Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, February 6, 2014 – neologize
Posted on 02/06/2014 4:34:56 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".
neologize \ nee-OL-uh-jahyz \ , verb
1. to make or use new words or create new meanings for existing words.
2. to devise or accept new religious doctrines.
Scientists at Northwestern University, inspired by the faux pundits ability to neologize, created a set of nouns for Colbertian, which they could use to test the effects of bilingualism.
-- Amina Khan, Bilingualism: Stephen Colbert's 'truthiness' inspires a language, The Los Angeles Times, 2012
In the meanwhile, necessity obliges us to neologize.
-- Thomas Jefferson, To John Waldo, 1813, Jefferson: Political Writings , 1999
Neologize joins the Greek neo meaning "new" with a variant on logy , a combining form derived from the Greek logos meaning "word, speech, discourse, reason." This verb entered English in the early 1800s.
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!
WFTD afficiandos are great neologizers!
A for you.
social media has totes prompted much neologizing ; )
My father was great at coming up with words I’d never heard before, just after he struck his thumb with a hammer.
Our leadership enjoyed neologizing in our meetings, often leaving us confused as to what he was actually asking us to do.
oh ti, baiting the stoners again LOL! ; )
I know. ;^)
DUI is a crime.
Not the issue.
Obama, whom liberals idolize
Has made many attempts to neologize
“You can keep” means “you can’t”
Despite his endless rant
Socialists don’t have to apologize
Totes Magoats. A for you.
xsboy texted me yesterday afternoon to say afternoon classes were cancelled. a bit unusual for SU. he said he had trouble walking on the sidewalks to his first class in the AM. hope the weather is ok next weekend bc we will be making the trek.
you are misdirecting your response as i didn’t post the link, you self-identifying stoner ; )
Like when they start speaking in acronyms and no one knows what they stand for? A for you.
I can hear Ali McGraw saying it, being a commie means you never have to say I’m sorry. A+ for you.
And you would know that how, exactly?
I’m going to answer you the way I answer my kids. Every time you point a finger at someone, you have four pointing back at you. How about those Islanders?
I don’t know what it means but it sounds uncomfortable. A+ for you.
Ouch, meanie..lol...tuesdays game went well, but..sheesh.
i had zero problem with the win, but milbury, roenick et al extended RAGGING on ovie is so ridiculous. you do not hear those sort of diatribes against any other player. don cherry hates ovie too, and he will do it. whereas they can’t get FAR ENOUGH UP crosby’s behind.
The article is vague on whether the person is presently stoned or only has traces in his system.
If I smoked a joint last week and crash today the pot had nothing to do with being impaired while driving.
Cherry doesn’t like anyone who isn’t Canadian.
yeah i know that’s his problem. i have less issue with him than milbury, whom i can’t stand.
Milbury os a douche. Ruined the Franchise. Cut hi....vinegar and water comes out.
I am in Fairview, TX, north of Dallas, supposedly escaping the northern chill of NJ. So, it is 18 degrees, with a light snow.
accusing ovie of skating in circles instead of coming hard, and his stats show more hits than the entire first line of the Islanders combined. we have criticized ovie in the past for being lazy, and in past years he has been. this year is not one of them. he has played great.
oh bless yer frozen lil heart down there! Vast, did you crank up the bigD snow machine again?
In the games I’ve watched, i agree..
I was just doing what my dad always did when he didn’t want to talk about something. How ‘bout those Astros? It’s a running joke in our house. I’m sorry if it sounded mean. Not my intention at all.
It was the Eurotrash, no heart thing all over again. Pretty obvious how they feel about him, but the guy gets points so what can you do? It is snowing steadily here, tiny flakes but the roads are already covered. I’m surprised the phone isn’t ringing for early dismissal since it’s not going to warm up at all.
but he does have heart, unlike Semin, who truly fit that stereotype much more.
Then he needs to demonstrate it and not just after he scores a goal. Remember the last Olympics? The Russian team looked bored to death. He and Sasha needed to be split up.
What’s fun to do while it’s snowing? Gardening! I just spent the last hour in the solarium, pruning back all my plants that were falling all over each other and out of control. I have 4 cups of cuttings going to give other people and a trash can full of branches and leaves. My mother-in-law’s tongue was completely bent over and laying on top of the bromeliads. That cut-down is going to be an outdoor job. I tied it up for now but it’s as tall as me!
No big deal, right Ti?
I’m trying to remember - do you support the smoking ban in buildings?
Wait a couple of days, it will be 75
I guess that is a plant. Is “mother-in-law’s tongue” one witb sharp leaves?
What ban? Where?
I generally support freedom in private businesses.
I don’t have a problem with smoke free public places.
In a few days, it feels like I will be 75.
What ban? Do they allow smoking in malls, theaters, state and fed buildings in your area?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.