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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 1, 2014 fissiparous
dictionaries ad nauseam | 1 May 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/01/2014 4:27:25 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".

fissiparous \fih-SIP-uh-rus\ adjective
1. tending to break up into parts.
2. creating disunity or dissension : divisive.

Example sentences:
The election for class president had a fissiparous effect on the school as students took sides for their favorite candidate.

"In Calvinism: A History, D.G. Hart … shows how Protestantism's fissiparous nature has allowed it to adapt and, in some instances, transmogrify to fit local and personal needs."
— From a book review by Michael P. Orsi in the Washington Times (Washington D.C.), December 12, 2013

Etymology:
When it first entered English in the 19th century, "fissiparous" was concerned with reproduction. In biology, a fissiparous organism is one that produces new individuals by fission; that is, by dividing into separate parts, each of which becomes a unique organism. (Most strains of bacteria do this.) Both "fissiparous" and "fission" trace back to Latin "findere" ("to split"). The second part of "fissiparous" is rooted in Latin "parere" ("to give birth to" or "to produce"). Other "parere" offspring refer to other forms of reproduction, including "oviparous" ("producing eggs that hatch outside the body") and "viviparous" ("producing living young instead of eggs"). By the end of the 19th century "fissiparous" had acquired a figurative meaning, describing something that breaks into parts or causes something else to break into parts.

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 05/01/2014 4:27:25 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 05/01/2014 4:28:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
indicative of the fissiparous leftwing support of the loser-in-chief. Mo Dowdy calling him out for being a loser.
3 posted on 05/01/2014 4:46:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
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Fissiparous provocateurs

4 posted on 05/01/2014 4:48:43 AM PDT by csvset
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To: secret garden

The next job I’m bidding has 13,000 cubic yards of granitic schist (rock) to drill and blast so we can remove it. Man, I hope this rock tends to be fissiparous.


5 posted on 05/01/2014 4:50:24 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: xsmommy

She’s only about 7 years too late, the dummy.


6 posted on 05/01/2014 4:50:56 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: csvset

You can almost see the remote control for TOTUS in Valerie Ferretface’s hand.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 4:52:25 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: secret garden

Glad i’m Norwegian. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150546/posts


8 posted on 05/01/2014 4:58:35 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: secret garden

Obama had promised unity for us
But he turned out to be fissiparous
Dividing the masses
Into two separate classes
By who has or does not have a uterus


9 posted on 05/01/2014 5:29:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: secret garden; RikaStrom; SeaDragon; xsmommy
The fissiparous Jay Carney may not attend today's White House press briefing.
Reports indicate that his pants may well be on fire.
:-|
10 posted on 05/01/2014 5:32:33 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (Govt schools, govt medicine....what could possibly go wrong?)
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To: TheGrimReaper

he is a MESS.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 5:38:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

sounds like the ONION! LOL!!!


12 posted on 05/01/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Blind squirrel theory in play. A+ for you.
My little dog passed his test today at the eye vet but we still have to return in 5 wks, to help pay for his vacation.
13 posted on 05/01/2014 6:37:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: csvset
Can not stand either one of them. A+ for you.
14 posted on 05/01/2014 6:38:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Me too, for your sake. But is that likely with granite? A for you.
15 posted on 05/01/2014 6:39:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i can’t even tell you what we are paying monthly for Chanel, bc i would vomit if i totaled it up.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 6:40:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: central_va
She is the puppetmaster. Welcome to WFTD!
17 posted on 05/01/2014 6:40:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

xshub is up at Mohegan Sun for a work event, first time there. he said it’s pretty glitzy. There’s a golf event this AM and then meetings, and then he drives to Syracuse tomorrow bc the SU hockey team has a fundraiser golf tournament and their banquet this weekend. xsboy’s swan song.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 6:42:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

With a name like that, it was only a matter of time.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Wow, weather sucks for golf this morning! They’ve got a really nice course, I’ve only played it a couple times when others are paying!

We’re just starting to get some green on the trees, several weeks behind you.

I don’t think they will be going to the 15” cups on their greens any time soon!


20 posted on 05/01/2014 6:44:48 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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