Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, July 31, 2014 – celerity
Posted on 07/31/2014 4:40:20 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".
celerity \suh-LAIR-uh-tee\ noun
rapidity of motion or action : swiftness
Monica was impressed by the ease and celerity with which the new waiter she had hired could wipe down and set up a table.
"The Common Core entered public discourse suddenly this year, due in large part to the celerity with which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation financed and coordinated its implementation in 2010."
Micah Meadowcroft, The American Spectator, June 9, 2014
In the novel Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham tells of an undertaker's shop that used the words "Economy, Celerity, Propriety" as part of a window display involving "silver lettering on a black cloth" and "two model coffins." But "celerity" isn't dead in English writing, where it has proven its vitality since the Middle Ages. Shakespeare used it in Henry V when the chorus recited, "Thus with imagin'd wing our swift scene flies, / In motion of no less celerity / Than that of thought." Benjamin Franklin used it as a synonym of "velocity." And the speedy term (which can be traced back to "celer," a Latin word meaning "swift") is still keeping pace today.
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 like it stuffed with cream cheese for snacks! Er,,,, Never mind!
What makes a leftist, cocaine-infused celerity think that anyone gives a damn about his opinions?
Obama believes that celerity in executive action trumps the founding of our nation. In reality, our Framers knew that lengthy debate and inaction led to more thoughtful legislation, something we haven’t had in decades.
Celerity — it puts the C in your MC-squared.
It would upset the balance he seeks to change us from a JudeoChristian society. A+ for you.
Barack’s gift—he can mimic sincerity
His election destroyed our prosperity
I couldn’t be wronger
Thought it would take longer
But the socialists act with celerity
The celerity at which the Leftist-Socialist cabal will hurl the charge of racism is stunning at times.
With the advent of Twitter, the celerity with which the left blindly charges racism has increased tenfold, particularly when a white conservative like John Podhoretz dares to send even the most generic and non-racial, albeit critical, tweet to a minority.
Naturally, the irony about this is lost on the left, both with regard to who is actually being racist by selectively sheltering minorities from criticism, and who is more effectively making a serious effort to get someone with whom they disagree to “shut up”.
It’s all they’ve got. A for you.
You and the Hammer are on the same page. A for you.
I used to have a recipe for celerity root salad. It’s a lot like potato salad with more snap!
Oh wait a min...I thought you wrote...
it is stunning how fast things are moving. personally I do NOT get how people are not sympathetic to Israel, the animus against it honestly seems insane to me. It has to be Satan inspired hate because they are God’s Chosen.
Well you know what Hitler said about the Jews. Proof of God’s existence.
The celerity with which the Muslims have purged Christians from Mosul is mind boggling. The Kurds can offer refuge to no more.
Pray for them, especially on August 1.
Prayers continue. A+ for you.
Indeed we are, not only on same page, but on timeline, as from the time-stamp, it looks like I was in the process composing my reply as he was making his!
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The celerity congress is showing
Is not in any way impressive-
They turn a deaf ear to us all
Unless the outcry is excessive
And then they just stand there
In silence-and with the hope
That we won’t stay so furious
We give them some more rope
The more time that goes on
The more anger seems to grow-
So by November, many may find
Out of office in the DC snow
I came home from work to find that my keyboard is suddenly malfunctioning so I have to copy some letters, and it deletes stuff-I can’t justify a 40 mile round trip to and from the nearest shop just to get a keyboard, so I’ll have to make do until tomorrow...
Titus is fond of walking on the thing, so I have a reasonable suspicion as to who is responsible...
I had no idea there were so many who were anti-Semitic in countries outside the middle east-and France. I think God is getting really pissed off-as you pointed out, they are His Chosen-one way or another, dire consequences are bound to result from pushing them to react to violence with the same. But I can hardly wait to see what is visited on Hamas and those evil enough to agree with them...
A+ for you. Computer gremlins have been bothering us for the past few weeks as well, so I empathize. I am trying a new recipe here for salted caramel pineapple upside down cake and crossing my fingers that it turns out well.
Thank you! I really dislike having issues with electronic devices...
That sounds interesting-pineapple upside down cake, along with fresh fruit pie or cobbler made with honey or brown sugar, gingerbread pigs and empanadas was one of the sweets served on holidays and other special occasions when I was a kid-my mom made a good one with fresh pineapple slices...
I’m worried about these cakes. I made one to give away and one for us, to test before I actually take it to some friends but both pans overflowed quite a bit in the oven(fortunately I had placed them on cookie sheets, anticipating a little boil over). Plus the cake looks very dark and I don’t know why. We sampled the bit that overflowed and it doesn’t taste burned, it’s not charred, but I’m concerned and haven’t flipped them out yet. What would make it do that?
I don’t know-I’ve had that happen when I overfilled a pan-but I’m bad about doing that-I’ve even had loaves of bread get out of hand in the oven. Did the recipe say how much to fill the container? Most of the time, it really doesn’t, so you have to guess at it...
Windows has an on-screen keyboard under the “Accessibility” features from the start menu.
Where are you and what are you doing?
I’m on spring break. My guys in my department taking some training in Florida. Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach.
I will use deep dish pans next time and cut the salt at least in half. It is way too salty for me and I think it would not be good to give to my elderly friends so I’m baking them a coffee cake instead. It is called a salted caramel pineapple upside down cake but apparently salted caramel anything is too salty for me.
What could go wrong? ; )
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