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Word for the Day, Monday, February 20, 2012 - Funambulist
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Posted on 02/20/2012 6:50:51 AM PST by tioga


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”.

Funambulist

Noun

    One who performs on a tightrope or a slack rope.

Also: Funambulism, noun


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


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 02/20/2012 6:50:55 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

I am sure xs is somewhat of a funambulist this morning and she will turn up.......I am posting the class in hopes of luring her in. And because last week she posted before 8am, it’s now after 9:30 and she hasn’t turned up yet.


2 posted on 02/20/2012 6:53:16 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
Mitt Romney is quite the funambulist.
3 posted on 02/20/2012 6:54:22 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: tioga

Because of his prior experience as a comedian, John’s new job as an EMT in an ambulance made him a funambulist.


4 posted on 02/20/2012 6:55:30 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Yo-Yo

They all are right now......gees, they are bouncing around like they fell off that tightrope onto the net underneath. A++


5 posted on 02/20/2012 6:55:53 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

-ambulist suffix - one who walks (while X)

somnabulist - one who walks while sleeping

noctambulist - one who walks at night

funambulist - one who walks for fun?

comambulist - one who walks around as a communist?


6 posted on 02/20/2012 6:57:19 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I like that last one, comambulist....A++


7 posted on 02/20/2012 6:59:43 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

It begs the question — was Efrem Zimbalist a funambulist?


8 posted on 02/20/2012 7:09:12 AM PST by mikrofon (The FBI would know.)
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To: mikrofon

Perhaps we need Remington Steele on the case.


9 posted on 02/20/2012 7:13:11 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon
Oh, does it now? A++
10 posted on 02/20/2012 7:14:50 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
In presenting the Grammy Awards, it takes a funambulist to walk the tightrope between giving the "yutes" the rap and hip-hop they want to hear, while avoiding albums unfit for adult ears.
11 posted on 02/20/2012 7:16:46 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: tioga
Funabulist.

The van with blinking lights that picked up the people who died laughing at the political speeches.

12 posted on 02/20/2012 7:17:25 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: mikrofon
Mikey--Did you miss last week's lesson on begging the question?
13 posted on 02/20/2012 7:18:18 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

I left out the “m” since I used all I had yesterday.


14 posted on 02/20/2012 7:19:45 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

shouldn’t that be unfit for children’s ears? LOL

A++


15 posted on 02/20/2012 7:21:46 AM PST by tioga
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To: count-your-change

OMGosh.....yes it IS! A+++


16 posted on 02/20/2012 7:22:29 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I beat you to it at post 10.


17 posted on 02/20/2012 7:26:24 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
You don't have to be a rhetorical funambulist to love the BCP. My favorite version is from 1928.
18 posted on 02/20/2012 7:30:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

We need the FBI. Not Steffi


19 posted on 02/20/2012 7:33:44 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

We need the FBI. Not Steffi


20 posted on 02/20/2012 7:33:47 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

We need the FBI. Not Steffi


21 posted on 02/20/2012 7:33:51 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

We need the FBI. Not Steffi


22 posted on 02/20/2012 7:33:51 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden
A+++

    With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.

I hope that doesn't meant he will worship his bride.....I only worship God.
23 posted on 02/20/2012 7:35:06 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; tioga

Yeah, yeah, improper use, I realize....


24 posted on 02/20/2012 7:35:41 AM PST by mikrofon (Everyone's a diacritic ;)
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To: hobbes1

Lol one more thong to dislike about the IPAD apart from autocorrect


25 posted on 02/20/2012 7:38:00 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

I hear an echo


26 posted on 02/20/2012 7:38:30 AM PST by tioga
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To: mikrofon

I forgot to thank you for today’s word. Thanks. ;^)


27 posted on 02/20/2012 7:44:09 AM PST by tioga
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To: hobbes1

I was just channeling Shawn Spencer.


28 posted on 02/20/2012 7:50:09 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
Michell Obama will test her funambulist skills on yet another vacation.
29 posted on 02/20/2012 8:11:49 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: tioga

Funambulist obozo has to tread carfully now that he is about to lose the Christian over vote over the issue of religious freedom.


30 posted on 02/20/2012 8:13:59 AM PST by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: NeoCaveman

I was wondering how fast the news would hit the airways if she broke her leg. Hmm. A+++


31 posted on 02/20/2012 8:16:49 AM PST by tioga
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To: verga

He still has the Nancy Pelosi style Catholics.....A++


32 posted on 02/20/2012 8:25:06 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Wow. Today of all days, I see on Fox, AFTER posting the class, that permission was given to a funambulist to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls.


33 posted on 02/20/2012 8:28:41 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

“Funambulist?”

Come on! That’s crossing over the line!


34 posted on 02/20/2012 8:30:17 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

LOL Clever. A++


35 posted on 02/20/2012 8:32:40 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
My pleasure ... but just knowing that one's vocabulary is expanded & enriched is gratitude enough. < /BS off >

BTW, this local feat of funambulism looks like it may finally take place.

36 posted on 02/20/2012 8:45:13 AM PST by mikrofon (Fun ambling)
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To: mikrofon

I saw that, 33 is way to young to die, he’d better make it.


37 posted on 02/20/2012 8:49:56 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

too


38 posted on 02/20/2012 8:52:44 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

you are such a pal! i totally forgot because i am off today and went shopping/lunching with xsgirls! i will do weds for you since you picked up my slack today. Thanks ti!!!


39 posted on 02/20/2012 11:20:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

As the maintenance supervisor where I once worked used to say every morning-Christ, what a s***ty day...

Obama is a poor funambulist,
His lack of skill is showing-
Every time he says “fair share”
His nose almost starts growing

Because he says all the “rich”
Are living almost tax-free
As he pockets campaign cash
From China’s best friend, GE

And as if that is not enough
He tells us to go to hell
By hogging up most of Aspen
For another holiday for Michelle


40 posted on 02/20/2012 1:30:31 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga; xsmommy; secret garden; SoothingDave; NeoCaveman

Happy Washington’s Birthday everybody. It has been a while since I’ve even signed on to FR, so please let me reintroduce myself. Unfortunately, the four-letter word is consuming way too much of my time these days and when I get home between grading and preparing lessons for online and traditional classroom and catching up on emails I just don’t get much FReeping done. Even my last couple of roadtrips yielded little to no FReeping.


41 posted on 02/20/2012 6:41:16 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: tioga; xsmommy; secret garden; SoothingDave; NeoCaveman

It will probably be June or July before things slow down even a little bit.


42 posted on 02/20/2012 6:42:25 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Duty calls. Check in and say hi when you can.


43 posted on 02/20/2012 7:52:08 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

Yesterday was gorgeous here. Went on a call...first you go 5 miles out of town, then you turn right onto a seasonal road and go for miles on a muddy, rutted road to the scene. Then you pick up someone who fell off a horse. What fun!

A+++ Wish I had been out to the bottom of a hill to pick up a heavy butted black woman with a broken leg.


44 posted on 02/21/2012 4:54:05 AM PST by tioga
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To: VRWCmember

Hey, Stranger. I was just wondering if you were still able to see the light of day at all, guess not much.


45 posted on 02/21/2012 4:55:17 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Somehow, I pictured you out and about with your daughters and then checking in on your phone to realize you forgot all about us. No problem at all, and you can go ahead and take Wednesday. ;)


46 posted on 02/21/2012 5:06:29 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

thanks so much, Ti. it was a fun day : )


47 posted on 02/21/2012 5:20:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

we remember who you are and we miss you : )


48 posted on 02/21/2012 5:21:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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