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Word For The Day, Monday, August 4, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/4/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/04/2003 5:11:52 AM PDT by RikaStrom

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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on....


elucidate \ih-LOO-si-dayt\, verb
elucidates; elucidating; elucidated: intransitive verb
elucidation; elucidator: noun
elucidative: adjective

1. To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify.
2. To give an explanation that serves to clarify
3. Shed light on.
4. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

He thought that film's promise and purpose was to elucidate the real, to reveal the patterns already before us, and he believed that unity of space and time were paramount.
--Nancy Reisman,
House Fires

Etymology: [Late Latin l cid re, l cid t- : Latin -, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin l cidus, bright (from l c re, to shine. See leuk- in Indo-European Roots).]


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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Class is now in session. The rules are simple; you get a grade if you use the WFTD in a sentence, haiku, limerick, or quatrain. You get a "+" if you make a link, or make the teacher laugh, or you offer the appropriate bribes. I hold the grade book, and the whip and chair.

This city's superintendent of schools, who recently put two dozen teachers on unpaid leave for failing a basic English proficiency test, has himself flunked a required literacy test three times.

I know my opinion of the public school system is no surprise to any of you, but this is an outrage! Our educators are supposed to know their subjects and with that, be able to teach them in a clear, concise manner to our children. A school superintendent should not only be able to pass all literacy and proficiency exams, but should be able to do so with flying colors. The excuses that are being made for this gentleman are all a load of rot! I want them to elucidate why they pay him $156,000 dollars a year, if he has failed this exam three times. They should clarify why he is not on unpaid administrative leave until he is capable of passing this exam.

There is no excuse for is happening within our schools, our money pays for them, we should be able to expect the best, not the most politically correct, or the most avante guarde. Our schools are mass-producing people that cannot or will not be able to function in the real world. With superintendents such as this, is it any real surprise? /rant (climbing down from my soap box)

For education
Teachers' need a defined skill
Elucidation

Mass. school superintendent fails must-pass English test

1 posted on 08/04/2003 5:11:52 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning Everyone.
2 posted on 08/04/2003 5:12:17 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning Everyone.
3 posted on 08/04/2003 5:12:40 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning Everyone.
4 posted on 08/04/2003 5:13:03 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning Everyone.
5 posted on 08/04/2003 5:13:27 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Here!
6 posted on 08/04/2003 5:13:27 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: secret garden
Good Morning SG. Did you trip everyone in the hall? ;-)
7 posted on 08/04/2003 5:14:15 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
!
8 posted on 08/04/2003 5:14:28 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: secret garden
Well, look what the cat dragged in... ; )
9 posted on 08/04/2003 5:14:51 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
3
10 posted on 08/04/2003 5:15:23 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Ohio Chapter. Original White Devil for Sharpton!)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Mornin Bud....Hope you had the Over...
11 posted on 08/04/2003 5:16:00 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
Actually, it looks like she dragged the cat in. ;-)
12 posted on 08/04/2003 5:19:50 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
Yup. Funny thing was it didn't look like it was going to happen after both teams scored 0 in the third quarter.
13 posted on 08/04/2003 5:20:10 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Ohio Chapter. Original White Devil for Sharpton!)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Morning Dubya.
14 posted on 08/04/2003 5:20:11 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Use in a sentence:

Gray Davis signed the transgender protection legislation this weekend, providing further elucidation for the need to recall his ass.

15 posted on 08/04/2003 5:21:30 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (When news breaks, we fix it.)
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To: RikaStrom; secret garden
Former aide to the irrepressible ILLMATIC is coming to elucidate on the enigmatic persona of SG"s beloved...; )
16 posted on 08/04/2003 5:21:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
The mayor of Cleveland Jane "Feinstein" Campbell elucidates her stupidity. I know, what else is new.

Cleveland: Police want bigger guns. Mayor refuses fears it would upset residents

17 posted on 08/04/2003 5:22:19 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Ohio Chapter. Original White Devil for Sharpton!)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Oops, forgot the link

Here

18 posted on 08/04/2003 5:22:21 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (When news breaks, we fix it.)
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To: RikaStrom
Morning Teach.
19 posted on 08/04/2003 5:22:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Ohio Chapter. Original White Devil for Sharpton!)
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To: RikaStrom
Good elucidation, Teach! :-)
20 posted on 08/04/2003 5:24:56 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
If, after all of this, he is not ousted in October, I'm going to be sorely annoyed!

A+

21 posted on 08/04/2003 5:27:31 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
Now I bet he's got some very interesting things to say.

A+

22 posted on 08/04/2003 5:28:36 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: dubyaismypresident
Oh good grief. (sigh)

A+

23 posted on 08/04/2003 5:29:33 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
This writer attempts to elucidate the supposed conflict between religious beliefs and politics.
24 posted on 08/04/2003 5:30:55 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: secret garden
great article. and i do think it is impossible to be a faithful Christian and vote for Dems. sue me.
25 posted on 08/04/2003 5:33:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: dubyaismypresident
the game should have been a little better, and the total should have been higher, but No Vinny, meant a rookie sixth round pick playing for 4 quarters....
26 posted on 08/04/2003 5:36:52 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
Mmph!
27 posted on 08/04/2003 5:38:11 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: RikaStrom
Try as she might to recall,
Hillary could not elucidate
Shredded details of it all
'cept claims the vast right wing doomed her fate.
28 posted on 08/04/2003 5:40:09 AM PDT by Fawnn (Unable to find a liberal capable of elucidating credible comments worth quoting in this tag line.)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy
The writer raises an interesting question.....

Still, I wholeheartedly agree with C.S. Lewis, who wrote that a theocracy (a government based solely on religious laws) would be the worst kind of dictatorship, because it would attempt to control all aspects of life, leaving no sphere private - because it was organized "for our own good."

Considering that the lefts real religion is Secular Humanism, are they hurling us toward a non-theocracy theocracy?

29 posted on 08/04/2003 5:41:09 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy
Lucy dated Ricky Ricardo.
)8-])
30 posted on 08/04/2003 5:44:37 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: TheGrimReaper
babaloo.....: )
31 posted on 08/04/2003 5:45:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Fawnn
Attempts elucidation via prevarication...


[B!tch]</font

32 posted on 08/04/2003 5:48:21 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: xsmommy
Ay caramba!
Lucy.... you got a lotta 'splainin' to do!
33 posted on 08/04/2003 5:50:27 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: RikaStrom
Frank Rich attempts elucidation with respect to Mel's movie, without having seen it.
34 posted on 08/04/2003 5:50:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
I will have to go back and read that when I have more time.

A+

35 posted on 08/04/2003 5:52:13 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: theDentist
Morning tD. Did you bring enough donuts for everyone?
36 posted on 08/04/2003 5:52:46 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Fawnn
Good Morning Fawnn. Welcome to WFTD. :-)

Hah, Shills got a mind like a steel trap... rusted closed.

A+

37 posted on 08/04/2003 5:53:55 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
Frank Rich attempts elucidation with respect to Mel's movie, without having seen it.

Frank Rich is a Clymer.

38 posted on 08/04/2003 5:54:24 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Ohio Chapter. Original White Devil for Sharpton!)
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To: TheGrimReaper
Is that a vulture on her shoulder?

A+

39 posted on 08/04/2003 5:54:42 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: dubyaismypresident
i saw something earlier today on WorldNetDaily, critiquing Frank's diatribe, which was very good, but now i can't find it. i can't recall the author's name, maybe Brennan?
40 posted on 08/04/2003 5:55:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Welcome to WFTD

Thanks ;)
41 posted on 08/04/2003 5:56:48 AM PDT by Fawnn (Unable to find a liberal capable of elucidating credible comments worth quoting in this tag line.)
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To: RikaStrom
Well, it is NOT the bluebird of happiness.
42 posted on 08/04/2003 5:58:16 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: RikaStrom
Mornin' !!


43 posted on 08/04/2003 5:58:21 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Coming Soon !: Freeper site on Comcast. Found the URL. Gotta fix it now.)
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To: xsmommy
I'm off to work, I will see you guys later.
44 posted on 08/04/2003 5:59:11 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
have a good day, teach. : )
45 posted on 08/04/2003 5:59:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Heard any breaking news from those pesky E-PISS-copalians??
46 posted on 08/04/2003 6:02:56 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: TheGrimReaper
i have mostly been out of the news loop, having been in NY for xhub's reunion this past weekend, but i did hear something about them ordaining an open fruit? good grief.
47 posted on 08/04/2003 6:04:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper
could they also be called the E-Piscopos?
48 posted on 08/04/2003 6:06:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I don't think that the ePISScopal high council (or whatever lofty title they use) has voted yet on whether to ordain the openly (practicing) gay man as a bishop. The issue threatens to divide the church.

Frankly, those that cannot comprehend the Word from which they should be teaching deserve to be culled out.

49 posted on 08/04/2003 6:10:07 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: RikaStrom
Morning!

Ms. Van de Putte failed to elucidate
Her reasons for fleeing to escape her fate.
By casting aspersions on Dewhurst's mind
She appears as childish as she is unkind.
If she'd eat less cake and more fish and greens
She might look as good as Dewhurst in jeans...

50 posted on 08/04/2003 6:12:16 AM PDT by Texan5
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