Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, June 14, 2012 - prescind
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
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
"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" ones 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 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!
You’ve been Rickrolled ROR.
The mohel shows up to prescind Jewish boys who are eight days old.
A+ for you, F- for the lamestream media.
Let’s hope he’s not shaky.
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.
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?
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.
There are at least 6 out on my street today!
A+ for you. I had to forward that to some members of my Episcopal/Anglican church.
Hey Robert, what is the time difference there?
I can always count on you to run color on the thread. A for you.
Isn’t it the same everywhere: “delta T” ???
Lorena Bobbitt == Prescinderella
Sometimes that’s temperature.
Unless they’ve changed something, continental western Europe should be 6 hours ahead of ET.
Bless me, Father, for I have prescind?
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