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Word for the Day, Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Posted on 06/03/2014 4:05:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday June 3, 2014



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".

flak [flak]

-n
1. antiaircraft fire, especially as experienced by the crews of combat airplanes at which the fire is directed.
2. criticism; hostile reaction; abuse

[1935–40; < German Fl ( ieger ) a ( bwehr ) k ( anone ) antiaircraft gun, equivalent to Flieger aircraft (literally, flyer) + Abwehr defense + Kanone gun, cannon ]

en seguida [ehn seh-GEE-dah]

-adv
immediately

Debemos llamarla en seguida.

We must call her immediately.


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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I think I read that FatPantload Chris is upset about this, and the VA scandal. SO if he’s losing Tingles on these issues, they may have bipartisan consequences.


51 posted on 06/03/2014 10:38:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

I enjoy nature but this is getting ridiculous. We have a pair of chipmunks raiding our veggie garden and we had to free a snake last night that got caught in the netting on the mulch and just now, a groundhog was seen running through the back yard. I opened both gates to shoo him out but he dodged back into the shrubs. I think it’s time for a trap to relocate some critters.


52 posted on 06/03/2014 10:51:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

My wife had a baby bunny rub up against her foot last night.


53 posted on 06/03/2014 11:00:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I think he would do less damage in my yard.


54 posted on 06/03/2014 11:01:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Just looking for an upgrade.


55 posted on 06/03/2014 11:11:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

That’s an answer about the job, not the wife, right? ;-)


56 posted on 06/03/2014 11:16:33 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Do you have the space fenced? I used landscape cloth, too because I didn’t want anything getting caught, but nothing stops determined birds from flying in-they just ignore my little scarecrow...

Out here, even the smallest veggie gardens have a 5-7 ft. fence-I brought my own fencing with me for just that purpose. If the smaller critters don’t get in and munch during the daytime, the deer will come and eat everything at night unless the garden plot is game-fenced...


57 posted on 06/03/2014 11:32:46 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: Texan5

The garden is fenced and the backyard has a 6 ft. cedar fence. I’ve left the gates open for an hour now and hope he has sauntered off.


58 posted on 06/03/2014 11:42:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

We don’t have groundhogs around here, or chipmunks, but there are enough smart squirrels to make up the difference.

The redwing blackbirds that roost in the trees by the river eat from the birdfeeders I have out, but sometimes go to the garden and peck at tomatoes and peppers-bird netting slows them down, but it also deters the bees from coming in and pollinating...


59 posted on 06/03/2014 12:09:55 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NeoCaveman

Good - glad it is your decision and not one made for you!


60 posted on 06/03/2014 12:11:13 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

O’bamba should be taking all kinds of flak for his lawless dictatorial
behavior, but there is no one with the courage to stop him


61 posted on 06/03/2014 12:42:51 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SoothingDave

Yes the job.

I already married up.


62 posted on 06/03/2014 3:52:55 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman
Johnny Baseball throwing out the first pitch tonight!
63 posted on 06/04/2014 8:15:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Cool. Game is currently on rain delay.


64 posted on 06/04/2014 4:45:57 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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