Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Friday, March 7, 2008 - Aphorism
Posted on 03/07/2008 5:11:09 AM PST by tioga
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".
Aphorism - \ˈa-fə-ˌri-zəm\
Etymology: Middle French aphorisme, from Late Latin aphorismus, from Greek aphorismos definition, aphorism, from aphorizein to define, from apo- + horizein to bound
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OK, ladies and gents, I’m back and raring to go. Sri for the sporadic posting, but I have been having eye probs with the left one, and get ^&*^((* migraines. DX: Venous Stasis Retinopathy or Central Vein Occlusion or Central Macular Edema. The optho doc has been giving me monthly injections of Avastin (TM) although why a drug used to treat colon cancer helps this, frankly, is unknown, (no jokes here, people, I know you are cocked and locked for humor—nah, ga and sock it to me heheh and I don’t believe it’s approved for this by the FDA, but, who gives a damn, right ROTFL and so far my vision has been great outside of the already damaged spots on the ole retina. I also am sked to see a neuroopthomologist because it seems like I also have developed oculoplegia????
Now that the tech info is out of the way, I can happily return to the WFTD —hi—
IMHo, it is an aphorism that the recent NY event regarding the bombing of a recruiting center is simply the opening event of a new wave of terroristic acts. The problem with stating this aphorism is that in the PC oriented society, we simply seem to be unable to name the enemy.. OK, I’ll state it loud and clear : FUNDAMENTAL ISLAM IMI FUNDAMENTAL ISLAM
we are, good ladies and gents, at war with a religion, that’s an aphorism for you. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this. Any attempt to supress any activities, is a steenkin 1A violation, and any act (round ‘em up, internment camps) has a real bad smell of what happened under the dude with the mustache and the shakes who sent over 6M to their deaths during WWII. OK, we can’t do any “bad stuff” but darn it, it is an aphorism to be able to name one’s enemy and name it loud and continuously.
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BTYW, it feels great to be back, and a happy TGIF to every one of you. Smoke ‘em if ya got em, and pour yourselves the adult beverage of your choice, the stronger, the better. Sri I can’t join in, I gotta have a virgin mary, because I have been a friend of Bill W since 1980, but one can dream, right?
Anyhow, I don’t want to leave anyone out, TGIF, and that, too is an aphorism to be proud of.
Actually, the mechanism is postulated but not yet proven. Avastin is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis, or the formation of new small blood vessels. It works on cancer because it starves the cancer of its blood supply. Part of the mechanism of retinal damage is the body's attempt to grow new retinal vessels, or neovascularization. Avastin inhibits this, thereby minimizing further retinal damage.
You are correct, it is not yet FDA approved for this but is undergoing trials.
Ain’t Spring break, it’s work. There is still a beach involved.
That, and the fact I had a closed head injury back in '99 kinda ruined my FAA medical. I miss flying, but for some reason, they take a dim view of those with frontal lobe damage sitting in the pointy end of things which go very fast LOL..
I am still jealous. Last night I listened to a bunch of moms talk about all the beaches they were going to for the break - Destin, Aruba, VI, Curacao, Mexico...and I’ll be working in my yard, knee-deep in mulch.
That was no aphorism, that was a full-blown rant. But a good one. Rock on GW and get well soon.
Ah yes, the storm of the year has started it is supposed to snow until Sunday.
The only beach I’ve had the family to was on Lake Erie. Beaches are overrated for vacationing. I’d rather go to an amusement park.
Walking the beach or just sitting out there, reading a book and listening to the waves roll in and out is good for the soul. I prefer it to screaming kids and pushy parents, the usual scenario of amusement parks. To each their own. :-)
I tend to characterize favorite words or phrases and save them for a special cake I’m trying to bake when I see a hungry but unsuspecting soul, adding an axiom here, a canard there just for the fun of it and finishing the whole thing off with an icing of inedible, dry aphorisms.
Yes, a master of the elide, swooshing from the euphemistic to the aphoristic in a single slide, ending in a flourishing slalom of heuristic wit.
the link didn’t work for me ;^(
Aphorisms are best when brain power is otherwise occupied.
we are going to Malibu for a few days for spring break, or at least the start of spring break. hope it isn’t rainy.
I suppose if you have a private beach. Sans screaming kids and pushy parents.
OK, I laughed.....
I got my prescription safety glasses this week. Which just goes to prove the old aphorism, “You never realize how often you scratch your eyeballs until you are prevented from doing so.”
wow, have you had some eye problems! I hope you are on the right track and they will be able to cure you, or at least make things go away.
that was sad, he supposedly died at his keyboard? good man.
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