Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday May 1, 2012
Posted on 05/01/2012 6:27:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday, May 1, 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".
1. the amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle.
2. the quantity of wine, liquor, or the like, remaining in a container that has lost part of its contents by evaporation, leakage, or use.
3. Rocketry the volume of a loaded tank of liquid propellant in excess of the volume of the propellant; the space provided for thermal expansion of the propellant and the accumulation of gases evolved from it.
[140050; late Middle English < Anglo-French ulliage; Old French ouillage, ( h ) eullage wine needed to fill a cask, equivalent to ( a ) ouill ( er ) to fill (a cask) (derivative of ouil eye, hole < Latin oculus ) + -age -age ]
and my heart continues to break for you. our pets leave such huge holes in our hearts when they go.
Sorry to hear that.
We lost his brother right before Thanksgiving and now him so it’s been a hard time for us. I know the little dog needs a buddy so I have to buck up and grieve. In a sense, I’ve been grieving my favorite dog since he started to go downhill over a year ago. I keep expecting to see him or think I hear him in the other room.
at the end of the day, that’s what it always comes down to doesn’t it? seeing girls naked—man’s raison d’etre so to speak.
At one point they got bigger by acquisition and changed names. Now they’ve gotten even bigger by merger (as First Energy) and gone back to the old name for that part of the business.
A clear victory for all those folks out there who never bothered assimilating to the original name change.
they are a little too young for me. /just read the article.
good one on you being pedantic to the pedant bc LORD KNOWS he would have done the same to you, but i gave him the benefit of the doubt and thought he meant girls LIKE THAT would be stupid enough to lose and take their clothes off more easily, not these particular 13 yos.
I said “wanted to” as in past tense, like when I was a teenager. Not “want to” like I’m going to look them up on Facebook. Sheesh. I picked my words carefully.
oh don’t take umbrage with the pedantry that you so willingly dish out! ; ) i knew what ya meant.
Check this out when you’re not at work. This is from the UK show “Coupling,” where the main character is confronted at a dinner party given by his girlfriend about the “erotic film” he had in his VCR. He concludes with a magnificent rant summing up the whole of history as man’s struggle to see women’s bottoms.
Liquor lost by evaporation or leakage?......that’s not ullage, that’s tragedy.
In Obama’s attempts to play
Nixonian power games and such
He needs to hide his enemies lists
And not brag about it so much
Nixon was a much smarter con-
Keeping the leaks to a drip-
And an ullage of damaging facts
Seldom let mob connections slip
It took years to find the truth-
But Obama won’t have that luck-
With his ego, his alibi has holes
Through which you can drive a truck...
“Liquor lost by evaporation or leakage?”......
That is also known as alcohol abuse...
It’s “the angel’s share.”
(The “devil’s share” is liquor taxes.)
The ullage in Obama’s little black book of voters is growing.
The early Church was wisely gung ho on adopting pagan festival days for Christian celebrations to win converts-Samhain, Saturnalia, Vernal Equinox, etc.
My first husband and I knew a couple who claimed to be wiccan when my daughter was little. Their daughter went to the same Catholic kindergarten as ours, though, so we figured they were just being “new age” because it was 70’s fashionable, and he taught at a liberal university.
The parents were vegans, but wisely put meat on the table for their 2 small kids. The guy was a professor of music theory at Trinity U and the woman was a science teacher, but was staying home to raise the kids. they were nice enough, but weird...
I learned that from a “Modern Marvels” episode on distilling-I’d never heard it before, but my Brit neighbor was quite familiar with it.
I watched that show on BBC America.
I’ll never forget the “giggle loop”
Reminds me of Arresed Development
Michael: And you finished off the whole bottle?
Lindsay Funke: I had to, it's vodka. It goes bad once it's opened.
Michael: I think that's another of mom's fibs, like "I'll sacrifice anything for my children".
Yes. They might have older sisters, who would probably be dumb too as that’s genetic.