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Word for the Day, April 15, 2008

Posted on 04/15/2008 5:10:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, April 15, 2008



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".

fes·cen·nine [fes-uh-nahyn, -nin]

-adj
scurrilous; licentious; obscene: fescennine mockery

[Origin: 1595–1605; < L Fescennīnus of, belonging to Fescennia, a town in Etruria noted for jesting and scurrilous verse; see -ine1]


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KEYWORDS: wfd; wordfortheday; wordoftheday; wotd
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1 posted on 04/15/2008 5:10:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

It’s a great day for hockey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j48bryuXAc


2 posted on 04/15/2008 5:11:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Isn’t that Huma’s middle name? Huma Fescennine Abedin?


3 posted on 04/15/2008 5:13:31 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: SoothingDave
It’s a great day for hockey.

That's fescennine!..........

4 posted on 04/15/2008 5:14:10 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: SoothingDave

Woo-hoo, it IS a great day to be a hockey fan! Wasn’t this wftd the name of the giant in The Princess Bride?


5 posted on 04/15/2008 5:14:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: SoothingDave
Fezzik, fescennine, the difference is inconceivable!
6 posted on 04/15/2008 5:17:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden
IMDB says Andre the Giant played "Fezzik."

I saw your Predators go from despair to jubilation in about 15 seconds. That was pretty cool.

7 posted on 04/15/2008 5:19:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


8 posted on 04/15/2008 5:21:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

We did it in 9 seconds and set a record for the play-offs and our franchise. It was jubilation, absolutely it was. My throat is still sore. We willed them to win.


9 posted on 04/15/2008 5:21:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: SoothingDave

As you wish...


10 posted on 04/15/2008 5:22:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

Crosby set a franchise playoff record by scoring 12 seconds into the third, stunning the Senators and breaking open a tight 1-1 game. Within another 90 seconds, we added another and the rout was on.


11 posted on 04/15/2008 5:26:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Good Morning!

First I see the words "Scurrilous, Licentious, and Obscene", and then I see the picture of these guys walking off Air Force One:

I think it sounds like a law firm.

I'm sure the fascinating, fescennine, former first lady will be joining them soon.

12 posted on 04/15/2008 5:33:24 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote ...)
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To: SoothingDave

Lindsay Lohan says it's fine

To have ten buttons, but fescennine

13 posted on 04/15/2008 5:42:22 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you!


14 posted on 04/15/2008 5:45:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Is this a great time of year or what?


15 posted on 04/15/2008 5:47:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

Tax season?


16 posted on 04/15/2008 5:51:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

We pay quarterly. Don’t get me started on how much I think we’re overtaxed.


17 posted on 04/15/2008 5:56:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave
our local Post Ofc is a regional distribution center, and they always set up drive thru areas for people to hand off their tax returns on 4/15. i will have to go a diff way to take xsbrownie to ccd this afternoon, bc there will be backups galore on Lee Highway.

soother, i understand that mcnut is speaking at your alma mater this AM.

18 posted on 04/15/2008 6:13:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

xshub had a full third of his salary withheld this year which is the only reason we are not having to pay and are getting a little bit back. it is fescinine what the gov’t extracts from us. did i spell that right? i guess if i had a SLAVE window going i could tell...


19 posted on 04/15/2008 6:19:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; SoothingDave

That’s just wrong. A 22-year-old woman who hasn’t borne children shouldn’t sag that much. She could hide a ham sammich under that fenarkey.


20 posted on 04/15/2008 6:25:02 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Flatland Warrior: "All your Jap auto plants are belong to us.")
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To: xsmommy

And you still have deductions for kids. I got nuttin’ but my house. Between the IRS, SS, Medicare, Indiana, the county income tax and property taxes, I’m quite fortunate to have my genitals left intact.


21 posted on 04/15/2008 6:28:17 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Flatland Warrior: "All your Jap auto plants are belong to us.")
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

So you were the one directing fescennine mockery at the Red Wings last night!

I switched over after the (thoroughly enjoyable) Pens win over the Sens in time to catch the fun. It’s somewhat consoling that the “Mighty Wings” can look like Buffalo at times...


22 posted on 04/15/2008 6:29:29 AM PDT by mikrofon (President's Trophy Curse?)
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To: SoothingDave

i LOVE that! that used to be my fave station when i lived at home! and when i drive up that way now, i swear they are playing those same songs they did back then! i always feel like i am in a time warp!


23 posted on 04/15/2008 6:31:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

That there’s overabundance in all its glory.


24 posted on 04/15/2008 6:32:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon; secret garden; SoothingDave

xshub is convinced that Hasek is Detroit’s weak link, though. he said he was the best goalie in hockey 12 years ago, now, not so much.... he let in at least one cheezy goal. to the Pred’s great joy, but still, it was cheezy.


25 posted on 04/15/2008 6:33:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Hillary, the liar,
chugging shots and beer,
she claims she's one of us,
likes to shed a tear.

To the nation's chagrin,
she stood by her man.
She was the first lady,
one with a plan.

Obama is a lie,
not a uniter.
He understands not
the Republican voter.

He lives in his world,
we live at odds,
he calls us bitter,
with our guns and our Gods.

Two peas in a pod,
not worth their snot,
just fescennine suits
let's vote for them NOT!

A Living Lie, by Thomas Sowell.

26 posted on 04/15/2008 6:37:30 AM PDT by tioga
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To: mikrofon

Are you on the Pens bandwagon for the duration?


27 posted on 04/15/2008 6:37:33 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: CholeraJoe

The booby expert speaks.

I have to agree.....
she should put on bra like Kathy Lee.


28 posted on 04/15/2008 6:39:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; CholeraJoe

hubby and I both got a $200 rebate off our taxes for being volunteer firemen. ‘bout time we got something back for all our hard work. - just from the state, but it helps!


29 posted on 04/15/2008 6:40:56 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

We’re so screwed that the IRS is going to eat up our stimulus rebate to pay what we owe. Plus I owe the state and local tax on my 401k funds I withdrew so I could live while I was out of work. Real nice. Local and state already taxed the money going in.


30 posted on 04/15/2008 6:45:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; Slip18; Argh
I got this from our Canadian buddy, pal, guy.......It is a repeat of some pillow talk between Argh and Miss Slip from way back in the old days........2002:

Slip to xsmommy: The United Health Association rated the healthy folks in Iowa as No. 7; the folks in California as 24; and the folks in Arizona as 34. Now if I add them up and divide them by three, I, personally, come in at 22.67.

Did I do that correctly?

Argh to Slip: I'm afraid not, you're still a 34. But you're aces with me, kiddo!

Kindly send ($U.S.) cash donations to:

Argh

(address)

Slip to Argh: I'm mailing you my donation now, along with my letter to Santa Claus.

Argh to Slip: I'll be contacting Mister Claus to ensure that you didn't accidentally mix up your envelopes.

Slip to Argh: You better check with Mrs. Claus first. I heard she held the purse strings in the family.

Argh to Slip: Of course, Santa's too masculine to own a purse But I have obviated the deleterious effects of your possible confusion by sending Mrs. Claus the following email:

Dear Mrs. Claus,

Kindly note that the lovely and talented Slip 18 of The Great State of Arizona (34th in healthiness), U.S.A. (you've heard of the U.S.A.? It's been in all the papers) has sent me copious amounts of $U.S. in a spontaneous display of her affection and respect for my intelligence, good taste, and suavity. There's probably a little lust thrown in there too, but I would advise her not to hold her breath because I don't go in for that cheap physical stuff. Anyhow, she appears to have accidentally sent this money at the same time as her annual letter to your esteemed husband, and, being female, she confused the envelopes. You are presumably in receipt of my cash, which I would appreciate your forwarding to me posthaste. I shall forward her letter to Mr. Claus likewise (Mrs. Claus, what the heck is a "Mr. Vibrator"?)

Thank you very much for your consideration. Give Rudolph a hug from his Uncle Arghie.

Your friend,

Argh

That should do it.

Slip to Argh: OMG! ROTFLMAO! It hurts, Arghie!

31 posted on 04/15/2008 6:46:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

that STINKS!


32 posted on 04/15/2008 6:47:32 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I miss Argh. I miss Robt. dang


33 posted on 04/15/2008 6:48:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; mikrofon; Petronski
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34 posted on 04/15/2008 6:50:34 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: tioga; Argh; Robert A. Cook, PE
I miss Argh. I miss Robt. dang

Then aim better........ ;^)

35 posted on 04/15/2008 6:53:47 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

I feel your pain in more ways than you know. My good mood was completely dissipated 10 minutes ago after finding out what we owe today. I am seriously down.


36 posted on 04/15/2008 6:54:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: xsmommy

37 posted on 04/15/2008 7:02:53 AM PDT by mikrofon ("Cheetos Never Win")
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To: SoothingDave

I’d like to see the Pens take it this year, but I do have to confess that “officially” (i.e. in the office pool) I have Detroit beating them in the SCF.


38 posted on 04/15/2008 7:06:39 AM PDT by mikrofon (After last nite, maybe not the smartest pick...)
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To: mikrofon

You WHAT???


39 posted on 04/15/2008 7:07:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

am I the ONLY one getting a hefty chunk of change back?


40 posted on 04/15/2008 7:08:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Yeah, head over heart when it comes to wagering, I’m afraid...

If Buffalo had somehow made it, I would’ve had them gone after the first round too.


41 posted on 04/15/2008 7:16:33 AM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: tioga

Here’s another fun way the gov’t “helps.” Say you owe $15k on a credit card debt. If you negotiate and settle the account for $10k, the gov’t says “Hmm, you just made $5k in income, please send me a third.”


42 posted on 04/15/2008 7:23:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

huh? that’s sick.


43 posted on 04/15/2008 7:24:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

-but if you shop a sale and get an extra discount for using the same credit card...they don’t. govt is intruding too much here.


44 posted on 04/15/2008 7:25:56 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

i am sorry to hear about both of your tax woes. while we are ok this year, we have had some very bad april 15ths in our past.


45 posted on 04/15/2008 7:27:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; SoothingDave
once the Caps are out, and they will be sooner or later, i will switch allegiance to the Pens {pittsburgh teams are always close to my heart and in football i have ZERO allegiance to the redskins, so the stillers are my team}. and as for the Wings, Mik, xsboy says, they are not THAT good.

you know, i gotta say, jaromir jagr is still hot. even without that endearing mullet. i haven't seen him in a long time but saw him interviewed last week and he still makes my heart beat fast : )

46 posted on 04/15/2008 7:30:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman
The imperatives of a Catholic education. Don't know if this was posted on FR yesterday or not, i saw it in our hard copy of the WashTimes. Zinged G'town but good, deservedly so. they need pummeled. i hope that the Pope will hit this topic hard while he is here.
47 posted on 04/15/2008 7:34:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Papa Ben is beginning to supercede JP2 in my esteem. I am hoping to see the day he names our NEW Bishop.
48 posted on 04/15/2008 7:39:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy
are YOU omnitasking? LOL
49 posted on 04/15/2008 7:44:26 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

i am not good at it. i have the latte, i was on the phone with xsteen, trying to deal with an email from the office about a case, and reading my freepmail and it was stressful for me. i can only really do one thing at a time, i am afraid. if i want to do anything well.


50 posted on 04/15/2008 7:47:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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