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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 3, 2012 - numen
dictionaries ad nauseam | 3 May 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/03/2012 4:41:38 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".

numen \NOO-min\, noun
Divine power, especially one who inhabits a particular object.

Example sentences:
This “liquid” flowing up his arm and out of the other was numen, the divine substance, the sacred spirit that lives in a certain place in the body and sustains us all.
-- Jonathan Carroll, White Apples

He was now fairly confident that a shrine, unlike a temple, would contain no resident numen.
-- Dave Duncan, Present Tense (Round Two of the Great Game)

Etymology:
Numen is derived from the Latin word nūmen meaning "a nod, command, or divine will or power."

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 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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 05/03/2012 4:41:43 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 05/03/2012 4:42:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

sorry. i just can’t.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 4:57:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I don't know how you are even awake!
4 posted on 05/03/2012 4:58:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

According to some environmentalists, the practice of fracking releases the numens that cause earthquakes, landslides and floods.


5 posted on 05/03/2012 5:01:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you!
6 posted on 05/03/2012 5:02:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Oh heck, now I’ve done it. Highlighted but forgot to hit ctrl C.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 5:03:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Here's the right ribbon.
8 posted on 05/03/2012 5:03:41 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

it’s not a pleasant feeling. i was in bed by 2. came in a little late bc i couldn’t face the 4:45 am alarm. worst of all worlds, no sleep and a loss. they were just all soooo exhausted i don’t know how they were even physically upright on the ice. i think Ryan Callahan had like 51 minutes of ice time. That’s like being on the ice for an ENTIRE GAME. i had visions of the game NEVER ENDING.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 5:04:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
I had similar reactions and he's not even my kid!
10 posted on 05/03/2012 5:07:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Great shots.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 5:09:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Hello, Newman.

12 posted on 05/03/2012 5:12:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden
"Hello, Newman."

I was thinking of the character on "Seinfeld".

13 posted on 05/03/2012 5:18:31 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Sure, but that would be easy pickings.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 5:22:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; Explorer89
have you changed out of your customary SARONG and dressed for work yet? RME out of my head at how this proves heterosexuality!
15 posted on 05/03/2012 5:25:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

“Numen! Miss it!”


16 posted on 05/03/2012 5:27:42 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

“I open the door that Barack keeps closed to his room and enter in a warm, private space pervaded by a mixture of smells that so strongly speak of his presence, his liveliness, his habits — running sweat, Brut spray deodorant, smoking, eating raisins, sleeping, breathing,” Cook wrote.

Yup, that is what MY diary sounded like when I was 22. Fan fiction.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 5:29:17 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy
Cook said when she told Obama she loved him, he responded: “Thank you.”

Well, that's better than "I love cake."

18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:31:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

OK, if this had been me, my journal entry would have looked something like this.....

“Can you freaking believe it? I tell Barry I love him, and he responds with ‘thank you’. Thank you? Like I just brought him a freaking cup of coffee or something? I feel so humiliated, baring my soul, and for what? A THANK YOU? I do not need this self-absorbed jackass! What am I? A glutton for punishment?”

Nope, she gets all philosophical about how deep and in a shell he is. I don’t buy it.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:38:20 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89; SoothingDave
Cook said when she told Obama she loved him, he responded: “Thank you.”

THIS line, however, is totally believable.

20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:38:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

there is absolutely no way the diary is legit. NONE.


21 posted on 05/03/2012 5:39:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

OK. Now that is good writing. Much more believable.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 5:42:40 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: secret garden
"Astra castra, numen lumen!"



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 05/03/2012 5:43:56 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: NeoCaveman

(I was channeling my 20-year-old self journal writing. Most of it was a diatribe like the above example. ;P )


24 posted on 05/03/2012 5:44:42 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden
Ah the root Noun for Númenor !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BAmenor

I had wondered where Tolkien had derived this

25 posted on 05/03/2012 6:13:30 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: secret garden

Obamabots think he’s not human
But godly, injected with numen
More liberal than Carter
His socialist ardor
He’ll mask, and start running as Truman


26 posted on 05/03/2012 6:14:36 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: xsmommy

I’m a big Rangers fan and, while thrilled with the outcome, am equally exhausted. If this had been chess, instead of ice hockey, one coach could have offered to call it a draw at about midnioght; the other would have accepted.

I think Ryan Callahan must be twins, both wearing #24. One second #24 is behind the Caps’ goal, digging out the puck. The next second the other #24 is in front of the Rangers’ goal, sprawled out to block a shot. Terrific series, and happily lacking the Chris Neil inspired chippiness that marred the exciting first round with Otawa.


27 posted on 05/03/2012 6:20:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: secret garden

There once was a man named Barry
His years were misery again
He had a numan of Mao
That’s the only way how
I can explain his new slogan

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/05/03/obama-steals-maos-slogan


28 posted on 05/03/2012 6:25:52 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: secret garden
numen


29 posted on 05/03/2012 6:34:23 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

xshub pointed out to me that various players had blood all over their jerseys by the end of the night. I think it was Boyle who took a puck to the face but kept on ticking. the teams are so evenly matched, but the Rangers def seemed to have more OOMPH left by the end. my fave ranger is Torts. i love him, just get a huge kick out of his attitude.


30 posted on 05/03/2012 6:38:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
A+ for you!
31 posted on 05/03/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
Me too.
32 posted on 05/03/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Explorer89

I love that movie. A for you!


33 posted on 05/03/2012 6:49:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; NeoCaveman; tioga

oh and i meant to say that Bret Baier was there sitting just over from us, behind the goal. He was there before 7:30 which is pretty impressive considering he came directly from his show which ends at 7pm. Granted Fox is not far at all from the Verizon center, but i wonder where he parked. I don’t think he has a driver, because xsboy and i saw him pulling out of the garage once, Fox studios are up by Union Station and very near Gonzaga, when xsboy was still in HS. We took cellphone pix from our seats, but there were people going up and asking him for pix with him. he went at the first intermission and bought an Ovechkin jersey for himself and an OV tshirt for his wife. And he had a Miller lite : )


34 posted on 05/03/2012 6:51:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ConorMacNessa

A for you!


35 posted on 05/03/2012 6:51:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: HangnJudge

Tolkien was a genius. A+ for you.


36 posted on 05/03/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

He’s Wilson light or Carter 2.0. A+ for you.


37 posted on 05/03/2012 6:54:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Commie is as Commie does. A+ for you.


38 posted on 05/03/2012 6:55:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

A+ for you!


39 posted on 05/03/2012 6:56:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Helloooo numen!

40 posted on 05/03/2012 6:58:33 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: secret garden

Paul Numen

41 posted on 05/03/2012 7:00:26 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: OB1kNOb

Alfred E. Numen

42 posted on 05/03/2012 7:03:55 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: xsmommy
Win or lose, you certainly got your money's worth. In another 5 minutes and change, you would have sat through two complete games. The goaltending was borderline miraculous. The Caps were so dominant early that if the Rangers had a mortal in the net instead of King Henry, four or five goals could have been scored before the second period was half over. And the kid, Holtby, was also fabulous. Great, great game!

I had two buddies over to watch it on my 70" Sharp Aquos, which makes you feel like you're rinkside. One guy crapped out after one overtime, the other left after the second. Mrs. Truth, who is only an occasional fan, was riveted by the action and stayed up until the end. She even started echoing my screams of "Get the puck out of here!" when it seemed like the Caps were on a perpetual power play in the Rangers' end. I haven't seen her that excited since our wedding night ever.

43 posted on 05/03/2012 7:06:36 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: xsmommy
Here's who we saw last night.
44 posted on 05/03/2012 7:06:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: OB1kNOb

Nice job on the Numenclature.


45 posted on 05/03/2012 7:07:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: OB1kNOb

A+ for you!


46 posted on 05/03/2012 7:07:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: OB1kNOb

Extra credit!


47 posted on 05/03/2012 7:08:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: OB1kNOb

Now you went and uglied up the thread. F-. ;)


48 posted on 05/03/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

That’s way too cool.


49 posted on 05/03/2012 7:10:09 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: OB1kNOb
George: "Let me ask you something. What do you do for a living, Numan?"
Numen: "I'm a United States postal worker."
George: "Aren't those the guys that always go crazy and come back with a gun and shoot everybody?"
Numen: "Sometimes..."
George: "Why is that?"
Numen "Because the mail never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming, there's never a let-up. It's relentless. Every day it piles up more and more and more! And you gotta get it out but the more you get it out the more it keeps coming in. And then the bar code reader breaks and it's Publisher's Clearing House day!"
50 posted on 05/03/2012 7:10:24 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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