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Word for the Day, Tuesday March 13, 2012

Posted on 03/13/2012 4:48:46 AM PDT 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".

rictus [rik-tuhs]

-n, pl -tus, -tus·es

1. the gape of the mouth of a bird.
2. the gaping or opening of the mouth.

[1750–60; < Latin: wide-open mouth, equivalent to rig-, variant stem of ringī to open the mouth wide + -tus suffix of v. action.]

Related forms:
rictal, adj
subrictal, adj


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1 posted on 03/13/2012 4:48:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Don’t just stand there with your rictuses, post something!


2 posted on 03/13/2012 4:50:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Gay Mafia can't keep their rictuses out of other people's choices.
3 posted on 03/13/2012 5:06:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Good Morning! To use the word in a sentence:

Second Stage

Rockets don’t keep going up. They reach a zenith in their flight,
And then the second stage starts up, and takes them out of sight.
I’ve zoomed up from the surface and I’ve reached the highest part,
Now’s the time the second stage should have its start,

To carry me more Heavenward than is my heart’s desire,
I’m waiting for that second stage to catch its fire.
I’ll wave Good-Bye to all of you as I’m propelled aloft,
While laughing at the ones who shook their heads and grimly scoffed.

Acceleration will pull back my lips into a rictus grin,
My smile will let you see I know just what I’m getting in.
That second stage will carry me up to my Heaven’s Gate.
I hope the timing is set right, don’t want to get there late.

And so I’m sitting here just waiting for that second stage to fire,
Without it, it is sure that I will never get much higher,
I’m sitting here and looking round, and wondering somehow,
It should be starting up real soon, like right about now.

Like right about now.

Like right about now.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 2, 2006


4 posted on 03/13/2012 5:09:18 AM PDT 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: SoothingDave

I can’t stand Obama’s smug rictus when he lectures.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 5:13:04 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave

Barry opens up his rictus
Says, “Tough sh*t, the people picked us”

With all the crap that he has sticked us
In November: “Whoops! They kicked us!”


6 posted on 03/13/2012 5:37:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Rictus? Dang near killed us!


7 posted on 03/13/2012 5:47:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

We have a winner!


8 posted on 03/13/2012 6:03:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Rictus Sardonicus, also known as Risus Sardonicus is a distortion of facial features commonly seen in tetanus or strychnine poisoning.

In my massive series of 3 cases of tetanus and 1 case of strychnine poisoning I have seen it only twice.

9 posted on 03/13/2012 6:05:52 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: secret garden

I just knew you were going to post that, so I posted something scientific instead.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 6:07:18 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: SoothingDave

Good morning - I just saw on the news that tide detergent is somehow linked to the drug trade now...... (no jokes about laundering money!) - anyone know what that is all about???


11 posted on 03/13/2012 6:11:02 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: SoothingDave
...MO

....buzzard

Any resemblance between MO's and the buzzard's rictus is strictly bitchinus.

12 posted on 03/13/2012 6:28:11 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Since Tide costs about $20 per bottle (gal?), inner city types are stealing (shoplifting) Tide and using it to trade for drugs. I don’t “get it” beyond that explanation. I accused the person who posted that article yesterday of trying to fool us with an early April Fool joke. **roll eyes**


13 posted on 03/13/2012 6:59:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Maybe people are snorting it, like “bath salts”.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 7:00:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sort of like the idiots guide to bartering. Seeing anyone carrying 6 gallon bottles of Tide might raise a red flag with police... lol


15 posted on 03/13/2012 7:19:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: SoothingDave

That was my first thought too, but so far all I’ve read says they are “trading it” for drugs. Why Tide? Why not something smaller and easier to conceal? Maybe I was right and they are laundering money.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 7:23:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: SoothingDave; Explorer89
there's jaggerbushes all thru them woods there!
17 posted on 03/13/2012 7:28:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave; martin_fierro

HA! that was exactly the phrase that i laughed at in that video! Except that we lived in the woods, and my parents never told us not to. hmmm, do any of you remember “boney piles” in the woods? martin might.....they were some sort of refuse from the mines, i think. we used to climb them near the crick.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

my parents had 8 acres of grahnd in Washington Twp and we def lived in the woods. i played in jaggerbushes and ate berries all the time.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We used these giant kroger peanut butter buckets with snap-on lids to carry the blackberries home. the best field can no longer be reached from my old house, as they finally finished rt. 28, and we used to hike acrost (sic) where it now is.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 7:47:29 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave

9.9 on the Rictus Scale.

21 posted on 03/13/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
LMAO.....Easily over a 10 on the Rictus scale......
22 posted on 03/13/2012 8:31:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Explorer89
paging all Col. Allen West fans.
23 posted on 03/13/2012 8:46:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I have no fear for West.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 8:50:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; Explorer89

We had a middle school bus driver who tolerated us, for a brief season, having jagger fights on the bus. We would load up and then throw them at each other. As long as we cleaned ‘em all up by the time we got to school he didn’t care.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 9:35:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

OK, I think you mean those little prickle ball thingies. I thought jagger bushes referred generically to any picker bushes, like even blackberry bushes. xsmommy, a ruling on the proper use?


26 posted on 03/13/2012 9:42:54 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89; xsmommy

You get the idea. They’re a type of jagger.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR_Ol3VA37o

Did you see this on NRO yesterday?

Listen after Joe Wilson yells out “you lie!” Obama says that federal conscience protections will be unchanged.


28 posted on 03/13/2012 9:46:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I can sympathize with Netanyahu-
It must be difficult to maintain
The rictus of a smile for Obama-
From a scowl he must abstain

If I were Bibi, I might not care
What face I showed to him-
While he plays golf in Lalaland
The outlook is really grim

That “rational” Iranian madman-
That temperate holocaust denier
Wants to bring on the 12th Imam
By setting the world on fire

As I was coming down the trail in the woods earlier, I saw two people quietly hide their vehicles behind an abandoned summer place up the road and dash into the vacant house next door. They just came out onto the deck in robes, hugging and giggling-a man and a blonde woman, and it is definately not the realtor who is listing that house. So I guess the house is being used for a trysting place-interesting...


29 posted on 03/13/2012 9:57:13 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Explorer89; SoothingDave

jaggers are those little things that would become imbedded in your socks and your clothes! they were not balls of any sort! and you had to pick them out bc if you just washed them, they’d stay in!


30 posted on 03/13/2012 9:58:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

sociopathic liar on stilts.


31 posted on 03/13/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

ROR! GMTA!


32 posted on 03/13/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

my first thought was, well of course she’d be blonde... LOL!
[don’t tell Ti i said that ; )]


33 posted on 03/13/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Jaggers sound like the little thorns on dewberry bushes-those get in your socks, too.

I think it is a howl that the lesbian love nest is being used now as a trysting house for a woman and a MAN!


34 posted on 03/13/2012 10:10:38 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

lesboans moved out?


35 posted on 03/13/2012 10:12:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Your definition of “jagger” is much stricter than mine. Whether it sticks on your clothing or threatens to scratch your arms up, it’s all jaggerbushes.


36 posted on 03/13/2012 10:16:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Dictionary of Jagoff terms lists it officially as a thornbush. It's also a bar on the Sahsside.
37 posted on 03/13/2012 10:26:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oh, yeah-they’ve been gone for well over a year, and the house is for sale-they moved to Vermont, because there is no work here, and Blondie the dyke is from there-maybe they got married-it is legal there, isn’t it?

At any rate, the house is way overpriced so that a total of three people have looked at it since April, and there have been no tourists here to use it any more, lesbian or otherwise. So I suppose turning it into a trysting house helps make the payments...


38 posted on 03/13/2012 10:34:07 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy; Texan5

the lezzies moved out? broke up? can’t be.


39 posted on 03/13/2012 10:34:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5

they are paying a loveshack fee??? and yes it’s legal in VT


40 posted on 03/13/2012 10:37:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

No, they didn’t break up-they just moved to Vermont where Blondie’s family is. The neighbor still owns the house jointly with her estranged husband, but it is for sale.


41 posted on 03/13/2012 10:42:21 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

The day I need some Yinzer dictionary to learn me how to talk good, just shoot me. ;-)


42 posted on 03/13/2012 10:57:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Apparently the lesbians are taking fees for the house as a loveshack, since no one seems interested in buying it.

It is actually an excellent place for clandestine trysts-the house is in a remote, nearly deserted rural community on a semi-paved 1 lane road-but it is near the water, with a lovely view and what few people are around don’t make a fuss unless something is being stolen, or the place is being lit on fire...


43 posted on 03/13/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

“Clandestine Tryst House” would be a good name for a band.


44 posted on 03/13/2012 12:02:00 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

It would indeed-I hadn’t thought of that. Tryst house and loveshack are a lot more polite than f*** flat, which is a term some of the guys I work with call a house used for such liasons.


45 posted on 03/13/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

Fab Melo not playing in NCAA tourney!!! Breaking news!


46 posted on 03/13/2012 1:05:11 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

does SU have a “kick me” sign on their back? gees.


47 posted on 03/13/2012 1:53:05 PM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

There’s someone named “Fab Melo”?


48 posted on 03/13/2012 2:09:56 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

SU’s brazilian big man. Lingering eligibility issues.


49 posted on 03/13/2012 2:16:53 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Is his superhero nemesis named “Routine Anxiety”?


50 posted on 03/13/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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