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Word For The Day, Thursday, February 2, 2012 - peroration
dictionaries ad nauseam | Groundhog Day 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 02/02/2012 4:53:36 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".

peroration \per-uh-REY-shuhn\ , noun
1. A long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language.
2. Rhetoric. The concluding part of a speech or discourse, in which the speaker or writer recapitulates the principal points and urges them with greater earnestness and force.

Example sentences:
Thus he apostrophised his house and race in terms of the most moving eloquence; but when it came to the peroration—and what is eloquence that lacks a peroration?—he fumbled. He would have liked to have ended with a flourish to the effect that he would follow in their footsteps and add another stone to their building.
-- Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

This person always provides a dramatic peroration; it is expected of him and he seldom disappoints. Tamsour is the theme; and the substance is usually personal aggrandizement, sometimes a bit of self-pity, but never apologies for past misdeeds, real or imaginary.
-- Jack Vance, Night Lamp

Etymology:
Peroration comes from the Latin word perōrātiōn which meant "a closing speech."

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 02/02/2012 4:53:36 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 02/02/2012 4:54:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

first


3 posted on 02/02/2012 4:55:04 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Yes you are!
4 posted on 02/02/2012 4:59:55 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

For what it’s worth, Newt Gingrich makes a habit of using a peroration at the end of a typical speech.

He speaks as though he were delivering a paper, with opening paragraphs outlining his topic, and a summing up at the end to recapitulate and re-emphasize.

Perhaps he could have no greater aspiration than to be known as America’s Speaker.


5 posted on 02/02/2012 5:08:36 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: Hegewisch Dupa

you AND your pooper.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 5:08:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
VDH has determined that Obams has figured out that the less perorating the better he does in the polls.
7 posted on 02/02/2012 5:13:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you. But Newt does it without the TOTUS, so he's not just the first reader.
8 posted on 02/02/2012 5:14:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
A+ for you!
9 posted on 02/02/2012 5:15:15 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
It brings this song to mind.
10 posted on 02/02/2012 5:19:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

love me some Toby.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 5:23:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Thus he apostrophised his house

well there is a word i need to look up, from your example.

12 posted on 02/02/2012 5:32:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
how does one 'address by apostrophe?'
13 posted on 02/02/2012 5:35:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Ron Paul’s speech was verbose and hard to follow but he seemed to indicate that the country was deficient in election spoilers and that our Perot ration needed to be increased.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 5:40:30 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: secret garden

With each boring Barack peroration
It seems he gets paid per oration
Plus a dollar per lie
That should help him get by
My bile needs great expectorations


15 posted on 02/02/2012 5:50:44 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Perot ration

Excellent!

16 posted on 02/02/2012 5:51:57 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy
how does one 'address by apostrophe?'

Yu'inz?

17 posted on 02/02/2012 5:53:13 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy

The jagoff’s still planning another pre-Super Bowl interview to be televised during the pregame.

Cause everything has to be about him.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 5:54:12 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Hoy es dia de la candelaria.

I can’t figure out why they have a minor holiday named after one of the Pirates pitchers from the 70s.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 5:56:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
Romney's Perorations now include praise for the Welfare State, and it will be his undoing.
20 posted on 02/02/2012 5:58:15 AM PST by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave

he is LOATHSOME.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 6:05:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

that elitist hasn’t a clue, he’s never going to connect with the folks.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 6:12:30 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave; Explorer89
i wiki'd KAHS and looky here under notable alums:

Phil Nevin, Class of 1985, and star center of the Kiski Area Cavaliers basketball team. At 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) tall, his height at the time rivaled that of most NBA players. He would later play the same position for the University of Maryland Terrapins after being awarded a basketball scholarship. He is not to be confused with the baseball player of the same name. Nevin was sharing a dormitory suite with teammate Len Bias at the time of Bias' death, [1] which reached world headlines.
Michael Chioldi, Class of 1987, operatic baritone and Broadway actor [2].
Michael J. Travaglia, Class of 1976, one of two convicted murderers in the fabled 1979-80 "Kill for Thrill" murder spree in western Pennsylvania that left four dead during the New Year's Eve holiday between 1979 and 1980. He is currently awaiting execution on Pennsylvania's Death Row [3].
Scott Long, Class of 1997, Star of CBS Big Brother 5 and 7. Actor and reality TV star. Played football in college for the University of Pittsburgh.
George W. Oberdorf, Class of 1996, International opera singer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Also a noted conductor.
Scott McKillop, class of 2004. Four year starter for the Cavaliers in Wrestling and Football. Linebacker for University of Pittsburgh. Also drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Michael W. Sheetz, class of 1982. Author of "Kill for Thrill", ISBN 978-1596294981 a book about the 1979-80 killing spree. Also an attorney and criminal justice professor in the Miami, Florida area.

who knew we had someone on DEATH ROW! LOL!

23 posted on 02/02/2012 6:18:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

dear God, giving another peroration at the national prayer breakfast right now........make him go away!


24 posted on 02/02/2012 6:30:14 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Lesko and Travaglia are going to die of natural causes before they ever get put to death. They still pop up in the news periodically. Supposedly all of the appeals, re-sentencings, etc. that can be done have been, yet they still have lawyers filing stuff.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 6:32:16 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
Peroratation.

During a perspicacious and perspiration perfused peroration a permutation of pettifogging profession produced a profound pronation of perambulation.

26 posted on 02/02/2012 6:32:46 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SoothingDave
Good one!!! LOL! and i guess they don't know about groundhog day down there? El Dia de la Marmota?
27 posted on 02/02/2012 6:34:18 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Perot ration

Very clever! I like it.


28 posted on 02/02/2012 6:37:32 AM PST by Infralutheran
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To: SoothingDave

dang, he was only 2 years behind me in HS, but i was already living down here when he went mass murderer.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 6:37:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

And someone else from a few years later at Kiski cashed in on the murders by writing a book.

No, not a lot of groundhog awareness here. (Did you see the chocolate Punxsy Phil I tweeted?) The weather is pleasant, 82 degrees or so. No one is anxious for “winter” to be over.


30 posted on 02/02/2012 6:42:07 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

OK, why don’t I remember the guy that played basketball for Maryland? He graduated in my year, and I would have seen him play.


31 posted on 02/02/2012 6:46:01 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

Insert the Dude in the bathtub with a marmot image here. Bandwidth prohibits me finding it for you.


32 posted on 02/02/2012 6:47:36 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

In his Bombastic Perorations
The Elitist states in his orations
That The Public Dole
Is The Ultimate Goal
And on the list of legitimate vocations.


33 posted on 02/02/2012 6:56:50 AM PST by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

Huh, you made me look up a guy I went to high school with. He was a bit older, but I recall knowing one of his friends and talking to him a number of times. He and his brother, who pulled the trigger, killed a NYS trooper back in 1980. Last year, they were again denied parole.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 6:56:55 AM PST by tioga
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To: left that other site

LOL......you nailed him.


35 posted on 02/02/2012 6:59:49 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

LOL! Thank You. I grew up in MA, and know the elitist well.

I “left that other site” in 2007 because I refused to toe the GOPe line and vote for Romney.

I am so glad I did, otherwise I would not have found a home here on FR! :-)


36 posted on 02/02/2012 7:08:57 AM PST by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

I think they make some of that stuff up, just like the names I have to listen to on the weekends, which are usually full of misplaced apostrophes.


37 posted on 02/02/2012 8:05:42 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Speaking of Perot, I need to devise a plan to keep his relatives out of my bird feeders. A+ for you.


38 posted on 02/02/2012 8:06:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you!


39 posted on 02/02/2012 8:07:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

I’m with Rush, that we don’t lose when we run a true conservative. A for you.


40 posted on 02/02/2012 8:08:47 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Where is the lightning when we need it? A for you.


41 posted on 02/02/2012 8:11:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

So they went for a walk? A for you.


42 posted on 02/02/2012 8:13:01 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
The need for "Hope and Change" was the mantra of Obama the candidate; incompetence, mendacity, and outright treason are the peroration of his misbegotten Regime.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

43 posted on 02/02/2012 8:13:11 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

Amen and A for you.


44 posted on 02/02/2012 8:14:54 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

That’s how it is when I charge by the letter.


45 posted on 02/02/2012 8:35:05 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

I'm recalling the campaign of 2000 where the candidates' perorations lead to problems with perforation in Florida...

46 posted on 02/02/2012 8:39:12 AM PST by mikrofon (Inspector Chad)
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To: Explorer89

i want to try to find a pic of the murderer, to see if i can recall him. the name Travaglia does ring a slight bell. and it wouldn’t be bc of any pub on the murder or book, bc i was long gone by then.


47 posted on 02/02/2012 8:43:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

yikes!


48 posted on 02/02/2012 8:56:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

I remember Inspector Buggy! A+ for you. Rough game last night for your guys. Pretty chippy.


49 posted on 02/02/2012 9:14:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Probably everyone in my high school could say the same.


50 posted on 02/02/2012 9:16:32 AM PST by tioga
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