Skip to comments.Word For The Day: QUODLIBET
Posted on 01/24/2018 4:02:28 AM PST by Louis Foxwell
Word For The Day,
quodlibet [KWOOD lu bet]
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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.
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.
Oh gosh, I’m not going near this one.
Way out of my league!
While some people may consider a quodlibet a sign of great wisdom, a quiet word at the right time will often say much more!
I saw Peter Schickele conduct P.D.Q. Bach's "Quodlibet for Small Orchestra" at the symphony the other day.
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?
"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."
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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.
“I would also note Trumps vocabulary is not fabulous.”
That might contribute to his popularity in some quarters. Lots of Americans resent a fabulous vocabulary.
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.
“thereby hoisting the MSM upon its own petard.”
Thank you so much for using that idiom correctly.
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!!!!
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.
Yes. Music to sooth the savage beast.
Polishing the apple is not the same as eating it. You have earned your A but not the +.
Worth the click to the link. How absolutely delightful.
Agreed. There are those who prefer the words of their superiors to their own. They prefer to quotanidiot to imagining their own thoughts.
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.
It appears to be.
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