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Word For The Day: QUODLIBET
Dictionary.com ^ | 1/24/18

Posted on 01/24/2018 4:02:28 AM PST by Louis Foxwell

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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".

quodlibet [KWOOD lu bet]

hear it pronounced

noun


a subtle or elaborate argument or point of debate, usually on a theological or scholastic subject.

The Latin indefinite pronoun and adjective quodlibet is the neuter singular of quīlibet (also quīlubet) “who(m)/what it pleases, who(m)/what you like, whoever, whatever.” Latin libēre, lubēre “to be dear, be pleasing” is related to English love and to Slavic (Polish) lubić “to like, enjoy." By the 14th century, medieval scholars used the noun quodlibētum “whatever (subject or topic) you like,” as in disputātiō dē quodlibētō “a debate on any topic one likes.” Quodlibet entered English in the 14th century.


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1 posted on 01/24/2018 4:02:28 AM PST by Louis Foxwell
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To: Louis Foxwell; secret garden; VRWCmember; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

During these dog days of endless debate it may be helpful to highlight those comments and rationales that pierce the veil and enlighten us. I submit Trump is the absolute master of the quodlibet. His sobriquets alone stick to their intended subjects with unerring tenacity.
I would also note Trump’s vocabulary is not fabulous. Terms such as “sad,” and “too bad,” are common expressions. He is not given to clever rhetoric, but expresses himself in simple ways. “Fake News” comes to mind. Not his term initially but very cleverly adopted by him from his enemies and turned against them thereby hoisting the MSM upon its own petard.


2 posted on 01/24/2018 4:16:32 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Oh gosh, I’m not going near this one.

Way out of my league!


3 posted on 01/24/2018 5:14:37 AM PST by T-Bone Texan
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To: Louis Foxwell

While some people may consider a quodlibet a sign of great wisdom, a quiet word at the right time will often say much more!


4 posted on 01/24/2018 5:20:03 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Louis Foxwell
It's also a musical term for a composition that is comprised of two or more different melodies - often popular tunes - in counterpoint and usually for humorous reasons.

I saw Peter Schickele conduct P.D.Q. Bach's "Quodlibet for Small Orchestra" at the symphony the other day.

5 posted on 01/24/2018 5:25:19 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Louis Foxwell

I don’t have an apple for the teacher, but I will say (in my best suck-up way)...

“You sir, are very eloquent in your description of today’s subject.”

Can I have my “A+” now?


6 posted on 01/24/2018 5:26:05 AM PST by moovova
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To: moovova
Ok...if you insist...but you've made me want to return to Rome...

"Perfectly located in the centre of Rome, equipped with all mod cons, with luminous and ample rooms furnished with taste, QuodLibet is a small and charming accommodation offering bed and breakfast service just a stone throw away from St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican. Four finely furnished rooms equipped with ample en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, safe, 32' flat screen TV, free WI-FI connection."

"From the strategic position of QuodLibet you will be able to reach easily each site of interest in Rome, both walking or using the Metro system (taking advantage of the "Ottaviano-San Pietro" stop located just one block away)."

https://www.quodlibetroma.com/

7 posted on 01/24/2018 5:38:41 AM PST by moovova
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To: Louis Foxwell; left that other site; Red Badger

But, in today’s world, if you want to get on mainstream news and be thought intelligent, you need to quoteanidiot and repeat their words every day, every hour.
If you actually want to be intelligence and be literate and knowledgeable, you MUST listen to reason and refuse to quotaliberal.


8 posted on 01/24/2018 5:43:54 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: Robert A Cook PE

I agree.


9 posted on 01/24/2018 5:51:33 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Louis Foxwell

“I would also note Trump’s vocabulary is not fabulous.”

That might contribute to his popularity in some quarters. Lots of Americans resent a fabulous vocabulary.


10 posted on 01/24/2018 6:18:53 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Mounting evidence suggest that the FBI fixed the Clinton email investigation and conspired to manufacture the fake Trump-Russian Collusion story. Quodlibet, the FBI is corrupt.


11 posted on 01/24/2018 6:27:06 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Louis Foxwell

“thereby hoisting the MSM upon its own petard.”

Thank you so much for using that idiom correctly.


12 posted on 01/24/2018 6:33:16 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

The commie Senator Kamala Harris throws out quodlibet after quodlibet in her over-lawyerly and persecutory interrogation of Trump Administration officials!

It’s all for the benefit of the “DACA” racket—a scheme to produce the next generation of Dim voters!!

The false-Christian and actually pagan Kamala Harris is a leading contender for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2020. She is VERY dangerous, and must be stopped!!!!


13 posted on 01/24/2018 6:42:53 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: left that other site

The piercing word. Precisely. This is Trump’s strength in conflict, to pierce to the heart of the matter with a simple word of phrase.


14 posted on 01/24/2018 8:48:19 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Yes. Music to sooth the savage beast.


15 posted on 01/24/2018 8:49:22 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: moovova

Polishing the apple is not the same as eating it. You have earned your A but not the +.


16 posted on 01/24/2018 8:50:25 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: moovova

Worth the click to the link. How absolutely delightful.


17 posted on 01/24/2018 8:52:44 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Robert A Cook PE

Agreed. There are those who prefer the words of their superiors to their own. They prefer to quotanidiot to imagining their own thoughts.


18 posted on 01/24/2018 8:54:52 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: T-Bone Texan

None of us believe you are not big league. Come on T-Bone. We relish your wit. Or was that it? I am sometimes the densest of the dense.


19 posted on 01/24/2018 8:57:15 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

It appears to be.


20 posted on 01/24/2018 8:58:12 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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