Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, February 27, 2014 – manumit
Posted on 02/27/2014 4:21:54 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".
manumit (man-yuh-MIT) tr.verb
To free from slavery.
"George Washington always intended to manumit those of his slaves who were his own to free (as opposed to the 'dower slaves' from his wife's estate) and he did free them in his will."
--First Among Equals; The Economist (London, UK); Oct 21, 2010.
From Latin manus (hand) + mittere (to let go). Ultimately from the Indo-European root man- (hand), which also gave us manual, manage, maintain, manicure, maneuver, manufacture, manuscript, command, manure,manque, legerdemain, and mortmain. Earliest documented use: 1455.
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!
a 2012 political slogan....a compound word from the republican _residential election committee..... “Man! you shoulda voted for Mitt...”
strange as this was BEFORE the election and the GOPe already knew the outcome and had the very gracious concession speech prepared for Willard's silver tongue to give....
Lincoln did the slaves manumit
His greatness we all can admit
We’ve now come full-circle
Our leader’s a jerk who’ll
Get away with that which we permit
Ugh! I wish the “gay rights” lobby would manumit the American public from their BS.
Every time I hear/see these gays out there “protesting,” it makes me think, “The ONLY thing they’re out there espousing is how they prefer to have sex. There’s absolutely NOTHING about their lives that’s different from the rest of us. They simply choose to not procreate but to laud the faux auspices of sex with the same gender.” Disgusting.
at rock bottom it is far less to do with gay rights and far more to do with killing off religion.
No mention of yesterdays congressional hearings on the Imperial Presidency either.
I think that is exactly right.
A for creative usage.
and i think the conservative gays know it for what it is too.
You are absolutely correct, but the progressive left is too intellectually dishonest to just come out and say that, because a majority of the morons who vote for them would understand the problem with that.
they consistently work to pacify their moronic voting base, while methodically working towards their goals.
When they went hunting elephants stuck in the tar pits, the early cavemen faced the same problems conservatives face today in Washington: They couldn’t easily get a manuMit brave enough to kill the entrenched beasts.
All these unemployed people have been Manumitted from the daily struggle of waking up and going to work
Obama....the great Liberator...
A for you!
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
this podcast by Tammy Bruce is fantastic. i think i am going to pony up the $4 to subscribe to her stuff.
Listening now. Love Tammy.
xshub heard it last night and told me about it. it’s helpful that she put this out on the free part of her site, so that more can hear it and undoubtedly it will bring her more paid listeners in the process.
Any relation to Lenny Bruce?
don’t think so.
Emperor Obama has made his own
Plantation with lots of sheep-
Humans of every ethnic group
Herded in and told to sleep
Fed from pails of Obamacare,
Grazing on government cheese
They look for work, but get
Stuff like phones and EBT’s
They look to the rest of us
To manumit them from the chains
They wouldn’t even be wearing
If they had functioning brains...
It is 39 here, the sun is out, and a couple of warmer days predicted before more cold. It was 27 last night, so the drizzle from yesterday turned to patches of ice on the deck and flagstone path, so Husky girl and I walked in the grass at 6-it is all melted now...
Modern-day Kanamits are not about to manumit the American people from their yoke ...
A+ for you. And enough winter, enough!
Have you seen Fleury’s awesome helmet for Saturday’s stadium game?
i hadn’t. it does look a little odd to have the little frenchaphone sporting stillers gear of any sort!
C’est noir et or, bebe!
One of the customers I did an estimate for told me she was going on a cruise-I couldn’t believe how excited she was about something that has become guaranteed to be annoying and likely dangerous. I wanted to say you aren’t really going to willingly board a Klingon prison ship and pay for it, are you, but instead I just said that is lovely. I can only conclude that she never goes on the internet, or watches TV, bless her little heart...
You do realize not all trailer park folks end up with a tornado in their living rooms? ;-)
(Yeah, yeah, I wouldn’t go on a cruise ship either.)
I don’t live in a bigtime tornado area, but I do know the odds of having one in the living room are considerably less than having something nasty happen to you on a Klingon prison/cruise ship...
And yes, my first husband and did the cruise ship thing-about 20 years ago when it was actually rather safe. By the time we reached the Bahamas, we were so annoyed with the whiney, loud, rude passengers and the cheerleading staff that during the scripted herding of everyone through the shops, we ditched the cruise people, took off, checked into a hotel and struck out on our own. We had a great time after that, found out own flight out to the Keys a couple days later, and spent a couple days there, too.
I understand his point, but he is way out there...
I have never had any desire to be cooped up in a tiny room on a floating hotel either. Friends have told me how much fun they are but I don’t think I would enjoy it at all.
I’m claustrophobic-tiny closed rooms are enough to drag me to the edge-we used to stop at Carlsbad Caverns sometimes on the way to visit my 1st husband’s family in NM, which always delighted the cub, and made me literally sweat as we made our way down, down into the cave, and I was nearly gasping in relief when we came out...
My sister’s that way too. Had to use open MRI machines.
The Long Legged Mack Daddy is not pleased with the good pastor.
Thanks for the link. I follow Tammy Bruce on Twitter. Didn’t know she was gay. Glad that she’s a conservative.
As she says in the podcast being gay is usually not relevant to what she’s talking about, but in this case it makes what she has to say even stronger.
God is on the reverand’s side, Mack daddy... Well he’s on the other guy’s side....