Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 22, 2009 - pandiculation
Posted on 01/22/2009 4:31:25 AM PST by secret garden
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".
pandiculation \pan-dik-yuh-LEY-shuhn\, noun
An instinctive stretching, as on awakening or while yawning
"Pandiculate for Health! Grow Tall! Get Well! Be Young!" Exuberant ads like this, running in health-fad magazines since 1914, have proclaimed the virtues of a spine-stretching device called the "Pandiculator."
-- Time, 1942-04-12
By 1611, from French pandiculation from Latin pandiculari "to stretch oneself" and French suffix -ion.
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 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
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
My canine companion, Vicky, does that.
That's Hayley Williams, lead singer of Paramore.
My nephew told me, some years ago, that a little pandiculation was good for you, even before you get out of bed.
So I usually do that, unless I’m already stretched.
i foresee pix of cute pandas for the thread.
I can’t believe I’m excited that today’s high temp will be in the 50s. The dog may even get a walk!
A for you.
Yeah, Franklin, right? That’s Jack Daniels country. I discovered them because they did the theme to “Twilight” and it was getting played twice per hour on Alt Nation.
I was told that women pandiculate in the morning because they don’t have a certain part of the anatomy to scratch.
No, it’s the town of Franklin, not the county. They are supposed to be pretty good kids too, according to friends who know them.
You and me both! I can’t wait to escape the treadmill for the great outdoors.
pandiculation sounds more like an injury received while frying in the nude.
Oh yeah. Just googled it. It’s right down the road from you.
That’s nothing. We’re getting above freezing for the first time in about 10 days.
The attempts by our new Leader to pander to all his fave groups led to pandiculation on the part of the analysts of his Immaculation speech...
Keyboards are now on sale for seventeen bucks.
Is making me wait...
Every year I dislike cold weather even more. This is as far north as I’ll ever live!
the band who sings xsbrownie’s fave song from the Twilight movie.
were you as thrown as i was, by the combining of sirius and XM channels? i don’t know what’s what any more.
Two things: xsbrownie should check out Paramore’s album “Riot.” Much better music than “Decode” or “I Caught Myself.”
My wand came yesterday. 14” Beech, Dragon heartstring.
she is sure you must own the reproduction of Hogwarts that she sees in the catalogues. i will tell her about the wand. she will be J.
Don’t call her a “beech.”
xsteen may have that on her ipod. whatever xsteen has on her ipod, xsbrownie has on her’s, as they like the same music, and share the itunes library. xsboy’s taste is a bit diff, more teen boy hard rock, like when they sing and you think internal organs might come flying out of their mouths.
It was easier for me because for about a month before they combined, I had Sirius in my truck and XM in my car. Oddly enough, I picked out the same 4 channels in both. Hair Nation, Alt Nation, Lithium and Octane on Sirius. Boneyard, Squizz, Ethel and Lucy on XM.
he would never dream of it, as i exude sweetness and light : ) you ASH ; )
Gimme a minute to find it and I’ll post the Ravenclaw Gangsta picture.
i had sirius in my former van, which had the radio stolen from my parking garage, but i have XM in my new van. Xshub has XM in his denali and sirius in his MKZ [which is what xsboy is driving now that the Rav4 went to texas to live with its rightful owner, and which had XM]. so i am familiar with both, but some of my presets changed names or something and it threw me. did some merge and just keep one of the names or something?
xsteen found a pic of Rupert with his head in a guillotine in the dungeon in the Tower of London. She and her friend were in London on Halloween and DESPERATELy wanted to go to the dungeon for that occasion but the wait was eons long.
I didn’t do any pandiculation this morning, and don’t intend to -— so there!
i can tell you right now that xsbrownie’s response will be, THAT IS JUST SCARY!
Or something Bear Grylls would suffer for the camera.
I'm confused as well. Were you originally a Sirius or an XM subscriber?
She withdrew because she wasn’t going to be picked, right? A for you.
And trust me, we don’t envy you guys. A for you.
I started with XM. I found this:
i was Sirius first but most recently XM. i knew something was up, but wasn’t sure what. i thought maybe they had just willynilly changed the lineup and mixed up my presets accordingly, but then xsboy told me, no, they have combined so some of the titles of stations changed. i don’t know what Classic Rewind used to be on XM, but i think that’s Sirius title for whatever i used to have preset there.
I liked Rush’s rendition of it, with the sound of it being chiseled into marble in the background. A for you.
Did you notice the Ravenclaw tie and the wand?
LMAO! Yeah, that too.
Didn’t every girl grow up singing Carly’s songs? A+ for you. Now if I could only get this earworm out of my head, Let The River Run...
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