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
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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.
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