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Word For The Day, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - prepradial
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^ | 09/21/2011 | The Slacker

Posted on 09/21/2011 6:20:29 AM PDT by VRWCmember



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".

prepradial \pree-PRAN-dee-ul\ - adjective

of, relating to, or suitable for the time just before dinner

Example sentence:

Although dinner was served late, the preprandial conversation was so diverting that no one minded.

Extra Example sentence:

"Churchill celebrated Christmas with the Roosevelts, took part in FDR's preprandial cocktail hours, shared most meals with the president, and, to Eleanor Roosevelt's great dismay, kept her husband up until the early hours each morning, drinking brandy, puffing cigars, and talking endlessly about everything." -- From Lynne Olson's 2010 book Citizens of London

Did you know?
Though the Latin noun "prandium" means "late breakfast" or "luncheon," its derivative English adjectives -- "preprandial," "prandial," and "postprandial" -- are just as likely to refer to other meals; in fact, "preprandial" is usually applied to dinner. Those adjectives were quite new in our language ("prandial" and "postprandial" first appeared in print in 1820, and "preprandial" in 1822) when a Scottish judge wrote in his memoirs, "Every glass during dinner required to be dedicated to the health of some one.... This prandial nuisance was horrible." English also acquired the adverbs "prandially" and "postprandially," but those are much rarer words these days.

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....


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
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)


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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with today's WFTD:

A little Tony Bennett for your prepradial entertainment should help you lose weight by destroying your appetite.

AUDIO: Tony Bennett: We Caused the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

(He may have left his heart in San Francisco, but he left his mind up somebody's butt.)

No pushing at the door please!

Happy Humpday Everybody!

Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.

1 posted on 09/21/2011 6:20:32 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
IT'S ABOUT DANG TIME!!!

Get to class you slackers! I've opened a new classroom, but Dave forgot to get the gradebook from xsmommy. So if you're looking for a grade you'll have to ping her. Secret Garden and Tioga are usually pretty generous with the plusses if you compliment their shapely legs, so you might try submitting your homework to them instead. My secret for getting extra plusses on my A+ from xs will remain a secret between me and her, so you're on your own if you want her to review your work.

2 posted on 09/21/2011 6:21:09 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: VRWCmember

morning.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 6:21:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

buenas dias mi cherida.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 6:23:13 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: VRWCmember

Preprandial! Now spelled with an “n”!


5 posted on 09/21/2011 6:23:14 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: VRWCmember
Caps lost their preprandial game up in Baltimore last night. xsjr texted me two minutes after i dropped her at school this AM, saying "OMG, I was greeted within minutes by the PENS FAN from summer school about the Caps loss. I told him off! saying If the Pens lost would i be rubbing your face in it? NO i WOULD NOT, so DON"T DO IT TO ME! i HATE PENS FANS!"

Like mother, like daughter : ) right down to the PMS.

6 posted on 09/21/2011 6:25:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember
I thought prepradial was the act of checking your tire pressure before a long trip.
7 posted on 09/21/2011 6:26:34 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: VRWCmember

cherida? there’s a new twist, is that franol? ; )


8 posted on 09/21/2011 6:27:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

It’s preprandial with an N. Prepradial is what you do when you’re fixing to change a tire on yer monster truck. You prep the radial.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 6:27:23 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: VRWCmember
I got me some of them there "prep-radial" tahrs the other day:

10 posted on 09/21/2011 6:28:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy

probably so. I mangle my french and spanish all the time. When the little mexican kids looked at me funny I would generally realize I had just created a new word.


11 posted on 09/21/2011 6:29:15 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: VRWCmember

kinda cool!


12 posted on 09/21/2011 6:30:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: agere_contra; CholeraJoe
Preprandial! Now spelled with an “n”! OK That is WEIRD. I didn't type it. I copied and pasted directly from the Merriam-Webster WOTD page. It is correctly spelled "preprandial" EVERYWHERE on the page. But when I copied and pasted it as I was putting the thread together it WAS spelled "prepradial" in the word entry but has since been corrected.
13 posted on 09/21/2011 6:35:56 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: xsmommy

Ma cheri (french) and Mi querida (spanish) get mangled into Mi cherida.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 6:39:35 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: VRWCmember
have you seen this? mindboggling. he's certifiable.
15 posted on 09/21/2011 6:40:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

that’s what i figured : )


16 posted on 09/21/2011 6:40:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember
Given the depths to which America has been subsequently thrown,
who does not remember the preprandial election cheers
of the undocumented emperor-tyrant from the 57 states?


17 posted on 09/21/2011 6:41:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: VRWCmember

Obama’s choice of prepradial conversation concerning the details of his intimate relationship with Michelle was enough to spoil the appetite of everyone attending the State Dinner.


18 posted on 09/21/2011 6:49:43 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: VRWCmember

In English, “My Sharona”


19 posted on 09/21/2011 6:50:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: VRWCmember

Obama’s The One, thinks he’s primordial
Speaks today before dinner, preprandial
With no teleprompter help
He’d just stutter and yelp
He prefers to speak pre-recordial


20 posted on 09/21/2011 6:53:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: VRWCmember

A lovely word. But no mention in the FDR story of Mrs. Nesbit. Mrs. Nesbit was FDR’s White House housekeeper who served the worst food in the nation. Churchill hated her!


21 posted on 09/21/2011 7:05:36 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: xsmommy

Best tweet of the game: Semin had better ice bedazzled to his pants.


22 posted on 09/21/2011 7:42:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

best recent tweet was from one of the “buddies” saying
“i have 5 days to lose ten pounds before having my picture taken with sasha” ROR! This weekend is the Caps convention. Paula and i are going to go with xsgirls. i want to be there when Sasha is posing for pic with him, to see if he is squeezing sasha’s behind in the pic!


23 posted on 09/21/2011 7:47:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; NeoCaveman
this photo disturbs me....


24 posted on 09/21/2011 7:53:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Maybe it’s a variation of “querida” only with a fruity twist (no insult intended—I tend to think of everything in terms of food—you know, how alcoholics give directions using bars as reference points—my directions involve restaurants, taco stands, etc.)


25 posted on 09/21/2011 8:05:14 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Silentgypsy

oh yum, tacos!! can you tell i’m dieting? so every food reference sounds yummy to me! LOL!


26 posted on 09/21/2011 8:06:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

BTW, what’s franol? Sounds like engine lubricant.


27 posted on 09/21/2011 8:07:48 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Silentgypsy

if i knew how to do a tilde, i would have put it over the n. Franol would be french and espanol hybrid, Cheri combined with Querida.


28 posted on 09/21/2011 8:11:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Wow, I forgot what you call a tilde. I think you can get it by pulling up characters. I don’t remember how to do an umlaut (sp), either. Haven’t thought about that in years. Oh well, anyway, muchissimas calcetines grandes para ti y su familia! (Customary parting benediction.)


29 posted on 09/21/2011 8:18:20 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Silentgypsy

many big stockings to you too! LOL!


30 posted on 09/21/2011 8:19:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
OMG OMG OMG OMG! MIND BLEACH required after even spending one second contemplating a sex act between the First Couple!
31 posted on 09/21/2011 8:22:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

There are those of us who not only mangle Spanish, we chop it up and pour soy sauce all over it. (Here we go with the food references again.) Garcias and buenos dias!


32 posted on 09/21/2011 8:29:30 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: xsmommy

Yes, I saw that. Funny. Oblivious.


33 posted on 09/21/2011 8:35:01 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: xsmommy
And it is true, this is the closest we get to a date — which I’m going to have to fix in about 14 months.

This is the part I keyed in on, that he is planning to NOT be president. Thinking about him not having the job makes me happy. They are a fake couple, since he plays for the other team, IMHO.
34 posted on 09/21/2011 8:35:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

xsjr just asked me that very thing on the way in, in the car this AM, will he be unemployed when he loses? i said he sure will!


35 posted on 09/21/2011 8:42:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Those annoying phone calls from vendors and solicitors who dial your home while you’re preparing dinner are hardly preprandial...


36 posted on 09/21/2011 8:49:24 AM PDT by mikrofon (TG4AMachines)
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To: NeoCaveman
Perhaps, in a china cabinet, like a little figurine?
37 posted on 09/21/2011 10:01:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
"If you give up your principles, you're not being very pragmatic," Paul said.

for some reason, this made me smile.

And it's the day/week from hell.

38 posted on 09/21/2011 12:17:29 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: NeoCaveman

Perhaps the loony troll and the leprechaun are your ticket ; )
Sorry about the bad week


39 posted on 09/21/2011 12:22:40 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Penguins
Madaholic
Syndrome????


40 posted on 09/21/2011 12:28:05 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the 1 Tru Conservative that can unite us all and Save America" ;)
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To: hobbes1

She said she got right up in his face too. I lmao.


41 posted on 09/21/2011 12:32:34 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

DK is a deal breaker for me...


42 posted on 09/21/2011 12:34:21 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: SoothingDave

“My Sharona”

All right, damnit-that was an uncalled-for earqworm that caused me to dig out the CD of the Knack and play it while I freep!


43 posted on 09/21/2011 1:30:59 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Let’s make that “earworm”, okay?


44 posted on 09/21/2011 1:32:25 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Gotta play the album version with the jam session in the middle, not the single version.


45 posted on 09/21/2011 1:42:51 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: VRWCmember

The preprandial conversation by
The Obamas must be a trip-
With staff hanging on every word
Hoping for a little slip

Perhaps a snipe from Michelle
To set some ears on fire-
An incriminating tidbit to sell
To the National Enquirer

Or maybe even fast and furious words-
The press could hardly wait-
That staffer would get a king’s ransom
For opening the next Watergate...


46 posted on 09/21/2011 1:48:45 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

The single version is on my album, not the one you are referring to.


47 posted on 09/21/2011 1:53:51 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

I never understood the mentality of radio people who figured a song would be more popular if they removed an instrumental bridge or coda.


48 posted on 09/21/2011 2:13:37 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Oh, my album has the instrumental bridge that changes tempo three or so times, but that is not the long, long original one that goes on for several minutes and is practically a piece in itself-I haven’t heard that version in years.


49 posted on 09/21/2011 2:38:33 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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OMG OMG OMG OMG...........I forgot to turn on GB and that fox at five show is killing me.....now I have forgotten my password.......egads. what a day.


50 posted on 09/21/2011 3:02:18 PM PDT by tioga
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