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Word for the Day, Monday, June 29, 2009-- adamantine
6/29/09 | xs

Posted on 06/29/2009 5:08:46 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 6/29/09



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".

adamantine; adj.

1. utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion. Unyielding; inflexible: "If there is one dominant trait that emerges from this account, it is adamantine willpower" (Eugene Linden). 2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce. 3. like a diamond in luster.

Etymology:1200–1250; ME < L adamantinus < Gk adamántinos. See adamant, -ine 1

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....




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To: xsmommy

Billy Mays bumped his head on an airplane, but said he had a hard head. He had an adamantine opinion about his head.

May God rest his soul.

Good morning. Only 106 here today. Supposed to rain, but I think there’s a huge dust storm coming in.

Meteorologist Slip.


51 posted on 06/29/2009 6:20:40 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy
i was having some one on one tutoring time with the soother, sorry i forgot to ping!

Are we going to find you on the naughty teacher ping list?

52 posted on 06/29/2009 6:21:59 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Slip18

A+++ amazing that billy mays head is topping the list of homework topics today! LOL! i always think of you and cyber with the BLINDED me with science song!


53 posted on 06/29/2009 6:25:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Love that song. The background messages are great. We have that song “She’s Blinded Me with Silence” in the car when traveling.


54 posted on 06/29/2009 6:25:19 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: CholeraJoe

What a nice guy you are, CJ. I truly mean it.


55 posted on 06/29/2009 6:27:51 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: VRWCmember; SoothingDave
no! just hope the soothers parents don't sue me!
56 posted on 06/29/2009 6:30:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
"Woke up dead."

I'm sorry, SD, but how do you wake up dead? He was just complaining of a headache before he went to sleep. His wife woke up alive and found him dead.

57 posted on 06/29/2009 6:30:40 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18; CholeraJoe

Cj IS a wonderful guy. hanging by an extremely tenuous single thread to sanity, but wonderful nonetheless... LMAO! you know i love you, ceej!


58 posted on 06/29/2009 6:31:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I couldn’t remember that line, but that’s what Cyber says to me.


59 posted on 06/29/2009 6:31:38 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18

It’s an expression, innit? Says in three words what you said in more.


60 posted on 06/29/2009 6:32:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

And Jacko even though dead is $500M in debt. A little too many payoffs, do you think?


61 posted on 06/29/2009 6:33:43 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18
Friday night, tornado about 15 miles from my house:

OY!!

62 posted on 06/29/2009 6:35:00 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Laura Earl

Hi there stranger - how you doing?


63 posted on 06/29/2009 6:35:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: Laura Earl

It’s starting to undecline now according to Bloomberg. Keep your chin up!


64 posted on 06/29/2009 6:39:01 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy; Slip18

Y’all are too sweet!


65 posted on 06/29/2009 6:39:45 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: JoeProBono

There are a couple of bugs in that jewel. Did you put them there?


66 posted on 06/29/2009 6:41:22 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy

I can’t believe anyone would be able to make a sex tape with John Edwards - he would keep stopping to fix his hair


67 posted on 06/29/2009 6:41:49 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: xsmommy; Slip18; secret garden; SoothingDave; Travis T. OJustice
OMFG! Look what I found!


68 posted on 06/29/2009 6:43:09 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: Slip18

69 posted on 06/29/2009 6:43:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

wow, scary!


70 posted on 06/29/2009 6:43:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

I will definitely be adding that to my cvollection of M0 pics. :)


71 posted on 06/29/2009 6:44:07 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: CholeraJoe

i don’t know how much credence to put in the accounts of Michelle being a drinker.


72 posted on 06/29/2009 6:44:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

My son loves DL


73 posted on 06/29/2009 6:44:48 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: xsmommy

That’s what happens when idiots who claim to be professionals join unions. That’s just one more reason they will never catch on nationwide.


74 posted on 06/29/2009 6:47:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: xsmommy

This is a way to bring even MORE English mangling foreign nurses to the US


75 posted on 06/29/2009 6:47:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

And it’s older than he is!

My twins, being 13, don’t really like anything I listen to. My oldest, though, loves classic rock.


76 posted on 06/29/2009 6:48:21 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: xsmommy

Lots of damage there, but nobody got killed.

I got part of the storm friday night, it was really cool to watch it come across the water.


77 posted on 06/29/2009 6:50:25 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: secret garden

is TN a right to work state?


78 posted on 06/29/2009 6:51:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

well i told you about the tons of african nurses at Arlington Hosp when i was there. totally unreal.


79 posted on 06/29/2009 6:52:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

xsbrownie and xsteen both like classic rock!


80 posted on 06/29/2009 6:53:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

OH gosh yes - my son is really into classic rock much more so than current stuff. In fact his 18th birthday gift was two tickets to see them in August...


81 posted on 06/29/2009 6:53:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: xsmommy

I don’t really understand what that means. Do we have nurses unions? No. Doesn’t everyone already have the right to work?


82 posted on 06/29/2009 6:54:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

The drummer should be wearing something other than panties. He doesn’t have a muscle that I can see. I really checked. LOL!


83 posted on 06/29/2009 6:55:27 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: secret garden
TN like VA is a right to work state unlike WV which permits forced unionism.
84 posted on 06/29/2009 6:56:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

She just looks so angry all the time, like it’s right under the surface, ready to go. So she drinks and he smokes? What a lovely couple.


85 posted on 06/29/2009 6:56:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: xsmommy

I hated it when I first heard it, but now I love it. Thanks for thinking about us.


86 posted on 06/29/2009 6:57:59 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy

Forced unionism sounds very unAmerican to me. It sounds Obamian. Brrr, that was the chill that ran up my spine.


87 posted on 06/29/2009 6:58:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

being a right to work state is a term of art. The reason i mention WV is because xshub and i were at the Homestead or the Greenbrier, whichever one is in WV, and the doorman could not pick up our bags and put them in the car, that job was reserved to one of the porters. literally who does what is categorized by job down to a tee, and in the union contract. it was mindboggling to me and it was the first time i could visually see the difference between the states in that regard.


88 posted on 06/29/2009 6:58:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

when we first moved to PA we noticed the co my husband was working for didn’t have the co logo on their work trucks. To us that was just free advertising but we soon learned you didn’t want anyone realizing who you were if you happened to cross that Jersey State line..... they didn’t like non-union guys in their territory...


89 posted on 06/29/2009 7:01:36 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: secret garden

the concept has been around quite awhile, but that doesn’t make it less scary. the obamian goal would be to make all 57 [RoR] states forced unionism states.


90 posted on 06/29/2009 7:01:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

non-union=scabs. i grew up hearing that word from my dad. he didn’t like ‘em either.
that’s weird though bc both NJ and PA are forced union states.


91 posted on 06/29/2009 7:03:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Some people during surgery (or even Billy Mays for that matter) have said they have looked down on themselves while unconscious. Some wake up, but apparently Billy did not.


92 posted on 06/29/2009 7:05:16 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Holy moley! Hope they had a basement.


93 posted on 06/29/2009 7:06:34 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

doing well, right now very sweaty..just finished my workout. How are things going with you?


94 posted on 06/29/2009 7:09:05 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: Slip18

It’s got to peak at sometime, hopefully soon.


95 posted on 06/29/2009 7:09:50 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: Laura Earl
good GOD almighty would the republicans try to stay clothed with all body parts in their zippered containers!
96 posted on 06/29/2009 7:11:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Laura Earl

Pretty good thanks - the heat is a killer this year


97 posted on 06/29/2009 7:11:56 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: xsmommy

I’m gonna go out in a while to stimulate the local economy. Rush the turtle is nearly out of food, CG is nearly out of cologne, the hummingbirds need a new feeder, and I just want something new & pretty.


98 posted on 06/29/2009 7:12:43 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: xsmommy

Yes but our industry didn’t have a union


99 posted on 06/29/2009 7:13:56 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: Laura Earl

economy can use all the stimulating it can get!


100 posted on 06/29/2009 7:14:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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