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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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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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