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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 10, 2012 - obtest
dictionaries ad nauseam | 10 May 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/10/2012 4:31:18 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".

obtest \ob-TEST\ , verb
1. To supplicate earnestly; beseech.
2. To invoke as witness.
3. To protest.
4. To make supplication; beseech.

Example sentences:
I constrain, adjure, obtest and strongly command you.
-- Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering

And whosoever she be, even with the form of words which to miserable wretches is granted most exaudible, I pray, and do with those prayers most heartily obtest, which are in the ears of the hearers of them most effectual, that she may never taste of such bitter miseries.
-- Giovanni Boccaccio, Amorous Fiametta

Etymology:
Obtest comes from the Latin roots ob-, a prefix meaning "toward", and the root test, meaning "witness."

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 05/10/2012 4:31:22 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 05/10/2012 4:32:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Missing from Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage was an obest to the states, or to congress to do anything about it. So, at the end of the day, nothing has changed except for the size of the campaign war chest. And come November, nobody is going to change their vote based upon this issue, anyway. Again, it is the economy, stupid!


3 posted on 05/10/2012 4:40:13 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

Damned autocorrect! obtest!


4 posted on 05/10/2012 4:40:53 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89
A for you!
5 posted on 05/10/2012 4:41:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Explorer89

Dammit! I made it a noun!


6 posted on 05/10/2012 4:41:51 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

I knew what you meant.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 4:42:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Obtest

Ob-IBTZ


8 posted on 05/10/2012 4:47:35 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you.
9 posted on 05/10/2012 4:56:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i obtest that you bury this useless word from our lexicon.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 4:57:32 AM PDT by onona (RIP Levon, another good man gone.)
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To: Explorer89

Tammy Bruce tweeted yesterday afternoon that she was giving GAY PERMISSION to straights to NOT care about gay marriage because Obama is destroying the economy.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 4:58:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Moochelle and her big behind frequently obtest that people not be obese.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 4:59:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A for you.
And as far as the flip flopper in chief, how can you say you've talked to neighbors when you don't have any?
13 posted on 05/10/2012 5:01:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

How much must the Tea Party obtest before the GOPe gives us a truly CONSERVATIVE Candidate?


14 posted on 05/10/2012 5:16:44 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy
Tammy Bruce tweeted yesterday afternoon that she was giving GAY PERMISSION to straights to NOT care about gay marriage because Obama is destroying the economy.

Cool. I love Tammy Bruce.

15 posted on 05/10/2012 5:30:14 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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-2141902/Supermarket-celebrates-250-years-sandwich—Yorkshire-pudding-wrap.html

OMG, I had a Yorkshire pudding wrap with roast beef inside (and gravy on the side) in a pub in London last year, and it was darned close to a religious experience!


16 posted on 05/10/2012 5:30:54 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden
To the gays Obama obtests to get more campaign cash
17 posted on 05/10/2012 5:36:54 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: secret garden

As the gay groups entreat and obtest
Barack does what he does the best
“What’s in it for me?
Increased donations are key”
To build his war chest, he’s completely obsessed


18 posted on 05/10/2012 5:38:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: secret garden

Obtest

The fellas here at the Atkinsonville Retread did pretty well with most of these words, Beseech Nut they knew right away since the annual spitting contest was just days away.

Then supplication they knew knew meant serving supper to the boys. That was easy enough.

But for obtest they had to remember way back to the years they spent in middle school. Carmine said it was like yesterday, for Carmine it was yesterday he just graduating recently.

Anyway Miss Fritzinger, who had a bottle of vodka in her desk and used Blue Waltz by the gallon, used to say,

“Another day, obtest to the obtust”, and then little tears would down her white powdered cheeks. I think was from the joy of being a teacher and maybe the cheap vodka.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 5:44:00 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

I remember the first time I was supplicated earnestly.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 5:48:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Any relation to Lenny?


21 posted on 05/10/2012 5:49:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I don’t think so.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 5:53:05 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: Explorer89

Was that with real Yorkshire terrier? ;-)


23 posted on 05/10/2012 5:56:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Dog is above my pay grade :)


24 posted on 05/10/2012 6:01:01 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

sounds YUMMY!!


25 posted on 05/10/2012 6:12:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site
We'll just keep pushing the tea party agenda and take the House and Senate one seat at a time. A for you.
26 posted on 05/10/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+ for you. The big fake fools no one.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 6:47:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you. It’s all about the benjamins.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

A for originality, as always. :-)


29 posted on 05/10/2012 6:49:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Was it while listening to Foreigner?


30 posted on 05/10/2012 6:50:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It brings to mind again those public venues where a fawning sycophant would Obtest the One for a house, or a job, or a piece of his “ stash”...


31 posted on 05/10/2012 6:56:30 AM PDT by mikrofon (PLLLLEASE, Mr. President !!!)
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To: Explorer89; secret garden; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
we loved Bill Nye the science guy, when my kids were little. Turns out he's a huge jack@$$ of a lib.
32 posted on 05/10/2012 6:59:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

Or some pie. A for you!


33 posted on 05/10/2012 7:03:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Knew that. The spouse was listening to NPR yesterday and learned that Blossom really does have a PhD in Neuroscience. Who knew?


34 posted on 05/10/2012 7:04:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Def Leppard.


35 posted on 05/10/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Amen!


36 posted on 05/10/2012 7:13:08 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave
Def Leppard.

You were in grad school?

37 posted on 05/10/2012 7:13:46 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

At least Tammy has her priorities “straight”....


38 posted on 05/10/2012 7:14:42 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

He is Bill Nye The Actor! Go check out his wikipedia page. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, which is fine, but was working as an ACTOR when he started the science Ed stuff. He is as much a scientist as I am. He has no freaking credentials, and I bet he has read far fewer geology books than I have, becuase if he had, he would never believe in AGW. (once you get a sense of how looooooong geological time is compared,to the end of the last ice age, you say, oh snap! that was just yesterday, and wonder, gee, what caused the earth to warm up so quickly that the MILE of ice on top of Central Park melted?)


39 posted on 05/10/2012 7:16:02 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

obama loves Yorkshire pudding! He usually serves it with Shitzu on a Shingle.


40 posted on 05/10/2012 7:16:05 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

LOLs!


41 posted on 05/10/2012 7:18:58 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: NeoCaveman

I hope you meant “grade school.” And, no. Def Leppard hit big in 83, right when I was in high school.


42 posted on 05/10/2012 7:19:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Explorer89

Whatever I can do or say
To lighten the burden of doom and oppression
that has been loaded onto the backs of thinking, working Americans!

I am glad I raised a smile! :-)


43 posted on 05/10/2012 7:22:07 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave

That’s when I was in grad school and MTV was still about music.


44 posted on 05/10/2012 7:34:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

When ZZ Top videos ruled the world. Then it took Detroit 20 years to come out with the PT Cruiser.

There’s a “Cool TV” channel on one of the digital subchannels (free over-the-air) that is a lot like MTV used to be.


45 posted on 05/10/2012 7:41:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I see Rasmussen has chimed in: Walker 50% v Barret 45%
46 posted on 05/10/2012 8:26:37 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

Check this out, the Bluth house made of Legos

http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2012/05/arrested-development-lego-set-assembled.php


47 posted on 05/10/2012 8:40:38 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: SoothingDave

Do you know the story of the “Legs” video? It’s about when one of their toddler girls was just learning to walk.


48 posted on 05/10/2012 8:40:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I guess I always considered Hysteria to be there big break out albumn but it was probably all the way back to Pyromania.


49 posted on 05/10/2012 8:54:09 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. fabulous. Omigosh, I miss that show. Jason Bateman slays me.


50 posted on 05/10/2012 8:54:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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