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Word for the Day, Tuesday May 29, 2012

Posted on 05/29/2012 5:05:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, May 29, 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".

logomachy [loh-gom-uh-kee]

-n

1. a dispute about or concerning words.
2. an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
3. a game played with cards, each bearing one letter, with which words are formed..

[1560–70; < Greek logomachía. See logo-, -machy ]


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1 posted on 05/29/2012 5:05:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Come and get it.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 5:08:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The mechs of the Logomachy strode pointlessly into the crowd during the speech of the Great Locutor as he opined that “Giant waleker mechs make everything better!”
Nevermind the casualties caused by spectators falling under the bruising locomotors of the mechs, the lettering of the tread leaving indelible words stomped into their flesh.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 5:13:16 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: SoothingDave
-n 1. a dispute about or concerning words.

Most likely caused by people correcting the spelling or grammar of others on free republic.

4 posted on 05/29/2012 5:30:46 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

If only so many didn’t sound like a Conseco tweet praising teachers.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 5:32:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Rather than attempt to navigate the logomachy of the lyin’ king’s birth certificate, let’s check out the eight social secirity numbers he is reported to have used.


6 posted on 05/29/2012 5:34:39 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave; Darksheare; xsmommy

logomachy

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”


7 posted on 05/29/2012 5:45:35 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: SoothingDave

Did you see he wants to run for office now?

Idiocracy may have been the first documentary placed in the future.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 5:49:39 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NicknamedBob; SoothingDave; xsmommy

Okay, so I had logomechs...


9 posted on 05/29/2012 5:53:22 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: NeoCaveman
Most likely caused by people correcting the spelling or grammar of others on free republic.

Your write.

10 posted on 05/29/2012 6:02:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: SoothingDave

Rex Nutting’s chart claims to decree
That Obama is the prince of fiscal sanity
Blamed all big spending on Bush
Pulled numbers out of his tush
Which led to several rounds of pure logomachy


11 posted on 05/29/2012 6:10:10 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
But will the people write in?

I can't believe this stupid mistake.

12 posted on 05/29/2012 6:11:40 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

Wow. that’s bad. if you can’t cross your Ts and dot your Is, you really should not be in office. Same with the repubs who didn’t make it to the republican presidential primary ballot in VA. no excuse for incompetence.
And did you know there is someone running to the LEFT of Jim Maroon in Alexandria/FallsChurch/Arlington in the Dem primary? how is there even any ROOM to the left of Jim Moran? how is he not on the furthermost edge of left wing insanity?


13 posted on 05/29/2012 6:34:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thad is clearly one of the smarter members of Congress, which makes it all the more mind boggling.

Well, he does have a lifetime ACU rating of 12 so i guess that leaves a little room to the left, but not much.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 6:44:20 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

He’s already admitted to being Cuban born, so at least no “President Conseco.”

I caught the end of Idiocracy on IFC the other night.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 7:01:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
He’s already admitted to being Cuban born, so at least no “President Conseco.”

So? You know who was reportedly Kenyan born until 2007.

16 posted on 05/29/2012 7:13:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NicknamedBob

Inconceivable!


17 posted on 05/29/2012 7:18:04 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

As you wish.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 7:27:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

That does seem like an odd mistake a sitting politician would make - did you read the comments below the article? Seems some were unhappy with his work


19 posted on 05/29/2012 8:16:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Well, when ever you run for POTUS, even half heartedly, there is often blowback. Running probably cost Bob Dornan his Congressional seat back in the day.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

When you’re Clinton or Obama and you run for POTUS there is often blow.


21 posted on 05/29/2012 11:24:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Are we referring to cocaine or to Monica Lewinsky and Larry Sinclair?


22 posted on 05/29/2012 11:45:38 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

Yes.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 11:57:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

LOL


24 posted on 05/29/2012 12:00:16 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: SoothingDave

Good God! I just turned on the TV to get some news, and instead, I heard the dumbass in chief talking, so I turned on classic rock instead-doesn’t he ever shut up?

That word almost sounds like a made-up word for a college fluff course-zero academic substance for an easy grade...

The constant, silly logomachy
Of the ‘rats is beyond tiresome-
If none of them are wordsmiths,
Maybe they should just hire some-

Perhaps one to whom a dictionary
Is not an object of terror
But a useful tool of reference
Designed to prevent obvious error

Then his handlers wouldn’t constantly
Be explaining every ill-thought word
That comes out of Obama’s mouth
As if we don’t know what we heard


25 posted on 05/29/2012 1:02:03 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: NeoCaveman

Well, that and a heavy dose of Voter fraud.


26 posted on 05/29/2012 2:32:02 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave
With a campaign bogged down in logomachy
"New Voters" will be for Obama key.
So out go the orders:
"Don't shut down those borders-
"Hello amigos... Welcome aqui!"
27 posted on 05/29/2012 4:43:01 PM PDT by mikrofon (Late Homework ;)
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To: hobbes1
Well, that and a heavy dose of Voter fraud.

And the only colleague who stood up for him was Jim Traficant.

28 posted on 05/30/2012 5:31:47 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

And they’ve had to suffer Loretta Sanchez ever since.

Weasels


29 posted on 05/30/2012 12:01:22 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

And they’ve had to suffer Loretta Sanchez ever since.

Weasels


30 posted on 05/30/2012 12:01:26 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

And they’ve had to suffer Loretta Sanchez ever since.

Weasels


31 posted on 05/30/2012 12:01:31 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

And they’ve had to suffer Loretta Sanchez ever since.

Weasels


32 posted on 05/30/2012 12:01:38 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

And they’ve had to suffer Loretta Sanchez ever since.

Weasels


33 posted on 05/30/2012 12:01:42 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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