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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 12, 2012 - paregmenon
dictionaries ad nauseam | 12 January 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/12/2012 4:42:54 AM PST 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".

paregmenon \puh-REG-muh-non\ , noun
The juxtaposition of words that have a common derivation, as in “sense and sensibility.”

Example sentences:
Although as artificial as his use of traductio, this use of paregmenon at least reveals Sidney's ingenuity and wit.
-- Sherod M. Cooper, The Sonnets of Astrophel and Stella

The recurrence of the same word with a different inflection, as in the polyptoton, or of different words of the same origin, as in the paregmenon, draws attention to the word thus recurring, and adds somewhat to its logical worth.
-- Josiah Willard Gibbs, Philological Studies with English Illustrations

Etymology:
Paregmenon comes from the Greek word parēēgménon meaning "to bring side by side or derive."

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 01/12/2012 4:42:56 AM PST 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 01/12/2012 4:44:13 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave; Explorer89

jag and jag-offery? ; )


3 posted on 01/12/2012 4:51:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A for yinz.
4 posted on 01/12/2012 4:53:49 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

You got me! A word I never heard before.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 5:04:34 AM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: secret garden

I’d offer my wit and wisdom, but I charge for the privilege.


6 posted on 01/12/2012 5:06:13 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: secret garden

A paragon of paregmenon attempts traductio with “paragon”.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 5:20:52 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: secret garden
Daniel Webster:

"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!"

Barack Obama:

"Hope and Change!"

Webster, a great orator, was a master of paragmenon; Obama, a pathetic president, is a master of the teleprompter.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
8 posted on 01/12/2012 5:26:02 AM PST 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
Daniel Webster:

"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!"

Barack Obama:

"Hope and Change!"

Webster, a great orator, was a master of paragmenon; Obama, a pathetic president, is a master of the teleprompter.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
9 posted on 01/12/2012 5:26:17 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xsmommy

I try to avoid and evade peregmenons in my writ and my writing, as I find them evasive and invasive.
}:-)


10 posted on 01/12/2012 5:27:10 AM PST by left that other site
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To: NicknamedBob
A for effort!
11 posted on 01/12/2012 5:40:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
I have a simple paregmenon... it's so Obvious...
Obama and Diarrhea
12 posted on 01/12/2012 5:41:00 AM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: from occupied ga
Whoops! You and NNB can swap ribbons.
13 posted on 01/12/2012 5:41:21 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: rightwingcrazy

Good try! Welcome to WFTD!


14 posted on 01/12/2012 5:42:34 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

And he wrote his own speeches. A for you, F- for the teleprompter’s voice.


15 posted on 01/12/2012 5:43:30 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

A for you.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 5:44:17 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

A for you.


17 posted on 01/12/2012 5:45:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thanks and Thanksgiving!
}:-)


18 posted on 01/12/2012 5:46:10 AM PST by left that other site
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To: secret garden

Fold and folderol.


19 posted on 01/12/2012 5:58:18 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: secret garden; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

The episodes of Blackadder the Third are:
Dish and Dishonesty
Ink and Incapability
Nob and Nobility
Sense and Senility
Amy and Amiability
Duel and Duality


20 posted on 01/12/2012 6:03:32 AM PST by SoothingDave
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21 posted on 01/12/2012 6:58:33 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: secret garden

Who comprehends the incomprehensible?
And who defends what is indefensible?

The answer to each paregmenon:
Is the mainstream media phenomenon

Each conservative they must attack
Can’t touch Obama, a lib who’s black

Day is night, and night is day
Orwell and Huxley have shown the way


22 posted on 01/12/2012 7:00:27 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Was Millard Fillmore's nickname Witt?)
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To: secret garden

While Obama attempts to socialize our society,
MO angrily denies being angry.
As paregmenons go,
it is quite a show,
testing our sense and sensibility.


23 posted on 01/12/2012 7:28:31 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: left that other site

Extra credit!


24 posted on 01/12/2012 7:41:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Look st you with the good memory. A for you.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 7:42:20 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Sense and senility sounds like my life lately. Clever titles. A for you!


26 posted on 01/12/2012 7:43:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I thought you were doing the Cowardly Lion rant there. What makes the Hottentot so hot? A+ for you.


27 posted on 01/12/2012 7:46:04 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; mikrofon; xsmommy
Who doesn't love a hockey and pancakes story?
28 posted on 01/12/2012 7:49:36 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Nice. Vegetarian pancakes.


29 posted on 01/12/2012 7:53:20 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

}:-)


30 posted on 01/12/2012 7:58:16 AM PST by left that other site
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

that sounds like the intro to Knights in White Satin... ; )


31 posted on 01/12/2012 8:14:13 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

technically, I think you’re talking about the outro, or whatever the talking part that bookends the intro at the end is called


32 posted on 01/12/2012 8:16:40 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy
that sounds like the intro to Knights in White Satin

So does this.

33 posted on 01/12/2012 8:18:09 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Was Millard Fillmore's nickname Witt?)
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To: tioga

A+ for you.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 8:26:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Red is grey, and yellow white.


35 posted on 01/12/2012 8:37:40 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

I sat speechless last night and watched Amb. Bolton endorse Romney. When Bolton comes on I always stop and listen, I was in a stupor afterwards.


36 posted on 01/12/2012 8:39:28 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: SoothingDave

Man I am so ready to grab for my bong (which is NOT an euphemism...)


37 posted on 01/12/2012 8:42:12 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

why, did you put it down briefly? ; )


38 posted on 01/12/2012 8:43:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

now i’m hungry.


39 posted on 01/12/2012 8:45:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

the munchies?


40 posted on 01/12/2012 8:51:28 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2831973/posts

Ready to follow Michelle? #angryblackwoman


41 posted on 01/12/2012 9:05:59 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Great thread. Love the twitter handles.


42 posted on 01/12/2012 9:13:25 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2831969/posts

Attention whore pastor.


43 posted on 01/12/2012 9:45:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

yikes!


44 posted on 01/12/2012 9:48:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
The couple's "sexperiment" will be streamed live on the web

yeah, i'm sure that's as God intended also... RME>

45 posted on 01/12/2012 9:50:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

you are an unbelievable tool... ; )


46 posted on 01/12/2012 9:51:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I figure God already had a steady stream of the pastor’s sad life. Why should we suffer?


47 posted on 01/12/2012 10:30:40 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: secret garden

Now there’s a weird word-

Can I find a paregmenon or two
To define Obama and the group
Of cronies in his social circle
And those in his socialist troop

Those on the ‘rat plantation
Happy to be a democrat party slave
Paid for their slavish devotion
From the cradle to the grave

With feelings no more intense
Than their masters deign to stoke
And intensify every few years
To turn their servitude into a joke

Is that okay?


48 posted on 01/12/2012 12:13:23 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

That’ll do. A+ for you!


49 posted on 01/12/2012 1:28:10 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

It is in the mid-40’s and cloudy here-really depressing. The sun was out earlier, but n ow all is gray with a cold little north wind to chill-I’m here in the kitchen with my hands around a hot cup of chicken bouillon...


50 posted on 01/12/2012 2:01:56 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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