Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, August 9, 2012 - nubilous
Posted on 08/09/2012 6:01:13 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".
nubilous \NOO-buh-luhs\, adjective
1. Cloudy or foggy.
2. Obscure or vague; indefinite..
...trunks as thick as whisky casks and bark like rough-out leather, tower overhead so that the path between them is sheltered from the sun, creating a nubilous atmosphere, soft and pungent with resins, while soft brown needles cushion one's tread.
-- Michael Petracca, Captain Zzyzx
The sky above, dark and nubilous, parted like torn, plump bread and under a sun absorbent and intense, the water began to recede over low bridges. The storm was ending.
-- Elizabeth Léonie Simpson, Stranger From Home
Nubilous comes from the Latin root nūb meaning "cloud."
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
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Rise and shine!
can’t shine if it’s nubilous!
Now that I am no longer a n00b, my posts are less nubilous.
The CA clan missed their flight last night, got up this morning to head to the airport and found the text. 7 hours late. The letdown is killing me. I am losing a day with them.
Brass Knuckles = a Rubio or Ryan.
They will be here soon enough, don’t let the disappointment get you down. Your chicks are headed for your nest!
O’s history: nebulous, nubilous
Says Mitt’s hiding secrets: ridiculous
And where is his answer
On false ad, re: cancer?
He’s shameless, disgraceful, unscrupulous
Some say that Dear Reader is nubilous
To others, knowingly unscrupulous.
But whichever you choose
We’ve got so much to lose-
With him, our survival is dubious
Nubilous. hmm... So similar to nebulous. Why do we need two words?
I prefer to use the term “nebulous” more than “nubulous.”
No hurry. The left will demonize whichever pick he makes anyway. A+.
Sounds like a word Spicoli would have used in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
“Dude, these fish tacos are totally nubilous!”
We can’t nominate Rubio as VP until the Supreme Court clears up the nubilous definition of “natural born citizen”.
I am reluctantly backing Ryan. Reluctant, only because a VP nomination would take him out of the House. But, pperhaps that is the sacrifice we have to make to add excitement to the Romney campaign.
Didn’t she lose re-election in a landslide?
the NBC BS is ridiculous and not taken seriously outside of a few nutters on FR. Has Mark Levin expressed any concerns about Rubio in that regard? i think not. Rubio’s financial snafus are of far greater concern, and even those aren’t fatal.
conor is a MD resident and could speak to that better than i, but i am pretty sure you are right. she’s brainless and if she were just speaking on behalf of herself, i wouldn’t even comment, but the fact that she’s trying to haul Catholics into her heresy just fries my behind.
Oreilly referenced Spicoli on the Factor last night, pretty funny.
I agree completely! How about her philandering brother’s claim (published yesterday) that his late wife, Mary, called him the night before she offed herself and said, “Everything is my fault.” (Or words to that effect.)
The SCOTUS seems to clearly defer these types of issues to the political process.
the family as a whole has no conscience, else they would not be able to walk outside of the house and look any one in the eye, let alone opine on religion, given their shameful history.
I don’t agree with you on the NBC issue. If you read all of the case law, Obama is NOT eligible by reason that his father was never a citizen, unless his father is somebody different than he claims. By the same reasoning, Rubio is not eligible either.
At that point any comparisons between Rubio and Obama diverge, because there are no other comparisons.
any legal type i have ever even broached the subject to rolls their eyes and laughs, but the constitutional “scholars” on FR claim to know better and think it’s ironclad. oh well.
Again, far greater legal minds than i— Levin, Ingraham, Coulter [they are far greater legal minds than i, and hence far greater legal minds than any LAYPERSON on FR] do not appear to find this an impediment. i have real problems with lay people opining on legal precedent.
But it is a Constitutional issue, not an electoral issue. Congress should really initiate a Constitutional Amendment and let it work its way through Congress and the States to decide this once and for all. Allowing this indecision to eat away at the confidence of the citizenry in the government is unconscionable. Clearly the Dems were worried about it in 2007, or else they wouldn’t have passed a resolution proclaiming McCain a NBC.
Whose Congress? Our Congress?
The way I see it one is either born a citizen or one is naturalized. If you were never anything other than a citizen, then you are eligible for the Presidency.
Why do people say irregardless?
A+ for you!
Well done. A+ for you. I had no power this morning and then lost internet and cable until 10 minutes ago. I don’t want to miss the womens soccer game today.
And why do people say can when they really mean the word may?
Why do people say jealous when they really mean envious?
Why do some people misspell the word Syracuse and mispronounce the word corpsman?
Exactly right. A+ for you.
I think you meant nubilous. That’s the beauty of language. So many choices.
It does sound like surfer speak. A for you and welcome to WFTD!
maybe i am wrong, but think of nebulous as meaning vague and unformed, just kind of floating around loose; but nubilous makes me think of something formed but just clouded over, vague because you can’t see it clearly for the clouds.
You always bring the fresh view. A for you!
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