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Word For The Day, Friday, September 5, 2003
The Verbivores | 9/5/03 | Teacher

Posted on 09/05/2003 5:03:08 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....


deride \de*ride\, verb:
deriding, derides, derided; transitive verb
derider; derision noun
deridingly; adverb

1. To speak of or treat with contemptuous mirth.
2. To laugh at with contempt; to laugh to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.
3. Contemptuous or jeering laughter; ridicule.
4. A state of being derided.

It is in the nature of tyranny to deride the will of the people as the voice of the mob, and to denounce the cry for freedom as the roar of anarchy.
--William Safire, "The Counter-Revolution," New York Times, May 22, 1989

Etymology: [Latin d r d re : d -, de- + r d re, to laugh at.]


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Poetry; Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: students; wftd; wordfortheday
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Good Morning Students. Welcome to class! Thank goodness, it's finally FRIDAY!

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; the whip and chair.

Ok, I couldn't find a particular story to use as an example, there were so many, so this just sums up my feelings on several issues that I've seen this week.

Spiteful, petty ways.
Democratic derision
I loathe liberals.

1 posted on 09/05/2003 5:03:10 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning 'creants.
2 posted on 09/05/2003 5:03:28 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning 'creants.
3 posted on 09/05/2003 5:03:44 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning 'creants.
4 posted on 09/05/2003 5:03:57 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning 'creants.
5 posted on 09/05/2003 5:04:10 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
who you calling a creant!
6 posted on 09/05/2003 5:04:32 AM PDT by camle (not even a water balloon fight can rouse these dullards!)
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To: RikaStrom
Howdy!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 posted on 09/05/2003 5:05:40 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
Hello
8 posted on 09/05/2003 5:06:02 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: RikaStrom
I'm here too!
9 posted on 09/05/2003 5:07:44 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: RikaStrom
It's not the motorcycle I want wrecked. It's derider I want stopped.
10 posted on 09/05/2003 5:11:19 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: camle
YOU!
11 posted on 09/05/2003 5:12:57 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Gabz; Flurry; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Morning Gabz, Flurry and Whyisa!
12 posted on 09/05/2003 5:13:33 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Morning Miss Rika. I need to chat wid you later about Miss Thena.
13 posted on 09/05/2003 5:14:39 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: Flurry
Geeez, someone stifle that snake.

F- for totally inappropriate use of derider and giving me a headache by linking that vile vitch.

;-)

14 posted on 09/05/2003 5:15:28 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Is it hot in "ouston Miss Rika? It is gorgeous here in Southeastern PA........
15 posted on 09/05/2003 5:15:59 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: RikaStrom
!
16 posted on 09/05/2003 5:15:59 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Flurry
Oh please! I'll send you an email when I get to work.

No Books died last night though. This is good.

17 posted on 09/05/2003 5:16:18 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
It's been raining for three days here, so it's not too bad. It's supposed to be absolutely beautiful this weekend.

You need to get hubby to move y'all out of PA!

18 posted on 09/05/2003 5:17:11 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Flurry; Gabz
Smoke gnatzies continue to erode personal rights through lies and deriding remarks!
19 posted on 09/05/2003 5:20:08 AM PDT by CSM ("We have been assigned to the hall of Freep. No other work is allowed" - Equality 7-2521)
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To: RikaStrom
Yeah! I got an F-!! wooohoooo! Can't I have an F--? Please?
20 posted on 09/05/2003 5:21:21 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: RikaStrom
OK
21 posted on 09/05/2003 5:21:52 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: RikaStrom
That will depend on whether or not my daughter gets into Penn State...... tuition for 4 years is $72,000 IF you are in State..... add $40,000 to that if you move out of state....... I can live here for 4 more years to save that kind of money.....lol
22 posted on 09/05/2003 5:22:28 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: CSM; Gabz
Howdy CSM and the ever lovely Miss Gamz
23 posted on 09/05/2003 5:22:53 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: CSM
Very true CSM, and it's annoying the heck out of the rest of us.

A+

24 posted on 09/05/2003 5:22:59 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
Morning Tiger
25 posted on 09/05/2003 5:23:14 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; yall
Mornin', Teach ! Mornin', everybody !!

26 posted on 09/05/2003 5:23:46 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Holy Moses! I could live there four years for that too!
27 posted on 09/05/2003 5:23:47 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; Flurry
LOL....I think the teacher is deriding your butt......
28 posted on 09/05/2003 5:24:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: MeeknMing
Morning Meek!
29 posted on 09/05/2003 5:24:11 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: yall

The farmer and Roy the Rooster ...

This farmer has about 200 hens, but no rooster, and he wants chicks. So, he goes down the road to the next farmer and asks if he has a rooster which he would sell. The other farmer says, "Yeah, I've got this great rooster named Roy. He'll service every chicken you got, no problem."

Well, Roy the rooster costs a lot of money, but the farmer decides he'd be worth it. So, he buys Roy. The farmer takes Roy home and sets him down in the barnyard. He gave the rooster a pep talk. "Roy, I want you to pace yourself now. You've got a lot of chickens to service here, and you cost me a lot of money. I'll need you to do a good job. So, take your time and have some fun," the farmer said, with a chuckle.

Roy seemed to understand, so the farmer points toward the hen house, and Roy took off like a shot. WHAM! - Roy nails every hen in the hen house -- three or four times --and the farmer is really shocked. After that the farmer hears a commotion in the duck pen. Sure enough, Roy is in there. Later, the farmer sees Roy after a flock of geese. Once again, WHAM! - He gets all the geese. By sunset he sees Roy out in the fields chasing quail and pheasants.

The farmer is distraught -- worried that his expensive rooster won't even last 24 hours. Sure enough, the farmer goes to bed and wakes up the next day, to find Roy dead as a doornail -- stone cold in the middle of the yard. Buzzards are circling overhead. The farmer, saddened by the loss of such a colorful and expensive animal,shakes his head and says, "Oh Roy, I told you to pace yourself. I tried to get you to slow down, now look what you've done to yourself."

Roy opens one eye, nods toward the buzzards circling in the sky and says, "Shhhh, they're getting closer... "


30 posted on 09/05/2003 5:24:44 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: Flurry; Gabz; RikaStrom
Howdy CSM and the ever lovely Miss Gamz

Uh, Flurry, do you know something about the legs of Gabz that we don't know about??????????

31 posted on 09/05/2003 5:25:34 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: Flurry
"I personally know that there is a tradition among presidents when they succeed one another," Sen. Clinton told AmeriCorps supporters Wednesday, in quotes reported late Thursday by the Associated Press.

Wait, is she talking about the tradition that presidents respect the office, and officeholder by DISAPPEARING for a couple of years after their term expires?

32 posted on 09/05/2003 5:26:01 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
I would have been here sooner but I missed deride.
33 posted on 09/05/2003 5:26:15 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Life is like a jar of jalapenos, what you do today can burn your @$$ tomorrow.)
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To: RikaStrom
i resemble that!

(skulking at the wet bar with that mysterious man in the long, black overcoat)
34 posted on 09/05/2003 5:26:44 AM PDT by camle (not even a water balloon fight can rouse these dullards!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
She covets my Azz. But I'm not her neighbor so I guess it's OK. She doesn't read all Ten Commandments, just 7 or 8.
35 posted on 09/05/2003 5:26:49 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: MeeknMing
ROFL...... I love that.......
36 posted on 09/05/2003 5:27:51 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Get her to post her Gamz pic.
37 posted on 09/05/2003 5:27:52 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: dubyaismypresident
dubya, tell me...Who the F*** in their right mind tries the same running play on 3rd and 3 with two different running backs, with 4 minutes left in a tie game deep in your own territory??????



38 posted on 09/05/2003 5:28:20 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Flurry
There are 10???????
39 posted on 09/05/2003 5:28:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: hobbes1
That would be the JETS!
40 posted on 09/05/2003 5:29:19 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Life is like a jar of jalapenos, what you do today can burn your @$$ tomorrow.)
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To: RikaStrom
Morning!

Democrat birds of a feather
In New Mexico all flock together.
Deriding our President and American ideals
Like squabbling crows at a meal.

How will we find ya'll at the range tomorrow? Will you be wearing a sign?
41 posted on 09/05/2003 5:30:15 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: dubyaismypresident
My Bad, 3rd and 1....But If you're going to do that, youve got to make Vinny take the ball on second down......
42 posted on 09/05/2003 5:30:45 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
I hear on the news that last evening that 8 of the 9 Demo-dwarves (Doc, Bashful, Dopey, Sleepy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Happy,and Kerry) got together to deride Bush, and the GOP itself.

President Bush's response was most appropriate: "Are you ready for some Football?"

43 posted on 09/05/2003 5:32:08 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: RikaStrom
First? I'm not deriding everyone else that came before me, but I was pushed out of the way and trampled by a whole lot of students. What the heck is with that?
44 posted on 09/05/2003 5:36:36 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: hobbes1
Heck what about all the screen plays at third and long. Six yards don't mean anything when you need eight to convert.
45 posted on 09/05/2003 5:36:50 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Life is like a jar of jalapenos, what you do today can burn your @$$ tomorrow.)
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To: hobbes1; dubyaismypresident
OMG, get over it already wouldja! you are living in the past!
46 posted on 09/05/2003 5:36:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slip18
i don't know slippy, i just got here and i was walking slow. how are ya?
47 posted on 09/05/2003 5:37:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
oh boo hoo hoo, the DOWDY ONE cannot escape her fate as an object of derision.
48 posted on 09/05/2003 5:40:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: dubyaismypresident; Slip18; Flurry; hobbes1; RikaStrom
okay. i showered this AM, wore deoderant and look relatively decent. why did everyone run and hide when i got here?
49 posted on 09/05/2003 5:41:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
You didn't get flooded, did you Miss Rika? Here, I'm sending you some sun from the Valley of the Sun. Can't find a photo. But you get my drift!
50 posted on 09/05/2003 5:41:40 AM PDT by Slip18
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