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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 20, 2014 – sciolism
dictionaries ad nauseam | 20 March 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 03/20/2014 4:25:48 AM PDT 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".

sciolism (SY-uh-liz-uhm) noun
Pretentious display of superficial knowledge..

Example sentence:
"This consists of some of the dullest sciolism in the history of prose, a standardized academic jargon and rhetoric, the dutiful rehearsal of received theory, and the deliberate misrepresentation of anything challenging or rejecting academic postmodernism."
--Michael Donaghy; The Shape of the Dance; Picador; 2009.

Etymology:
From Late Latin sciolus (smatterer), diminutive of Latin scius (knowing), from scire (to know). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skei- (to cut or split), which also gave us schism, ski, shin, science, conscience, nice,scienter, nescient, exscind, and adscititious. Earliest documented use: 1810.

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

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1 posted on 03/20/2014 4:25:48 AM PDT 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 03/20/2014 4:26:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Sciolism?

I think I have some of that on my elbow.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 4:40:29 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: secret garden

Morning!


4 posted on 03/20/2014 4:42:37 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: NicknamedBob

5 posted on 03/20/2014 4:45:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1
Howdy, howdy.
6 posted on 03/20/2014 4:45:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: All

7 posted on 03/20/2014 4:49:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1

When everything is an -ism
And one has a limited prism
You can run over to Google
For the works of Plato or a flugle,
What sort of intellectual nihilism
Results in such constant sciolism?


8 posted on 03/20/2014 4:52:07 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: secret garden
Pretentious display of superficial knowledge..

Pretentious? Moi?

9 posted on 03/20/2014 5:02:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

Well done! A+ for you!


10 posted on 03/20/2014 5:04:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
Yeah, baby.
11 posted on 03/20/2014 5:04:41 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden
"Pretentious? Moi?"

My thoughts ran in exactly that direction earlier; so you might want to get yourself checked.

12 posted on 03/20/2014 5:12:34 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3135249/posts\

Like I said last week.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 5:24:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i think the cat is the antichrist ; )


14 posted on 03/20/2014 5:39:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
it's just another word for curvature of the spine...
15 posted on 03/20/2014 5:42:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Try not to tell me what happened in the Pitt game this afternoon, please. I’m recording it. I figure it should be their last decent game.


16 posted on 03/20/2014 5:42:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i haven’t spoiled any games for you, have i? it wasn’t intentional if i did, but i don’t recall. Obama violated fed law by filling out that bracket, bc we are briefed every March about how it’s illegal to gamble at work...


17 posted on 03/20/2014 5:45:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
My PT told me she had this and how physical therapy helped her and inspired her. She looked like Jan in the Toyota commercials and was very positive so I will do everything she directed.
18 posted on 03/20/2014 5:45:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I don’t think you have, certainly not on purpose.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 5:48:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

my nephew is at Baylor and he and his friends are going to San Antone for those two games. He transferred to Baylor from Mount Union in Ohio, as a sophomore and he has been loving the big time sports programs at Baylor. He is 6’5” tall, and so he makes it into quite a few of their photos of the student section, it’s hilarious, i wouldn’t be surprised if he is in video montages!


20 posted on 03/20/2014 5:50:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

i hope PT helps you!


21 posted on 03/20/2014 5:51:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Me too! The meds aren’t touching the pain. I told her it might be because I was popping motrin or naproxen like candy(not really, but I was taking it every day and now I am off everything for 5 days and then on something else that hasn’t worked for me before either).


22 posted on 03/20/2014 5:56:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
Obama violated fed law by filling out that bracket

Impeach him!

23 posted on 03/20/2014 6:01:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

between him filling out an NCAA bracket as a gov’t employee and the pic yesterday of him pointing his fingers like a gun at Jay Leno, i say we have more than enough cause!


24 posted on 03/20/2014 6:05:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I don’t think Obama is in any actual gambling pool for his brackets.

It’s still not a productive use of company time either way and should not be encouraged.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 6:06:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

We gonna get graded fer our good sciolism here in da schiolism today?


26 posted on 03/20/2014 6:08:51 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave

i know, i am teasing bc i saw a thread on here yesterday saying it was a violation of fed law. in the olden days i know we did pools for a buck a throw, but now we get emails making sure we are aware it’s prohibited.


27 posted on 03/20/2014 6:11:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
No, we aren't schemers and poseurs like some people. A for you.
28 posted on 03/20/2014 6:16:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Yes. You called it.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 6:18:52 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden
At every press briefing, Jay Carney resorts to sciolism, a way to disguise the fact that the administration's actions are identical to the socialism advanced by Marx and Lenin.
30 posted on 03/20/2014 6:23:59 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

There are so many infractions by the POTUS that it would be a full time career position to document them all.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 6:42:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

How much longer do we have to put up with this garbage? A for you.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 6:47:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

I was at my doc on Tuesday to get the injection in my knee...we decided it was time for my knee surgery...and my consult is tomorrow. I think they are worried I will change my mind. LOL That was fast, I am hoping the surgery will be in a few weeks, so I can get a chance to catch up on housework before the recovery period kicks in. I am still hoping for the partial replacement. Faster recovery.


33 posted on 03/20/2014 6:48:46 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic; secret garden; SoothingDave; hobbes1; tioga; Texan5; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
this is just beautiful. i have been bawling at my desk having just read it.
34 posted on 03/20/2014 6:49:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

i’m sure you will be glad you did this, once you are on the road to recovery.


35 posted on 03/20/2014 6:50:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

It’s sciolism on display 24/7 from many Media “experts” during the continuous coverage of Malaysia Flight MH370 ...


36 posted on 03/20/2014 8:19:33 AM PDT by mikrofon (RWFTD Bump)
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To: secret garden
the unemployed should really check out north dakota.
37 posted on 03/20/2014 9:30:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thanks for that-it is very uplifting...


38 posted on 03/20/2014 9:33:42 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Especially those with no attachments to where they are now.

If I were going, I would buy an RV before I left so I would have somewhere to stay.


39 posted on 03/20/2014 9:38:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

So do we think it’s in Pokkistan? A for you. F- for my team lately.


40 posted on 03/20/2014 9:40:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

great idea. xsbro has to go there on occasion bc his company has wells they service up there. He stays in a man-camp, a somewhat primitive lodging the company has. there is $ to be made. i recall him saying the same about Utah some years back.


41 posted on 03/20/2014 9:43:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The man camps are getting more sophisticated, with 24 hours food service and all kinds of recreational activities.

When I went to ND in December I did get a room in the hotel in town. If that had been booked up, I would have been in one of the man camps.


42 posted on 03/20/2014 9:47:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.targetlogistics.net/tioga.php


43 posted on 03/20/2014 9:49:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

looks nice.


44 posted on 03/20/2014 9:51:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

They have to attract and retain workers, so it only makes sense to have good housing facilities. Being able to eat at any time and having everything indoors is nice.

I still liked having my own hotel room better.


45 posted on 03/20/2014 9:56:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

It is 50 here and sunny-the days are near 70, but the nights are still around 40...

Obama makes daily speeches
Contain little of reality
They are mostly sciolism,
Which almost anyone can see

He probably composes them
Golfing almost every day-
What he’s really thinking
Is where next he will play

He doesn’t seem to realize
What this does to his fame-
Rome is burning, but Obama
Is outside playing a game...


46 posted on 03/20/2014 10:07:32 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

yes, dorm living is not preferable by any means. i read something a few yrs ago about an entrepreneur who eomehow rigged up portable shower stalls in a semi truck and rented them out for guys coming off the fields to be able to shower up. i imagine there may be less need for it now that things are popping there, but at the time it was a huge boon for guys to be able to pay $25 or whatever he charged for them to shower up.


47 posted on 03/20/2014 10:34:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

And he’s not even very good at it, for as often as he plays. A+ for you. It’s in the 50s here for the first day of Spring. They promised us good weather all week and it hasn’t materialized.


48 posted on 03/20/2014 10:39:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Dunno, but it is getting tiresome with these talking Cableheads “scio-boating” on the topic...

(And by the way, that loud BOINNNG sound you heard about an hour ago was the beginning of Spring at 12:57 PM EDT ;)


49 posted on 03/20/2014 10:52:28 AM PDT by mikrofon (Happy Vernal Equinox)
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To: SoothingDave

if SU beats Western Michigan {no sure thing], they will play Dayton next. Ohio state just lost.


50 posted on 03/20/2014 11:21:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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