Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday, May 15, 2012-- histrionic
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:26:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Tuesday, 5/15/12
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".
histrionic; adj.; noun; adv.
1. excessively dramatic, insincere, or artificial: histrionic gestures 2. rare dramatic
n 3. ( plural ) melodramatic displays of temperament 4. rare ( plural, functioning as singular ) dramatics
[C17: from Late Latin histriōnicus of a player, from histriō actor]
histrionical or histrionical
[C17: from Late Latin histriōnicus of a player, from histriō actor]
histri'onically or histrionical
Etymology: 1648, from L. histrionicus "pertaining to an actor," from histrio (gen. histrionis) "actor," said to be of Etruscan origin
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Ole Grandad's pulling out, but i doubt this will end the libertarian histrionics. p>
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
No pushing at the door please!
And bad link.
Perhaps now that Ron Paul has stopped campaigning, we will be delivered from his supporters’ histrionic displays at OTHER Candidates’ meetings.
A+++ bombastic MOWron!
Irony thy name is statist ;)
He’s also a marroon.
Good morning - last final for my son today - yeah!
Al and Jesse use the same histrionics
Could a doctor check for brains with ultrasonics?
Racial warfare each time
Black on White? That’s not a crime
I’d understand it if I just learned ebonics
Best feeling in the world—leaving the classroom after successfully completing the final final. Makes you want to sing, “No more pencils, no more books...”
Political years, such as 2012, are times for massive histrionics—from politicians of all persuasions, left, right, and center. Political conventions, which will hit us before we know it, are particularly prone to repeated, demagogic histrionics.
The VERY WORST in living memory was the 2008 Democrat “Hope and Change” convention, which energized hordes of young people, women, and minorities to go out and vote for “the one”.
I hope that the electorate is so jaded and exhausted by all that histrionic foofarar that they won’t even watch the 2012 party conventions!!!!
Isn’t that the truth? I guess I’m very connected to my son’s education because we homeschooled him. So I’m always asking what they discussed or he tells me something interesting he learned. But we have ALWAYS loved the summer!
Loving the histrionics of an anti Romney ad blaming him for a plant Bain closed.....after Romney was gone, and Bain was being run by an Obama bundler. Classic.
I heard (somewhere) that liberals are displaying their histrionics by declaring they are canceling vacation plans in NC because of the Marriage Amendment. Fine, more beach for me when I go there on vacation.
Our oldest son lives near Dallas. Our daughter-in-law is homeschooling their kids, and they are way ahead of where the public school kids are, and even most of the kids in the pricey private schools. And, of course, they are being raised with a love and respect for God and Country, rather than for secular humanism and statism.
Seriously, no liberals would be a vacation for the locals as well!
Congrats to your son and daughter in law - I loved being able to homeschool and Texas makes it easy!
great feeling! xsjr is feeling put upon bc her brother is home from SU and she has another month almost to go. I constantly remind her that he starts school at the end of August and she doesn’t start til Labor day.
Yeah but that info doesn’t help when you are in high school!- if I recall she has always had that last week or two when a sibling had finished up...... so it has to feel like she has more school than they do! And doesn’t she return in Jan before the other two had to return to college?
there is class and there is baseness and you know which is which. A+++
i fear a race war. A+++
the divide is hopeless, there is no breaching it. A+++
A+++ but he’s never called a hypocrite, never called on any of this BS. it is MADDENING.
yeah but they are going to have the DNC convention there, LOL!! A+++ go ahead let them demonize that swing state, tell those voters they are knuckledragging neanderthals, that’s a WINNING strategy.
i take my hat off to homeschoolers. i think they truly provide the BEST education for their kids, and homeschooled kids are very lucky, for the most part. in our house with the personalities involved it would have been destructive to our relationships. xsjr is learning disabled and requires a great deal of extra help and even that puts stress on our relationships. not conducive to learning when you are being taught through clenched teeth!
yes, she just generally feels put upon lately i guess!
Have you guys seen #ObamaInHistory on twitter yet? #hysterical!
will have to look for that! Soother is off being a conservationist EARTHWATCHER today with his daughter’s field trip....
You give up any pretense of manliness if you are having any sort of conversation about someone else’s personal traits in re;manliness. Flamer discussing flamer. period.
I don’t buy that excuse from the professional educators. Teaching so that the students can pass the tests is the *minimum* they should be doing.
Had the industry performed with a bit of sense for teaching the basics instead of the latest fad in ed school, they wouldn’t be in the situation they are.
It has been cool and raining lightly here all morning-and that word reminds me sooo unpleasantly of the former next door neighbors...
Obama’s newest cash cow
Is likely a big mistake
When weighing the negatives
With the cash it might rake
The histrionics of the “gay”
Are just the worst to be seen-
No matter what their gender is
Nearly every one is a drama queen
If their annoying displays
Aren’t too much to endure
For most of us, then the voters
Have gone insane for sure
I do not like over-the-top public emotional displays by anyone, and they are much more common with homosexuals who apparently see no need to have good manners...
they can indeed be fierce and ferosh ; ) A+++
A+++ he is so good.
Love watching FPL implode on national TV where there is a much bigger audience than he’s used to.
Our daughter is giving up teaching for now. She just can't take the little brats anymore. Her new hubby got another job in Kansas, so they will be moving in June.
Thank you! I do not miss the screeching, door slamming, overblown arguments that went on over there for everyone on the road to hear and talk about-I’m loving the quiet.
I love Thomas Sowell-he never makes less than complete sense.
I don’t view it as an excuse by the educators - they don’t develop the curriculum, they just deliver it. And it is designed to teach the skills to pass the test - and in case you weren’t aware schools just do the minimum anymore. It’s all they can do because of the idiots who won’t help their kids at home so the curriculum has been dumbed down. Perhaps you haven’t seen in at the elementary level, but it will begin to show in Middle School and will slap you in the face in High School.
Oh I’m sorry - I’m finally getting my daughter home for the first time in years!!!
I saw that lightning struck the plane the new French Socialist president was on the way to Germany on-that is too funny for words! I’ll Bet Angela Merkel is laughing in private-maybe someone is trying to tell this guy something?
Point is: if they didn’t have some objective measure (the tests) they’d be even worse.
my husband is dragging me to a LeAnn Rimes concert tonight. he LURRRRRVS her, RME. oddly enough, it’s going to be at the Howard Theater, which is on the campus of Howard University, an historically black college! my SIL has dared me to scream out HOMEWRECKER from the audience, LOL! so i will be staying at my ofc til the ungodly hour of 5:30 PM until he retrieves me. we drove in together, he dropped me at the ofc so we wouldn’t have two cars here, and xsboy has picked up his sister from school.