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Word For The Day, Thursday, April 5, 2012 - chelonian
dictionaries ad nauseam | 5 April 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 04/05/2012 6:00:26 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".

chelonian \ki-LOH-nee-uhn\, adjective
1. Belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles.
noun
1. A turtle.

Example sentences:
At the truly chelonian pace of somewhat under two miles per hour, the passengers and crew onboard would cover the twenty-seven hundred miles in just over two months.
-- Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and Her Passengers

The study door crashed back and a seventy-year-old politician stood there, top hat firmly on his head, collar awry around his scrawny, chelonian neck.
-- M. J. Trow, Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring

What pair of messiahs could differ more harshly than Hiram and Magnus, the one a pedantic little fellow with a chelonian paunch and gold eye-glasses and the other a rough, shaggy, carnivorous revivalist from the dreadful steppes?
-- H. L. Mencken, "Editorial," American Mercury Magazine, Jan. to Apr. 1924

Etymology:
Chelonian comes from the Greek word for turtle, chelṓn.

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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 04/05/2012 6:00:29 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 04/05/2012 6:01:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Describes followers of


3 posted on 04/05/2012 6:06:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Or Sean Avery. A+ for you!
4 posted on 04/05/2012 6:10:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The Turtles - HAPPY TOGETHER?

You’d have to be chelonian to have not heard HAPPY TOGETHER by The Turtles.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 6:10:37 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: secret garden
As B. B. King once asked:

"Chelonia! Chelonia!
"What makes yo' thick shell so hard?"

6 posted on 04/05/2012 6:11:16 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: All
"While the entire Marshall Amplification family mourns Jim’s passing and will miss him tremendously, we all feel richer for having known him and are happy in the knowledge that he is now in a much better place which has just got a whole lot louder!"

RIP Jim Marshall.
7 posted on 04/05/2012 6:16:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
When will the media's chelonian responses to all things related to eligibility end?
...and why does today's word trigger FR's spellcheck?

8 posted on 04/05/2012 6:16:36 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: secret garden
appeals to sentimentality, but a bad idea. Beatles music makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a spoon.
9 posted on 04/05/2012 6:17:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Roccus
I do not know the answer to either question but here's your A.
10 posted on 04/05/2012 6:18:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: blueunicorn6
A+ for you since I've actually met and spoken with Mark Volmer, a very nice and talented man who is on faculty at my son's university.
11 posted on 04/05/2012 6:21:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SAJ
You cannot go wrong with music references in here. A+ for you.
12 posted on 04/05/2012 6:23:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

This is the second time in my life that I have received a good grade by confounding my instructor with unanswerable questions. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. ;^)


13 posted on 04/05/2012 6:24:15 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: xsmommy

Here’s where we completely disagree, because they are my favorite band of all time. :-)


14 posted on 04/05/2012 6:24:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Next you’ll be telling us that Beach Boys harmonies grate on your ears. ROR!


15 posted on 04/05/2012 6:25:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Chelonian Traffic in South Florida is two-fold.

Not only is it at a slow pace, but it is often because a turtle has decided to sun himself in the middle of the road.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 6:26:03 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: secret garden

Obama’s illegal, felonian
But the mainstream response is chelonian
Stick their head in their shell
“Nothing wrong, all is well”
Sheriff Joe wants to come down Draconian


17 posted on 04/05/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: left that other site

I saw the most gorgeous box turtle on the trail at my park yesterday. And have seen stopped traffic stopped here when a giant snapper decides to stroll across the roads. A for you.


18 posted on 04/05/2012 6:28:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Some of them are really beautiful!


19 posted on 04/05/2012 6:31:30 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: secret garden

RIP Jim. We LOVE Your Work!

My Marshalls go up to 11.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: secret garden
This upcoming movie will be a chelonian disaster.
21 posted on 04/05/2012 6:33:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

They are after him too now. A+ for you!


22 posted on 04/05/2012 6:36:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Oh no, they’re going to ruin another classic. A+ for you.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 6:37:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy
Next you’ll be telling us that Beach Boys harmonies grate on your ears.

Speaking of Beach Boys and the offspring of famous bands, Wilson Phillips has some great lineage. The Wilsons are the daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, while Phillips' parents are John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.

Their new album, "Dedicated" has tracks made famous by their elders: 1. California Dreamin' 2. Wouldn't It Be Nice 3. Dedicated To The One I Love 4. Don't Worry Baby 5. Twelve-Thirty 6. I Can Hear Music 7. Monday Monday 8. Do It Again 9. Got A Feelin' 10. Fun, Fun, Fun 11. God Only Knows 12. Good Vibrations

24 posted on 04/05/2012 6:40:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: secret garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eBrb00pdGw

Wrong way Marshall?


25 posted on 04/05/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

I don’t think I’ve ever heard xs say she likes any music. Except for aggressive hockey arena songs.


26 posted on 04/05/2012 6:43:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Good word.


27 posted on 04/05/2012 7:26:59 AM PDT by allmost
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I just listened to “Dedicated” on Rhapsody. Save your money. Listening to the songs of the Beach Boys and the Mamas & The Papas as sung by some of their children is like watching a remake of Casa Blanca starring Humphrey Bogart, Jr. and Ingrid Bergman’s daughter.


28 posted on 04/05/2012 7:29:45 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: SoothingDave
i am not big on ballads that is for dang sure. i like music with a strong base beat. black urban contemporary and 80s mostly. and aggressive hockey arena songs. this was the Gonzaga goal scoring song. Played after every goal scored.
29 posted on 04/05/2012 7:45:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

i liked the Mamas and the Papas when i was in 4th grade : )


30 posted on 04/05/2012 7:46:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden
here's a ballad. This is our wedding song,that we had for our first dance.
31 posted on 04/05/2012 7:48:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Going all the way on your wedding night is not a new concept.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 7:50:41 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

my eyes roll ; )


33 posted on 04/05/2012 7:51:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

what was your wedding song?


34 posted on 04/05/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
In other terms, Obama has been appropriately referred to as a "pedestal chelonian"...
35 posted on 04/05/2012 7:52:54 AM PDT by mikrofon (Except he hides FROM his 'Chelle.)
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To: xsmommy

We’ve Just Begun. Carpenters.


36 posted on 04/05/2012 7:53:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We’ve Only Just Begun. Left out a modifier.


37 posted on 04/05/2012 7:54:06 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: xsmommy

It’s the kind of crap you listen to when you get married at 22 and your wife isn’t even old enough to buy a drink legally.


38 posted on 04/05/2012 7:55:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: SoothingDave

was that you retweeting the peramubulating phallus tweet?


39 posted on 04/05/2012 7:55:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

poor dead thing, Karen Carpenter.


40 posted on 04/05/2012 7:56:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

i am sure that song was pretty typical. Our’s probably was too, but maybe not at caucasian weddings. We were 28 and 30, so our choice was MATURE ; )


41 posted on 04/05/2012 7:58:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; SoothingDave; secret garden; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga; All

EXCELLENT!!! A++++ [oh wait, i am not teacher today!! but if i was i would give you that!]
what was your wedding song, if any? I want to hear everyone’s, now that i strolled down memory lane circa 1985 for mine.


42 posted on 04/05/2012 8:00:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I thought you were tempting my pedantry.


43 posted on 04/05/2012 8:00:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh like that’s so tough to do! ; )


44 posted on 04/05/2012 8:01:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Besides the surname similarity, he does have a “turtle-y” face. ;)

Never remember him covering up in scraps, though...


45 posted on 04/05/2012 8:02:31 AM PDT by mikrofon (Go Flo'da -- de-Capitate WAS!)
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To: xsmommy

Yeah. I don’t always agree with him, but Mencken sure knew how to turn a phrase.

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”


46 posted on 04/05/2012 8:07:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; hobbes1; tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
maybe you will reconsider and read it. i KNEW that the latin bread and circuses was in the third book but never was able to find it.
47 posted on 04/05/2012 8:10:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oh, I don’t remember — some funeral dirge.....

Actually, “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by The King.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 8:11:37 AM PDT by mikrofon (Although wise man did say, "Only fools rush in" ;)
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To: mikrofon

nice choice!


49 posted on 04/05/2012 8:12:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

“I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time.”


50 posted on 04/05/2012 8:19:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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