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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 19, 2012 - stochastic
dictionaries ad nauseam | 19 January 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/19/2012 4:47:10 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".

stochastic (stuh-KAS-tik) adjective
Involving chance; random; probabilistic.

Example sentence:
"Medicine is a stochastic science -- no doctor can predict the future."
---Sandeep Jauhar; When Doctors Slam the Door; The New York Times; Mar 16, 2003.

Etymology:
From Greek stokhos (aim, target, a pointed stake for an archer to aim at). Earliest documented use: 1662.

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 01/19/2012 4:47:13 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 01/19/2012 4:49:04 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

On Sunday Wisconsin volunteers start sorting recall petitions on the stochastic chance that we find enough squirrely signatures to invalidate the petitions.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 4:53:12 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


4 posted on 01/19/2012 4:54:02 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you!
5 posted on 01/19/2012 4:55:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
i always enjoyed their book fairs ; )...


6 posted on 01/19/2012 4:56:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Link to story behind #3: Wisconsin Democrats brag: 1 Million signatures collected against Walker (but are they legit?)
7 posted on 01/19/2012 4:57:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

I tried some chilled Stolichnaya Elit the other day. It was stochastic!


8 posted on 01/19/2012 4:58:38 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: secret garden
Ah yes, stochastic.

I went to school with his brother, sarc.

9 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:22 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

Ping


10 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:25 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: xsmommy
A+ for you!
11 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:51 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+ for you! I hope the truth comes out.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 5:01:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: edpc
A for you. Welcome to WFTD!
13 posted on 01/19/2012 5:03:00 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you.
14 posted on 01/19/2012 5:03:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
how many WFTD students are in class in their jammies? FOR SHAME!!
15 posted on 01/19/2012 5:14:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m with the group that calls them slobs. Even if I’m sick(got a cold this week) I’m up and dressed right away.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 5:17:45 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i don’t linger in bed, nor in my jammies. i am up and dressed from the get-go too.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 5:35:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Sorry I am late this morning!

The stochastic quality of my mornings sometimes precludes my prompt participation.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:01 AM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site

hopefully you aren’t in your jammies ; )


19 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

You’re still here before 7:30. A for you!


20 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Well, I was when I posted, but I’ve gotten my shower now.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 5:42:18 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: secret garden; Explorer89; hobbes1; NeoCaveman
When you have a drawerful of ex-wives, it's kinda stochastic that one will jump out and bite your @$$. When i heard this last night, i thought, good grief, Newt, you didn't have the ex-wives buttoned down properly before this run? That would seem to be an essential task before even starting down this road.

i don't know what to think. Explorer89 had me thinking last night, that Newt really is our only hope. then xshub got home and said OMG, anyone who thinks that Newt can get elected is on drugs, he's not disciplined enough, he's not going ANYWHERE. he was complaining that Laura Ingraham [whom he adores] is unlistenable now bc of her ragging on Romney and promoting Newt. And he thinks that Romney will be so bloodied, as our nominee, that he has no prayer against obama. i just don't know what is going to happen, but NOTHING LOOKS GOOD TO ME RIGHT NOW.

22 posted on 01/19/2012 5:46:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Brokered convention is the only way.

Neither Mitt “Caymans” Romney nor Newt “Ex-Wives” Gingrich are going to get it done.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 5:51:48 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: secret garden
Stochastic.

After careful stillatitious pondering on this word, Stochastic, Clyde Dale, who is smart and does that Latex Eye Surgery, says this is a connubial constriction of Stocking and Elastic.
Which seems right since it also means chance seeing that getting your socks back off the line is mostly chance especially those tall support kind that Grandpa Dale wears.

(I think Stocking is the peril of Socks.)

24 posted on 01/19/2012 5:52:16 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

For surgery, Nancy loves plastic
She thinks that she looks just fantastic
They pull back her skin
They push more Botox in
Like a Picasso, the results are stochastic


25 posted on 01/19/2012 5:56:35 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: count-your-change

A+ for that careful dissertation. ;-)


26 posted on 01/19/2012 5:56:41 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Cubism. I’ve studied it and it still looks like someone was hitting the shrooms. A+ for you.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 5:57:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

Clever!


28 posted on 01/19/2012 5:59:11 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy
I like a woman in pajamas, especially when they are half off.
29 posted on 01/19/2012 6:01:18 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy

I’m trying to envision Calista’s helmet hair in a wild affair.


30 posted on 01/19/2012 6:05:32 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

I’m feeling older by the second..... we wore dresses to school. Back then wedges were in style so in a way we also wore heels. I wore jeans about once a week, usually on Friday. By comparison, I was better dressed for high school than some people are now for a real job.


31 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:15 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Today's earworm is brought to you by Jules Shear and The Bangles. It's the latest song being played by the music folk in house.
32 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

jammies? I sleep in the.....never mind! :-)


33 posted on 01/19/2012 6:25:47 AM PST by left that other site
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

she’s the epitome of frigid ice princess to me, i can’t see it at all, hard to believe. Plus, i just think she’s hideous. again, you put some blonde hair atop anything at all and it will have men salivating, i just don’t get it. xsteen and i were talking about that mystery this past weekend. do not get it.


34 posted on 01/19/2012 6:35:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Gargh! The Newt eruption is all my fault! It wasn’t until I decided that I liked Cain that he imploded. Now the second I decide Newt can get it done.....ex wife eruption. I give up. I really, and truly, give up. Our country will get what it deserves. Four freaking more years. Gack.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 6:39:28 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

we were not permitted to wear jeans to my public HS. there was actually a protest, in which i participated and wore jeans, which resulted in an in-school suspension and a D in Geometry for me. I had a C but she gave a quiz that day, that, as punishment, we were not permitted to make up, and hence the D. Only one i ever got in my life.


36 posted on 01/19/2012 6:42:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We can hope and pray.


37 posted on 01/19/2012 6:43:32 AM PST by tioga
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To: Explorer89

you had me convinced too! then xshub got home and was foaming about his beloved Laura going all newt-tastic. and as xshub likes to say, “can you IMAGINE obama with 4 more years and no need to ever face the people for a vote again? think VENEZUELA...”


38 posted on 01/19/2012 6:45:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Wowser. Of all the stochastic thoughts I had this morning, I never thought that Perry is dropping out of the race today and endorsing Newt. I am seeing internet rumors that it is so. Just wow.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 6:46:20 AM PST by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy

I can beat that......we had to wear dresses and TWO days out of the school year, if we were a senior, we could wear pants, but NEVER were we allowed to wear jeans.


40 posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:34 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

its true, carl cameron supposedly confirmed it. dang.


41 posted on 01/19/2012 6:50:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
hence the D. Only one i ever got in my life.

I thought you had 2 Ds???

42 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:00 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Explorer89; xsmommy

oh puhlease.....the bimbo erruption didn’t slow Clintoon down at all....this is a phony thing set up to tear conservatives away from Newt. I am not falling for it. they hit Cain, now Newt....well......old news. And none of it applied to Clintoon. I even read an article about Callista in People last night and liked it. I am holding firm. Out of the field of losers we have, I like him the best. Why should I let the MSM turn that sour?


43 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:35 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Glen was on BORe last night saying he wanted Rick to stay as gov in TX as he has moved there now. I guess Rick was obliging. What next? Santorum doing an about face?


44 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:18 AM PST by tioga
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

you have the uncanny ability to pop up outta nowhere with a ridic remark and make me LOL in my ofc.


45 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Rumors as to her deathbed were highly overdone. His ex is still alive and is reported to say nothing she hasn’t already...which IS that she supports him in his presidential bid. His daughter by that marriage supports him as well. Even his gay sister supports him. Sounds like he is finally at peace in his life. Reportedly, Callista gets along very well with his sister and daughter. One big happy family. What’s not to love?


46 posted on 01/19/2012 6:59:54 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

It’s an absolute canard to say that anyone supporting Romney over Gingrich is doing so because the MSM forced them to. Romney isn’t being forced down anyone’s throats. it’s the failure of the candidates to break out that is leaving him as the only one standing. i am sick and tired of conservatives P!$$ing and moaning about the MSM. The MSM is a fact of LIFE, deal with it! anyone entering the fray on the republican side has to KNOW that and be prepared to counter it in any way possible. Gingrich has baggage, hubris and a lack of discipline. Someone deciding that Romney has a better shot than he isn’t being hoodwinked by the MSM, they are making an assessment on their own, based on their own perceptions and biases, etc. and to quote a hashtag i just saw on twitter #wearesof*cked.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 7:04:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We are indeed. The GOP hopefuls are not a Field of Dreams......but a field of losers. Hold your nose and pick one.


48 posted on 01/19/2012 7:11:47 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga; xsmommy

Oh believe me, I still think the nominee has to be Newt and not Rom-me-the-wrong-way. I finally hit twitter today and saw that Perry bailed and endorsed Newt. I hope that the wife eruption can be ignored. We knew going in that he was a playa’. But we need someone with the balls to approve Keystone on the day after Inauguration. A lame duck Obama gives me the shivers.


49 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:19 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

oh, and yes.....the MSM and the Washington elites have set up Romney to win. the folks in the boonies don’t trust him or like him. the RINOs love him.


50 posted on 01/19/2012 7:22:43 AM PST by tioga
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