Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, March 19, 2012-- diffident
Posted on 03/19/2012 5:09:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 3/19/12
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".
1. lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; 2. self-conscious, self-effacing, abashed, embarrassed, modest, unassuming, unconfident. 3. Archaic . distrustful
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
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....
dunno : ) A+++
I’ve been visiting in Florida for the past week, staying with friends in the Ft. Lauderdale area. We’ve now moved on to a vacant condo in Margate, which me brother’s wife inherited. It’s nominally an Over 55 community, but the median age is closer to 80.
I feel so anonymous here, I told Mrs. Truth that it feels like we’re in the Witness Protection Program.
Wednesday, we will head across Alligator Alley to the Gulf Coast, where we will do some more freeloading, first with my wife’s cousin, and then with my long-time racquetball partner.
Folks who always say,”If you’re ever near us, stop by for a visit,” be careful what you wish for.
Ich bin ein Berliner. Ein diffident Berliner. (A jelly donut who is a bit unsure of himself?)
OMG it’s Truthy the Itinerant! LOL! my best friend is down at West Palm beach for spring break with her hub and three twentysomething kids, you could prob bunk there a night if you need to ; )
oh yum, i love jelly donuts!
how’s your bracket doing, Neo? where do you have SU? btw, we are going to the Eastern Regionals up in boston this week, Thurs and hopefully Sat if they advance to the elite 8. I am excited bc i have only been to boston once, and xsteen was a year old, so that was 22 years ago, and it was just for a weekend and it was raining. So i am psyched to see more of the city this weekend, hopefully.
I saw a pharmaceutical commercial this morning. They warned that it could cause drowsiness and that one should use caution when driving or doing other unsafe acts.
#1: Shouldn’t we always use caution when doing unsafe acts?
#2: Shouldn’t we generally avoid doing unsafe acts?
I can’t believe the lawyer’s disclaimer actually makes it seem like unsafe acts are OK as long as you use caution.
perhaps it is made unsafe by the drowsiness. i doubt that such a disclaimer holds them immune to lawsuits. i see your pedant hat is on extra tight this AM ; )
I know that in my business we would never tell anyone to do an unsafe act. You find a way to do it differently and you mitigate against harm.
They should have, at the very least, put a “potentially” in there somewhere.
That article is great
Ok, it has started. There was an article about “The Hunger Games” movie in the paper this weekend. The idiot writer said it was about “the haves vs the have nots”....no mention of how the only “haves” were the government and employees, or those the government chose to give to. No, this idiot wrote an otherwise good article but was too blinded by liberal bias to even realize the government was the problem.
And they thought Atlas Shrugged was about a train company.
it comes out this week, I can’t wait.
I am anxious as well - just saw all of the actors have locked in for the next two, possibly three movies - maybe they will draw it out a bit. Probably depends on the take from book one. Also, Dave, the second part of Atlas Shrugged is in production.
I checked out one of the trailers over the weekend, her acting looks pretty good.
i believe all of it, but it will never come to light, nor be commonly accepted as the truth. never.
i don’t know what to do! we are going to be in Boston this weekend and while i am sure i could see it there, i kind of want to see it with Paula, since we talked about going together when we were reading it. I will be in Boston with three people who did not read the book nor give two dangs about it! xsteen has to stay behind. xsjr is coming with us, and xsboy will drive to Boston from SU if they make it to the Saturday game.
gotto go hang by my ankles RME