Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, June 28, 2012 - subitize
Posted on 06/28/2012 4:41:50 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".
subitize \SOO-bi-tahyz\, verb
To perceive at a glance the number of items presented.
Below seven the subjects were said to subitize; above seven they were said to estimate.
-- H. Gutfreund and G. Toulouse, Biology and Computation: A Physicist's Choice
I wanted to see if Pedro could subitize, so I asked, Pedro, how many stars are in the first circle?
-- Melissa Conklin, It Makes Sense!
Subitize comes from the Latin word subitāre which meant "to appear suddenly".
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 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!
Rise and shine!
“Is that a U-boat?”
“It’s not-a my boat.”
Anyway, I subitize in units of five or fewer. It’s convenient when counting coins for rolling, and for other quick-counting procedures. It seems to be more a matter of developing a healthy habit than of any innate ability.
i cannot believe how overwrought i am about this decision. i honestly feel like the future of our country rises/falls with it.
Butt, butt, buttt ... I can’t even begin to count how many (government) bunion benefits Obama has began to subitize the past three years.
What’s more painful?
A bunion or a big govt union? (A union with a big govt?)
I know. I’m all knotted up about it and have to hit the park now since it’s supposed to hit 99 here today.
My wife-a no wanna getta tube-a tied,
Now dere’s more-a bambinos dan I can subitize
Imagine if the Court actually started rolling back the New Deal “understanding” of the commerce clause. Today could be a very big turning point indeed.
That’s when you want your sandwich hoagie-sized....
but i’m a glass half empty kind of girl, so i am preparing for the worst and hoping to be pleasantly surprised. it’s how i get through life : )
As a child, my family had a cat that dropped a litter of five kittens. If we took one of the newborns to play with, the mother would search frantically for it. That raised the question of whether a cat could count to five. The answer is, apparently, they can subitize.
One could subitize from the 2000+ page “Affordable” Health Care Act that it was another attempt to subsidize Democrat interests...
Can the Court subitize
To the count of five?
Overturn it now.
No one in the whole country, much less Congress, was able to subitize the costs of Obamacare before they signed the Bill.
Win, lose or muddled middle, we need to prevent Obama from putting any more people on the Court. No matter what happens today, it magnifies this fall’s election’s consequences.
It’s a clash of visions and I don’t see how it can’t be a huge issue this fall.
Did you see the lady on Hannity saying that no matter what happens, Obama should act calm and reasoned and wait a few days before making any statement? I turned to my daughter and said “no way he acts like that.”
She thought it was hilarious that he threw a tantrum and ripped up the immigration enforcement agreement with Arizona cause he lost.
I went down to the dungeon workout room in air conditioned comfort and used my tortuous elliptical machine and watched and episode of The Mentalist. 1st workout of the day complete. I will swim this afternoon and walk my hill tonight. I am feeling pretty smug and fit these days. Hope your run was fun.
I am logged on to FR, Twitter and Scotusblog. I am ready. Didn’t eat breakfast, too nervous.
*tad = anywhere from 37,000 to 480,000
There was one last night who said that Texas and other SW states should petition the gov’t to let them join Mexico (since that seems to be federal policy anyway), then fight Mexico for independence.
There is no rationality here many times.
I think they can count up to 9.
Roberts has betrayed us. This is worse than losing. We are now taxed into some freaky socialized medicine plan. We still don’t even know what we have.
Can anyone explain what happens if we opt out of this tax?
Let’s go Rom-ney, clap-clap, clap-clap-clap! A+ for you.
Maybe not fun, doing 5+ miles in the heat, but I saw the doe with her twin fawns in the river next to the trail, about 12 feet from me so that was cool. Then I walked the dogs when I came back and watered the garden to prep it for triple digits today.
We’ve had cooler weather. Haven’t even been in the pool since Sunday.
thats a question: jail? debtor’s prisons?
We had an apt. fire in Nashville this week that affected 18 units. They said it could have displaced 36-100 people, not sure how many. Why not 18 as a start? And up to 100? Are you kidding me? Math is hard... A for you.
I really want to know because we are definitely opting out. Should we change the name of debtor prisons to Liberty Lounges?
Roberts was concerned with his legacy, wanted to appear non-partisan. shame on him. I don’t know, Obamacare was hugely unpopular. People WANTED it gone. This may mitigate against his reelection chances, bc he succeeded at something the people HATE. Also, the Admin said it wasn’t a tax, and lo and behold, it is. He said he wouldn’t raise taxes, well he just did. Romney’s mantra has been REPEAL AND REPLACE, i imagine he’s reiterating that right now if he hasn’t already. the election is of paramount importance. those who will stay home bc of their distaste for a RINO mormon better rethink their intransigence for the sake of their country.
I am serious that it is a question and no one knows the answer yet. That was the first thing xshub said to me after the decision— what will they do with those who opt out. he also noted the fact that Kagan’s fat lesboic butt clearly leaked this bc Pelosi predicted this exact outcome last night and it was hardly a popularly conceived alternative that anyone else mentioned.
The rejection of the Commerce Clause and Nec. and Proper Clause should be understood as a major blow to Congress's authority to pass social welfare laws. Using the tax code -- especially in the current political environment -- to promote social welfare is going to be a very chancy proposition.
and Scotusblog also points out the incongruity of it NOT being a tax for purposes of the AntiInjunction Act [considering is such for AIA would have meant they did not have jurisdiction to consider it bc there would be no harm as no tax has yet been collected] but it IS a tax for purposes of upholding constitutionality.
We’ve been Bushed.
G&% d$#@globalist one world communists ^&#$ $^(@$E( ^@$%(($^)*68rs!
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? IT SOUNDS LIKE DOUBLESPEAK. I DON’T THINK I CAN CAPSLOCK ALL DAY.
I now expect O will win in November. Depressing day. Very depressing.
ARE YOU KIDDING? IF THIS DOESN’T MOBILIZE PEOPLE TO VOTE AGAINST HIM, NOTHING WILL.
oh so you are joining the Anti_RINO, anti-romney, not voting for another one jack@$$es this november? I don’t think that Roberts is not a conservative, if anything i think this paints him as a venial, concerned about his own image and legacy, small man. Rather than be considered a hyper-partisan he threw his lot in with the left.
I’ll still vote for the Trotskyites over the Stalinists.
But I’m so $#%*^*($(^@$*)^)@$@_$^_@$@_ pissed about it right now.
i agree with you. there was a danger that a ruling in our favor might have ameliorated some of the anger against him. this, if anything, will fan the flames. he wants to crow and preen about this victory? ok, you take it, Obams, and you wear this around your neck like a shiny medal. I don’t think the populace’s opinion has changed a whit on Obamacare and when the economy sinks even further as a result of this decision, he will have to wear that too.
Roberts is a failure and a disgrace. His name will be written in history as a tyrant’s sycophant.
I suggest the GOP (for lack of a better vehicle) repeal this monstrosity and replace it with the most ridiculous taxes in pursuit of every social good that they desire.
Start with gun ownership. Gun ownership helps reduce crime. Everyone who does not have a firearm should be taxed.
Follow this principle that Congress’s power to tax is unlimited and not restrained by the enumerated powers until the SCOTUS has no recourse other than to rescind this ruling. And Robert resigns in shame.
well the ball-less wonders are incapable of something on that scale, but hopefully they can repeal it.
Went walking with my neighbor. She is adamant that ObamaCare is righteous. She is the pastoral assistant at my church. Yep, happy slappy herself. Her daughter was in a serious car accident, her boyfriend died in it. She had tons of health care bills. Her car insurance did not cover it all, but they managed to get her on their health plan. She wants ObamaCare believing that it will provide HC for her daughter. Fool. Now they must continue to pay her insurance on their plan or their daughter will be taxed even further into poverty. She lives at home since the accident, has no car to get to work. She car pools. Life is tough, but this insanity will now tax her further under. Her college education has not provided a job that will get her out of poverty due to the economy. I just shook my head in disbelief.
Additionally, she started in on the greed of capitalists. I was dumbfounded. Reminded her that greed is one of the 7 deadly sins and will always be with us, but we can’t throw away our whole system due to that. She wants total socialism. FOOL.
And she votes. 4 votes in that house. Fools all of them. He is a postal worker, btw. Union and pensioned. Their kids will pay for that for generations to come.