Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday February 25, 2013-- calumny
Posted on 02/25/2013 5:27:50 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 2/25/13
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".
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....
“shot at” ....I hope he missed. How horrific. This man was with children all day? Scary.
Give a shout when you’ve read some of it. Cal is probably unappreciated.
...or should that be spelt with an 'i'?
A+++ you certainly did, welcome to WFTD!
oh i hear you and agree 100%. A+++
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.
meant to ping you.
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.
A+++ now that is something different, the Barber of Seville in Italian with Russian subtitles!
good one! A++++
A+++ yeah bc we hate liberalism/socialism!
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.
so our Catholic governor is expanding abortion rights? WHY isn’t he excommunicated yet?
Will little Lukie Ravenstahl survive this police scandal? The police chief has already resigned.