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Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 6, 2008 - foray
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^ | 11/05/2008 | The Janitor in Mourning

Posted on 11/05/2008 5:47:14 AM PST 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".

foray • \FOR-ay\ • noun
1. a sudden or irregular invasion or attack for war or spoils : raid
2. a brief excursion or attempt especially outside one's accustomed sphere *

* Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.

Example sentence:

The book marks the novelist’s first foray into nonfiction.

Did you know?
"Foray" comes from Middle English “forrayen” and probably traces back to an Anglo-French word that meant “raider” or "forager." It's related to the word "forage," which usually means "to wander in search of food or forage." A "foray," in its earliest sense, was a raid for plunder. Relatively recently, "foray" began to take on a broader meaning. In a sense, a "foray" is still a trip into a foreign territory. These days, though, looting and plundering needn't be involved in a "foray." When you take a "foray," you dabble in an area, occupation, or pastime that's new to you.

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....


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
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)


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To: tioga; xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; secret garden; SoothingDave; NeoCaveman
Just Damn. Evansville's Traffic Turkey was killed in traffic yesterday.

Wilson the turkey dies in traffic


101 posted on 11/05/2008 9:13:18 AM PST by CholeraJoe (And turn it up on your radio, I got 200 seconds and I'm ready to go,)
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To: xsmommy

Maybe, They’ll learn, and in the next cycle we’ll ave an unapologetic conservative.

I don’t know who disgusts me more this morning Republicans or Catholics.


102 posted on 11/05/2008 9:13:50 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient? "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: CholeraJoe

Is he being served at the local Thanksgiving Day feast?


103 posted on 11/05/2008 9:14:57 AM PST by tioga
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To: hobbes1

oh Catholics, by far. Doug Kmiec is at the head of my list, giving cover to the social justice jagoffs in the Church to vote for the socialist. something positively satanic in his stand during this election.


104 posted on 11/05/2008 9:19:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

*Sigh*

Yes....It would behoove the powers that be to clean out their American sewers.


105 posted on 11/05/2008 9:22:34 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient? "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: hobbes1

i am proud of the Bishops, so many were so outspoken in defense of life, more so than EVER before and came extremely close to losing tax exempt status for their forthrightness.


106 posted on 11/05/2008 9:24:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I likely got 2 dozen calls in the last week from both Parties.... toward the end I’d tell McCain side he had my vote but he’d better turn on the power and stop trying to be Mr Nice Guy because Nice Guys finish last. The Obama callers heard very, very nasty replies.


107 posted on 11/05/2008 9:24:16 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspell)
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To: CholeraJoe

will the bad news ever end?


108 posted on 11/05/2008 10:23:44 AM PST by NeoCaveman (OK ,blue America you spent 8 years rooting against your nation, now run it)
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To: NeoCaveman; CholeraJoe

it is good news, the turkey was a dem. ; )


109 posted on 11/05/2008 10:48:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
it is good news, the turkey was a dem. ; )

Dammit woman, why did you make me go and smile today....

110 posted on 11/05/2008 11:15:50 AM PST by NeoCaveman (OK ,blue America you spent 8 years rooting against your nation, now run it)
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To: xsmommy
it is good news, the turkey was a dem. ; )

Dammit woman, why did you make me go and smile today....

111 posted on 11/05/2008 11:16:06 AM PST by NeoCaveman (OK ,blue America you spent 8 years rooting against your nation, now run it)
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To: NeoCaveman
You know what I am KEENLY interested in...? Will the name that dare not be spoken make an appearance during the Oath of Office? I Barack Hussien Obama....
112 posted on 11/05/2008 11:21:08 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient? "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: NeoCaveman
You know what I am KEENLY interested in...?

Will the name that dare not be spoken make an appearance during the Oath of Office?

I Barack Hussien Obama....

113 posted on 11/05/2008 11:21:29 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient? "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy
Dammit woman, why did you make me go and smile today....

somebody had to do it!!!!!!!

114 posted on 11/05/2008 11:22:03 AM PST by Gabz
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To: NeoCaveman

: ) it was the first time i smiled today when i wrote it!


115 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
Where the heck did that question mark come from?
116 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:35 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: xsmommy

I don’t think I am wrong about them at all. Only 15% of the Dems were going for Hillary? Hardly that low a percentage.


117 posted on 11/05/2008 11:25:52 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: NeoCaveman

let me depress you again then... my SIL’s dad, the baptist preacher, is pretty certain we are heading into the end times. he feels the nation turned away from God yesterday.


118 posted on 11/05/2008 11:25:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

my point was a greater percentage of OUR OWN voted for obama. as freeper LS has pointed out on his thread, when you have 80% turnout for republicans and a THIRD OF THEM VOTE FOR THE OTHER GUY, what do you do? we can’t look to the dems to win for us, i applaud their 15%, but what in God’s name were the republicans who voted for Obama thinking?


119 posted on 11/05/2008 11:28:15 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

That says it all. Rush is pointing out today that when real conservatism is on the ticket, it wins.


120 posted on 11/05/2008 11:28:53 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: xsmommy

The middle school had a mock election on Monday and McCain won overwhelmingly. The kids are all right. (Who earworm loaded and ready to go)


121 posted on 11/05/2008 11:32:51 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

The mock election in Jax’ elemtary school on Monday was overwhelmingly won by Obama. She was very down when she got off the bus Monday afternoon.


122 posted on 11/05/2008 11:37:32 AM PST by Gabz
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I’ve wanted to seceed since 2000. Come on, Texas!


123 posted on 11/05/2008 11:45:04 AM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: Terry Mross

If at first you don’t seceed, try, try, again.


124 posted on 11/05/2008 12:01:45 PM PST by NeoCaveman (OK ,blue America you spent 8 years rooting against your nation, now run it)
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To: secret garden; NeoCaveman; hobbes1; CholeraJoe
in YOUR little red state, sure they are. Obama won at both xsboy's and xsbrownies school, by overwhelming margins. xsteen's rome campus is distraught over the election result.

the ray of sunshine that i am married to, came up with another great thought today as he got back from a meeting on the Hill... what prevents a quickie bill for DC Statehood? Doesn't require a const amendment, the Maine women and Joe Lieb aren't going to filibuster that! Gives em 2 more permanent Ds in the Senate, making the hill to climb that much more impossible.

125 posted on 11/05/2008 12:28:38 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Ugh.


126 posted on 11/05/2008 12:34:20 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: xsmommy

How does it not require a constitutional amendment? The District is a creation of the Constitution, if it were to become a state you would at least need to “clean up” the Constitution’s references to it.


127 posted on 11/05/2008 12:47:03 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
You're the lawyer, but I would have to disagree.

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

The "Seat of the Government of the United States", is as clearly defined in Article 1, as is the powers of the Congress themselves.

To make it a state, the Congress would have to cede it's authority to the new State Legislature, something that SCOTUS rejection of the Line Item Veto expressly forbade.

128 posted on 11/05/2008 12:55:59 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: xsmommy

I go through that area at least once a week and have seen Wilson frequently. I’ll miss him.


129 posted on 11/05/2008 12:56:35 PM PST by CholeraJoe (And turn it up on your radio, I got 200 seconds and I'm ready to go,)
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To: hobbes1

One would think that the state that ceded the land might want it back if it is no longer being used for the purpose for which it was ceded.


130 posted on 11/05/2008 12:59:56 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

We were looking at the US map today, including all the states and not just my “little red state”(hey we have good reason not to want to live in the NE) and it was obvious that the majority of land went for McCain but the filthy dirty cities voted for the socialist. It’s the same kind of map we had pictured everywhere after the Bush Gore election, that shows which way every county went. You can even break it down into precincts.


131 posted on 11/05/2008 1:14:31 PM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: All
Here's a sample map.
132 posted on 11/05/2008 1:18:05 PM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: SoothingDave

i will ask him and let you know. my husband knows a whole lot about constitutional law.


133 posted on 11/05/2008 1:44:24 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1; SoothingDave

honestly, my brain is fried and i am incapable of coherant thought. i wrote there what he sent me in an email. i consider him to be the person i know best who knows the most about the Constitution, but i will ask him to explain and let you know.


134 posted on 11/05/2008 1:46:50 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

I’ve got to go with Neo on this, they wanted it so bad, they bought, they own it now. It isn’t the nasty conservatives fault now.

Now let’s see them run it, the little freaks.


135 posted on 11/05/2008 1:48:54 PM PST by RikaStrom (Bitter? who me? Nah, I'm just clinging to my guns!)
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To: VRWCmember

After work late last night made my foray out in the NY/Brooklyn streets, where I heard cheering, horns, firecrackers heralding the Big O.


136 posted on 11/05/2008 3:56:08 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: VRWCmember

Alas! Strong drink cannot lift a heavy heart when Satan has forayed amongst us.


137 posted on 11/05/2008 5:03:25 PM PST by pankot
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To: VRWCmember

Alas! Strong drink cannot lift a heavy heart when Satan has forayed amongst us.


138 posted on 11/05/2008 5:04:11 PM PST by pankot
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To: hobbes1

not if they formed an enclave of federal buildings containing all of that, and annexed it as DC, making the residential areas a state. it is debatable, but it looks like it could be done with passage of a statehood bill and not a constitutional amdt. Nowhere is it written that it is absolutely required that there be a constituational amdt for statehood. Hawaii and Alaska did not require it, so far as i can tell, and maintaining a federal enclave known as DC, could get around the constitutional provision you referenced.


139 posted on 11/05/2008 6:25:49 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

you redefine DC as the mall and attendant other federal buildings etc.


140 posted on 11/05/2008 6:27:30 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

I did exactly what you told me today. LOL!

Sarah Palin is now set up for 2012. Please, please, please.

I said I wouldn’t say anything about the McMonster until after the election. He needed his buddies in the Senate, so he couldn’t cut bait, hell, he couldn’t cut anything but deals with the liberals.


141 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:26 PM PST by Slip18
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To: NeoCaveman; VRWCmember

There’s still the forager who probably has Obamamessia’s real birth certificate. White Grandmother said she was there when he was born in Kenya. Hillary probably bought it.


142 posted on 11/05/2008 11:31:54 PM PST by Slip18
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To: secret garden

Looking at the Mayan calendar (one of my favorites), December 21, 2012, is the last day of any culture.

I, of course, don’t believe it, but it is interesting.


143 posted on 11/06/2008 12:04:58 AM PST by Slip18
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To: Slip18

Hi Slippy!


144 posted on 11/06/2008 2:23:04 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: Slip18

slippy where ya been?


145 posted on 11/06/2008 3:37:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

There is no Amendment mandate for Statehhod. That rests solely on Congressional Authority.

(and bc GMTA, I thought of that scenario last night)Political power...

While that gets you around the clearly defined ‘Seat of the Government’, there is still the “Ceded to Congress” issue, and the fact that you would be trying to creat a state less than 10 miles square....

I doubt that would ever get past SCOTUS (much less public opinion) as currently constituted, because it would look like a naked grab at Political power...


146 posted on 11/06/2008 5:35:11 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: hobbes1

There is already precedent in giving the Virginia part of DC back to Virginia.


147 posted on 11/06/2008 6:11:46 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

come on down


148 posted on 11/09/2008 5:33:13 AM PST by TxBec (Tag! You're it!)
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