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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 29, 2012 - catechize
dictionaries ad nauseam | 29 March 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 03/28/2012 4:14:04 AM PDT 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".

catechize \KAT-i-kahyz\, verb
1. To question closely.
2. To instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine.
3. To question with reference to belief.

Example sentences:
He sent her off when the dial made it five o'clock every fourth Sunday—for we had service only once a month, the parson having a church at Brampton, where he lived, and another as well, which made it the more wicked of us to play truant—but whether she got there early or late, or got there at all, he'd never ask, let alone catechize her about the sermon.
-- Mary Webb, Precious Bane

Aunt Bessie tried to catechize her about Erik's disappearance, and it was Kennicott who silenced the woman…
-- Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

Etymology:
Catechize stems from the Greek word katēchízein meaning "to teach orally." It was first used in the sense of "to question" by Shakespeare in Othello.

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 03/28/2012 4:14:08 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: administrator

Oops, posted a day early. Mods, please remove.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 4:15:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

No need to apologize for posting early; why you made that error is not something we will catechize you about.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 4:29:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If they don’t remove it, I will just ping everyone to it tomorrow. It was a very long night here.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 4:35:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


5 posted on 03/29/2012 4:20:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Considerable catechizing going on before the Supreme Court recently.

No confessions yet.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 4:40:45 AM PDT 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: NicknamedBob
A for you. Preliminary votes tomorrow.
7 posted on 03/29/2012 4:46:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Many times it seems you're being interrogated by those cattic eyes....

8 posted on 03/29/2012 5:15:46 AM PDT by mikrofon (Almost-the-W/E BUMP)
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To: secret garden
Anchorman2 !
9 posted on 03/29/2012 5:19:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Sorry I am late today. I need to be Catechized on Proper WFTD Protocols.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 5:29:18 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: secret garden

When conservative justices catechize
Obama’s top stooges; no compromise
Force us to spend our dough?
Constitution says, “No!”
They will rip this thing up right before their eyes


11 posted on 03/29/2012 5:32:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: secret garden
the teasips surprise me.
12 posted on 03/29/2012 6:04:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon
Pretty kitty. A+ for you. We made the play-offs last night without stepping on the ice, thanks to the Ducks.
13 posted on 03/29/2012 6:47:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

14 posted on 03/29/2012 6:48:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
A for you. I was so early I posted it yesterday, so we average out just right.
15 posted on 03/29/2012 6:49:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you. The live blogs and summaries this week seemed to be in our favor. It annoys me that the left is so predictable.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 6:51:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I can’t believe they criticized her for misspelling his name.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 6:53:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Anyone tempted to see that new 3 Stooges movie?


18 posted on 03/29/2012 6:57:51 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

We don’t need Curly, Larry, and Moe. We have Harry, Barry, and Joe.


19 posted on 03/29/2012 7:08:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: tioga

i think attmepting to remake the Three Stooges is just WRONG. some things should be sacrosanct and stooges are one of those things.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL so true.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 7:13:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

My DH got into an email kerfuffle last night. bottom line, an email came claiming our stimulus $$ was used to keep a certain Coach Robinson’s job. Yep, that one. $19mill to the university and his job is safe. he forwarded from a pubbie to a dem.....OMG. Sparks were flying.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 7:17:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga; secret garden; SoothingDave
Conservative Rep. Dennis Ross from FL, has a new cavalier puppy! of course i had to tweet her!
23 posted on 03/29/2012 7:20:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Who is coach robinson?


24 posted on 03/29/2012 7:22:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Dennis is a her?


25 posted on 03/29/2012 7:29:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Michelle Robinson Obama’s brother.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 7:34:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

@FloridaBriar has a twitter, i think she looks like a girl. @DennisRoss has his own account, i’m not interested in him.


27 posted on 03/29/2012 7:35:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

oh i hadn’t heard anything about it.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 7:36:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
THIS is why I hate drunks in the back of my ambulance. Our cops love to dump them on us, why?
29 posted on 03/29/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I LOVED THAT!!!


30 posted on 03/29/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
i think attmepting to remake the Three Stooges is just WRONG. some things should be sacrosanct and stooges are one of those things.

I agree.

31 posted on 03/29/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

i found the trailer offensively bad.


32 posted on 03/29/2012 9:19:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; secret garden

he impressed the hell outta me.


33 posted on 03/29/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; tioga
I sent the link to several friends, including Canadians. Did anyone else marvel at how polite the RCMP were with him, even though he had his own personal volume turned up to 11? Physical violance is the least of my priorities. ROR!
34 posted on 03/29/2012 9:24:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i thought i heard at least one stifled guffaw.


35 posted on 03/29/2012 9:37:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

The cops KNEW they were taped. Easy explanation.


36 posted on 03/29/2012 9:52:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

With all of the additional info that has come out this week in re; the trayvon-zimmerman situation, have you reconsidered your indictment of Zimmerman?


37 posted on 03/29/2012 10:15:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; NeoCaveman; SoothingDave; secret garden; mikrofon

several of the hockey types that i follow on Twitter are ragging on Tim Thomas for his conservative views and it’s enraging me.


38 posted on 03/29/2012 10:18:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

just relax and remember the look on your cab driver’s face...


39 posted on 03/29/2012 10:21:02 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

i unfollowed the one j@ck@$$


40 posted on 03/29/2012 10:41:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I still think he should have stayed in his vehicle.

But, yes:

I’ve got certain information, all right? Certain things have come to light. And, you know, has it ever occurred to you, that, instead of, uh, you know, running around, uh, uh, blaming me, you know, given the nature of all this new shit, you know, I-I-I-I... this could be a-a-a-a lot more, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, complex, I mean, it’s not just, it might not be just such a simple... uh, you know?


41 posted on 03/29/2012 10:46:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Gloomy and 70 here, with drizzle off and on-

Florida is in the middle of
The latest media sensation-
An excuse to give Al Sharpton
A chance to catechize on vacation

In that state, high profile cases
Bring out birds of a feather-
Big Race baiters and agitators
Come to enjoy the lovely weather

And along came the Black Panthers
All racially biased and armed
As lawyers wait with bated breath
To see how many will be harmed


42 posted on 03/29/2012 10:51:23 AM PDT 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

Been a long, long time, SG.

Doing my taxes for my CPA right now, but wanted you to know I think of WFTD every day. Just ain’t right yet.


43 posted on 03/29/2012 10:53:21 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: SoothingDave

well it’s not like if you were to have had a son he’d look like trayvon or anything... ; )


44 posted on 03/29/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Depends on which baby momma I select.


45 posted on 03/29/2012 10:57:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
because i love this commercial.
46 posted on 03/29/2012 10:59:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman
how do you feel about her? i prefer him.
47 posted on 03/29/2012 11:02:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think Thomas should beware. I can just see you driving a cab.....LMAO


48 posted on 03/29/2012 11:02:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I loathe those cars.com commercials.

Yes, the Stooges movie looks stupid.

And maybe the worst: Michael Bay is remaking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and making them aliens instead of mutants.


49 posted on 03/29/2012 11:12:59 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Have you noticed how many commercials for different companies use the same actors in the past months? The same woman is advertising fiber supplements who advertised insurance last month, the guy who advertised insurance is now a bride’s father on an investment commercial, and telling you how you should tell an MD to give you the same heart meds he takes on another commercial, and the same guy who advertises Cialis is advertising corn syrup, etc.

Are times really that hard in advertising? It is not like these spokespersons are believable when they are everywhere selling everything.

My favorite commercials are those that feature animals, though-at least they are original...


50 posted on 03/29/2012 12:32:25 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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