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Word for the Day, Tuesday March 6, 2012

Posted on 03/06/2012 5:07:57 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, March 6, 2012



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".

taradiddle [tar-uh-did-l]

-n, informal

1. a small lie; fib.
2. pretentious nonsense.

[1790–1800; origin uncertain]


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1 posted on 03/06/2012 5:07:58 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Also used to describe casual sex on a plantation.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 5:08:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Ok taradiddle is pretty funny. Good morning


3 posted on 03/06/2012 5:15:37 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Morning.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 5:16:26 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Are you still in Texas?


5 posted on 03/06/2012 5:18:48 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: SoothingDave
Example of taradiddle: Don't call my bluff!
6 posted on 03/06/2012 5:19:21 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
"Also used to describe casual sex on a plantation."

I see what you did there.

7 posted on 03/06/2012 5:22:17 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: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Nope. Just for a week of meetings. Enjoying the sunny 23 degree weather here. Going to be in the 60s tomorrow. Gotta love March.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 5:24:15 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

OK, probably heretical on freerepublic, but i am furious with Rush for stirring up this taradiddle with Miz Fluke. Once again I am treated to watching facebook light up with how mean spirited the republicans are. Rush was absolutely correct in calling out the sheer lunacy of her comments, but as soon as he descended to the pejoratives, then all hell was let loose. Now, instead of anyone paying attention to HER attack on MY church, she is a gosh darned martyr for her cause. Rush fell right into the trap that the Dems set with this stupid mandate anyway....get the attention OFF the piss-poor economy and the price of gas and onto social issues. Thanks a freaking lot, Rush.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 5:24:45 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave; tioga; NeoCaveman

Happy Super Tuesday. No taradiddlin’ i voted for Mitt this AM in the VA primary. Only had him or the NUTBAG to choose from here, so that waasn’t hard. I CAN report though that my evangelical relatives are all voting Santorum. My bro’s family in OH, and my SIL’s parents in TN all voting for Rick. It’s the Catholic who shares our values over the Mormon there, and the serial whoremonger doesn’t evince the same values i guess, albeit Catholic. xsjr cast her first vote ever. xshub took a cellphone pic of her with the I VOTED sticker on, next to the sample ballot and texted it to me. I was #1 voter at 6:30 am, though the polls opened at 6 am, and at 7:30, xshub and xsjr were #s 15, and 16, so not a huge turnout. xsteen will go after work.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 5:25:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

To say she is his mother is an utter bit of folly!
Oh, fie! our Strephon’s not a rogue!
Perhaps his brain is addled, and it’s very melancholy!
Taradiddle, taradiddle, tol lol lay!
I wouldn’t say a word that could be reckoned as injurious,
But to find a mother younger than her son is very curious,
And that’s a kind of mother that is usually spurious.
Taradiddle, taradiddle, tol lol lay!

From “Iolanthe” by Gilbert & Sullivan


11 posted on 03/06/2012 5:25:23 AM PST by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave

WE have had such gorgeous weather the past few days I was hoping you were getting to enjoy it


12 posted on 03/06/2012 5:25:31 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: SoothingDave

u r so clever ; )


13 posted on 03/06/2012 5:26:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

i am so disgusted with everything, i want to be living on Neptune about now. we have a disaster for a president but the republicans cannot grip their collective @$$e$ with both hands and get out of their own way to take him down. we instead dither and whirl and slit our own #@$%% throats.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 5:35:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

No, though I had little to complain about while I was there. I did bring my sunglasses and didn’t need them, but the temps were fine and what rain we had was brief and weak.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 5:35:54 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Your dress looks lovely, my Dear. ....(just a taradiddle)
16 posted on 03/06/2012 5:37:03 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Nobody was funnier than Carol Burnett.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 5:42:21 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: tioga

One of the funniest episodes in television...EVER!!


18 posted on 03/06/2012 5:45:30 AM PST by YepYep ((We've just GOT to love Jesus enough to LISTEN to Him, and Do what He Says))
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To: YepYep

Oh, THIS ol’ thing? I saw it in the window and just HAD to have it!! -—Carol Burnett


19 posted on 03/06/2012 5:47:18 AM PST by YepYep ((We've just GOT to love Jesus enough to LISTEN to Him, and Do what He Says))
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To: xsmommy

Just remember, normal people aren’t paying any attention to politics until October.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 5:47:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: YepYep

Oh, THIS ol’ thing? I saw it in the window and just HAD to have it!! -—Carol Burnett


21 posted on 03/06/2012 5:47:52 AM PST by YepYep ((We've just GOT to love Jesus enough to LISTEN to Him, and Do what He Says))
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To: Explorer89

Let’s not get carried away now. The show was amusing for its time, but did spawn “Mama’s Family,” one of the worst, schlockiest excuses for a sitcom ever.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 5:50:45 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Sorry, I had long since forgotten about that show. I only remember watching the originals in reruns after school. Mama’s family was not funny, and depressing, to boot.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 5:58:30 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave

and what sort of magic act will be called into play to save the day for Obams if it looks even close. His friends tanked the economy in ‘08 to pull that last caper off.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 5:58:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Have you been watching “Life’s Too Short” on HBO? The pilot was just OK, but last week’s 2nd episode with Johnny Depp was hilarious. Haven’t seen this week’s show yet.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 5:59:14 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Beat the drums in a *paradiddle
Barack's the king of the taradiddle

He asks the rich to share a little
But taxes rise if your class is middle

Iran goes nuke while his thumbs just twiddle
Can republicans solve this Marxist riddle?

*What are the odds that a word would rhyme exactly with taradiddle? My (ten-year) younger brother started playing the drums when he was five. I can recall his basic lesson on the paradiddle. link

26 posted on 03/06/2012 5:59:21 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoothingDave

Back in Drum Corps days, the drummers had rudimentary exercises. The most basic was a ‘Paradiddle”: R-L-R-R L-R-L-L (over and over again).
Then double Paradiddles: R-L-R-L-R-R L-R-L-R-L-L
And Triples: R-L-R-L-R-L-R-R L-R-L-R-L-R-L-L

Nothing to do with this word other than: it rhymes. Really. No taradiddle.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 6:01:56 AM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

If we knew that, we’d have better jobs consulting. ;-)

I figure a summer of race riots followed by shocking revelations about Mormonism’s checkered racial history.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 6:02:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Explorer89

my lib friend at work has said she’s been getting emails asking for $ from the obama campaign. since she’s not given, they are now demanding an explanation.. actually a survey questioning why no cash thus far, wanting to know are you waiting for a repub candidate to see if it’s necessary, or what? have you decided to not EVER give?


29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:05:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

my mouth is agape in admiration for you, truthy!


30 posted on 03/06/2012 6:08:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Had she donated in the past?


31 posted on 03/06/2012 6:08:43 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: theDentist

look at you and truthy with all the DRUM knowledge!! i’d never heard that word before, paradiddle.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 6:09:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

i assume so.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 6:10:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

No I saw info on it and wasn’t interested


34 posted on 03/06/2012 6:11:23 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

What about padiddle?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padiddle


35 posted on 03/06/2012 6:11:54 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

You’re not a Gervais fan, I guess.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 6:18:57 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

sounds contrived. what parent thought that up on a cross country road trip to pass the time?


37 posted on 03/06/2012 6:19:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Since the legislative season is almost over, the Wisconsin State Assembly is engaging in a bit of a taradiddle this week. Cheesehead Inventor to be Honored by Wisconsin Assembly
38 posted on 03/06/2012 6:24:11 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

You never played with your siblings?


39 posted on 03/06/2012 6:24:47 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Used to have a townie girlfriend named Tera.

good times. good times.

40 posted on 03/06/2012 6:41:42 AM PST by martin_fierro (Further Affiant sayeth not)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

I did not even follow the link, cause my friends in high school and I played padiddles when we were out cruising around on Friday nights. The Spring is the best time to find them as the cold winter kills headlights. We also made wishes when we went under yellow lights, and they always came true :)


41 posted on 03/06/2012 6:42:16 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave

never heard of this game ever, and thus xsbro and i didn’t ever play it.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 6:43:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89; SoothingDave; xsmommy

Just checked that link.....we did NOT play strip-pediddle!!!

Oddly enough, yellow light wishes also involved hitting the ceiling.......


43 posted on 03/06/2012 6:44:54 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave

That sounds like something a 3-y/o might say to deflect the blame to his sister Tara...


44 posted on 03/06/2012 7:35:58 AM PST by mikrofon (Um-taradiddle-diddle-um-diddleye!)
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To: Explorer89

Not with your siblings, anyway. If siblings are involved it’s about hitting them, like playing punchbug.


45 posted on 03/06/2012 7:44:01 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

No, I’m not at all.


46 posted on 03/06/2012 7:49:15 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

Without a conservative to choose from, I don’t blame them for not turning out. Sad state of affairs. Why I bother to vote here in NY, I have no idea. The state will go to the dems no matter what. Tonight’s results should shake things loose a bit.


47 posted on 03/06/2012 8:38:19 AM PST by tioga
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To: YepYep

LOL


48 posted on 03/06/2012 8:44:33 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga; NeoCaveman
have you seen kirten powers on liberal misogyny? good for her, calling out the scum.
49 posted on 03/06/2012 8:45:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Surely a wretched hive of scum and villainy.


50 posted on 03/06/2012 8:53:33 AM PST by SoothingDave
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