Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, April 5, 2012 - chelonian
Posted on 04/05/2012 6:00:26 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".
chelonian \ki-LOH-nee-uhn\, adjective
1. Belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles.
1. A turtle.
At the truly chelonian pace of somewhat under two miles per hour, the passengers and crew onboard would cover the twenty-seven hundred miles in just over two months.
-- Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and Her Passengers
The study door crashed back and a seventy-year-old politician stood there, top hat firmly on his head, collar awry around his scrawny, chelonian neck.
-- M. J. Trow, Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring
What pair of messiahs could differ more harshly than Hiram and Magnus, the one a pedantic little fellow with a chelonian paunch and gold eye-glasses and the other a rough, shaggy, carnivorous revivalist from the dreadful steppes?
-- H. L. Mencken, "Editorial," American Mercury Magazine, Jan. to Apr. 1924
Chelonian comes from the Greek word for turtle, chelṓn.
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 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!
They are after him too now. A+ for you!
Oh no, they’re going to ruin another classic. A+ for you.
Speaking of Beach Boys and the offspring of famous bands, Wilson Phillips has some great lineage. The Wilsons are the daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, while Phillips' parents are John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.
Their new album, "Dedicated" has tracks made famous by their elders: 1. California Dreamin' 2. Wouldn't It Be Nice 3. Dedicated To The One I Love 4. Don't Worry Baby 5. Twelve-Thirty 6. I Can Hear Music 7. Monday Monday 8. Do It Again 9. Got A Feelin' 10. Fun, Fun, Fun 11. God Only Knows 12. Good Vibrations
Wrong way Marshall?
I don’t think I’ve ever heard xs say she likes any music. Except for aggressive hockey arena songs.
I just listened to “Dedicated” on Rhapsody. Save your money. Listening to the songs of the Beach Boys and the Mamas & The Papas as sung by some of their children is like watching a remake of Casa Blanca starring Humphrey Bogart, Jr. and Ingrid Bergman’s daughter.
i liked the Mamas and the Papas when i was in 4th grade : )
Going all the way on your wedding night is not a new concept.
my eyes roll ; )
what was your wedding song?
We’ve Just Begun. Carpenters.
We’ve Only Just Begun. Left out a modifier.
It’s the kind of crap you listen to when you get married at 22 and your wife isn’t even old enough to buy a drink legally.
was that you retweeting the peramubulating phallus tweet?
poor dead thing, Karen Carpenter.