Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 24, 2013 – traduce
Posted on 01/24/2013 4:29:13 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".
traduce \truh DOOS\ verb
1. to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation
2. violate, betray
At the apex of the journalist's career, a jealous rival attempted to traduce her name with false allegations.
"In his introductory remarks, Stuart Proffitt, publishing director of Penguin Press and chairman of the prize committee, praised the BBC as the greatest cultural institution in the history of the world.... Here, at last, was someone prepared publicly to speak up for the BBC when so many others were seeking to traduce and destroy it."
From an article by Jason Cowley in New Statesman, November 19, 2012
"Traduce" is one of a number of English synonyms that you can choose when you need a word that means "to injure by speaking ill of." Choose "traduce" when you want to stress the deep personal humiliation, disgrace, and distress felt by the victim. If someone doesn't actually lie, but makes statements that injure by specific and often subtle misrepresentations, "malign" may be the more precise choice. To make it clear that the speaker is malicious and the statements made are false, "calumniate" is a good option. But if you need to say that certain statements represent an attempt to destroy a reputation by open and direct abuse, "vilify" is the word you want.
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!
Rise and shine!
Why am I hearing the Doublemint gum jingle in my head?
17 degs, feels like 8, and we have some snow. 2 hour delay for xsbaby.
we are in the single digits. windchill pretty bad. kiddies cannot even go out at lunch.
“If I were a rich man; traduce/shun!”
xsboy called last night and said they had 8-10 inches. he wanted to tell me he’d gone to Wegmans and bought marinated chicken breasts and made them for himself on the foreman grill. it tickles the hell out of me that he cooks for himself. he is living in the “hockey house” which is prob not unlike ANIMAL house in a lot of respects. i have not been inside of it, but xshub has and said it’s what you would expect.
A+ for you. Galatians 6:7 for them.
Traduce, traduce, traduce is on fire!
They are not fooling anyone. A for you, F- for their false indignation.
I love Wegman’s marinated meats. He has good taste, too.
It still is not clear who strategically traduced the more conservative Republican Candidates in the Primaries.
Water under the bridge, i guess.
We should learn from these mistakes. The most conservative candidate is always more likely to win. A for you.
i know that’s the traditional wisdom, that more conservative wins elections, but i don’t know if that will continue to hold true. Romney may not have been the perfect candidate, but i do not think anyone else would have had a chance against the Devil’s Own either. It may not even be that more conservative wins, but rather that the one with the biggest b@!!s wins. figurative ones of course. bc a ballsy woman could certainly do it.
Teddy K. led the charge to traduce
Robert Bork, with his hands on the noose
The Senate Lion of reknown
(Had left a woman to drown)
Cast aspersions with “facts” fast and loose
Not to don a tin-foil hat or anything, but....
In my heart of hearts, I think that the GOP could have run a 100% PERFECT Candidate, and he/she STILL would not have won, due to massive election fraud, the mechanisms of which, I believe, have been in place since the 2010 “Shellacking”.
As Stalin said:
It is not who votes that matters,
But who COUNTS the votes.
I am envisioning things flying across the room behind him, boys being tackled, and empty pizza boxes lying all around while your son stands at the foreman grill with tongs in his hand. ;^)
It's common to see "Il Duce" traduce his political opposition...
To traduce is the Obama way
he wants what he wants today
arrogant as can be
only his way you see
why can’t he just go away?
The Republican Senators traduced Hillary’s weak spots by their sharp questions. is it true that NO Dem senators had a single question for her on Benghazi? Although i’ve beenavoiding the news, I heard that last night. NO questions. None. Zip. Nada.
Blinded by the light
revved up like traduce
another runner in the night
I trust Rush to have done the research on it and he states it as fact frequently.
I’m pinging Grim to his favorite target of derision. A+ for you!
That is a troubling but not impossible thing to imagine.
there is def that too, ITA.
A+ for you. I really dislike this guy almost as much as his agenda.
there is def that too, ITA. Libs are leaving nothing to chance if they can remotely help it.
A+ for you. I wish they would all go far, far away.
as i said it may have been true in the past, but after this election and the clear distinction presented between the two choices, and morons voted that in? well i think research is irrelevant and it remains to be seen how it shakes out in future. i honestly could not imagine him being elected the first time, and then REALLY thought, OMG who will vote for him THIS time around when it’s clear what he’s up to, and still we lost. Yes, moronic, cut-your-nose-off-to-spite-your-face type conservatives sat this out and hence were votes Romney did not get. If it had been, i don’t know, Newt, Santorum, instead and those moronic conservatives would have come out to vote for them, there would have been an equal if not greater number of more moderate voters who would have sat it out or voted obams. i honestly see NO hope.
cool phenomenon but i’d be leery of the NO radioactive aspect.
I refuse to give up and will fight with my last breath to get my country back.
being pragmatically hopeless doesn’t mean one is giving up. i can’t work for conservative candidates but my daughter does. i am a glass half empty eastern european, and my philsophy is to expect worst and be pleasantly suprised if it’s anything less : ) you already live in a red county/state, adding votes there doesn’t really change the map at all. purple states need to be made red.
So much anecdotal evidence, and “It’s WHAT they DO.”
even when all the polls indicated otherwise, the lyin’ King had a weird smirk on his face, as if he knew he would “win’ no matter what.
it is very hard to be hopeful that something will change, that our side will grow a “set”. at every turn it seems like obama gets away with saying/doing ANYTHING. there’s NO accountability to anyone for anything, wasn’t last time and sure as heck now that he is not up for reelection, like he said he will be as flexible as you want him to be.
I hear you!
It is UNCANNY the stuff he gets away with.
Blake may be talking about the music biz industry as well. I saw Kimberly Williams’ husband played one of the inauguration parties and I thought no matter how much I was offered, I would never do that. There isn’t enough money to make me entertain someone I don’t respect.
The real question is whom would the non-voters who voted for Obama last time but wouldn’t vote for Romney for whatever reason: he’s rich, he gave that guy’s wife cancer, his wife has a horse, the dog on roof, Bain, etc.
Hope our next candidate has some blue collar cred.
i guess it really does come down to class warfare
i just assume anyone performing at those things HAS to support him politically, and once they do, they are dead to me, whoever they are!