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MSNBC Anchor Uses Term "Refudiate" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | January 4, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 01/04/2012 9:23:32 AM PST by i88schwartz

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, the network's personality who likened Mitt Romney to the KKK, said the made-up word refudiate on the network this morning. Of course, refudiate is not a real word. However, it gained recognition when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin used it in a tweet in June of 2010.

MSNBC ridiculed Sarah Palin for weeks when she used the nonexistant word on Twitter in 2010.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: msnbc; refudiate; sarahpalin

1 posted on 01/04/2012 9:23:43 AM PST by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Maybe they have Reverend Al typing words into the teleprompter after his show for other hosts. This word sure looks like something Sharpton would use.


2 posted on 01/04/2012 9:26:43 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: i88schwartz
re·pu·di·ate    [ri-pyoo-dee-eyt] Show IPA verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing. 1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim. 2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son. 3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine. 4. to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as untrue. 5. to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt), as a state, municipality, etc.
3 posted on 01/04/2012 9:28:18 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Ron Paul is disgusting.)
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To: i88schwartz

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
(Gandhi)


4 posted on 01/04/2012 9:28:29 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: i88schwartz

I refudiate attempts to make me use that word. oops!


5 posted on 01/04/2012 9:29:07 AM PST by BipolarBob (I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!)
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To: i88schwartz
ROFL!!!


6 posted on 01/04/2012 9:35:15 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Lazlo in PA
re: Rev Al not-so


7 posted on 01/04/2012 9:37:35 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: i88schwartz

“Huh, huh, huh. He said repudiate.”

RCP succumbs to the Beavis and Butthead school of reporting.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 9:40:09 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: newheart

repudiate = refudiate

I hate it when the spell-checker actually works.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 9:41:23 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: i88schwartz
“nonexistant word”

Once it is spoken or written it EXISTS and has become a word.

refudiate is a real word, coined if not invented by Sarah Palin. It is one of those words that will likely end up in Webster's dictionaries. It already has 27 listings in the Urban Dictionary.

Actually according to spellcheck, “nonexistant” is nonexistent.

10 posted on 01/04/2012 9:49:20 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: i88schwartz
Wow, this is ginormous.
11 posted on 01/04/2012 10:02:38 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: faucetman

The language is continually being embiggened.


12 posted on 01/04/2012 10:03:10 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: i88schwartz

I think Sarah was tryint to say either ‘refute’ or ‘repudiate’ & they got combined as they exited her mouth. That’s certainly happened to me. It will very likely end up becoming a ‘legal’ word, just like ‘irregardless’ is now.


13 posted on 01/04/2012 10:04:00 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Oztrich Boy
embiggened

Funny, I never heard that word until I moved to Springfield :-)

14 posted on 01/04/2012 10:10:15 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: i88schwartz

I refudiate assertions made by prescriptivist grammarians that “refudiate” is not a word. It is attested by repeated usage, and plainly is a “portmanteau word” as Lewis Carroll described the form of derivation, combining in a single word the meanings of repudiate and refute.

English has no “English Academy” as an analog of the French Académie Française that decides what is and is not English, much though English-speaking linguistic pecksniffs might wish there to be such a thing. English words are the words used by those of us who write and speak English, period. And it ain’t ever been any other way, irregardless of what such folk think. Their attitude should be refudiated by all English speakers for the good of English rhetoric and poetics. Hopefully they’ll stop inflicting their views on us someday.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 10:13:36 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: i88schwartz

“NEW OXFORD AMERICAN DICTIONARY’S 2010 WORD OF THE YEAR IS…
REFUDIATE “

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2010/11/noad-2010-word-of-the-year/


16 posted on 01/04/2012 10:17:51 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Oztrich Boy

“The language is continually being embiggened.”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Yep and it’s a real disastrophe...or a cataster, I have a really hard time remembering which is which.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 10:19:28 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: i88schwartz
Ever heard of a “nonce word” or a “portmanteau word”. Refutiate works wonderfully as either.

Refutiate is a nice portmanteau word meaning to repudiate via refutation and I'll use if for the nonce.

18 posted on 01/04/2012 10:35:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: i88schwartz
He went to the Oswald Bates School of Journalism

"First, let me spew onto you the inflamed, bestial, ah, excuse me.. the testicular ramification of the hind quarter, ah glutinous mini-mus or maxi-mus, which ever you prefer, of my female counter part."

19 posted on 01/04/2012 10:39:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: i88schwartz

Refudiate is the new Normalcy.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 10:39:59 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: i88schwartz
"Of course, refudiate is not a real word."

An English person I know says that many of the words used by anchors on TV are either wrong or made up. The public speaking course says they mustn't leave gaps so they make up words where they simply do not know the correct one. It's a bit like kids adding 'ed' on the back of all words to signify the past tense.

21 posted on 01/04/2012 10:44:44 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: i88schwartz
Of course, refudiate is not a real word.

It is now.

22 posted on 01/04/2012 11:25:33 AM PST by wideminded
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To: i88schwartz

but could he pronounce ‘corpsman’ or ‘orion’?


23 posted on 01/04/2012 11:33:48 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

>>>embiggened

Funny, I never heard that word until I moved to Springfield :-)<<<

I don’t know why; it’s a perfectly cromulent word.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 11:40:15 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Craptastic!


25 posted on 01/04/2012 2:12:53 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
“>>>embiggened

Funny, I never heard that word until I moved to Springfield :-)<<<

I don’t know why; it’s a perfectly cromulent word.”

My absolute favorite Simpson's joke. I use ‘cromulent’ all the time!

26 posted on 01/04/2012 2:16:28 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: i88schwartz

Nonexistant? Excuse me, but it DOES exist! Sarah made it up, and it is now being used, even by her enemies!

8^)


27 posted on 01/04/2012 3:39:35 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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