July 12th, 2019

Hawaii::Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Word of the Day 07/12/19 Ex Cathedra

Ex Cathedra (adjective, adverb)
ex cathedra [ eks kuh-thee-druh, kath-i-druh ]


adjective, adverb
1. from the seat of authority; with authority: used especially of those pronouncements of the pope that are considered infallible.

RELATED WORDS
precise, authoritative, definite, fitting, valid, proper, formal, conclusive, assertive, pragmatic, categorical, reasoned, real, positive, okay, cathedral, true, accredited, approved, authentic

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Origin: First recorded in 1810–20, ex cathedra is from the Latin word ex cathedrā literally, from the chair

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EX CATHEDRA
I am tired of your ex-cathedra statements and your self-sufficiency.'
POSSESSED|CLEVELAND MOFFETT

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Weekend Challenge: The Wisdom of Jimmy Buffett

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekend Challenge! This week, I decided to call on an old favourite, Mr Jimmy Buffett.

I have a bunch of songs on my Spotify playlist by the Head of Parrots himself, and will be happy to give you a title to play with when you check in here. Jimmy is well-known for his interesting titles, and his songs themselves feature some fascinating stories, so come on down, even if you either don't know him or aren't a fan - if the title alone doesn't inspire you, find the lyrics to the song I give you and see if anything in those inspires you more.

Any fandom (or none), any genre, any characters; it's all up to you! Just make 200+ words or a bunch of icons (say 10+), a banner or two, or a wallpaper, from your prompt/s before midnight Thursday in your own timezone, and I will add 100 words to one of my WIPs or make you a couple of icons from your choice of subject/fandom as your reward!

BTW, it's not too late to sign up to run a Weekend Challenge yourself between now and the end of the year - I'll be working on the schedule soon, but I'm not there yet - so sign up here within the next few days, and I'll include you!