Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, March 8, 2012 - appertain
Posted on 03/08/2012 4:23:20 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".
appertain \ap-er-TEYN\, verb
To belong as a part, right, possession or attribute.
Natural rights are those which appertain to man in right of his existence. Of this kind are all the intellectual rights, or rights of the mind, and also all those rights of acting as an individual for his own comfort and happiness
-- Thomas Paine, Common Sense and Other Writings
In all matters of discovery and invention, even of those that appertain to the imagination, we are continually reminded of the story of Columbus and his egg.
-- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
and since Phillotson's success in obtaining at least her promise had become known to Jude, he had frankly recognized that he did not wish to see or hear of his senior any more, learn anything of his pursuits, or even imagine again what excellencies might appertain to his character.
-- Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure
Appertain stems from the Old French word apertenir which meant "to belong." The prefix ap- is a variation of the prefix ad- which means "toward."
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 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!
Home from doing and estimate and talking a nice highway patrolman out of giving me a ticket...
If it appertains to sanity
The idea won’t be common now-
Everyone is too busy muckraking
And putting lipstick on their sow
The powerful stench of wrongdoing
Is permeating the very air
As the ‘rats keep spraying Lysol
While pretending they don’t care
Obama is getting hit with so much
He can’t even keep up with it-
Someone should give him a hazmat suit
Before he is totally covered with s***
It is amazing how long dogs can keep finding stuff to uff at, isn’t it? Hours after a visiting neighbor has left here, Husky girl keeps uffing at every bark of a dog on TV, every crash when the cats knock something down playing, every time there is a scream on the music I’m listening to, etc. She will sometimes keep it up until dark, when I’ve settled in for the night.
I have a large Golden Retriever who never makes a peep. He’s owned me for 10 years, and I can count the barks on my 2 hands, usually because he has spotted a deer, ground hog, rabbit, or some other invader in the yard. He’d never bark at a person.
We took him with us to CA one trip and stayed with mySIL who had a boisterous yellow lab that barked all the time. My Golden ran aroud their yard and barked at the yappy Schnauzer next door. When we got ready to leave a week later, he hopped into the car and has never spoken again.
It’s handy that he’s so quiet because we take him to work with us every day. He doesn’t whimper either. He just fixes his big brown eyes on you until you give him a treat.
And good for you! If even half of those brainwashed women would really READ about what is being mandated, they would realize that it is really the slippery slope of government not allowing them to reproduce at their own will-like China’s only child law-so where will their rights to their own bodies be when they are forbidden to reproduce, forcibly aborted if they do and perhaps forced to become pregnant when it becomers obvious that there are not enough kids being born to pay the future costs of the entitlement society-anyone want to re-visit the good old USSR?
I feel very strongly that the innocents must be protected.
The power to mandate contraception coverage
is the power to forbid it.
They might understand that but I thought the whole contraception argument was to distract from the violations against the Constitution.