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Word For The Day, Thursday, December 29, 2011 - crepitate
dictionaries ad nauseam | 29 December 2011 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 12/29/2011 5:30:56 AM PST by secret garden


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".

crepitate \KREP-i-teyt\, verb
To make a crackling sound; crackle.

Example sentences:
The lampwicks crepitate; their flames are about to go out, long mosquitoes flit in rapid circlings about them.
-- Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of Saint Anthony

This horrible talk, however, evidently possessed a potent magic for my friend; and his imagination, checked for a while by the influence of his kinsman, began to ferment and crepitate.
-- Henry James, Stories Revived

Etymology:
Crepitate is from the Latin crepitare which meant “to rustle or chatter.”

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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 12/29/2011 5:30:59 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 12/29/2011 5:32:09 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Morning


3 posted on 12/29/2011 5:35:44 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: NeoCaveman
Howdy!
4 posted on 12/29/2011 5:36:20 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

5 posted on 12/29/2011 5:42:33 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: secret garden

Buon giorno!


6 posted on 12/29/2011 5:42:53 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: JoeProBono
A+ for you!
7 posted on 12/29/2011 5:45:01 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

2000 clams for a sun dress that looks like it crepitates when she walks?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2826278/posts


8 posted on 12/29/2011 5:45:05 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden


"We first heard of an undocumented man named Obama ,
Who denied all the confusion with a Kenyan and with Osama.
But at every turn, he worked to have our country defeated,
With every enemy and disaster, he conspired to have us deleted,
His unlawful czars attacked America 'til it crepitated and strained,
until, using internecine attacks he led, suddenly nothing we knew, remained."

9 posted on 12/29/2011 5:45:33 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Explorer89
Good morning!
10 posted on 12/29/2011 5:45:44 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

http://randsesotericotr.podbean.com/2008/05/14/the-great-crepitation-contest-of-1946/

Nice little diddy about a Crepitation Content in 1946.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 5:45:59 AM PST by IamConservative ("The ability to speak eloquently is not to be confused with having something to say." - MP Hart)
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To: Explorer89
I have to agree with this person.
Fellow commenter Sharon argued: 'While I hate the way she dresses, I must admit that the cost of her clothing is her own affair and none of ours. Taxpayers are not paying for her wardrobe the last I heard.'
A+ for you.
12 posted on 12/29/2011 5:51:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis
A+ for you!
13 posted on 12/29/2011 5:52:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
The constant crepitation of the chattering class continues unabated, a sure sign of their advancing decrepitude.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
14 posted on 12/29/2011 5:54:15 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: IamConservative

A+ for you! Welcome to WFTD!


15 posted on 12/29/2011 5:59:17 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I absolutely agree that she is spending her own money, and has every right to do so in any way that she sees fit. It is a great country that way. I just barf a little when she is held up as a style icon. Really? She’s no Jackie O, despite the press attempts to portray her as such. And it just shows a lack of judgment to pay that kind of coin for a simple sundress. The Duchess of Cambridge regularly shows up in dresses from Zara (my favorite store, btw) and looks great. If the sundress had come from J Crew, I would have said, “rock on, Michelle!”. But the price! That is buying a label, not the dress! And that is clueless.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 6:01:18 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

As we crepitate with age, I hope more develop a sense of outrage about the health care system and what the idiot-in-chief and his minions are doing to us. A for you.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 6:03:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

My bad I always thought it meant fart.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 6:08:04 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: wordsofearnest

No, it’s a sound my knees make when I climb stairs. Welcome to WFTD!


19 posted on 12/29/2011 6:11:44 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

In Iowa, they’ll caucus, participate
But no candidate’s fire seems to crepitate
Michelle Bachmann, Mitt, Jon
Rick Santorum, Newt, Ron
No Reagans to make our hearts palpitate

(note my tagline)


20 posted on 12/29/2011 6:22:02 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (A Ryan/Rubio ticket would energize the base.)
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To: secret garden
I finally found something with which to agree with she whose face will not crepitate.

EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter: ‘My Mom Wants to Leave Congress’

21 posted on 12/29/2011 6:29:26 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: secret garden

I was in the midst of a deep oscitation in bed when my neck did crepitate loudly, but the relief felt was enough to let me snooze another 10 minutes this morning.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 6:30:12 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you and I like the new tag. We need someone to rally around.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 6:31:50 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: IamConservative

Glad to see someone else knows the “other” definition. There was some French guy who actually had a stage act crepitating in front of delighted audiences! I submitted this word to xsmommy, about a month ago, for her “Word of The Day” threads. Did it as kind of a joke. Thought the responses might be fun! I’m kind of surprised that someone else has used it!


24 posted on 12/29/2011 7:06:13 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NeoCaveman

I’m not a fan of the face pulled so tight you can bounce a quarter off of it. A+ for you.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 7:11:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

Those extra 10 minutes can really help. A for you.


26 posted on 12/29/2011 7:12:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

it’s a miracle she can blink

:)


27 posted on 12/29/2011 7:16:21 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: Explorer89

come stai {no idea how to spell that, but that’s how it sounds ; ) }


28 posted on 12/29/2011 8:13:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89
When you get home and start missing Italian, you will have to come and visit our new parish. it's a lovely little church, with an ethnic rather than a geographic base. We were assigned parish family #202, so it's pretty small, but intimate and we like that. 9 am and noon masses are in English. 10:30 am is in Italian.
29 posted on 12/29/2011 8:21:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

If you pour Folgers over Rice Krispies you get decrepitated coffee....


30 posted on 12/29/2011 8:30:48 AM PST by mikrofon (Sanka veddy mush)
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To: NeoCaveman

I’ll give the going away party for Nancy.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 8:31:29 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: wordsofearnest

“My bad I always thought it meant fart.”

It does also mean “phart!” See my #24.


32 posted on 12/29/2011 8:36:54 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: secret garden; mikrofon
crepitate \KREP-i-teyt\, verb
To make a crackling sound; crackle.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

SO HERE'S A PICTURE OF A BUNNY WITH A CREPE ON ITS HEAD

33 posted on 12/29/2011 8:37:36 AM PST by martin_fierro (Crepe-a-tete)
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To: secret garden

Gym squats make my knees crepitate.


34 posted on 12/29/2011 8:58:50 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: secret garden

Root beer makes Rice Krispies crepitate?


35 posted on 12/29/2011 8:59:57 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: xsmommy

You spelled it right.

Q: Come stai? (how are you doing/being? and you used the you-familiar, which is fine for us :)
A: Sto bene.

I’ll pass on the Italian mass. I am just barely able to function linguistically. It is really frustrating me now because I understand about 40% of the words around me, but cannot put them together fast enough. When people slow down for me, I can at least communicate.


36 posted on 12/29/2011 9:11:23 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: mikrofon

You’re punny today. A for you!


37 posted on 12/29/2011 9:17:34 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: martin_fierro

A+ for you!


38 posted on 12/29/2011 9:18:41 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Silentgypsy

Mine too. A for you.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 9:19:50 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

I overslept this am, got up at 11:30. (Sigh) Now I am feeling lazy.


40 posted on 12/29/2011 9:25:15 AM PST by tioga (Woo-hoo! Another one bites the dust....bye bye Sen Ben Nelson....let's take the Senate back!)
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To: Explorer89

Speaking spanish makes Italian more difficult bc i want to pronounce things the Spanish way. i am still not clear on when the C is pronounced like CHE and when it’s a hard c sound etc.


41 posted on 12/29/2011 9:25:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

What a beautiful church! My happyslap diocese doesn`t have any left.


42 posted on 12/29/2011 9:31:12 AM PST by tioga (Woo-hoo! Another one bites the dust....bye bye Sen Ben Nelson....let's take the Senate back!)
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To: tioga; Explorer89; secret garden; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

le Befana is coming on the 8th. i guess that is the genesis of the Strega Nona book series by Tomi de Paolo. Did you guys read that to your kids? i loved the illustrations in those books.


43 posted on 12/29/2011 9:49:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

44 posted on 12/29/2011 9:51:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; Texan5; tioga; NeoCaveman

Yeah, we had a crepitake the White House in 2008 - but only after the national presstitues refused to do their jobs ...


45 posted on 12/29/2011 9:52:37 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

Is it on the 6th or the 8th?


46 posted on 12/29/2011 9:58:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

ephiphany is the 6th, but that Sunday is the 8th, so that’s why they’ll celebrate it at Church on the 8th.


47 posted on 12/29/2011 10:05:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

When Pelosi hears her skin begin to crepitate, she knows it’s time for another trip to the plastic surgeon.


48 posted on 12/29/2011 10:09:21 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: secret garden

It is sunny and 62, and I have just ruined a pair of work gloves with expanding spray foam that I was using to seal around a couple of windows...

I thought I heard Obama say
The economy is getting better-
And if the Arctic crepitates
No one will need a sweater

He’s deaf to all the rest of us
And Michelle is even deafer
It takes a $270.00 dinner
To feed he and the first heifer

So just enjoy your hamburger helper
Your ramen noodles and such things-
And if Nancy really wants to depart
Let’s give her a set of wings


49 posted on 12/29/2011 10:22:45 AM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Texan5

We finally have sun here. It will be gone soon, so I am enjoying it.


50 posted on 12/29/2011 11:16:23 AM PST by tioga (Woo-hoo! Another one bites the dust....bye bye Sen Ben Nelson....let's take the Senate back!)
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