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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 22, 2009 - pandiculation
dictionaries ad nauseum, internet | 22 Janiary 2009 | secret garden

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

Example sentence:
"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

Etymology:
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 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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 01/22/2009 4:31:25 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; JoanVarga; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 01/22/2009 4:32:11 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

My canine companion, Vicky, does that.


3 posted on 01/22/2009 4:39:02 AM PST by CPOSharky (I don't care about the country as long as I'm in charge. Forever.)
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To: secret garden

4 posted on 01/22/2009 4:40:35 AM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: CPOSharky

5 posted on 01/22/2009 4:46:05 AM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: CPOSharky
Good morning! I think all of us do this.
6 posted on 01/22/2009 4:50:32 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: JoeProBono
A+ for you!
7 posted on 01/22/2009 4:51:09 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden
Check out the tonsils on this kid while she's pandiculating:

That's Hayley Williams, lead singer of Paramore.

8 posted on 01/22/2009 4:52:32 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: secret garden; Robert A. Cook, PE; Gabz

Good Morning!

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.


9 posted on 01/22/2009 4:54:10 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If you translate Pi into base 43 notation, it will contain this statement.)
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To: CholeraJoe
A+ for you. She's a local kid and they're a local band.
10 posted on 01/22/2009 5:00:38 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

i foresee pix of cute pandas for the thread.


11 posted on 01/22/2009 5:00:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I can’t believe I’m excited that today’s high temp will be in the 50s. The dog may even get a walk!


12 posted on 01/22/2009 5:01:06 AM PST by Laura Earl
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To: NicknamedBob

A for you.


13 posted on 01/22/2009 5:01:19 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

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.


14 posted on 01/22/2009 5:03:21 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: secret garden

I was told that women pandiculate in the morning because they don’t have a certain part of the anatomy to scratch.


15 posted on 01/22/2009 5:03:25 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: CholeraJoe

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.


16 posted on 01/22/2009 5:05:25 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: Laura Earl

You and me both! I can’t wait to escape the treadmill for the great outdoors.


17 posted on 01/22/2009 5:06:19 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

pandiculation sounds more like an injury received while frying in the nude.


18 posted on 01/22/2009 5:06:46 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: secret garden

Oh yeah. Just googled it. It’s right down the road from you.


19 posted on 01/22/2009 5:10:50 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: Laura Earl

That’s nothing. We’re getting above freezing for the first time in about 10 days.


20 posted on 01/22/2009 5:19:30 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
In a figurative way Carolyn Kennedy is a classic case of over pandiculation, you know!
21 posted on 01/22/2009 5:20:33 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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To: secret garden

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...


22 posted on 01/22/2009 5:20:55 AM PST by mikrofon (From the Office of the Pandiculator-Elect)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Keyboards are now on sale for seventeen bucks.


23 posted on 01/22/2009 5:21:05 AM PST by Bertram3
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To: secret garden

Pandiculation
Pandicula-a-tion
Is making me wait...

24 posted on 01/22/2009 5:21:16 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

Every year I dislike cold weather even more. This is as far north as I’ll ever live!


25 posted on 01/22/2009 5:21:59 AM PST by Laura Earl
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To: CholeraJoe

the band who sings xsbrownie’s fave song from the Twilight movie.


26 posted on 01/22/2009 5:25:11 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
i think it's THE TRUTH that tim is pandiculating. Chuck Grassley seared his butt a bit in his opening statement yesterday but i assume he will pass, which is really mindboggling if you think about his infraction and the job he is assuming.
27 posted on 01/22/2009 5:29:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

were you as thrown as i was, by the combining of sirius and XM channels? i don’t know what’s what any more.


28 posted on 01/22/2009 5:30:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


29 posted on 01/22/2009 5:31:56 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: CholeraJoe

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.


30 posted on 01/22/2009 5:33:21 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

Don’t call her a “beech.”


31 posted on 01/22/2009 5:33:47 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: CholeraJoe

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.


32 posted on 01/22/2009 5:35:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


33 posted on 01/22/2009 5:35:35 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: SoothingDave; CholeraJoe

he would never dream of it, as i exude sweetness and light : ) you ASH ; )


34 posted on 01/22/2009 5:36:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Gimme a minute to find it and I’ll post the Ravenclaw Gangsta picture.


35 posted on 01/22/2009 5:37:14 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: CholeraJoe

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?


36 posted on 01/22/2009 5:39:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

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.


37 posted on 01/22/2009 5:40:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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38 posted on 01/22/2009 5:43:09 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: secret garden

I didn’t do any pandiculation this morning, and don’t intend to -— so there!


39 posted on 01/22/2009 5:55:20 AM PST by Gabz
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To: CholeraJoe

i can tell you right now that xsbrownie’s response will be, THAT IS JUST SCARY!


40 posted on 01/22/2009 5:56:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Or something Bear Grylls would suffer for the camera.


41 posted on 01/22/2009 6:02:36 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: xsmommy
were you as thrown as i was, by the combining of sirius and XM channels?

I'm confused as well. Were you originally a Sirius or an XM subscriber?

42 posted on 01/22/2009 6:03:13 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Recon Dad

She withdrew because she wasn’t going to be picked, right? A for you.


43 posted on 01/22/2009 6:04:06 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: verga

And trust me, we don’t envy you guys. A for you.


44 posted on 01/22/2009 6:05:04 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I started with XM. I found this:

http://www.xmradio.com/pdf/channel_guide.pdf


45 posted on 01/22/2009 6:05:18 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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.


46 posted on 01/22/2009 6:06:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

I liked Rush’s rendition of it, with the sound of it being chiseled into marble in the background. A for you.


47 posted on 01/22/2009 6:06:38 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: xsmommy

Did you notice the Ravenclaw tie and the wand?


48 posted on 01/22/2009 6:06:50 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: secret garden

LMAO! Yeah, that too.


49 posted on 01/22/2009 6:08:14 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: SoothingDave

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...


50 posted on 01/22/2009 6:08:39 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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