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.
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