Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 9, 2013-- myrmidon
Posted on 07/09/2013 5:43:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Tuesday, 7/9/13
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".
1. Classical Mythology . one of the warlike people of ancient Thessaly who accompanied Achilles to the Trojan War. 2. ( lowercase ) a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands1. Greek myth one of a race of people whom Zeus made from a nest of ants. They settled in Thessaly and were led against Troy by Achilles 2. ( often not capital ) a follower or henchman
Etymology: c.1400, from L. Myrmidones (pl.), from Gk. Myrmidones, Thessalian tribe led by Achilles to the Trojan War, fabled to have been ants changed into men, from Gk. myrmex "ant." Transferred sense of "faithful follower" is from 1610.
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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
MrT5 told me about a CO he had early in his military career-the petty dictator actually referred to the subordinates under his command as his myrmidons, because he could impose any s*** detail he wished on them. He came to a bad end eventually, though...
The emperor has his myrmidons,
Or at least he thinks he does
But he has disturbed the hive-
The bees have started to buzz
When queen bees take the fifth
And drones say they don’t know
The hive is self destructing-
And there’s just one way to go
The emperor forgot that bees have
A sense of self-preservation-
Some quietly bolt and fly away
Every time he is on vacation
I’ve got a quick bid to do-back later...
Look who slithered in from Twitter.
where have you BEEN??? you need your @$$ beat for truancy! xsbaby [who turned 19 yesterday] just asked me about you and i said you had been scarce for awhile!
Yes - he plays a guy who inherits an old truck from an aunt or great aunt.... starts looking into his lineage. Everyone in his life is a nutball and he travels to America and everyone he meets there is crazy but he is so polite and never calls them out.
Sorry, he inherits a trunk, not a truck
Is it just me, or are there some comments on certain ethnic groups there that don’t belong in civilized discourse?
i thought he was incredibly endearing in Bridesmaids.
Twitter is easier to keep up with and I can block the idjits.
I’ll have to check it out.
Boardwalk returns later in September.
Racists on FR? It can’t be. ;-)
Just like all of us descended from the emerald isle.
Me too - he was my favorite character in that show. I wasn’t as big a fan of that show because I thought Kristin Whig was childish and rude
oh so we are reduced to being “kept up with”?? ; ) just stop by so we don’t think you are dead, ya old coot. i have not been on twitter as religiously since the election, i am tending to boycott news.
let’s not get carried away... ; )
No i wasnt.
But i am finally getting a handle on boogie boarding.
i’m so happy for you ; )
Hey dude, long time, no hear.
What’s up Doc?
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