Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, February 23, 2012 - ad rem
Posted on 02/23/2012 4:18:10 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".
ad rem \ad REM\ , adverb
1. Without digressing; in a straightforward manner.
1. Relevant; pertinent.
I am sure these things are not ad rem. Some persons think, my lord, it is very hard these men should be forced against their consciences from the church.
-- Richard Baxter, The Practical Works of Richard Baxter
The letter seems free of formulae, which suggests it was composed specifically ad rem.
-- Roger Rees, Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric
Ad rem is a useful Latin phrase that literally means "at thing" from the roots ad and rēs.
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 Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
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!
Rise and shine!
Is that where the ad people hide their remark statements that explain the advertising program?
The big winter storm we were facing has tracked ad rem straight to Illinois, so Wisconsin’s first Winter Storm Warning of the season has been canceled this morning.
Instead of endless debates and squabbles, I would appreciate an ad rem plan to defeat Obama.
Allow me to say it, ad rem
Barack wants it “us versus them”
Foment warfare by classes
Squeeze votes from the masses
The takers will always vote dem
Put Samuel L. Jackson and all of his ilk on a plane?
res ipsa loquiter!
Yes. We’ve had practically no winter this year at all, yet I managed to slip on the ice a month ago and am still feeling the effects of it. I wrecked both knees (strained ligaments) and they are still bothering me. So, I’ll take a pass on snow and ice, thank you very much!
that is so simply perfect : )
good for you! we have had no winter either. it’s going to be 70 degs today in DC/northern VA burbs.
Thank you, my dear.
xshub is in Las Vegas for biz and got ashes there yesterday. he was asked quite a number of times if he knew that he had a black mark on his forehead, what it was for, etc. Holy cow, do they not have any Catholics in LV [that’s clearly not true, bc he said the church he went to was enormous and PACKED for ash wednesday services]. But it is just staggeringly RUDE the way he was asked these things. He’s staying at the Four Seasons so this isn’t local yokels pulling this. He said one woman at the hotel wearing a BYU sweatshirt, so, clearly Mormon, asked what it was for. He said It’s Ash Wednesday. i don’t know if they are so wrapped up in their own freakish little rituals/beliefs that they are totally uniformed about what other faith traditions are or what. but i have never lived anywhere where there weren’t a substantial number of Catholics, so it just took my breath away hearing the remarks he got.
As you get more children, over time, it seems a straightforward solution to the space problem is to ad rem.
But later, when they move out, you can’t so easily subrem without finding another tenant.
yinz thinking of taking in boarders? ; )
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