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
She kept using the phrase “nuns on the bus” and I kept yelling back what? are you the one chanting “wheels on the bus” as Obama runs it over his latest scapegoats?
It’s kind of like the more lies she tells the more evil she gets out of her and the better she looks? I have a weird sense of things this morning...comes from watching two nights of the DNC.
the mama was one of the foundres of La Raza......explains a lot. we need to take our country back. NOW.
That is really good - and the liberals in love with this President would never believe a word of it
In the After shot she looks like Alfreda E. Newman.
While studying the failed speeches and lying texts at the soon-to-be-finished democrat socialists’ convention might be painful, it really just smells like the cacology of BS and sewage.
The Alamo is one of the most important historical locations in the entire State of Texas and for this man to be Mayor of that city and have those feelings about the Alamo is just disgusting. Apparently that is my word for the day, disgusting.
she does have a set of ears on her!
I thought it was his mother that said it.
I think it is more likely that the more vocal she becomes, much like Hillary years ago, the more others step in to help her look more presentable. They probably had to find the right way to approach an ego like that and eventually did.
I thought she always looked like Chelsea Clinton.....but then Chelsea had face work done.
Yes it was his mother but I don’t doubt he feels the same way
Well, it’s a dam shame they abandoned Hillary once she became Sec. of State.
Isn’t Alamo a crappy car rental company?
Oh that’s a wonderful piece of work by Peter Schiff.
Speaking of hair, was that really the hairstyle they chose for Elizabeth Warren. It took me a few minutes to process, then I remembered there was football on.
I saw Fluke. Apparently Paul Ryan proposed some legislation to make sure some percentage of pregnant women who show up to emergency rooms die. So, I learned that.
One of the NR wags questioned whether she has business cards with “birth control martyr” printed on them.
If I didn’t know it was real, I would suspect The Onion. It was awesome. Fools. And they are the leaders of the Dem party? No wonder.
Yes, those are delegates to a major party convention.
They are dumber than the people Jay Leno interviews on the “man on the street” bits.
So yesterday every time the story aired locally, they said a REPUBLICAN Judge will decide if the democrat will win his suit to be put back on the ballot despite the efforts of the local dem party. All day...."republican judge"...... well that republican judge ruled that he COULD be on the ballot so today...he's a judge. Period. No mention of his party affiliation.
Oh wait....sorry - the local DA was defeated in the primary - she didn’t step down. Sorry about that
Don’t worry. If he (or she) commits a crime or gets into a scandal, he’ll magically be a “Republican” again.
Good thing we have Barack Obama to multiply this individual success.
If it wasn’t for the road there, the kid wouldn’t have built his business. So really, BO is to be commended for his success, not the kid.
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