Skip to comments.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".
-n, pl -tus, -tus·es
1. the gape of the mouth of a bird.
2. the gaping or opening of the mouth.
[175060; < Latin: wide-open mouth, equivalent to rig-, variant stem of ringī to open the mouth wide + -tus suffix of v. action.]
Don’t just stand there with your rictuses, post something!
Good Morning! To use the word in a sentence:
Rockets dont keep going up. They reach a zenith in their flight,
And then the second stage starts up, and takes them out of sight.
Ive zoomed up from the surface and Ive reached the highest part,
Nows the time the second stage should have its start,
To carry me more Heavenward than is my hearts desire,
Im waiting for that second stage to catch its fire.
Ill wave Good-Bye to all of you as Im 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 Im getting in.
That second stage will carry me up to my Heavens Gate.
I hope the timing is set right, dont want to get there late.
And so Im sitting here just waiting for that second stage to fire,
Without it, it is sure that I will never get much higher,
Im 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
I can’t stand Obama’s smug rictus when he lectures.
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!”
Rictus? Dang near killed us!
We have a winner!
In my massive series of 3 cases of tetanus and 1 case of strychnine poisoning I have seen it only twice.
I just knew you were going to post that, so I posted something scientific instead.
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???
Any resemblance between MO's and the buzzard's rictus is strictly bitchinus.
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**
Maybe people are snorting it, like “bath salts”.
Sort of like the idiots guide to bartering. Seeing anyone carrying 6 gallon bottles of Tide might raise a red flag with police... lol
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.
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.
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.
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.