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Bud Zysk
10-08-2006, 7:16 PM
Can someone please find this in a dictionary for me please? I'm pretty well confused since I don't speak 3rd grade redneck. :confused:

Wes Bischel
10-08-2006, 7:28 PM
Bud,
There are a few references online - here's one:
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=summarily

It does sound like slang, but I think I have heard it used in legal contexts.

Wes

Lee DeRaud
10-08-2006, 7:38 PM
What Wes said.

But I don't think it's a word you would normally encounter at the 3rd-grade level, redneck or otherwise.

Bud Zysk
10-08-2006, 7:39 PM
From the looks of the content of that link, the word "summarily" was used out of context, severals time it seems.

Looks like "similarly" would have been a more appropriate choice.

Anyone agree?

Lee DeRaud
10-08-2006, 7:47 PM
From the looks of the content of that link, the word "summarily" was used out of context, severals time it seems.

Looks like "similarly" would have been a more appropriate choice.

Anyone agree?It's certainly possible, but without having a clue which posts you're talking about, it's pretty hard to have an opinion one way or the other.

Lee DeRaud
10-08-2006, 7:57 PM
A followup: I just did a search and found a total of 11 threads where that word appeared. In one instance, it probably wasn't quite the right word, but it got the point across. Almost all of the other uses were by Ken Salisbury: in all cases he uses the word correctly...way too often IMHO, but correctly.

Doug Shepard
10-08-2006, 7:59 PM
Summarily (or is it similarly?) to Les's response - what context was it used in?

Ken Salisbury
10-08-2006, 9:06 PM
Can someone please find this in a dictionary for me please? I'm pretty well confused since I don't speak 3rd grade redneck.



"To act in a summary manner"From Websters:

2 a : done without delay or formality : quickly executed <a summary dismissal> b : of, relating to, or using a summary proceeding <a summary trial>
synonym see CONCISE (http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/concise)
- sum·mar·i·ly http://www.m-w.com/images/audio.gif (http://javascript<b></b>:popWin('/cgi-bin/audio.pl?summar05.wav=summarily')) /(")s&-'mer-&-lE/ adverb

To further educate you on the word look here: http://www.onelook.com/?loc=pub&w=summarily

It is a word I learned while studying for my MBA. I won't comment on your "redneck" slur but the same definition is in the 3rd grade redneck version of Websters :(.

Frank Chaffee
10-08-2006, 9:46 PM
“Summarily”, is a compound word that has evolved since the time and place of the cradle of civilization (oxymoron, I know). The root words are “Sumer” and “merrily”, or perhaps “Sumerian” and “merrily”, … but anyhow, something like that.

The Gilgameshians continually suggest that the “…marily” portion of the word is based on the institution of marriage and the King’s right (or rite), and accuse scribes through history of being too PC and weak-kneed to give the King his dew. While that debate may still be coming to a head, some soothsayers suggest the Gilgameshian’s efforts are in their last throes, and that they will go the way of the dinosaurs.

From my somewhat immodest research, “summarily”, refers to the birthright of each Sumerian to experience joy and happiness everyday.

How this word has come to be used in the phrase “…he was summarily executed.”. is beyond me.

Frank

Ernie Nyvall
10-09-2006, 1:14 AM
Can someone please find this in a dictionary for me please? I'm pretty well confused since I don't speak 3rd grade redneck. :confused:

Perhaps you should so you can improve you vocabulary.

Cliff Rohrabacher
10-09-2006, 10:15 AM
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=summarily
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005037120

Mark Pruitt
10-09-2006, 10:53 AM
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=summarily
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005037120

I didn't realize they speak 3rd grade redneck in the Philippines:D :D :D

Frank Chaffee
10-10-2006, 10:13 PM
“The summary execution was summarily performed.”

Does this speak clearly enough of third grade redneck problem solving abilities?

Frank

Jerry Olexa
10-10-2006, 11:40 PM
You guys have provided a good summary:) :) :D :D
You are all now sumarily dismissed!!:cool: :D

Ken Garlock
10-11-2006, 12:07 PM
“Summarily”, is a compound word that has evolved since the time and place of the cradle of civilization (oxymoron, I know). The root words are “Sumer” and “merrily”, or perhaps “Sumerian” and “merrily”, … but anyhow, something like that.

<<snip>>

How this word has come to be used in the phrase “…he was summarily executed.”. is beyond me.

Frank

Say Frank, do you give out hip boots with your definitions?:D