Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013 – allocution
Posted on 02/14/2013 4:41:53 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".
allocution \al-uh-KYOO-shuhn\, noun
1. A formal speech, especially one of an incontrovertible or hortatory nature.
2. A pronouncement delivered by the pope to a secret consistory, especially on a matter of policy or of general importance.
The little crowd, with some ironical cheers and hootings, nevertheless felt the force of Madame Fribsby's vigorous allocution, and retreated before her
-- William Makepeace Thackeray, The History of Pendennis
Towards midday, the abbé Pirard took leave of his pupils, not without first delivering a severe allocution.
-- Stendhal, The Red and the Black
Allocution stems from the Latin root alloquī which meant to "to speak, address." The suffix -ion forms nouns from stems, as in the words communion and opinion.
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!
The most frequent use of this word in modern English is in criminal court. When a criminal defendant pleads guilty, usually as part of a bargain with the prosecution to get a lighter sentence, the judge frequently requires him to state in open court that he committed the crime, and provide enough details on the record to demonstrate that he really is guilty. This statement is called an allocution.
Rise and shine! Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Cadence and elocution of obama’s allocutions are so annoying to me that I suffer a physical reaction.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
How sweet! You too!
i brought valentine cuppie-cakes!
oh, yum! Can’t have them on my diet, but they look great!
Pretty! I’m off to get my car in the shop for a quick job. Back in a bit.
Happy VD to you too.
Got to love the Nuge.
from my room mother days of elementary school i have every shape baking pan imaginable. Heartshaped cupcake pan, teddy bear shaped cupcake pan, all kinds of cookie cutters, various embossed shortbread pans, 3 D cake pans [pumpkin shaped and a bee-hive]. if i live long enough to have grandchildren maybe i will use them again but i have no ambition for that kind of thing these days! xsteen bought me the beehive 3d pan for mothers day last year i guess not realizing i was out of that sort of baking biz, LOL!
LOL when your children marry, you better start divesting yourself of those pans to their homes, or granny will be baking for parties again. I suspect your daughter has fond memories of those days to buy you another one.
Every cak I’ve ever made has been 3D.
you know exactly what i meant you pedantic @$$pain! did you cough up something for your BOO for valentines day? I am fairly certain you’ve never referred to Mrs Soother as your BOO, but i think that word is hilarious and i enjoy using it. i use it about xshub and xsgirls CRINGE, which makes it all worthwhile : )
45 and sunny here-it was just at 32 when I was in the woods early this morning-a few little crystals on a plant called frost weed, but warming up fast-
Most of us remain sceptical
Despite Obama’s allocution-
Hours more of his blabbing
Won’t produce a real solution
If only the erstwhile emperor
Would just shut up and go away
We would have jobs and money
By the end of the first day
He and Michelle Antoinette
Have made us just like Rome-
They’ll use our stolen money
To call a tropical estate “home”...
Honey Boo Boo?
If you watched “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” you’d know about “Boo Boo Kitty f*#+”, Jay’s pet name for Justice.
Those are the cutest cupcakes ever-and I wholeheartedly agree with the Nuge...
Please define BOO-I haven’t hard that. Best-other-something?
Too bad the sheeple are too cowardly. A for you.
I heard they had been called to that address before for domestic problems. A+ for you.
A++ for you and the good doctor, who is a real doctor and not a silly PhD in education which I think you can acquire through correspondence courses. I took a couple of education courses in grad school and never had easier As. They were a poor excuse for graduate work. It made me wonder how dumbed-down the undergrad courses were, but I already knew, watching neighbors work on their bulletin boards while we wrote up organic chemistry lab reports.
I worked for 15 years as a paralegal for a prominent criminal defense attorney. I did help get an innocent man out of prison, but frequently I watched guilty clients allocute on their way to lenient plea-bargained sentences.
Thank you-I didn’t know it was anything other than what you yell to scare someone-and where I live, “Beau” is a guy’s nickname-or, short for Beauregard, spelled B-E-A-U, and pronounced like that thing you use to shoot arrows...
Pardon me, for being a pedantic ass****, too...
no, soother has the market cornered on @$$holic pedantry ; ) it’s a slang phrase and primarily used in the african american community.
My dog is sometimes “River Boo”.
(And there is plenty of room for amateur pedants to contribute here.)
i like the idea of a dog being called boo. Jules is def my boo. Channy goes out in the yard whoring after mr. Fox. we have a fox in the neighborhood and he literally CALLS out to her. we are afraid to let them out at night bc she will go down to the far corner of the yard and just pace around and sniff. i talked to the vet about it and he said that dogs can get mange from foxes, the foxes roll on the ground, the dogs roll in the scent and pick up the eggs etc. and so they get mange and can communicated it to HUMANS. so i was full on horrified after that. we had just been worried that he might carry her off, now i’m worried she is going to get mange and communicate it to us! Jules is not really interested in the fox, he sits at the top of the yard, near the front door, looking at her and hoping she will come in. he is afraid to go in without her and will sit there waiting for her.
Okay, then-he can keep the market-not many slang expressions of the ethnic variety get by me, but that one did.
Every time I turn the TV on, I hear either about the rogue cop-is he really dead-or about the people on the Klingon prison ship, otherwise known as a Carnival cruise ship. I heard the victims would be given $500, a full ticket refund, and a voucher for another nightmare cruise, if they care to risk life and health again.
Doesn’t sound like much to me-I’ve only been on one cruise, and it was wretched and boring-we left the ship at the second POC, rented a car and struck out on our own to see the sights-how much does it cost now to travel in squalor, anyway?
Foxes are great fun to watch, aren’t they? I see them hurrying about their business in the woods when I’m hiking, but they don’t come into yards-most dogs on this road are big or huge, except for a couple of medium sized terriers that bark and go after anything that moves. Husky girl likes to listen to the trilling noise raccoons make at night-she will sit by the gate, eyes trained on the spot in the woods that the noise is coming from until it stops or I bring her inside.
Klingon prison ship - that’s funny! My friends have tried talking me into a cruise, but I don’t get the allure. I’d rather not be boxed in a tiny room with a 24 hour buffet going. I’d rather be on the beach, doing something.
DH and I had our Valentine’s Dinner out last night. In the next booth was a liberal ranting on about Boehner and Republicans to the point that I finally turned around leaned around his wife and stared at him. He faltered for a minute at which time I figured I made my point. He quieted down and changed the subject. Idiot lib was not going to ruin my dinner.
Well, Klingon prison ships are always talked about in the Star Trek movies as the worst torture in the known universe...
Aside from the fact that I’m claustrophobic, on that cruise I developed an appreciation of how my ancestors must have felt crammed into a tiny space below deck in a galleon on the way to the new world from Spain-it was enough, along with the boredom to get my husband and I to abandon ship and control the rest of our vacation ourselves-we actually had a great time once we ditched the cruise, prowling the markets and historical sites...
You showed remarkable restraint-I’d probably have been a real bitch, and demanded to be seated elsewhere because that idiot wouldn’t shut up.
Saw this on twitter:
Did you hear the Pope gave up his job for Lent?
Not possible....every table was taken....they left shortly after. We had parked next to a friend’s car...DH texted him and told him he hit a truck with the rig (he is our squad capt)but turns out his cell was in his car. Did chat with them on their way out, as we had a table near the entrance. Place was full up the day before Valentine’s Day. Amazing.
Shouldn’t try editing on the fly.......meant to say we couldn’t even find our friends...the place was full with long waits to get in.
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