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Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 22, 2012-- penultimate

Posted on 08/22/2012 3:35:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 22, 2012-- penultimate

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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".

penultimate (pi-nuhl-tuh-mit)

hear it pronounced

adjective 1. next to the last: the penultimate scene of the play. 2. of or pertaining to a penult. (okay, gang, what the hell is a “penult?”)
penult (pee-nuhlt, pi-nuhlt) noun, the next to the last syllable in a word

Etymology: Origin:

1530–40; < Latin paenultima ( syllaba ), contraction of paene ultima almost the last; see pen-, ultima

What penultimate doesn’t mean:

"final," "last," "best," or "best of the best."

It means, very simply, "next to the last."

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

When asked which of Beethoven’s nine symphonies was the penultimate, Joe Biden said it was a tough choice between the Third, the Fifth, and the Ninth. Paul Ryan just smiled and said, “Clearly, it’s the Eighth.”

To prevent further grade inflation, I have re-scaled the curve. The highest grade will be A+++.

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 08/22/2012 3:36:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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Here you go, early birds!
If anyone wants on (or off) the PING LIST, please let me know.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 3:37:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Here you go, early birds!
If anyone wants on (or off) the PING LIST, please let me know.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 3:38:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

4 posted on 08/22/2012 3:51:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
A++

The next-to-last elephant's Gerald?

5 posted on 08/22/2012 3:57:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Not an easy one, because opportunities for its use are fairly rare. Here goes:

Subjugation of the United States is the necessary yet merely penultimate goal of the Marxists, whose apex of ambition is nothing less than complete global domination.

6 posted on 08/22/2012 4:17:27 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Good morning. You're second to arrive.

A+++ on your homework. It's too bad that 50% of Americans don't understand what the Marxists are after, and that Obama is a Marxist.

7 posted on 08/22/2012 4:22:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Crosby’s pretty good, but Lemieux is the Penultimate.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 4:30:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

A++

I guess that makes Crosby the penultimate Pen.

9 posted on 08/22/2012 4:36:30 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I really like the way you run the room, speaking as the penultimate sub for each week.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 4:41:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Wait a minute!

That’s not the last word. You can’t fool me.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 4:47:51 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: secret garden

Thank you. You have excellent taste! :)


12 posted on 08/22/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The next few months will be penultimate to either the renewal or the destruction of America.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 5:03:44 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

Check the definition.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 5:09:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Next to last. The Last thing that decides will be the election itself. Maybe I didn’t express myself well.

I guess I shall run for senator next. :0


15 posted on 08/22/2012 5:31:08 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

morning, Truthy! your words are hard, but i agree with SG, i think you are doing a great job. you have enlivened the staff : )


16 posted on 08/22/2012 5:33:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1; NeoCaveman
turning off the lights at HQ is the penultimate thing that Todd Akin needs to do, prior to GETTING OUT!
17 posted on 08/22/2012 5:36:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Oh, now I get it. We’ll write you in, in MO. I’ll give you an A for effort.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 5:46:58 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: xsmommy

A++. It might come down to a write-in. This guy is dug-in.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 5:48:55 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Even as an Impoverished Widow Bass Playing FReepin’ Biker, I would probably come in penultimate to aiken.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 5:50:13 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Thanks. In the interest of maintaining decorum in my own classroom, I’m ignoring the fact that you used “hard” and “enlivened the staff” in the same post.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 5:51:14 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; Explorer89

I LOL’ed! it helps that i have the sense of humor of a 12 yo boy! explorer does too, which is why we get along so well!


22 posted on 08/22/2012 5:53:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; hobbes1

It’s time for someone in MO to start a write in campaign, it can not be for Brunner or Steelman though as sore loser laws apply.


23 posted on 08/22/2012 5:54:17 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

i think i saw Talent’s name as being eligible.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 5:56:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

I predict:
Impoverished Widow Bass Playing FReepin’ Biker-—58%
McMoron (Dem)———————————————42%
Akin (Rep) —————————————————10%

(This adds up to 110% due to “voting irregularities” in St. Louis)


25 posted on 08/22/2012 5:57:55 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: xsmommy
i think i saw Talent’s name as being eligible.

Tough choice: Talent or no-Talent. Or McStupid.

26 posted on 08/22/2012 5:59:55 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: NeoCaveman

It does Palin no credit that she mentioned Steelman while unaware of the MO sore loser laws. That’s the kind of thing that bothers me about her. It’s fine that she’s all about the BIG PICTURE, but a serious candidate has to be about the details as well, and she has shown a propensity to be unconcerned with them.


27 posted on 08/22/2012 6:07:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
i think i saw Talent’s name as being eligible.

I would have preferred a female but Jim would work too.

As to Palin and the details, hey, she's not a candidate for anything ,she is the first person that I know of to throw out the third party/write in option...

28 posted on 08/22/2012 6:11:15 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

no, she isn’t a candidate and this proclivity of her’s is a reason why she shouldn’t be and likely won’t be.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 6:12:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

So I would be penultimate to the penultimate! LOL!


30 posted on 08/22/2012 6:19:06 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
took me the longest time to figure out what the deal was with the PussyRiot stuff. Kept getthing #pussyriot tweets in my timeline from serious legit commentators and kept thinking, wait, it can't be THAT can it? i mean Archbishop Cranmer was commenting on it!
31 posted on 08/22/2012 6:19:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Rush Limbaugh is from Missouri.


32 posted on 08/22/2012 6:24:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

He’s a Florida resident.

I believe David Limbaugh is from/in Missouri.


33 posted on 08/22/2012 6:28:05 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

The name can be a bit off-putting to some. I saw an article which described the band (post-punk or something, whatever that means) and never gave the name. I did tweet that I was surprised that Pussy Riot got 2 years, because we had one in college and only got 30 days.


34 posted on 08/22/2012 6:31:16 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: NeoCaveman
anyone in need of an uplift? because apparently civilization is in danger.
35 posted on 08/22/2012 6:47:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL!!


36 posted on 08/22/2012 6:48:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

I meant it was his original home. Nothing says that you have to live in a state any earlier than election day.

I’m sure Rush doesn’t need the aggravation or pay cut, but it would make peoples’ heads explode.


37 posted on 08/22/2012 6:51:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Romney is the penultimate candidate I want in the White house, Obozo is the absolute last person I want to see occupy it.

Sorry for not posting often been busy, but have been reading them.

38 posted on 08/22/2012 7:15:45 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Isn’t anthony weiner the penultimate Dem or is that billyboy clinton?


39 posted on 08/22/2012 7:29:11 AM PDT by tioga
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To: verga

A+
That makes Romney your choice by default.


40 posted on 08/22/2012 7:33:32 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: tioga
Isn’t anthony weiner the penultimate Dem or is that billyboy clinton?

The "next to the last" dem? If only.

41 posted on 08/22/2012 7:36:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I have a yearning for this to be the penultimate post.


42 posted on 08/22/2012 7:50:20 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: rightwingcrazy

Bwahaha. My moment in the sun.


43 posted on 08/22/2012 7:51:06 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: rightwingcrazy

A
Now my reply is last, and your second comment is the penultimate. I have a feeling it won’t stay there for too long. (Hint—don’t reply to this or you’ll be screwed.)


44 posted on 08/22/2012 8:01:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: rightwingcrazy

Congrats! You still have the penultimate post. Oh, wait-—


45 posted on 08/22/2012 8:13:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“Now my reply is last, and your second comment is the penultimate. I have a feeling it won’t stay there for too long. (Hint—don’t reply to this or you’ll be screwed.)”

Curses.

Wait...Curses!


46 posted on 08/22/2012 8:14:40 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: rightwingcrazy

I’d reply, but that would make your post the penultimate again, and we just can’t have that.


47 posted on 08/22/2012 8:16:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; rightwingcrazy

Y’all are turning this thread into a Monty Python sketch.


48 posted on 08/22/2012 8:20:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Now look who the penultimate thread is.


49 posted on 08/22/2012 8:22:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Now look who the penultimate thread is

I meant penultimate post. Oh wait, it's me!

50 posted on 08/22/2012 8:23:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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