33 Burst results for "Merriam Webster"

A Utopian Life  -  Is It Possible? Experiment vs. Reality

Talk, Tales and Trivia

04:54 min | 5 months ago

A Utopian Life - Is It Possible? Experiment vs. Reality

"Well let me start out. By saying that dystopia n- fiction is kind of like science fiction. It's that are happening. That really could maybe perhaps happen. Like a world war or some kind of something that is apocalyptic and so that kind of thing can happen perhaps okay but utopian fiction is the exact opposite and it is something of a perfect world that we want to be in from the merriam webster dictionary we find this definition proposing or advocating ideal social and political schemes and one who believes in the perfection of human society. Well utopias work in two ways walking away from the extreme happiness of a utopia to perhaps find something better. Whatever that is or to walk away from an apocalyptic dystopia in life for the happiness and hope of a utopian life that is better but what is the utopian life. I am careful to note that. It is known that karl marx and frederick engels have studied a utopian way of life to some extent in the form of communism but first let's begin by finding out about what a utopia really is. Well you really is. Happiness and hope perhaps built on someone else's misery or knowing happiness by seeing or imagining the opposite. Well that sounds okay right. A lot of utopian concepts include simplifying. Human life sounds okay to being more in touch with religion or nature. Yep that sounds okay. Social improvement again sounds okay a visionary dreamlike ideal of political and social systems. That sounds okay to well. Utopia is often defined as a place of ideal perfection especially in law's government and social conditions a utopia described as an imaginary remote place. That's right and perhaps it has an impossible ideal of being visionary from the website classical wisdom dot com. I find this ever since there were people and places there has been desire for other different people and ideal perfect places. And what is this website talking about. They're talking about utopia such an important word and it means so much and our society today a word that has its origins and ancient greece which has a translation meeting of no place. Everything is a place but not utopia. Utopia is an imagined place of perfection. Don't forget that it's something that we strive for. Dust being there is no place such as this while writer sir thomas more was a philosophical genius and knew that he must be open to the idea of there being a better place or at least proving that there is no utopia no good place. In other words you see the word. Utopia is greek and was developed and fifteen sixteen. So when coming up with this concept of no place sir. Thomas more was having fun and poking a little fun and playing where the definition of a good place or no place meaning. No place is really perfect. The earliest generic use of utopia was for an imaginary and indefinitely. Remote place like an island kind of the current use of utopia referring to an ideal place or society was inspired by tyler. Moore's description the dreaming of a better world is almost as old as the world itself. We all have that dream even today as humans. We always desire better. Don't we i know i do. Let's look at what some of these concepts of utopia really are well and utopia. There is nothing private anywhere. The doors and the people's houses are open to anyone who wants to enter them the utopians either meals and public and where they all eat is in common place. It is a capital offense to engage in private discussions about public affairs and the business of politics can only be done and public

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Merriam-Webster's top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 6 months ago

Merriam-Webster's top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

"Merriam Webster has announced its annual word of the year you probably won't have to think hard to guess what it is it has its roots in Latin and Greek a combination of the words pan for all and demos for people or population the editor at large for Merriam Webster says the choice of pandemic probably is not going to be a big shock it wins hands down because not only is it a technical term for a widespread outbreak of disease but it's become a mainstream word in twenty twenty pandemic first began trending online in January and February as word of the disease and in some cases began occurring in the United States it really took off in March after the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus as a pandemic the dictionary says searches for pandemic that day alone were one hundred and fifteen thousand eight hundred and six percent higher than those for the same date a year ago I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Born This Way Is Old Science

The BreakPoint Podcast

04:33 min | 7 months ago

Born This Way Is Old Science

"The confirmation hearings for Judge Amy, CONYBEARE IT Senator Maisy. Hirano of Hawaii expressed outrage and shock that the nominee would use the term sexual preference instead of sexual orientation sexual preference announced senator. TORONTO. Is An offensive and outdated term used by anti lgbtq activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not after the Exchange Merriam Webster which apparently like most Americans had not gotten that Nemo with these new linguistic absolutes quickly changed the definition of sexual preference in its online dictionary. To, indicate that this wording is now offensive who knew we'll beyond the orwellianism of the literally changing the dictionary to support a political climb. It seems that Senator Hirano is the one who's actually behind the Times on this whole sexual orientation versus Sexual Preference Issue According to Dr Glenn Stanton, and then outstanding new article at public discourse. Judge Barrett's terminology is actually more in line with the latest thinking of leading gender scholars for example, Professor Sorry Van Anders at candidates Queens University has stated that. Quote sexual orientation as a term is increasingly seen as regressive because it belongs to the bio centralist project translating to English. What she saying is that the word orientation suggests that sexuality is hard wired and according to Professor Anders that's just not the consensus anymore among her peers though the whole born this way claim was once a very useful slogan to advance gay rights it no longer serves the goals of the LGBTQ. Movement years ago for instance, two scholars at Ucla question the concept of. Sexual. Orientation especially for women to instead that women's sexuality and Orientation Fluid Changeable over time and variable across social context other social scientists that Glenn Stanton quotes in his public discourse Article Call For a paradigm shift in how female sexuality is studied and described, and there've been plenty of surveys indicate that most self identified lesbians will have relationships with men. At some point. There's also a more obvious problem with the idea of a fixed orientation that's found in the very initials of the acronym especially the. Be The queue of lgbtq as political commentator Douglas Murray who identifies as gay by the way rights bisexuals continued to be viewed as some kind of betrayal from within the gay community gay men tend to believe that men who claim to be by are in fact, gays in some form of denial yet according to a pew research report from last summer bisexuals account for almost half of all LGBTQ adult in the US in fact, the authors of a new book published by Harvard University Press. Think. That male bisexuals are those who call themselves mostly straight vastly outnumber exclusively gay men. Thus they conclude the old system of gay straight or BI has as stanton puts, it outgrown its usefulness and even bigger challenge in the B. to the born. This way dogma is the T- gay rights and gay marriage were sold to us. The premise that homosexuality is hard wired maybe even genetic like race but anyone claiming transgender as an identity does. So in spite of physical and genetic realities not because. Of them and the CUE which usually stands for questioning well, that continues to evolve in both meaning and practice to include more and more sexual preferences as an identity. Well, one wonders whether Senator Horon would feel compelled to lecture the various social scientists that Glenn Stanton sites. In this article my suspicion is she wouldn't in fact, my suspicion is that Senate Arana was fed this talking point by an aide who's checking twitter and saw it as an opportunity to tar and feather judge Barrett as. A big what's ultimately revealed by her political posturing awoke language policing however is crucially important for all of us to now that phrases such a sexual orientation or sexual preference or whatever. The latest nomenclature are terms made up not to describe reality but to advance the idea that has revolutionized. So much of our culture on politics that sexual attraction and urge define and determine who we are. That's the idea we can never embrace even if we're facing outrage from a senator

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Knock on Wood

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

03:24 min | 9 months ago

Knock on Wood

"Today superstitions, Merriam Webster. Dictionary defines superstition as a belief or practice resulting from ignorance fear of the unknown trust in matchy or a false conception of causation. That said many people from around the world have a belief that a particular action or event will bring on bad luck and in some cases, even death the superstition about walking or not walking under a ladder has its early roots in religion. Many Christians believe in the Holy Trinity the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost in early times. This belief made the number three sacred along with its triangle. A ladder leading up against a wall forms the shape of a triangle and walking through it would be seen as breaking the trinity, a crime scene as. Blasphemous and one that most certainly would bring that luck breaking a mirror and receiving seven years bad. Luck can be traced back to the Greeks that it was unluckier even fatal to see once own reflection in. Freudian. Psychiatry and psychoanalysis. The term narcissism denotes an excessive degree of self esteem or involvement a condition that is usually a form of emotional immaturity. Why the seven years about luck out remains of mystery and Kenya seen an owl is considered to be a bad omen. It could indicate an upcoming funeral trouble with work or more or less anything unfortunate. It is also thought that shooting the OWL or shoeing it, killing it it away after seeing it or throwing salt in the fire will help to counteract the upcoming misery in putting this story together hundreds of superstitions were discovered and defined, but very few origins were explained yet. It seemed that many superstitions have some kind of religious foundation. For example, it was once believed that the devil follows behind your left shoulder and it's just waiting for an invitation to do. Something evil on your behalf is also believed that spilling salt costitution an invitation to the devil and the throwing salt over your left shoulder will blind him some superstitions come from war three on a match. It was said that the first to light the match captures the attention of the enemy. The same matches used to light a second cigarette takes aim and when the third soldier leaks into light up the enemy fires killing the third man on the match how. About the old saying step on a crack and break your mother's back. I found this rhythm from Arthur stringers lonely o'malley published in Nineteen Zero five step on a crack you'll break your mother's back step on a line. You'll break your father spine step in a ditch mother's knows will itch step in the dirt you'll terrier father's shirt. How about knocking on wood the origins of knock on wood may never be known for certain but has given rise to several. Local variations Turkish people often pull on one ear lobe knock on wood twice to ward off a jinx Italians. Meanwhile say the phrase touch iron when trying to avoid tempting fate finally from youth in the nineteen fifties. If you said something the same time as a friend and if you touched him I in said Jinx, you owe me a coke he indeed would oak you coca-cola if you know

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

Pat Gray Unleashed

07:16 min | 11 months ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

"Dot Com I hope you get a chuckle out of it like do your show and remember the phrase that pays that is fun. I will take a picture then. Thank you so much again stupor. Very, COOL So Ken. Thank you. That's really. So He Three D., printed dad. That is is not something that is really cool as a thank you so much for that. That'll be a part of the fun forever. All right we got some tweets. Corey Pot tweets I'm pretty well okay with the changing the Pinocchio scale to the FAO Cheese scale. Get off my lawn tweets. The governors are convinced that masks are the answer irregardless of the data. please. Immediately to use new word. I'm thinking about walking onto using that word Lone Wolf. If being frequently used is all it takes to be added to the dictionary. Brace yourself for supposedly. Trying to kill this is. True supposedly. Man. There to something else to that. die. Is always misused and by prominent people. You hear on TV all the time. It'll come to me eventually, but not in time. But halfway through Glen Shawl thick. Was Nuclear. Is it well? That's I mean. I I know what it is. What it is hanging. It's gotta be because mine is especially watching sports. He's anxious to get back in there. No, he's eager to get back in there. He's not nervous man. He's been doing it. All live baiting millions of dollars. Yeah, that's not it, but that's another. What was it wrong? Literally. Literally Yeah Literally Yeah. misused. But I'm talking mispronounced this. Pronounce something. Yeah, it's it's EXP. X Specially Oh. Especially Act. Stop. That's specially. Expecially how old are you? Do, you also eat the SKETTI. What is it I plus getting? Bus busking. I can't take it especially. At night. No it's s specially. It's not act specially. I hear that all the time. In fact, they might change the word. Maybe they'll change the word in no, no Nanette. Merriam Webster's dictionary juice to fall. jeffries eighteenth spoons tweets I can't figure out why soccer scores are so low. The goal is nearly the size of Jeffey. That's a good boy, and then this morning I'm using my Jeffey size mug as you can see. Wow, because I need so much coffee. A little sleep go. So. Actually what it is is a great. What happened mind BRASSICA Mug? It sits in here every day. Go Wash it out and I bring it back here and hanging on the edge of the desk and now it's gone, so I had to get to my. Joke Mug. Actually worked out 'cause I need a lot of copy this morning. Jeffey size! Oh Hey. There things Martin. Okay, that's all right. I guess I left it in there yesterday. I guess you did Martin. Scott and he's drinking out of it to. Germs through Kenyon Yummy can keep that now i. don't need it anymore. All right, let's go to Dave in Arkansas Dave Hi. You're on the blaze. Hey. He has all right I really don't care. Pronouns are Lord Master, toxic male per sheet. That thing told virus thing. Just common sense has gone on, and you got teachers trying to tell us that to to not for no wonder, they can't understand the data. Is Me Crazy I'm. Essential worker I've been out here the whole time up until just recently, no one I've known has even had it. and do know somebody now with Arkansas. Actually my doctor died three weeks ago. Really Seventy Five, okay, yeah, he was I. Mean that doesn't make it okay. Yeah, that's. Yeah yeah he was in that. You know the target range. For this virus, but and and He'd been seeing people the whole time. Wow. Did he get it from one of his patients, they think. Yeah. On Monday and he was gone Saturday. Survive. It happened that fast. Wow what I understand. Yeah, WOW! All right well, appreciate the call Dave. It's interesting because when you're talking about. People Sixty and under I. Think it's sixty five and under the death rate is point zero four percent. Point, zero four percents, four one hundreds of one percent of those of dying of those who get it. Yes of those who get it die. So yeah, not point zero four percent of the population that would be a lot of people actually. So I mean the vast majority, the vast majority almost everybody who gets it. WHO's under sixty five? You know maybe struggle a little bit with. Maybe it's miserable for some time, but you don't. You don't die from this. And the point from many people lately is. A, don't we? Don't. We just deal with this with the flu with a common cold. If you'RE NOT GONNA die from it, let's just live life. And protect those who might die from it, but it's the demo away from it. It's the election year flu, and there's a Republican in the White House, running for reelection, and so this would be vastly different, if Obama was in office absoluteness. When this. Because we've, we've lived. This would like the swine flu and stuff like that. We've already done this and plus I. Wonder Beach one in five. What was that? Yeah, one of those in two thousand ten Sixty. How many thousands of people was at sixty, thousand died sixty million got it. and. Don't remember if fifty or sixty thousand died from it. I've seen various numbers on that plus I'm pretty sure that back in January and February of this year pretty much. Everyone in this building had the corona virus, and we just didn't know it in January and February sure remember we. We're all sitting here I. DO remember that. It was the it was the airflow in here which I mean. But. Yeah and everybody was sick just like a flu season. Everybody in a building gets sick, and it runs its course and let you don't shut things down you, don't you? Don't cancel the Ivy League Fall Season of sports. It's amazing. Oh, not only did not only did the Ivy League shutdown. Even worse I think to me is. Stanford just cancelled eleven..

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

Pat Gray Unleashed

02:09 min | 11 months ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

"Had. Estimated Prophet sends us this tweet. The Miami Orlando Ls game was preceded by the players kneeling with fist in the air for eight minutes and forty six seconds. It was just as exciting as the actual game. I'll bet eight minutes and forty six seconds I hope. Agonizing the TV networks had a heads up, so they could sell an extra nine minutes of spots before the game. I mean. Got It and by the way final score looked this up now. Well, they They had to go into. Time. Whatever that is, and it's like overtime we're. There's one person in the entire universe knows how much time's left no room for fraud, their soccer like it. They just put the time up. Why can't they share that rest of US right? Yeah, but the. Technology and Sport in the world's ridiculous dude, one by the way to to one Orlando takes the wind boy. What a! High scoring affair. FOR SOCCER! It actually is three goals. They were out of their mind. Will they needed stoppage-time? And by the way it's not stoppage-time. It's overtime okay to dump sport is. So, we all know it. Everybody knows it waste of a good pitch. let me tell you about. I Target Pro Twenty twentieth certainly reminded us about the importance of self reliance has a not We've seen Calvin civil unrest. Bring out the worst in some people in the fact is. The. Police can't be everywhere all at once they can't. That's why it's so important to be properly trained. If you're a gun owner, I target pro is one of the best ways to dry fire train with your gun at home, using their proprietary abnd laser bullet. What's great about it is you don't have to count on the gun range. You can do this at home. You can you fire it with their laser bullet, which makes it completely safe to fire with your kids around. Let your kids fire the gun. Let them be become proficient as well. It's really convenient. It's safe. It's GONNA save you a ton of money on ammunition, plus you don't need to wear a mask to do it in the comfort and privacy of your own home..

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Woman prompts Merriam-Webster to redefine 'racism'

Charlie Parker

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Woman prompts Merriam-Webster to redefine 'racism'

"A. R. a Missouri woman once Merriam Webster to change its definition for racism twenty two year old Kennedy mentions that she didn't think the current definition of racism was adequate because people are using it to prove they're not racist Mitchum says the old definition reflected prejudice but it should also address systemic racism Merriam Webster editor Alex chambers says a new definition is currently in

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Merriam-Webster to redefine "racism" after woman's plea

Joel Riley

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Merriam-Webster to redefine "racism" after woman's plea

"A St Louis area woman helping to change the way Merriam Webster's dictionary defines the word racism Kennedy Mitchum decided to email the publisher of Merriam Webster's dictionary because she said the definition of racism was too simple and too surface level she said racism should include the systematic oppression of people Merriam Webster responded and now a revision to the entry for racism is being

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Beware the Word 'Actually' - Thoughts from Kevin

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

03:23 min | 1 year ago

Beware the Word 'Actually' - Thoughts from Kevin

"Welcome to remarkable TV. Today we're talking about a word. The word his actually are you ready. Let's get started language matters. Words are powerful. We use the right words in the right situation. They can have a huge impact on our ability to be ineffective communicator. The word that I'm talking about today actually can can actually be a problem. Even though in many ways it can be used just fine. It can caused us some major trouble. Let's start by looking at the two definitions according to Merriam Webster. Here's the first definition actually enact or in fact really trying to find out what actually happened won't actually arrive for an hour. Nothing wrong with that definition we all use the word that way no problem no the real reason for a remarkable TV episode except for definition number two. Actually in point of fact used to suggest something. Unexpected I was surprised to learn that she could actually speak German well. There's nothing wrong with that either. Really right like maybe. You were surprised that that person could actually speak. German to question is actually need to be in there because well. Let's let's think about it this way if you're playing poker and you're good poker player. You're watching other players for their tell and poker. They call the tell the thing that gives you a clue what they have in their hand or what they're thinking. You're looking for the tel.. Well I would say to you that they were actually in the second. Definition is ital- right. They tell it tells us what the speakers. Here's actually thinking you other examples. I think they may actually finish on time. They may actually succeed. That suggestion actually actually came from Lois. Okay look at all three of those things. What's it say it say? I'm surprised that lowest actually had a suggestion. I'm surprised that that person might actually succeed. Here's the subtext. For using actually in this way it says that we have low expectations or a lack of belief in the person. That person actually had an idea that that person actually can speak German. I had no idea now it may not mean we may not think about it that way but if you've ever been in a room when someone and said that about someone who was in the room you know that they took it as an insult even if the

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"merriam webster" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

06:03 min | 1 year ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Me apparently Merriam Webster dictionary it's decided that there is a word of the year and I was I would have thought listening to the young whipper snapper who follows us spend Shapiro from three to six a hipster millennial sees consul using this term woke on won't come won't come will come like gala show that but that's not the term I know what is it the term is the singular day T. H. E. Y. it refers to one person whose gender identity is non binary they added that in September now the whole this day that I'm not I didn't do well in English in school as you can imagine but day tool more people right now we're not even a day day that's what I always thought the United usually at your that that that but you could be there too what does this make any so if you're transgender it certainly does let's try and even if you're buying or if you don't if you don't identify that person a male or female they don't identify as a male or female you would say they so in other words Sam Smith the singer aka I think earlier this year he said well they said that they now use the gender non conforming pronouns so do you understand what I'm saying no Sam Smith said that day use the gender non conforming pronouns that one out of all the heat they use their cell but out of all the words particularly when universally it's understood that they means to a more people why would you call what that word to suddenly indicate your transgender why didn't you just come up with a different word that's a good question Curtis very good judges soul accepting old that's what they want to be called day I'm just going to call them they instead of asking them they means this I mean that that is a very good question how going there wasn't a a made up term or made up phrase for day well I guess because they look at themselves as a multi faceted gender right because male female means to win day so they yeah I mean I I guess that's what it is if there is somebody who is just what it cost fifty thousand dollars a year then what you for if you watch the show billions then there's a character in what you say five thousand a year and that's no frills and they teach you this day doesn't mean tool more people it now means trans gender I'm impressed Brian of all people knew this and understood it better this Julie than myself wild card is not a surprise but Juliet notice of this and I'm of the time yeah okay yeah you're you're hip hop over to help because does this mean I'm says and not binary see that I can help you with that X. Juliet okay since gender is a person who's it's us people whose gender identity corresponds with their there's their birth sack because you know those using that term a machete Alexandria because you'll Cortez allow crazy she goes I'm cisgender I'm she's generous with that was that why does she have to okay well anyway it was winery DeGette pound up what is it me it's binary and it is I'm looking up that the actual different it's on the well it's also known as gender binary is I'm buying a resume or gender is and it's the classification of gender into two distinct opposite and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine whether by social system or cultural beliefs and this is what parents kill themselves for this man fifty five thousand dollars a year to get the kids in education can use these kind of terms that make no sense you know people though you have to go to college to use this kind of term before using doctorates they've adopted the term day yeah I'm not as you think the home needs in the home girls reaching so what are you reading honestly I think a lot of millennials and younger understand these terms I think they are starting to get familiar with them now what it's like pig Latin your own language you know when you're in prison or you're in jail brothers before they would give me a beat down the talking pig Latin and didn't figure I knew what the hell it was stalking it is K. whatever but the point being is you can figure it out is to have your own language but like if you're if you identify with a female I give you a den fight with the mail I get if you haven't made up your mind yet come up with a new word well they did come up with your pen sexuality or on the sexuality which is the sexual romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or their gender identity it's almost like I have to have a cue card you probably come do a little research we wanted about gender queer no he he it's.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

SuperTalk WTN 99.7

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

"So have you heard the word of the yearlings Michelin according to Merriam Webster they have selected bay as their word of the year the non binary pronouns a they say the thing search for they on Merriam Webster's website three hundred thirteen percent higher this year than in twenty eighteen British pop star Sam Smith came out as non binary in March and in September confirmed on Instagram that they're prone once where they and then I get there but who the hell has to go to the dictionary look up the word day what what they mean bay is stupid they use they use the navy we've been saving the cell for years yeah days gone crazy so I mean I don't yeah a number of other high profile non binary figures were also in the news this year non binary figures non binary mas a model Oslo grace shot to prominence this year well I mean she can say shes non binary but it's obviously a check I can tell and spoke to fashion magazines Volgan dazed and confused what about their their gender identity in the fashion world another non binary model are you sure tan Jones was also in the news in September for staging a silent protest while walking the Gucci show in September non binary artist of gain prominence in the U. K. to now this is a glam well or glam room G. L. A. M. R. O. U. it's a do dressed up like a woman sang I went through this at a producer in Philadelphia was black and we were talking about this one time moved to I said you know what time of the of black accent of the black dialect and your he didn't have a microphone they wouldn't give the produces a microphone she was in my here is that what you're talking about I said what do you mean what I'm just like what you said is that what they know black die like I said yes there is I said rack of the phone calls I'm gonna tell these people whether they're black or white first one a yes fill up your black thank the next one yes fill out a are a guy talks like this from south Philly I said yeah you're white Hey guys is on yeah man doesn't you're black you're white guy trying to sound black it would I said I mean you're come on folks same thing with chicks and dudes I'm pretty much tell who's so now there's some who put on enough make up and they will fool you but for the most part she's a man you can tell there's no vein there's you and me and that's it they know very good grief it's just it's unbelievable that's what the that's what they want to believe all and before we get away this this hour and we got a whole nother hour the series stuff but this guy the man who ain't the one hundred twenty thousand dollar banana art installation says he isn't sorry and he did it to create art now what this is believe it or not was a banana there was duct taped to a wall I'm serious just a banana duct taped to a wall it sold for a hundred and twenty thousand dollars but not everybody understood the artistic inspiration behind the beast but David that the the tuna an installation and performance artist from Georgia he walked into the art show were some I just paid a hundred twenty thousand dollars for peeled it off the wall in eighty and they were furious he.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on 600 WREC

"By users at Merriam Webster dot com and today was looked up three hundred and thirteen percent more in twenty nineteen but it had been looked up in twenty eighteen and it also had a number of significant spikes in look out over the course of the year every time the people go to the Merriam Webster site to look up new words and often coincides with news items something going viral maybe a story you know and has a word in there that people really don't recognize so they need to know what the meaning of it is there a is such a simple word that we've used for so long now give us the context behind this word and why it made the list they have one of the most common words English language if the pronoun that we use all the time most of the time we use it to refer to more than one person or more than one thing I saw them there the books they are on the table but in recent years day has expanded in its use and we recently in September actually entered a new sense of the word say with the meeting used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is non binary numbers like that we measured that made us determine that this would be our word of the year we only look to the spikes before that September announcement because that created buzz in and of itself and it's clear from our data that people are turning to the dictionary to in all likelihood really look at this particular use of today whether they're hearing it and they want to know if it's fully established or not or they are wondering exactly how to use it the pronoun day typically refers to more than one person or things that is used for its use to refer to one person it can be counter intuitive to people you guys have a bunch of other top words from the year let's run through some of those because some of them are pretty fine and obviously a lot of them have to do with political items as we mentioned that when something happens in the news in a word is awkward or we don't know what it is people go look it up quid pro quo a lot of people the news media we're having a hard time saying that you know can you say that ten times fast would probably be pretty tough but also people don't really know what that means is not a very commonly used term technical legal term and it means something given or received for something else but it's almost always used in legal context now another political one is impeach that was a sign of a one hundred and twenty nine percent increase in look ups that's right and again in the news probably today I actually didn't check to see if there were spikes but I would suspect there where and that word means to charged with a crime or misdemeanor specifically to charge of public officials before a competent tribunal with misconduct in office so that would increase to a hundred and twenty nine percent over last year and it had a number of significant like you're listening to the daily diet the condition I'm Oscar Romero so we'll be right back.

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Merriam-Webster’s 2019 word of the year is "they"

AP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Merriam-Webster’s 2019 word of the year is "they"

"Merriam Webster has unveiled its twenty nineteen word of the year the pronoun day AP correspondent Ben Thomas reports it's a common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word the language mavens at Merriam Webster declared they the word of the year based on a more than three hundred percent increase in the number of times it's been looked up on the company's website despite conveys searches started in January with the rights of model Oslo grace the northern Californian identifies as trans gender non binary walking fashion runways around the world in both men's and women's shows Merriam Webster recently added a new definition reflecting the use of day as relating to a person whose gender identity is non binary I'm Ben

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Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

"Very Webster recently added a new definition for very reflecting its use as relating to a person whose gender identity is non binary runners up include quid pro quo impeach and crawdad it's in the title of Delia Evans bestselling novel where the crawdad saying the top ten also includes egregious clemency and in something of a shocker lock there was a spike in the number of people looking up the definite article after the Ohio state university's failed attempt to patent the word I'm Ben Thomas

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Merriam-Webster’s 2019 word of the year is "they"

WBZ Morning News

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Merriam-Webster’s 2019 word of the year is "they"

"Webster is out with its word of the year the word is there a as in a person whose gender identity is non binary Merriam Webster to clear the personal pronoun the word of the year based on a three hundred thirteen percent increase in look ups on the company's search site this year when compared with last one of them came in September when singer Sam Smith wrote on social media that their preferred pronouns were they and then after a quote a lifetime of being at war with my gender runners up quid pro quo and

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"merriam webster" Discussed on AP News

AP News

09:44 min | 1 year ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on AP News

"It's a common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word the language mavens at Merriam Webster declared they the word of the year based on a more than 300 percent increase in the number of times it's been looked up on the company's website despite conveys searches started in January with the rights of model Oslo grace the northern Californian identifies as trans gender non binary walking fashion runways around the world in both men's and women's shows Merriam Webster recently added a new definition reflecting the use of day as relating to a person whose gender identity is non binary I'm Ben Thomas

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Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

"It's a common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word the language mavens at Merriam Webster declared they the word of the year based on a more than three hundred percent increase in the number of times it's been looked up on the company's website despite conveys searches started in January with the rights of model Oslo grace the northern Californian identifies as trans gender non binary walking fashion runways around the world in both men's and women's shows Merriam Webster recently added a new definition reflecting the use of day as relating to a person whose gender identity is non binary I'm Ben Thomas

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"merriam webster" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

06:06 min | 1 year ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Racism from the Merriam Webster dictionary club believe that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities in that racial differences produced an inherent superiority of a particular race based on that definition do you not think what the president has been saying woman here I just read the definition of racism and it totally doesn't apply but why don't you get it you idiots I added up to me that clip is the personification of the last forty eight hours of the way you and I watch things and the way the media sees things that right there that exchange she doesn't even hear the words that came out of her mouth in defining racism by the very nature of the discussion and the definition and that tweet they don't match it's so stupid triple eight six thirty nine six two five the number to get in here on the Chris Plante show bill Carter you know yesterday if you listen to Chris Plante show ended the show with a little tribute to norm McDonald's at Apollo eleven riff in a stand up from twenty seventeen I highly recommend you go watch it the entire thing is still stand up specials great and I love norm macdonald anyway he does a little riff on the Apollo eleven astronauts and it's just it's so funny then it's coincidental that I brought up norm yesterday and that particular bit of comedy because he got involved on Twitter with a little back and forth he doesn't norm macdonald is not an overtly political guy by any means back to kind of pretends like his whole shtick is I'm a dumb guy and I don't know much in fact I think he's brilliant I think you may be a certified genius actually extremely well read extremely up on things clearly pays close attention to what's going on in the world around them but he stick is that he doesn't bill Carter of The New York Times and he's season here times bestseller his most famous work I think is the late shift he wrote a book about the late night wars back in the eighties early nineties between letterman and Leno and Carson the late shift book is kind of his claim to fame well anyway bill Carter tweets did that yesterday the analysis of racist trump tweets includes suggestions that he was trying a political maneuver to further Rev up his base at what point do people beginning knowledge and that the really appalling part of this is the Republican base is full of hate filled people who are truly bad citizens well there you go and and that in summary is exactly what we're talking about that's Hillary Clinton's deplorable sets Randi Kaye shouting at these women in Texas let me read for you the definition of racism now you idiots isn't preparations now that you understand that I've read it for you and all the anchors and all the people that have just inserted this word racism as a given it's just it's just a given trumps a racist you voted for racist now you know he's a racist so would you like to be a racist too I'm a pepper your pepper if they just thrown around like you're supposed to get it because they get it we all get it everybody except some stance trumps racist and here's bill Carter this is the personification of a guy in the media who believes you are a bigot if you stand by this guy the Republican base is full of hate filled people who are bad citizens this is the portables on steroids for Mrs Clinton this is what they think they're saying it aloud they're not hiding it they're not mincing words they then they're not changing hearts and minds anymore they've just they've just become contented with I don't agree with you your a bad citizen and hateful well norm macdonald weighs in on Twitter to say to bill that's so incisive build but you'd better stay in your lane and write about how Buffy the vampire slayer was an underrated GM you know your ridiculous job so that's the extent of norm macdonald political push back but norm is smart enough to understand that even I don't know that he's a trump guy I don't know that he's a Republican or conservative at all what I do know about him is he wrote for the Roseanne show in the beginning and he's tied with rose and then and I suspect he's preteen based on interviews I've heard he's one of those from a different era of comedy where he watches what's going on in this PC culture and he watches what's going on inside comedy where the walk left is trying to stay in the the well comedy and a lot of entertainers trying trying to stay in the good graces of of walk progressives and norm doesn't like it and he doesn't like what was done to his friend Roseanne and he he doesn't like the way this guy bill Carter is completely marginalizing and branding an entire voter block if you vote Republican you must be inherently racist he doesn't like that so he's taking up for what he knows his audience his audience is I mean look me I just told you I love the guy I don't know him but he knows how much people like me like him he knows Republicans buy tickets to his comedy shows too he knows Republicans watching on YouTube and Netflix it's not it's insidious and even guys like norm macdonald of don't weigh in on this stuff felt like well I'm going to have to I'm gonna have to take up for these people because this is just really gross and it is again that's bill Carter at CNN when are we going to acknowledge the really appalling part of all this is the Republican base is full of hate filled people who are truly bad citizens Danny's in Leesburg Virginia to get a start at this hour on the Chris Plante show I'm Chris stick all information to plant today Danny thanks for your call hi morning Chris okay I sure can take.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

"Merriam webster's word of the day for july ninth today's word is flare spelled f l h i r flares and now that means eight skill or instinctive ability to appreciate or make good use of something it's a synonym of the word talent it also means inclination or tendency flare can also mean more broadly uniquely attractive quality style here's the word used in a sentence from business world chef rohan is proficient in handling specialty restaurants and has a flare for calling every art trends in the fourteenth century if someone told you that you had flare you might very well take offense this is because in middle english flare spelled than f l h y r e meant an odor the word is derived from old french verb flashy meaning to give off an older which in turn came from the late latin flag robbery itself and alteration of fred grau ray english words fragrance and fragrance also derive from frank robbery older sense it's of flare fell out of use but in the nineteenth century english speakers once again borrowed flare from the french this time influenced by the modern french use of the word for the sense of smell to indicate discriminating sense or instinctive

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

"Merriam webster's word of the day for july fourth today's word is jaren dull spelled g i r s a n d o l e jaren toll is now at means eight radiating end showy composition such as a cluster of sky rockets fired together it could also mean an ornamental branched candlestick or eight pendant earring usually with three ornaments hanging hanging from a central piece here's the word used in a sentence from vote by plum sykes the magnificent hall hints at extravagance within the walls are lined depleted pistachio silk glimmering glimmering crystal german dole's stand century beside the fireplace v earliest uses of the word jaren dolan english in the seventeenth century referred to a kind of firework or to something such as a fountain with irradiating pattern darn like that of a firework such a pattern is reflected in the words etymology german dole can be traced back by way of french and italian to the latin word guy reuss meaning giant g y r e or eight circular circular or spiral motion or form by the eighteenth century jaren bill is being used for a branch to candlestick perhaps due to its resemblance to the firework the words used for a kind of earring was lit during the nineteenth century

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

03:38 min | 2 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"From merriam Webster's dictionary, my second favorite book of all time. Laze e. LA's Z, Y adjective, verse or disinclined to actively exertion indolent, causing idleness, or in the let's. Before I go any further. Let me preference the following commentary. By the statement I understand. I get it. Sometimes. Sometimes we have. Bring it up again because I'm proud I used Amazon yesterday for the very first time by myself, I'm having something delivered damn near immediately. Kinda lazy. Got my car could've drove to a specific locale and accomplish the same thing, cheaper and faster. But I didn't. Because I was lazy. You have the AT thing where you can call them up. Curbside somebody of shot for you and you just drive update GB, and then they'll put it in your car for you. And again, I get it sometimes I know a lot of your, there's not enough hours in the day, you got children. You got work places to go things to do so. In the time it takes. You don't have to like write the list out and texted, pay-tv or Senate. Don't something dude online. Yeah. Yeah. Well, couldn't you just go and get it yourself? You might meet some hot, chick while you're there in the produce section. Yes. Usually where it happens. Eric Straton, damn fine to meet you. Well, we've got another step further. Skip the supermarket shopping after dropped off at your house. You got to put it away, right? Not anymore. Walmart offering a new service, not only will they bring the grow to your house. They'll put them in the refrigerator. Provided it something that goes in the refrigerator. They can do they can put the rest of the stuff in the pantry stuff that goes into pantry. Breadbox. Part of the room, you know what you want to impress me, come over to my house and clean out my refrigerator. Clean the refrigerator when my wife's not around. Because it doesn't matter. You know, I start compartmentalizing. Moving things around though and stuff. Now if I do it when she's gone. She never knows doesn't know what I've thrown away doesn't know what I've mixed together. I'll take two jars a different brand men as and mix them together. I won't mix miracle whip I won't make salad dressing. When manage can't do that. That impressed me come clean out my refrigerator. I don't need somebody come over to my house and winter unloading, the grows WalMart when you're unloading groceries, putting the mustard on a shelf mustard goes on the door next to the catch right on top of the salad dressings. I think those are salad dressings down there. I don't eat salad. So I don't know what I think they're salad dressings. The delivery, people will be trained and vetted WalMart workers who've been at a local store for at least a year..

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640 new words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

Best Stocks Now

00:32 sec | 2 years ago

640 new words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

"Married Webster has added. Hundreds of new words to its dictionary reflecting increase usage in popular culture. Correspondent Rita Foley rolls out. Some of the words an old one with a new meaning six hundred forty new words, including bug out bag that's bag with your essentials in it and go Cup a drink for the road. If you hear the word ominous side, you may wanna pay attention. That's a manmade disaster that could wipe out the human race. Some old words have new meanings. A snowflake is now also somebody who is

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Why Do People Plagiarize?

BrainStuff

04:24 min | 2 years ago

Why Do People Plagiarize?

"Swiping. The work words and ideas of others and passing them office their own they are plagiarists. We spoke with David Radnor, a professor of psychology at the university of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg Virginia and the president of the international center for academic integrity. He said, it's a particular problem in academia because we care so much about the process. I say this to my students all the time. I don't care that you give me a clean paper. I care that you write a paper. It's like sending someone to the gym for you it completely defeats the purpose. But let's take a step back and define play. Tourism going to the old faithful of American English definitions merriam Webster plagiarism is quote to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one's own to use another's production without crediting the source or to commit literary theft present his new original. And or product derived from an existing source for one example, we could simply have copied those definitions, which in fact, we did not changed a word Ditto and not credited marriam Webster. But then of course, we'd be flat out plagiarizing or at the very least trampling on the line between plagiarism and the safer, albeit sleazy word cribbing. But since we credited Marian Webster, it's an attribution not plagiarism. The article version of this episode even provided a link. Plagiarism is not always that cut and paste easy, though. The legal definition is as legalese often is murky this is from Cornell law schools legal Information Institute, quote, deliberately passing off somebody else's original expression, or creative ideas as one's own plagiarism can be violation of law. If copyrighted expression is taken often, however plagiarism does not violate any law. But instead simply marks the plagiarised as an unethical person in the political academic or scientific community where the plagiarism occurs. So then what about taking information from someone else? Twisting. A few words around maybe changing a name or two and passing it off as your own how much do you have to change to avoid plagiarism? How much borrowing is too much? Where do you draw the line Britain said, it's always okay to use the ideas or the words of somebody else. That's not the problem. The problem isn't knowledge ING, your sources different disciplines. In different situations have different expectations of what's yours, and what's shared lawyers for another example can use similar wording in legal briefs. Maybe even the exact wording, but that may be more generally acceptable. It is red your says shared language in their profession. But what about scientists or researchers borrowing straight from another paper that was based on a regional research or how about this example from journalism a big news site say taking chunks of a story reported and written by another site. It's a one thousand word article done by site a and site. Be uses. Eight hundred words of it verbatim. Is that? Okay. Even if site be credits site, a is that plagiarism if we can't decide on a precise definition, we could probably at least agree. It's pretty lame though. It may be that plagiarize IRS in the plagiarized aren't seeing eye to eye which brings us to another question who would do such a thing students all the time researchers sometimes according to one study close to ten percent of retracted journal articles were pulled because of plagiarism politicians sometimes, for example, former US Senator and vice president Joe, Biden famously was accused of it in speech and years after the fact admitted to plagiarism he committed as a student, though, he said it wasn't malevolent. A first ladies have Melania. Trump has been dogged by rumors of plagiarism and speeches ever since her opening night address at the Republican national convention in two thousand sixteen journalists as we've pointed out musicians to Johnny cash has been accused and poets and writers a Latin root of the. Word plagiarism was used all the way back in ancient Roman times describe poets plundering one another's works. Sometimes we should acknowledge plagiarism is accidental though a student borrowing an idea from our website while doing research paceman formation into a paper, they're working on and forgets to attribute it, obviously. It's a small problem when it's a sentence or a brief paragraph. It's a bigger problem when several paragraphs or chapters make their way into a paper. But some of course, Steele on purpose never intending to give others credit.

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Merriam-Webster picks  "justice" as its 2018 word of the year

Charlie Parker

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

Merriam-Webster picks "justice" as its 2018 word of the year

Merriam-Webster picks  "justice" as its 2018 word of the year

The South Florida Morning Show

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

Merriam-Webster picks "justice" as its 2018 word of the year

"Got going on over there. The merriam Webster word of the year is way inclusion. Oh, no. Liar. No gender. No justice. That was hop. Search. That was a letdown. Seventy four percent. Yeah. It was up by seventy four percent over twenty seventeen pointed out that many of these debates over the past year have involved Justice, social Justice, criminal Justice, economic Justice Justice department Justice league. Here's the Justice league. Right. And legion of doom and Justice Cavanaugh.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

"It's merriam Webster word of the day for October twenty eighth. Today's word is multitudinous spelled M U L T IT UD. I n o s multitudinous is an adjective that means including a multitude of individuals. It's a synonym of the word populace. It can also mean existing in a great multitude or existing in or consisting of innumerable elements or aspects. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Oregonian by Jamie hail. First and foremost are the hiking trails, which while multitudinous and beautiful are remarkably hard to navigate. The word multitudinous is one of many in English that make use of the combining form multi from the Latin tooth meaning much or many multicolor multifunction in multimillionaire, just a few of the others multitudinous is the kind of highly expressive word that you can rely upon when you want something a little more emphatic than plain old numerous among its synonyms. Are the words multiple and multiple old two more members of the multi family with your word of the day? I'm Peter Sokolow s-k-y. Visit Marian Webster dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

"Merriam Webster's word of the day for October four. Today's word is intestine spelled i. n. t. e. s. t. I n. e. intestine is an adjective that means internal specifically of or relating to the internal affairs of a state or country. Here's the word used in a sentence from the history of England by Thomas Babington MacAulay never during the whole existence of the English nation had so long period passed without intestine hostilities. Men had become accustomed to the pursuits of peaceful industry and exasperated as they were hesitated long before they drew the sword. We bet you thought the word intestine was a noun referring to a part of the digestive system. It is of course, but naming that internal body part isn't the words only function, both the noun and the adjective intestine have been part of English since the fifteenth century and both traced to the Latin adjective intestines meaning internal and ultimately to into meaning within though the adjective intestine turns up much less frequently than does its anatomical cousin. It does see occasional use, especially as a synonym for civil and domestic in contrast to foreign applied to wars and disturbances with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolow ski. Visit Mary Webster dot com. Today for definitions, wordplay and trending word, look ups.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Too bad. No seven forty sevens fly anymore. Donnie Saberi lying. I just you know, landed seven forty seven. I have some words that merriam Webster. You're so funny when you guys are going on and on about this merriam Webster. Is added some words to the dictionary which they do every year. They've added these words their official angry. That's a good one guac guacamole Rando random person in the grabbing is now fischel merriam Webster. Okay. Binge -able as. And a dorms. Oh. They're all breathed. Next year, would you guys? So there's a company that starting an all avocado restaurant in Brooklyn. Why? Well, Donnie, avocado, toast guacamole. All the hot foods have something to do with Advocaat fish tackles with avocado. Coddle avocado drinks, avocado in your lake. Put it in a smoothie. Yeah. Totally makes it silky. It. Totally does. I don't know if I would necessarily go to this restaurant, but I do like avocado. So that is yummy, yum, yum, yum, yum. Hey, I think Julia you can relate to this down just a little bit. And I think I can relate to this too. Is that everyone's leaving Facebook essentially, forty two percent of people have taken a break from free Spokane one in four have deleted the app altogether. It's off my phone. I deleted it off my phone. I'm like, Nope. Don't want it. I only keep business hours on the Facebook between nine and five and only for this job. Really? Well, here's how I use it because I never used it on may phone ever ever. Really never the. Donny sorry. They don't have the semaphore version for you. So you never had it on your tweet either. Like to go and see what my friends. Yeah. That's true. So business hours, but everyone's taken. Hours on that thing when we come back with Chris Hewitt with us. We're gonna talk movies plays people all sorts of things. All right. Well, let's just start with a little mytalk one zero seven one traffic.

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At least 19 on Emirates flight confirmed ill: New York mayor's office

WBZ Midday News

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

At least 19 on Emirates flight confirmed ill: New York mayor's office

"Have a little more of an appetite for stocks during the lunch hour, just not the internet stocks that have been leading the losses all morning. The Dow is up seventeen points to twenty five thousand nine hundred seventy NASDAQ's down eighty one points, but it has cut its lost to about one percent as some peas down nine and the Bloomberg WBZ Massachusetts index is down. Almost one percent. Investors continue to watch the tech hearings featuring Facebook and Twitter executives testifying on how they are dealing with the kind of interference. We saw from Russia during the two thousand sixteen

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

"Merriam Webster of the day for July twentieth. Support for today's podcast comes from Google play. Listen to great audiobooks. Anytime anywhere with Google play and enjoy hands-free listening using Google assistant or chrome cast find your story with audio books on Google play. And for a limited time, you get ten dollars off your first one by visiting g dot co slash play slash word. Today's word is paced. Spelled p. a. s. t. e. paste is a verb that means to strike hard at or to beat or defeat soundly. Here's the word used by Brett blumquist from the El Paso times a year ago, the miners were pasted by Texas early in the season, but had reason to leave feeling all right about itself. This one is a bit tougher to rationalize. We're not talking about adhesives here. The pace of interest today came to be as an alteration of the word. Based with a b. which means to beat severely or soundly this based is unrelated to the two distinct based Hama graphs that mean to so with long stitches and to moisten while cooking the exact origin of based is uncertain. But it probably comes from the old Norse word Bicester, meaning to bruise, thrash or flog based was first seen in the sixteenth century, but paste didn't turn up in print until the mid nineteenth century. And it only recently acquired its defeat sense based is now less popular than paste with a p. though it's relative lambasts to beat or to censure is prevalent with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolow scheme, visit Mary and Webster dot com. Today for definitions, wordplay and trending word, look ups.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

"Merriam Webster's of the day for me, fourteen. Today's word is transpire spelled T R A N S P I R E transpires verb that means to take place to go on or occur. It can also mean to become known or apparent to develop or to be revealed to come to light transpire also means to give off vapors material specifically to give off or exude watery vapor, especially from the surfaces of leaves. Transpire can also mean to pass in the form of vapor from a living body or to pass off or give passage to a fluid through pores or interest ases. Here's the word used in a sentence from Bon appetit the single best way to improve the five of a room is with candles and for that you're going to want a good looking set of candlesticks. They are the easy upgrade the little hint that something really fun is about to transpire. The word transpire came to life in the late sixteenth century and was originally used in technical contexts to describe the passage of vapor through the pores of a membrane from this technical use, developed a figurative sense to escape from secrecy or to become known. That sense was often used in ambiguous contexts and could be taken to mean to happen. For example, Emily Dickinson wrote in a letter. I longed to see you once more to tell you of many things which transpired since we parted thus the to take place sense developed around eighteen seventy usage. Critics began to attack this sense as misuse and modern critics occasionally echo that sentiment. But the sense is commonly found today in serious and polished prose without concern with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolow ski. Visit Marian Webster dot com. Today for definitions, wordplay and trending word, look ups.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

"Merriam Webster's word of the day for me, your teeth. Today's word is nascent also pronounced nasons and spelled N A S C E N T nascent is an adjective that means coming or having recently come into existence. Here's word used in a sentence from the Washington Post by Chris impact. Bazo starts by upending the world of books with his startup. Amazon using the nascent internet to challenge brick and mortar book chains like Barnes and noble. The word nascent comes from NASCAR since the present participle of the Latin verb Naski which means to be born, it's a relative newcomer to the collection of English words that derive from that Latin verb. In fact, when the word nascent was itself, a newborn in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, other Naski offspring were already respectably, mature words like nation, native and nature had been around since the thirteen hundreds in Nate and Natal since the fourteen hundreds more recently, we picked up some French descendants of Naski name spelled N E with an acute accent on the I E in the seventeen hundreds and renaissance in the eighteen hundreds. One of. Our newer Naski words is paranoia tala jersey, which was first used in the late nineteen sixties to name the specialized branch of medicine concerned with childbirth with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit MAry Webster dot com. Today for definitions, wordplay and trending word ups.

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"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"merriam webster" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

"Merriam Webster's or of the day for March nineteen. Today's word is hasher spelled H A C H U R E has sure is a verb that means to denote surfaces in relief as on map by shading with short lines drawn in the direction of slope. Here's the word in a sentence from National Geographic by Greg Miller typographic surveys were done for the first time with compasses and map makers developed new methods for depicting terrain. One method called has shirring used lines to indicate the direction and steepness of slope has shirring is an old map drawing technique that was largely replaced in later years by the use of contour lines or lines that connect points of similar elevation. The word has sure which can also be a noun referring to. One of the short lines used in has shoring comes from the. French ashamed meaning to chop off bore to hash this French word is also the source of the verbs hash, which can mean to chop foods such as meat and potatoes into small pieces among other meanings. And hatch H A T C H meaning to inlay with narrow bands of distinguishable material and to Mark something such as a drawing or engraving with fine closely spaced lines with your word of the day, I'm Peter Sokolow ski. Visit MAry Webster dot com. Today for definitions, wordplay and trending word, look ups.

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