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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 15, 2012 - antipode
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Posted on 03/15/2012 4:47:07 AM PDT by secret garden


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".

antipode \AN-ti-pohd\, noun
A direct or exact opposite.

Example sentences:
It seemed that this enthusiast was just as cautious, just as much alive to judgments in other minds as if he had been that antipode of all enthusiasm called "a man of the world."
-- George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

I look for the furthest spot on earth away from Lancaster — Lancaster's antipode— the middle of the Indian Ocean.
-- Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

Here we are, thrust to the opposite and absurd antipode of what we think is good. And tomorrow we'll be out of bed at three o'clock in the pitch-black morning.
-- Tim O'Brien, If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

Etymology:
Antipode is actually a clipping, or back-formation, of the word Greek word antipodes. It lost its s in the mid-1500s. The original word literally meant "opposite feet," as in "the place on the exact opposite point on the globe.".

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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 03/15/2012 4:47:10 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 03/15/2012 4:47:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Rise and shine is the antipode of my existence this morning. The light is just dawning on a foggy, grey day in eastern Wisconsin with a mist hanging over my pasture — not shiny at all.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 4:55:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Rise and shine is the antipode of my existence this morning. The light is just dawning on a foggy, grey day in eastern Wisconsin with a mist hanging over my pasture — not shiny at all.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 4:59:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you! A misty pasture sounds enchanting. I'm off to school and the park.
5 posted on 03/15/2012 5:03:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Barack is the Ron Reagan antipode
Makes Chris Matthews tingle (that panty-load)
Can Santorum or Mitt
Put an end to this sh*t
And win by the A.B.O anti-vote?


6 posted on 03/15/2012 5:12:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: secret garden

The genocide was nearly complete; here and there, the crumpled bodies of a pode had yet to expire, but little could be done to save them. What possibly could motivate someone to such an atrocity? There simply is no understanding the hatred of the antipode.

(/fail)


7 posted on 03/15/2012 5:16:14 AM PDT by dangus
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To: secret garden

The mist is beginning to clear. It looks like it will be a fine day, after all. I’m about to let Max, the Golden Retriever, out for his morning romp and explorations. I wish that he could bring me the newspaper, but I don’t allow him out on the road. LOL.


8 posted on 03/15/2012 5:16:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

9 posted on 03/15/2012 5:16:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

It was a difficult decision between the Apple product or an Android antiPode...


10 posted on 03/15/2012 5:32:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD Bump)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

F A N T A S T I C !


11 posted on 03/15/2012 5:32:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Adulation is the antipode for what i feel towards that Ahole who rules over us.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Who’s your friend? ; )


13 posted on 03/15/2012 5:35:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

He’s a baby adipose. From a Doctor Who episode I watched recently.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 5:38:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Thanks. I am truly humbled that you deigned to use upper case letters.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 5:39:09 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy

Thanks. I am truly humbled that you deigned to use upper case letters.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 5:39:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

oh ye slaves to capitalization ; ) how fetishistic of you....


17 posted on 03/15/2012 5:46:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i like him.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 5:48:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Adipose-Plush-Toy/dp/B001MW7HZ6

$23.95


19 posted on 03/15/2012 6:01:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Adipose-Stress-Toy/dp/B003X2W2US/ref=pd_sim_t_1

Even better, a squishy one. $29.50


20 posted on 03/15/2012 6:02:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

the squishy one looks way better!


21 posted on 03/15/2012 6:33:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A++, LOVE it!!
22 posted on 03/15/2012 6:55:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: dangus
A for you.
23 posted on 03/15/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

24 posted on 03/15/2012 7:09:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

A for you. Both your team and ours are doing better with the Gaustad transfer. Weird, isn’t it?


25 posted on 03/15/2012 7:18:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

That sounded like something Diogenesis would write. A for you!


26 posted on 03/15/2012 7:20:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

he always has cool pix/graphics though. i will have to look for an illustration....


27 posted on 03/15/2012 7:26:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think I may have butchered his name, accidentally. Sorry about that, wherever you are.


28 posted on 03/15/2012 7:28:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga; hobbes1; Explorer89; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
excited for the HUNGER GAMES!
29 posted on 03/15/2012 8:34:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I’m trying to picture a Dio/Genesis concert, but that’s too weird of a mix.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 8:37:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Thanks .... it’s a nice win-win result.

“Throwaway” D Alex Sulzer from VAN has been a pleasant surprise too — I didn’t realize he was originally a Nashville draft pick.


31 posted on 03/15/2012 8:39:39 AM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: mikrofon

He played for the German Olympic team too. He has potential and played with us for a while but was a bit slow.


32 posted on 03/15/2012 9:04:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Shouldn’t you have a countdown clock in your tag for Cindy’s return tonight?


33 posted on 03/15/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Cool - I may have to get the mug for my son!


34 posted on 03/15/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

Actually surprised to see no ads on TV, considering the release date is 3/23...


35 posted on 03/15/2012 9:24:17 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

i haven’t either but i have heard others mention ads so i am thinking maybe they are on broadcast TV and not cable?


36 posted on 03/15/2012 9:25:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

No worries. No pressure. As a writer here noted, we here still have the luxury of watching the best player in hockey (Malkin) when the best player in hockey (Crosby) is not available.


37 posted on 03/15/2012 9:45:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

The president is the antipode of leadership of course I could just be anti-dope.


38 posted on 03/15/2012 11:24:59 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy

March 23rd isn’t it? can’t wait!


39 posted on 03/15/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I watch boradcast news in the AM, and dvr several shows that air over broadcast channels....not a peep.


40 posted on 03/15/2012 11:59:16 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

Here’s a little binger to brighten up your day....

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304450004577279583954819216.html?KEYWORDS=karl+rove


41 posted on 03/15/2012 12:00:51 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

A for you.


42 posted on 03/15/2012 12:02:03 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I am reading Hollywood Hypocrites. What a hoot it is. I find myself LOL or just grinning at his colorful narrative.


43 posted on 03/15/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

looks like Rush is now on Twitter....hmm.


44 posted on 03/15/2012 12:43:07 PM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden
the antipode of good taste and patriotism...OMG, WTH?


45 posted on 03/15/2012 12:59:36 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Cause with 57 little Obama faces, you wouldn’t be able to make it out from a distance.


46 posted on 03/15/2012 1:10:03 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
I thought Antipode was married to Uncle Pode
47 posted on 03/15/2012 1:17:42 PM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: hobbes1

he’s burning through money in his campaign the same way he does as president.


48 posted on 03/15/2012 1:21:29 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy

SU down, prepare for the worst and start praying.


49 posted on 03/15/2012 1:23:21 PM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Mostly cloudy, humid and 73-nice hiking weather, though...

The Obama’s wild extravagances
Have sown discontented seeds-
And in this bone-lean economy
It’s the antipode of what he needs

While most of us wear older clothes
And pad our menu with soup and stews
They party and eat bison Wellington
And Michelle wears $1000.00 shoes

And as we watch we can hardly wait
To halt their game of spend-and-rob
To watch them pack-send them back
To play games with the Chicago mob


50 posted on 03/15/2012 1:35:56 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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