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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

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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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To: NicknamedBob

A for you.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 5:41:29 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Bill Clinton, ex-king of pseudology
Was laid low by simple biology
Though it wasn’t a stain
That ended his reign
It was Obama’s more virulent pathology


22 posted on 01/10/2013 5:42:13 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: YepYep

They are highly skilled at it and have no shame. A for you and welcome to WFTD.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 5:42:28 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

I didn’t know the extent of that story. Her husband gave good advice. A+ for you.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 5:43:59 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

Extra credit noted!


25 posted on 01/10/2013 5:45:20 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Fantastic! /Dr. Who


26 posted on 01/10/2013 5:46:39 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

And a deadly strain it is too! A+ for you!


27 posted on 01/10/2013 5:48:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
As opposed to suedology, the practice of filing abusive actions in tort law, during which actions there will usually be a good deal of pseudology.
28 posted on 01/10/2013 5:54:48 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: secret garden

Global Warming is the epitome of pseudology.


29 posted on 01/10/2013 5:58:16 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SAJ

One of our subs is a lawyer so she could probably tell us all about it! A for you.


30 posted on 01/10/2013 6:01:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Fresh Wind

It’s made algore into a billionaire. A for you and welcome to WFTD!


31 posted on 01/10/2013 6:03:50 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Y’all see Jack Lew’s signature, coming to our dollar bills soon?


32 posted on 01/10/2013 6:10:42 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Unbelievable. I know penmanship has been de-emphasized in elementary school but that looks like a pen test to me.


33 posted on 01/10/2013 6:14:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It’s the answer to “What does the metal part of a spiral-bound notebook look like?”


34 posted on 01/10/2013 6:16:03 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

The art of pseudology in government was largely invented by Goebbels and was mainstreamed by the Clintons and their henchmen. In the Obama regime, we witness its zenith.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 6:22:05 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden; Fresh Wind

the sale makes algore worth more than Mitt Romney, so will the left hate HIM now?


36 posted on 01/10/2013 6:45:12 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden; neverdem; narses; MHGinTN; SunkenCiv; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; TruthShallSetYouFree

Lying?

It psuedes them ....

Notice that it always takes the “mainstream” media about 24 hours to “get their stories straight” .. and after 24 to 30 hours, EVERY mainstream media reporter and print writer at UPI and AP starts using the same language and the same tone. That is because it takes 16-18 hours to get the talking points memo researched in focus and their political groups, get it written, and get it distributed.

the first few hours of a story are often most telling - because that happens BEFORE the news is controlled.

Errors?

Yes, absolutely there are also errors early on.


37 posted on 01/10/2013 7:03:54 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave

Indeed.


38 posted on 01/10/2013 7:33:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yes, they are so transparent, aren’t they? A for you.


39 posted on 01/10/2013 7:36:09 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

It is most evident after a traumatic event, when they are racing each other to get the story out. A for you.


40 posted on 01/10/2013 7:39:41 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
The current bastard-in-chief is a PhD in Pseudology ... he lies as easily as he breathes. With the demonic help he has, it is too much to hope he will choke on his lies.

I wonder if anyone has done a study on how closely magic thinking is connected to Pseudology ... as in the democrat voter vermin have their magic thinking priocked by the practiced liar-in-chief!

41 posted on 01/10/2013 7:49:21 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: secret garden

Pseudologist, pseudologist, pantaloon pyrologist!


42 posted on 01/10/2013 8:05:22 AM PST by mikrofon (Original Epithet)
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To: secret garden

It is 50 and sunny, ahead of the next rainmaker, due over the weekend-it was foggy and very, very quiet in the woods this morning...

Hillary says she’ll talk about
Benghazi in just a week or two-
How fortunate-plenty of time
For her to know just what to do

For the prince of pseudology
To coach her on a perfect sale
The way he muddied the waters
With his own scandalous “tail”

Though she aided and lied for Bill
And he’ll return the favor now,
If Obama wants her under the bus
She’ll be the newest sacred cow...


43 posted on 01/10/2013 8:46:05 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: mikrofon
Now that's a playground taunt! A+ for you.
44 posted on 01/10/2013 8:48:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

Hmm, seems insulting to cows. I saw 18 deer yesterday at the park, scattered in different areas, including a group of 3 large bucks. Since it was rainy and overcast, they were on a different schedule. There were only 2 other people out. A+ for you.


45 posted on 01/10/2013 8:51:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon
How about Pseudologist, pseudologist, Poltroon pyrologist.
46 posted on 01/10/2013 9:01:36 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

Don’t you just love the solitude with only the animals for company? I’m nearly always alone on the trails except in fine weather in early Spring and Fall-even then I seldom run into more than one other hiker, because the trails are rough and not marked. No one who doesn’t live here ventures from the “civilized” areas in the park, and that is how I like it.


47 posted on 01/10/2013 9:10:43 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Texan5

Me too. No headphones, just looking to see what kind of animal made that sound.


48 posted on 01/10/2013 9:40:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

Speaking of animals, two people were shot at a Kern County HS in CA just now.


49 posted on 01/10/2013 10:16:18 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Phil Collins has a Phd in pseudology. Dare you to click.
50 posted on 01/10/2013 11:12:19 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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