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Word For The Day, Friday, June 28, 2013 asyndeton
dictionaries ad nauseam | 28 June 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 06/28/2013 4:43:35 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".

asyndeton \uh-SIN-di-ton\ noun
1. Rhetoric. the omission of conjunctions, as in “He has provided the poor with jobs, with opportunity, with self-respect.”
2. Library Science. the omission of cross references, especially from a catalog.

Example sentences:
So how could Eddy, who could not sort his own, have made anything at all of the jumble of mixed motives and crossed purposes, ordinary and routine as heavy traffic, or seen design in their snarl of wills, feelings, and intentions, asynchronous and asyndeton as timber soaking in a logjam?
-- Stanley Elkin, The Magic Kingdom, 1985

The most brilliant general would be laughed at—albeit behind his back—if he couldn't report his accomplishments using chiasmus and litotes, praeteritio and asyndeton and a thousand other absurdities.
-- David Drake, Out of the Waters, 2011

Etymology:
Asyndeton came to English in the late-1500s from the Greek roots a- + syndetos literally meaning "not bound together.

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 06/28/2013 4:43:35 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 06/28/2013 4:44:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

"got it....that's what ya get when you stutter saying aston"

3 posted on 06/28/2013 4:48:02 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

4 posted on 06/28/2013 4:54:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Doogle
Here's help.
5 posted on 06/28/2013 4:56:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I notice the TOTUS never uses asyndetons in speeches, likely because it recognized the reader would likely show his confusion, his inability to make the logical leap of ideas, and would lose his place again.


6 posted on 06/28/2013 5:08:51 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden

Barack Obama, also known as The Won
Master of puffery and asyndeton
“I created, I killed
I’m outstanding, you’re thrilled”
If I hear a real achievement, I’ll send it on


7 posted on 06/28/2013 5:09:07 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: secret garden
Asyndeton

Get your's today. For those not in the know, Trayvon's girlfriend claims he called Zimmerman a crazy ass cracker and that it is NOT a racial slur....so it's safe to wear doncha know.

8 posted on 06/28/2013 5:20:28 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

excuse me, I meant to say creepy ass cracker.


9 posted on 06/28/2013 5:29:10 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Conjunction Junction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPoBE-E8VOc


10 posted on 06/28/2013 5:34:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: secret garden

Asyndeton is often used in formal writing, or speech.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 6:05:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Hey, hey, hey! (Is that asyndeton?) I read a headline this AM that “cracker” is not a racial slur in FL, but a mark of pride. Who knew?


12 posted on 06/28/2013 6:08:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So is “nigga” in certain communities.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 6:36:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

You crazy ass cracker


14 posted on 06/28/2013 6:46:54 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

Confusing...

I’m going back to FR....


15 posted on 06/28/2013 6:56:38 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tioga

Can’t hear you...What???

Please speak clearly, slowly and loudly.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 6:58:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: theDentist
Very true and A for you. The way he says ta instead of to drives me nuts.
17 posted on 06/28/2013 7:21:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+ for you. He consistently underwhelms.
18 posted on 06/28/2013 7:22:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
A+ and thank you for hosting yesterday.
19 posted on 06/28/2013 7:24:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

One of my favorites! A++!


20 posted on 06/28/2013 7:25:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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