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Word for the Day, Tuesday June 30, 2009

Posted on 06/30/2009 5:08:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, June 30, 2009



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".

salient [sey-lee-uhnt, seyl-yuhnt]

-adj
1. prominent or conspicuous
2. projecting or pointing outward
3. leaping or jumping
4. Heraldry. (of a beast) represented as leaping

-n
5. a salient angle or part, as the central outward-projecting angle of a bastion or an outward projection in a battle line
6. Physical Geography. a landform that extends out beyond its surroundings, as a spur projecting from the side of a mountain.

[1555–65; < L salient- (s. of saliēns, prp. of salīre to spring, jump), equiv. to sali- verb s. + -ent- -ent ]


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1 posted on 06/30/2009 5:08:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Happy Hump Day!


2 posted on 06/30/2009 5:08:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

!


3 posted on 06/30/2009 5:08:45 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: hobbes1

Morning Dave!


4 posted on 06/30/2009 5:09:05 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: SoothingDave

mornin


5 posted on 06/30/2009 5:10:17 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

wednesday is humpday........are you trying to change the natural flow of the average work week?


6 posted on 06/30/2009 5:11:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

the xshousehold’s employers follows gov’t bc of where we live, i wasn’t aware that run of the mill private employers in other parts of the country, would be giving friday off.


7 posted on 06/30/2009 5:15:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

This is a three day workweek. Hence, today is Hump Day.

It’s also Thursday in the sense that it’s the penultimate day of the week.


8 posted on 06/30/2009 5:16:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

my husband will be home........he is sure to go in for overtime as he does most days.....but technically, they have the day off.


9 posted on 06/30/2009 5:17:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
The MSM stories miss the salient points regarding the change of power in Honduras.

(We'll ignore the premature hump day comment...)

hh

10 posted on 06/30/2009 5:17:33 AM PDT by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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To: SoothingDave

LOL..........you are pushing it this week!


11 posted on 06/30/2009 5:17:34 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
BarryO the great Consitutional Scholar apparently posseses such a fantastic legal mind, he knows more about Honduran Constitutional Law than Honduras Supreme Court and the AG!.
How fortunate we are to have him!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal ....

BarryO seems to miss the salient points.

the Honduran military acted on the orders of the nation's Supreme Court, the step was backed by the nation's attorney general, and the man replacing Mr. Zelaya and elected in emergency session by that nation's Congress is a member of the former president's own political party...

12 posted on 06/30/2009 5:18:11 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: SoothingDave

a THREE day workweek? what, are you a UNION member???


13 posted on 06/30/2009 5:18:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

ROR...I Just had that very same conversation on the elevator on my way into the ofc....


14 posted on 06/30/2009 5:18:56 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: xsmommy

You think private employers don’t give a day off when a holiday falls on the weekend? Sure they do.

We have 12 holidays a year. This year, the powers that be decided to forego President’s Day back in the dreary days of February so we could have a 4-day Independence day holiday. So we’re off the 2nd and 3rd. Hence today is Hump Day Thursday.


15 posted on 06/30/2009 5:18:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

The guys on my floor usually run out for Italian hoagies on Thursday. Yesterday, I asked the guy if we were doing that tomorrow, since it’s basically Thursday.

Last I saw he was mulling it over.


16 posted on 06/30/2009 5:20:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

theOne is planning his own takeover, he is a fast learner - beware.


17 posted on 06/30/2009 5:21:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I will ask my brother if he is off in OH on Friday. i am not saying that NO private employers give it off, i am skeptical that it’s common practice in areas that are not gov’t related. in our area most employers have some nexus to the gov’t and with the gov’t off on a fed holiday, it makes sense for them to close. i know that our kids get days off school that my nieces and nephew never did, based on the same principle.


18 posted on 06/30/2009 5:21:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

I just heard him on the radio, and he has an annoying way of pronouncing “Honduras” as well. Like a pretentious newscaster showing off their fake Spanish accent.


19 posted on 06/30/2009 5:22:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

a 3 day work week for YOU, four day for most of us


20 posted on 06/30/2009 5:22:49 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
I always worry about such things...

However, 80 million American households own roughly 300 million Guns (those numbers are from around 1986)....

Given the fact the military is a right leaning institution, and those households are not predominantly in NY and LA...I sleep just fine at night.

A leftist coup wouldn't last a week in this country.

21 posted on 06/30/2009 5:23:50 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: hobbes1

I keep telling myself to go get my own gun, but have not as yet.


22 posted on 06/30/2009 5:25:27 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Think about it. If you worked for a place and you got 10 paid holidays each year, do you really think it would fly that you would only have 8 or 9 in a given year because of the way the calendar falls?

Holidays are not “days you don’t work” but rather “days you would otherwise work that you don’t and are paid for.”


23 posted on 06/30/2009 5:26:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

my husband’s company gives holidays as well as medical and dental benefits.......it is pretty common out here in the wilderness.

;^)


24 posted on 06/30/2009 5:27:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

It is Hump Day, well technically it will be at the end of the work day today.


25 posted on 06/30/2009 5:30:14 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: tioga

i am aware that private employers give holidays, but i know for a fact that not all private employers give every single fed holiday. there are 11 fed holidays, i don’t think anyone else got inauguration day off, this year, outside of DC. and i think columbus and veterans days are not always given off by the private sector.


26 posted on 06/30/2009 5:32:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i cannot stand to hear him pronounce POCKistan.


27 posted on 06/30/2009 5:34:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Every business in River City short of retail establishments and fast food are closed Friday. Banks, us, all our vendors, doctors’ offices, etc.


28 posted on 06/30/2009 5:37:45 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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well the odds are looking better for xsteen to be off on friday if that’s the consensus from non-governmental types. she will be happy.


29 posted on 06/30/2009 5:39:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

4th of July is one of the biggies. Any real company will give off Jan 1, Memorial Day, 4th July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (2 days), and Christmas Eve/Christmas.

Easter-related holidays and deer-killing day may vary by local custom.


30 posted on 06/30/2009 5:39:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I thought she was working for some sort of lobby?


31 posted on 06/30/2009 5:40:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

yeah, first day of deer season is not a common one, nationally.


32 posted on 06/30/2009 5:40:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

non-profit, not lobby group.


33 posted on 06/30/2009 5:41:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Still, I figure they’d follow the gov’t schedule. For the big holidays, anyway.

4th of July is a holiday whther the Feds say it is or not. Unlike Columbus day, for instance.


34 posted on 06/30/2009 5:44:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Happy Hump Day!

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

35 posted on 06/30/2009 5:48:15 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: SoothingDave
You think private employers don’t give a day off when a holiday falls on the weekend? Sure they do.

Yeah, but they don't usually give TWO days off.

36 posted on 06/30/2009 5:50:39 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: SoothingDave; CholeraJoe

the health insurance coverage at xshub’s company is going to change. he had to discuss this with his staff at the staff meeting yesterday. he laid it all at obama’s door. their costs for covering their employees rose dramatically bc insurers are anticipating obamacare. he put it in terms they could understand by equating the amount of the increased cost to the compnay with the revenues from a portion of their business. he said that they will be further affected when obams taxes their health insurance, which they receive free of charge from the company. he said if anyone wondered he could tell them the exact cost of each of their health care packages that they would then be taxed on. everyone now gets the picture in a very personal way, what this will mean to their pocketbooks.


37 posted on 06/30/2009 5:51:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

POCK-EE-STAHN


38 posted on 06/30/2009 5:52:21 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: VRWCmember

what do YOU think it means, senor montoya... ; ) ?


39 posted on 06/30/2009 5:52:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

what a mooselimb pronunciation that is.


40 posted on 06/30/2009 5:54:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

my bro’s company is off, but then the boss’s daughter is getting married on Friday evening. xsSIL’s friend who is an accountant in Warren is off, but wasn’t expecting the day off. she said it seems each company is doing it differently there. my niece is off from summer school on Friday from Akron.


41 posted on 06/30/2009 6:01:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
this article makes some salient points on gay adoptions....it's a followup to the story about the Duke/gay/adopitve/father child molestor who offered his son on the internet.
42 posted on 06/30/2009 6:10:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

that’s PRECISELY why that story needs to get out there, bc it allows the case to be made, that the heteronormatives have been making all along. bill o is on vaca, as are many talking heads this week, so they didn’t cover it. hopefully when he gets back he will feature it in some way. though he is soft on fruity issues, he has always been a fierce advocate for children.


43 posted on 06/30/2009 6:13:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; hobbes; Dutchgirl; All
Good morning, all:


The One has a salient problem with communication
Not to mention transparency and alliteration
It starts when the Anointed starts to flap his gums
That have a major problem when attacking taxes and their sums
Obama's roots must not be Kenyan, but Ethiopian!



Jack.

44 posted on 06/30/2009 6:18:27 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: xsmommy

Has you neice been naughty? ;-)

I imagine some companies might give the 5th off instead of the 3rd.


45 posted on 06/30/2009 6:20:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: VRWCmember

They do when President’s Day is foregone. Or forewent.


46 posted on 06/30/2009 6:20:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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The most salient principle in Zero's economic and political agenda is Tax Increases for Everybody.
47 posted on 06/30/2009 6:26:24 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: SoothingDave

If you go forth with a fifth on the Fourth, you might not go forth on the Fifth.


48 posted on 06/30/2009 6:27:07 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: SoothingDave

49 posted on 06/30/2009 6:39:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SoothingDave

i kind of wished to have monday off instead of friday myself.
my niece had some issues with calc 2. so she is remediating them.


50 posted on 06/30/2009 6:41:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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