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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 31, 2012 - ventose
dictionaries ad nauseam | 31 May 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/31/2012 4:30:29 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".

ventose \VEN-tohs\, adjective
Given to empty talk; windy.

Example sentences:
Anyhow, it is better to wind up that way than to go growling out one's existence as a ventose hypochondriac.
-- Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

The ventose orator was confounded, and put himself and his glass down together.
-- L. J. Bigelow, Bench and Bar

Etymology:
First used in English in the 1700s, ventose is derived from the Latin word for wind, "vent."

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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 05/31/2012 4:30:37 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 05/31/2012 4:31:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
The Narcissist-in-Chief, who has never taken up arms for this Nation, embodies all the attributes of a miles gloriosus: arrogant, ventose and maladroit.



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)

3 posted on 05/31/2012 4:44:02 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: ConorMacNessa
Well said. A for you.
4 posted on 05/31/2012 4:45:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

great word! so many it applies to!!


5 posted on 05/31/2012 5:07:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
The ventose spokespeople representing what passes for "liberal" thinking on Fox News Channel make me sick: Beckel, Colmes, Holder, Ratner, et al. I can no longer watch them.
6 posted on 05/31/2012 5:08:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
When you're speeches are empty, senseless and ventose,
perhaps you should begin with some Mentos?
7 posted on 05/31/2012 5:09:10 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden

Great, now I have a Mentos commercial in my head.
“Ventose, the boredom maker!”


8 posted on 05/31/2012 5:17:10 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: secret garden

No, thanks, I’m ventose intolerant.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 5:17:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
First used in English in the 1700s, ventose is derived from the Latin word for wind, "vent."

Veni, vidi, venti?

10 posted on 05/31/2012 5:28:38 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: secret garden

The voters are suffering bent toes
They kicked themselves letting the ventose
Narcissicist win
His Healthcare’s a sin
And our trillions of dollars? He spent those


11 posted on 05/31/2012 5:29:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: secret garden

I am not Looking Forward to the ventose displays, otherwise known as Political Conventions.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 5:30:38 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: NicknamedBob
Veni, vidi, venti?

Obama's credo: I came, I saw, I blustered.

13 posted on 05/31/2012 5:31:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: secret garden
Ventose.

This ventose was part of our high school class motto:

“They came, they spoke, we slept. Ventose, verbose, comatose”.

14 posted on 05/31/2012 6:03:36 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy
I know. I think I'll use it at least twice today!
15 posted on 05/31/2012 6:46:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Colmes is still around? I haven't seen him in years. A for you.
16 posted on 05/31/2012 6:47:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist
Bring enough for everyone! A for you.
17 posted on 05/31/2012 6:48:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Darksheare

Unless you put them in Diet Coke.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 6:50:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Me too. It’s why I press mute when the big zero comes on the TV.


19 posted on 05/31/2012 6:51:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

My Norwegian Grandma used to say, “Get outta da street ven tose cars are coming!”


20 posted on 05/31/2012 6:55:55 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: secret garden

Ventose, the Mess Maker.
*groan*


21 posted on 05/31/2012 6:58:45 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: NicknamedBob

A for you. I think that’s the spouse’s order at Starbucks.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 7:05:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you. Let’s hope some eyes have been opened during his term.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 7:07:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

Me neither. I’m already sick of the polling calls. A for you.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 7:09:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

A for you.


25 posted on 05/31/2012 7:10:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: All
Hey hockey fans! If you don't want to see a Flyer on the cover of the new EA Sports NHL Game, you can help make history and put a cool goalie on it instead.
26 posted on 05/31/2012 7:29:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

How about a Quick goalie?


27 posted on 05/31/2012 8:15:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
Fauxcahontas's ventose verbosity is really off the charts. Scott Brown is one lucky hombre.
28 posted on 05/31/2012 8:34:26 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: SoothingDave

He didn’t make the cut, but boy, has he been good! This will be a good series.


29 posted on 05/31/2012 8:45:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+ for you, F- for Fauxcohontas. Are you playing the latest Twitter game - #elizabethwarrenwasthefirst ?


30 posted on 05/31/2012 8:49:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I’ve not played that twitter game yet.

Looking forward to it now though.


31 posted on 05/31/2012 8:55:18 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

When Obama & all dem (sic) udder blowhards are talkin’ in one little room, youse really gotta ventose arears out ta get ridda da hot air...


32 posted on 05/31/2012 9:16:26 AM PDT by mikrofon (NTM the foul stench...)
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To: NeoCaveman

I am guessing Brown’s poll #s look so good that no Dem with any character wants to risk the loss. Fauxcohauntus appears to have no such concerns, she’s risked it all on Door#3 and is about to lose everything.


33 posted on 05/31/2012 9:17:12 AM PDT by tioga
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To: mikrofon

Da Bears. A for you.


34 posted on 05/31/2012 9:20:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ditka


35 posted on 05/31/2012 10:39:09 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: tioga

I’ll take things the McCain campaign wouldn’t have had the guts to do for $1000 Alex.

http://minx.cc/?post=329725

Super Awesome Fantastic.


36 posted on 05/31/2012 12:15:29 PM 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

Humid, cloudy, not too warm and very still-definately trying to rain...

Obama has already begun to send
His best carnival barkers out
To follow Romney, draw some crowds
And try to generate some doubt

But even the most ventose ones
Are already running out of fuel-
Even Clinton-trained Axelrod
Was just set up for ridicule

Maybe the next clever mouthpiece
Dispatched to do Obama’s bidding
Will show some sense, refuse to go,
Say instead “you must be kidding”


37 posted on 05/31/2012 12:16:49 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: NeoCaveman

I just heard that he went there and have been howling with glee...


38 posted on 05/31/2012 12:20:12 PM 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; tioga

Oh, good-the judge sent the jury back to deliberate again...


40 posted on 05/31/2012 12:29:15 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

A+ for you! We’re supposed to get some storms later today and tonight and I’m dreading it for new dog and his thunder anxiety issues.


41 posted on 05/31/2012 12:31:44 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

We don’t have enough jail space for that kind of conviction!


42 posted on 05/31/2012 12:35:38 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

My sympathies to you-my dog has always had thunder issues-I don’t know why because she has never been anywhere during a storm other than in the house, warm and safe-but she gets right beside me at the desk in the kitchen at the first rumble...


43 posted on 05/31/2012 1:10:52 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Obama's credo: I came, I saw, I blustered.

I thought it was,

'I came, I saw, I voted "Not Present"'

44 posted on 05/31/2012 3:18:58 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Obama's credo: I came, I saw, I blustered.

I thought it was,

'I came, I saw, I voted "Not Present"'

45 posted on 05/31/2012 3:19:33 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

Quad Venti Mocha.


46 posted on 05/31/2012 3:20:47 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

He voted “present.”


47 posted on 05/31/2012 7:04:51 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

You guys and your expensive brews. ROR!


48 posted on 05/31/2012 9:03:38 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

There are lots the McCain campaign wouldn’t do, my friend.


49 posted on 06/01/2012 5:46:33 AM PDT by tioga
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