Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday January 24, 2012
Posted on 01/24/2012 4:36:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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".
Hypophora, also referred to as anthypophora or antipophora, is a figure of speech in which the speaker poses a question and then answers the question.
Is this your ping?
Yes, it is.
He tried to saddle the Hypophora, but it kept biting him in the end.
Thomas statement on White House absence
Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas released the following statement Monday evening regarding his absence from the Bruins’ visit to the White House this afternoon:
“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.
This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.
Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.
Is Tim Thomas a hockey god? yes, as of yesterday, he is.
Are you talkin’ to me?
Well, you must be talkin’ to me because I don’t see anyone else around here.
‘Scuse me. I’m walkin’ here.
apparently he’s also a Glenn Beck listener/fan, so that was just an attempt at being evenhanded, i think he’s also of the opinion that the Dems are the worst of the two. He’s taken a fair amount of crap in the twitter and hockey worlds in the past day for this.
Do I hate this method of speech? Yes, I hate when someone poses a question then answers it themselves.
who knew there was a word for it, though!
We’ve been Timmy fans since he was chosen for the US Olympic team, when you saw the real joy and pride in his face. As Sean would say, he’s a great American.
How about John Kerry’s black eyes? Do you buy the “playing hockey” excuse?
always liked him, but now i LUUUUUV him! took real courage to that that stand. At least one of the local hockey bloggers said he respected him for it. Most of the rest are making me puke with acting like it was so controversial, when if anyone had boycotted the Bush WH, they would have been designated as heroes.
was that recently? I hadn’t heard about it? is THER AY ZA abusing him again??
Methinks Tay-RAY-za must have a mean left hook!
I think he’s had more work done - broken nose and two black eyes from early in Jan? His previous excuse for his chin “correction” was hockey... lol
Am I from Boston, and Do I luv da Broons? You Betcha!
damn - that’s pretty cool! I had no idea...
You could be right...
OMG he is such a dang pansy!
I don’t believe it one bit. The man had some work done and due to his ugliness to begin with and his age, it is taking him longer to heal.
you are totally right, no way in the world he is playing hockey anywhere. and CHIN correction? he’s not playing without a dang helmet that’s for sure.
Was he wearing his purple heart?
I’d believe a windsurfing accident before I’d believe hockey.
Why be offended? The administration has magnanimously given the Church a year to get used to the idea of abandoning their principles. It’s a “compromise”.
guilty as charged, so thanks!
u know i luv u ; )
a year to give a few homilies that will get the liberal Catholics in line and vote this bum out.
Tonights State of the Union address will be an example of the overuse of Hypophora, with an inept Noncompoop settup up his own strawmen as Republican positions, and knocking them down as ‘the most brilliantest man in a room’ as I heard a niece say.
Did you catch today’s jagoff?
No, a year so no repercussions happen till after the election.
We’re watching hockey instead of the speech but may have to Tivo Paul Ryan’s response.
When the Israeli relief pitcher got the last out of the championship game by inducing a lazy fly ball to center field, the team celebrated by doing the hy-pop-hora.
Caps fans have no problem with OV’s suspension, but Michalek himself did the same damn thing to someone else minutes later and got squat. Even fans of other teams have found fault with that.
and it amuses me that people think there is some Caps news item that i might miss, when that’s really not likely. and all anyone really wants to do is have me see the news item through their own biased source’s prism. Here’s a tip: i am most likely NOT interested in seeing what YOUR fans/bloggers/media sources etc. have to say about my team : )
Well, pardon me for bringing up a touchy subject.
i’m not touchy abaht it. did you honestly believe there was some nugget of info in that of which i was unaware? no, you wanted a chance to rag on one of our players by way of one of your own fansites.
yes, but the homilies do not have to wait till then. they can happen this whole year until Nov
xshub must have enjoyed the SU win last night!
i assume you mean the basketball win, but the SU hockey team beat Ithaca College 10-0 and xsboy scored his first collegiate goal and also had an assist : ) so yes, two good SU wins last night!
Of course I knew you were aware. And of course I wanted to rag on your superstar.
It’s not a hockey site, just the jagoff of the day.
I am gonna kick myself if they played at Ithaca! Congrats to xsboy!
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