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Word For The Day, Monday, August 18, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/18/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/18/2003 5:28:51 AM PDT by RikaStrom

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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on....


stolid \STAH-luhd\, adjective:
stolidity, stolidness; noun
stolidly; adverb

1. Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility.
2. Not easily aroused or excited
3. Dull; impassive.

He destroys the public for historical work by convincing it that history is synonymous with heavy, stolid prosing.
--Allan Nevins, "What's the Matter With History?"

Etymology: [Latin stolidus, stupid. See stel- in Indo-European Roots.]


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Poetry; Word For The Day
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Good Morning Students. Welcome to class!

Class is now in session. The rules are simple; you get a grade if you use the WFTD in a sentence, haiku, limerick, or quatrain. You get a "+" if you make a link, or make the teacher laugh, or you offer the appropriate bribes. I hold the grade book; the whip and chair.

Van de Putte has gone on local SA radio and bemoaned the fact that she had to take a loan on her life insurance to survive in swanky style in Albuquerque. She skirts the question of her use of political contributions to bankroll this lavish exile and her weekend jaunt up to Colorado. Apparently she needed to take a short vacation from her long vacation. And quite obviously, she has not missed a meal.

Wow, I don't think I have seen an author nail this quite so strongly. The longer those whiney babies hide out in NM, the more people are getting annoyed. Good, let's get the people annoyed. I want to seem them riled up, not behaving with their usual stolid actions. I abhor this creature and the other 10 who fled, crying for their mommas all the way out of state.

'It's The Whites!'

Oh, I can't afford,
Stolid, witless, they whine so!
Dems, Go back to WORK!

1 posted on 08/18/2003 5:28:52 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning Gang.
2 posted on 08/18/2003 5:29:06 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning Gang.
3 posted on 08/18/2003 5:29:20 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning Gang.
4 posted on 08/18/2003 5:29:33 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
HI
5 posted on 08/18/2003 5:29:44 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If John Kerry was a bobble head doll, he'd need a smaller head.)
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning Gang.
6 posted on 08/18/2003 5:30:01 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Woohoo I'm 1th.
7 posted on 08/18/2003 5:30:15 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If John Kerry was a bobble head doll, he'd need a smaller head.)
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To: RikaStrom
mrongin.
8 posted on 08/18/2003 5:30:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Flurry
Morning Flurry!
9 posted on 08/18/2003 5:31:13 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
Morning Pet.
10 posted on 08/18/2003 5:31:29 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
i don't feel good today, teach.
11 posted on 08/18/2003 5:32:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Good morning Teach.
12 posted on 08/18/2003 5:34:03 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (California is like Sweden, except in Sweden the blondes are real.)
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To: RikaStrom
i don't think this judge's cockamamie idea is going to be met with stolidity in CA....
13 posted on 08/18/2003 5:34:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Why not?
14 posted on 08/18/2003 5:35:44 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: dubyaismypresident
Morning Dubya!
15 posted on 08/18/2003 5:35:57 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
!
16 posted on 08/18/2003 5:36:18 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
(sigh) Legislating from the bench is he?

A+

17 posted on 08/18/2003 5:36:37 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: dubyaismypresident
Holcombe Eh? What say you about that ?
18 posted on 08/18/2003 5:36:54 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
Well hello Tiger. I see you survived the blackout.
19 posted on 08/18/2003 5:37:01 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
First? Top Ten?

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

20 posted on 08/18/2003 5:37:14 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: xsmommy
Come a little closer, and I'll give you a second opinion on that....
21 posted on 08/18/2003 5:37:18 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
Yes, however, if the event does not fade out of the 24/7 newscycle, i may just go Postal.
22 posted on 08/18/2003 5:38:04 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
Teacher, I have a list of all the pupils who misbehaved while you were out of the classroom. Also, I think it incumbent upon me to point out that you forget to assign homework for tonight.
23 posted on 08/18/2003 5:39:44 AM PDT by Agnes Heep
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To: hobbes1
Holcombe Eh? What say you about that ?

It's a gutsy move. Seeing as our defense can't stop anything...we'll need the extra offense that he adds to the team.

Short-term it's a good call, long term it could blow up in our faces.

24 posted on 08/18/2003 5:39:50 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (California is like Sweden, except in Sweden the blondes are real.)
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To: hobbes1
Fox news was driving me nuts with it this past weekend. i kept saying, ok, let's move on and get over that now, could we. xsteen said, well you were feeling so bad for them on Thurs and i said, Yeah, i did. but it's over now, so get over it!
25 posted on 08/18/2003 5:40:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
i kind of feel like hurling.
26 posted on 08/18/2003 5:41:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Don't feel like hurling, I am here now :)
27 posted on 08/18/2003 5:43:08 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: xsmommy
Exactly. It was pretty much a speed bump in the bigger scheme of things, and should be all talked out by now.

Except for one thing.


The Public utilites should start including a form on the bill, requiring customers to check off boxes, acquiescing to the building new/upgrading existing facilities. This way the next time it happens, the NIMBY crowd can wait to get their power last.....
28 posted on 08/18/2003 5:43:37 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: gas_dr
sedate me, please? ; )
29 posted on 08/18/2003 5:43:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Agnes Heep
Is it a long list??

LOL

30 posted on 08/18/2003 5:44:05 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Agnes Heep
i better not be on that list!! ; )
31 posted on 08/18/2003 5:44:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: dubyaismypresident
Maybe they could trade Tim for a DT.....
32 posted on 08/18/2003 5:45:19 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom; yall
Mornin', Teach ! Happy Monday !


Click here or on the pic !!
The Good, the bad, and the Ugly
.

33 posted on 08/18/2003 5:45:51 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy
PMS ALERT

(You have been warned)
34 posted on 08/18/2003 5:49:02 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy
I was on call this weekend, so I am off today and have a chance to play!!! I am SOOOOOO excited.
35 posted on 08/18/2003 5:49:20 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: VRWCmember
there i am!! i love me!!! ; ) thanks vast!
36 posted on 08/18/2003 5:49:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: gas_dr
will you golf? xsboy passed whatever his test was to play on the actual course. there will be a tournament this week and then the parent-child tournament is on Sat. the hyper competitive xsboy and xshub will be at each other's throats over whose fault it is, if they don't at least place.
37 posted on 08/18/2003 5:51:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Agnes Heep
Teacher, I have a list of all the pupils who misbehaved while you were out of the classroom. Also, I think it incumbent upon me to point out that you forget to assign homework for tonight.

Hey Agnes, xsmommy is the designated teacher's pet in this classroom and this kind of brown-nosing will only get you a big old-fashioned country @$$-whoopin' (from xs). And in case you hadn't noticed, she did request that I post a PMS Alert this morning.

38 posted on 08/18/2003 5:51:27 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: RikaStrom
I can not think of a more stolid way
To spend a day
Than with John Kerry.
I think I would say
keep bringing me the double Stolis.

Win a day campaigning with the French-looking Senator, who served in Vietnam.

39 posted on 08/18/2003 5:51:58 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (California is like Sweden, except in Sweden the blondes are real.)
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To: RikaStrom
I'm late as usual!!!!!!
40 posted on 08/18/2003 5:52:28 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: VRWCmember
make me sound like a bit$h why dontcha, vast. oh wait... i am... ; )
41 posted on 08/18/2003 5:53:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Gabz
puppy pix por favor?
42 posted on 08/18/2003 5:53:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: dubyaismypresident
that was great dubs!
43 posted on 08/18/2003 5:54:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
The Public utilites should start including a form on the bill, requiring customers to check off boxes, acquiescing to the building new/upgrading existing facilities. This way the next time it happens, the NIMBY crowd can wait to get their power last.....

Great idea!!!!!!!!!

44 posted on 08/18/2003 5:56:03 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: xsmommy
I'm working on scanning them in right now!!!
45 posted on 08/18/2003 5:57:16 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
I had a brand new sharp pencil but Vast stolid and gave it to Agnes Heap. I know Anges Help would not have stolid, she thinks it's a gift.
46 posted on 08/18/2003 5:58:19 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If John Kerry was a bobble head doll, he'd need a smaller head.)
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To: xsmommy
that was great dubs!

Thanks.

First prize is a day with John Kerry, second prize is a week with him.

47 posted on 08/18/2003 5:58:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (California is like Sweden, except in Sweden the blondes are real.)
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To: RikaStrom
Morning!

Ms. Van de Putte is in everyone's face
With her stolid adherence to the issue of race.
But there's something that isn't quite right...
Is it just me, or does she really look white?
48 posted on 08/18/2003 6:00:05 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: RikaStrom
I walk away from the keyboard to get a cup of coffee, and look, we have 48 flipping posts on the new thread.

Have to go back and read the WFTD.

49 posted on 08/18/2003 6:01:15 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy
GMTA!


Your words, Darling, Not Mine!!! ; )
50 posted on 08/18/2003 6:01:21 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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