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Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - calamari
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^ | 05/13/2009 | The Slacker

Posted on 05/13/2009 6:04:45 AM PDT by VRWCmember



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".

calamari • \kah-luh-MAHR-ee\ • noun
squid used as food

Example sentence:

Ophelia tried fried calamari for the first time from a small seafood shack near the beach.

Did you know?
The word "calamari" was borrowed into English from 17th-century Italian, where it functioned as the plural of "calamaro" or "calamaio." The Italian word, in turn, comes from the Medieval Latin noun "calamarium," meaning "ink pot" or "pen case," and can be ultimately traced back to Latin "calamus," meaning "reed pen." The transition from pens and ink to squid is not surprising, given the inky substance that a squid ejects and the long tapered shape of the squid's body. English speakers have also adopted "calamus" itself as a word referring to both a reed pen and to a number of plants.

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....


Review Threads:
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)


TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: calamari; cephalopod; squid
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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with today's WFTD.

It's barely even newsworthy when a leftist jokes about political opponents being dying, or being raped or murdered, but imagine the media uproar if a conservative were to make a joke about Pelosi or Reid or Obama getting some bad calamari and going into a toxic shock allergic reation.

Wanda Sikes + George Soros + Liberal Agenda = Dreadful Humor in Poor taste
All the Rage--Wanda Sykes’ death wish is but the latest exhibit of leftist bloodlust.
Tory Alan Duncan defends joke about killing Miss America contestant
Decorated Former Staff Sergeant Fires Back at HBO's Maher for Rapist Joke about U.S. Soldiers

No pushing at the door please!

Happy Humpday Everybody!

Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.

1 posted on 05/13/2009 6:04:45 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
Get to class you slackers!

IADT!

2 posted on 05/13/2009 6:05:29 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Only 1348 days left until BO’s replacement is sworn in.

Recession: Your neighbor loses his job
Depression: You lose your job
Recovery: Obama loses his job


3 posted on 05/13/2009 6:06:33 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I like it.


4 posted on 05/13/2009 6:07:54 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

you weren’t QUITE as leisurely today!


6 posted on 05/13/2009 6:10:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

YUM! Calamari! Great fish bait for summer flounder, too.


7 posted on 05/13/2009 6:11:42 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: VRWCmember
I wouldn't try calamari on a dare, but can you believe what the tentacles of Massachusetts have the nerve to do?
8 posted on 05/13/2009 6:11:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: VRWCmember
I don't believe the Caterer served calamari during the filming of Dobby's Death Scene yesterday in Wales.

Dobby's Death Scene filming (yesterday):

"Here lies Dobby - A Free Elf."

9 posted on 05/13/2009 6:12:47 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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To: VRWCmember

I never liked that stuff. I was always happy with a pizza.


10 posted on 05/13/2009 6:12:57 AM PDT by sig226 (1/21/13 . . . He's not my president . . . Impeach Obama . . . whatever)
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To: VRWCmember

The first time my son had calamari he liked it.

“Dad, what is this it’s good”

“Calamari.”

“What’s that?”

“You watch Animal Olympics on Saturday mornings, right”

“Yeah.”

“Think Calamari Brothers.”

“Oh.”


11 posted on 05/13/2009 6:14:46 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Zero: I don't care about the country as long as I'm in charge. Forever.)
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To: secret garden

Just read & posted there. That’s NUTS! How can this harassment of a business even go on, they have no jusridiction. They will just lawyer TFT into submission, even though there is no legal standing for doing what they are doing. Bastards. THAT is a tyrannical government, and right in the very area where the revolution really got fired up. It won’t happen there again, though.


12 posted on 05/13/2009 6:15:33 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: VRWCmember

The many-tentacled government never once imagined causing a stinky, inky mess when it taxed fried foods to bail out the calamari industry.


13 posted on 05/13/2009 6:15:35 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: secret garden
i prefer cheerios to calamari.
14 posted on 05/13/2009 6:15:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Born in the Land of The Kalahari
Caught squid in his bare hand, for calamari
Hit Chicago one night
Went very wrong with Reverend Wright
Now pulls all of the strings, like Stradivari


15 posted on 05/13/2009 6:16:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: CholeraJoe
Dobby's Death Scene filming (yesterday):

They killed off Dobby?


16 posted on 05/13/2009 6:17:43 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
This is as close to calamari as I could find, the electric fish barrier.

I didn't even kow we were making electric fish.

17 posted on 05/13/2009 6:17:47 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (control the teleprompter, control the world)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

that is great! hard to find a way to use this word and you did a masterful job!


18 posted on 05/13/2009 6:18:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
I wouldn't try calamari on a dare,

Why wouldn't you try it? It has a very mild, pleasant taste. It can be a bit chewey if nor ptoperly prepared.

About 3 weeks back, I had the best calamari ever at the Dock & Dine in Old Saybrook, before the lobster came. YUM!

19 posted on 05/13/2009 6:19:45 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: xsmommy

I have oatmeal every morning. Come and get me, democrats!


20 posted on 05/13/2009 6:20:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Outside of FR, where is the outrage???


21 posted on 05/13/2009 6:21:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: VRWCmember
Sad but true.


22 posted on 05/13/2009 6:22:07 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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To: secret garden

I’ll bet every business owner in Southern NH is watching this very closely!


23 posted on 05/13/2009 6:22:29 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

24 posted on 05/13/2009 6:24:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: CholeraJoe

I think the one on the right is a little taller, yes?


25 posted on 05/13/2009 6:25:55 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Squidward

26 posted on 05/13/2009 6:28:27 AM PDT by Bertram3
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember
If a friend insists you try calamari since they sampled something they thought disgusting which you liked, would that be a case of squid pro quo?
27 posted on 05/13/2009 6:29:05 AM PDT by mikrofon (A little Latin lingo, there)
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To: secret garden; Travis T. OJustice

i read somewhere yesterday that the Republicans are having trouble figuring out how to get across how MASSIVE the Dem plans/proposals are. That people might get something on a smaller, but they just can’t conceive of it on a massive scale. Like with the national debt, they need to find some way to make this concrete to people. People don’t care about their OWN debt let alone the country’s debt, so it’s not resonating with them. they can’t just say oh the national debt is ginormous. not even what each man woman and child would owe will do the trick bc unless those people are presented with a bill that nonpayment of will end them in jail, they are STILL not going to get it. Americans are by and large very self centered and until it’s all presented in a way that tangibly affects them, they will not care.


28 posted on 05/13/2009 6:29:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

yeah but did dobby have a tall hot redheaded wife?


29 posted on 05/13/2009 6:30:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; VRWCmember

Give that boy an A+ Vastie!


30 posted on 05/13/2009 6:30:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: xsmommy

As soon as she gets her permanent green card, the Kook is toast.


31 posted on 05/13/2009 6:32:02 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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To: VRWCmember

When told the damage his plans would do to the American economy Obama said, “Let them eat calamari!”


32 posted on 05/13/2009 6:34:25 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: secret garden
If you weren't already nauseous, I usually order Ika (squid sushi) when I go to the local Sushi restaurant.


33 posted on 05/13/2009 6:35:39 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL


34 posted on 05/13/2009 6:35:49 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: CholeraJoe

i don’t see the point of ANY sushi, a total waste of calories.


35 posted on 05/13/2009 6:37:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

Omigosh, that’s it! I’m going running now.


36 posted on 05/13/2009 6:37:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: CholeraJoe

someone that attractive doesn’t need to marry a mutant to get her green card, i think it’s TRUE LUUUUUUV.


37 posted on 05/13/2009 6:38:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think it’s true PSYCHO! As soon as someone puts her on Prozac, she’s going to wake up and say, “WTF!?”


38 posted on 05/13/2009 6:41:17 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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To: CholeraJoe

they are SOULMATES, how can you doubt????


39 posted on 05/13/2009 6:47:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Calamari = Rubber food


40 posted on 05/13/2009 6:48:02 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: CholeraJoe

YUM!!!!


41 posted on 05/13/2009 6:51:12 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: xsmommy
Even if it's served in a "Hello Kitty" Bento box?


42 posted on 05/13/2009 6:51:16 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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To: mikrofon; secret garden; xsmommy
would that be a case of squid pro quo?

A++
very good.

43 posted on 05/13/2009 6:53:15 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I know! I’m getting hungry talking about calamari and Ika temaki zushi.


44 posted on 05/13/2009 6:53:19 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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To: CholeraJoe

no point to sushi. period.


45 posted on 05/13/2009 6:53:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice; secret garden
It can be a bit chewey if nor ptoperly prepared.

Ya mean it's not supposed to be like deep fried bubble gum?

Good stuff. I like the little tentacles.

46 posted on 05/13/2009 6:53:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
i don’t see the point of ANY sushi,

BAIT.

47 posted on 05/13/2009 6:53:56 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: CholeraJoe

They ahd an article on bento boxes in the paper the other day. What an oddity.


48 posted on 05/13/2009 6:54:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: VRWCmember; CholeraJoe

well yeah. but as far as sustenance? i’d rather have an IV.


49 posted on 05/13/2009 6:56:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

From your perverted Pittsburgh palate, probably not. Didn’t you grow up eating Czernina and Pierogi?


50 posted on 05/13/2009 7:00:16 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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