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Word For The Day, Thursday, June 12, 2014 meta
dictionaries ad nauseam | 12 June 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 06/12/2014 6:33:43 AM PDT by secret garden

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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".

meta \ MET-uh \ , adjective
1. pertaining to or noting a story, conversation, character, etc., that consciously references or comments upon its own subject or features, often in the form of parody: A movie about making movie is just so meta—especially when the actors criticize the acting.
2. pertaining to or noting an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary, especially one that consciously references something of its own type.

noun
1. a consciously and playfully self-referential story, conversation, etc.: That dialogue was an example meta at its best.
2. an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary: writing a meta to explain the character’s motivation.

verb
1. to analyze or comment on something in a meta way: I spend more time metaing about the show than actually watching it.

Example sentences:
This is all meant to be very meta . In one arc, the Doom Patrol is able to stop an imaginary world from taking over the real world when the team finds a black book that tells the story of a black book about an imaginary world taking over the real world.
-- Noah Berlatsky, "Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol: The Craziest Superhero Story Ever Told," The Atlantic , 2014

The meta craze in criticism soon reached a point of parody about self-conscious parody.
-- William Safire, "What's the Meta?" The New York Times Magazine , 2005

Etymology:
Meta can be traced to the Greek preposition of the same spelling meaning "with," "after," "between." It entered English in the late 1800s in the context of chemistry.

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 06/12/2014 6:33:43 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Formatting was not easy this morning. Rise and shine! I’m off to another dental specialist.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 6:34:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I hate Bill O’Reilly; like Greta
Bill’s act is so totally meta
Just a Levittown boy
Now the world is his toy
Ten years ago, he was much betta


3 posted on 06/12/2014 6:40:48 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: secret garden

I once meta man from Nantucket..................


4 posted on 06/12/2014 6:44:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: secret garden

Hillary’s several biographies contain numerous metas which do not pertain to the truth.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

World Peace


6 posted on 06/12/2014 6:47:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
These people people are beyond amateur hour.
7 posted on 06/12/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I’m very fond of that great conductor Zubin Meta.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 7:01:38 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

He’s meta, like Tedda, Ted Baxter that is. A+ for you.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 7:05:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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10 posted on 06/12/2014 7:05:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Red Badger
A for you.
11 posted on 06/12/2014 7:06:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you!
12 posted on 06/12/2014 7:06:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
?
13 posted on 06/12/2014 7:08:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Preparing for another Rose Garden presentation of medals to American Servicemen, Metaman edits out all references to the heroes and inserts how he saved the world through force of character and intellect.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:14 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: secret garden

Will Rogers never meta man he didn’t like.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 7:48:06 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; tioga; SoothingDave

I’ve noticed that class participation has been way off this week. Outside of you other teachers, I had less than a handful of contributors yesterday, and today’s turnout is no better. Are we in the vacation doldrums, or is something else going on? It takes some time and effort to prepare the word each week. It would be nice to see some of that returned by our “students.”


16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:12:14 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: secret garden

In 10 years, I never meta WFTD I didn’t like ....


17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:14:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (mtwRf BUMP)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I was out of the office yesterday, so I wasn’t my usual effervescent self.

Taking the afternoon off to take my mom to the doctor.

These things come and go.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:18:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metta_World_Peace


19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:19:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

I once meta man named Ike,
he was kind of hard to like,
his car sported an Obama sticker,
he voted for him what a kicker.
that friendship fell on a spike.

or

I once meta man named Simon,
always had to be whinin’.
A liberal for sure,
there was no cure...
just lots of self-denin’.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:51:29 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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