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Sarah Palin, never misunderestimate Shakespeare
uk telegraph ^ | 7/22/10 | Daniel Hannan

Posted on 07/22/2010 5:51:28 PM PDT by Nachum

I am thoroughly taken with Sarah Palin’s neologism. People often incorrectly use the word “refute” to mean something like “deny” or “reject”, only stronger. We could do with a new word to fill this gap and, since both “refute” and “repudiate” are already occupied with their actual meanings, neither can be pressed into service. “Refudiate” occupies the space perfectly, and deserves to become part of every politician’s vocabulary.

The handsome Alaskan politician is quite right to say that Shakespeare came up with countless new-fangled words – including “countless” and “new-fangled”. Among his coinages, as far as we can tell, are accommodation, assassinate, denote, dislocate, equivocal, eventful, hobnob, inauspicious, lacklustre, laughable, perplex, raw-boned, submerge, time-honoured, unmitigated and zany.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: misunderestimate; palin; sarah; shakespeare

1 posted on 07/22/2010 5:51:33 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I wish her opponents would vanish into thin air.


2 posted on 07/22/2010 5:56:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Nachum
I already read & commented on a very similar article in the Daily Mail.
Amazing how they pile on the B.S. about a word mis-spoke by her,
yet rarely take (O)dious (O)diferous to task for runaway spending...HERE
3 posted on 07/22/2010 5:58:12 PM PDT by 45semi ("Islam has bloody borders" - Samuel Huntington)
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To: nickcarraway

Gads. The woman didn’t invent a word, she was tweeting from her Blackberry. All sorts of things happen to words when you’re thumbing away at the keyboard.


4 posted on 07/22/2010 5:58:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: 45semi

I find it strange anyone would go after a tweet. Most words are made up.


5 posted on 07/22/2010 6:00:46 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Nachum
" 'Tis a small mind that can think of only one way to spell a word" Former US President.

/johnny

6 posted on 07/22/2010 6:01:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: livius

I agree, there is no need to invoke Shakespeare to explain something so simple.


7 posted on 07/22/2010 6:01:55 PM PDT by rob777
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To: 45semi

Obama and Biden are regular ‘gaff-O-matics’...


8 posted on 07/22/2010 6:04:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe we could combine vanish, banish and punishment into vanishment.


9 posted on 07/22/2010 6:04:59 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Nachum

Written by a snotty, elitist, condescending member of the British Establishment - never came across one before.


10 posted on 07/22/2010 6:07:38 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Nachum

“Obama and Biden are regular ‘gaff-O-matics’...”

Hmmm ... Dan Ackroyd, Plugs and the Won ... add a Basso-Matic ... that’s how I like my entertainment ...


11 posted on 07/22/2010 6:10:00 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny...its principles are the founding principles." - M. Levin)
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To: Nachum
Remember when Palin's writing notes on her hand was supposed to be a huge scandal?

Egads.

12 posted on 07/22/2010 6:11:07 PM PDT by what's up
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To: laconic

Sarah, head back and chuckling to her family as she reads this lamestream softball attack of a “single word”.


13 posted on 07/22/2010 6:11:25 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: nickcarraway
I wish her opponents would vanish into thin air.

Regardless, she won't budge an inch.

:-)

14 posted on 07/22/2010 6:11:44 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Nachum

Pretty cool. I like Daniel Hannan. He called her handsome, must be a first,made me smile.


15 posted on 07/22/2010 6:11:55 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Nachum

What she needs to say proudly is, “Kiss my A$$! At least I don’t have to have a teleprompter to speak”


16 posted on 07/22/2010 6:12:28 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: livius
It was not a tweet it was live on Sean Hannity Television Show last week. She was talking fast and with passion, thinking way ahead and used both words together instead of one or the other. It was no big deal, as I commented to a friend of mine about an hour later. Daniel Hannan is not the enemy, he is a very smart conservative and a pleasant chap who is on Glenn Beck a lot. We need to lighten up a little. Most people realize that they could do this also, and probably have numerous times.
17 posted on 07/22/2010 6:28:10 PM PDT by samantha (The New Media fighting the DBM for our Sanity, Survival ,Soldiers.)
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To: laconic

The writer was actually taking Palin’s side and listed long examples of words Shakespeare invented.


18 posted on 07/22/2010 6:36:44 PM PDT by JApost
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To: Nachum

Great article!


19 posted on 07/22/2010 6:37:33 PM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: laconic

He’s actually a very clever and convincing conservative.


20 posted on 07/22/2010 6:39:08 PM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: Nachum

Or, “refuse” + “repudiate” = “refudiate”


21 posted on 07/22/2010 7:38:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Lorianne

Clevincing!


22 posted on 07/22/2010 7:40:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: libbylu

I caught that too :-)


23 posted on 07/22/2010 7:42:57 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Nachum
There's only one word for this...Epancipation!

Spoken by The Ignorant and Unschooled One.

24 posted on 07/22/2010 7:54:55 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

This thread could use some background on Hannan:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/hannan/index?tab=articles


25 posted on 07/22/2010 8:06:50 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Nachum
worth saving:

let me offer you this famous passage from one of Bernard Levin’s columns:

If you cannot understand my argument, and declare “It’s Greek to me”, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you claim to be more sinned against than sinning, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you recall your salad days, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you act more in sorrow than in anger; if your wish is father to the thought; if your lost property has vanished into thin air, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you have ever refused to budge an inch or suffered from green-eyed jealousy, if you have played fast and loose, if you have been tongue-tied, a tower of strength, hoodwinked or in a pickle, if you have knitted your brows, made a virtue of necessity, insisted on fair play, slept not one wink, stood on ceremony, danced attendance (on your lord and master), laughed yourself into stitches, had short shrift, cold comfort or too much of a good thing, if you have seen better days or lived in a fool’s paradise – why, be that as it may, the more fool you , for it is a foregone conclusion that you are (as good luck would have it) quoting Shakespeare; if you think it is early days and clear out bag and baggage, if you think it is high time and that that is the long and short of it, if you believe that the game is up and that truth will out even if it involves your own flesh and blood, if you lie low till the crack of doom because you suspect foul play, if you have your teeth set on edge (at one fell swoop) without rhyme or reason, then – to give the devil his due – if the truth were known (for surely you have a tongue in your head) you are quoting Shakespeare; even if you bid me good riddance and send me packing, if you wish I was dead as a door-nail, if you think I am an eyesore, a laughing stock, the devil incarnate, a stony-hearted villain, bloody-minded or a blinking idiot, then – by Jove! O Lord! Tut tut! For goodness’ sake! What the dickens! But me no buts! – it is all one to me, for you are quoting Shakespeare.

26 posted on 07/22/2010 8:24:06 PM PDT by FreeKeys (People who don't believe in freedom for all freedom-lovers should not be allowed to vote.)
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