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Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - threnody
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary ^ | 05/25/2005 | The Janitor

Posted on 05/25/2005 5:16:48 AM PDT by VRWCmember

In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

threnody \THREN-uh-dee\ noun

a song of lamentation for the dead; elegy

Example sentence:
In the opera's final scene, the leading lady sings a threnody to mourn the murdered king.

Did you know?
"Threnody" encompasses all genres. There are great threnodies in prose (such as the lines from Charles Dickens' _Bleak House_ upon the death of Little Jo: "Dead, your Majesty. Dead, my lords and gentlemen. Dead..."), in poetry (as in W.H. Auden's "Funeral Blues": "The stars are not wanted now: put out every one, / Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun..."), and in music (Giovanni Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," for one). "Threnody," which we borrowed from the Greek word "threnoidia" (from "threnos," the word for "dirge"), has survived in English since the early 1600s. "Melody" and "tragedy" are related to "threnody" through the Greek root that forms their ending -- "aeidein," which means "to sing." By the same token, "comedy" is related as well.

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To: xsmommy

I understand that. However, it took quite a bit of time, even as an adult to stop being pissed off about it, and right the ship....


151 posted on 05/25/2005 10:21:36 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
KACHubby

i am such an idiot, i almost ASKED you who CHUBBY was!!! LOL!

152 posted on 05/25/2005 10:21:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

well clearly you needed the crap beat out of you and it just didn't happen.... ; )


153 posted on 05/25/2005 10:22:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well, Mike Tyson wasnt available.


154 posted on 05/25/2005 10:27:50 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: VRWCmember

With the new REVENGE OF THE SITH, we sing a threnody not only to the late, lamented wife of Darth Vader, but the whole STAR WARS series.


155 posted on 05/25/2005 10:32:25 AM PDT by MoochPooch (A righteous person worries about his or her behavior, an extremist about everyone else's.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

God bless you, Knitting. You have your hands full.


156 posted on 05/25/2005 10:40:46 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

The Army worked for our nephew. Although he married prematurely.


157 posted on 05/25/2005 10:45:11 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

Yep...most days it's better, and I like my son...then he does something like last night...and he hasn't quite come to understand reciprocal actions yet...like, if Mama is tired and crabby, maybe you should volunteer to help.

But it certainly wasn't worth bruising my hands over. I can see why my grandmother (who gave me the drama queen genetic streak, and raised four boys who often drove her crazy and broke her heart from time to time) broke dishes instead of hitting things.

I just finished doing tests for a physical yesterday. Glad it was complete before all this happened. I would have hated to take my blood pressure last night!


158 posted on 05/25/2005 10:46:22 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: VRWCmember
The recent Senate compromise that will supposedly "save the Republic" might as well be the threnody of the Legislative branch as far as expressing the will of the people is concerned.

Watching the members of the "Dirty Dozen+2" while saying nothing worthy, drone on afterwards about this "historic" occasion was a spectacle hard to stomach. Now we have old horny Ted Kennedy, Northern libs and Southern "moderates" alike, plus many other "dynamic" leaders in the Senate all essentially agreeing to trash the Constitution in the name of comity (besides, they'd normally rather be in the Lounge than engage in thorny debates on the floor anyway).

With regard to the Senate Democrats, much like their party chairman "Dr. No" they continually vilify anything conservative and eventually resort, from Boxer of CA to Clinton of NY, to herd mentality as usual by voting in lock-step against the President. Even so, their inability to get beyond rhetoric and deny thorough consideration to such qualified jurists is appalling.

As for the GOP participants of this scam on the American people, none of them can even approach (for example) being compared to Henry Hyde -- no treacherous behavior of the kind ever came from this man.  All in all, a sad day for the nation...
159 posted on 05/25/2005 10:47:34 AM PDT by mikrofon ("Powered by Anagram.com")
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To: secret garden2

It would be good for him, I think...but we will see. Back in the old days, my dad got in trouble and had a choice of joining the military or getting into more trouble. He lied about his age and went into the Navy.


160 posted on 05/25/2005 10:48:08 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: secret garden2
OK Pod Person, where is the Real SG?????

As you look through my window
Deep into my room
At the tapestries all faded
Their vague and distant glories
Concealed in the gloom
The icy fingers of forgotten passions
Softly brushing my lips
At the tips of my primitive soul

161 posted on 05/25/2005 10:48:17 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Plus sore hands eliminate knitting to reduce your stress level! I have ripped out this same afghan 3 times already. One of my circular needles unscrewed itself from the cable and dropped about 30 stitches before I even noticed it. I had to start over because this yarn is funky and impossible to un-knit more than a stitch at a time.
Do you know I am still waiting to finish that stupid toe? ;)
162 posted on 05/25/2005 10:51:37 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

But that wouldn't be nearly as fun!


163 posted on 05/25/2005 10:54:13 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: hobbes1

Listening to Crazy Train somewhere...


164 posted on 05/25/2005 10:54:18 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Yep, even if it was a brief, during lunch, shopping expedition.


165 posted on 05/25/2005 10:55:05 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: secret garden2

Toes are intimidating at first...but it's only because they convince you you have to graft them. drawstring and three needle bindoff are easy....and you never need to find a yarn needle...only maybe for the drawstring method, a crochet hook to pull the yarn through.

You can check out some of my sock pics here:

http://www.picturetrail.com/stonesneatstuff


166 posted on 05/25/2005 11:00:40 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Laura Earl

I feel almost bad enough to go to the yarn store...not that I need anything!


167 posted on 05/25/2005 11:01:30 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: secret garden2

Where is SG & what have you done with her???


168 posted on 05/25/2005 11:01:32 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: mikrofon

LOL!


169 posted on 05/25/2005 11:02:21 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Laura Earl
Where is SG & what have you done with her???
Still waiting for a reply on that
170 posted on 05/25/2005 11:03:59 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Well I bought undies, not that I needed anything, just for the heck of it! :)


171 posted on 05/25/2005 11:05:11 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: hobbes1

ya think she went ballistic on another thread and got suspended or banned??


172 posted on 05/25/2005 11:05:59 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: secret garden2

I know it's a rough day. I have a secret stash of nicorette gum that I keep for real emergencies. I wouldn't smoke a cigarette for anything...but I can chew the nicorette, get nicotine buzzed, and then get sick to my stomach (it gives me spasms that are rather painful) and remember one of the reasons why I don't use this stuff any more...and it doesn't have the same addictive effect that chipping by smoking would...

I am on my second piece today.


173 posted on 05/25/2005 11:06:35 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Laura Earl

I did that the last time Teen pushed me over the edge...


174 posted on 05/25/2005 11:07:26 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: hobbes1

See 161.


175 posted on 05/25/2005 11:23:16 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

I wrote 161....lol


176 posted on 05/25/2005 11:24:02 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: hobbes1; Miss Behave; xsmommy

Oh.

Well, "I" only read as far as that www.venussite address xsex was tryin' to link to ...

And realized it was waaaaaaaaaaaay too racy fer the innocent likes of me!


177 posted on 05/25/2005 11:24:46 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: secret garden2

What'd you do (to who) to deserve a SG2 promotion?


178 posted on 05/25/2005 11:26:20 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: hobbes1

Make that 164... music is too loud in here, along with the dishwasher. Obviously, I cannot multi-task effectively. ;)


179 posted on 05/25/2005 11:40:44 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; xsmommy; hobbes1
Bobby, that *innocent* veneer you like to sport like a new shiny, new pocketknife, is wide-rulered paper thin...and thinning. That's OK though, I'm waiting for the REAL, WILD Bobby to come out. I think you're SCARED. Heh heh.

You're the ONLY one in the class that's STILL using wide-rule paper, you doofus. You need a hug. Come here. Now.

180 posted on 05/25/2005 11:44:18 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: VRWCmember; Robert A. Cook, PE; xsmommy; hobbes1

VRWC, I think I might have to take a "F" on *threnody*. I don't have two brain cells today to rub together. Bobby said he'd rub up against me though, but I don't want his brain cell. He needs it.


181 posted on 05/25/2005 11:49:30 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: xsmommy
i think that once kids are educated as conservatives there is no turning liberal

True. Once you look behind the curtain and see that the Wizard of Oz is a fraud, it's tough to believe in him.

182 posted on 05/25/2005 11:58:28 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Miss Behave; hobbes1

But, but, but (Robt sputters innocently) the granded kids ate all my threenoodly stuff last night ...

(With their spchegetti's and meatballs ....)

I can't loan ya any leftover's. (Hobby, on the other hand, has some meetballs he'd be interested in talkin' about.)


183 posted on 05/25/2005 12:27:23 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: Gabz
Damn, Gabz, I thought I was the only one ;-).. I've been out of it for about 2 days now....eyes burning like someone threw sand and acid in them, that "fever" feeling (without actually having a fever) and general malaise.... I have been surviving on OJ, bottled water, and (once in a while) a series virgin mary with tons of Lea & Perrins (TM) Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper(a lot) in hopes of burning whatever I have out LOL. Now, since I have been a buddy of Bill W since '80, I am unable to add anything stronger to the mix, but I do believe that with the amount of sauce I put in there it would remove paint and soften epoxy.... so far tho...no difference....

I hate this feeling... I have stuff to do, and I just feel too crummy to do it, as my gyros have tumbled as well, and the world is not straight. Fortunately, being a comm'l pilot (albeit somewhat defrocked without medical) I am instrument rated, and use the TV and horizontal surfaces like the artificial horizon, and use that as a reference, ignore what my inner ear is trying to tell me ( which is what one does in IFR conditions) and can reasonably move around.

Greg

184 posted on 05/25/2005 1:55:29 PM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I found your elegy very sad. Please don't do it again.


185 posted on 05/25/2005 2:40:58 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it." --C. S. L)
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To: gwmoore

Well Greg, I guess misery loves company...........I totally sympathize with you because I know exactly how you feel. But what is really weird is that while I am running a fever - I've been STARVING all day and seem to have been continually eating all day. And I don't mean snacking - i mean eating real food - ham, turkey, cheese, peanut butter, tomatoes, olives.

But at least the weather has been rotten so I don't feel guilty about not being outside doing work..

OK - time to raid the kitchen again :)


186 posted on 05/25/2005 2:44:13 PM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Our pastor's sermon last Sunday "Kids are evil." Seriously. He reminded us that we all come into the world that way, selfish, greedy, self-centered--fallen-- and that rules without relationship leds to rebellion. Then he said that we are only one generation, twenty years away from oblivion...


187 posted on 05/25/2005 2:44:29 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it." --C. S. L)
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To: Dutchgirl; Knitting A Conundrum; Robert A. Cook, PE; Laura Earl; secret garden2; Miss Behave; ...

that's right, no more sadness in this classroom. it is time to rag on robt for being a stringbean and pinging us to the thread to brag about being 6 ft tall and 150 lbs. personally, i like my men with more meat on their bones than that robt. i'd be afraid of breaking you : )


188 posted on 05/25/2005 2:45:22 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Gabz

starve a cold FEED a fever?


189 posted on 05/25/2005 2:48:41 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
how much a person grows up

Amen. I never get tired of being wise...especially after all the years of being a power tripping, geriatric control freak. (I haven't changed.)

190 posted on 05/25/2005 2:48:54 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it." --C. S. L)
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To: xsmommy
while living under someone else's roof...

In colonial times, it was common to farm one's children out to other relatives once they reached puberty. It meant that all of the anti-parent rebellion had to be carried out under someone elses roof, and all those buttons one suceeded in learning in youth, had to be abandoned for adulthood.

I think it is where the phrase"Talking like an uncle" came from.

191 posted on 05/25/2005 2:56:41 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it." --C. S. L)
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To: xsmommy

I've got LOTS of meat on my bones...


192 posted on 05/25/2005 2:57:47 PM PDT by Argh
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To: xsmommy

I never remember which way that goes - all I know is I've been seriously hungry all day.


193 posted on 05/25/2005 2:58:06 PM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: xsmommy; Robert A. Cook, PE

Robert is a string bean ?? Why oh why did I play hooky today......and everyone is talking about having to grow up as well. (ti shakes her head and signs off the computer to go play........


194 posted on 05/25/2005 2:59:10 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Dutchgirl
i would farm this group out in a nanosecond, if any relatives would have them. all relatives have their own problems and i will take my own kids over my nieces and nephew.

i really have no room to complain with these 3, if truth be told. the biggest complaint i have is their failure to help around the house by volunteering to just do things, but that is entirely our fault for not requiring more of them, i have come to realize. xsteen does the least of the group and that is my doing.

195 posted on 05/25/2005 2:59:25 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Argh; Robert A. Cook, PE

that wouldn't bother me in the slightest, arghy. better than a bony elbow or knee brushing against you during the night. robt sounds like he could cut me if i brushed up agin' him ; )


196 posted on 05/25/2005 3:00:51 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Argh: teddy bear effect.
Robt.: Concentration camp survivor effect.
Not a difficult choice.
197 posted on 05/25/2005 3:03:11 PM PDT by Argh
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To: xsmommy; Argh; Robert A. Cook, PE
a bony elbow

I like my men built for comfort, not speed. Dilbert has a nicely upholstered chest and a deep rumbly voice to go with it.

That beautiful man just brought home BBQ because I spent two hours (and $1200.00) in the dentist chair today--two crowns. Pulled pork is calling my name...

198 posted on 05/25/2005 3:16:31 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it." --C. S. L)
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To: Dutchgirl

Yum! Enjoy!


199 posted on 05/25/2005 3:17:45 PM PDT by Argh
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To: Argh; Robert A. Cook, PE

here's an idea...robt and ann coulter should go out for a coupla cheeseburgers!


200 posted on 05/25/2005 3:17:49 PM PDT by xsmommy
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