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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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?
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