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Word For The Day, Thursday, February 27, 2014 – manumit
dictionaries ad nauseam | 27 February 2014 | Thursday's sub

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.

Example sentence:
"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.

Etymology:
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 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 02/27/2014 4:21:54 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 02/27/2014 4:22:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Manumit

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....

3 posted on 02/27/2014 4:32:05 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: secret garden

Morning SG


4 posted on 02/27/2014 4:33:44 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: Vaquero
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
5 posted on 02/27/2014 4:35:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1
Hey tiger.
6 posted on 02/27/2014 4:35:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
OMG with all of the turmoil going on in the world right now, they continue to fixate on THE GHEY! venezuela in flames, ukraine ablaze, got little to say, but OMG the ghey laws are an atrocity.
7 posted on 02/27/2014 4:51:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
They are insane. Here's an interesting story about affirmative action.
8 posted on 02/27/2014 4:59:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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


9 posted on 02/27/2014 5:02:02 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

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.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 5:02:52 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

at rock bottom it is far less to do with gay rights and far more to do with killing off religion.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 5:06:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yep.

No mention of yesterdays congressional hearings on the Imperial Presidency either.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 5:09:13 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: secret garden
Billy: wth ?! so it's not even halftime yet and they handed out those free t shirts while I was gettin' the beers ?
Ralph: they sure did .. sorry manumit it .. cheers

<groan>

13 posted on 02/27/2014 5:12:24 AM PST by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Excellent Truthy, A+ for you.
14 posted on 02/27/2014 5:14:27 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I think that is exactly right.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 5:15:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tomkat

A for creative usage.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 5:16:26 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

and i think the conservative gays know it for what it is too.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 5:18:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 5:33:44 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

they consistently work to pacify their moronic voting base, while methodically working towards their goals.


19 posted on 02/27/2014 5:36:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

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.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 6:00:24 AM 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

All these unemployed people have been Manumitted from the daily struggle of waking up and going to work
Obama....the great Liberator...


21 posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:41 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A for you!


22 posted on 02/27/2014 7:04:04 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Yorlik803

A for you and welcome to WFTD!


23 posted on 02/27/2014 7:04:28 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

*Bows*.....Thank you.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 7:08:48 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: rarestia; secret garden; hobbes1
Tammy Bruce, lesbian, nails it here. The objective is gay weddings in a Catholic church. boom.
25 posted on 02/27/2014 7:10:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree

this podcast by Tammy Bruce is fantastic. i think i am going to pony up the $4 to subscribe to her stuff.


26 posted on 02/27/2014 7:27:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Listening now. Love Tammy.


27 posted on 02/27/2014 8:06:06 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

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.


28 posted on 02/27/2014 8:19:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Any relation to Lenny Bruce?


29 posted on 02/27/2014 8:29:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

don’t think so.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 8:39:30 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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...


31 posted on 02/27/2014 9:05:29 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: secret garden

Modern-day Kanamits are not about to manumit the American people from their yoke ...

32 posted on 02/27/2014 9:16:51 AM PST by mikrofon (Yes We Kanamit!)
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To: Texan5

A+ for you. And enough winter, enough!


33 posted on 02/27/2014 9:17:50 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon
You people on Earth are idiots. A+ for you.
34 posted on 02/27/2014 9:37:46 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/marc-andre-fleury-wear-steelers-inspired-mask-during-165114618—nhl.html

Have you seen Fleury’s awesome helmet for Saturday’s stadium game?


35 posted on 02/27/2014 9:39:02 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Thank you!


36 posted on 02/27/2014 9:46:35 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: SoothingDave

i hadn’t. it does look a little odd to have the little frenchaphone sporting stillers gear of any sort!


37 posted on 02/27/2014 9:54:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

C’est noir et or, bebe!


38 posted on 02/27/2014 10:00:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

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...


39 posted on 02/27/2014 10:04:14 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: Texan5

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.)


40 posted on 02/27/2014 10:10:15 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


41 posted on 02/27/2014 10:54:20 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: SoothingDave; Texan5; NeoCaveman
oh lordy, Rev David Manning has the long legged mack daddy releasing the homo demons. he cracks me up!
42 posted on 02/27/2014 10:59:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I understand his point, but he is way out there...


43 posted on 02/27/2014 11:13:51 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: Texan5

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.


44 posted on 02/27/2014 11:36:25 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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...


45 posted on 02/27/2014 11:45:38 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: Texan5

My sister’s that way too. Had to use open MRI machines.


46 posted on 02/27/2014 12:21:29 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

The Long Legged Mack Daddy is not pleased with the good pastor.


47 posted on 02/27/2014 12:38:06 PM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Thanks for the link. I follow Tammy Bruce on Twitter. Didn’t know she was gay. Glad that she’s a conservative.


48 posted on 02/27/2014 1:34:43 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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.


49 posted on 02/27/2014 1:49:27 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

God is on the reverand’s side, Mack daddy... Well he’s on the other guy’s side....


50 posted on 02/27/2014 1:51:37 PM PST by xsmommy
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