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Word For The Day, Thursday, February 20, 2014 misoneism
dictionaries ad nauseam | 20 February 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 02/19/2014 9:40:28 PM 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".

misoneism \ mis-oh-NEE-iz-uhm, mahy-soh- \ , noun
hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.

Example sentences:
But it is necessary to note that hereditary anomaly, if it provokes an anomaly in the moral sense, also suppresses misoneism, the horror of novelty which is almost the general rule of humanity.
-- Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent, 1907

...he saw he was the only one to stand ready for the new thing, because the others were all exhibiting symptoms of misoneism.
-- Brian Aldiss, Brian Aldiss, 1967

Etymology:
Misoneism comes from the Greek miso- + neos meaning "hatred" and "new."

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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 02/19/2014 9:40:28 PM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Good morning class! I have an early flight back home tomorrow so I’m posting extra early. I’ll check in late this afternoon.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 9:42:24 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ugh. No coffee yet?

I’m misasmiling it!


3 posted on 02/19/2014 9:55:23 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

When his arrow flew over the buffalo’s back and hit the tree behind the adobe Spanish church, the Indian complained, “Well, I gotta admission Ah a Missabision again!”


4 posted on 02/19/2014 9:58:14 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden
nounhatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.

Love it. I've always hated nouns! They're such smarty-pants!

5 posted on 02/19/2014 10:08:30 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: secret garden

A new one already. This brings out my misoneism.

:)


6 posted on 02/19/2014 10:30:59 PM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

It’s not misoneism that causes us to dislike obamacare — it’s pure practicality.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 11:54:42 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden; Robert A. Cook, PE

This word is new to me.

I hate it.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 4:52:53 AM PST by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: secret garden
i thought this word meant hatred of this particular designer. that stuff is HID EE OUS!
9 posted on 02/20/2014 5:21:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Misonanism is something completely different.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 5:21:40 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

are you being filthy? ; )


11 posted on 02/20/2014 5:27:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was, but then I stopped at the last minute.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 5:30:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
RME. finally found a cliffs notes version of the Ukrainian situation.
13 posted on 02/20/2014 5:36:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Misoneism: love of the new soup at the Japanese restaurant.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 5:38:18 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

Good, but doesn’t mention if Ukraine is getting its natural gas from Russia. Which I believe it is. That is a factor in the Russian blackmail.

Maybe they should split in half. Certainly seems to be fairly geographically divided.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 5:41:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy
"Maybe they should split in half. Certainly seems to be fairly geographically divided."

Solomonic in his wisdom, he is.

16 posted on 02/20/2014 5:50:18 AM PST by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: NicknamedBob; SoothingDave

Bidenesque even...


17 posted on 02/20/2014 5:54:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
those voices in your head....
18 posted on 02/20/2014 5:56:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Laugh all you want, but it seems better to me than having a civil war in order to determine which half gets to force its will on the other.

Plus it would be a great experiment to see if the EU or the Russians can build a better economic “market.”

And they could build a big wall down the middle for tourism purposes.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 5:58:15 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

likening you to Joe Biden=laughing?


20 posted on 02/20/2014 6:01:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Biden isn’t a punch line?


21 posted on 02/20/2014 6:08:06 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

didn’t biden advocate partitioning Iraq?


22 posted on 02/20/2014 6:10:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes, he did.


23 posted on 02/20/2014 6:12:02 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

that was my point.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 6:15:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

can we just get it out there that Syracuse lost to a p!$$poor team last night? honest to God, what would possess them to suck so badly. they had a comfortable lead at half time, proceeded to immediately pee it away in the second half and get behind and scrambling at the end, as they have done in the last 2-3 games. hopefully this humiliating loss will be a wake up call.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 6:17:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was busy last night and missed it. Dang.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 6:26:17 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

All the cool kids on Twitter are spelling “Kiev” as “Kyiv” now.


27 posted on 02/20/2014 6:26:41 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Good time for a loss. You don’t need the distraction of an unbeaten record.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 6:27:13 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

((((((PPPPLLLLLLAaattttttt)))))) Bite your tongue.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 6:28:31 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

It’s true. You want to win tournaments, not get fixated on an unbeaten season.

I would have said it when they beat Pitt, but didn’t want to look like a sore loser. That would have been a better game for SU to lose.


30 posted on 02/20/2014 6:30:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

it was meant to be missed!


31 posted on 02/20/2014 6:30:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

RME. they would.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 6:31:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i agree that if they had to lose, better to lose to Pitt, a former Big East rival, and a very good team. they DON’T want to give any up to Tobacco Road, and losing by a hair to pitt would have been far more palatable than losing to the pitiful BC.


33 posted on 02/20/2014 6:32:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I fed the poor last night. Then home to Olympics and promptly fell asleep till after midnight. Missed it all, bc I can assure you my husband watched it and would have infected me with his anxiety if I hadn’t escaped.


34 posted on 02/20/2014 6:32:57 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I hope I sprayed you good with that raspberry. ...better to not lose at all.


35 posted on 02/20/2014 6:34:21 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga; SoothingDave

it could very easily have been the hideousness of their two toned uniforms that brought them down last night.


36 posted on 02/20/2014 6:34:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

So you have to be a critical care tech in NYstate to give Narcan, yet the sheriff’s department in the next county is planning to give it to save heroin addicts’ lives. Discussion on FB is lively. Do they have the drugs, skills or knowledge to manage the patient after giving the drug? They may just get sued for this. RME


37 posted on 02/20/2014 6:39:04 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

WHY would you change uniforms ....if it ain’t broke don’t fix it stupid.


38 posted on 02/20/2014 6:39:46 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
said something about transitioning to blue instead of orange? gotta love Derrick Coleman, that guy is their biggest fan.
39 posted on 02/20/2014 6:50:13 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Ugly combination. Bad enough to lose, but to look silly on top of it.....waste of $$.


40 posted on 02/20/2014 8:23:27 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

oh i’m quite sure Nike gives them everything for free, no $ wasted. still hideous though.


41 posted on 02/20/2014 8:24:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I am sure that they get a cut of all the merchandise that is sold.


42 posted on 02/20/2014 8:26:44 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Have a good flight back-

Those who think they suffer
From misoneism are so wrong-
History has a hundred verses
Of the same political song

No matter who the looters are
The MO is always the same-
Tax and steal from anyone who
Has even a dollar to their name

Until their scheme collapses
And everything starts to burn-
People and courts say enough
But the greedy will never learn...


43 posted on 02/20/2014 9:02:21 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Nike wasted their $ for sure. Who would buy the loser uniform? No one after that loss.


44 posted on 02/20/2014 9:09:32 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; SoothingDave

I’m having a twilight zone experience with AT&T-apparently, the number of my land line is not mine, and I do not exist here, but somewhere else entirely-I’ve been on my cell with them for nearly 45 minutes, and 3 “customer service” reps, 3 times on hold, 5 f’ bombs and other assorted profanities later, I’m still holding for someone who has a clue...


45 posted on 02/20/2014 9:12:06 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: VRWCmember
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!


46 posted on 02/20/2014 9:14:40 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

With the true nature of the “Hopenchange” from The One becoming apparent to more people, a spirit of misOneism in the country is growing ...


47 posted on 02/20/2014 9:15:29 AM PST by mikrofon (RWFTD Bump)
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To: SoothingDave

Merch sold to fans yes? yes, i am sure, but i thought Ti was indicating that the school was wasting $ by changing uniforms.


48 posted on 02/20/2014 9:21:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga; VRWCmember

is mr vast member celebrating his natal day today?


49 posted on 02/20/2014 9:22:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Tuxedo strawberries? Awesome.

http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/5624730-74/narcan-overdose-drug

Just read this in my morning newspaper. It must be all the rage.


50 posted on 02/20/2014 9:40:19 AM PST by SoothingDave
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