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Word for the Day, Monday, January 7, 2013-- cogent
1/7/13 | xs

Posted on 01/07/2013 5:02:49 AM PST by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 1/7/13

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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".

cogent; adj.

1. Convincing or believable. 2. Relevant

Etymology: From Latin cogere (to drive together), from co- (together) + agere (to drive). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw), which is also the source of such words as act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, and ambassador. Earliest documented use: 1659.

USAGE: "[Michael Chabon's novel] 'Telegraph Avenue', tries to weave the stories of nearly a dozen different characters into a cogent narrative." Failure of Imagination; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 8, 2012.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
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....




TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS:
Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Much discussion of the decision to keep RG3 in, not sure how cogent the explanation.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 01/07/2013 5:02:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

i am at my work station but still very sleepy. but i will cast a fish eye at any shenanigans so get to work.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 5:04:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

i am at my work station but still very sleepy. but i will cast a fish eye at any shenanigans so get to work.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 5:05:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Instead of bride and groom, each principal at a gay wedding is called a cogent.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 5:14:34 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

good one! A+++


5 posted on 01/07/2013 5:30:30 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Is a fish eye the same as a stink eye? Is that a Burgh phrase?


6 posted on 01/07/2013 5:41:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Not a burgh phrase, and maybe it’s a blank expressionless stare, but it’s in common parlance.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 5:46:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
here's one explanation. the urban dictionary def is NOT anything i have ever heard of and CERTAINLY not what i meant!
8 posted on 01/07/2013 5:48:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

When a lesbian couple divorces, do they call it a dichotomy?


9 posted on 01/07/2013 5:57:22 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: xsmommy
I'd say radiation levels are a cogent concern.
10 posted on 01/07/2013 6:01:57 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

ha! gross.


11 posted on 01/07/2013 6:05:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
There is no cogent excuse for this travesty of incompetents.
12 posted on 01/07/2013 6:05:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

thanks for the heads up!


13 posted on 01/07/2013 6:07:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Good Morning. I am cogent 007.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 6:07:43 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: secret garden

Looks like happy hour started early at the White House.


15 posted on 01/07/2013 6:08:47 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: Safetgiver

Clever! A+++


16 posted on 01/07/2013 6:10:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A+++ beneath contempt.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 6:16:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Cogent

Tally Salivaus played a lollypup loving bald police detective named Cogent. “Who loves me, baby!”
I think he died or went back to Greece.


18 posted on 01/07/2013 6:35:59 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

A+++ i remember that!


19 posted on 01/07/2013 6:58:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

obama and his minions cannot make a cogent argument for obamacare. But we’re stuck with it anyway!!!!


20 posted on 01/07/2013 7:57:48 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb

A+++ and it’s an outrage.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 8:01:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
cogent = (cos θ / sin θ) -
22 posted on 01/07/2013 8:06:54 AM PST by mikrofon (Math Fun)
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To: mikrofon

....i don’t get it? is her bronzer dripping on the sheet?


23 posted on 01/07/2013 8:12:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That, or it’s a reflective surface ... shoulda picked a better image for TAN


24 posted on 01/07/2013 8:39:40 AM PST by mikrofon (Secant be natural.)
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To: xsmommy

I think her face is melting.


25 posted on 01/07/2013 8:42:03 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

the math equation is beyond my ken. beyond my barbie even. ; )


26 posted on 01/07/2013 9:03:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The sun is out and it is 42-but there is rain due tonight/tomorrow, supposed to last for a couple days-so I’ve collected kindling this morning, now I’ve got to go to the general store for provisions, and a new covered plastic trash can-I left one of mine just outside the gate, where I’d been picking up twigs and stuff over the weekend, and the deer played soccer with it...

Obama’s band of mafia thugs
Just don’t seem to understand
Their ideas are just not cogent
No matter that they sound grand

And why is any one surprised
At his high dollar vacation?
He has never cared for taxpayers
Ir their growing consternation

He wants to grab what he can-
Put into some offshore bank
So he’ll be as rich as Croesus
While he makes our economy tank...


27 posted on 01/07/2013 9:26:49 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: xsmommy

It’s “cotangent” minus “tan.”


28 posted on 01/07/2013 9:31:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

A+++ as usual, were a republican president to spend that sort of $$$$ on a vacation, there would be an unbelievable hue and cry. Obams does it and .... not a peep.


29 posted on 01/07/2013 9:37:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

oh how SILLY of me.


30 posted on 01/07/2013 9:42:13 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; SoothingDave
dang. you'd think his name was lawrence.
31 posted on 01/07/2013 10:28:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s almost like they didn’t teach you ANY trig at law school. ;-)


32 posted on 01/07/2013 10:47:56 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i’m marinating in the res judicata right now, for my argument next week.


33 posted on 01/07/2013 10:57:11 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think that was on the menu in one restaurant in Mexico!


34 posted on 01/07/2013 11:16:48 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

very clever, since res is beef in spanish.


35 posted on 01/07/2013 11:28:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Milanesa de res was one of my favorites down there.


36 posted on 01/07/2013 11:39:00 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

How do they make beef in Milan? What sort of sauce was it?


37 posted on 01/07/2013 1:34:07 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Sorry, a lame attemp to be smart by 0.5


38 posted on 01/07/2013 2:02:06 PM PST by mikrofon (It's Not MFTD ;)
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To: xsmommy

It’s a fancy phrase for a breaded and fried cutlet. No sauce.


39 posted on 01/07/2013 2:23:22 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Thank you! Are your court plans going well?

I’m eating a small turkey, veggie and cheese sub with a side salad from my friend’s deli for a late lunch/early dinner, and was quite happy with it. But now, you and the Soother have made me hungry for nice, hot caldo de res with your talk about beef/res...


40 posted on 01/07/2013 2:35:23 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: xsmommy

This guy knows how to make a cogent argument:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975839/posts


41 posted on 01/07/2013 3:29:24 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: mikrofon

though there are nerds in this class would love a MATH FOR THE DAY thread!


42 posted on 01/08/2013 4:54:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

oh they are coming. it’s always a painful process. will have a moot court on Thursday and then another one on Tuesday. argument is next Thursday.
sorry about the RES talk!


43 posted on 01/08/2013 4:58:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: MoochPooch

A+++ he does indeed!


44 posted on 01/08/2013 5:01:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; Texan5

She should demand res-titution.


45 posted on 01/08/2013 5:18:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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