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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 10, 2013 pseudology
dictionaries ad nauseam | 10 January 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/10/2013 4:38:28 AM PST 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".

pseudology \soo-DOL-uh-jee\ , noun
The art of lying.


Example sentences:
For example, listening to the life history account of András Albert, a Transylvanian lumberman, the outsider may wonder how to distinguish fact from fiction, poetry from lie, and how to regard the relationship between pseudology and storytelling.
-- Linda Dégh, Narratives in Society

So many people would love to get their hands on a machine that can inhibit pseudology, mendacity and falsehood. The police, Intelligence services, all sorts and conditions of interested agencies and institutions.
-- Stephen Fry, The Liar

Etymology:
Pseudology comes from two Greek roots, pseudo- meaning "false" and –logy meaning "study of." The word does not literally mean "the study of lying" but has come to embody the sense of "the art of lying."

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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 01/10/2013 4:38:31 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 01/10/2013 4:39:34 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


3 posted on 01/10/2013 4:40:25 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

That’s peculiar. I only hit post once.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 4:42:59 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Democrats have perfected the art of pseudology.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 4:44:06 AM PST by monocle
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To: secret garden

Although we don’t know much about the Lyin’ King’s Formal Education, we can assume that he has an advanced degree in Pseudology.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 4:45:25 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: secret garden

...one of the traits of our current president


7 posted on 01/10/2013 4:46:20 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: monocle
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
8 posted on 01/10/2013 4:53:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
That’s peculiar. I only hit post once.

We have a pseudologist among us.

9 posted on 01/10/2013 4:54:11 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: secret garden
The (undocumented) Doctor of Pseudology is in.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 4:54:24 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: left that other site
We'll never see the transcript though. A for you.
11 posted on 01/10/2013 4:54:46 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Doogle
Thank you for your service and welcome to WFTD!
12 posted on 01/10/2013 4:56:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Doogle; secret garden
"...one of the traits of our current president"

His true nature is one of deception.

13 posted on 01/10/2013 4:57:10 AM PST by NicknamedBob (When you've forgotten your drink, you've had enough! ... Unless it's coffee -- then you need more!!)
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To: secret garden

Pseudology is rampant in politics, mostly on the Democrat side.


14 posted on 01/10/2013 4:58:04 AM PST by YepYep (Build the America you want at your address, and keep looking up. --Sarah Palin)
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To: secret garden
Liberals have perfected the art of pseudology, but conservatives have facts. The left claims we don't need automatic weapons, or that limited ammunition in a gun will save lives. Who's? This criminal broke into a house, followed the wife and children through three locked doors into a crawl space. She was on the phone with her husband and he advised her that if the man opened the last door to start shooting. He did and she unloaded. She shot him with all her ammo and he was still able to get up and walk away. She needed more ammo...what if he was still coming after them? Discussion here.
15 posted on 01/10/2013 4:58:44 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga; secret garden
"She was on the phone with her husband and he advised her that if the man opened the last door to start shooting. He did and she unloaded. She shot him with all her ammo and he was still able to get up and walk away. She needed more ammo...what if he was still coming after them?"

Shootology?

16 posted on 01/10/2013 5:03:09 AM PST by NicknamedBob (When you've forgotten your drink, you've had enough! ... Unless it's coffee -- then you need more!!)
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To: NicknamedBob

LOL perfect.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 5:10:05 AM PST by tioga
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To: ClearCase_guy
A for you, wise guy.
18 posted on 01/10/2013 5:22:45 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis

So many names for him, so little time. A+ for you!


19 posted on 01/10/2013 5:24:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Sure, I believe you. ;-)


20 posted on 01/10/2013 5:26:51 AM PST by SoothingDave
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