Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 21, 2014-- toponym </b></font><p>

Posted on 05/21/2014 5:17:49 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 21, 2014-- toponym

;


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".

toponym [top-uh-nim]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. a place name.
2. a name derived from the name of a place.

Origin: 1890–95; top- + -onym, or by back formation from toponomy

From Wordsmith.org:

Once upon a time, a person's name was his complete identification and address. It could comprise his given name, profession, father or mother's name, a personal trait, and even the name of his village. That was because where one lived defined a person as much as anything else. The place of origin often turned into a generic term for some personal characteristic.

The English language is replete with such expressions where the name of a place has become associated with a particular quality, such as laconic (using few words) from Laconia in ancient Greece or bohemian (unconventional) from Bohemia in the Czech Republic. There are hundreds of toponyms -- words derived from the names of places.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

Students are invited to use an example of a toponym instead of the word “toponym” itself, if you prefer.




TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: wordfortheday
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-117 next last
“It won’t be long before Benghazi becomes a toponym for a failure of policy covered up by a plethora of lies.”
1 posted on 05/21/2014 5:17:49 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Homework is due, gang.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 5:18:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A toponym would be what you’d like to be called primarily.
As opposed to a botonym, which is what you’d least like to be referred to as.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 5:21:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Kinda like the Burgh?


4 posted on 05/21/2014 5:21:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MrB

is that like pitcher/catcher? ; )


5 posted on 05/21/2014 5:22:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Vegas. And how some people call my town Nashvegas.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 5:24:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Guess what day it is?
7 posted on 05/21/2014 5:27:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Would Cleveland steamer be a toponym?


8 posted on 05/21/2014 5:27:11 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrB
A+

gold

What I'd least like to be referred to is a liberal.

9 posted on 05/21/2014 5:27:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Or what about Alabama hot pocket?


10 posted on 05/21/2014 5:27:48 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy
A++

silver

"The Burgh" does convey a mental image of Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and those sandwiches with the french fries built in.

11 posted on 05/21/2014 5:29:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: secret garden
A++

bronze

In a strange twist of fate, someone from Vegas--with all the sin, sex, boozing and gluttony--might be called a vegan.

12 posted on 05/21/2014 5:32:09 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton
Would Cleveland steamer be a toponym?

That would depend upon whether you were on the top or the bottom.

13 posted on 05/21/2014 5:33:08 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy; MrB; TruthShallSetYouFree
is that like pitcher/catcher? ; )

Oh, Obama has long been a catcher - Even looking at his Little League “photo-op” pictures, you can tell he can't pitch. Bottomnym receiver fer sure.

14 posted on 05/21/2014 5:36:14 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

Racist animal exploitation day? ;-)


15 posted on 05/21/2014 5:44:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Didn’t think you’d go there, mommy...


16 posted on 05/21/2014 5:44:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Toponymornin’ to ya, Truthie!


17 posted on 05/21/2014 5:46:03 AM PDT by SAJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

Guess again.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 5:46:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: MrB

ha! ; )


19 posted on 05/21/2014 5:47:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: MrB

and i can honestly say, everything remotely dirty that i know, i learned on FR!


20 posted on 05/21/2014 5:48:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: SAJ

A++
And the rest of the day to you.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 5:49:47 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

I don’t doubt that.
My pre-reborn self was pretty vulgar - have to fight to keep from reverting sometimes.


22 posted on 05/21/2014 5:50:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

You fooled me!

My daughter has to go till the 5th.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 5:54:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
The English language is replete with such expressions where the name of a place has become associated with a particular quality, such as laconic (using few words) from Laconia in ancient Greece or bohemian (unconventional) from Bohemia in the Czech Republic.

Yeah, the inhabitant of Lesbos aren't particularly pleased either.

24 posted on 05/21/2014 6:05:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrB

hope i did not cause you to stumble! i prefer to think of it as growing up ; ) but i know what you mean.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 6:07:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

VA kids will be going until late June!


26 posted on 05/21/2014 6:08:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy
Saw this on Twitter this am:
Kurt Schlichter ‏@KurtSchlichter 10h I am not a "Climate Change Denier." I am an "Opponent of BS Scams Promulgated by Dumbasses and Aspiring Fascists." #caring
27 posted on 05/21/2014 6:11:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

A+++
Excellent usage.


28 posted on 05/21/2014 6:15:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

That’s what happens when they cancel school every time there is a possibility of a flurry. @jimgeraghty always complains about that.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 6:20:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

no longer relevant to my life, so i don’t care if they go year round ; )


30 posted on 05/21/2014 6:29:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave
Paul got the MERS?
31 posted on 05/21/2014 6:31:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The title reminds me of the old days of FR where, if you didn’t close your html tags, it would affect the rest of the thread until someone posted the closing tags.


32 posted on 05/21/2014 6:32:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

toponymorning!


33 posted on 05/21/2014 6:32:51 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

I have the McCartney virus. It feels like I have had it 8 days this week.


34 posted on 05/21/2014 6:33:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: MrB

yeah, remember that??


35 posted on 05/21/2014 6:35:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

yeah, remember that??


I must...


36 posted on 05/21/2014 6:36:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

i have something but i’m pretty sure it’s MERS bc it’s respiratory. and bc last week i heard that DC is #2 as far as # of middleeasterners arriving here daily, right behind NYC, and right above LA.


37 posted on 05/21/2014 6:36:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Pilgrim's Progress

And a hearty +1 to you sir.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 6:37:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Pilgrim's Progress

SAJ beat you to it.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 6:38:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

It’s been a while since we had a Beatle die.


40 posted on 05/21/2014 6:40:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

let’s not go giving off death vibes now!


41 posted on 05/21/2014 6:42:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: NeoCaveman
in case Neo is forgetting what is coming up this weekend, let's remind him that it's

only THREE days until he enters into holy matrimony!

42 posted on 05/21/2014 6:43:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Sorry. I’m just saying.

So, Tom Wolf won the Dem primary for PA governor, which was totally expected.

Clinton in-law Margary Margolies (no longer Mezvinsky) lost her primary for a House seat.


43 posted on 05/21/2014 6:44:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

she divorced the convict?


44 posted on 05/21/2014 6:49:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

I’m pretty sure Alabama Hot Pocket is about the dirtiest thing ever.


45 posted on 05/21/2014 6:50:37 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

i don’t want to know! ::Fingers in ears and i am humming:: ; )


46 posted on 05/21/2014 6:51:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Apparently. She’s no longer the “3M” she was back when she gave us Clinton’s 1993 tax increase.


47 posted on 05/21/2014 6:55:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Then definitely don’t go to urbandictionary.com


48 posted on 05/21/2014 6:56:44 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

OMG disgusting! why did you need to make me go and look that up???


49 posted on 05/21/2014 7:16:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

I told you NOT to go there. And I also told you it’s about the dirtiest thing ever. Your own curiosity made yourself look it up.


50 posted on 05/21/2014 7:21:02 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-117 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson