Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, March 29, 2012 - catechize
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.
He sent her off when the dial made it five o'clock every fourth Sundayfor 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 truantbut 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
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 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!
I still think he should have stayed in his vehicle.
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?
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
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.
well it’s not like if you were to have had a son he’d look like trayvon or anything... ; )
Depends on which baby momma I select.
I think Thomas should beware. I can just see you driving a cab.....LMAO
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.
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...
They’re all CGI. ;-)
I think that pcmatic.com lady got too uppity in the contract negotiations, so they replaced her with a younger “daughter” model.
Those PC Matic commercials make my teeth itch no matter who is in them-bady acted and dumb-both the women in them make the man look silly, too.
A+ for you. I’ll RT the addresses David Burge has been putting out lately. Pretty funny.
Hi Slippy! So nice to hear from you! Get better.
Maybe there was a morals clause in her contract...:
Note to self. </a> is useful.
Now that is both funny AND appropriate!
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