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Word For The Day, Thursday, June 14, 2012 - prescind
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Posted on 06/14/2012 4:25:45 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".

prescind \prih-SIND\, verb
to withdraw one's attention

Example sentences:
If we prescind from the main issue for a moment, there is much to be gained by studying some corollary questions.

"For my purposes, we may happily prescind from the metaphysics."
-- From John Collins' 2011 book The Unity of Linguistic Meaning

Etymology:
"Prescind" derives from the Latin verb "praescindere," which means "to cut off in front." "Praescindere," in turn, was formed by combining "prae-" ("before") and "scindere" ("to cut" or "to split"). So it should come as no surprise that when "prescind" began being used during the 17th century, it referred to "cutting off" one’s attention from a subject. An earlier (now archaic) sense was even clearer about the etymological origins of the word, with the meaning "to cut short, off, or away" or "to sever." Other descendants of "scindere" include "rescind" and the rare "scissile" ("capable of being cut").

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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 06/14/2012 4:25:49 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 06/14/2012 4:26:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

3 posted on 06/14/2012 4:31:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: secret garden

After Obama repeated prescinded his laser like focus on jobs, he has had to repeatedly pivot back to it. Whatever. He doesn’t get that job creation happens when businesses do not feel the government’s boot on their neck.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 4:33:59 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden

Presently prescinding just long enough to note that King Procrustes is offering haircuts at a discount.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 5:00:53 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: Explorer89; secret garden
Liberals consistently prescind what Conservatives have to say.
6 posted on 06/14/2012 5:00:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

If we had prescinded Obamacare, then we wouldn’t have to worry about rescinding it.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 5:01:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
This years Presidential election is of such signal importance to the future of our Nation and the Freedoms we enjoy that no citizen can indulge in the luxury of prescindment from judgment with respect to the merits of the candidates. In other words, get your bloated carcass to the polls and vote! 



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

8 posted on 06/14/2012 5:19:01 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xsmommy

Gack. All too believable....


9 posted on 06/14/2012 5:32:15 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden

When Clinton lied about Lewinsky, he grinned
But when he praised Mister Romney, he sinned
They called him old and uncouth
For having uttered the truth
From this election, they’ll make Bill prescind


10 posted on 06/14/2012 5:45:56 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Bill Clinton & Cory Booker committed the democrat gaffe. They told the truth about Romney.)
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To: secret garden
Prescind? Never.

I had to do it

11 posted on 06/14/2012 5:47:29 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: secret garden
Although the MSM has prescinded their vetting of Obama, Krauthammer has hit on the one thing they can't get past the American voters. Americans know Obama has been president for the last 3 and a half years, not Bush.

Krauthammer: There Is A "Statute Of Limitations On Whining"

12 posted on 06/14/2012 6:03:28 AM PDT by tioga
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To: JoeProBono
A+ for you!
13 posted on 06/14/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Explorer89
A for you!
14 posted on 06/14/2012 6:48:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you.
15 posted on 06/14/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
A+ for you!
16 posted on 06/14/2012 6:50:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

The corrupt Pelosi wanted to pass it to see what was in it. Incompetent idiot that she is. A for you.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 6:51:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yes, please do. A for you.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 6:59:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you!


19 posted on 06/14/2012 7:00:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

You got me!


20 posted on 06/14/2012 7:02:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

You’ve been Rickrolled ROR.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 7:05:56 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: secret garden
"Prescind" derives from the Latin verb "praescindere," which means "to cut off in front."

The mohel shows up to prescind Jewish boys who are eight days old.

22 posted on 06/14/2012 7:17:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Bill Clinton & Cory Booker committed the democrat gaffe. They told the truth about Romney.)
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To: secret garden
Who will prescind from the Euro first?
23 posted on 06/14/2012 7:29:16 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: tioga

A+ for you, F- for the lamestream media.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 7:47:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Let’s hope he’s not shaky.


25 posted on 06/14/2012 7:48:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
A+ for you!
26 posted on 06/14/2012 7:51:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
happy FLAG DAY


27 posted on 06/14/2012 8:15:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

To prescind from the normal WFTD discussion, for a moment, I call your attention to this little gem posted yesterday on Lucianne: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100164573/an-open-letter-to-the-rt-rev-michael-langrish-bishop-of-exeter-on-the-subject-of-his-foiled-wind-farm-scheme/

Note the exquisite use of language throughout this rant to an Anglican Bishop over a proposed Wind Farm.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 8:27:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga; Texan5; hobbes1; NeoCaveman; narses

Presind?

Doesn’t that happen when you are only thinking about planning on breaking one of the Ten Commandments, but haven’t actually done it yet?


29 posted on 06/14/2012 8:36:02 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

Prescind

I know this one! Prescind, also pronounced, “preskinned” is about a famous barbacue method of cooking ground hog without skinning it first. Put that big boy on a stick of rebar and fire up the propane torch.
Mom always said that if you can’t stand the smell of burning hair, stay out of the garage.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 8:42:43 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

There are at least 6 out on my street today!


31 posted on 06/14/2012 8:59:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+ for you. I had to forward that to some members of my Episcopal/Anglican church.


32 posted on 06/14/2012 9:08:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Hey Robert, what is the time difference there?


33 posted on 06/14/2012 9:13:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

I can always count on you to run color on the thread. A for you.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 9:15:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Isn’t it the same everywhere: “delta T” ???


35 posted on 06/14/2012 9:15:11 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Lorena Bobbitt == Prescinderella


36 posted on 06/14/2012 9:39:46 AM PDT by mikrofon (In a similar "vein" ;-)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Sometimes that’s temperature.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

...sigh...engineers...


38 posted on 06/14/2012 10:18:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Unless they’ve changed something, continental western Europe should be 6 hours ahead of ET.


39 posted on 06/14/2012 10:45:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Bless me, Father, for I have prescind?


40 posted on 06/14/2012 11:43:44 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: SoothingDave
Here's the latest tweet from one of your former players and one of our currently current ones.

Hal Gill ‏@Skillsy75 Hey, guy on ur bike, as healthy and green as you are, I'm in a truck and you will lose. #moveover #grindsmygears
41 posted on 06/14/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2895295/posts

Here’s a real FR dilemma. Support the Stand Your Ground Law or hate the guy with the Mexican surname?


42 posted on 06/14/2012 11:55:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Cloudy and humid here-I wish it would rain...

I’m betting that Obama hopes
No one prescinds from Holder’s show-
If they do, the cover will be off
His political throwing of snow

The sort of virtual white stuff
That mostly obscures what is real
Never mind the economic black ice-
Let Obama tell you how to feel

His conceit has the best of him-
He don’t care who he has to screw
He’s also oblivious to history-
That was Nixon’s downfall, too...


43 posted on 06/14/2012 12:17:08 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
A+ for you. Guess who was much worse than Nixon?
44 posted on 06/14/2012 12:22:44 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

LBJ, Clinton and a bunch of others, I’m sure. But Nixon got caught and we got a pretty good account of all the dirt because so many flunkies dropped the dime on him. I doubt he was that much more corrupt than any other crooked politician, but it all became public.


45 posted on 06/14/2012 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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To: Texan5
My link failed earlier. Take 2.
46 posted on 06/14/2012 12:37:18 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon
Lorena Bobbitt == Prescinderella

LOL!

47 posted on 06/14/2012 1:52:57 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Bill Clinton & Cory Booker committed the democrat gaffe. They told the truth about Romney.)
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To: Texan5
Here's another recent story on Nixon that clears the air a bit.
48 posted on 06/14/2012 2:43:16 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Shouldn’t every day, be Flag Day?


49 posted on 06/14/2012 4:30:33 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

My dear Danish GF, an immigrant to this country, built his own house and business and went out to the tall flagpole in his yard every day to raise and lower the flag.


50 posted on 06/14/2012 8:00:49 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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