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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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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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 (IÂ’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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To: tioga

That could also apply to Monica’s undergarments.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 7:26:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQHqJiebKKA

Him and Axl Rose.

(Explicit lyric warning. Duh.)


22 posted on 06/28/2013 7:26:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I was just listening to G&R last night.


23 posted on 06/28/2013 7:28:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

“Bad Obsession” and “Don’t Damn Me” are two of my favorites. Both from Use Your Illusion I.

But you can’t beat just jamming Appetite while cruising in the car.


24 posted on 06/28/2013 8:38:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Little known is that it was Julius Caesar’s Greek advisor Syndeton who recommended changing the famous phrase from the original- “Veni et Vidi et Vici”


25 posted on 06/28/2013 9:37:33 AM PDT by mikrofon (Asyndeton not a Simpleton)
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To: secret garden

There is a cicada loose in the house-I’ve no idea how it got in, but it is providing the dog and all three cats with a good deal of amusement and exercise before one of them dispatches it...

The asyndeton and wordiness
From the emperor these days
Suggests he is floundering
In quite a number of ways-

There’s no time for hackers
He claims broke every rule
As Putin laughs and taunts him
And he looks just like a fool

Snowden isn’t stupid anyway-
The risk that he took is real
But Holder wants him in jail
And Putin has a better deal

We shouldn’t be surprised
At the laughing at the nation-
Instead of doing his job
The emperor goes on vacation


26 posted on 06/28/2013 9:45:42 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: SoothingDave; secret garden

I like G&R-it is good driving music-I heard something I hadn’t heard in years this morning-a really weird song called “White Bird”. That classic rock station must have a new stoner DJ...


27 posted on 06/28/2013 9:54:20 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: mikrofon
That's funny. I did not know that. /Johnny Carson voice
A for you!
28 posted on 06/28/2013 10:22:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I was watching VH-1 in the hotel fitness center and they said Geffen had to beg MTV to play Welcome to the Jungle. They played it overnight and the band took off after that.


29 posted on 06/28/2013 10:24:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

Amen to that! A+ for you!


30 posted on 06/28/2013 10:25:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Ive always been partial to 14 years, and Dust and Bones.


31 posted on 06/28/2013 10:25:54 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

Yup.......


32 posted on 06/28/2013 10:27:27 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: Texan5

I don’t know that one. Any relation to Black Betty?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R044sleOW6I


33 posted on 06/28/2013 10:49:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

“You Ain’t the First” is one of the very few rock waltzes.


34 posted on 06/28/2013 10:51:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

Hey tiger. I was in your state this week. I forgot how the coastal breeze makes the heat bearable. We sat outside in 95 degree weather and it wasn’t bad at all. It is an oven back home.


35 posted on 06/28/2013 11:10:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

That is one of my favorite songs by a one hit wonder band-another is “Lunatic Fringe”-Red Ryder.

That White Bird song was slow and ponderous, and the words just wandered with little sense, like something you’d listen to at a party lit by a lava lamp, with air full of patchouli incense and pot smoke-hence my stoner comment.


36 posted on 06/28/2013 11:13:04 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

Thank you!


37 posted on 06/28/2013 11:13:56 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; SoothingDave

With all the talk about G&R, I had to go and listen to a favorite-

“I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I had to put her, six feet under,
And I can still hear her complain”


38 posted on 06/28/2013 11:22:13 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

Yes, when we fo to LBI, its like the change in the air, as you cross the bridge melts the heat, and your tensions.


39 posted on 06/28/2013 11:23:49 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: Texan5

And now we’re happier this way...


40 posted on 06/28/2013 11:26:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

And I found the White Bird thing-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrFCwvlw0cs


41 posted on 06/28/2013 11:28:05 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: hobbes1

We’re trying Virginia Beach this year, not the Jersey shore. In fact, 3 more days of work and then I’m off for 11 days.


42 posted on 06/28/2013 11:35:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Have you been to the Florida panhandle? I think those are the best beaches.


43 posted on 06/28/2013 12:12:50 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

No, we flew to Orlando last year, but haven’t been to any Florida beaches. Road tripping is easier cause you can take more stuff.


44 posted on 06/28/2013 1:24:07 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Especially to the beach!


45 posted on 06/28/2013 3:43:54 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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