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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".

demotic [dih-mot-ik]

-adj

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.

[1815–25; < Greek dēmotikós popular, plebeian, equivalent to dēmót ( ēs ) a plebeian (derivative of dêmos; see demo-) + -ikos -ic]


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1 posted on 10/16/2012 5:08:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Go.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
"Go."

What? I've been demoted?

3 posted on 10/16/2012 5:15:33 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The Administration styles itself as 'Leading from Behind'. I call that 'Following'. -- Mitt Romney)
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To: SoothingDave

I hope obama really steps in it when he mentions the demotic 47% at tonight’s debate and Romney wipes the floor with him.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 5:18:38 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SoothingDave

In the speech of the Kenyan-in-Chief, we witness a rapid progression from the demotic through the demagogic to the demonic.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 5:18:58 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoothingDave

The demotic of the left is demonic to the right.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 5:19:26 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave

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.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 5:23:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 5:27:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
I wonder if O'bamboozled will launch into his demotic "I'm a black man" accent to answer the softballs that were pre-debate selected by Candy "Cow"ley for this evenings debate.
9 posted on 10/16/2012 5:30:06 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SoothingDave

We need to demote this disparaging demotic denizen of the depths.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 5:31:57 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SoothingDave

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


11 posted on 10/16/2012 5:40:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

http://nymag.com/news/politics/elections-2012/tea-party-2012-10/

Interesting article from Frank Rich. Yes, that Frank Rich.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 5:45:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 5:50:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

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?


14 posted on 10/16/2012 5:59:39 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s probably an exaggeration of reality. For instance, some outsiders think we Pittsburghers have an accent.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 6:06:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 6:21:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There’s something to your vowels that makes it distinct. That and the ease with which you pronounce those Indian names, like “Manitowac.”


17 posted on 10/16/2012 6:27:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Free wifi on the high speed Italo train . Wish I wasn’t facing backwards.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

How fast is 250km/hr?


19 posted on 10/16/2012 6:30:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Vernacular

Vernacular? Ole Vern bought himself one those Japanese cars, an Acular. Real nice car, that Vern Acular.

20 posted on 10/16/2012 6:31:01 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

10 km is 6.2 miles, so 155 mph.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 6:32:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s LawnGuy-Land, emphasis on “Guy” not Lawn.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 6:39:09 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: SoothingDave

That’s supposedly our speed. Hey the us could use high speed rail/Willie green LOL!


23 posted on 10/16/2012 6:41:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NicknamedBob; SoothingDave; xsmommy
“Go.”

What? I've been demoted?

We need to demote the demonoaf now in the White House.

24 posted on 10/16/2012 6:43:42 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: SoothingDave
Obama is about to be demoted, even the demotic PPP says so.

Yes, they are demotic, the poll regularly and everyday.

25 posted on 10/16/2012 7:20:22 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: SoothingDave

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.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 9:20:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
Demotic is what results after you remove crap from the Party.
27 posted on 10/16/2012 9:43:02 AM PDT by mikrofon (.. Sorta ..)
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To: SoothingDave

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...


28 posted on 10/16/2012 9:57:39 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; SoothingDave

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.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 10:09:59 AM 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
Guess who is no longer an Eyeore?


30 posted on 10/16/2012 10:10:43 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: SoothingDave
That's just Joe, say the demotic dems when he lies again and again. Are we the only ones that are sick to death of this guy?
31 posted on 10/16/2012 10:32:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 11:26:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

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?


33 posted on 10/16/2012 11:38:53 AM 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

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.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

I saw that about Crazy Joe on Twitter last night. Amazingly stupid or senile. Pick one.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 11:49:37 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5; SoothingDave

When FOX dropped her she went to CNN, but I refuse to go there. Guess she is with Beck now. I liked her.


36 posted on 10/16/2012 11:52:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Both. Everyone needs to read this and pass it around.
37 posted on 10/16/2012 4:06:43 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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