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Word for the Day, Tuesday February 21, 2012

Posted on 02/21/2012 4:51:36 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, February 21, 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".

pedant [ped-nt]

-n

1. a person who makes an excessive or inappropriate display of learning.
2. a person who overemphasizes rules or minor details.
3. a person who adheres rigidly to book knowledge without regard to common sense.
4. Obsolete a schoolmaster

[1580–90; < Italian pedante teacher, pedant; apparently akin to pedagogue; see -ant]


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1 posted on 02/21/2012 4:51:39 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Come and get it.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 4:52:29 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Ugh. Coffee.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 4:55:21 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave

Fat Tuesday bayyyyby


4 posted on 02/21/2012 4:55:21 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave

Ha Lmao at the word


5 posted on 02/21/2012 4:56:22 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; tioga

Got a problem with the answer today. My pendan’t write on de computer screen.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 4:56:36 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: hobbes1

I thought it was an amusing back formation from “pedantic,” but it is an actual word.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 4:58:01 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Don’t you get called this word at least twice a week?


8 posted on 02/21/2012 5:00:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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9 posted on 02/21/2012 5:06:11 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: SoothingDave
Michael Barone, who is not a pedant, says Patience, Grasshopper.
10 posted on 02/21/2012 5:09:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

your SELF AWARENESS, as demonstrated by your word choice today, is laudable ; )


11 posted on 02/21/2012 5:22:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden

twarn’t never no BACK FORMATION, i knew it was a word when i started calling you this years ago! your pic is next to this word in my online dictionary!!!


12 posted on 02/21/2012 5:24:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Pedant

Didn’t they have one of those in “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids”?


13 posted on 02/21/2012 5:27:22 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: SoothingDave

We Need a leader,

Not a self-righteous pedant who claims he once taught Constitutional Law..


14 posted on 02/21/2012 5:27:44 AM PST by left that other site
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Good morning - I’m getting that gardening itch....I have five little eggs cartons with seeds started and I can smell the dirt when I walk by them.....I think as my eyesight goes my sense of smell is getting stronger.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 5:38:50 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

And if his post didn’t demonstrate the word, I don’t know what will. ROR!


16 posted on 02/21/2012 5:47:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Pedant

After four years of studying the Latin language I know that “ped” probably has something to do with feet or stepping on something or other. That being all I learned lettuce move on here:

Pedant means to step on an ant, ped ant means dead ant. Take that tough guy! Able to lift several times your own weight? Try lifting a size 13 gum boot with me in it, Pedant.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 5:48:47 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 morning and happy Mardi Gras to the chief pedant.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 5:48:47 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SoothingDave
Ponder the pedant pretender pRes_ _ent presumptuously
pretending preposterous putative power.


19 posted on 02/21/2012 6:02:15 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoothingDave

Your Mom’s sister who doesn’t have a car.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 6:08:12 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SoothingDave

Obama acts the scold and the pedant
Condescending, face black, white, and reddened
Though his mouth opens wide
His eyes try to hide
A soul that is hollow and deadened


21 posted on 02/21/2012 7:09:10 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoothingDave
Election season is upon us with panjandrums on every talking head show. The gallimaufry of opinions among the GOP hierarchy say the cacography on the wall, written by the hoi polloi, will be tenebrific. Their minatory whisperings indicate they would like nothing better than to have a brokered convention. They could then select their idoneous candidate, like another Dole or McCain.

All is contingent on Romney losing in his home state of Michigan. This leaves Romney practicing funambulism, as he fights a losing battle against Santorum. The GOP will accept Romney with open arms; they will exuviate Santorum without a second thought. A pedantic Gingrich hovers ominously in the shadows.

The zeitgeist of this primary season is sowing discontent among the GOP base, in much the same way theO does. This does not limn a rosy picture. Seems no one is happy.

A secret Plan B?

22 posted on 02/21/2012 7:41:11 AM PST by tioga
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23 posted on 02/21/2012 7:57:13 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; NeoCaveman
Road Island......no one can claim Biden in a pedant. LMAO
24 posted on 02/21/2012 7:59:11 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

is, IS a pedant!


25 posted on 02/21/2012 8:01:40 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Odd... The veep spells rhode island road, and Congressman Framk spells the WFTD pederast


26 posted on 02/21/2012 9:22:14 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave

Odd... The veep spells rhode island road, and Congressman Framk spells the WFTD pederast


27 posted on 02/21/2012 9:22:14 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave

Odd... The veep spells rhode island road, and Congressman Framk spells the WFTD pederast


28 posted on 02/21/2012 9:22:14 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave

Odd... The veep spells rhode island road, and Congressman Framk spells the WFTD pederast


29 posted on 02/21/2012 9:22:20 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

I hear an echo again today.


30 posted on 02/21/2012 9:25:15 AM PST by tioga
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To: hobbes1; SoothingDave

I went to the movies last night and saw Cage in Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance in 3D. At one point they were narrating that the devil had appeared in human form over the years...and while they were talking the images of evil men appeared, such as Hitler....then there was this goofy image of Al Franken appears. I burst out laughing, but someone a few rows over goes..”what the heck, he’s not evil”.....made me laugh even harder.


31 posted on 02/21/2012 9:34:21 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Everyone prob saw this in 1994, when it came out, but xshub and i watched Quiz Show on Sat PM and it was really good. i enjoyed it.He typically picks stuff i can’t stand, like Cape Fear. RME


32 posted on 02/21/2012 10:03:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It is extremely rare for us to see any movie when it comes out, just because I cannot justify the cost of not waiting until it goes to video. Quiz Show was a good movie.


33 posted on 02/21/2012 10:42:19 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i will go if the girls want to see a movie when it comes out. i just never watch the movie channels period. he was surfing around and suggested that and said he thought i’d like it. i wanted to see Anonymous, but i think that may still be pay per view. I had wanted to see that in the theater, but no one would go with me. i can’t recall the last time xshub entered a theater. May have been the original Shrek, or maybe Elf, and he prob slept. he would always fall asleep in the theater when he took the kids.


34 posted on 02/21/2012 10:47:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

oh wait, he and i DID go to a movie recently, we saw The Fighter, maybe it was last spring? we both liked that.


35 posted on 02/21/2012 10:48:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

It is 67 and partly cloudy-beautiful. I’m home for lunch, woking on a bid-and after I deliver it to the customer and do my song and dance, I’m going to spend part of the afternoon in the woods...

Obama is playing the pedant
Instructing everyone to ignore
Those nuke-seeking Iranians-
But, Jimmy-we’ve been here before

He’s decided to start campaigning-
Oh, what a great a sense of timing
With the whole economy flatlined
While the gas prices are climbing

Thanks a lot, Carter wannabe
And wideload Michelle on vacation-
Best get ready to pack your stuff
And return to your mafia nation


36 posted on 02/21/2012 10:51:55 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

I wait until I get them free from the library. We don’t have any movie cable channels. Too much garbage there that I don’t want my kids or me to be exposed to. I really wish we could pick and choose the channels we do get. I see no need for shopping channels period.


37 posted on 02/21/2012 10:55:17 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t pay for movies-I only get a temporary subscription to HBO or Showtime for stuff like The Borgias, Tudors, Rome, etc. I haven’t been to a theater in years, either-I usually wait until it is on one of the regular directv channels, like the Star Trek one was.


38 posted on 02/21/2012 11:00:27 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

The premium movie channels are mostly crap for the price, I think-I’d love to be able to choose a cafeteria type plan for TV channels-I think it is a great idea.


39 posted on 02/21/2012 11:04:52 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

The premium movie channels are mostly crap for the price, I think-I’d love to be able to choose a cafeteria type plan for TV channels-I think it is a great idea.


40 posted on 02/21/2012 11:07:34 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: hobbes1

What's a pederast?

Shut the #%$% up, Donny.

41 posted on 02/21/2012 11:29:05 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

What did you think of Star Trek?


42 posted on 02/21/2012 11:31:06 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; xsmommy
Don’t you get called this word at least twice a week?

Only if there are no Federal holidays. ;-)

43 posted on 02/21/2012 11:32:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Isn’t “Plan B” a birth control? We just can’t escape the topic.


44 posted on 02/21/2012 11:37:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I enjoyed it very much-in my late teens, Star Trek was my favorite TV series-growing up in the military, guys like Captain Kirk were the ultimate heroes, and attractive as “real men”, as well.

I also liked the dry humor and ironic twists of the original series, as well as the way the main characters flipped the bird to the powers-that-be whenever they felt it was justified. Patrick Stewart’s Capt. Picard didn’t have enough of that qualitity, but it was re-captured in the movie by that actor, Chris Pine as Kirk, as well as the other main characters, and I laughed my ass off at that. I liked the hint of arrogance, the f’you attitude, and the reckless heroism, like the old series.


45 posted on 02/21/2012 12:41:18 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: tioga; SoothingDave

The “Road Island” screw up is just another examp[le of someone who never learned proper English-or maybe even geography?-it is almost enough to make me want to run with scissors...


46 posted on 02/21/2012 12:48:25 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

examp[le Oops! And maybe I should not try to type while proof reading an estimate?


47 posted on 02/21/2012 12:51:44 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; xsmommy; secret garden

I like going to the movies during the weekdays, only $4.50, and weeknights early in the week are only $6.25. With those awesome powered recliners, I am in heaven. It is about the only thing my son and I do together that is relaxing. He can be tough to love.


48 posted on 02/21/2012 1:42:27 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

When my daughter was a kid at home, she and I used to go to the weekday movies in the summertime-I remember those times fondly.


49 posted on 02/21/2012 2:33:41 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

Well, my son is hardly a boy, in fact, I should have grandchildren from him, but NO. I suffer as a grandma wanna-bee.


50 posted on 02/21/2012 2:37:45 PM PST by tioga
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