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Word for the Day, Tuesday March 27, 2012

Posted on 03/27/2012 5:16:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, March 27, 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".

wen [wen]

-n

1. Pathology a benign encysted tumor of the skin, especially on the scalp, containing sebaceous matter; a sebaceous cyst.
2. British a large overcrowded city (esp London in the phrase "the great wen" )

[Old English wenn; related to Danish dialect van, væne, Dutch wenn ]


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1 posted on 03/27/2012 5:16:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

OK, survey time:

When someone asks you a question starting with “Do you know...” are you tempted to answer “No, but hum a few bars and I’ll fake it”?

Or is that just something I picked up from my family?


2 posted on 03/27/2012 5:18:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

My dad and grandparents used to say that all the time but it didn’t take with us. When I saw this WFTD, I thought of all the spam I get about WEN hair. I have no idea what it is; I just hit delete.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 5:24:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Well, next time you’ll have to look at the spam. Maybe it’s about big city hair. Or about sebaceous cysts.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 5:30:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

just yinz weirdos ; )


5 posted on 03/27/2012 5:34:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Ick. To both possibilities.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 5:35:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

wen? now.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 5:36:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy
Would you say this headline is racist?
8 posted on 03/27/2012 5:37:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
i wouldn't, but the race pimps would. Race wars are bubbling. Painting Zimmerman as a racist is just a cog in that wheel. Did you see Hannity last night? he had on Zimmerman's best friend, who happens to be a black man, who says Zimmerman is no racist. But that narrative doesn't suit the race hustler's version of events.
9 posted on 03/27/2012 5:42:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

The Obama Regime is a huge suppurating wen on the American Body Politic - if the Kenyan Marxist bastard is re-elected, that wen will burst with explosive force, covering us all in the putrid effluence of its diseased core.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 5:42:38 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

That was ...descriptive.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 5:47:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I didn’t mean to be gross or to bring down the level of discourse in this thread - it was, IMO, an accurate assessment of the nature of the current Admin and the danger to our Freedoms posed by its continuance in office. If I have offended, I apologize.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 5:55:48 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xsmommy

Y’all buy a gun yet? Did you see where Ruger has suspended any more orders for a while because they have such a backlog?


13 posted on 03/27/2012 5:58:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I think my MIL used to say that sometimes. But she was more famous for the guy at the Shriner’s convention who said, “i can’t place the name, but the fez is familiar.”


14 posted on 03/27/2012 6:04:59 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave

“What’s that thing on your head?”

“Where?”

“On your scalp — that sore.”

“Wen.”

“Whaddya mean ‘when’? Right now, there.”

“WEN.”

“What’re you trying to be a smart@ss?!”


15 posted on 03/27/2012 6:33:27 AM PDT by mikrofon (Who's on 1st?)
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To: SoothingDave

I’m more susceptible to responding “Which way did you come in?” when someone starts out with “Can you help me out?”


16 posted on 03/27/2012 6:42:35 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: ConorMacNessa; secret garden

i thought it was great and i want to pour a bottle of peroxide on the whole mess!!


17 posted on 03/27/2012 6:43:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon
"What're you trying to be a smart@ss?"

"I don't know."

"Third base!"

18 posted on 03/27/2012 6:44:57 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SoothingDave

no, but xshub found a friend who can advise him. he’s been immobilized by not really knowing how to go about it. the friend is a former liberal turned conservative, so that alone is pretty noteworthy. xsteen’s boyfriend took xsboy shooting the week before last, when he was home on break. he loved it.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 6:45:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A range that has rentals would be the best bet. Unless this friend has a good variety of guns for him to try out. If not the particular model, he can at least get a feel for the caliber and style he likes most.

I could get you some tickets for the next gun bash, and maybe you’ll win one!


20 posted on 03/27/2012 6:51:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

xshub has been to a range and taken a safety course and tried out various guns, he’s still in need of guidance though. did you win one at your gun bash? i saw a few tweets while i was in Boston, did sarah win something?


21 posted on 03/27/2012 6:54:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My brother-in-law won and picked a 7mm rifle. Sarah won this giant “American flag and eagle head” blanket. It’s like 96 by 79 inches.

My wife won a .40 calber Glock a year ago at one.

If he’s already gone through all that, he should just buy something. He can always buy something else later. They’re like Lay’s. ;-)


22 posted on 03/27/2012 6:57:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Lol when someone says “can I ask you a question” I always say you just did, good day.


23 posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:26 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

Call Emily Miller


24 posted on 03/27/2012 7:05:07 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave

I had a brother-in-law who was a jazz musician who used to say that. When something seems like a good plan, I say, “Solid!” Did you have musicians in your family?


25 posted on 03/27/2012 7:08:22 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: SoothingDave
Wen

New in freverse? Or the mere rumor of a tumor? No,no, I in cyst! Pathology, the study of a path?

Sorry. This wen is just not much to work with. It's like drinking light beer with ice in it, the longer you hang on to it the worse it gets.

26 posted on 03/27/2012 7:09:17 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: hobbes1

Can I ask you a question?

You just did, and without asking first.


27 posted on 03/27/2012 7:12:24 AM PDT by tioga
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To: hobbes1

that’s ok, you go ahead.


28 posted on 03/27/2012 7:13:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ConorMacNessa

oooh. ((shudder))


29 posted on 03/27/2012 7:14:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Did you see the picture I tweeted this weekend? I was cleaning out the garage at my mom’s house and found an old newspaper.

It’s the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph from March 29, 1936. It’s a special photo edition chronicling the St. Patrick’s Day flooding. It’s pretty fragile, but you can still read it.


30 posted on 03/27/2012 7:17:33 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Rme ja


31 posted on 03/27/2012 7:25:12 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

Rme ja


32 posted on 03/27/2012 7:25:12 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave
Not to beat a dead horse, or to cause a wen, I will point out that The Daily Mail has what looks to be a more complete article on the Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman shooting. The aftermath is included. Check out the picture of how Trayvon looked today, instead of that picture of him at age 12. He was 17 when this happened, not 12.
33 posted on 03/27/2012 7:39:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
I thought a Wen was a small songbird often confused with a mugwump.
34 posted on 03/27/2012 7:42:07 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: SoothingDave

no, i missed that. that’s very cool.


35 posted on 03/27/2012 7:45:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Did you see the black friend of Zimmerman on Hannity last night? the entire situation in re this case is a travesty and makes me want to vomit. Zimmerman was not a racist. period. the death is lamentable, the jinned up race pimpery is heinous.


36 posted on 03/27/2012 7:48:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://shop.vendio.com/golfwidow1/item/2088239149/index.html

Found one of these, too. I was hoping it was worth something, but the only thing I can find on it is this one person selling one for $10.


37 posted on 03/27/2012 7:49:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Yeah, the friend was first on Fox yesterday morning. I thought I mentioned it yesterday. Very eloquent and intelligent man to have as a friend.


38 posted on 03/27/2012 7:51:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Who? What? Wen? Where? Why?


39 posted on 03/27/2012 7:59:14 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Don’t you mean “Wo? Wat? Were? Wen? Wy?”


40 posted on 03/27/2012 9:35:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

We need to wean you from that stuff. I know you love the bubbles but it kills healthy tissue.


41 posted on 03/27/2012 9:47:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Do I dare hope? Early tweets seem to imply that Obamacare is in huge trouble.


42 posted on 03/27/2012 9:49:30 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Zimmerman a democrat......LMAO.


43 posted on 03/27/2012 9:53:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

i talk about it way more than i actually use it, can’t remember when i last had it out.


44 posted on 03/27/2012 10:02:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

saw them and yes its a good sign.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 10:04:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

When might we expect a verdict? Do they normally announce by end of term in June or so?


46 posted on 03/27/2012 10:10:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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Y’all buy a gun yet?

My Sig will arrive in a few weeks.

47 posted on 03/27/2012 10:14:21 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy

Just seeing the tweet from Katrina vdh is enough to make me smile, tectonically! ROR!


48 posted on 03/27/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Ooooh. What caliber?


49 posted on 03/27/2012 10:17:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

9 mm

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductList/pistols-p226.aspx


50 posted on 03/27/2012 10:21:04 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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