only a few doors down from her. astounding to me.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 7:06:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Red Badger

A+ for the tag line alone! She really is!


32 posted on 10/11/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Someone had to.


33 posted on 10/11/2012 7:09:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I do predict a rout. I will be under suicide watch if Romney doesn’t win.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 7:09:17 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I saw a bumper sticker at Seven Springs with the Obama logo and it said “O’Vomit”


35 posted on 10/11/2012 7:11:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Red Badger

LOL!


36 posted on 10/11/2012 7:14:48 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden; tioga; Robert A. Cook, PE; TruthShallSetYouFree; NeoCaveman; ...
AMAZING video. very powerful. show your kids.
37 posted on 10/11/2012 7:15:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Excellent


38 posted on 10/11/2012 7:17:07 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy
BTW, are you loving Aggie football like we are this year?

Welllllll, I can think of one fourth quarter late in the first game I wasn't real happy with ... 8<)

But, .... It's nice to be winning! (Xsex: How are your Sillycruise players doin?)

39 posted on 10/11/2012 7:27:18 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: left that other site
Finally, positive proof Obama attended Columbia University......
40 posted on 10/11/2012 7:36:55 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Winning. SU won their last game.


41 posted on 10/11/2012 7:40:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I rushed home from work that day after the spouse told me how well they were doing and watched the unfolding and subsequent giveaway. They have kept all the games exciting, that’s for sure!


42 posted on 10/11/2012 7:42:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
1. the quality or state of being straight

Bent over & presenting is the 'rectitude' of the non-straight...

43 posted on 10/11/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ref- Bawney Fwank)
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To: mikrofon

Well, half of them, anyway.


44 posted on 10/11/2012 10:46:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

When I was reading the baloney from the ozero camp about how he was too polite I thought when? I have yet to see him be polite to Romney, much less the American people. The only deference I have seen is the bowing and scraping to Muslims. A for you!


45 posted on 10/11/2012 10:47:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thanks ... his propensity to bow (esp. to “camel humpers”) *is* telling.


46 posted on 10/11/2012 10:54:07 AM PDT by mikrofon (Obowma)
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To: mikrofon

Well he can bow to Romney/Ryan tonight because BOHICA. Ryan will demolish Biden.


47 posted on 10/11/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

48 posted on 10/11/2012 11:52:40 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Excellent!


49 posted on 10/11/2012 12:37:07 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

LMAO!


50 posted on 10/11/2012 12:46:06 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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