Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday July 24, 2012
Posted on 07/24/2012 5:51:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, July 24, 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".
1. adherence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term, holding to a precise practice, etc., as a rejection of an erroneous but more common form ( opposed to mumpsimus).
2. a person who is obstinate or zealous about such strict correctness ( opposed to mumpsimus).
[152030; from a story, which perhaps originated with Erasmus, of an illiterate priest who said mumpsimus rather than sūmpsimus (1st plural perfect indicative of Latin sūmere to pick up; see consume) while reciting the liturgy, and refused to change the word when corrected]
Not that we know anyone like this.
There was a great deal of sumpsimus over Herman Cain’s use of the word “Jealous” when describing the OWS crowd. Perhaps a more appropriate term would have been “Envious”, but I had no trouble appreciating the point he was making.
"No wait, let me start over ..."
Brian Ross is the epitome of ignorance at ABC. Shocking how stupid you can be and still have a job.
I don’t think you have the right Holmes there, Sherlock.
As a sumpsimus, I couldn’t care less about what Obama says. As a mumpsimus, he could care less about what I say.
We need to sweep this crowd into the sumpsimus pumpsimus this November and “drain the swamp”
James as in Jessie James. Yea, it’s early morning for me. A rare day off. Too many chores though. (sigh) Better get to it.
Aka @$$pain. : )
Aka @$$pain. : )
Did you ping Erasmus since he coined the term?
An off day is not the same as a day off.
I didn't mean for the previous post to sound too abrasive. I love you, you know.
At Reagan, where I was rather thoroughly groped by a manly woman TSA agent after being made to wait about 7 minutes for a female attendant. It took quite a bit of self control not to deck her when she told me to @calm down.”. But I realize they have miserable little lives and the only power they have is to annoy and detain travelers, so they do it with gusto.
How sumpsimus of her. The ti/daughter was in O’ahu, btw. She had a wonderful time and in little over 2 weeks she will be here in my nest.
Day would be perfect if it were not for all the little notes DH left for me to run my day. I have so far refused to check my cell for messages. He is beginning to piss me off with micromanaging my days. God love him.
Off to Sam’s Club with my list. RME
OH, wait. Flowers for a funeral in MI. Dang, better get that done first.....laundry? yep, gotta work that in....pool backflushed. Mmm. Man thing, why is it on my list? Can’t even remember how to do it. Need retraining. Next.
I might have missed this thread as I was otherwise occupied rereading The Raven. I wish I could write like that. I dunno, I guess I'm just a Poetaster.
Thinking about Washington and the mainstream media; I worried about a bad case of sumpsinus coming, but I blew my nose in the newspaper, threw it away too, and felt much better and clear headed.
Are you afraid of the scanner?
How’s Amelia Earhardt?
First thing that came to mind about the word of the day...our illustrious “spelling police”. Couldn’t they be said to be sumpsimous? Seems like a good fit.
Hafe uh wunderfull dey, Spulling Pulleez!
(ducks to avoid thrown fruit)
Inspired by Ti’s posted cartoon-
I think a bit more sumpsimus
Might not be all that bad-
Maybe driveby media would use
Any grammar lessons they’d had
They can barely even articulate
Correctly on any story-
In this climate it puts them
In instant lawsuit territory
While speaking out in ignorance
Is certainly not a crime
Nor is being fired for it-
And it happens all the time
Scanner was $&@?ing broken! Had to call desk at ritz Carlton to ask for an engineer bc I cannot open the ()$&@-ing suitcase. I actually called guest services and asked for a “sharp instrument” to tear it open. There’s a tjmaxx here so I know I can buy a replacement inexpensively. Xshub is at a meeting and I’m not waiting around for him. The frustrations of the day have added up! I’m ready to relax and be on vaca.
Is there no pool? I would have had my suit on and been lounging with a drink in my hand. Once the suitcase was open that is.
I haven’t been able to go to the pool yet bc am waiting for the kids room to be ready and the bellman to bring me the key to their room.
Very nice digs. And that answers my next question. Kids are w/you. Have a great vacation and stay off FR and Twitter! Only way to really relax.
I have the iPad and iPhone with me, I can relax fine with them.
Technique to simulate accomplishment:
Make a list of things to do.
Check off that you have accomplished something already. ✓
Check off that you have begun checking things off on your list. ✓
Check off that you have just begun and already have three things checked off on the list. ✓
Sorry for the difficulties. My wife and I were on max stress when we got to Orlando. Getting there is waaay more than half the battle.
I found things in pretty good shape when I got to the site today.
This is a strange country. A Brit colony until 62, it shows the influence. It’s not really “Latin America” cause English is the language. But whites make up less than 2 percent of the population.
Most are African or (Asian) Indian and speak amongst themselves in a English creole that is mostly unintelligble. It’s like you walked in on your teens talking slang.
My colleague, who has spent a lot of time here just took me to the local. We had some beers and shot pool. It was fun, but my understanding of the locals is about 10 percent.
Good you are with someone else or it might be a drag. Sounds interesting something like Bermuda. Also English colony. There were lots of Russian émigrés working as waiter/waitresses. The pool water and ocean are warm as bath water here, feels sooo good.
The thing that gets me is the sun difference. It’s 6:30 and dusk is starting.
What time zone?
Did you tell her to step it up?
LOL I had to check out of Twitter and FR after that SCOTUS decision. Needed awhile to calm down. Just turned FOX on today. Only check in periodically on the internet still. Been enjoying my pool, which I only got in for a half hour today, thanks to my endless list of errands. I am smiling to think of YOU on vacation, imagine if I actually took one.
ROR! That was the Maggianos in Denver, I roar at you remembering that! I am def proactive on things like that, but the raging TSA lesboan had me askeered to mouth off, but my eyes were steady rolling!
I have had lots of work stress, this vaca feels good to me. I have a metric crapload waiting when I get back to the ofc, but I’m not giving one minutes thought to it this week.
Safe travels tomorrow!
One time zone ahead of eastern. But basically the same since we go ahead for daylight time. It’s the same time here as it is at home. Just darker earlier.
Thank you! Enjoy the beach! I hope the Metro will be running steadily. I heard back today from Marsha Blackburn’s office about scheduling tours.
I am picturing you, surrounded by people talking like Jar Jar Binks.
That’s basically it. LOL
Then you are in your element wearing your wookie suit ; )
There are many posters in this forum who are more sumpsimus about grammar and spelling in the postings thab they are in the subject matter of the various threads.
Glad you are having some stress relief-I haven’t been near Florida in years, but my first husband and I used to go visit a couple we were friends with there and go to the Keys every couple years or so-very relaxing.