Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, July 4, 2013 – logomachy
Posted on 07/04/2013 4:38:21 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".
logomachy \loh-GOM-uh-kee\ , noun
1. a dispute about or concerning words.
2. an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
3. a game played with cards, each bearing one letter, with which words are formed.
Their logomachy was far more stimulating to his intellect than the reserved and quiet dogmatism of Mr. Morse.
-- Jack London, Martin Eden, 1909
By happenstance or design, Conrad has fashioned in Heart of Darkness alogomachy, or battle of words.
-- Theodore Billy, A Wilderness of Words, 1997
Logomachy comes from the Greek word logomachia from the roots logo- meaning "words" and machy meaning "fighting."
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!
Happy Independence Day!
FR is the epitome of excersizes in logomachy
Logomachy......love it. I think the lefties excel at this. That’s why I quit listening to the talking heads.
A changed to A+ in gradebook.
I got into a dispute on FR yesterday that was pure logomachy when another member insisted on embellishing my words and adding meanings that were not there.
Yeah, that wasn’t my real homework in the first post.
I didn’t see you on the George Zimmerman threads. LOL
You must be getting the rai we got yesterday. It kept up most of the day and came down in buckets.
Although not especially interested in creating a logomachy, I will say that I’m happy to see a word so intimately related to high energy physics.
Immigration. This particular FReeper was so obnoxious that people were contacting me in FR Mail to say they agreed with me. They were reluctant to post on the thread. Go figure.
I’m surprised that class is in session today. Does teacher expect to maintain control when the kids are restless on a Holiday?
I - - Me; an individual; a committee of one.
Pledge - - Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.
Allegiance - - My love and my devotion.
To the Flag - - Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody's job.
United - - That means that we have all come together.
States - - Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that is love for country.
And to the Republic - - Republic--a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
For which it stands One Nation - - One Nation--meaning, so blessed by God.
Indivisible - - Incapable of being divided.
With Liberty - - Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one's own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.
And Justice - - The principle, or qualities, of dealing fairly with others.
For All - - For All--which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.
And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country,
and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance: Under God.
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer, and that would be eliminated from schools, too?
[by Red Skelton]
As a long time participant on FR I can well understand # 1&2!
Cujo’s to you!
Are you going all quantum or chaos theory on us?
I have it on good authority that logomachy is all about string theory.
You are always entertaining. Thanks for coming to class and posting.
Because you posted it on a thread, after all. ROR!
Entertaining? Entertaining!!!??? I’ve always thought of myself as loved by women, respected by men and a man for all seasonings.
Maybe I have it backwards, respected by women, etc.??? Nah, some women just DO NOT understand the jumbo garlic as a remedy for bad breath and..and ...WATSON! the needle! the needle!...arrrrgggg...
This will be the last year that Independence Day is a National holiday. Next year it will be called Dependence Day. Morning Secret Garden.
RDJ, one of this house’s favorite actors!
Howdy CG! How’s the family?
Everyone is doing great. We now have 5 grandchildren the oldest is 5 yrs old, the youngest is 1. 4 girls and 1 boy all crazy. Laura Earl and I could only be happier if Obama would pack up and go home. How are you and yours?
Bill Clinton, lib icon, “It’s all about me!”
Says the meaning of “is” is logomachy
There IS no sex now
(But WAS there?) And how!
Strict conjugation of the verb “to be”
Ours has come up from the gulf and will be here all day and probably through the night.
All happy and accounted for! I’m glad you stopped in to say hi.
A+ for you. How is it being in Boston on the Fourth? Pretty cool, I’ll bet.
Look at it this way: a lot of rain will make it easier to pull weeds.
I keep a fairly low profile on line nowdays. I come to FR most anytime that I have free time and post on a few threads. No real pattern to it just stories that catch my attention. I’ll be in and out today. Rain will be here all day. Have a Great Independence Day! I have to run some errands, later.
And it’s a great day to watch movies, read, and knit! I am working on some grey socks for my FIL and it’s hard to stay motivated knitting drab colors.
LOVE the article on George M. Cohan. I’ve sent it to our daughter, the music teacher.
Just remember the rule about quilts: you have to have drab colors and blocks to make the beautiful ones stand out! It’s the same about music: you have to have some people be the audience for the talented ones to perform.
I wonder if the Founders knew that their creation would incite many a logochomy decades and centuries later.
It is cool being here, although the weather is hot and humid.
Happy 4th to you as well...
Obama’s minions logomachy
Leads them to be distrusted
No matter how they spin it
They always just get busted
Holder, Lerner-even Mueller-
The lies are so outrageous
And spread so fast you wonder
If they might be contagious
The emperor has a foot-in-mouth
When it comes to Egypt, too
If only he would just shut up-
It is the best thing to do...
What few summer people still have money to come to their cabins on this road are as inconsiderate and contemptuous as ever of those of us who live here-there were already loose, unaccompanied dogs on the trails just after dawn this morning, barking and threatening enough that I yelled at them and sent a handful of pebbles in their direction. There are empty beer cans and firecracker wrappers dropped along the edge of the main trail that were not there yesterday.
I’ll be sure I’m watching carefully after dark so that some idiot does not start a fire on the road with fireworks. There is a burn ban, but that never matters to people like these...
Perhaps we can kidnap the TOTUS again. That always leaves him stammering in the dust. A+ for you. My poor dog had to endure neighborhood firecrackers and fireworks again and barked and barked. Our city celebration was cancelled due to the steady downpour all day and night. All the towns in the midstate canceled the pyrotechnics this week.
The fireworks on this road didn’t last long-hardly anyone is here to set them off-but it was enough to send the cats scurrying into the bedroom, and Husky girl was lying right on my feet while I watched TV until the noise quit.
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