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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".

sumpsimus [suhmp-suh-muhs]

-n

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).

[1520–30; 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]


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1 posted on 07/24/2012 5:51:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Not that we know anyone like this.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 5:53:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 6:19:07 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave
"Never make assumpsimus," the Vice-President said, "for that makes an ass out of you and ..." He paused.

"No wait, let me start over ..."

4 posted on 07/24/2012 6:27:33 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: SoothingDave
Not trying to be sumpsimus, but ABC's mincing words about John Holmes and the TEA Party has set me on edge. This is worth a good laugh though:

Brian Ross is the epitome of ignorance at ABC. Shocking how stupid you can be and still have a job.

5 posted on 07/24/2012 6:45:28 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

I don’t think you have the right Holmes there, Sherlock.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 6:48:39 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: SoothingDave

As a sumpsimus, I couldn’t care less about what Obama says. As a mumpsimus, he could care less about what I say.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: SoothingDave

We need to sweep this crowd into the sumpsimus pumpsimus this November and “drain the swamp”…


8 posted on 07/24/2012 7:03:54 AM PDT by mikrofon (Dumpsimus Obama)
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To: NicknamedBob

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.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 7:08:58 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: SoothingDave

Aka @$$pain. : )


10 posted on 07/24/2012 7:16:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Aka @$$pain. : )


11 posted on 07/24/2012 7:17:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; Erasmus

Did you ping Erasmus since he coined the term?


12 posted on 07/24/2012 7:20:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
"Yea, it’s early morning for me. A rare day off. Too many chores though. (sigh) Better get to it."

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.

13 posted on 07/24/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: SoothingDave

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.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 7:34:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Anti energy production zealots are famous for being incorrect sumpsimuses
15 posted on 07/24/2012 7:55:04 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: xsmommy

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.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:25 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: NicknamedBob

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.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 8:33:25 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: NicknamedBob
Car inspected. ✓
18 posted on 07/24/2012 8:38:41 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

Off to Sam’s Club with my list. RME


19 posted on 07/24/2012 8:39:40 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

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.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 8:41:33 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga
Flowers. ✓ Now unexpected errand with ti/son#2. I AM sneaking away for lunch by myself. Yep.
21 posted on 07/24/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave
Thank you.

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.

22 posted on 07/24/2012 9:30:09 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: SoothingDave

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.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 9:32:13 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: xsmommy

Are you afraid of the scanner?

How’s Amelia Earhardt?


24 posted on 07/24/2012 10:53:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

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)


25 posted on 07/24/2012 10:56:36 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (O.M.G. Obummer Must Go)
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To: SoothingDave

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


26 posted on 07/24/2012 11:48:11 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

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.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 1:50:26 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


28 posted on 07/24/2012 3:19:31 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga
there's a pool....
29 posted on 07/24/2012 3:26:37 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

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.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 3:30:55 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


31 posted on 07/24/2012 3:49:29 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

I have the iPad and iPhone with me, I can relax fine with them.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 3:52:54 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
"Car inspected."

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. ✓

33 posted on 07/24/2012 4:31:34 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: xsmommy

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.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 4:56:42 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


35 posted on 07/24/2012 5:09:08 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The thing that gets me is the sun difference. It’s 6:30 and dusk is starting.


36 posted on 07/24/2012 5:19:39 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

What time zone?


37 posted on 07/24/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Did you tell her to step it up?


38 posted on 07/24/2012 5:36:03 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


39 posted on 07/24/2012 6:32:02 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: secret garden

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!


40 posted on 07/24/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

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.


41 posted on 07/24/2012 7:00:47 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Safe travels tomorrow!


42 posted on 07/24/2012 7:18:00 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


43 posted on 07/24/2012 8:45:31 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

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.


44 posted on 07/24/2012 9:21:13 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I am picturing you, surrounded by people talking like Jar Jar Binks.


45 posted on 07/24/2012 9:31:06 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

That’s basically it. LOL


46 posted on 07/25/2012 4:11:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Then you are in your element wearing your wookie suit ; )


47 posted on 07/25/2012 7:49:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

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.


48 posted on 07/25/2012 8:08:14 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: xsmommy

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.


49 posted on 07/25/2012 9:31:02 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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