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Word for the Day, Monday, Sept. 10, 2011-- gainsay
9/10/12 | xs

Posted on 09/10/2012 5:25:10 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 9/10/12

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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".

gainsay; verb

verb (used with object), gain·said, gain·say·ing. 1. to deny, dispute, or contradict. 2. to speak or act against; oppose.

Etymology: "to contradict," c.1300, lit. "say against," from O.E. gegn- "against" + say. "Solitary survival of a once common prefix" [Weekley], which was used to form such now-obsolete compounds as gain-taking "taking back again," gainclap "a counterstroke," gainbuy "redeem," and gainstand "to oppose."

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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

the perfect person to gainsay Obama.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 09/10/2012 5:25:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

good morning!


2 posted on 09/10/2012 5:26:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m in LOVE!

:-)


3 posted on 09/10/2012 5:28:55 AM PDT by left that other site (Dear Father In Heaven,<br> How Hallowed is Your Most WWorry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

After seeing the movie “2016”, I’ve been gainsaying Dinesh D’Sousa all weekend for his wholesale repitition of the false “details” of Obama’s birth. The movie was good, but I think it is a dis-service to the American public and to history to just mindlessly repeat the twaddle of the Hawaiian birth and African paternity when there is so much evidence to the contrary.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 5:31:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy

repitition = repetition


5 posted on 09/10/2012 5:32:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: xsmommy

In...


6 posted on 09/10/2012 5:36:24 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+++


7 posted on 09/10/2012 5:36:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
The recent ad buy in California seems to gainsay the facts of the current polls predicting Obozo's win in November.

Note to pollsters - See:

Carter's, Dukakis', Gore's and Kerry's poll numbers after their conventions......

I don't remember President being attached to their names....Then again maybe my name is Rip Van Winkle and I've missed something here.....

8 posted on 09/10/2012 5:46:29 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy
Here is someone gainsaying the whole Obama is inevitable meme.
9 posted on 09/10/2012 5:51:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: xsmommy
The proper milspeak response to an incoherent or garbled radio transmission is 'Say again, Lima 9'.

Contrarily, A question that needs to be asked of the corrupt and race-baiting Holder with regard to his various defalcations is: 'Mr. Attorney (puke) General, will you gainsay again that your actions in the Philadelphia Black Panther voter intimidation case were improper?'

A proper formulation of an accusatory question in a courtroom is 'Do you deny that you...?'. It is not 'Say againsay that...?'

Today in trading, I'd like to make a nice gain; say, about $4500.

(On a roll, here....   ;^)   )

10 posted on 09/10/2012 5:55:26 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: thingumbob

I had to calm down my paralegal this AM, she came in in a panic bc of the polls showing a bounce for Obams. A+++ i told her she had to look to see which polls and whom they were polling, registered v. likely etc. It’s going to be a nailbiter up to the end.


11 posted on 09/10/2012 5:57:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

need to get that to the paralegal so she can breathe again. thanks. A+++


12 posted on 09/10/2012 5:59:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SAJ

i think decaf is in order!! ; ) A++++


13 posted on 09/10/2012 6:02:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Remind her that its called a convention bounce...then ask her if Dukakis, Gore, or Kerry have President next to their names.......then remind her that Carter was way up too after his convention but Reagan won it in a landslide.

Then add that the Obozo campaign is running TV re-election ads in California. My spouse is there right now and has seem them. California usually gets ignored and don't forget that Obozo has been whining about Romney's cash advantage.

So You gotta ask yourself ...... (In my best Clint Eastwood impression)

........if The election in the bag, why is the Obozo campaign wasting it's precious dollars in California

14 posted on 09/10/2012 6:10:12 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy

If I were to give up smoking, I would gainsay 50 pounds.


15 posted on 09/10/2012 6:15:07 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: xsmommy

“Obamanomics,” so easy to gainsay
Hear what unemployed workers in Spain say
“O” loves socialist smother
Pits brother v. brother
Let’s check on what Abel & Cain say


16 posted on 09/10/2012 6:20:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: xsmommy

Ah, what a start to the day....listening to hero Allen West give a rousing speech. Perfect.


17 posted on 09/10/2012 6:23:03 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy
Good old Joe tries to click
with a rowdy biker chick.
Now he cannot gainsay
in a credible way
that Obama made a lousy pick.

In case you missed it....

18 posted on 09/10/2012 6:31:19 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy
Oh and just out....

Romney raised $111.6 Million in August the third month in a row above 100 Million and the largest amount so far.

No word from the Obozo camp about what he's raised.

19 posted on 09/10/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: tioga

What will it take to open people’s eyes about what frauds these two are?


20 posted on 09/10/2012 6:35:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: thingumbob

i did tell her all of that, i said it will be close but there’s no reason for despair at this point, lots of time yet to go!


21 posted on 09/10/2012 6:44:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Erasmus

hahaha! A+++


22 posted on 09/10/2012 6:47:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

love when you write Rap lyrics, truthy! LOL! A++++


23 posted on 09/10/2012 6:48:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

the expressions on the biker dudes faces are priceless, saw it last night, sent in to my SIL who was peeing her pants over the comments on gatewaypundit.com


24 posted on 09/10/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: thingumbob

i am hopeful.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 6:51:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama’s national press corpse is trainedtosay anything unfavorable about the conservatives, and everything good about The Zero’s positions, problems, and lies.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 6:57:29 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: Robert A. Cook, PE

yep A+


27 posted on 09/10/2012 6:58:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’d gainsay the gain said to take have taken place for Obama recently by the pollsters — it’s at best temporary, at worst manipulative again by the Media outlets…


28 posted on 09/10/2012 7:05:05 AM PDT by mikrofon (Still running on Empty)
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To: thingumbob

Obama beat him this month.


29 posted on 09/10/2012 7:25:16 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

Not sure if we can trust the numbers with these guys, but it doesn’t matter cuz obozo has bills to pay already with that money.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: mikrofon

I would love to see the REAL internal #s the campaigns are getting.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: mikrofon

hopefully it’s just the bounce. A+++


32 posted on 09/10/2012 8:35:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I don’t believe the polls for one red minute. Listening to Rush now, he is reminding people that Republicans won in LANDSLIDES just 2 years ago and things and opinions have only gotten worse for the empty chair.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 9:37:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i totally believe that, but my glass half empty self reminds me that the American people are stupid and elected him with no experience whatsoever once [which i did not believe possible]. i think the odds are against his reelection, but it’s not without question. i feel positive and not discouraged. xsbaby was one of the 55,000 out knocking on doors this past Super Saturday, in swing states. Tomorrow the campaign will not door knock or call, out of respect for 9/11, but instead are collecting things for troop care packages, so xsbaby will take stuff after school and help do that tomorrow.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 9:54:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Good for her! I’m sure she is making a difference out there. Yikes, there is a lot of barking here, thanks to the city chipper trucks out there chopping my branches.


35 posted on 09/10/2012 10:23:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

we had a BAD storm on Sat late afternoon. lots of big branches down and our power was out from 5 pm til 4 am. Sat PM to Sunday AM. It cooled off and was beautiful yesterday and today though. Got rid of the gross humidity.


36 posted on 09/10/2012 10:26:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave
don't know about yinz but when i'm doing laundry it's all i can do, not to pop one of these lucious little items into my gob!
37 posted on 09/10/2012 10:33:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You & Chuck Schumer.


38 posted on 09/10/2012 10:38:14 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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what in the world does he mistake it for? candy? bc there is nothing FOODLIKE about the dang things. and if anything the stuff smells like perfume and not a foodlike smell. i haven’t seen chocolate scented laundry pods yet!


39 posted on 09/10/2012 11:12:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
we had a BAD storm on Sat late afternoon. lots of big branches down and our power was out from 5 pm til 4 am. good thing your favorite toys are battery powered.
40 posted on 09/10/2012 11:27:50 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

I meant your IPAD, perv


41 posted on 09/10/2012 11:28:38 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

Chuck rhymes with Suck.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

I heard they sample a disproportionate number of ‘rats in some of those polls-

Everyone who dared to gainsay
Obama’s telling of mediscare cuts
Was labeled cruel and uncaring
As well as certifiably nuts-

Ryan throws the wheelchair bound
Off a cliff to the rocks below
In an ill-thought political ad-
But now there’s a brand new show

Just in from Sebelius and the gang
Get in line for your vouchers now-
If you’re quick, you might be treated
Even better than a horse or a cow


43 posted on 09/10/2012 12:43:24 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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I think those little laundry pods look a bit like the photo of jewel candies beside the recipe for same in a candy and cookie cookbook I have. But to xs’s point, does anyone eat even a visually appealing food item if it doesn’t have an odor of food?


44 posted on 09/10/2012 12:57:00 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

my SIL reminded me that my niece, who is now 26 yo and a librarian, drank something lemony smelling from her grandmothers detergent cup when she was small. She didn’t even get sick, just said i do NOT LIKE whatever grandmother has in that cup, it does NOT taste good. xsSIL called poison control and they said just give them plenty to drink to dilute it. this little piglet is the same niece who came to xshub and i, when they were visiting and before we had kids of our own, to ask “Can i have this candybar [a supersized snickers, gigunda!]” and i said, well you have to ask your mom and she replied “but she’ll say no!”


45 posted on 09/10/2012 1:14:36 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

What kind of household cleaner was it? That child was lucky indeed.

While one of my mom’s sisters was stationed in Italy with her husband, they went on a train trip to Paris. They bought a bunch of small gifts-mostly humorous and odd ones-and sent them to family and friends. The ones they sent to my parents were a foil box of chocolate covered ant squares, and a little tin with a pretty picture of a woman in a sari on it that contained what looked like malted milk balls-they were actually flavored laxative.

My brother and I did sample the ants on a dare-they weren’t that bad-but one of my cousins ate several of the laxative candy things just because the tin was so pretty she assumed it contained real candy. She was really in a bad way for a couple of days, and we have never let her forget it.


46 posted on 09/10/2012 1:47:36 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

No one can gainsay that the DNC was an absolute ZOO. Assorted white and minority trash festooned with stupid hats and union buttons, a radical San Antonio mayor with his MONSTER mother from La Raza Unida, a fake college student, a fake Indian, the ghosts of Bill clinton and Joe Biden, and hijab-clad muslimahs cheering for women’s “rights”.

To top it all off, there was obama, spouting a bunch of teleprompter-driven drivel, including saying that a “community” built a business, not an entrepreneur. But if you want to see what obama REALLY wants to do for a second term, buy a ticket to “2016: obama’s America”.


47 posted on 09/10/2012 2:10:45 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: xsmommy

I turned on the TV and there was that picture of Joe Biden with a woman apparently sitting on his lap, with a biker jacket type guy on each side-is he auditioning to do Bill Clinton’s gig now?


48 posted on 09/10/2012 2:23:22 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

There was a funny #game making up names of Joe’s biker gang. There were some good ones.


49 posted on 09/10/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

M: I came here for a good argument.
A: No you didn’t; no, you came here for an argument.

M: An argument isn’t just contradiction.

A: It can be.

M: No it can’t. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.

A: No it isn’t.

M: Yes it is! It’s not just contradiction.

A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.

M: Yes, but that’s not just saying ‘No it isn’t.’

A: Yes it is!

M: No it isn’t!

A: Yes it is!

M: Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.

(short pause)

A: No it isn’t.


50 posted on 09/10/2012 4:51:28 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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