Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, October 4, 2012 - strepitous
Posted on 10/04/2012 4:30:44 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".
strepitous \STREP-i-tuhs\, adjective
But what strepitous sounds, what harmonious tumult diverts my attention to another part ?
-- José Francisco de Isla, The History of the Famous Preacher, Friar Gerund de Campazas
Here is no idyllic meditative retreat from the strepitous city but a scene of virile actionfields sounding with human labor, vibrating with human energy.
-- Beulah B. Amram, "Swinburne and Carducci," The Yale Review
Strepitous stems from the Latin word strepit which meant "noise."
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! Let the strepitous celebration begin!
Did you love it or what? Cap’n Precious is going down.
Actually, I think this is an October surprise the news media gave to themselves.....
I was so happy last night I thought I would pee myself and I was howling thank you MSM for not teaching this empty suit how to be President. By NEVER challenging his positions for all these years.....teleprompter boy never had to know anything and it really showed last night.
It's hard to take criticism when your a Narcissist. That's why Obozo looked so uncomfortable and defensive and he absolutely didn't like being challenged so he ended up looking like he was seething at Romney all night long as well.
Yep, the shine is off and we all know that a new car never looks so good as when you first drive it off the lot...and you can't cover it up by hanging wallpaper if you don't have something solid to stick it to.
Loved the line “trickle down government”.....and it does NOT work. I have been on a high since the opening minutes. Obama is going down, last night was a prelude. Instead of prepping he cruised by Hoover Dam.....and I am guessing that MO used that profanity last night while celebrating their anniversary.
all i could think about was he had to go home with her after that was over and what a nightmare that must have been!
Romney: “You don’t just pick winners and losers, you pick losers.” Then he highlights Solyndra and others. Wow. Statistic of the millions he gave to these companies equals 70 years of tax breaks for oil companies. WOW. Romney slaughtered Obama on so many issues. Mitt was AWESOME.
Between BO and MO I was wondering who was going to the get the beating and who was going to be giving it out last night.
My LOL moment was when Romeny was saying how Obama should have taken the Simpson Bowles commission plan and run with it, taking it to Congress and pushing for its passage.
Obama says “That’s what we did.”
Delusional. He believes his own BS.
oh i think MOO wears the pants in that house!! LOL!
All very true. But what's Mitt going to do for an encore, huh?
Well maybe not to the hardcore deluded believers, but to everyone else, i think Obama was finally exposed as NOT all that smart, NOT all that articulate, and that the myth of this superhuman brainiac was burst finally.
i simply cannot wait to see Beckel on the Five today, the other four will be positively strepitous. and his obsession yesterday with SPECIFICs should be completely satiated. Romney had specifics, Obama had nuttin.
Next debate is on Foreign Policy, Obama’s strong suit, right? “I killed Osama” Obama has NO successes there. I hope Romney is equally prepped for that subject. I realize biz is Romney’s strong suit, but he better keep on the offensive and dismantle the notion Obama knows anything about FP.
Speaking of hard core believers, when Bill Maher tweets that you DO need a teleprompter, you LOST.
I’m sure Obama will be better prepared and “on his game” next time, he took this for granted it seemed. All Mitt has to do is hold steady, prepare equally well and do what he did last night. Anyone who can needle the Obams, get under his skin even a LITTLE bit, will be rewarded with him revealing himself as small, petty and think skinned, and it is not a pretty sight.
oh i know. when chrissy matthews is breaking down into tears and screaming ROMNEY IS WINNING, then you know you lost.
Romney should have hit on how Freddie and Fannie and “community organizers” led to so many bad loans. That’s probably my only complaint.
yeah, there is always room for improvement, but who really thought that he would do as spectacularly as he did? maybe Ann? maybe.
did the FPL really tear up? LMAO
One of the more fun things on twitter is to read the pundits who were, if not full-on Mitt bashers, then Mitt skeptics and deriders during the primary season, now embracing and championing him in this success. I saw someone tweet: the good news is Romney won the debate, the bad news is that he’s still a moderate. yeah, he is, and that is perhaps what will sway the independents to him. a raving rightwinger, which the unappeasable purists of FR hunger for, would have no prayer of that.
oh i have to find the video and post it, it was UNBELIEVABLY hilarious. he was SHRIEKING!
I am doing a Strepitous Happy Dance!
Last night, “O” rode in on the tepid bus
He was dull, made the right-wingers strepitous
No thoughts, no defense
Romney’s victory was immense
While Barack and the libs showed “decrepit us”
Well, let’s face it, a lot of us have 2 fears:
1. That Romney will lose.
2. That Romney will win.
Very good debate. Looks like we might just get to live with fear #2.
spoken like a true Eeyore ; ) It’s a grey gloomy day no matter how you look at it, LMAO!!
I’m sure Lehrer is getting some criticism, but I thought this was one of the few times that the candidates debated, instead of the moderator trying to insert himself into the mix with clever or “gotcha” questions. Throw out a topic and let ‘em go at it.
I liked it.
Last night, the O-rator seemed to suffer from a case of strepitous throat...
I liked the format. I liked the light hand on the moderating. I liked that the moderator did not make himself the story too.
I don't know, Neo. Maybe trim your eyebrows?
The debate format was awesome. They got to go back and forth and it highlighted their positions. Americans met the real Romney last night, and he’s getting a second date.
and i’m pretty sure, since Lehrer appears to be the focus of the libs criticism, along with Obama, that the next debate will have the moderators much more involved and more obviously attempting to help O and screw Mitt. They won’t leave that to chance again, the mod will be given his marching orders.
Hey, option #2 is preferrable....
Which will be obvious and backfire on the people who saw this first debate.
obviously! i am just teasing you, but you are an Eeyore to the core!
yes, i don’t think it will work. But they are faulting Lehrer for letting the debate “get away from him,” which can only mean letting the debate go against O.
i would pay $ to have witnessed MOO and O’s first words to each other after that. clearly she would have said what the HELL was that? for starters!
Ann Coulter was her strepitous self this morning when she quipped that when Mitt’s sons hit the stage to congratulate their dad on the debate, Michelle Obama looked like she wanted to go home with Mitt, rather than Barack — anniversary, or not.
Another line that I liked was shen Mitt said that he had 5 sons so he was used to people repeating the same thing over and over, hoping that eventually he’d believe it, but Obama’s portrayal of Mitt’s tax plan was not accurate no matter how often he miis-portrays it. Zing
Some of the more hilarious lines from Twitter during the debate were Jonah saying shouldn’t Romney take out a bag labeled OBAMA’s LUNCH and start eating it. Dennis Miller said, i hope ASSKICKING is covered by Obamacare. And Laura saying that Obama was blinking out a hostage request for help to Valerie Jarrett. i was howling!
Someone noted that Sasha and Malia, sensing weakness, hit dad up for an increased allowance last night.
So, as I have no personal experience: What do the FReepers think of the debate?
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