Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 3, 2013 – advert
Posted on 01/03/2013 5:40:41 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".
advert \ad-VURT\, verb
1. To remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day.
2. To turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand.
To understand the nature of those commotions, and the part which Baxter took in them, it will be necessary to advert to the state of religion in the country at large.
-- Richard Baxter, William Orme, The Practical Works of Richard Baxter
He had not the tact, or the art, to effect such a purpose by skillfully drawing out my sentiments or ideas through the real or apparent statement of his own, or leading the conversation by imperceptible gradations to such topics as he wished to advert to: but such gentle abruptness, and such single-minded straightforwardness, could not possibly offend me.
-- Anne Bronte, Agnes Grey
Advert comes from the Latin word advertere meaning "to pay attention."
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 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!
Rise and shine!
“Adverts” are what Brits run between their TV shows.
Bawney Fwank, the extrovert pervert, attempted to divert the attention of the driver by adverting to the squirrel on the side of the road; they ended up in a culvert.
Advert is the season before Christmas.
Will she be questioned about Benghazi?
Will she keep adverting to her head wound?
Will she suffer from “Selective Amnesia”?
Below freezing? It’s 10 degrees here.
Only her shampoo girl knows for sure and we don’t think she works more than once a week. A for you.
I hear cousin Matthew is not coming back for the next season (after this). The actor, that is.
Allow me to briefly advert
To Obama’s attempt to convert
Us all into commies
By bribing our mommies
With free phones and more, to subvert
Unless they pull out the Ouija board again! Free John Bates!
A+ for you. I hope the new speaker has some cojones to stand up to this travesty of an administration.
Oops, my mistake. I briefly confused him with William, the footman.
LOL...she gets shampooed?
there appears to be a serious shampoo allergy afflicting the Clintoon women....
Did Bill get a chin extension?
looks like it, but i think it’s just he’s a lean mean VEGAN machine now and the weight loss has left him with turkey neck.
I sent your dog-and-lightbulb joke to every dog owner I know.
He seems to be mentally undressing someone.
i’m sure that’s a fairly constant process/expression.
It is 45 and gloomy here-I even dug up a pair of gloves for my hike in the woods-we may see some snow by afternoon.
As Obama’s minions vainly try
To advert taxpayers’ attention
To anything but their rip-off
They get an honorable mention
For yelling “hey, look over here”
At every minor tempest and scandal,
Juggling more bright, shiny things
Than anyone should really handle
As paychecks drop and prices rise
The clueless who had been hoping
Emperor Obama would rescue them
Can like all of us, start coping
Our customers are experiencing sticker shock knowing thay will get smacked for another 2% from their next paycheck, so there is not a whisper of work yet-thanks yet again congress and dumbass in chief...
I’d better get to the general store for a couple of things in case it does start to snow-back later...
I have a banister that needs reinforcing inside but my outside work is going to wait until it warms up. A+ for you! And I wish you lived closer to us because my friends could keep you very busy for the rest of the year, easily.
Our HR dept sent out an email today about the additional 2% in taxes. Perhaps the squealing jack@$$es will finally understand who/what they voted for. someone on twitter said it has to crash in order for people to finally GET IT. if they don’t feel intense personal pain, they pay no attention to anything.
Adperverts pop up and cause lasting problems to an operating system when the anti-virus software expires .....
Or when more democrats from New York, Mass and Illinois are elected to Congress, which is the same thing really.
Glitzy sales graphics are designed to ensure the customers’ eyes adverting to advertising...
And crash it will. There is no other solution to trillion dollar deficits especially with no spending cuts. They even punted on the sequester, those lousy chicken lovers.
the world is insane
about the inane
I must advert
I’m no convert
just a myth
kiss the sardine
filthy comedy queen
Hill makes them wait
vacation queen MO
always on the go
and lots of drama
four more years
and lots more tears
but on we go
in all this crappy, constant white SNOW
And with the media telling us the story that our bond rating goes down because we don’t decide to borrow more money fast enough, who will even know when we crash?
this era’s Great Depression.......but is there a way to spare Republicans? our era’s prophets have been predicting this. get your finances in order is the message...it’s coming.
Don’t forget that your employer has to match those SS taxes, so they are going to be in a world of hurt too. (Just a reminder for those who think that their employer can “make them whole” with a salary increase.)
The employer side never went down during the payroll tax “holiday” that side was always 6.2% while the employee side had been temporarly 4.2 down from 6.2.
Of course now employers have to deal with Obamacare...
if they’re not shampooing their hair, one has to wonder about bathing in general.
BillyC has gone vegan? there must be something to that diet. Hillary should try it, if she gets scrawny, then I will try it.
Thank you! I found a couple of things on super-special at the dollar store-a fleece blanket for me when I watch TV, a pair of pile-lined suede clogs for going outside, yet another small, puffy pet bed for the cats-a fleece cover for one of the dog’s pillows-there were a few flakes falling as I pulled into the driveway, so I went to the woods for kindling-even though it is early, I’m going to get a small fire started so it is a bit cozier in here...
I am sharing your hope that the whiners get the hurt put on them hard for their stupidity. Like most of the rest of us, I’ve been dealing with the consequences of the votes of the clueless for four years already, and the lack of money just gets worse.
A for you.
I can jest see those new winter adverts and snowbird slogans for south Texas now .....
Ice fish Lake Medina!
Dogsled the Hill Country!
Skate the River Walk!
Not only that, but Hill needs a lifestyle lift and her daughter needs her highlights redone.
A+ for you.
Personally speaking, cosmetic surgery just makes a woman look like an old broad with a facelift-it is obvious enough to be a subject of humor from all I’ve seen, and no one really looks younger. I’m nearly her age and don’t have that double chin, but she likely outweighs thee and me by 35 pounds or more, and I’m betting we get a lot more exercise outdoors.
Hillary might benefit more from a walk outside her office and some restraint where food is concened-you can tell that horndog Bill eats healthier and doesn’t sit on his ass all day.
Not this time, but I doubt anything would bring snowbirds here-no onbe can afford the gas for those RVs any more...
Hillary doesn't look well at all. Enquirer says she has a brain tumor, not a clot.