Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, June 17, 2013-- pillory
Posted on 06/17/2013 6:24:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 6/17/13
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".
noun 1. a wooden framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used to expose an offender to public derision. verb (used with object) 2. to set in the pillory. 3. to expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse: The candidate mercilessly pilloried his opponent.
Etymology: 122575; Middle English pyllory < Old French pilori, perhaps < Medieval Latin pīlōrium, equivalent to Latin pīl ( a ) pillar (see pile1 ) + -ōrium -ory2 , though Romance variants such as Provençal espillori suggest a less transparent source
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.
Marco Rubio has been rightfully pilloried for his tone-deafness on the immigration stuff.
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!
Do I get extra points for using it in the future verb tense as well as the present nominative?
The rhyming of this word with Hillary should inspire some interesting responses.
A+++++ that was a great job of using both forms of the word too!
that was the first thing i thought of!
Barack should be placed in a pillory
Alongside the one saved for Hillary
But while I am dreaming
The liberals are scheming
And loading up heavy artillery
KNEW it! great job!! A++++
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, he’s the most anti-Catholic English speaking politician since Henry VIII.
What we call Hillary when she’s heavily medicated.
FR will continue to pillory Hillary.
Heading to Jacksonville for an all-week training class/boondoggle. 4 of us, including my boss are going. Should be fun.
WOW you just blew mine out of the water, great job
Interesting side comment about our conversation with the old foe/ally. He claims to have run into a friend at a local funeral who is a member of the special Forces. This man (son of our neighbor) claims to have been a ‘friend’ of the late Amb. Chris Stevens. He said that he saw Amb. Stevens just before he left on his assigment to Libya, and Stevens was ‘scared to death’ about the prospect. FWIW.
Obama should try saying that over HERE. I’m sure the Bishops would stomp him with their other foot.
But, an interesting side effect of school choice and the rise of Charter schools. According to my daughter who lives in a suburb of Albany, NY, Catholic schols are closing right and left because Charter schools are free, and Catholic schools are expensive. Double-edged blade.
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