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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby scratch » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:08 pm

bdog wrote:Venal
: capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration : purchasable; especially : open to corrupt influence and especially bribery : mercenary <a venal legislator>
: originating in, characterized by, or associated with corrupt bribery <a venal arrangement with the police>
— ve·nal·i·ty noun
— ve·nal·ly adverb


Oh boy! A rousing game of Define Your Terms! I feel as if I'm back in the dorms! Young again!

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby pjbogart » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:23 pm

I think Sno was commenting that "tolerance for clicks" is kind of venal. Which, in a way, it is. Not sure that it rises to the level of bribery, but it's in the same ballpark. Or at least the same sport.

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Postby bdog » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:58 am

I didn't know what the word venal meant. I figured others might not either so I posted the definition.

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Galoot » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:05 am

I don't eat venal, it's cruelty to the animal.

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:41 am

bdog wrote:I didn't know what the word venal meant.

I guess that means you weren'r raised Catholic.

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Huckleby » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:52 am

venal, venial, vino. vee know, vee know

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:04 am

Huckleby wrote:venal, venial...

If you know what a venial sin is, then guessing what venal means comes easy (especially if you took Latin at a Catholic school).

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:06 am

Henry Vilas wrote:
bdog wrote:I didn't know what the word venal meant.

I guess that means you weren'r raised Catholic.


I was raised Catholic and I never recall hearing that term.

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Huckleby » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:32 am

Henry Vilas wrote: If you know what a venial sin is, then guessing what venal means comes easy (especially if you took Latin at a Catholic school).


I was looking up that word venal a couple years ago, and was surprised it is related to word vendor, the latin root being "to sell".

Not sure how that "sell" fits into venial-cardinal-mortal sorting.

edit: I spoke to the oracle, and the latin root for "venial' is totally different. It is a word meaning something like indulgence, suggesting leniency I suppose.

But back to the topic. Man, that Meade is a dick head. The worst. Boil him in oil!

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby scratch » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:49 pm

bdog wrote:I didn't know what the word venal meant. I figured others might not either so I posted the definition.


Sorry, thought you were making a different point entirely. Perhaps I embrace venality a little too enthusiastically and therefore tend to find it nearly everywhere.

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby snoqueen » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:59 pm

Not being a Catholic, I looked up venial. It's completely different from venal and the two words are derived from different roots. Here's a little explication:

http://www.bing.com/Dictionary/Search?q=define+venal

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Huckleby » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:09 pm

would you characterize Meade's sins at venial or mortal?

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:11 pm

snoqueen wrote:Not being a Catholic, I looked up venial. It's completely different from venal and the two words are derived from different roots. Here's a little explication:

http://www.bing.com/Dictionary/Search?q=define+venal

Just proves I shouldn't rely on the schoolboy Latin I took nearly 50 years ago. Mea culpa.

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby Meade » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:44 pm

Huckleby wrote:would you characterize Meade's sins at venial or mortal?

Mostly venial. But I have sympathized and I continue to sympathize with Planned Parenthood and with Gay Rights Groups. I've done those things of my own free will after sufficient reflection. And I do consider them to be serious matters. So -- mortal. And I could be headed for Hell.

I'm probably the biggest sinner I know. My wife, my daughter, my mother, all my friends and neighbors all seem to be good as gold. Especially, compared to me. (See? I'm obviously very judgemental - which is another sin.)

I've never murdered anyone. So that seems to be a step in the right direction.

I'll try to stop sinning but it isn't easy to teach an old dog to stop rolling in the mud when mud-rolling feels so darned heavenly. There - I managed not to cuss. But it wasn't easy.

I especially like to roll in warm mud as I find it very soothing for my arthritic knees and hands. I could probably be bribed if someone offered me mud that is really really warm and muddy.

That's how venal I am.

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Re: Why do you let Meade shit all over...

Postby massimo » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:09 pm

Now how about that. A post by Meade I enjoyed reading.


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