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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
Expect calumnies to rain forth on Bob Woodward, as he dares speak ill of the Anointed one.
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!
Obama is one big walking calumny. There did I do it right?
Calulmnies on any “journalist” who dare write ill of the retiring Pope and the upcoming conclave in Rome.
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...
Rescind #3. I’m here, just not awake.
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.
#3 should have said “Fie on any journalist who writes calumnies against the Holy Father (Benny 16) and the upcoming conclave.”
look alive, you deadbeats, and get to class : )
My homework, such as it is, was in before the ping. #WhoYouCallingADeadbeat?
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.
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.
I love FR, but according to the cal;imny of the left, it is a “hate site”.
cal;imny = calumny
fat fingers this morning. eek.
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.
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
I just put the book “Coolidge” on hold at the library after reading a review.