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Word for the Day, Tuesday, May 15, 2012-- histrionic
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Posted on 05/15/2012 6:26:01 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Tuesday, 5/15/12

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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".

histrionic; adj.; noun; adv.

1. excessively dramatic, insincere, or artificial: histrionic gestures 2. rare dramatic

— n 3. ( plural ) melodramatic displays of temperament 4. rare ( plural, functioning as singular ) dramatics

[C17: from Late Latin histriōnicus of a player, from histriō actor]

histrionical or histrionical

— adj

— n

[C17: from Late Latin histriōnicus of a player, from histriō actor]

histri'onically or histrionical

— adv

Etymology: 1648, from L. histrionicus "pertaining to an actor," from histrio (gen. histrionis) "actor," said to be of Etruscan origin

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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Ole Grandad's pulling out, but i doubt this will end the libertarian histrionics. p>

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 05/15/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

morningall.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 6:27:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
libertarian histrionics. p>

Harrumph.

And bad link.

3 posted on 05/15/2012 6:29:54 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: xsmommy

Perhaps now that Ron Paul has stopped campaigning, we will be delivered from his supporters’ histrionic displays at OTHER Candidates’ meetings.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 6:32:11 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy
Hard boiled histrionics do not translate to success on Jeopard for Tweety.
5 posted on 05/15/2012 6:36:08 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: NeoCaveman
Fixed link. and yes, libertarians are overgrown anti-authoritarian toddlers prone to histronic fits. if the #@%%ing shoe fits... ; )
6 posted on 05/15/2012 6:38:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

toddlers! A+++


7 posted on 05/15/2012 6:40:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

A+++ bombastic MOWron!


8 posted on 05/15/2012 6:44:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Irony thy name is statist ;)


9 posted on 05/15/2012 6:45:15 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: xsmommy

He’s also a marroon.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 6:47:49 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: xsmommy
Contrast Pres. Bush's self-effacing speech on the capture of Saddam Hussein to the Narcissist-in-Chief's self-aggrandizing, mendacious and histrionic speech after the killing of Usama Bin Laden.



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)

11 posted on 05/15/2012 6:48:22 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

Good morning - last final for my son today - yeah!


12 posted on 05/15/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Al and Jesse use the same histrionics
Could a doctor check for brains with ultrasonics?
Racial warfare each time
Black on White? That’s not a crime
I’d understand it if I just learned ebonics


13 posted on 05/15/2012 6:51:47 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Best feeling in the world—leaving the classroom after successfully completing the final final. Makes you want to sing, “No more pencils, no more books...”


14 posted on 05/15/2012 6:54:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: xsmommy

Political years, such as 2012, are times for massive histrionics—from politicians of all persuasions, left, right, and center. Political conventions, which will hit us before we know it, are particularly prone to repeated, demagogic histrionics.

The VERY WORST in living memory was the 2008 Democrat “Hope and Change” convention, which energized hordes of young people, women, and minorities to go out and vote for “the one”.

I hope that the electorate is so jaded and exhausted by all that histrionic foofarar that they won’t even watch the 2012 party conventions!!!!


15 posted on 05/15/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Isn’t that the truth? I guess I’m very connected to my son’s education because we homeschooled him. So I’m always asking what they discussed or he tells me something interesting he learned. But we have ALWAYS loved the summer!


16 posted on 05/15/2012 6:56:48 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Loving the histrionics of an anti Romney ad blaming him for a plant Bain closed.....after Romney was gone, and Bain was being run by an Obama bundler. Classic.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 6:58:42 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

I heard (somewhere) that liberals are displaying their histrionics by declaring they are canceling vacation plans in NC because of the Marriage Amendment. Fine, more beach for me when I go there on vacation.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Our oldest son lives near Dallas. Our daughter-in-law is homeschooling their kids, and they are way ahead of where the public school kids are, and even most of the kids in the pricey private schools. And, of course, they are being raised with a love and respect for God and Country, rather than for secular humanism and statism.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:06:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: theDentist

Seriously, no liberals would be a vacation for the locals as well!


20 posted on 05/15/2012 7:06:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I really hate the school testing systems they have in Texas - the teachers are forced to teach to the test instead of just teach. It has been this way for at least 20 years and is hurting the kids tremendously.

Congrats to your son and daughter in law - I loved being able to homeschool and Texas makes it easy!

21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:09:14 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

great feeling! xsjr is feeling put upon bc her brother is home from SU and she has another month almost to go. I constantly remind her that he starts school at the end of August and she doesn’t start til Labor day.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 7:18:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yeah but that info doesn’t help when you are in high school!- if I recall she has always had that last week or two when a sibling had finished up...... so it has to feel like she has more school than they do! And doesn’t she return in Jan before the other two had to return to college?


23 posted on 05/15/2012 7:21:05 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: ConorMacNessa

there is class and there is baseness and you know which is which. A+++


24 posted on 05/15/2012 7:32:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

i fear a race war. A+++


25 posted on 05/15/2012 7:33:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Honorary Serb

the divide is hopeless, there is no breaching it. A+++


26 posted on 05/15/2012 7:35:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

A+++ but he’s never called a hypocrite, never called on any of this BS. it is MADDENING.


27 posted on 05/15/2012 7:37:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist

yeah but they are going to have the DNC convention there, LOL!! A+++ go ahead let them demonize that swing state, tell those voters they are knuckledragging neanderthals, that’s a WINNING strategy.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 7:41:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i take my hat off to homeschoolers. i think they truly provide the BEST education for their kids, and homeschooled kids are very lucky, for the most part. in our house with the personalities involved it would have been destructive to our relationships. xsjr is learning disabled and requires a great deal of extra help and even that puts stress on our relationships. not conducive to learning when you are being taught through clenched teeth!


29 posted on 05/15/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

yes, she just generally feels put upon lately i guess!


30 posted on 05/15/2012 7:52:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; tioga; SoothingDave

Have you guys seen #ObamaInHistory on twitter yet? #hysterical!


31 posted on 05/15/2012 8:05:05 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy
There's a good article by Judge Mukasey on this topic in the Wall Street Journal from a couple of weeks ago.



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)

32 posted on 05/15/2012 8:08:36 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: Explorer89; SoothingDave

will have to look for that! Soother is off being a conservationist EARTHWATCHER today with his daughter’s field trip....


33 posted on 05/15/2012 8:14:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
David Pantcrease Brooks is still making a fool of himself.
34 posted on 05/15/2012 8:36:31 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: NeoCaveman

You give up any pretense of manliness if you are having any sort of conversation about someone else’s personal traits in re;manliness. Flamer discussing flamer. period.


35 posted on 05/15/2012 8:43:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I don’t buy that excuse from the professional educators. Teaching so that the students can pass the tests is the *minimum* they should be doing.

Had the industry performed with a bit of sense for teaching the basics instead of the latest fad in ed school, they wouldn’t be in the situation they are.


36 posted on 05/15/2012 9:19:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

It has been cool and raining lightly here all morning-and that word reminds me sooo unpleasantly of the former next door neighbors...

Obama’s newest cash cow
Is likely a big mistake
When weighing the negatives
With the cash it might rake

The histrionics of the “gay”
Are just the worst to be seen-
No matter what their gender is
Nearly every one is a drama queen

If their annoying displays
Aren’t too much to endure
For most of us, then the voters
Have gone insane for sure

I do not like over-the-top public emotional displays by anyone, and they are much more common with homosexuals who apparently see no need to have good manners...


37 posted on 05/15/2012 10:02:51 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy
Dr. Sowell puts the kibosh on racism histrionics.
38 posted on 05/15/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

they can indeed be fierce and ferosh ; ) A+++


39 posted on 05/15/2012 10:07:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A+++ he is so good.


40 posted on 05/15/2012 10:11:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Love watching FPL implode on national TV where there is a much bigger audience than he’s used to.


41 posted on 05/15/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I really hate the school testing systems they have in Texas - the teachers are forced to teach to the test instead of just teach.

Our daughter is giving up teaching for now. She just can't take the little brats anymore. Her new hubby got another job in Kansas, so they will be moving in June.

42 posted on 05/15/2012 10:40:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: xsmommy

Thank you! I do not miss the screeching, door slamming, overblown arguments that went on over there for everyone on the road to hear and talk about-I’m loving the quiet.


43 posted on 05/15/2012 10:47:20 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

I love Thomas Sowell-he never makes less than complete sense.


44 posted on 05/15/2012 11:01:14 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

I don’t view it as an excuse by the educators - they don’t develop the curriculum, they just deliver it. And it is designed to teach the skills to pass the test - and in case you weren’t aware schools just do the minimum anymore. It’s all they can do because of the idiots who won’t help their kids at home so the curriculum has been dumbed down. Perhaps you haven’t seen in at the elementary level, but it will begin to show in Middle School and will slap you in the face in High School.


45 posted on 05/15/2012 11:02:19 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Oh I’m sorry - I’m finally getting my daughter home for the first time in years!!!


46 posted on 05/15/2012 11:10:12 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

I saw that lightning struck the plane the new French Socialist president was on the way to Germany on-that is too funny for words! I’ll Bet Angela Merkel is laughing in private-maybe someone is trying to tell this guy something?


47 posted on 05/15/2012 11:26:57 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Point is: if they didn’t have some objective measure (the tests) they’d be even worse.


48 posted on 05/15/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

hilarious!!


49 posted on 05/15/2012 11:52:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

my husband is dragging me to a LeAnn Rimes concert tonight. he LURRRRRVS her, RME. oddly enough, it’s going to be at the Howard Theater, which is on the campus of Howard University, an historically black college! my SIL has dared me to scream out HOMEWRECKER from the audience, LOL! so i will be staying at my ofc til the ungodly hour of 5:30 PM until he retrieves me. we drove in together, he dropped me at the ofc so we wouldn’t have two cars here, and xsboy has picked up his sister from school.


50 posted on 05/15/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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