Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, September 13, 2012 - tu quoque
Posted on 09/13/2012 4:13:08 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".
tu quoque \ˈtü-ˈkwō-kwē, ˈtyü-, -ˈkō-\ noun, interjection
you likewise: a retort made by a person accused of a crime implying that the accuser is also guilty of the same crime
We found this quote through Weigel, who thinks he has effectively answered conservative criticism of the current administration with a tu quoque. But in contrast with the Bush State Department, neither the president nor Mrs. Clinton vigorously, or even limply, defended the right of free speech.
---James Taranto, Best of the Web, WSJ, 9/12/12
1671, from Latin, literally "thou also" (or, in modern slang, "so are you!"); an argument which consists in retorting accusations.
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!
When conservatives claim that we’re broke, we
Are hit with the liberals’ tu quoque
“George Bush did it too!”
And while all that is true
Next to Barry, George spent quite slow-pokely
Romney’s objection to the Administration’s apology to the Cairo agitators was met by a tu quoque from the Obama-fawnign media who tried to shame him for raising the question.
Romney’s objection to the Administration’s apology to the Cairo agitators was met by a tu quoque from the Obama-fawning media who tried to shame him for raising the question.
It makes me, like Indiana Jones, sigh "more in sadness than in anger" in response to the ever-escalating point-counterpoint, and reach instead for a way to end the argument with finality.
Which would obviate the possibility or utility of a tu quoque, n'est-ce pas?
I know you are but what am I? ; )
Meanwhile, in Fayette county...
Nobis quoque peccatoribus to us also, thy sinful servants.
Btw we had to circle before landing last night and landed half an hour late so that the Kenyan might get airborne. Been up since 4 am. Internal clock goes off no matter what.
A rather incongruous image came to mind of a stereotypical hood utilizing the Latin form:
"Tu quoque, bud, I ain't takin' the rap alone!"
A+ for you. Send me a link. Welcome to WFTD!
Thug Latin, worth an A+!
Don’t fall asleep while sunning yourself by the pool.
BTW, I thought Mitt Romney looked more Presidential in his press conference the the current Idiot in Chief>
These deaths overseas are going to slime Hilary as well Since she is the Secretary of State when it all went down.
.....good bye 2016 Presidential bid if Romney wins.
I agree. A+ for you.
While the guys were sitting around the garage this word came up along with...(not to mention...well,... not to mention) from last night.
Guillum said he added several foot/pounds of tu quoque as well as over 20 ho respower to his re stored Hudson sedan.
Some times he is just tu coo coo.
Xshub has his meeting from now. I’m breakfasting poolside then I have a massage scheduled. He walked me thru the casino part. How weird. We’re staying at the four seasons which sits atop the Mandalay Bay. I need to get my bearings bc I’m exploring alone. I was taking pix with my phone and he was acting embarrassed of me! I said when am I ever going to see these people again?? It just looks so odd to me. I’d never choose this as a destination but it’s fun since I’ve never been. Soother didn’t pick up on my movie reference the other night. Lost In America with Albert Brooks and Julie something. Retire and plan to travel the country they stop in Vegas she gets sucked in and LOSES THE NEST EGG of life savings to the gambling tables. I told Xshub, I hope I don’t lose the nest egg !
Who gets Albert Brooks references?
Take $40 or $60 and go play some quarter slot machines. Try the ones with the real reels, not the video ones.
It’s cheaper than a massage and it might have a happy ending!
I’m too intimidated to do it on my own ill wait for Xshub.
Have you ever seen Defending Your Life? It might be the best Albert Brooks movie ever.
Newlyweds. We celebrated 29 years this past weekend.
Ha-ha! I corrected it to 28 and it went through wrong anyway. We’re on our 29th year now.
Wasn’t watching a lot of Albert Brooks movies in my high school years. Or ever. Are there even a lot of Albert Brooks movies?
It probably is. Not that that's saying much.
My wife has a copy of it. I've seen parts of it, but never sat through from beginning to ending.
Obv you were a child bride ; ) we waited til we had both graduated law school, passed the bar and both had jobs. Guess he could have thrown me over had I tripped up on any of those steps!
We had finished grad school by then. That’s where we met. But we both started school when we were 4.
Thank you for the link. I was hoping it would explain when the phrase was first used. It is a good reminder that we are all sinners.
*No celebrities from the 1980's were actually harmed.
Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog
It just brought up a weird pic. I don’t want to register because I need to clean this computer of junk anyway(very sloooow lately). But thanks for showing how to spell his name!
Xsbaby got to shake mitts mitt today! No Ryan at this one I guess. Also I spent my hour long massage convincing an undecided NV voter. She thanked me for the info.
That is very cool.
Mitt is in town Friday.
Very cool! He went to her school? And good job talking your masseuse into thinking clearly before she casts a vote.
New Scott Baio sitcom.
Everyone I’ve talked to today is freaked out by what is going on, and I can’t figure out why-I’ve been expecting something to happen on 9-11 again since Obama went on his first apology tour...
Obama didn’t really apologize-
He made Hillary do it instead
He’ll make her the fall guy
In case more people end up dead
And when she gets pounced on,
She’ll say tu quoque-not fair!
While the emperor goes off golfing
And campaigning without a care
She wanted a high profile job,
But she forgot, like many of us-
That guy who signs your paycheck
Can throw you under the nearest bus
I keep having these flashbacks to the Carter hostage debacle-the similarities are uncanny, aren’t they? I remember someone doing a spoof of the Knack’s tune “My Sharona”, calling it “Ayatollah”-I don’t remember the words, but it was funny.
Noi, I hadn’t-very clever and apporopriate...
I meant “no”...
The logic of the Liberal....
Criminal bombs abortion clinic, we blame the criminal, not the abortionist.
Idiot makes film, Criminals bomb our embassies, we blame the idiot.