Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, September 5, 2012 - cacology
Posted on 09/06/2012 3:18:43 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".
cacology \ka-KOL-uh-jee\, noun
Defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction.
As to prose, I don't know Addison's from Johnson's; but I will try to mend my cacology.
-- Lord Byron, The Works and Letters of Lord Byron
Such cacology drives some people to distraction.
-- Linton Weeks, "R Grammar Gaffes Ruining the Language? Maybe Not", NPR
Cacology comes from the root caco- meaning "bad." This prefix occurs in loanwords from Greek. Similarly the suffix -logy is a combining form used in the names of sciences and bodies of knowledge.
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!
Rise and shine!
Ebonics is Cacology.
Joe Biden’s southern cacology will be amusing, but will he mention chains or slavery? When DOES he get to speak? He was speaking to dignitaries while the speakers droned on. I found that very rude.
Up with which I will not put.
So am I the only one who listened to Bill’s speech last night...and Fluke, and Fauxcohauntus?
i went to bed at 9:30 pm, and we had the convention on without the sound prior to that : )
Yes, half the nation was watching football! And who was that team from Dallas that played.....sure didn’t look like the team from last year.
no place to hide at the DNC from your lies, tough to be DWS this week.
SHE offended me the most last night.
can’t stand her, she was on Bill O a few weeks back and had me screaming at her. Nuns, by and large, are an atrocity in this day and age. i am suspicious of 99% of them. They are not holy nor concerned with the spiritual, they are left wing feminist idealogues.
She is one of the most disgusting liberals ever. Every time she opens her mouth something more vile flows out
Looks like she’s had a complete remodel on that face - those big droopy eyes for starters
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