Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Polysemous
Posted on 04/02/2013 4:57:08 AM PDT by tioga
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.
Noun - Polysemy
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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
It’s 8am Eastern......time for class!
Marriage and gay are 2words made Polysemous in my lifetime by the left.
Another Polysemous word is career. Forty years ago I got into a big argument with an Australian friend of mine one night in TX over the proper use of “career” and “careen”. I said that the prober word to describe rolling down a slope — out of control — was “careen”. He insisted that the proper word was “career”, as in “The skateboard careeed down the slope.” Or, “The car careered down Lombard Ave., San Francisco’s twistiest street.” I pulled out a dictionary and learned (much to my surprise, that the English (and their former colonies) use the word “career” in a very different way from us. Much like “boot”, etc.
Giving cover to the liberals is the biggest fallout and most problematic IMO. Yes, i see that the gesture was one of service and not ordination. Yes, i see that it can be considered pharisaical and overly legalistic to put rubrics and canon law over a gesture of loving service. But, as in anything, disregarding the rules and rubrics and just going with the flow, promotes chaos.
Liberals will find it far easier than conservatives to claim that Francis actions are endorsements of their liberal thing. Remember this: Liberals could give a damn about the gender of the person whose feet are being washed. Their focus is really the gender of the one doing the washing. Liturgical liberals are included in this. They only care about the washing of the feet of women, because ultimately they want women to do the washing. This is about the ordination of women, not about their feet. Before these liberals start taking their victory laps, I would remind them that Francis is not going to touch doctrine. He has clearly talked about the Devil. He has spoken clearly before his election about same-sex stuff as discrimination against children. He has firmly fought Liberation Theology. What liberals forget in their present crowing is that even as Francis makes himself and the Church more popular by projecting a compassionate image, he will simultaneously make it harder for them to criticize him when he reaffirms the doctrinal points they want him to overturn.
i wish i had been aware of the controversy on Holy Thursday prior to Mass. Father Claudio mentioned something when we were in the sacristy getting ready for Mass about the Pope "washed EVERYBODY's feet today." I didn't understand the significance of that statement at the time bc i wasn't aware of what he had done and what the implications were.
I already feel a little guilty for not appreciating the B16 years as much as I should have done.
oh i think we appreciated him properly, just didn’t realize we weren’t going to have him around any longer to keep appreciating. i have trepidations. i like Pope Francis and will hope for the best. he is being appreciated by many non-Catholics, and while that’s good. i don’t think that he is going to necessarily bring them to the Church. They may just feel more kindly towards the Church from outside its boundaries, and i GUESS that’s ok, but not quite sure what the point of it is. And didn’t Benedict speak of a SMALLER but more faithful church? I don’t know, some of this smacks of happy slappy, we want people to LIKE us, reminiscent of the libs wanting the rest of the world to like the USA better. for what?
and can’t you just SEE where this is going to go? washing women’s feet on Holy Thursday, girls sitting there with their manicured toes and dress up to their BEHINDS and the priest and altar servers there at eye level. unseemly.
I LOVED Papa Ben. Only the good ones know when to hang it up...it’s their basic decency.
They’ve been washing women’s feet in my neck of the woods for years.
I found it amusing to see my MIL all upset about that, but not about theWon’s antics. I just shook my head and went back to my games on my new tablet.
As in seeing London and France.
well as the NOVUS ORDO-est, Happy Slappiest diocese around, that doesn’t surprise me in the least. i mean the LETS ROCK AND ROLL mass was up there that xshub and xsboy walked out of!
My husband and I were just discussing last night how so many congregations within Protestant denominations were demanding ordination of gay ministers, although some are independent Churches so they have already done so. We were saying we felt the stance the Catholic Church would take against gays in the clergy would probably bring a lot of people to the Church once so many Protestant churches caved in to pressure by the government.
if indeed panties are even worn!
what was she upset about? washing women’s feet? why if it’s been done up there already?
lots of anglicans and episcopals have come for that reason. no other church has the same hierarchy of governance, it seems to me.
fair 1 (fɛə) adj 1. free from discrimination, dishonesty, etc; just; impartial 2. in conformity with rules or standards; legitimate: a fair fight 3. (of the hair or complexion) light in colour 4. beautiful or lovely to look at 5. moderately or quite good: a fair piece of work 6. unblemished; untainted 7. (of the tide or wind) favourable to the passage of a vessel 8. sunny, fine, or cloudless 9. informal ( prenominal ) thorough; real: a fair battle to get to the counter 10. pleasant or courteous 11. apparently good or valuable, but really false: fair words 12. open or unobstructed: a fair passage 13. ( Austral ) (of handwriting) clear and legible 14. informal a fair crack of the whip , a fair shake of the dice , a fair go a fair opportunity; fair chance 15. fair and square in a correct or just way 16. fair do's a.equal shares or treatment b.an expression of appeal for equal shares or treatment 17. fair enough! an expression of agreement 18. informal ( Austral ), ( NZ ) fair go! come off it!; I don't believe it! 19. fair to middling about average adv 20. in a fair way; correctly: act fair, now! 21. absolutely or squarely; quite: the question caught him fair off his guard 22. dialect really or very: fair tired vb 23. dialect ( intr ) (of the weather) to become fine and mild n 24. archaic a person or thing that is beautiful or valuable, esp a woman [Old English fæger ; related to Old Norse fagr , Old Saxon, Old High German fagar , Gothic fagrs suitable] 'fairness 1 n fair 2 (fɛə) n 1. a travelling entertainment with sideshows, rides, etc, esp one that visits places at the same time each year 2. a gathering of producers of and dealers in a given class of products to facilitate business: a book fair 3. an event including amusements and the sale of goods, esp for a charity; bazaar 4. a regular assembly at a specific place for the sale of goods, esp livestock
That was it, hadn’t heard about the Muslims at that point...that’s what upset me the most. They do this during a mass....why would they bring in folks not even Catholic? At least the women were Catholic.
She was upset because he was the POPE...not some liberal American priest. HE should KNOW this would make priests less obedient...blah, blah...the Pope should have some dignity...blah, blah......I tuned her out as DH was responding.
i’m amazed she got something RIGHT! LOLOL! they didn’t bring anyone in, he went to a juvenile prison to do the Mass and footwashing, and they were all inmates.
No - there are some large groups of Baptists or Methodists,but nothing like the Catholic Church.
Bill Clinton said “is” was polysemous.
Polly-See-Mouse (spelling is just opinion), No more mouse. And forget those silent “e”s if they can't speak up.
Interesting comment because now they can delve into the infallibility of his interpretation of the faith. If he is the true authority on all things Roman Catholic, and he chose this action to assert himself as such or to promote discussion, what will be the outcome?
Pope isn’t infallible on all things just on certain ones. Someone more conversant with the ins and outs of catholic heterodoxy could tell you which, but this was most assuredly not one in which he is considered to be infallible. it’s a rule/rubric, and as head of the Church he is able to change those. the fact that he went ahead and disregarded this one, instead of first changing it, is what gives traditionalists pause.
You said it yourself. At the price of a re-imaginig of a ritual, Francis has made earned the Church a good image and made it a bit more popular.
It doesn’t mean we have to ordain women next. A does not have to follow B.
I see it like my pastor talked about Saturday night. Francis wants all of us in the Church to show Christ through our actions. Mother Teresa didn’t care if she helped Christian or Hindi.
By going out to the world and showing the desire to serve all, he makes a real statement.
That is the way it was described to me after 13 years of Catholic school and being raised in the church until my late 20s. That was what was taught by my priests and my family, who went to Jesuit schools (before they went a little nuts in their interpretations). Is he the authority of the church on earth or not?
that is true. doesn’t make the failure to follow a rubric of the Church a cause of concern, for all of the reasons i mentioned. and like i said— Benedict spoke of a smaller and more faithful church. so the Catholic church at it’s happy slappiest is POPULAR, well liked by those who have no intention of joining or following the strictures with which they disagree.
read the description of infallibility.
Such a complex word is is.
There is a better argument against altar girls than against female participation in this once a year event. I know you don’t like them, but they are here. It’s about picking battles and being able to show the difference between dogmatic areas and others.
Yes, Francis should change the rubrics rather than flout them. But you know that that isn’t something he can do in a week. (Well, he could, but the pope doesn’t usually exercise his authority like that.)
OH. Didn’t know that.
I am scared to death of mice. A- oh, well....A+
actually, your husband walked out of the Syracuse Happy Slappy mass....I am in the Rochester diocese right next door.
A+++ So right you are.
A+++ I will be watching Pope Francis. I still feel he will be a fine pope, but felt some unease. Not totally alarmed as yet.
A+++ And I was anticipating how you what words you would use to rhyme with.
no, they were in Rochester for a hockey tournament in Rochester years ago when the priest came out and said who wants to ROCK AND ROLL. xsboy was maybe 11 or 12 at the time.
A++ will pass on the unseemly remark that came to mind.
like i said, it gives me pause and causes some trepidations for the reasons i enumerated, but i am hopeful that he will look for the consequences of what he chooses to do.
Rochester = sin city? At least for Catholic doctrine. Still waiting to hear who our new Bishop will be. We are under the Bishop of Syracuse still.
Today is D day. As if yesterday’s tooth loss saga was not enough for a week, today we take Missy to the vets and let her go. Wouldn’t you know she is up bright and early and eagerly shared DH’s breakfast of peanut butter toast? This is what happens, after a really bad day she rebounds and I won’t call the vet. They told me if I wait too long and she gets really bad they will take her within the hour for us. I have NOT been able to make that call. DH did it yesterday while I was in the dentist’s chair.
Saturday I came home from a call to find her on my foyer rug laying in a pile of diarrhea...and it’s still coming out of her. Broke my heart. She just looked at me as if her look was saying she was sorry. I cried to find her like that. 4:45pm today. Then I am supposed to go on call tonight. My week long vacation can only get better, can’t it?
i am praying for you, i know this is hard.
I’m sorry for you, but you know it’s for the best.
You weren’t the only one to end the holiday weekend with fewer teeth than started with. Crosby took a puck to the mouth on his first shift Saturday.
No concussion symptoms, so that’s good.
I heard last night that a hockey player in Russia took one to the head and ended up dying later. He was up and drove himself home and everything. Then later...