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Word for the Day, Monday February 25, 2013-- calumny
2/25/13 | xs

Posted on 02/25/2013 5:27:50 AM PST by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 2/25/13

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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".

calumny; noun

1. a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something: The speech was considered a calumny of the administration. 2. the act of uttering calumnies; slander; defamation

Etymology: mid-15c., from M.Fr. calomnie (15c.), from L. calumnia "trickery, subterfuge, misrepresentation, malicious charge," from calvi "to trick, deceive," from PIE base *kel-, *kol- "to deceive, confuse" (cf. Gk. kelein "to bewitch, seduce, beguile," Goth. holon "to deceive," O.N. hol "praise, flattery," O.E.

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Expect calumnies to rain forth on Bob Woodward, as he dares speak ill of the Anointed one.

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 02/25/2013 5:27:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama is one big walking calumny. There did I do it right?


2 posted on 02/25/2013 5:39:11 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: xsmommy

Calulmnies on any “journalist” who dare write ill of the retiring Pope and the upcoming conclave in Rome.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 5:41:46 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Hmmm... every time Woodward starts digging presidents get nervous...seems back in the 70’s he did quite a bit of damage to one president’s reputation...hopefully we’ll get an encore performance unless 0 decides it’s his turn to be put up against the death panels when he needs medical treatment...


4 posted on 02/25/2013 5:43:08 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: xsmommy

Rescind #3. I’m here, just not awake.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 5:43:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Thewon’s campaign against Mitt Romney was one massive calumny. We were denied and hones, decent president who cared about us. Instead, we got one who cares about himself. Sad.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 5:45:06 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

honest


7 posted on 02/25/2013 5:45:31 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

#3 should have said “Fie on any journalist who writes calumnies against the Holy Father (Benny 16) and the upcoming conclave.”


8 posted on 02/25/2013 5:46:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjXMGcEI1_U


9 posted on 02/25/2013 5:50:42 AM PST by GreatMan
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

look alive, you deadbeats, and get to class : )


10 posted on 02/25/2013 5:59:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Calumny... as opposed to "rowy":

11 posted on 02/25/2013 6:02:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy
BloomingIdiot has gone too far...NYers cannot even get a 2 liter bottle of soda with their pizza. Who is the bigger fool? NYC dwellers who elected him or Bloomy himself?
12 posted on 02/25/2013 6:02:47 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

My homework, such as it is, was in before the ping. #WhoYouCallingADeadbeat?


13 posted on 02/25/2013 6:05:09 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

OMGosh.......MO crashed the Oscars....does she fancy herself a starlet? Nothing like trivializing yourself like that. RME I quit watching years ago, but I guess thewon’s fans still watch...those low info voters.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 6:07:19 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

My ping didn’t come through but I knew where to find y’all. No school today because they were planning a sheriff’s manhunt for a guy who shot at his wife and child Saturday night and he is an employee of the school district maintenance staff. While I applaud the effort to be cautious, they caught him at 10 pm and could have changed the order and said schools would be open but they said it was too late to call us. This, from the same people who call us at 5 am for snow days.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 6:12:36 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I love FR, but according to the cal;imny of the left, it is a “hate site”.

Grrrrrr


16 posted on 02/25/2013 6:12:36 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

cal;imny = calumny

fat fingers this morning. eek.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 6:16:48 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Calumny

While looking this up using real electricity I found an ad for the old Calcium Carbide lamps, Cal. Luminosity, not quite the same but close enough for homework.

Then it could be Cal. to NY. Not real close but both have the right cogitation and are closer than Cal Coolige who really was cool ‘cause they put his initials on my e-mail, cc.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 6:18:28 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: xsmommy

Obama, the master of calumny
The best since Boss Tweed, late of Tammany
But the sheeple love portions
Of lies and distortions
Along with the free phones and pageantry


19 posted on 02/25/2013 6:19:37 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: count-your-change

I just put the book “Coolidge” on hold at the library after reading a review.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 6:22:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

“shot at” ....I hope he missed. How horrific. This man was with children all day? Scary.


21 posted on 02/25/2013 6:29:34 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

22 posted on 02/25/2013 6:35:16 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

Give a shout when you’ve read some of it. Cal is probably unappreciated.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 6:38:26 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: xsmommy
Calumny -- any group of male graduates of Berkeley.

...or should that be spelt with an 'i'?

;^)

24 posted on 02/25/2013 6:39:46 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: jsanders2001

A+++ you certainly did, welcome to WFTD!


25 posted on 02/25/2013 6:57:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oh i hear you and agree 100%. A+++


26 posted on 02/25/2013 6:58:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

DH stayed up till late last night listening to the scanner....there was a robbery last night at the local Best Buy distribution center....right behind it is where I take my car for repairs....they ran out the back and into the wooded areas in the freezing cold last night. County cops brought in a dog to search for them...they got the last one this morning when he came out cold and hungry. All under arrest. A van filled with lap tops was recovered. Crooks were foiled. First time someone hit the place that I have heard of.


27 posted on 02/25/2013 7:07:59 AM PST by tioga
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To: Scotswife

meant to ping you.


28 posted on 02/25/2013 7:09:31 AM PST by tioga
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To: jsanders2001

i am hoping that Woodward is oldschool enough to have the courage of his convictions such that he will stay on this and dig it out.


29 posted on 02/25/2013 7:10:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

A+++


30 posted on 02/25/2013 7:13:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: GreatMan

A+++ now that is something different, the Barber of Seville in Italian with Russian subtitles!


31 posted on 02/25/2013 7:15:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: MrB

A+++


32 posted on 02/25/2013 7:17:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga
xshub was up at SU for the disastrous Gtown game on Sat, but went to Mass yesterday on campus with xsboy. Not only was Bill Raftery sitting next to them for the sign of peace, but the priest mentioned something [and there was a letter in the bulletin from the BISHOP about it] about going to Albany on a particular day to protest Cuomo's expansion of abortion rights. that was a surprise.
33 posted on 02/25/2013 7:23:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

WOW!


34 posted on 02/25/2013 7:24:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SAJ

good one! A++++


35 posted on 02/25/2013 7:26:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

A+++ yeah bc we hate liberalism/socialism!


36 posted on 02/25/2013 7:27:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I took the six year old Tobbe to breakfast this morning before putting him on the bus. Our waitress was the mother of one of his friends. She gave him extra bacon, his favorite. He was so excited. On the way out there were two older couples in a booth, one of the ladies stopped us and asked if she could give something to him, she gave him one of the new dollar president coins. He was excited as he had just started collecting them. I am still smiling at how excited he was about his morning treat. The timing was perfect, we got back as the bus was pulling up the hill.


37 posted on 02/25/2013 7:33:40 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

so our Catholic governor is expanding abortion rights? WHY isn’t he excommunicated yet?


38 posted on 02/25/2013 7:36:35 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/02/21/scandal-surrounding-pittsburgh-police-is-raising-many-questions/

Will little Lukie Ravenstahl survive this police scandal? The police chief has already resigned.


39 posted on 02/25/2013 7:39:50 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Brit posted a link on Twitter that is the exact opposite of calumny. Warning: it's a tear jerker.
40 posted on 02/25/2013 7:46:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
Get thee to a nunnery....
41 posted on 02/25/2013 7:52:29 AM PST by onedoug
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To: tioga

That is a sweet story but I have missed who Tobbe is.....what a fun morning for him though!


42 posted on 02/25/2013 7:56:04 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: SoothingDave

Is there anyone, anywhere in a position of power that is NOT corrupt? sheesh


43 posted on 02/25/2013 7:57:02 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: xsmommy

I used today’s word in a tweet to axelrod. Came in handy.


44 posted on 02/25/2013 8:04:27 AM PST by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

He’s a neighbor boy that I put on the bus in the mornings. I tutor his brother after school.


45 posted on 02/25/2013 8:09:51 AM PST by tioga
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what a fun morning! please tell me that they didn’t spell that kid’s name in that odd way? why do people look for oddball things to name their kids???


46 posted on 02/25/2013 8:13:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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The other kid is named “Not Tobee.”


47 posted on 02/25/2013 8:18:55 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

thanks, i am bawling at my desk, but sent it out to everyone in my family. what a beautiful story.


48 posted on 02/25/2013 8:32:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

looks like he may have some trouble with that bit there.


49 posted on 02/25/2013 8:36:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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oh, yeah, it’s spelled that way. it’s his mother’s maiden name.


50 posted on 02/25/2013 8:40:25 AM PST by tioga
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