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Word for the Day, Tuesday November 18, 2008

Posted on 11/18/2008 5:13:40 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, November 18, 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".

deipnosophist [dahyp-nos-uh-fist]

-n
a person who is an adept conversationalist at table.

[1650–60; after a literary work by Athenaeus, Deipnosophists, an expert in affairs of the kitchen, equiv. to Gk deîpno(n) meal + sophists sophist ]


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1 posted on 11/18/2008 5:13:40 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

An Italian deipnosophist is unlikely to get a nose-a-fist..


2 posted on 11/18/2008 12:29:04 PM PST by null and void (Hypothetically speaking, how do you make Molotov Cocktails when everything comes in plastic bottles?)
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To: SoothingDave

The many deipnosophists of WFTD were silenced by the recent FR downtime...


3 posted on 11/18/2008 12:41:46 PM PST by mikrofon (TGFRIB)
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To: SoothingDave

The One reads the teleprompter well, but a deipnosophist he ain’t.


4 posted on 11/18/2008 1:01:58 PM PST by CPOSharky (Coming up: Four years of Jimmuh Cartah on crack.)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Ven al banquete


5 posted on 11/18/2008 1:10:23 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

huh?


6 posted on 11/18/2008 1:10:45 PM PST by NeoCaveman (In pre-emptive compliance with the new Fairness Doctrine, this tagline is now blank)
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To: SoothingDave

Schoen mal wieder?


7 posted on 11/18/2008 1:12:48 PM PST by patton (Caligula Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; Incitatus is my President.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Come to the feast. You must not sing any biligual hymns. (For the one Fillipina in our parish.)


8 posted on 11/18/2008 1:15:02 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

It’s about Dang Time!


9 posted on 11/18/2008 1:15:47 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: mikrofon
The many deipnosophists of WFTD were silenced by the recent FR downtime...

While us non-deipnosophist went for a beer.

10 posted on 11/18/2008 1:22:37 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: patton

I think that’s kinda like Pug Mahone.

I knew Pug Mahone. Wicked brawler when he hit the whiskey.


11 posted on 11/18/2008 1:23:52 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: VRWCmember; SoothingDave

good GRIEF he took a long time!


12 posted on 11/18/2008 1:25:08 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: patton

No one wants to see your wieder.


13 posted on 11/18/2008 1:30:05 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Hast Du etwas Zeit für mich (If you have some time for me)
Dann singe ich ein Lied fuer Dich (Then I will sing a song for you)
Von 99 Luftballons (Of 99 Luftballons)
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont (On their way to the horizon)
Denkst Du vielleicht grad’ an mich (If you perhaps are thinking of me now)
Dann singe ich ein Lied fuer Dich (Then I will sing a song for you)

Von 99 Luftballons (Of 99 Luftballons)
Und dass sowas von sowas kommt {And that thing that they caused)
99 Luftballons (99 Luftballons)
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont (On their way to the horizon)
Hielt man fuer UFOs aus dem All (All perceived as enemy aircraft)
Darum schickte ein General (So a general sent)
Eine Fliegerstaffel hinterher (a scout plane in)
Alarm zu geben, wenn es so war (to sound an alarm, if they were)
Dabei war da am Horizont (but there on the horizon were)
Nur 99 Luftballons (just 99 Luftballons)

99 Duesenjaeger (99 fighter jocks)
Jeder war ein grosser Krieger (each was a great fighter)
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk (Thought of themselves as CAPT Kirk)
Das gab ein grosses Feuerwerk (it caused great fireworks)
Die Nachbarn haben nichts gerafft (the neighbors had nothing to loose)
Und fuehlten sich gleich angemacht (and were just as excited)
Dabei schoss man am Horizont (so someone shot at the horizon)
Auf 99 Luftballons (over 99 Luftballons)

99 Kriegsminister (99 ministers of war)
Streichholz und Benzinkanister (like matches and gasoline)
Hielten sich fuer schlaue Leute (though of themselves as clever)
Witterten schon fette Beute (launch already fat plunder)
Riefen: Krieg und wollten Macht (cried: War and power)
Mann, wer haette das gedacht (Man, who woulda’ thunk it)
Dass es einmal soweit kommt (that it would go this far)
Wegen 99 Luftballons (due to 99 Luftballons)

99 Jahre Krieg (99 years of war)
Liessen keinen Platz fuer Sieger (left no room for a winner)
Kriegsminister gibt es nicht mehr (there are no more ministers of war)
Und auch keine Duesenflieger (and no more fighter pilots)
Heute zieh ich meine Runden (today I turn around)
Seh die Welt in Truemmern liegen (see the world laying in ruins)
Hab’ nen Luftballon gefunden (I found a Luftballon)
Denk’ an Dich und lass’ ihn fliegen (I thought of you and let it fly)


14 posted on 11/18/2008 1:30:55 PM PST by patton (Caligula Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; Incitatus is my President.)
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To: xsmommy

That’s what she said.


15 posted on 11/18/2008 1:31:04 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Then don’t look, ethel! Awe, too late, she got a free shot.


16 posted on 11/18/2008 1:32:06 PM PST by patton (Caligula Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; Incitatus is my President.)
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To: patton

Awwww, that’s so sweet of you.


17 posted on 11/18/2008 1:34:47 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

whole lot of HOMO-ing going on around here!


18 posted on 11/18/2008 1:37:15 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
you one of the ones climbing through the pipes, looking for companionship?
19 posted on 11/18/2008 1:38:44 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice; leda

Well, you will like this, I guess:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQYQTFudrqc&feature=related

Looks like my wife.


20 posted on 11/18/2008 1:40:40 PM PST by patton (Caligula Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; Incitatus is my President.)
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To: SoothingDave
Chuck Hagel is not a deipnosphist. He did have a pretty good idea though....Limbaugh 2012.
21 posted on 11/18/2008 1:53:53 PM PST by NeoCaveman (In pre-emptive compliance with the new Fairness Doctrine, this tagline is now blank)
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To: patton

Can’t do youtube, bummer!


22 posted on 11/18/2008 1:54:10 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: xsmommy

No need to be jealous. :)


23 posted on 11/18/2008 1:54:39 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: xsmommy

what a romantic story...


24 posted on 11/18/2008 1:55:02 PM PST by NeoCaveman (In pre-emptive compliance with the new Fairness Doctrine, this tagline is now blank)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

yunz go right on ahead! ; )


25 posted on 11/18/2008 1:57:54 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

several of them look like teenagers!


26 posted on 11/18/2008 1:58:15 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

hey, they aren’t in juvee.

and what an ugly bunch they are.

it’s always nice when the uglo-americans can find each other...


27 posted on 11/18/2008 1:59:39 PM PST by NeoCaveman (In pre-emptive compliance with the new Fairness Doctrine, this tagline is now blank)
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To: SoothingDave

So the freep finally got up and running again today? About time. I think that deipnosophist is a good description of what Corey the Welldigger was not when Hannity called him about his letter to Nobama. His letter was well-written but I think he was caught offguard by the phone call to verify his identity and the info in his letter. Given enough time, I think most of us are better on paper than in spontaneous public speaking.


28 posted on 11/18/2008 2:19:03 PM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: xsmommy

Any port in a storm.


29 posted on 11/18/2008 2:29:16 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

That was a great letter. Proof positive that we have what it takes to succeed.

Now if we could just apply that kind of gumption to political machinations ...

Maybe our Newts and Roves could do something along the lines of:

We the People
Joe the Plumber
Corey the Driller

and all the rest of us.


30 posted on 11/18/2008 2:37:07 PM PST by NicknamedBob (I'm thinking about all the free time I'll have now that I won't have to watch the news anymore.)
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To: SoothingDave

Them’s alotta letters to say tawks too much!


31 posted on 11/18/2008 2:46:37 PM PST by Jaded
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To: NeoCaveman

chuck will be happier in an obama administration...where nancy will pull that football everytime he tries for a field goal.....what a rino.


32 posted on 11/18/2008 3:26:00 PM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; Gabz

I wake up today to two more inches of snow on my car and NO FR.....what a lousy day.


33 posted on 11/18/2008 3:26:56 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

i am exhausted. i baked my behind off today. tomorrow is the last Gonzaga hockey bake sale of the season, in the cafeteria. i am taking time off from my PAYING job to go sell slices of pie and cookies to HS boys! i made two choc pecan pies and 2 pumpkin. and a shopping bag full of cookies.


34 posted on 11/18/2008 4:26:03 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We are doing a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for one of our classes Thursday so I’ll be baking tomorrow.


35 posted on 11/18/2008 4:40:37 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Tagline scrubbed to prevent invitation to indoctrinization camp)
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To: SoothingDave

Actually the FReep has made me a better deipnosophist, with its plethora of info, both political & offbeat.


36 posted on 11/18/2008 5:09:07 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman; Gabz; secret garden

OMG....ED Hill fired by Fox....over an Obama comment....we are DOOMED.....they’d put me in a reeducation camp for sure.


37 posted on 11/19/2008 6:27:43 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; Gabz; secret garden; All
New Classroom open Here
38 posted on 11/19/2008 6:31:46 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: tioga

Every day, there are more signs that we really need to prepare for another revolution.


39 posted on 11/19/2008 6:31:51 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
You say you want a revolution?
Well, you know
We'd all love to see the plan.
40 posted on 11/19/2008 6:36:29 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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