Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 17, 2012 - omphalus
Posted on 05/17/2012 4:33:33 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".
omphalos \OM-fuh-luhs , noun
1. The central point.
2. The navel; umbilicus.
3. Greek Antiquity. A stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, thought to mark the center of the earth.
To that incurable romantic the Trenton hovel was omphalos, the hub of existence, the center of mass.
-- Ellen Queen, Halfway House
Yes; but if not of the earth, for earth's tenant Jerusalem was the omphalos of mortality.
-- Thomas De Quincey, Suspiria de Profundies
From Greek, omphalos did not enter English until the 1850s when Thomas De Quincey used it in his work Suspiria de Profundis. It literally meant "navel."
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Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
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Was it “bohunkus”? That’s the word we use around here, thanks to Hank the Cowdog.
The omphalos for trouncing Obama and the Dems at the polls in November and making them pariahs is to save this once great nation from these evil leftist ideologues.
and who says women can’t get to work on time? what a woman!
thank GOD, how scary for you!
I figure if they knew how to write, they wouldn’t be in TV news.
yinz prob already know but i have definitively determined that although today is 40 days after Easter, Ascension is not celebrated today but rather, at least in the Arlington diocese, on Sunday.
The Rapture will be on a Thursday, and y’all are gonna miss it. LOL
Done with what little work I had for the day-how did the newest puppy do on his walk? My daughter and I still love the Hank the Cowdog books, by the way.
Obama’s minions seem uncertain
Of the omphalos of his campaign
Changing gears at warp speed
To follow the best money gain
It is all about his ego trip
And trying to fool all of us-
And if a team member disagrees
He gets thrown right under the bus
Holder probably will be next
If Obama follows Nixon’s scheme-
So far that seems to be the case,
With paranoia becoming extreme
There is a sign in the church parking lot to remind everyone that Ascension will be celebrated on Sunday here, too.
I was sad to hear that Donna Summer succumbed to cancer after a long battle. One of mine and my daughter’s favorite funny memories involves daughter as a youngster, and her best friend listening to a Donna Summer album on a trip to New Mexico with my first husband and I to visit relatives and go skiing.
It was late at night and my husband was taking his turn driving, and my daughter and her friend were in the back of the suburban listening to a Donna Summer tape. We were somewhere in the deserted area between Pecos and Orla on 285, and it had just started snowing a bit, when we noticed that the kids were playing “Bad Girls” again and again-and yet again.
I said okay, kids, time to turn that off, roll up in your blankets and let us listen to our music (there was no radio reception way out there). They complied, we put on a tape of ours and started singing along to AC/DC. In the background, we heard the girls quietly chanting “beep beep, toot toot”, and we told them to shut it down several times, but they kept it up.
After awhile, my husband practically slammed on the brakes, pulled to the side of the road and said listen you two, one more beep beep, one more toot toot-and you will be out of this truck and walking all the way to Ruidosa in the snow.
My daughter and I still laugh about that every time we talk about the family trips we took.
Obama's press agent a birther a decade and and a half early...
Was he lying then, or is he lying now?
Lord I hated (and still hate) that ****ing film.
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