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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 15, 2012 - antipode
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Posted on 03/15/2012 4:47:07 AM PDT 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".

antipode \AN-ti-pohd\, noun
A direct or exact opposite.

Example sentences:
It seemed that this enthusiast was just as cautious, just as much alive to judgments in other minds as if he had been that antipode of all enthusiasm called "a man of the world."
-- George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

I look for the furthest spot on earth away from Lancaster — Lancaster's antipode— the middle of the Indian Ocean.
-- Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

Here we are, thrust to the opposite and absurd antipode of what we think is good. And tomorrow we'll be out of bed at three o'clock in the pitch-black morning.
-- Tim O'Brien, If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

Etymology:
Antipode is actually a clipping, or back-formation, of the word Greek word antipodes. It lost its s in the mid-1500s. The original word literally meant "opposite feet," as in "the place on the exact opposite point on the globe.".

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

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To: NeoCaveman

Not only burning through it-the recklessness of his spending reminds me of those people in Vegas who believe if they can just get the money to place one more bet, they are sure to win big. That is what he does every time someone makes a big donation to him-he uses it on some idiotic campaign gimmick. I’m guessing that he won’t return Mahre’s (sp?) million is because he’s already blown it.


51 posted on 03/15/2012 1:49:12 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: tioga

Eked it out, gonnabe an uuuuugly run.


52 posted on 03/15/2012 2:54:18 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Laura Ingraham just tweeted that she was at the game. WOO WOO


53 posted on 03/15/2012 3:16:33 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5

He spent like 146% of the money he took in in January. I like it. He’s begging people for $3!


54 posted on 03/15/2012 3:29:10 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

A+ for you, F- for the unAmerican who hung that monstrosity.


55 posted on 03/15/2012 3:29:28 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Cowman

It’s hard to keep track of the Podes. A for you.


56 posted on 03/15/2012 3:30:32 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

A+ for you. We had the same weather earlier but I made it storm by spraying weedkiller out back. It’s yellow and red on the weather channel here. I don’t want to go back out but I’ll have to in an hour.


57 posted on 03/15/2012 3:32:22 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

This weekend, I’ll have to get out the weedeater and do the yard before it starts to rain again.


58 posted on 03/15/2012 4:04:29 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

Good-let him spend his liberal worshippers’ money until they get tired and cut him off like the gambling addict he acts like...


59 posted on 03/15/2012 4:06:29 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: tioga

She was in Syracuse watching with rabid SU fans, but the game was played at consol energy center in Pgh.


60 posted on 03/15/2012 5:50:26 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

xsjr did a paper on Booker T. Washington for her history class, which i just got done editing and all i so want to slip in there something about BOOKER T and the MGs! LOL!


61 posted on 03/15/2012 5:52:49 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Ok. Does she know where she is? LOL


62 posted on 03/15/2012 6:03:17 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

She said she was in syracuse but not specifically where.


63 posted on 03/15/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Time is tight for trying to stay awake for this game against San Jose out there.
64 posted on 03/15/2012 8:39:11 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I saw them play as a back up band for Neil Young, with Soundgarden as the opening act. Early 90s.


65 posted on 03/16/2012 6:19:02 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

Neil? I saw him with Crazy Horse in the 80s. It was his birthday that night in Houston and we all sang to him and then sang Sugar Mountain for way too long.


66 posted on 03/16/2012 7:36:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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