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Word For The Day, Thursday, September 8, 2011 - epistolary
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Posted on 09/08/2011 4:25:04 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".

e·pis·to·lar·y /[ih-pis-tl-er-ee] adjective
1. contained in or carried on by letters: an epistolary friendship.
2. of, pertaining to, or consisting of letters.

Example sentence:
First came his romantic epistolary novel, La Nouvelle Heloise, ou Lettres de deux amans, also entitled Julie, which he had begun in 1757.
--- Dave Edmonds, John Eidinow, Rousseau's Dog, 2006

Etymology:
1650–60; Latin epistolāris of, belonging to a letter

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 09/08/2011 4:25:06 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 09/08/2011 4:26:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
are you kidding? who could be p!$$ed at Hillary?


3 posted on 09/08/2011 4:35:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A+ for you. She's such a charmer!
4 posted on 09/08/2011 4:38:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

is that a litotes? ROR!


5 posted on 09/08/2011 4:40:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes it is!


6 posted on 09/08/2011 4:51:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Would a collection of e-mails be considered an e-pistolary?


7 posted on 09/08/2011 4:51:48 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Roccus
Yes it would. Well done. A for you!
8 posted on 09/08/2011 4:53:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
sobbed when reading this just now.
9 posted on 09/08/2011 5:03:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Well-armed citizens maintain a pistolary relationship with potential no-gooders....


10 posted on 09/08/2011 5:08:45 AM PDT by mikrofon (When letters just won't do...)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

I suppose Anthony Weiner’s twitter relationships could have been categorized as epistolary. Or in his case, e-pizzle-ary.


11 posted on 09/08/2011 5:29:11 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

i miss the weiner.


12 posted on 09/08/2011 5:32:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well, you seemed sad after the hockey story. I thought I would try to cheer you up with our favorite weeney.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 5:33:47 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

thanks, we need more salacious scandals. i live for them! i was sad all day about the hockey plane crash, yesterday. xsboy is trying out for the SU hockey team, he said last night at tryouts he overheard the team capt say to the coach, we aren’t flying to any games this year are we? and the coach said no, that they didn’t have to, all were close enough to go by bus. All of hockeydom has been affected by this.


14 posted on 09/08/2011 5:38:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89
were i in the Italy, i'd be all up on the foxy knoxy story, but you said you haven't been following it? xshub laughs every time he hears them refer to her as foxy knoxy, which is literally EVERY TIME they do a news story on this trial! i haven't followed it in depth, but was very interested to read Ann's take, since my gut reaction is the girl is guilty.
15 posted on 09/08/2011 5:40:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
The USPS blames its financial position on a reduction in epistolary relationships.
16 posted on 09/08/2011 5:40:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: xsmommy

It is not often you read a blog that well written - very touching


17 posted on 09/08/2011 5:41:27 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: NeoCaveman

surpisingly apt HW from you. How’d your candidate do in the debate last night? oh that’s right, she’s not IN the race... [you know i love you, i just can’t resist riding you over your palinlust ;)]


18 posted on 09/08/2011 5:42:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I did see that her case is in appeal. I honestly have no idea whether she is guilty or not. I think that the evidence got so screwed up that nobody will ever know except for Amanda herself.


19 posted on 09/08/2011 5:45:50 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

:P

I found the debate surprising good across the board, even despite it being sponsored by pMSNBC and the Politico.


20 posted on 09/08/2011 5:49:55 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: secret garden

The Post Office’s revenues: epistolary
Cutting costs ain’t in their vocabulary
People now use The Net
To pay bills, chat, and yet
They don’t see candle makers as a corollary

(Or manufacturers of buggy whips, large console radios,
eight-track tape players, or manual typewriters)


21 posted on 09/08/2011 5:49:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: NeoCaveman

oh the questioners were MORONS. LOVED the rick perry answer on the death penalty. and poor brian williams just in SHOCK over the palpable bloodlust in the audience made us LOAO! While i think he wasn’t particularly impressive otherwise, i thought he nailed that one. Newt was good on stomping the moderators.


22 posted on 09/08/2011 5:55:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
oh the questioners were MORONS.

I give them high marks for not spending an hour on evolution, dinosaurs, gay marriage, abortion, etc.

They benefit from my soft bigotry of low expectations when it comes to those ratlovers over at the MSM.

Yes, Perry was great on the death penalty question, being a Texas governor he was ready, and practiced for that one, and it showed.

Newt has been excellent the last two debates.

Cain improved his game from the last debate.

And I liked the Texas shootout or Longhorn grudge match or whatever we should be calling it.

23 posted on 09/08/2011 6:01:03 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: NeoCaveman

Other than the drunken frat boys who are his fan base, i can’t imagine who thinks the crazy old coot has a legit place on that stage.
and Huntsman, good God man, that TIE! the MSM is clearly obsessed with him, he gets WAY too much airtime. and the fake/bake tan is ridic too.


24 posted on 09/08/2011 6:03:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

and Tammy Bruce on twitter, ragging on Michele Bachmann for her hair. Could we BE more superficial? seriously, another sign of outofcontrol palinlust is the absolute vitriol directed to all other candidates, especially on stuff so trivial as appearance. One of the previous debates, Tammy went off on Michele for her false eyelashes. Good grief, i know she’s gone libertarian/conservative, but have ALL vestiges of her feminism gone that she would attack her on such stupid stuff?


25 posted on 09/08/2011 6:07:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Other than the drunken frat boys who are his fan base, i can’t imagine who thinks the crazy old coot has a legit place on that stage.

You know for a minute there I thought you were referring to Newt, then I realized you meant Dr. Paul

and Huntsman, good God man, that TIE! the MSM is clearly obsessed with him, he gets WAY too much airtime. and the fake/bake tan is ridic too.

I sort of liked the yellow tie, but there is something way creepy about Huntsman. He's like Romney minus the sincerity and seriousness.

26 posted on 09/08/2011 6:31:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: xsmommy

That was catty and she shouldn’t do that. She should do more of this:

“HeyTammyBruce Tammy Bruce
Weird. With all the screaming at Palin to not run, why didn’t any of those people yell at Huntsman to stay out? Zzzzzz
13 hours ago “


27 posted on 09/08/2011 6:36:46 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: mikrofon
A for you!
28 posted on 09/08/2011 6:41:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

No, it would be because they spend too much money on Personnel expenses - 85% compared to 35% for Fed Ex and 55% for UPS.


29 posted on 09/08/2011 6:45:08 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: xsmommy
Dingy Harry Reid: "Have you heard about the 2 economists who figured out how to solve the European debt crisis? No, of course you haven't; no one else has either. Hahahaha!"

Zerobama: "Hahahahaha! That's a good one! You're epistolary!"

(...ducking smoothly...)

30 posted on 09/08/2011 6:53:09 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: secret garden
Dingy Harry Reid: "Have you heard about the 2 economists who figured out how to solve the European debt crisis? No, of course you haven't; no one else has either. Hahahaha!"

Zerobama: "Hahahahaha! That's a good one! You're epistolary!"

(...ducking smoothly...)

---misaddressed originally, my apologies---

31 posted on 09/08/2011 7:00:45 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: Explorer89

I don’t miss that weasel one bit. A for you.


32 posted on 09/08/2011 7:17:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Yes, it has nothing to do with pensions and unions and unsustainable benefits. It’s all our fault. A+ for you.


33 posted on 09/08/2011 7:18:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You know what still ticks me off? How much we paid to “rent” phones from the phone company for years and years. A+ for you.


34 posted on 09/08/2011 7:21:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Could somebody harness the muscle power that is required to lift the false eyelashes on Kimberly Guilfoyle each day on the 5? We wouldn’t need green energy or coal because those monsters are enormous and she flutters them constantly.


35 posted on 09/08/2011 7:25:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I’m glad that you posted this because I always thought that an epistolary was a fancy box where the Vatican stores the Letters of St. Paul. ;^)


36 posted on 09/08/2011 7:26:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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He is smarmy and not to be trusted. Like xs, I wish he’d go back to China.


37 posted on 09/08/2011 7:26:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SAJ

A for you! I can almost see that skit acted out on Bone Patrol.


38 posted on 09/08/2011 7:28:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Well as Weiner would tell you it’s much more efficient to sent your naughty pictures via the internet....


39 posted on 09/08/2011 7:28:46 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Or a fancy little french handgun. Hahahahaha! As if they could use one!


40 posted on 09/08/2011 7:29:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Huntsman is a total nonentity, i keep trying to figure out why he’s THERE!


41 posted on 09/08/2011 7:31:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Wonder if he is still hitting Reply All? That’s what you get for hitting that button and filling everyone’s mailbox. Can you guess one of my pet peeves?


42 posted on 09/08/2011 7:31:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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Like xs, I wish he’d go back to China.

Xs is going to China? I did not know that ;)

43 posted on 09/08/2011 7:31:47 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: xsmommy
Huntsman is a total nonentity, i keep trying to figure out why he’s THERE!

Because he's the media's candidate.

I really wish that Charlie Crist's little brother would just go home already.

44 posted on 09/08/2011 7:33:08 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: secret garden

i have come to like her more than i used to, but she was particularly giggly and juvenile yesterday for some reason. That show is such a trainwreck, how long will they let it go on?


45 posted on 09/08/2011 7:33:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

are you picking up for the slacking pedant today??? ; )


46 posted on 09/08/2011 7:34:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Until they pay off Beckel’s lunch tabs? She can be very sensible but her voice is nasal and a little grating. Plus she dances a little too much.


47 posted on 09/08/2011 7:35:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

and his ludicrous attempts to act like what goes on in UTAH is somehow relevant, that homogenous little P!$$@nt state!


48 posted on 09/08/2011 7:36:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

they are literally 5 people on barstools shooting the breeze.


49 posted on 09/08/2011 7:37:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

All that show needs is a pool table. Or foosball.


50 posted on 09/08/2011 7:39:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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