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Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 24, 2012-- Pyrrhic

Posted on 10/24/2012 5:28:00 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 24, 2012-- Pyrrhic

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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".

Pyrrhic [pir-ik] First syllable has short “i” sound, as in “pyramid,” NOT funeral “pyre.”

hear it pronounced

adjective
of, pertaining to, or resembling Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, or his costly victory.

Word Origin & History

Pyrrhic 1885, from Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, who defeated Roman armies at Asculum, 280 B.C.E., but at such cost to his own troops that he was unable to follow up and attack Rome itself, and is said to have remarked, "one more such victory and we are lost."

Related forms
Pyrrhus -noun (ˈpɪrəs)

1. 319--272 bc , king of Epirus (306--272). He invaded Italy but was ultimately defeated by the Romans (275 bc )
2. another name for Neoptolemus


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If, as many in the media are claiming, Obama prevailed in the final debate, it may prove to be a Pyrrhic victory; win the debate (with sarcastic, snarky talking points) but lose the election.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 5:28:08 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Good morning, all.

If anyone wants on (or off) the PING LIST, please let me know.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 5:30:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Morning honey bunny!


3 posted on 10/24/2012 5:37:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

OH, at first glance I thought “honey bunny” was y’all’s word of the day.

:)


4 posted on 10/24/2012 5:40:53 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: xsmommy

Buongiorno, cara mia! You must still be on Rome time. You're first.

5 posted on 10/24/2012 5:44:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Sometimes one loses a battle,

Only to WIN the War.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 5:45:03 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: onyx

Over in the Teacher's Lounge, we often have our own Word For The Day.

7 posted on 10/24/2012 5:45:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: onyx

No, but close. It’s “maple syrup badger”.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 5:47:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: left that other site

I'd gladly "lose" a debate to win the election. Apparently, Mitt concurs.

9 posted on 10/24/2012 5:48:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Continuing to wake up at ungodly early hours, taking today off. Should’ve taken Monday off but didn’t.


10 posted on 10/24/2012 5:50:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: onyx; TruthShallSetYouFree

Hey good idea, we should devote a day to words on endearments as a special unit!


11 posted on 10/24/2012 5:52:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

And, to clarify things, I do NOT believe that Mitt “LOST” ANY of the debates.

Just My Humble Opinion.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 5:52:55 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave
It’s “maple syrup badger”.

Must be from somewhere near Wisconsin, or Canada.

13 posted on 10/24/2012 5:54:16 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Hillary’s minions may have kept their costs down in monitoring Libyia, but it became a Pyrrhic victory after the Ambassador and 3 other Americans were killed. NNOw that the details are emerging, their boss will lose the election, I’m convinced.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 5:58:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Pyrrhic: 1) An uneducated rural person standing on a boat dock or
2) A drench taken to prevent Pyrrorhea.
15 posted on 10/24/2012 5:58:58 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: xsmommy
Hey good idea, we should devote a day to words on endearments as a special unit!

I love when you call me "special unit."

16 posted on 10/24/2012 6:02:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A++
Finally—somebody actually used the Word For The Day in a sentence!


17 posted on 10/24/2012 6:04:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You are most def special, Truthy! ; )


18 posted on 10/24/2012 6:04:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Cowman

A++
Heh, heh—”pier hick.”


19 posted on 10/24/2012 6:06:58 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: xsmommy

Grazie.


20 posted on 10/24/2012 6:09:28 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL. You’re so sweet! Thank you very much, “sweetie-pie, honey bunch.”


21 posted on 10/24/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SoothingDave

Maple syrup badger....LOL.


22 posted on 10/24/2012 6:13:32 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: xsmommy

OKay! Please ping me on that day.
I might get an A+ for endearments. :)


23 posted on 10/24/2012 6:15:38 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
Thank you very much, “sweetie-pie, honey bunch.”

Can't help myself.

24 posted on 10/24/2012 6:20:09 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: xsmommy

I finally got an automated survey on our local congressional election and the presidential one, too. I was shocked. If they call again, I will give them a phony answer. It asked about unions...LOL....here in this part of the state there are not that many unions.


25 posted on 10/24/2012 6:24:46 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: xsmommy
DH has 4 Halloween inflatables, 3 trees lit up in orange and 1 bush in purple lights, cool orange lightbulbs in the garage and back patio, 4 ghosts in the dining room window, and 10 jack-o-lanterns and one flaming pot of witches brew in the rest of the windows. RME Wait till I show him this house. this guy has a singing house extravaganza. DH will be jealous.
26 posted on 10/24/2012 6:33:41 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I would have been quicker, but YOU took the first sentence that came to my mind before I’d even read your example! I had to think up a new one. LOL.


27 posted on 10/24/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I just realized that if you collapse today’s word into one syllable, it becomes a synonym for David Axelrod.


28 posted on 10/24/2012 6:52:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Our yare candidate, Mitt Romney, won all the debates with a cunning rarely seen in a Republican candidate. Our POTUS sneered and stabbed at Romney with an aggressiveness that delighted many in the last debate. His pyrrhic victory was a tactic most likey from an Alinsky style enchiridion. However, the results on November 6th will be irrefragable.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Oh, that reminds me to check his twitter account. He has posted nothing on the last debate. That didn’t stop me from tweeting HIM.


30 posted on 10/24/2012 7:06:36 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: tioga

A+++
I love all the review words.


31 posted on 10/24/2012 7:17:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I do worry sometimes that even should Mitt win, it might be a pyrrhic victory, as bit by bit Conservative planks in the Republican Platform are replaced with Pop planks, with all the stability of a liberal facing reality.


32 posted on 10/24/2012 7:19:12 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

A++
If Mitt wins, at least we’ll still have a republic, intend of a czar-laden, executive order-driven, from the top down dictatorship.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 7:24:16 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Found this while browsing games for my student. Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
34 posted on 10/24/2012 7:29:32 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Hillary’s minions may have kept their costs down in monitoring Libyia, but it became a Pyrrhic victory after the Ambassador and 3 other Americans were killed. NNOw that the details are emerging, their boss will lose the election, I’m convinced.”

Just living in the White House and studying with Saul Alinsky, hater of America, did not qualify Hillary to run for president or be appointed to any federal job. Think about it, folks. Just because she wanted it so bad did not substitute for her lack of an actual career. So we have a president with NO EXPERIENCE appointing a Secretary of State with no experience. This can not continue.


35 posted on 10/24/2012 7:31:30 AM PDT by Best and Brightest (So many secrets still. Who is this creep who calls himself Obama?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Did you see that blackface skit on national news? Sadly, just down the road from me is where it all happened. I totally missed that it happened here in Tioga County, NY.
36 posted on 10/24/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: Best and Brightest

It will be so refreshing to be proud of our POTUS and his cabihnet again.


37 posted on 10/24/2012 7:39:33 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: tioga

your Halloween house sounds incredible.


38 posted on 10/24/2012 7:51:59 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: NeoCaveman

Yeah, it’s pretty cool. I forgot the lighted spider web on the tree trunk. Still, it’s not as much as he does for Christmas. Too bad we live next door to the 2 dobermans and neighbors fear walking by our house.


39 posted on 10/24/2012 7:55:19 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I predict that if chirpy rat Gloria Allred succeeds in her sleazy little October surprise attempt , that it will be a pyrrhic victory at best for the obama sleaze machine, producing nothing but yawns from the electorate.
40 posted on 10/24/2012 8:07:54 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Pyrrhic

This is either about history or stuff that already happened. Anyway Pyrrhic had a son called Custard, Custard Pyrrhic, who fought the Sue at a little big house and lost.

So just remember when you get on your high horse like General Custard Pyrrhic, you may get your punkin carved. Or something.

41 posted on 10/24/2012 8:21:22 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: VRWCmember

A+++
Love anagrams.


42 posted on 10/24/2012 8:25:48 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: count-your-change

A++
Whatever you’re drinking, I want some.


43 posted on 10/24/2012 8:27:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: count-your-change

Custard’s Last Stand was really selling frozen yogurt?


44 posted on 10/24/2012 8:28:41 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

d Watching Hillary speak (Hillaryspeak?), I noticed that her body language seemed nervous-balled fists, restless hands close to her body, darting eyes, etc-she is the suicidal sacrifice-you can almost smell the flopsweat...

If the current debacle in Libya
Is an example of Obama’s bunch
Toying with consulate protection
Then they are all out to lunch

Americans dead, a building torched
But a video will get the blame
We’re tired of the Pyrrhic victories-
Hillary, thank you just the same

It looks like Hillary is going down
Without the power Bill gave her-
And like Haldeman in Nixon’s reign
There’s no one left to save her


45 posted on 10/24/2012 9:09:05 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

d Watching Hillary speak (Hillaryspeak?), I noticed that her body language seemed nervous-balled fists, restless hands close to her body, darting eyes, etc-she is the suicidal sacrifice-you can almost smell the flopsweat...

If the current debacle in Libya
Is an example of Obama’s bunch
Toying with consulate protection
Then they are all out to lunch

Americans dead, a building torched
But a video will get the blame
We’re tired of the Pyrrhic victories-
Hillary, thank you just the same

It looks like Hillary is going down
Without the power Bill gave her-
And like Haldeman in Nixon’s reign
There’s no one left to save her


46 posted on 10/24/2012 9:09:53 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

d Watching Hillary speak (Hillaryspeak?), I noticed that her body language seemed nervous-balled fists, restless hands close to her body, darting eyes, etc-she is the suicidal sacrifice-you can almost smell the flopsweat...

If the current debacle in Libya
Is an example of Obama’s bunch
Toying with consulate protection
Then they are all out to lunch

Americans dead, a building torched
But a video will get the blame
We’re tired of the Pyrrhic victories-
Hillary, thank you just the same

It looks like Hillary is going down
Without the power Bill gave her-
And like Haldeman in Nixon’s reign
There’s no one left to save her


47 posted on 10/24/2012 9:10:32 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

A+++
Nice poem. You’re forgiven for the triple post—FreeRepublic has been acting up. I could barely get on in the last few minutes. I switched browsers from Internet Explorer to Mozilla, and it seemed to work much better.


48 posted on 10/24/2012 9:35:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Watching Hillary speak (Hillaryspeak?), I noticed that her body language seemed nervous-balled fists, restless hands close to her body, darting eyes, etc-she is the suicidal sacrifice, and you can almost smell the flopsweat...

If the current debacle in Libya
Is an example of Obama’s bunch
Toying with consulate protection
Then they are all out to lunch

Americans dead, a building torched
And a video will get the blame
We’re tired of the Pyrrhic victories-
Hillary, thank you just the same

It looks like Hillary is going down
Without the power Bill gave her-
And like Haldeman in Nixon’s reign
There’s no one left to save her


49 posted on 10/24/2012 9:46:50 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

That’s good to hear. I heard her in the car so had no visuals and she sounded almost offhand and cavalier in the way she spoke of the attack.


50 posted on 10/24/2012 9:50:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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