Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, August 8, 2013 – holograph
Posted on 08/08/2013 4:15:25 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".
holograph \HOL-uh-graf, -grahf, HOH-luh-\, adjective
1. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter.
1. a holograph writing, as a deed, will, or letter.
The will was holograph, for Mr. Utterson, though he took charge of it now that it was made, had refused to lend the least assistance in the making of it...
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886
An unexpectedly thoughtful young man," said Chase, straightening the frame of (Queen Victoria's holograph letter. Originally, he had planned to put the Emerson autograph between those of Longfellow and Tennyson but then he had had second thoughts about keeping a valuable letter addressed not so much to him as the Secretary of the Treasury and so, with a sad heart, he handed it over to the Treasure archives...
-- Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel, 1984
Holograph entered English in the 18th century from the Greek holos + graph, meaning "whole written.
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!
Rise and shine!
Rather amazing that the Queen of England had the ability, what with all the distractions her affairs of State should provide, to focus with a laser-like intensity on creating a holograph for Mr. Lincoln.
Obama claims that his memoirs were holograph
“I wrote these books, like I sign my own autograph”
It seems that nobody cares
That they were penned by Bill Ayers
Barry will brag that he wrote his own epitaph
I don’t want your...
I don’t need your...
All I’ve got is a holograph
Every time I see your place it reminds me off the faces I used to know,<br?
but all I’ve got is your holograph and I realize I won’t recognize you no mo’.
I’m outta luck.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
The Ayers’-authored tomes represent some of the “hollowgraphs” of The One...
I tried to write the address on a package, but my pen was empty and FedEx couldn’t read my hollowgraphic label write.
Obumbles don’t know nuthin’ about no holographs — from his “autobiographies” to his speeches. Everything is done by somebody else.
Dr.? Oh please. An EdD is this close to a correspondence course. A+ for you.
A for you!
A for you!
These are not the dupas you are looking for. A+ for you.
He takes all of the unearned glory and none of the earned scorn. A for you.
Well if I have to keep looking, so be it....
Fashions for men. Allegedly.
so Megyn Kelly is going to 9pm. Where does Hannity go? Is it true Greta is leaving FOX?
Since Obama didn’t write
The books about himself
And his speeches are done
By the teleprompter elf
Where, then is his signature-
His holograph, at the most?
Or is what is on each bill
Penned by an anonymous ghost?
I can well believe it is,
And wish he’d follow suit-
Go away, and leave an image
And render the whole thing moot
I’m appalled at the way we look to Putin because of that gutless **********, using MrT5’s favorite and filthiest insult-even my bad mouth hesitates over it...Has no one beat it into the feckless emperor that the Russians are real men, and only appreciate strength and courage in a friend or an enemy?
True. Oh so very true.
And Putin knows it - knows it absolutely and plays up HIS image of masculinity and health and vigorous strength in every photo-op Putin stands up for: running, shooting, weight lifting, flying, jumping, wrestling .....
And the Red Chinese KNOW as well.
Don’t know, I’m hearing about it from you.
Or did you mean to say, fashions for alleged men?
Just looking at those effeminate outfits makes me want to puke-I like real men in real man-clothes-none of that metrosexual crap...
No real man would touch any of those rags, and no real woman would want them to...
There are no words.
He is just Valerie Jarrett’s alter ego. A+ for you!
Allegedly fashions for men?
Fashions for allegedly men?
Allegedly fashions for allegedly men?
Someone’s alter ego-or a figment of someone’s liberal imagination-maybe if someone turned off the light beam, he’d vanish like a holographic projection, but that is wishful thinking...
I bought a new toy for the pets-a hard rubber ball with a speaker inside that makes animal sounds whenever it is moved-about 15 of them, from a lion to several birds. Husky girl set it down, stared at it until it shut up, then walked away for awhile to watch it from a distance.
Titus and Midget girl crept up on it, and he pushed it with his paw-when a lion snarl came from it, they tripped over one another to get away, retreating about 4 ft. to stare for a few minutes, then they did the same thing again-and again, 4 times until they got tired of it...
My animals are afraid of any toy that makes a sound. They look at you first when it happens and then take off running from it.
I would have been LMAO. Too funny.
I was LMAO-they are always so funny to watch when they are playing, I probably have as much fun as they do.
There have always been noisy toys around the house, so the pets are pretty used to them-I’ve been buying those little plush mice that squeak for years, every time I see them at a store-so the cats are used to them. And Husky girl has never been bothered by a noisy toy-if it bothers her, she grabs it with her teeth, and sets it down far enough from her that the noise isn’t bothersome...
Have you seen the cat toy on tv they’ve been advertising? It’s some yellow disk on the floor with something underneath it that runs around the circle reversing direction. I’d commented to xshub how that woukd drive Jules insane. So the other night I’m on the couch with Jules, that commercial came on and he poked his head up and barked at the tv! Dont know if he objected to the cat or the thing running beneath the yellow Fisk!
I have seen it, and want to buy one for my cats-it looks sort of flimsy-it would probably be okay for Titus and Midget girl to play with, but Yeti boy likes to “kill” things that move, and at 22 pounds, I’m afraid he might destroy the thing. I’ll probably buy one anyway, just to see what happens-I wrote down the website...
We shoukd google to see if there are YouTube videos of cats reacting to it, bet its hysterical to watch.
I just turned on the TV and Greg on The Five said in his little monolog that Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose of Kennedys...
Good idea-I’m going to check that out...
Its clever, but i think any self-respecting cat would break it very quickly.
Why don’t you patent something clever and become a millionaire!
I do have a brilliant idea for an automated lavatory queueing system for airplanes. Eliminate the annoying and “unsafe” standing in the clogged aisleway.
Go for it!