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.
9.9 on the Rictus Scale.
I have no fear for West.
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.
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?
You get the idea. They’re a type of jagger.
Did you see this on NRO yesterday?
Listen after Joe Wilson yells out “you lie!” Obama says that federal conscience protections will be unchanged.
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...
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!
sociopathic liar on stilts.
my first thought was, well of course she’d be blonde... LOL!
[don’t tell Ti i said that ; )]
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!
lesboans moved out?
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.
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...
the lezzies moved out? broke up? can’t be.
they are paying a loveshack fee??? and yes it’s legal in VT
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.
The day I need some Yinzer dictionary to learn me how to talk good, just shoot me. ;-)
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...
“Clandestine Tryst House” would be a good name for a band.
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.
Fab Melo not playing in NCAA tourney!!! Breaking news!
does SU have a “kick me” sign on their back? gees.
There’s someone named “Fab Melo”?
SU’s brazilian big man. Lingering eligibility issues.
Is his superhero nemesis named “Routine Anxiety”?