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Word for the Day, Tuesday May 1, 2012

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:27:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2012



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".

ullage [uhl-ij]

-n

1. the amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle.
2. the quantity of wine, liquor, or the like, remaining in a container that has lost part of its contents by evaporation, leakage, or use.
3. Rocketry the volume of a loaded tank of liquid propellant in excess of the volume of the propellant; the space provided for thermal expansion of the propellant and the accumulation of gases evolved from it.

[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French ulliage; Old French ouillage, ( h ) eullage wine needed to fill a cask, equivalent to ( a ) ouill ( er ) to fill (a cask) (derivative of ouil eye, hole < Latin oculus ) + -age -age ]


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1 posted on 05/01/2012 6:27:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Rimmer: Mayday, Mayday! I wonder why they call it “Mayday” ? It’s only a bank holiday. Why not “Shrove Tuesday”, or “Ascension Sunday” ? Ascension Sunday, Ascension Sunday! 2nd Wednesday after Pentecost, 2nd Wednesday after Pentecost!


2 posted on 05/01/2012 6:30:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The ullage in my bank accounts since Obama took over has increased exponentially.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 6:33:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

I think the secret service guys would have been better off had their drinks had a bit more ullage.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 6:41:17 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89; xsmommy

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/teen-girls-sunbathing-pa-road-struck-car-16240735#.T58i3LOXSnk

Holy Moley they grow some dumb ones over in Beaver county.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 6:44:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
The ullage in the Kenyan-in-chief's character is exceeded only by the arrogance with which he is trampling the provisions of the U.S. Constitution.



HAPPY BELTAINE!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 05/01/2012 6:54:54 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoothingDave

I am feeling a ullage in my spirit today.

I guess it’s due to the fact that it has not stopped raining for as week.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 7:11:41 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa; NeoCaveman; SoothingDave; xsmommy; Texan5; tioga; secret garden; Tax-chick; ...

Darn!

Somebody bumped my coffee cup, and now I have excess spullage all over my luggage on the living room ruggage.

(A pessimist says the coffee cup is half empty.
An optimist says the coffee cup is half fullage.
An engineer says the coffee cup has twice as much ullage as it could be....


8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:14:01 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave

they should be charged with aggravated criminal stupidity.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ConorMacNessa

is that some devil-worshipping pic you posted there or what?


10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:29:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Aggravated? No. Simple. Very, very simple.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:30:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

There seems to be quite a great ullage
‘twixt Obama’s claims and his true knowledge
He brags, struts, parades
But won’t show his grades
Too many C’s, D’s, F’s in college


12 posted on 05/01/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: SoothingDave

you got that right.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 7:53:23 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: SoothingDave; Explorer89
i hope Duquesne Light gets out here and fixes that soon. At my house it was always WEST PENN PAHR.
14 posted on 05/01/2012 8:02:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Beltaine is an ancient Celtic festival which is admittedly pagan. I posted it only to celebrate my Celtic heritage. I assure you that I do not endorse the (bloodthirsty) practices of my ancient Celtic forebears. Nor do I endorse the co-option of Beltaine by modern Wiccans, druids, or new-agers.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 05/01/2012 8:10:14 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

interesting. i said the St Michael the Archangel prayer to counter it after looking at the pic ; )


16 posted on 05/01/2012 8:20:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Those are the kind of girls you wanted to play strip poker with. ;-)


17 posted on 05/01/2012 8:25:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; Explorer89
At my house it was always WEST PENN PAHR.

And it is again. After all those years of being "Allegheny Energy" they have resumed using the old name.

18 posted on 05/01/2012 8:29:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The ullage in my heart is at least a quart low. We said goodbye to our favorite dog on Saturday and our household is down to one rescue dog and an ungrateful shelter cat. It seems very empty and sad to me.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

i had no idea they had even changed names temporarily! shut that door! we work for west penn PAHR in this hahs or what?


20 posted on 05/01/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

and my heart continues to break for you. our pets leave such huge holes in our hearts when they go.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 8:33:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Sorry to hear that.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 8:36:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

We lost his brother right before Thanksgiving and now him so it’s been a hard time for us. I know the little dog needs a buddy so I have to buck up and grieve. In a sense, I’ve been grieving my favorite dog since he started to go downhill over a year ago. I keep expecting to see him or think I hear him in the other room.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 8:39:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; NeoCaveman

at the end of the day, that’s what it always comes down to doesn’t it? seeing girls naked—man’s raison d’etre so to speak.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

At one point they got bigger by acquisition and changed names. Now they’ve gotten even bigger by merger (as First Energy) and gone back to the old name for that part of the business.

A clear victory for all those folks out there who never bothered assimilating to the original name change.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

they are a little too young for me. /just read the article.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 8:42:32 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

good one on you being pedantic to the pedant bc LORD KNOWS he would have done the same to you, but i gave him the benefit of the doubt and thought he meant girls LIKE THAT would be stupid enough to lose and take their clothes off more easily, not these particular 13 yos.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

I said “wanted to” as in past tense, like when I was a teenager. Not “want to” like I’m going to look them up on Facebook. Sheesh. I picked my words carefully.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 8:51:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh don’t take umbrage with the pedantry that you so willingly dish out! ; ) i knew what ya meant.


29 posted on 05/01/2012 8:53:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKGK2fplV_w

Check this out when you’re not at work. This is from the UK show “Coupling,” where the main character is confronted at a dinner party given by his girlfriend about the “erotic film” he had in his VCR. He concludes with a magnificent rant summing up the whole of history as man’s struggle to see women’s bottoms.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 9:04:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Liquor lost by evaporation or leakage?......that’s not ullage, that’s tragedy.


31 posted on 05/01/2012 9:12:11 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SoothingDave

In Obama’s attempts to play
Nixonian power games and such
He needs to hide his enemies lists
And not brag about it so much

Nixon was a much smarter con-
Keeping the leaks to a drip-
And an ullage of damaging facts
Seldom let mob connections slip

It took years to find the truth-
But Obama won’t have that luck-
With his ego, his alibi has holes
Through which you can drive a truck...


32 posted on 05/01/2012 9:24:34 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave; blueunicorn6

“Liquor lost by evaporation or leakage?”......

That is also known as alcohol abuse...


33 posted on 05/01/2012 9:28:37 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-angels-share.htm

It’s “the angel’s share.”

(The “devil’s share” is liquor taxes.)


34 posted on 05/01/2012 9:36:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The ullage in Obama’s little black book of voters is growing.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 9:51:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: ConorMacNessa; xsmommy

The early Church was wisely gung ho on adopting pagan festival days for Christian celebrations to win converts-Samhain, Saturnalia, Vernal Equinox, etc.

My first husband and I knew a couple who claimed to be wiccan when my daughter was little. Their daughter went to the same Catholic kindergarten as ours, though, so we figured they were just being “new age” because it was 70’s fashionable, and he taught at a liberal university.

The parents were vegans, but wisely put meat on the table for their 2 small kids. The guy was a professor of music theory at Trinity U and the woman was a science teacher, but was staying home to raise the kids. they were nice enough, but weird...


36 posted on 05/01/2012 9:51:51 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

I learned that from a “Modern Marvels” episode on distilling-I’d never heard it before, but my Brit neighbor was quite familiar with it.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 9:54:46 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

I watched that show on BBC America.

I’ll never forget the “giggle loop”


38 posted on 05/01/2012 10:00:42 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: Texan5; secret garden
“Liquor lost by evaporation or leakage?”...... That is also known as alcohol abuse...

Reminds me of Arresed Development

Michael: And you finished off the whole bottle?
Lindsay Funke: I had to, it's vodka. It goes bad once it's opened.
Michael: I think that's another of mom's fibs, like "I'll sacrifice anything for my children".

39 posted on 05/01/2012 10:14:17 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Yes. They might have older sisters, who would probably be dumb too as that’s genetic.

LOL


40 posted on 05/01/2012 10:18:05 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: SoothingDave

Hilarious - and I agree, Sean Connery is the real James Bond! By the way, the guy who said that plays the director in the new tv show “Smash”


41 posted on 05/01/2012 10:20:47 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga; xsmommy; secret garden; Texan5
OK, which of you got these love notes from Paul Ryan? One of you must have left quite the impression on him in the janitor's closet.
42 posted on 05/01/2012 10:24:30 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Sean Connery is the real James Bond!

Agreed.

43 posted on 05/01/2012 10:25:38 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

hilarious!


44 posted on 05/01/2012 10:43:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

funniest thing since “Newt Judges You”


45 posted on 05/01/2012 10:45:36 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

That is absolutely hilarious-I sent the link to my cub-she thinks Paul Ryan is hot, especially his eyes...


46 posted on 05/01/2012 10:56:15 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; NeoCaveman

I totally agree-Sean Connery is James Bond I fondly watched in the movies-the others sort of pale beside him.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 11:01:55 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

NTBCW the ululage associated with certain groups who celebrate when evil things happen to America & Israel.

48 posted on 05/01/2012 11:14:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (Who coincidentally also suffer from an ullage in the cranial cavity...)
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To: xsmommy

I was just talking to the guy I work for about a bid and he said let’s have a really good laugh at a horndog we both know and I said sure. He showed me a place where lounge lizards congregate along with skank females, and I saw some of the most outrageous and unprintable back-and-forth ever, and it was funny. All either of us could think of was:

“You let me violate you, you let me desecrate you
You let me penetrate you, you let me complicate you...”

Some people have no shame...


49 posted on 05/01/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

And the writer of “Coupling,” Steven Moffat wrote or executive produced many of the new Doctor Who’s.


50 posted on 05/01/2012 11:36:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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