Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 16, 2014 – sophist
Posted on 01/16/2014 4:24:10 AM PST 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".
sophist (SOF-ist), noun
One who makes clever, but unsound arguments.
"But this day Mansoor had turned five, and Ma used a sophist's argument to call for a celebration."
---M.G. Vassanji; The Assassin's Song; Doubleday; 2007.
From Latin sophista, from Greek sophistes (sage), from sophos (clever). Earliest documented use: 1542. In ancient Greece, Sophists were philosophers and teachers known for their subtle, but fallacious reasoning.
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!
DC is full of rhetoric and devoid of sophistry. Most of their garbage is neither clever nor sound.
Sofa-ist is a synonym for couch potato : )
Someone who got punched a lot was so-fisticated
There’s such a fine line between clever and, well, you know. :-)
no, i don’t.
A for you!
(The next word, not you.)
We need a full day of Tap here. Either a Tuesday or a Thursday.
Everyone is out of the closet here. A+ for you.
The hallowed halls—the Oval Office
Engendered a new breed of sophist
“I didn’t have sex”
“Keep your doctor,” they vex
‘cause the choice of who’s worse is the toughest
good one! ROR!!!
Everybody puts a marble in a fishbowl when they come in and takes the marble out when they leave.
and all goes well till you lose your marbles...
if your state legislature is 2/3 Rep how the hell did terry get elected? cheat much did he?
they demonized Cooch as anti-woman, and the NRSC did not give Cooch the $ he needed to counter McAuliffe’s mendacious media blitz.
And here I thought absolutely anyone with a pulse could get accepted to some college.
well as the comments make clear, obv the intent is to make it more available for FREE to those who cannot afford to get a scholarship or to pay tuition. Anyone who needs to go to college can go, IMO. this is BS as is most everything else he spews.
Why the heck does he keep appearing with his sleeves rolled up, as if he has ever done a real job that required it? All style, no substance, ladies and gentlemen, this is the democrat party.
Nancy Pe-lousey displays a remarkable talent for sophistry when she argues that extending unemployment benefits boosts the economy!
My daughter (along with 25 other members of the Richmond Symphony Chorus) sang the Start Spangled Banner for the opening of the house of Delegates last week.
They complain that we don’t have smart kids, but the smart ones cannot afford to go to college, while the poorer undereducated get in free. Makes no sense.
That must have been very nice.
oh i think the smart ones have no trouble at all in this day and age, there is tons of scholarship $ available. Obama wants to get into college the ones that have no business being there.
There are lots of smart kids with poor parents, just not dirt poor in ghettos. Poor from medical bills, business failures, etc. The upper middle class that has some kind of financial upheaval, that is so common today. They incur untold debt to go to school with no job prospects when they get out. Yet we all pay for these underachieving kids to go these days.
Great example. A for you.
A perfect descriptive word for so much BS...
All the stale, sophist lectures
Fueling the Obama minions’ ruse
Look less like of a revelation
And more like another excuse
The website selling Obamacare
Doesn’t safeguard information-
So smart people ran away from it
While he was on his last vacation
Higher premiums and deductibles-
Sign up, pay a fine and they shove
You into a one size fits all plan-
What is there for you not to love?
I didn’t realize it had gotten so cold last night-the clothes I’d hung out on the line were frozen early this AM...
Scholarships are dependent on much more than grades, unfortunately. Very little money is offered for white suburban kids.
A+ for you! It just got above freezing here, finally. I am tired of winter and it’s been less than one month.
Pe-lousey further displays her talent for sophistry when she interprets the writings of St. Augustine for the rest of us! Miss Crankshaft has no end to her arrogance.
“the ones that have no business being there”.
Is that ever the truth-that kid of mine drank the koolaid while getting a masters in science, and is now saddled with a debt she will likely never pay off, while the ones you are talking about got a free ride, even though they barely squeaked by-some with grades adjusted up ala affirmative action BS.
Cruel person that I am, I’m staying in my rabbit hole so I can’t even be asked to help-I told her she was being Pollyanna, and besides, I’m broke myself.
I hear ya!
Thank you! I’ve had about enough of it myself-and I usually like winter-the days are in the 60’s and sunny, but the temperature drops like a rock after dusk, and it is frigid until noon...
For those of us who crave the outdoors, it is not pleasant to be out there lately.
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