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?