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Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 9, 2013-- myrmidon
7/9/13 | xs

Posted on 07/09/2013 5:43:30 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Tuesday, 7/9/13

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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".

myrmidon; noun

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.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
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....




TOPICS: Word For The Day
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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

In the Soother's absence, I am acting as his myrmidon in posting this thread. He is currently frolicking in the icy waters of VA beach. I was never an ant, by the way.

1 posted on 07/09/2013 5:43:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
myrmidon: A half sized football field used by hot dogs
2 posted on 07/09/2013 5:46:38 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Good morning!


3 posted on 07/09/2013 5:48:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Cowman

So I have to admit that I am feeling particularly dense today, and I do not get your pun... I am sore ashamed....


4 posted on 07/09/2013 5:50:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The myrmidons of the White House staff execute Obambams’s orders without question.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 5:53:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+++


6 posted on 07/09/2013 5:56:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

When you vacay, who is the thread xsmommyrmidon?


7 posted on 07/09/2013 6:27:22 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy

Myrmidon

A myrmidon is like a male myrmimaid, which is one of those fishy women that sailors got so fired up about. Makes me wonder why they didn’t want women on ships.


8 posted on 07/09/2013 6:29:26 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: mikrofon

Oh all the subs have stepped up for me in the past : ) going to be on vacay next week, but should be able to post the thread on monday before i leave. A+++


9 posted on 07/09/2013 6:33:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: count-your-change

A+++ darryl hannah is one horrible looking former myrmidon, since she had the plastic surgery.


10 posted on 07/09/2013 6:34:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The military of all nations requires their soldiers behave like myrmidons, and follow the orders without hesitation to the cost of their own lives. However, in Western nations we also require that the orders can be evaluated by the soldiers to ensure it is lawful as well. This is what Obama fears.


11 posted on 07/09/2013 6:44:45 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist
A+++ they are preparing for riots in Broward co.
12 posted on 07/09/2013 7:02:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Speaking of Mermen, the final series in the Chronicles of Kenny Powers will be on HBO in September.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 7:45:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Oh good - I'm sure my son knows this already but I will look cooler now that I know! lol

Have you been watching Family Tree on HBO? I love Cris O'Dowd, an Irish actor and he plays such a nice guy surrounded by absolute nuts. Very dry humor

14 posted on 07/09/2013 8:20:28 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: xsmommy

Football field = Gridiron
Half size = medium
Oscar Mayer hot dogs

Myr mid dion

It may be a bit of corn but I excel in that field


15 posted on 07/09/2013 8:24:09 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: xsmommy

I find it interesting that some on that thread think there won’t be any rioting.....


16 posted on 07/09/2013 8:27:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: Cowman

great! thanks for the explanation! i am slow-witted today!


17 posted on 07/09/2013 8:27:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

was Chris O’Dowd the sweet cop in Bridesmaids? if so, i love him.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 8:28:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

well i noted the one nay-sayer and i think he is just an all-purpose contrarian, i recall him being unreasonable on some other thread, i can’t even recall what it was about now.


19 posted on 07/09/2013 8:32:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Jay Carney, Obama's chief myrmidon
Didn't answer the question, just murmured on
Fast & Furious? "Don't know"
Benghazi? "Going slow"
More info if Barry put Kermit on


20 posted on 07/09/2013 8:37:32 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

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...


21 posted on 07/09/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

Look who slithered in from Twitter.


22 posted on 07/09/2013 8:40:46 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: CholeraJoe

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!


23 posted on 07/09/2013 8:45:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


24 posted on 07/09/2013 8:45:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: xsmommy

Sorry, he inherits a trunk, not a truck


25 posted on 07/09/2013 8:47:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Is it just me, or are there some comments on certain ethnic groups there that don’t belong in civilized discourse?


26 posted on 07/09/2013 8:47:44 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i thought he was incredibly endearing in Bridesmaids.


27 posted on 07/09/2013 8:49:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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Twitter is easier to keep up with and I can block the idjits.


28 posted on 07/09/2013 8:50:17 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I’ll have to check it out.

Boardwalk returns later in September.


29 posted on 07/09/2013 8:50:33 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

Racists on FR? It can’t be. ;-)


30 posted on 07/09/2013 8:54:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Just like all of us descended from the emerald isle.


31 posted on 07/09/2013 8:55:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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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


32 posted on 07/09/2013 8:57:58 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: SoothingDave

Can’t wait!


33 posted on 07/09/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: CholeraJoe

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.


34 posted on 07/09/2013 9:08:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

let’s not get carried away... ; )


35 posted on 07/09/2013 9:10:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
were you aware that Das Racist was a band?
36 posted on 07/09/2013 9:11:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

No i wasnt.

But i am finally getting a handle on boogie boarding.


37 posted on 07/09/2013 10:20:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i’m so happy for you ; )


38 posted on 07/09/2013 10:23:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

Hey dude, long time, no hear.


39 posted on 07/09/2013 1:51:23 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: CholeraJoe

What’s up Doc?


40 posted on 07/09/2013 1:53:57 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

The myrmidons of America are those uneducated, tribalist, and non-English-speaking Somalis whom obama operatives packed into buses in Ohio. They were then driven to the voting booths to “put their marks” next to obama and the other Democrats!!!!


41 posted on 07/09/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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Wow! 2 days of A+++ grades. I must be awake earlier in the day.


42 posted on 07/09/2013 4:02:19 PM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

Definition 3: “Myrmidon” was the title for 6th level “fighter” class characters in the early Dungeons & Dragons rulesets.

(Now I’ll just slink back to my nerd-cave)


43 posted on 07/09/2013 4:39:06 PM PDT by Boogieman
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