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Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 9, 2013-- autodidact

Posted on 10/09/2013 5:18:11 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 9, 2013-- autodidact

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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".

autodidact [aw-toh-dahy-dakt]

hear it pronounced

noun

a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.

Origin: 1525-35: from Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from autos self + didaskein to teach]

Related forms

autodi'dactic -adjective

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: wordfortheday
Barack Obama, Constitutional scholar and professor, is an autodidact who understands his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, without having been to medical school, and can devise ways to increase employment and prosperity without the benefit of any formal education in economics.
1 posted on 10/09/2013 5:18:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Homework is due!


2 posted on 10/09/2013 5:18:50 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 auto can’t drive it self but the Auto Did Act like it could.


4 posted on 10/09/2013 5:27:28 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Unlike Abe Lincoln, who was an autodidact, many Americans today are oughtadidacts.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 5:28:27 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Diogenesis
A+++

gold

Indeed!

6 posted on 10/09/2013 5:34:09 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: deadrock
A++

silver

Good pun!

7 posted on 10/09/2013 5:35:23 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: pax_et_bonum
A++

bronze

Yes, the low-information voters could certainly use some information.

8 posted on 10/09/2013 5:36:37 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 have some of my bills autodidacted from my checking account.
Very convenient.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 5:38:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

A+++
For making me chuckle.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 5:40:28 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

Hrm... today’s word for the day is a bit, meta, no?


11 posted on 10/09/2013 5:42:53 AM PDT by dangus
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To: MrB

loved yours!


12 posted on 10/09/2013 5:48:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
swear i am going to have to get a prescription for paxil or something after reading the news. so many things to be upset about. >this for starters, today.
13 posted on 10/09/2013 5:50:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
This woman perhaps should look into autodidactism....
14 posted on 10/09/2013 5:51:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A++This woman perhaps should look into autodidactism....

You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means!

15 posted on 10/09/2013 5:55:01 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: dangus
Hrm... today’s word for the day is a bit, meta, no?

It doesn't meta to me.

16 posted on 10/09/2013 5:56:20 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
James Woods totally rocks, as an actor and as a patriot. I had to identify him to xskids as the voice of Hades in hercules! LOL!
17 posted on 10/09/2013 5:59:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Impressive.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 6:05:10 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I watched the Tina Fey movie “admission” on a plane last week. (Slim pickens).

They used this to describe a student that she thought was her given-up-for-adoption son.


19 posted on 10/09/2013 6:08:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
In Obama we have the gold, silver, and bronze medalist in the jerk-off Olympics: in Economics, autodictic; in Diplomacy, autoerotic; in Governance, autocratic.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 10/09/2013 6:18:23 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
It's autodidact to learn to live in the aftermath of the Boston bombings. Despite it all, this young couple is moving forward.

FEEL GOOD STORY OF THE DAY...he lost 90 percent of his right Achilles' tendon and suffered multiple broken bones in the Boston Marathon bombing - she's had 14 surgeries, and still may lose her leg. Still, Pete DiMartino got down on one knee next to Rebekah Gregory's wheelchair and asked her to marry him. ‘You’re my best friend and I love you,' he said. Her reply? "Yes!"

21 posted on 10/09/2013 6:21:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: ConorMacNessa
A++

In Obama we have the gold, silver, and bronze medalist in the jerk-off Olympics:

They are in his display case, right next to his unearned Nobel Peace Prize.

22 posted on 10/09/2013 6:21:48 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: tioga

Should read “it takes an autodidact...”.


23 posted on 10/09/2013 6:22:17 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

A++
Nice story.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 6:23:17 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

Can’t work up much sympathy for the surviving bomber.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 6:24:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I really do believe that Harry Reid believes all of the Senate’s “budget legislation” can be reduced to a series of autodidthatactagain continuing resolutions.
No thinking required.
No voting required.
No Constitutional requirements required.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 6:25:04 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A+++
Nice job!


27 posted on 10/09/2013 6:38:25 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: tioga

Very sweet, brought a tear to my eye.


28 posted on 10/09/2013 6:54:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

He was never a professor, only an instructor. Which is no better than a TA. Sorry, it irks me when people assume he was more than he ever was.


29 posted on 10/09/2013 6:54:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
You didn't find my "Barack Obama, Constitutional scholar and professor" dripping with sarcasm?
30 posted on 10/09/2013 6:57:57 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

It needed the air quotes.


31 posted on 10/09/2013 6:58:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Funny, because it Irks me when people act like he is less UnAmerican, than he really is;-)


32 posted on 10/09/2013 7:06:38 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy
NTBCW autodildoactivate
33 posted on 10/09/2013 7:10:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (Source thread "pulled" ...)
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To: mikrofon

AA
(No grade, just batteries.)


34 posted on 10/09/2013 7:13:26 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: mikrofon

Hahaha!


35 posted on 10/09/2013 7:13:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

What is going to happen, is people are going to start using more aggressive forms of self defense.

Like Zimmerman did.


36 posted on 10/09/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

Animals


37 posted on 10/09/2013 8:55:46 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy
Apparently Queen Latiyfa Lee used the word correctly
38 posted on 10/09/2013 9:06:01 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’m increasingly appalled
By the arrogance on display
By Obama’s ignorant minions
Practically every other day

Each one has the delusion
They’ve become an autodidact
By posting thoughts on twitter
And presenting them as fact

The only “fact” involved there
Is that they look like fools
Who have been drinking koolkaid
And went to useless liberal schools


39 posted on 10/09/2013 9:12:54 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Barely literate loon.


40 posted on 10/09/2013 9:19:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

That ridiculous woman is the perfect example of what my poem is referring to-she belongs in one of those country club psych hotels the rich and famous go to...


41 posted on 10/09/2013 9:23:22 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Oh, Shelia Jackson Lee (D-Mars)


42 posted on 10/09/2013 9:39:31 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman; tioga; xsmommy

Hard to believe she was correct using the word - someone on line said maybe she meant “Marstial Law” since she thinks we planted our flag on mars” lol


43 posted on 10/09/2013 9:42:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

My faves are “marital” law which means the wife is always right and “Marshall” law which orders everyone to shop at Marshall’s.


44 posted on 10/09/2013 10:56:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

A+++
Outstanding!!


45 posted on 10/09/2013 10:59:25 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

LMAO! I think Silly Jackson Lee shops at Omar’s-not Marshall’s...


46 posted on 10/09/2013 11:05:17 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you!


47 posted on 10/09/2013 11:05:44 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

haha


48 posted on 10/09/2013 11:44:35 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

Update, on the Biker Beat Down story.

New piece of helmet cam video...they had riders stationed at entrances far up the west side hiway. They showed a new piece, filmed AFTER he panicked and ran the guy over...

As he is fleeing up the West Side Hiway, they pass more of the gang, shutting down another entrance.

Thats why they were screwing with them, he drove onto the hiway, when they tried to stop him.

Andrea Tantaros, on the 5 said she saw these same guys doing it at Chelsea Piers, down by The Battery. He was assaulted well north at 178th street.


49 posted on 10/09/2013 5:11:05 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Maybe not audodidacts. Maybe they’re smart:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3076778/posts


50 posted on 10/09/2013 8:21:10 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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