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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 30, 2013 battology
dictionaries ad nauseam | 30 May 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/30/2013 4:17:29 AM PDT by secret garden


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".

battology \buh-TOL-uh-jee\ , noun
wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing.

Example sentences:
They weren't political or surrealist, they weren't witty or comic. They were only the monotonous evidence of a civic battology.
-- George Friel, Mr Alfred M.A., 1972

I kept volleying this along the walls of my skull, aspiring by battology to battle.
-- Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang, 1994

Etymology:
Battology entered English in the late 1500s from the Greek word battologia meaning "speaking stammeringly" from battos meaning "stammerer" and -logia meaning "one who speaks (in a certain manner)."

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....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 05/30/2013 4:17:29 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 05/30/2013 4:19:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
don't want any part of battology, they creep me the heck out!

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3 posted on 05/30/2013 4:21:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A+ for you. I like anything that eats mosquitoes. Google Chrome keeps locking me out here, grumble, grumble.
4 posted on 05/30/2013 4:25:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Barack H. Obama’s battology
Won’t hide his corruption pathology
IRS and Benghazi
His answers are fuzzy
Excuses and phony apology


5 posted on 05/30/2013 4:28:52 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+ for you! There was some exciting hockey last night, with the requisite poor officiating at the end. It almost changed the outcome.
6 posted on 05/30/2013 4:38:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

At first I thought that battology referred to a study of Hillary! and her history and candidacy.

But then I realized that battology is as close to military experience as anyone in this administration has gotten.


7 posted on 05/30/2013 4:58:56 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: secret garden

Battology, n.: the systematic study of Helen Thomas.


8 posted on 05/30/2013 5:00:39 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you. Let's hope she gets what she deserves.
9 posted on 05/30/2013 5:02:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SAJ
A+ for not linking a picture.
10 posted on 05/30/2013 5:03:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Today’s word, battology, is brought to you by Obama’s Department of Redundancy Department’s Redundancy division, which has brought you other such inspiring statements such as “Hope”, “Change”, “Hope and Change”, “Thrown under the bus”, and other such inspiring statements which were produced by Obama’s Department of Redundancy Department’s Redundancy division.


11 posted on 05/30/2013 5:07:02 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden
"Let's hope she gets what she deserves. "

You're meaner than I am.

I like that!

12 posted on 05/30/2013 5:07:23 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: theDentist

Also, they seem to have new definitions of transparency and fair share. A for you.


13 posted on 05/30/2013 5:08:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

But I’d really have to work at it to be meaner than that shrew.


14 posted on 05/30/2013 5:09:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
"But I’d really have to work at it to be meaner than that shrew."

Don't even try. It would be like mud-wrestling a pig.

15 posted on 05/30/2013 5:24:49 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; VRWCmember; SoothingDave; Texan5
A bit of battology for the class this morning. Yesterday, late in the class I made a book recommendation which I am repeating:

Release date: January 22, 2013 The explosive new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author.

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty—until he meets his new partner.

Maggie is not doing so well, either. A German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an IED, her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s.

They are each other’s last chance. Shunned and shunted to the side, they set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie. What they begin to find is nothing like what Scott has been told, and the journey will take them both through the darkest moments of their own personal hells. Whether they will make it out again, no one can say.

I read all this author's books this spring. Just finished The Suspect and it was good. Loved the chapters from Maggie's POV.

16 posted on 05/30/2013 5:40:26 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Loved the chapters from Maggie's POV.

Margaret Thatcher?

17 posted on 05/30/2013 5:42:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

that sounds great! am going to read it.


18 posted on 05/30/2013 5:51:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I hear they’ve renamed the dem’s Daily Talking Points to Daily Battology, or Crazy Battology Sh*t.

My patience with the dem’s media and campaign battology has officially “maxed out”!


19 posted on 05/30/2013 5:51:58 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: SoothingDave

:^P


20 posted on 05/30/2013 5:58:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

You will love it.


21 posted on 05/30/2013 5:58:32 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I knew all the good puns would be taken by now...


22 posted on 05/30/2013 5:59:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Pelosi is the old bat I thought of ...bat shit crazy battology from her.


23 posted on 05/30/2013 6:17:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden
Battology

The intellectually arid dunes of the speakers battology were constructed ad hoc from a witless verbage that ground vast barrancas from the minescule etching of each sand grain upon the hard granite of ancient wisdom.

24 posted on 05/30/2013 6:22:52 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: secret garden
This battology crap is being shoveled by the IRS, not so much when you try to shove it back at them:


25 posted on 05/30/2013 6:56:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Love it:


26 posted on 05/30/2013 6:57:09 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

This crappy battology.....


27 posted on 05/30/2013 6:57:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Sounds interesting. I am enjoying my current book club book, The Night Circus. It’s quirky but mesmerizing. A for you!


28 posted on 05/30/2013 8:44:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: gnickgnack2

In our house, we have abbreviated the phrase to bosco, or totally bosco for BSC. A for you and welcome to WFTD!


29 posted on 05/30/2013 8:46:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

Like sands through the hourglass...A for you.


30 posted on 05/30/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

I LOVE THAT!


31 posted on 05/30/2013 8:47:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Bosco!

32 posted on 05/30/2013 8:48:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Both of them!


33 posted on 05/30/2013 8:58:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Cloudy here-it was drizzling this morning-

The drive-by media is stunned-
Nearly speechless in grief
After their endless battology
It is most certainly a relief

They found they’ve been spied on
And now they are freaking out
They understand the feeling
Of being paranoid and in doubt

Most resist meeting with Holder
Someplace reached by secret ways-
I guess they heard the laughter
Of the ghosts from Nixon’s days...


34 posted on 05/30/2013 11:06:58 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

I like bats-a neighbor and I helped a game warden put several bat houses on the cliffs a couple years ago, and they are in use from summer to fall, keeping down the mosquito population.


35 posted on 05/30/2013 11:10:35 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

A+ to a fellow batlover! I call my car the batmobile because it’s long and black. No cool gadgets though.


36 posted on 05/30/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

Anything that eats mosquitos is a friend of mine, especially since living in the country precludes using any heavy-duty pesticides because of runoff into groundwater and ingestion by livestock. Conservation and natural lifestyle is a must if you want pure water and uncontaminated food.


37 posted on 05/30/2013 11:32:28 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

38 posted on 05/30/2013 11:37:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Swing, batter, swing! A+ for you.


39 posted on 05/30/2013 1:27:25 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Similar, but not to be confused with the “Bartology” proffered by the current corrupt cabal:

“I didn’t do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can’t prove anything!”


40 posted on 05/30/2013 5:36:11 PM PDT by mikrofon (Or the 'But-ology' of MSM Apologists...)
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To: mikrofon

Also, we inspected ourselves and have found nothing wrong, even though no one was under oath. We are special. A for you!


41 posted on 05/30/2013 5:43:47 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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