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Word For The Day, Thursday, July 4, 2013 logomachy
dictionaries ad nauseam | 4 July 2013 | Thursday's sub

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.

Example sentences:
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

Etymology:
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 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 07/04/2013 4:38:21 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Happy Independence Day!


2 posted on 07/04/2013 4:39:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
What an absolutely FANTASTIC word !

FR is the epitome of excersizes in logomachy

3 posted on 07/04/2013 4:43:05 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: secret garden

Logomachy......love it. I think the lefties excel at this. That’s why I quit listening to the talking heads.


4 posted on 07/04/2013 4:48:01 AM PDT by tioga
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To: knarf
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
5 posted on 07/04/2013 4:54:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Lobotomy, logomachy.......whatever, Obama does it again. Obama urges Americans to live up to Declaration ...I wonder, does he mean everyone in all 57 states? LMAO
6 posted on 07/04/2013 4:55:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
A for you. My Windows Live mail is giving me fits, refusing to send and losing templates after I set them up. The spouse, resident IT expert, promised to fix it today for me. Pouring rain here now.
7 posted on 07/04/2013 4:55:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

A changed to A+ in gradebook.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 4:56:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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.


9 posted on 07/04/2013 5:11:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Yeah, that wasn’t my real homework in the first post.


10 posted on 07/04/2013 5:11:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I didn’t see you on the George Zimmerman threads. LOL


11 posted on 07/04/2013 5:11:51 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you. People can get carried away sometimes.
12 posted on 07/04/2013 5:12:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

You must be getting the rai we got yesterday. It kept up most of the day and came down in buckets.


13 posted on 07/04/2013 5:13:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

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.


14 posted on 07/04/2013 5:16:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: tioga

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.


15 posted on 07/04/2013 5:16:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

I’m surprised that class is in session today. Does teacher expect to maintain control when the kids are restless on a Holiday?


16 posted on 07/04/2013 5:20:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
The treasonous MSM wants "PATRIOTISM" to be endless logomachy.
But it is not.
One photograph is truly worth 10,000 words,
making salient the upcoming attacks on the American people
and, what was once their liberty, far in advance.


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]



17 posted on 07/04/2013 5:24:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: secret garden
“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.”

As a long time participant on FR I can well understand # 1&2!

Cujo’s to you!

18 posted on 07/04/2013 5:30:56 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Diogenesis
Here's the required reading to go with your post.
19 posted on 07/04/2013 5:33:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Are you going all quantum or chaos theory on us?


20 posted on 07/04/2013 5:34:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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