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Word For The Day, Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012 - syllepsis
dictionaries ad nauseam | 22 November 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 11/22/2012 5:08:40 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".

syllepsis \sə-'lep-səs\ noun
1. the use of a word in the same grammatical relation to two adjacent words in the context with one literal and the other metaphorical in sense
2. the use of a word or expression to perform two syntactic functions, especially to modify two or more words of which at least one does not agree in number, case, or gender.

Example sentences:
Rend your heart, and not your garments.
--Joel 2:13

You held your breath and the door for me.
--Alanis Morissette

"Fix the problem, not the blame."
--Dave Weinbaum

Etymology:
1570–80; Medieval Latin syllēpsis - Greek sýllēpsis, equivalent to syl- syl- + lēb- (variant stem of lambánein to take) + -sis -sis

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
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 11/22/2012 5:08:43 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Happy Thanksgiving!


2 posted on 11/22/2012 5:10:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Happy Thanksgiving!


3 posted on 11/22/2012 5:10:59 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

This might not be an exact syllepsis, but I have asked libs this question:

“Are you a liberal because of Idealism, or Ideology?”

And then there is the road rage classic:

“Pick a LANE, not your NOSE!”


4 posted on 11/22/2012 5:14:37 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site
A for you!
5 posted on 11/22/2012 5:15:41 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; All

Happy Thanksgiving


6 posted on 11/22/2012 5:31:13 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: zeugma
Ping to FReeper Zeugma.

Just for the record, a zeugma is a *somewhat* similar and playful rhetorical construction.

7 posted on 11/22/2012 5:34:39 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: secret garden

Secret Garden’s syllepsis gives us a holiday of the body, but not of the mind by convening school on Thanksgiving!


8 posted on 11/22/2012 5:38:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: left that other site
How's this?

Close the border, not your mind.

9 posted on 11/22/2012 5:43:23 AM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: Savage Beast

Good One!


10 posted on 11/22/2012 5:46:36 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: secret garden

The Tyrant’s promise to “(I will) stand with them
should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
is a syllepsis, corroborated by more hard documentation
including dead Americans this Thanksgiving Day,
than he, himself, has ever shown, even after request.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 6:02:05 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: secret garden

"...???...after spending a week in alley's, my vet said I had to undergo a series of shots to cure my syllēpsis"

12 posted on 11/22/2012 6:03:41 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hobbes1
And to you and your family!
13 posted on 11/22/2012 6:22:45 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Flycatcher
A for knowing the difference!
14 posted on 11/22/2012 6:23:55 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you!
15 posted on 11/22/2012 6:25:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Savage Beast

Well done, A for you.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 6:26:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis

A for you.


17 posted on 11/22/2012 6:26:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Doogle

Cats are professional slackers. A+ for you.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 6:28:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Happy thanksgiving to you!


19 posted on 11/22/2012 6:55:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

How do you know when you've had enough to eat today? ........when you have to let the belt out on your bathrobe.

20 posted on 11/22/2012 6:57:56 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: xsmommy
this one made me laugh....
21 posted on 11/22/2012 7:12:13 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: xsmommy
I was waiting for someone to post this holiday classic.
22 posted on 11/22/2012 7:20:18 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Syllēpsis Syllepsis kinda sounds like a disease according to old Doc Holiday. That wasn't Doc's real name but he was a janitor in a medical school and listened in a lot so now he's a doctor on the holidays cause that's only time his hands don't shake too much to do surgery. But let's get right to this sillyplus. For the "Clean Underwear Everday" crowd: the use of a word in the same grammatical relation to two adjacent words in the context with one literal and the other metaphorical in sense2. the use of a word or expression to perform two syntactic functions, especially to modify two or more words of which at least one does not agree in number, case, or gender. For the "Clean Forgot to Put Underwear On" crowd: The use of a word the same as grandma's relation to the two Adjusted brothers words from their prison mail (context), but the judge wasn't so liberal and both AdJusted brothers were metted out fourical years for their sin tactic functions in several cases and a number of times when they took a gander through a neighbor's window. Now Doc Holiday, who also does mental work in trade for a beverage, says this syllesis could be like a disease making a person break everthing down into syllables and photons. Doc didn't have any surgery to do(Sombody out there should be very thanksgiving today) so he needed much beverage to get all this out.
23 posted on 11/22/2012 7:36:27 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

By the bye, “You held your breath and the door for me.”

“That’s on account of getting hit by their breath was like closing the door on your fingers.” (from the book A Thousand Explanations and Several Excuses For Our Present Condition”)


24 posted on 11/22/2012 7:46:13 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

November: A month where you can carve turkeys and retain them in high office.

25 posted on 11/22/2012 8:01:36 AM PST by mikrofon (Happy Thanksgiving!)
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To: secret garden

Four more years of Obama will break hearts and the bank.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 8:08:11 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Do not fear, our fearless Majority Leader in Congress has his foot on the brake.


27 posted on 11/22/2012 8:26:27 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: secret garden

That’s what I always say, sometimes.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 8:29:48 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: secret garden
Turkey leftovers for 4 more years.


29 posted on 11/22/2012 8:57:36 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: secret garden

She made no reply, up her mind, and a dash for the door.

(Donald Swan “Madeira”)


30 posted on 11/22/2012 9:03:11 AM PST by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: secret garden

Later today I’m hiking to a fellow single neighbor’s house with a baguette of bread and a salad for a shared meal-both her family and mine are limited to phone calls by the price of gas, lack of work and distance, thanks so much Obama...

Too broke to pay attention
We turn to using our skills
For keeping our homes welcoming-
Not for paying Congress’ bills

The syllepsis I would use here
Is there’s nothing else to do
When your vehicle is out of gas
And your bank account is, too

No more pay till God knows when-
Easy times it is certainly not
May as well lay in some firewood
And be grateful for what you’ve got...

I think many of us will be going Galt out of necessity, and appreciating what we have again-Happy Thanksgiving anyhow...


31 posted on 11/22/2012 9:23:37 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

“foot on the brake.”

I do not trust him to keep it there-hope I’m wrong...


32 posted on 11/22/2012 9:25:46 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Are there baguettes that aren’t bread?


33 posted on 11/22/2012 10:29:58 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I’ve no idea-the recipe I use says, in part “Sourdough French bread-baguettes” it also gives instructions for making loaves, rolls and boulles of the same sourdough...


34 posted on 11/22/2012 10:39:56 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: count-your-change

A+! You outdid yourself today!


35 posted on 11/22/2012 11:01:02 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

A+ for you!


36 posted on 11/22/2012 11:02:29 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Exactly! A for you!


37 posted on 11/22/2012 11:03:32 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Next Judge Fullsip explains paragraphs. Let the good times roll!


38 posted on 11/22/2012 11:08:58 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Daffynition

Are you trying to ruin our day?


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

A for you!


40 posted on 11/22/2012 12:39:25 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

My evil step’s son used to say they were too poor to pay attention. A+ for you.


41 posted on 11/22/2012 12:40:56 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

We used to say that as teens when we wanted to buy a fashionable (read: expensive) article of clothing, or go somewhere pricey and didn’t have the money.

I’m off through the woods to my neighbor’s house-back later...


42 posted on 11/22/2012 1:13:38 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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