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Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 28, 2013-- oversight

Posted on 08/28/2013 4:53:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 28, 2013-- oversight

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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".

oversight [oh-ver-sahyt]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. an omission or error due to carelessness: My bank statement is full of oversights.
2. unintentional failure to notice or consider; lack of proper attention: Owing to my oversight, the letter was sent unsigned.
3. supervision; watchful care: a person responsible for the oversight of the organization.

Although this is an everyday word, it is one which has essentially two opposite meanings. Definition #3 indicates responsibility and watchfulness, whereas the first two definitions imply carelessness, lack of attention.
The word came up in the Wall Street Journal’s Saturday crossword puzzle, and I thought that the lack of consistency between definitions would be interesting to share.

Origin: 14th century., "supervision," from over + sight. Meaning "omission of notice, fact of passing over without seeing" attested from late 15c.; cf. oversee.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.




TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: contronym; oversight; wordfortheday
Congressional oversight committees, charged with monitoring the activities of the Executive Branch, apparently believe that their mission involves overlooking vital facts (first two definitions) rather than exercising watchful care (3rd definition).
1 posted on 08/28/2013 4:53:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Homework time!


2 posted on 08/28/2013 4:54:44 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

I finally found my baby pictures while cleaning out my mother’s house. Was it an oversight that Mom stuck them on a shelf full of shoes? Or, is there a hidden meaning?


3 posted on 08/28/2013 5:01:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
let there be no oversight of the beauty of James Woods on Twitter.
4 posted on 08/28/2013 5:01:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A+

gold

Sorry, can't provide an answer. You need to go to either a shrink or a shoe store. Or both.

5 posted on 08/28/2013 5:11:59 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: xsmommy
A++

silver

Woods is a gem, and a damn fine actor.

6 posted on 08/28/2013 5:13:31 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Morning.

I would have gotten here sooner, but I was over at that other site.


7 posted on 08/28/2013 5:36:17 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman
A+

bronze

If the site you visited was DU, please take a shower before returning to class.

8 posted on 08/28/2013 5:40:33 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Haven’t been to DU in a while.

Now I kind of want to go and see what they think of Obomber.


9 posted on 08/28/2013 5:43:14 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; NeoCaveman

It’s just a little othersite oversight.


10 posted on 08/28/2013 5:43:27 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Modesty compels me to brag only about my modesty, at which I excel.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’m sighting over
A 4 leaf clover
That I over sighted before


11 posted on 08/28/2013 5:43:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

A+
Maybe it’ll bring you luck.


12 posted on 08/28/2013 5:48:33 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
The Obama Regime is fanatically relentless in its oversight of the lawful activities of the loyal citizens of this Nation, yet fails to acknowledge or act on clear warning signs of the Ft. Hood Massacre, the Massacre at Benghazi, or the Bostan Marathon Bombings. But then, those are probably just oversights on its part.



"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."_____Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - 28 August 2013

13 posted on 08/28/2013 6:07:03 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A+++
Excellent!

I sent out a tweet this morning:

If Obama had been judged by the content of his character, rather than the color of his skin, we would have a republican President.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 6:26:00 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Guess what day it is.

Hey TSSYF, what day is it? Come on, what day is it?


15 posted on 08/28/2013 6:37:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

You ARE that annoying guy arent you? ; )


16 posted on 08/28/2013 6:50:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember
Guess what day it is.

I have no idea.

17 posted on 08/28/2013 6:58:46 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: NeoCaveman; Explorer89; SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
and then they came for the hunkies.....
18 posted on 08/28/2013 7:18:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My husband told me once, years ago, that his observation in the Corps was that black guys tend to go for your head in a fight - So I’ve watched over the years and it is true. These girls saying “hit her in the head” just backs that up - and why can’t they ever fight one-on-one? Kids today seem to be incapable of a fair fight - they have to gang up on someone.


19 posted on 08/28/2013 7:39:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I LOVE that commercial!


20 posted on 08/28/2013 8:02:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Obama & his minions are Masters of Oversight...


21 posted on 08/28/2013 8:03:00 AM PDT by mikrofon (If you imply one definition yet mean another, are you a Contronymph?)
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To: mikrofon

A++
Oversight is the only thing they have mastered, beyond Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”


22 posted on 08/28/2013 8:12:24 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: xsmommy

It seems my Jayhawks will not be playing an away football game on this field on Friday.

Were it a grass field, it would be muddy, but still there.

23 posted on 08/28/2013 8:38:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Yikes!!


24 posted on 08/28/2013 9:44:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I guess the lesson is Dont build your stadium below the creek.


25 posted on 08/28/2013 11:10:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

what if it’s for Seahorse Water Polo?


26 posted on 08/28/2013 11:15:43 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Is that some sort of Brony thing? ;-)


27 posted on 08/28/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Ew. My life was better before I looked up what that meant...


28 posted on 08/28/2013 11:33:19 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Well, don’t look up “twerking” either.


29 posted on 08/28/2013 11:40:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I jammed my shoulder playing racquetball. I looked in my medicine cabinet for something to put on it, and found an old jar of Tiger Balm. It looked and smelled fine, and I rubbed some on, and it is really working.

Curious, I looked at the jar and discovered that the date on it was 1991. The only side effects I have noticed is that I’ve been wandering around my house mumbling “Read my lips—no new taxes,” and “It wouldn’t be prudent.” I’m okay with that, but I am starting to get a tremendous urge to jump out of an airplane on my next birthday.


30 posted on 08/28/2013 11:48:59 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

You’re not thinking of growing a mullet, are you?


31 posted on 08/28/2013 1:51:35 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’ve been busting my ass since 8 AM-now I’m done until I can borrow that carpenter’s helpers again...

If an epidemic of oversight
Is really the thing to blame
For the emperor running amok
And pandering without shame

To racists, foreign terrorists-
Any despot willing to say
How great he is-feed his ego
As he goes his disastrous way

Then his handlers need to change
The way they keep him amused-
A roomful of teleprompters
Isn’t likely to be refused...


32 posted on 08/28/2013 2:30:05 PM PDT by Texan5
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To: secret garden

I have-with three guys-loaded a trailer with stuff from the barn and garage for the children’s home that is my favorite charity, unloaded it at the drop off, loaded it again with junk for the dump, unloaded it there, then we stacked surplus building materials in the emptied barn.

I need to count that metal framing material, roof material, wood and ceramic tile flooring in the barn-but it is going to have to wait for the cool dawn tomorrow morning-my back is not up to any more today...


33 posted on 08/28/2013 2:42:44 PM PDT by Texan5
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To: Texan5

Wow! That was a rough day! You got so much done.


34 posted on 08/28/2013 2:50:42 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

A very productive day, indeed-I am so pleased to find there is so much stuff that I can use to do a nest for myself-since I paid for that stuff with my own paycheck nearly a year before this house was started, I stowed away every left-over stud and tile in that barn and garage. MrT5 thought I was nuts not to sell it to the builder I worked for at the time for another project, but something just told me not to do it-I’m sure now it was my guardian angel...


35 posted on 08/28/2013 3:20:16 PM PDT by Texan5
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To: secret garden
You’re not thinking of growing a mullet, are you?

LOL!

36 posted on 08/28/2013 3:28:56 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Texan5

A+++

Excellent!


37 posted on 08/28/2013 3:31:04 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you!


38 posted on 08/28/2013 3:41:33 PM PDT by Texan5
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To: xsmommy

I kind of identify with him.


39 posted on 08/29/2013 5:50:26 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Texan5

that is so great that you have a headstart with stuff you have stockpiled@!


40 posted on 08/29/2013 5:59:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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