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Word for the Day, Monday, April 30, 2012--bemuse
4/30/12 | xs

Posted on 04/30/2012 4:43:11 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 4/30/12

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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".

Bemuse;transitive verb CLICK THE WORD FOR PRONUNCIATION

: to make confused : puzzle, bewilder 2: to occupy the attention of : distract, absorb 3: to cause to have feelings of wry or tolerant amusement — be·mus·ed·ly \-ˈmyü-zəd-lē\ adverb — be·muse·ment \-ˈmyüz-mənt\ noun

Etymology: "to make utterly confused," from be- + muse (cf. amuse), attested from 1735 but probably older, as Pope (1705) punned on it as "devoted utterly to the Muses."

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Chrissy FatPantload appears bemused by the Freep at the WHCD. headline

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 04/30/2012 4:43:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...
Saw this bumpersticker on the way in to work in DC this AM.

AND it was on a hybrid. It brightened my day.

2 posted on 04/30/2012 4:46:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I have to practice my bemused face as I survey the utter chaos I expect at work today.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 4:46:59 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: xsmommy

He has nothing that is grade A, even his muse is grade B (at best, more like D or F).


4 posted on 04/30/2012 4:48:29 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: xsmommy

Those who were once bemused by O are now finding themselves abused.
And they are not amused.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 5:03:08 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

Myello.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 5:08:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Commentary on Fox & Friends this AM circulates around Obama’s attempt to bemuse the voting public with his new campaign ad patting himself on the back for killing Bin Laden while predicting that Romney would not have acted. What’s up with that?


7 posted on 04/30/2012 5:10:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: hoagy62

i’m picturing it, it looks much like BLUE STEEL... ; )
A+++


8 posted on 04/30/2012 5:10:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: CPOSharky

def D or F! A+++


9 posted on 04/30/2012 5:10:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

I HOPE that is the reaction! A+++


10 posted on 04/30/2012 5:11:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

he sees his Osama kill as his preeminent achievement, so he will spin it any way he can, i suppose A+++


11 posted on 04/30/2012 5:13:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Me Too!
I can dream, can’t I?


12 posted on 04/30/2012 5:13:42 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: secret garden

i am pondering the meaning of this and am coming up short... ROR!


13 posted on 04/30/2012 5:13:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Gosh i wish i knew what was going to happen. i cannot fathom what the rank and file likely voter thinks. i pray they know the score.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 5:15:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s the way Cy Barnes answered the phone on the Doris Day Show.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 5:19:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I think the “Tipping Point” for the American Public, White Guilt, Political Correctness, etc may be near, but I am an eternal optimist.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 5:19:47 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: secret garden
thought maybe you were talking about POP


17 posted on 04/30/2012 5:23:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Logically i think you may be right, i think people may be fed up with all of that crap, but i am the eternal pessimist and always expect the worst and am pleasantly surprised if anything less bad happens : ) it’s an eastern european thang.


18 posted on 04/30/2012 5:25:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Hey Chrissy—doth Barry bemuse?
Or was that leg-tingle merely a ruse
We’ve all had our fill
Of accomplishments—nil!
All he does is deflect and confuse


19 posted on 04/30/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: xsmommy
Bemuse

Now I know a lot of the guests that show up here early just bring another cup of water for the soup but this bone has some meat left on it worth gnawing on. Anywho...

If this bemuse means udderly confused like a cow can't decide to give milk or be hamburger then I went to a bemuseum for a school since Mr. Fossil was our school master and he's utterly cornfused on corn squeeze.
In other wise bemuse was Beam Use, Jim Beam, Mr. Fossil's friend.

20 posted on 04/30/2012 5:32:13 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

His baseless ad is a stretch and is designed to confuse and bemuse. To argue that someone potentially wouldn’t have the experience to pull the trigger is one thing. To argue that someone wouldn’t have the guts, or the will, to pull the trigger is entirely another thing.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 5:33:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ did you hear that Barry referred to the Falklands/Malvinas as the MALDIVES???? not a peep from the MSM, but honest to God, if Bush had said that it’d be front page news.


22 posted on 04/30/2012 5:34:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I quite Understand!

Like the Russian Folksong says:

“Nichevo, nichevo, nichevo” (Nothing, nothing, nothing...)


23 posted on 04/30/2012 5:36:07 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy
he sees his Osama kill as his preeminent achievement

What has been conveniently forgotten and/or ignored by the mainstream media is that the pinpointing of bin Laden's location was the direct result of "intensive interrogation," a tactic that Obama, Holder, et al, have vilified. Bragging about killing a terrorist whose whereabouts were revealed by means of a policy Obama claims is not only cruel, but ineffective, smacks of the hypocrisy he has developed into an art form.

24 posted on 04/30/2012 5:40:20 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: count-your-change

A+++ i am sensing that the sauce has been dipped into already this AM... ; ) A+++


25 posted on 04/30/2012 5:52:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Be Muse be awesome
26 posted on 04/30/2012 5:55:44 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+++ he’s a joke, plain and simple. but is the populace still so bemused by his racial makeup that they will continue to vote for him?


27 posted on 04/30/2012 5:59:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

This is much smoother....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCCjv2OiTxE

Quite Right.


28 posted on 04/30/2012 6:02:06 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

There is always a down the rabbit-hole kind of feeling when talking anything about Obama, bc of that hypocrisy.


29 posted on 04/30/2012 6:04:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

B+
; )


30 posted on 04/30/2012 6:07:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Many of us remain bemused by the story that obama and his muslim stepfather Lolo ate dog meat, which is haram for muslims and just plain disgusting for many Christians and Jews.

Meanwhile, Serbs and others eat the classically haram food pork, to fight muslim domination!!!!


31 posted on 04/30/2012 6:09:01 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: xsmommy
Even the national sports pundits are bemused by the Browns drafting.

The Browns could have used another playmaker, but did land a quality offensive tackle in Cal's Mitchell Schwartz. ... They reached in the fourth round on Cincinnati defensive tackle John Hughes. Grade: C

32 posted on 04/30/2012 6:09:21 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: hobbes1
i had the album prob before you were born ; ) and they played that song at the Dallas Stars game that xshub and xsteen when to when they played the nuggets. Wonder if the Knicks play it now for... Melo...


33 posted on 04/30/2012 6:10:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Honorary Serb

pork is yum! A+++


34 posted on 04/30/2012 6:10:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

A+++ when you talk about the NFLdraft, i hear the adult voices in a charlie brown cartoon special... : )


35 posted on 04/30/2012 6:12:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Watching the NHL playoffs unfold, there seem to be a lot of bemused goaltenders playing… Vezina candidates looking quite ordinary, and others you barely hear of normally stealing the show.


36 posted on 04/30/2012 6:14:45 AM PDT by mikrofon ( NHL Bump)
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To: xsmommy

At the squad banquet one of our two Dems was sitting w/me. I did the first Dem, my driver relating how he went crazed and was yelling at a Rep that if we stay away from another McCain he can vote pubbie this time. Did it on the truck room floor and we were hysterical. I related the event and gave him an elephant ball that you blow up and can toss around to work off his frustrations instead of on us. Went over well. Then I had the other Dem...said this one doesn’t much like debating his Obama, so I just gave him the Obama video that has been out, which I found at the DOLLAR store for $1. Woman next to him shouts out that “that’s because they can’t even give them away. no one wants them”....we all cracked up and he attempted to stay good natured. He then exclaimed that the movie had a presidential trading card inside....there was some hoot and hollering about that. Definitely NOT an Obama room.


37 posted on 04/30/2012 6:15:58 AM PDT by tioga
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To: mikrofon

odd games of late. wonder which team will show up for the Caps tonight. they have a multiple personality disorder. A+++


38 posted on 04/30/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

encouraging news from the front!


39 posted on 04/30/2012 6:39:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I love that bumper sticker - I saw an oldie but goodie yesterday on the back of a small truck: (photo of The One) “Does this ass make my bumper look big?”


40 posted on 04/30/2012 6:44:26 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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Great Draft article Neo - we were bemused by the Weeden pick for the Browns as well!


41 posted on 04/30/2012 6:56:59 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: tioga

Wow, in your area that had to be a good sign!


42 posted on 04/30/2012 7:02:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

My uncle wants to waterboard the whole front office.


43 posted on 04/30/2012 7:05:52 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy

I was so nervous I forgot to watch the Rangers game Sat. DH and I were to do the roasting together, BUT he got toned out and left me with microphone duties. Intros and the roasting were all mine. OMG...I just dug in and got started...it went ok, surprisingly well, in fact. There were only about 45 people there, but still...I was nervous till it was OVER.


44 posted on 04/30/2012 7:12:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

It can be difficult to speak in front of a crowd but obviously you did fine! Hubby owes you for leaving you up there alone though!


45 posted on 04/30/2012 7:25:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: NeoCaveman

I loved the Saints “D” rating. lol


46 posted on 04/30/2012 7:26:14 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i do love that one!


47 posted on 04/30/2012 7:26:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

do not tell me you are some bandwagoneer hockey fan who doesn’t watch all year and suddenly is cheering in the playoffs! People in DC are driving us insane by suddenly acting like they are Caps fan, when they haven’t paid a lick of attention all year long!


48 posted on 04/30/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; xsmommy; All
One of the scariest things about younger voters is that many of them do not watch the news at all. I spent a little time with my niece this weekend (she is the only liberal in the family) and she asked me what I thought of the Trayvon situation. She knew NOTHING about it - still thought he was a 13 year old minding his own business gunned down by a crazed racist. She gets ALL of her "news" from Jon Stewart.

Trust me when I say I filled her in on the CNN doctoring of the 911 tape, the real age and appearance of Trayvon, and the background of Zimmerman. Her only reply, other than shock, was to say "but 911 told him not to follow him"..... I asked her why, if the kid was really afraid of Zimmerman, did he continue to lurk around rather than go the 12 second walk to the apartment? Instead he went straight to Zimmerman. She then said "but they never investigated it".....What???? I explained they even took Zimmerman to the police station in the back of a squad car - fully investigated with eye witnesses. She absolutely knew none of this. And she voted Bammy last time and if she bothers to vote I'm sure she will vote for him again.

49 posted on 04/30/2012 7:31:52 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Those kind are liberals bc it’s COOL, much like meghan MOOcain. who was pictured together with FLUKE at the WHCD. skanks of a feather hang together@!


50 posted on 04/30/2012 7:42:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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