Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, October 3, 2011-- paroxysm
Posted on 10/03/2011 4:36:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 10/3/11
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".
noun 1. any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion: paroxysms of rage. 2. Pathology . a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease, usually recurring periodically.
Etymology: 157080; earlier paroxismos < Greek paroxysmós irritation, derivative of paroxýnein to irritate. See par-, oxy-1 , -ism
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
I am hoping that Herm is the real thing and is not just enjoying a paroxysm of support before burning out. not sure what he said on the shows yesterday but i heard less than favorable things about his performance
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
No pushing at the door please!
it’s dark and cold, but too bad— it’s time for school.
First day of the new job....I am awake, barely.
About 46 here and the rain is tapering off. Should be better as the week goes on.
Steelers almost stole one yesterday, but Texans rebounded for win. After being manhandled all throughout the first half, the Steelers were lucky to only be down 10.
Good luck to you!
45 degs now, high of 55, and while it was dry on the way in, i guess there are still showers forecast. so are you a stuffed sausage/potato pancake today?
I think it was a trifecta of bad news here.........SU, Bill, and the Yankees tanked.
No, I took it easy yesterday. Saturday I was a buffet-gorging pig.
xshub was insufferable on Sat. between PAROXYSMS of rage while watching it online, he would go out and do errands, come back and see they were still sucking and go off on another fit. xsgirls and i just looked at each other and said, he’s insane. then after it was over, he was a pain in the @$$ to be around bc of the loss. if i could have shot him to the space station, i would have done so, with no return planned!
Have you concluded your paroxysmal pear poaching pecadillo?
My take on Herman is that he is genuine, and the somewhat negative response to some of his candid remarks are due to a paroxysm of liberal outrage that a Black American DARES to oppose them.
oh and i discovered a new follow over the weekend @pittbuzztap for all Pitt news, in case you are interested in my alma mater ; )
A peroxism is what you get from some people when accused of bleach-blonding their hair....
haven’t made it yet, but pears are in season and i have a bunch of them and have goat cheese so was trying to recall how you said to prepare that app. i have never poached anything in my life, not even an egg. so don’t be acting like i am some culinary MOW-ron, mr ‘Bama ! ; )
well the people i saw reacting on twitter were conservatives, one of them a black conservative, and so that is what surprised me. I think maybe it was their interpreting his ragging on Perry about the hunting camp name, as pulling the race card. A+++
A+++ for you and your mood ring, mik ; )
Wish I had spotted your post about the city of evil yesterday, I could have gone up for the game.
i’ll look at the schedule and let you know what other games will be close by you, i think they play in B’hamton also. They have a website, but it’s not operational just yet.
Herman grew up in the Segregated South, had to go to the back of the bus, drink from separate fountains, and was refused service at lunch counters. To him, disliking the “N” word is not playing the “Race Card”.
Anyone who buys into that is sadly mistaken, but probably SO conditioned by all the race-baiting of the Sharpton-types that it is a natural reaction for a Conservative.
Words DO have power, as evidenced by Your Wonderful Daily WFTD Thread. :-)
good one! A++++
All these fancy words for “boiling.” Sometimes it’s called “blanching” too!
what sports do they play ? ; )
WI never shows up on my radar screen! LOL!
there has to be some diff, i suspect it’s the amount of time that you leave it in the boiling water. Blanching is for a short period of time, i seem to recall. Seems like it was something you do to green beans before canning them or something. My mom had a pressure cooker and would can vegetables and fruit when we were little.
Here’s a parody that could turn the left to paroxysm.
In case you doubt me about Midwestern sports teams, here are the weekend scores:
National League Playoffs:
Sat. Milwaukee Brewers defeat AZ Diamondbacks 4-1
Sun. Milwaukee Brewers defeat AZ Diamondbacks 9-4
Series continues in AZ on Tues.
Sat. Wisconsin Badgers defeat Nebraska Cornhuskers 49-17
Not too shabby!
Sun. Green Bay Packers Defeat Denver Broncos 40-23
Oh i don’t doubt you! just teasing! i do not follow baseball, or NFL really and we mostly only pay attention to the Big East and now ACC college teams now that Pitt and SU are moving there.
Hey! Wisconsin has Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, and Ron Johnson. We SHOULD be on your radar screen. We are shakin’ and bakin’.
Badgers play collegiate football.
Brewers play Major League baseball. I know you’ve never heard of them. They haven’t been in the playoffs since 1982. There was a little boy caught on camera at the game yesterday (about 10) holding a sign that said, “I’ve been waiting my whole life for this!” Times 3, I thought.
Packers play football (2010 Superbowl Champs).
Methinks your radar needs repair! LOL.
You have some good politicians!
I don’t follow sports at all. But, you can’t escape it when the teams are doing this well. All the games had to be on TV while my husband did outdoor tasks. He’d run in and take a peek from time to time; and I daren’t change the station without incurring anger, should he pop in and find me watching something else.
When the Packers are playing he likes to mute the sound of the TV and turn on the radio to hear the commentary. A parishioner of our church is the “Voice of the Packers”, and he prefers Wayne’s commentary.
It’s as simple as boiling a pan of water. How lame can you get?
All three that I mentioned are the real deal. We’re very proud of them.
Johnson is new to the political game, but I can find no fault with anything he as said, or done. Both Ryan and Walker are old hands, and I find no fault with them either. All three would make fine Presidential candidates in 2016 or 2020.
do you only boil them to get them soft? and if the pear is already pretty ripe, do you still need to poach it?
I only follow hockey and the Caps were on tv yesterday for the first time yesterday, for the last preseason game. the NHL network had some sort of difficulties at first and so i had the AM radio station on that covers the games until i saw it on my tv screen. We have season tickets and xsgirls were at the game yesterday. The seats are 2 rows up from the glass and so they are often on TV, but yesterday it was a Blackhawk feed and so no coverage of Caps fans.
Hmmmm. I think they play hockey in Milwaukee. Something called the Admirals, as I remember. In 25 years I’ve been to one game. It was cold.
You want them softer than just ripe but not mush. Poach for at least 5 minutes.
Losing Andre Johnson was a big hit to us - also Ben Tate. I thought you guys would come back at the end as well.....at least we didn’t fold like Dallas!
I’m with ya on the wins this weekend! I was cheering for those union loving socialists from Wisconsin because I wanted Nebraska to get a great “welcome” to the Big 10(really 12). And the Pack is my team too! Not only a big win but record setting day for Aaron Rodgers
Dave is right, both are boiling. The difference is usually just boiling is plain water, maybe salted. Poaching involves seasoned water (except with eggs)
CJ what seasoning goes in the water to poach the pears?
what else is poached? is there some fish that is poached? the word poach just sounds sort of gross to me, doesn’t it?
and in truth, isn’t poached the same as PURLOINED? poaching off of someone else’s land, poaching from a wildlife preserve? isn’t poached really STOLEN? ; )
Purloined, poached, criminal, steelers - all the same word. ;^)
I like any team that beats Nebraska. My team imploded for the second week in a row. Rumor has it Oklahoma State called Arkansas at halftime and said ‘You have them right where you want them.’
OMG I just heard soundbites from the idiots protesting Wall Street. None look like they have EVER held a job. They don’t know how things work and many need a bath, desperately.
Well, our QB is hobbling.
The Steelers made great halftime adjustments in running backs and blocking schemes. The Texans either countered that or just wanted it more when it counted.
Oreilly sent jesse watters out to interview them last week and we just roared. they are by and large, incomprehensible, hideous and filthy.
you are so funny!