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Word For The Day, Thursday, September 5, 2012 - cacology
dictionaries ad nauseam | 5 September 2012 | Thursday's sub

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.

Example sentences:
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

Etymology:
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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 09/06/2012 3:18:46 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 09/06/2012 3:19:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ebonics is Cacology.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 3:24:32 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge
A for you.
4 posted on 09/06/2012 3:38:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Morning!


5 posted on 09/06/2012 4:03:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 4:41:48 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: secret garden

Up with which I will not put.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 4:43:00 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Clint Eastwood has been invited to chair the next Republican Convention Committee.)
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To: xsmommy

So am I the only one who listened to Bill’s speech last night...and Fluke, and Fauxcohauntus?


8 posted on 09/06/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

i went to bed at 9:30 pm, and we had the convention on without the sound prior to that : )


9 posted on 09/06/2012 4:46:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; NeoCaveman; SoothingDave

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.


10 posted on 09/06/2012 4:56:01 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: tioga
this was interesting. i wonder if the dem staffer who spoke to the Obams that way in the oval ofc is still alive/employed?
11 posted on 09/06/2012 4:57:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
hideous. on stilts.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 5:08:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
LOL amusing story. I like American Thinker's take on MO's speech
13 posted on 09/06/2012 5:12:19 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: secret garden
this nun, in particular, spews unbelievable cacology.
14 posted on 09/06/2012 5:12:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

no place to hide at the DNC from your lies, tough to be DWS this week.


15 posted on 09/06/2012 5:13:58 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

SHE offended me the most last night.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 5:15:33 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

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.


17 posted on 09/06/2012 5:24:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
if this is what she looks like when she blows it dry, then dammit, BLOW IT DRY! she looks at least human in the blowdry pic. Dem women and their hair drive me insane. you know that's my fixation. Hillary=hideous hair, Nancy Pelosi=always impeccably coiffed.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 5:27:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

She is one of the most disgusting liberals ever. Every time she opens her mouth something more vile flows out


19 posted on 09/06/2012 5:31:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Looks like she’s had a complete remodel on that face - those big droopy eyes for starters


20 posted on 09/06/2012 5:33:35 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

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?


21 posted on 09/06/2012 5:36:41 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
this explains a lot. xsteen, at UD, had a number of latina friends of various gradations, one was actually FROM mexico. The group of them went to SA and the mexican would not go to the Alamo with them. What do we know, living up here in GRINGOville pretty much [and though we have plenty of hispanics they are largely from el salvador]. We had no idea there was such fierce opposition to the Alamo among that particular demographic.
22 posted on 09/06/2012 5:37:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


23 posted on 09/06/2012 5:38:15 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

the mama was one of the foundres of La Raza......explains a lot. we need to take our country back. NOW.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 5:39:53 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

That is really good - and the liberals in love with this President would never believe a word of it


25 posted on 09/06/2012 5:44:35 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

In the After shot she looks like Alfreda E. Newman.


26 posted on 09/06/2012 5:45:17 AM PDT by prairie dog
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To: secret garden

Hmmmmn.

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.


27 posted on 09/06/2012 5:46:32 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: secret garden
OMG too funny. "lets ban corporate profits"......the DNC attendees speak.
28 posted on 09/06/2012 5:46:34 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

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.


29 posted on 09/06/2012 5:47:43 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: prairie dog

she does have a set of ears on her!


30 posted on 09/06/2012 5:49:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I thought it was his mother that said it.


31 posted on 09/06/2012 5:49:22 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

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.


32 posted on 09/06/2012 5:50:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: prairie dog

I thought she always looked like Chelsea Clinton.....but then Chelsea had face work done.


33 posted on 09/06/2012 5:50:40 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

Yes it was his mother but I don’t doubt he feels the same way


34 posted on 09/06/2012 5:51:18 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Well, it’s a dam shame they abandoned Hillary once she became Sec. of State.


35 posted on 09/06/2012 5:52:19 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

Isn’t Alamo a crappy car rental company?


36 posted on 09/06/2012 6:07:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Oh that’s a wonderful piece of work by Peter Schiff.


37 posted on 09/06/2012 6:08:12 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

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.


38 posted on 09/06/2012 6:10:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

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.


39 posted on 09/06/2012 6:11:19 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy
local diocese sported some huge signs on their church in the middle of the convention district.
40 posted on 09/06/2012 6:15:02 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

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.


41 posted on 09/06/2012 6:15:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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This is a bizarre story: The DA in Houston is not running for reelection so the position was open for newcomers. At some point in the past few months the man who eventually won the dem nomination said in an interview that if he was a republican he would support his opponent. Apparently being civil at all is completely against the dem playbook so they kicked their OWN GUY off the ballot! Seriously - instead of just saying "next time, don't be so nice" they completely removed him so the republican would have easily won.

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.

42 posted on 09/06/2012 6:23:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Oh wait....sorry - the local DA was defeated in the primary - she didn’t step down. Sorry about that


43 posted on 09/06/2012 6:25:11 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Don’t worry. If he (or she) commits a crime or gets into a scandal, he’ll magically be a “Republican” again.


44 posted on 09/06/2012 6:28:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave
this kid is impressive as all get out.
45 posted on 09/06/2012 6:30:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Good thing we have Barack Obama to multiply this individual success.


46 posted on 09/06/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

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.


47 posted on 09/06/2012 6:36:07 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: secret garden
The lying Cacology of "Me"shell's speech on Wednesday is summed up in a simple phrase, "Weez, down wiff the struggle"
48 posted on 09/06/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy
Howdy!
49 posted on 09/06/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
A for you. Does anyone really miss the gaffer?
50 posted on 09/06/2012 7:01:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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