Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, June 29, 2009-- adamantine
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".
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:12001250; 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.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
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...
I don’t really understand what that means. Do we have nurses unions? No. Doesn’t everyone already have the right to work?
The drummer should be wearing something other than panties. He doesn’t have a muscle that I can see. I really checked. LOL!
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.
I hated it when I first heard it, but now I love it. Thanks for thinking about us.
Forced unionism sounds very unAmerican to me. It sounds Obamian. Brrr, that was the chill that ran up my spine.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Holy moley! Hope they had a basement.
doing well, right now very sweaty..just finished my workout. How are things going with you?
It’s got to peak at sometime, hopefully soon.
Pretty good thanks - the heat is a killer this year
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.
Yes but our industry didn’t have a union
economy can use all the stimulating it can get!