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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 26, 2005
dictionaries ad nauseum | May 26, 2005 | secret garden2

Posted on 05/26/2005 5:30:40 AM PDT by secret garden2

Word For The Day, Thursday, May 26, 2005



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".

[artifice \AR-tuh-fis\, noun: 1. Cleverness or skill; ingenuity; inventiveness. 2. An ingenious or artful device or expedient. 3. An artful trick or stratagem. 4. Trickery; craftiness; insincere or deceptive behavior.]

[Built by design and artifice, it fell apart in confusion and chaos. --John Gray, [1]False Dawn

This theatricality is necessary to signal Prospero's farewell to magic, and indeed the play debates that very contrast between artifice and reality, illusion and truth. --Amy Rosenthal, "An insubstantial pageant," [2]New Statesman, February 3, 2003

The smoke had cleared enough for him to see bayonets flash in the distance, behind the wall, what looked like thousands of them, the wall itself appearing to rise out of the smoke as if produced by the artifice of some magician. --Kathleen Cambor, [3]In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden

The intuitive connection children feel with animals can be a tremendous source of joy. The unconditional love received from pets, and the lack of artifice in the relationship, contrast sharply with the much trickier dealings with members of their own species. --Frans De Waal, [4]The Ape and the Sushi Master

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Etymology: [Artifice comes from artificium, from artifex, artific-, "artificer, craftsman," from Latin ars, art-, "art" + facere, "to make." It is related to artificial. ]

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Comment Section:

Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

[Watching McPain engage in obligatory artifice on this morning's Fox & Friends was illuminating. It really is all about him and his movie.]

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Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

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To: secret garden2

The "deal" was created by artifice
Let's shun all the fakes who took part in this
From McLame down to Graham
(More names--just won't say 'em)
They're commies, like Alger (not smart as Hiss)


51 posted on 05/26/2005 6:31:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: secret garden2
You've got that right.......it's bad enough targetting the companies, but I draw the line when it comes to kids.....

PETA Passes Out Controversial Cards to Children

52 posted on 05/26/2005 6:36:07 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: secret garden2; Miss Behave; Gabz; xsmommy; VRWCmember
Goooood Morning, All,

I do believe I replied to all who pinged last nite and this AM ;-)

Miss Behave, tnx much for the heads up... I really hadn't considered that as a source of the problem, and will hereby use your suggestion in the WFTD......

Having suffered from what seemed to be the "cold from hell" for at least 4 days, which has now morphed into something causing gwmoore's gyros to tumble, uncontrollably, requiring him to go "NO GYRO" IFR,in his own personal world, just to stay in a reasonably upright posture, and walk across the room, it was suggested by Miss Behave that gwmoore might have an inner ear infection.

At 0900 (EDY) gwmoore placed a call to the family MD, and managed to secure an appt this afternoon, at which time he will apply all his artifice to clearing up this horrific problem. Since his artifice is plentiful and varied, I have no doubt that the problem will be rectified in a speedy manner.

Thanks to all who posted!! Special thanks to Miss Behave for suggesting where the problem might lie. Believe it or not, I wasn't even giving much thought to that, although I knew the problem might be there... I needed a jog in the right direction....

Greg

53 posted on 05/26/2005 6:39:55 AM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: gwmoore

Hopefully the sawbones will be able to find the root of your problem.


54 posted on 05/26/2005 6:44:11 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: secret garden2

This arty fish still adorns many the wall...

55 posted on 05/26/2005 6:52:37 AM PDT by mikrofon (Strictly Artificial)
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To: secret garden2

John Kerry's Character built on Heinz Money, Botox treatments, and Artifice, did not suffice , in helping him win the presidency.


56 posted on 05/26/2005 7:08:37 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: secret garden2
I presume this question is based on the premise that it's real, and not an artifice.
57 posted on 05/26/2005 7:50:28 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++. Bravo, Truthie!


58 posted on 05/26/2005 8:02:11 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: gwmoore

A+++ for using the WFTD in a sentence. And another sentence.


59 posted on 05/26/2005 8:03:40 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: mikrofon

And that is exactly what happens when Dad won't give you a Christmas list! A+++ !


60 posted on 05/26/2005 8:04:50 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Artifice is as artifice does. A++


61 posted on 05/26/2005 8:05:55 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

Thanks, Newbie.

(Newbie or not Newbie, that is the question.)


62 posted on 05/26/2005 8:07:08 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: P.O.E.

Why do I hear Hanz and Franz wanting to pump you up? A+++


63 posted on 05/26/2005 8:07:08 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: gwmoore; secret garden2
Good morning to you, gw! You are one pleasant guy that in feeling so punk in the way that you do, that you would cheerily wish everyone such a nice "good morning."

I sure hope that you're feeling better today, and you're quite welcome about my two cents of "I'm not a doctor, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night" medical artifice. LOL.

And I want to say that my father didn't feel any negligible added local pain with his inner ear infection, but about that part I'm not certain, gw.

Your "cold from hell" (I feel for you,) may very well have moved to your ear and reeked a little (fixable) havoc. LOL on your "NO GYRO" IFR.

But gw, I'll feel REAL bad if I'm all wet about it all...and you've gone to the doc today for naught, when you could be resting and recoup/re-cooping a little. I hope that your visit brings you answers and help toward good health, gw. Just be careful driving when you're wheels up to see the good doctor, and I'll hope that you don't have to wait forever for your name to be called, especially when you're feeling so danged punk.

Please feel better and let us know, OK?

Thank you for posting to me, gw. Nose up. Full throttle. ;-)

64 posted on 05/26/2005 8:07:29 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: secret garden2
Last day of shool? What kind of artifice is that?

And who are you?

65 posted on 05/26/2005 8:08:40 AM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: secret garden2; Dutchgirl; Gabz
The intuitive connection children feel with animals can be a tremendous source of joy. The unconditional love received from pets, and the lack of artifice in the relationship, contrast sharply with the much trickier dealings with members of their own species. --Frans De Waal, [4]The Ape and the Sushi Master

SG2, I just love this example of use.

And Gabz, I hope, as for gw, that you're also feeling better today.

66 posted on 05/26/2005 8:11:27 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: Miss Behave

It's absolutely true too, isn't it?


67 posted on 05/26/2005 8:18:35 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: patton

It's the last day here, but not for you. You get an A++ for using the word and an F for misspelling school. ;)


68 posted on 05/26/2005 8:19:34 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: All
Breaking news:
When the FBI started breathing down the neck of state senator John "Who's Your Daddy" Ford, he opened up a full can of artifice and took a few down with him. Democrats in handcuffs 3, Republicans, 1.
69 posted on 05/26/2005 8:24:24 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

Hey, at least I didn't spell it "schule" LOL


70 posted on 05/26/2005 8:29:40 AM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: secret garden2; xsmommy; Slip18; Dutchgirl; PreviouslyA-Lurker; Laura Earl; Conspiracy Guy; ...
Good morning, secret garden:

The Left, being too clever by half
Have in their laps an embarrassing gaff
In their obsession to resurrect My Lai and Lt. Calley

Not a minute did they dither or dally
To Crucify a Marine Officer at his best
Inflating a case built on artifice and BS

The Marine Brass did stand up to the test
At Lieutenant Pantano's behest
To give the Moon Bats a black eye, not in jest!

Jack Deth~ 05/26/05.

71 posted on 05/26/2005 8:42:17 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: Miss Behave

A bit better, thank you. At least my posts today have not been theincoherrent ramblings of yesterday - yikes I'm glad I turned off the computer when I did........


72 posted on 05/26/2005 8:47:06 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: secret garden2

It seems a bunch in Memphis are going down also.


73 posted on 05/26/2005 8:49:38 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: secret garden2

It sure is, 2.


74 posted on 05/26/2005 8:52:26 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: patton

75 posted on 05/26/2005 8:52:37 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: patton

76 posted on 05/26/2005 8:54:31 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Gabz

Boy am I not surprised, Gabz. Thanks for the news.


77 posted on 05/26/2005 8:56:42 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: secret garden2; xsmommy; Gabz; VRWCmember; Texan5
Why it's so hard to solve a redneck murder:

1. All the DNA is the same.
2. There are no dental records.

78 posted on 05/26/2005 8:57:57 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy; All
Lindsay's too busty for Disney. Proof positive that Disney's just a bunch of faggots. Walt would be appalled.
79 posted on 05/26/2005 8:59:48 AM PDT by Argh
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To: secret garden2
WOO HOOO and look at this one!!!

FEC fines Jackson, DNC for campaign finance violations in 2000 election

Pass the popcorn folks!!!!

80 posted on 05/26/2005 9:12:15 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: Miss Behave; gwmoore; Gabz; hobbes1; Argh
Good morning to you, gw! You are one pleasant guy that in feeling so punk in the way that you do, that you would cheerily wish everyone such a nice "good morning."

I sure hope that you're feeling better today....

"Who is "Better" (and who is Punk for that matter!) and why do you hope gw is felling her butter Better than anybody else who gw chooses to feel batter?" Robt asks innocently.

Do you hope Mrsgw gets to feel Better too? Or does that somethong you'd rather not bring up in class in pubic? (Er, publick.)

81 posted on 05/26/2005 9:16:30 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; xsmommy; Gabz; VRWCmember; Texan5
A doctor examined a woman, took the husband aside, and said, "I don't like the looks of your wife at all."
"Me neither doc," said the husband. "But she's a great cook and really good with the kids."
82 posted on 05/26/2005 9:23:00 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: Gabz
two jap soldiers surrender today (wwII)
83 posted on 05/26/2005 9:24:00 AM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: secret garden2; mhking

Oh, well, sure. TN has 3 crooked demo politicians.

Down here, they could start by arresting all of the demo's in the GA legistlature....... The repubbies left over (and the AJC idiotorial writers) wouldn't notice.


84 posted on 05/26/2005 9:27:14 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: Robert A. Cook, PE

Bobby, Better is a good girl...like me. Don't you feel that?


85 posted on 05/26/2005 9:33:44 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

And Bobby, Punk is a bad boy...like you. And I know you feel that.


86 posted on 05/26/2005 9:36:37 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: secret garden2
An artifice to put 'the go' into those on the go...
87 posted on 05/26/2005 10:16:28 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Are you even hotter than the original SG?)
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To: Miss Behave

Ya better bet your bottom booty Betty Boobie is a better booby than the other guy you're gonna perk....


88 posted on 05/26/2005 10:35:54 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: Jack Deth

I love good poetry! A+++ !


89 posted on 05/26/2005 11:04:30 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
How clever! Better than the potty chair and beach towels over windows get-up we used on road trips when the kiddos were little. Why do they always have to go again 10 minutes after leaving a rest stop?
A+++ !
90 posted on 05/26/2005 11:10:14 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; xsmommy
Bobby, how do you do it? Your witty, if not blush-causing, way with words, doesn't seem to square with your rat's nest hair and runny nose and old gum befind your ear--WITH junch chunks in it. I observed early on your inconguities, pointing to your eccentricities which are the conundrum of Bobby...of which I like.

Now Scram or I'll pants ya.

Xs, I forgot what you call an unkwown down zipper, in Philly, but Bobby dun gots one...AGAIN...today. And he smells like a dirty boys' bathroom.

91 posted on 05/26/2005 11:17:22 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: Miss Behave

Make that "old gum behind your ear--WITH lunch chunks in it."


92 posted on 05/26/2005 11:18:56 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: secret garden2; Jack Deth

I loved your poem too, Jack...as usual. Thanks for sharing it with us.


93 posted on 05/26/2005 11:20:58 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Hey Dupa, can you take that on The Vomit Comet? I want one. And Dupa, ya want my other twinkie? It's fresh, not skunky. :-)


94 posted on 05/26/2005 11:22:42 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: Miss Behave

How come "HE" gets to pick your twinky?

Hmmmph!

(Robt scowls, sulks, gets pouty ... )


95 posted on 05/26/2005 11:25:25 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: Robert A. Cook, PE; Hegewisch Dupa
Bobbyyyyyy, he didn't pick my twinky, he GOT my leftover Twinkie. That is, if he wants it. It he has a bite left I'll give him a quarter to give it to you. I'll ask him kindly to not suck out all the cream. I can give you no promises. You may smell my cheek now.
96 posted on 05/26/2005 11:33:29 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: secret garden2

DO I have to have my report card signed?


97 posted on 05/26/2005 11:55:36 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: secret garden2

The artifice of STAR WARS tends to overshadow everything else that sucked.


98 posted on 05/26/2005 12:10:48 PM PDT by MoochPooch (A righteous person worries about his or her behavior, an extremist about everyone else's.)
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To: Miss Behave
You may smell my cheek now.

That's just one of those good lines I have no response to...

99 posted on 05/26/2005 12:11:39 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; Robert A. Cook, PE

That was meant for Bobby...as I make him wait for my every direction. I threw it in as just a "funny/bizarro" thing...kinda like Bobby is. I'm waiting Bobby...and I'm tapping one of my black patent leather mary janes.


100 posted on 05/26/2005 12:17:29 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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