Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, Sept. 10, 2011-- gainsay
Posted on 09/10/2012 5:25:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 9/10/12
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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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No pushing at the door please!
I’m in LOVE!
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.
repitition = repetition
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.....
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.... ;^) )
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.
need to get that to the paralegal so she can breathe again. thanks. A+++
i think decaf is in order!! ; ) A++++
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
If I were to give up smoking, I would gainsay 50 pounds.
“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
Ah, what a start to the day....listening to hero Allen West give a rousing speech. Perfect.
In case you missed it....
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.
What will it take to open people’s eyes about what frauds these two are?
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!
love when you write Rap lyrics, truthy! LOL! A++++
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
i am hopeful.
Obama’s national press corpse is trainedtosay anything unfavorable about the conservatives, and everything good about The Zero’s positions, problems, and lies.
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
Obama beat him this month.
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.
I would love to see the REAL internal #s the campaigns are getting.
hopefully it’s just the bounce. A+++
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.
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.
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.
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.
You & Chuck Schumer.
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!
I meant your IPAD, perv
Chuck rhymes with Suck.
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
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?
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!”
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.
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”.
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?
There was a funny #game making up names of Joe’s biker gang. There were some good ones.
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.
A: No it isn’t.
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