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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

-n

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.


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1 posted on 01/24/2012 4:36:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypophora

Is this your ping?

Yes, it is.


2 posted on 01/24/2012 4:37:33 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

He tried to saddle the Hypophora, but it kept biting him in the end.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 4:39:31 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: SoothingDave
Will the liberal media be all over Tim Thomas now? You bet they will.
4 posted on 01/24/2012 4:41:57 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; mikrofon

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.


5 posted on 01/24/2012 4:47:34 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
A famous example of Hypophora in public discourse is Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963:

" When will you be satisfied?"

We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."


Contrast his eloquence against the halting, bumbling, ineffective oration of the Kenyan-in-Chief when not aided by teleprompter.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
6 posted on 01/24/2012 5:08:27 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
as i said when i posted about it on yesterday's thread, i LOVE tim thomas for this. xshub said if he knew he was going to do it, he would have bought a tim thomas jersey when he was in boston last week. our entire family are now huge fans. Caps play the Bruins tonight and i hope he's in goal, bc xsteen and her friend Tim are going to the game and she's so excited to see him.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 5:12:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Is Tim Thomas a hockey god? yes, as of yesterday, he is.


8 posted on 01/24/2012 5:14:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

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.


9 posted on 01/24/2012 5:14:07 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
I support his decision, although I think the Demos bear the the lion's share of the responsibility for our present parlous situation. If I had the opportunity to visit the White House, I would also decline, stating that I am waiting for its return to American hands.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
10 posted on 01/24/2012 5:14:57 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: ConorMacNessa

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.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 5:32:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Do I hate this method of speech? Yes, I hate when someone poses a question then answers it themselves.


12 posted on 01/24/2012 5:32:59 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

who knew there was a word for it, though!


13 posted on 01/24/2012 5:43:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: ConorMacNessa; xsmommy

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.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 5:45:57 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

How about John Kerry’s black eyes? Do you buy the “playing hockey” excuse?


15 posted on 01/24/2012 5:49:41 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: secret garden

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.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 5:51:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Do the voters of Wisconsin trust the Government Accountibility Board (GAB) to oversee the recall process against our Governor? Well, they shouldn't if a sample of Sen. Galloway's recall petitions are any example. UPDATE: Galloway Recall Petitions Show Duplicates, Invalid Signatures, Circulator Mistakes. Or,“Verify the Recall” Inspires Unprecedented Recall Petition Audit Effort.
17 posted on 01/24/2012 5:52:01 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

was that recently? I hadn’t heard about it? is THER AY ZA abusing him again??


18 posted on 01/24/2012 5:52:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Methinks Tay-RAY-za must have a mean left hook!


19 posted on 01/24/2012 5:54:28 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

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


20 posted on 01/24/2012 5:55:58 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

Am I from Boston, and Do I luv da Broons? You Betcha!


21 posted on 01/24/2012 5:56:28 AM PST by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave
Can you say, "A Real Leader". Of course you can!


22 posted on 01/24/2012 6:00:26 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave
Am I offended? You betcha!
23 posted on 01/24/2012 6:01:57 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

damn - that’s pretty cool! I had no idea...


24 posted on 01/24/2012 6:01:57 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You could be right...


25 posted on 01/24/2012 6:03:42 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

OMG he is such a dang pansy!


26 posted on 01/24/2012 6:04:11 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


27 posted on 01/24/2012 6:11:51 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


28 posted on 01/24/2012 6:15:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Was he wearing his purple heart?


29 posted on 01/24/2012 6:28:56 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I’d believe a windsurfing accident before I’d believe hockey.


30 posted on 01/24/2012 6:29:39 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

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”.


31 posted on 01/24/2012 6:34:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
you are a facetard as i recall, so you can give Tim Thomas support for his courageous stand on his Facebook page here. xsjr just sent it to me. Looks like there is nastiness to combat there.
32 posted on 01/24/2012 6:38:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

exactly.


33 posted on 01/24/2012 6:39:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

guilty as charged, so thanks!


34 posted on 01/24/2012 6:43:38 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

u know i luv u ; )


35 posted on 01/24/2012 6:45:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

a year to give a few homilies that will get the liberal Catholics in line and vote this bum out.


36 posted on 01/24/2012 6:48:38 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

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.


37 posted on 01/24/2012 6:53:13 AM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.yajagoff.com/

Did you catch today’s jagoff?


38 posted on 01/24/2012 6:57:14 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

No, a year so no repercussions happen till after the election.


39 posted on 01/24/2012 6:58:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: theDentist

We’re watching hockey instead of the speech but may have to Tivo Paul Ryan’s response.


40 posted on 01/24/2012 7:02:28 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

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.

41 posted on 01/24/2012 7:03:42 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoothingDave

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.


42 posted on 01/24/2012 7:08:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

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 : )


43 posted on 01/24/2012 7:11:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well, pardon me for bringing up a touchy subject.


44 posted on 01/24/2012 7:25:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


45 posted on 01/24/2012 7:29:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

yes, but the homilies do not have to wait till then. they can happen this whole year until Nov


46 posted on 01/24/2012 7:31:01 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

xshub must have enjoyed the SU win last night!


47 posted on 01/24/2012 7:44:23 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

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!


48 posted on 01/24/2012 7:48:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


49 posted on 01/24/2012 7:49:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I am gonna kick myself if they played at Ithaca! Congrats to xsboy!


50 posted on 01/24/2012 7:50:33 AM PST by tioga
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