Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 30, 2013 – battology
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.
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
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 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!
Rise and shine!
Barack H. Obama’s battology
Won’t hide his corruption pathology
IRS and Benghazi
His answers are fuzzy
Excuses and phony apology
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.
Battology, n.: the systematic study of Helen Thomas.
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 Obamas Department of Redundancy Departments Redundancy division.
You're meaner than I am.
I like that!
Also, they seem to have new definitions of transparency and fair share. A for you.
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.
Release date: January 22, 2013 The explosive new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York Timesbestselling 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 dutyuntil 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 Scotts.
They are each others 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.
that sounds great! am going to read it.
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”!
You will love it.
I knew all the good puns would be taken by now...
Pelosi is the old bat I thought of ...bat shit crazy battology from her.
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.
This crappy battology.....
Sounds interesting. I am enjoying my current book club book, The Night Circus. It’s quirky but mesmerizing. A for you!
In our house, we have abbreviated the phrase to bosco, or totally bosco for BSC. A for you and welcome to WFTD!
Like sands through the hourglass...A for you.
I LOVE THAT!
Both of them!
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...
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.
A+ to a fellow batlover! I call my car the batmobile because it’s long and black. No cool gadgets though.
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.
Swing, batter, swing! A+ for you.
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!”
Also, we inspected ourselves and have found nothing wrong, even though no one was under oath. We are special. A for you!
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