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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 04:41 PM

13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing the use of the word "conceding".

Sweet sweet word. The verb "concede" carries such a lovely undertone of giving up on something. It's even better just knowing that the word is being used in the press - in this context (GOP giving up on something).

It used to infuriate me when that dingdong Paula Zahn was on Pox Noise and also CNN and used that wording all the damn time - mainly when interviewing the rare opponent of bush/cheney or the Iraq War or both - and without fail she would pose some question with "...but can't you at least concede that..."

Over and over she did that. She seemed to relish saying that to any Democrat or Iraq War opponent of any stripe or sort. Just left me completely OUTRAGED!!!! The context and flavor of "concede" is deliciously applicable here. She never questioned any GOPer or bush/cheney apologist using that phrase or anything close to it.

When you Google it - you don't even have to click on any of the links to get a whiff of its fragrance!

conĚcede
kənˈsēd/Submit
verb
past tense: conceded; past participle: conceded
1.
admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it.
"I had to concede that I'd overreacted"
synonyms: admit, acknowledge, accept, allow, grant, recognize, own, confess; agree
"I had to concede that I'd overreacted"
antonyms: deny
admit (defeat) in a contest.
"he conceded defeat"
synonyms: capitulate, give in, give, surrender, yield, give up, submit, raise the white flag; More
admit defeat in (a contest).
"ready to concede the gold medal"
2.
surrender or yield (something that one possesses).
"to concede all the territory he'd won"
synonyms: surrender, yield, give up, relinquish, cede, hand over
"he conceded the Auvergne to the king"

Savor the flavor! Especially the kind of word that tends to be followed immediately by another very dear and excellent word in this particular context:
"defeat"!

DEEELISH!!!!!! (rhymes with Gefilte FISH!)

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