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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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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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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