Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday October 16, 2012
Posted on 10/16/2012 5:08:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, October 16, 2012
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".
1.of or pertaining to the ordinary, everyday, current form of a language; vernacular.
2. of or pertaining to the common people; popular.
3. of, pertaining to, or noting the simplified form of hieratic writing used in ancient Egypt between 700 b.c. and a.d. 500.
[181525; < Greek dēmotikós popular, plebeian, equivalent to dēmót ( ēs ) a plebeian (derivative of dêmos; see demo-) + -ikos -ic]
What? I've been demoted?
I hope obama really steps in it when he mentions the demotic 47% at tonight’s debate and Romney wipes the floor with him.
In the speech of the Kenyan-in-Chief, we witness a rapid progression from the demotic through the demagogic to the demonic.
The demotic of the left is demonic to the right.
Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade were holding a demotic discussion this AM on how to pronounce Long Island. Gretchhhen (from MN) insisted that you pronounce a hard G and run it together when saying Long Island — sort of Longisland. Brian (who lives on Long Island) insisted that it is 2 words and pronounced just as it reads — Long (rhymes with strong) Island.
I thought that Long Island natives called it lawnguyland, running it all together. If others say it that way, it’s because of how the natives said it.
An uninitiated normal speaker of English would say it as if it was two words.
We need to demote this disparaging demotic denizen of the depths.
The debate tonight will be chaotic
Romney clever, Obama demotic
No doubt Candy Crowley
Will treat our guy foully
What a set-up! The left is despotic
Interesting article from Frank Rich. Yes, that Frank Rich.
I was amused that Gretchen (from Minnesota and educated in CA) would have this EXTENDED argument over how to pronounce Long Island with a native born resident. She carried on for quite some time — over at least 2 segments. Steve just looked befuddled and said that he’d never heard that in Kansas! LOL.
The Mainstream Media Meme is that the Republicans, i.e, the Tea Party and other conservatives are hard to the right whereas the democrats are in the center. My question: If democrats are in the center, who the hell is on the far left? Castro?
It’s probably an exaggeration of reality. For instance, some outsiders think we Pittsburghers have an accent.
Having lived in several parts of the country I can attest that once you are living some place for a while, you no longer “hear” the regional accent. When I first moved to Wisconsin, I noticed a distinct Wisconsin accent. Now, I can no longer hear it, nor describe it. It’s a nasal tone on “n”s, I think. That doesn’t count for our “regional words”, however. Bubbler, Stop and Go lights, You betcha, etc.
There’s something to your vowels that makes it distinct. That and the ease with which you pronounce those Indian names, like “Manitowac.”
Free wifi on the high speed Italo train . Wish I wasn’t facing backwards.
How fast is 250km/hr?
Vernacular? Ole Vern bought himself one those Japanese cars, an Acular. Real nice car, that Vern Acular.
10 km is 6.2 miles, so 155 mph.
It’s LawnGuy-Land, emphasis on “Guy” not Lawn.
That’s supposedly our speed. Hey the us could use high speed rail/Willie green LOL!
What? I've been demoted?
We need to demote the demonoaf now in the White House.
Yes, they are demotic, the poll regularly and everyday.
Yes. I think it is in the vowels. They sort of glissande, one into the other. And Wisconsinites are very precise. We enuciate clearly — most of the time. Greta Van Sustern and Paul Ryan are two who do NOT linger over every syllable. Their speech is quite clipped — rapid fire. Come to think of it, Sen. Ron Johnson speaks the same way, and so does Tommy Thompson. Clipped and short.
It is 73, gray and raining off and on-my favorite Fall weather...
If Obama begins tonight’s debate
With an appeal to the demotic
It may not have the desired result-
It could end up being chaotic
He still just does not understand
His rhetoric is almost a curse
To all but the modern Roman mob-
It fuels class warfare and worse
And making Hillary walk the plank-
To take the heat and the fall
Only proves he screwed up Bengazi
And fumnbled that 2 AM call...
Hillary does win a pyrrhic victory on that one...
I worked with a woman from Long Island once-a fellow military wife. She pronounced it “lawnguyland”, all run together. When she said “talk”, it sounded like “towk”, “do you want” was “dyawant”, etc.
Amused? She’s an idiot. Can’t stand her. I tuned her out, when she kept up I shut off my TV. They used to be amusing...back in the day with E D Hill. I jumped out of bed in the morning to turn it on then. Now? I could care less.
When E.D. Hill was on F&F, MrT5 and I used to watch it in the morning before we left for work, but not much after she left-now, I seldom watch it at all. If I’m have work, I just watch news and weather and go, or head for the trails and forest if I’m not on a job or doing an estimate. What ever happened to E.D. Hill, anyway?
Edye Tarbox, as she was known when a local anchor here in the 80s, was the guest host on Glenn Beck’s TV program just last week.
I saw that about Crazy Joe on Twitter last night. Amazingly stupid or senile. Pick one.
When FOX dropped her she went to CNN, but I refuse to go there. Guess she is with Beck now. I liked her.