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Word For The Day, Monday, November 12, 2012 - nugatory
dictionaries ad nauseam, incredibly slow computer | 12 November 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 11/12/2012 7:13:06 AM PST 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".

nugatory \NOO-guh-tor-ee; NYOO-\ , adjective
1. Trifling; insignificant; inconsequential.
2. Having no force; inoperative; ineffectual.

Example sentences:
Tygiel's forte as a historian is his eye for what may appear nugatory or marginal but, when focused upon, illuminates the temper of a given moment.
-- Roberto Gonzlez Echevarria, "From Ruth to Rotisserie", New York Times, July 2, 2000

Jacoby's offense was no offense -- or an error so nugatory as to demand no more than a one-sentence explanation.
-- Lance Morrow, "In Boston, a Foolish Consistency of Little Minds", Time, July 19, 2000

Socialism no longer restrains; trade unions do so much less than they did; moral inhibitions over the acquisition and display of wealth are nugatory.
-- John Lloyd, "If not socialism, what will persuade the rich willingly to pay more taxes to help the poor and preserve a decent society?", New Statesman, August 2, 1996

Etymology:
Nugatory comes from Latin nugatorius, from nugari, "to trifle," from nugae, "jests, trifles."

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 Threads:

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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 7:13:12 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 11/12/2012 7:13:58 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Good morning!


3 posted on 11/12/2012 7:18:45 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden

top of the morning to you.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 7:21:51 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Tagline X. Waiting to be given a new tagline.)
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To: secret garden

The nugatory effort depicted above is a far cry from the shock and awe that marked the beginning of the end for Saddam.

5 posted on 11/12/2012 7:23:39 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden

Used in a sentence “the nugatory party” has failed the people” I hope we can all agree that from now on we will refer to the “republican party” as “the nugatory party”


6 posted on 11/12/2012 7:28:08 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I'm working towards it. Almost there.
7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:39:58 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
I've lost track of how many times my computer has crashed in the last hour.
8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:43:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Stop, you’re messing up my hair! A+ for you.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:44:45 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ronnie raygun
Welcome to WFTD! A for you.
10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:48:04 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
nugatory \NOO-guh-tor-ee; NYOO-\ , adjective
1. Trifling; insignificant; inconsequential.
2. Having no force; inoperative; ineffectual.

"Say what?"

11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:49:03 AM PST by Disambiguator (Choose wisely.)
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To: Disambiguator
LOVE him! Welcome to WFTD! A+ for you.
12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:59:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

John Boehner is a nugatory Speaker of the House of Representatives.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 8:09:56 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

I think he needs to give up that post. A for you, D- for him.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 8:17:46 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Sorry to be late. I realize that my excuse is nugatory, but the ping did not come until 9:13 AM and my dental appointment was at 9:15 AM. Had I known that today’s appointment would be so brutal, I’d have come to class.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 9:47:16 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; theDentist
I am sorry to hear of it. I am empathetic of dental woes.

Dude, get better drugs for the class, will you?
16 posted on 11/12/2012 9:56:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Some confections have a nougatory amount of ingredients...

17 posted on 11/12/2012 11:32:06 AM PST by mikrofon (Candy Crawler)
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To: mikrofon

A+ for you. Chocolate is always worth a good grade. The classroom is very quiet today. The rain finally stopped here so I can go run after school gets out, although the temp has dropped 12 degrees since this morning.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 11:35:17 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It appears Obama thinks because
He was re-elected by a hair
He should raise all the taxes
And nobody will really care

I suppose he hasn’t figured out
He is only a jester and fool-
A nugatory Manchurian candidate
For those who seek to rule

Like Nixon, he has a mirror
That is magic, to show his best
And like Nixon in his 2nd term
His false image fails the test...


19 posted on 11/12/2012 1:26:47 PM PST by Texan5 (No-actually, we do NOT all have to get along...)
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To: Texan5

Plus, nobody died in Watergate. A+ for you and remember, Nixon started his second term too...


20 posted on 11/12/2012 2:42:39 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

There’s a nugatory (hey, that’s racist!) president in the White House.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 2:49:19 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

A for you and welcome to WFTD!


22 posted on 11/12/2012 2:51:38 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

I’ve read a number of articles claiming that Nixon was already trying to cram the genie back into the bottle even before his second term began, so I couldn’t resist the comparison. I’m enough of a voyeur to enjoy sordid sex scandals, but I wish the only casualties of Bengazigate were careers and personal relationships.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 3:06:50 PM PST by Texan5 (No-actually, we do NOT all have to get along...)
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To: secret garden; afraidfortherepublic

Considering the drilling we received last week, I passed the word that Conservatives were to get the real stuff, and the Dems were to get the placebo. Either your Dentist did not get the word, or you were shown into the wrong procedure room.
My deepest apologies for that error.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 3:09:51 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden

The news is so depressing these days that I’d be happy for anything nugatory.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 5:40:38 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: MoochPooch

The Freep is good for that. A for you.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 7:46:08 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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