Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, March 20, 2014 – sciolism
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..
"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.
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 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!
i hope PT helps you!
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).
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!
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.
We gonna get graded fer our good sciolism here in da schiolism today?
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.
Yes. You called it.
There are so many infractions by the POTUS that it would be a full time career position to document them all.
How much longer do we have to put up with this garbage? A for you.
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.
i’m sure you will be glad you did this, once you are on the road to recovery.
It’s sciolism on display 24/7 from many Media “experts” during the continuous coverage of Malaysia Flight MH370 ...
Thanks for that-it is very uplifting...
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.
So do we think it’s in Pokkistan? A for you. F- for my team lately.
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