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Word for the Day, Tuesday September 4

Posted on 09/04/2012 4:47:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, September 4, 2012



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".

ataraxia [at-uh-rak-see-uh]

-n

a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.

[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek: calmness, equivalent to atarák ( tos ) unmoved ( a- a-6 + tarak-, variant stem of tarássein to disturb + -tos verbid suffix) + -s ( is ) -sis + -ia -ia]

-adj ataractic, ataraxic


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1 posted on 09/04/2012 4:47:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

I got my old Atari from my mom's house and set it up. The video's a little staticky, but the games like Defender are still fun.

2 posted on 09/04/2012 4:49:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Things are never ataraxic at a ‘Rat convention…


3 posted on 09/04/2012 4:52:34 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD Bud)
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To: SoothingDave

Once I sign away my house today, I will be in a state of ataraxia.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 4:54:10 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave

An interesting word -


5 posted on 09/04/2012 4:54:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

That’s what I aim for. ;-)


6 posted on 09/04/2012 5:04:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

First day of SENIOR YEAR for xsbaby, she was mostly ataraxic.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 5:07:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Doubt that the Obams is experiencing much ataraxia these days.
8 posted on 09/04/2012 5:09:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
OV shaved his noggin.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 5:11:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Fun for her. For a little while. For me, the best thing about school starting again is football season.

Went to the Jayhawk game on Friday. The new trend is to start games at 7 instead of 7:30. 5 years ago maybe 2 or 3 schools in the WPIAL started early. Now nearly all of them are.

I don’t like it in August when you have the sun shining in your eyes for most of the first half.

But anyway, here’s the real disturbing thing: there is a boy cheerleader.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 5:14:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

In looking ‘round for things that will relax ya,
Don’t wait for lists of jokes your friend will fax ya.
The rule for such a thing,
And for the joy it brings,
Is try to find the state of what ataraxia.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 5:19:37 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Clint Eastwood has been invited to chair the next Republican Convention Committee.)
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To: SoothingDave

Obama gives the poor ataraxia
Says, “Don’t worry, ‘cause I’ll never tax ya’
Just keep voting dem
Won’t tax you; I’ll tax them
If you do this one thing that I axe o’ ya’”


12 posted on 09/04/2012 5:26:28 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms.)
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To: SoothingDave
there is a boy cheerleader.

oh geez.

13 posted on 09/04/2012 5:41:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Atari 2600, too cool.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 5:41:41 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
There is little ataraxia in Spain.
15 posted on 09/04/2012 6:01:24 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

Recently, I had been fretting and pacing for days on end about an upcoming trip to the M.E.P.S. in St. Louis.

I found that shortly after leaving with my recruiter, I had entered a most peculiar ataraxic state which remained until my early departure the next morning.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 6:03:24 AM PDT by Big Giant Air Head (Why hold on to power if there's no one left to exercise it over?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Megamania rules!


17 posted on 09/04/2012 6:09:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: SoothingDave

Valium® is the Gateway to Ataraxia

This message is brought to you by your friends at Hoffmann-LaRoche - makers of mother's little helper.

18 posted on 09/04/2012 6:11:48 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: SoothingDave

oh and xsteen has her first LSAT class tonight. eek. that sounds like death to me.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 6:33:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Big Giant Air Head

Congratulations - when do you enter?


20 posted on 09/04/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Oh my gosh.... your baby is a senior!


21 posted on 09/04/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave
ATARAXIA

Have I found safe haven, fair haven?

Storms are now astern at last

Have the storms passed,

do they follow in our wake?

Ending storms the doldrums make,

Neither in long passage take

'til wandering comes the wind

and hardship once again begins.

Haven, fair haven, landfall art thee,

from torment and turmoils upon the sea.

© 09-01-2009 by JSR

22 posted on 09/04/2012 6:48:46 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Oh the good old days.
23 posted on 09/04/2012 6:56:38 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: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Well... I cannot say for certain yet. However, I’m hoping to ship out for basic within the next few weeks.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 6:56:38 AM PDT by Big Giant Air Head (Why hold on to power if there's no one left to exercise it over?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

can you imagine??


25 posted on 09/04/2012 7:05:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Yes, the paddle controllers are too jumpy to use, so I can’t play Breakout. But I have Pole position, berserk, defender, missile command, freeway, pitfall, and combat.

Fun games, not too many buttons to get in the way.


26 posted on 09/04/2012 7:09:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
xsgirls each bought this dress this past weekend. very apropos of the election season! i think lilly may be coming out with an ASS print as well...


27 posted on 09/04/2012 7:12:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

His head is now ovoid!


28 posted on 09/04/2012 7:26:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

wonder how his tennis girlie feels about it.


29 posted on 09/04/2012 7:34:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That is so COOL!


30 posted on 09/04/2012 7:35:34 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

we thought so too!


31 posted on 09/04/2012 7:37:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Is that supposed to be red and blue? It looks like Denver Broncos colors from here. Do I need to adjust my set?


32 posted on 09/04/2012 7:40:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

it’s a bright blue and a kind of fuschia.


33 posted on 09/04/2012 7:42:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well, the Steelers are playing the Bronocs this week, so you wouldn’t catch me dead in that dress. ;-)

Heading for Houston again today.


34 posted on 09/04/2012 7:45:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-politics/9513687/We-should-tune-in-to-the-Romney-and-Ryan-show.html

Interesting perspective from the UK.


35 posted on 09/04/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/314773/689-reasons-defeat-barack-obama

689 reasons to defeat Obama.


36 posted on 09/04/2012 7:48:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

well it’s a shame because i am sure it would be flattering on you.


37 posted on 09/04/2012 7:49:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

article was excellent, comments from european socialists=twaddle to use their phrase. Daniel Hannan, MEP was at the RNC and wrote favorably of it and took a load of crap at home for it too.


38 posted on 09/04/2012 7:55:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Not all youth suffer from ataraxia. Janine Turner's daughter Juliet has written a book about the constitution, out today.

.....ages 8 and up.

39 posted on 09/04/2012 7:55:23 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: SoothingDave
Ataraxia

The fellas at the Rodent Repair Garage do not feel soothed by Dave with this trick word, Ataraxia.

First off, what kind of word has half its letters as A's? Seems unfair to the one lonesome X near the end.

Secondly, ataraxia could just be s madeup word for use when the wife calls you at the bar.
She says, “Where are you!!??” and you say,”At a raxia” and since she don't know any better than you what a raxia is, she shuts up and hangs up.

Then again ataraxia could be a tar axia, which sounds like a disease involving tar or maybe the laying down of tar on a road or roof.
In this hot weather just thinking about laying asphalt tar sends me to the old Kelvinator for a cold one or six.

Once we get this axia cyphered out over a few bottles of Froth an Slosh we'll get back.

40 posted on 09/04/2012 7:55:26 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change; xsmommy

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/08/16/the-return-of-olde-frothingslosh/

They’re making Olde Frothingslosh again!


41 posted on 09/04/2012 7:57:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

my mother loved Rege Cordic! who came after him? was it Jack something? he came up with farkelberry tarts i think?


42 posted on 09/04/2012 8:02:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Jack Bogut.


43 posted on 09/04/2012 8:05:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/315765/crack-hotels-dnc-john-fund

The Crack Hotels of the DNC


44 posted on 09/04/2012 8:07:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

ok yeah, that’s him. is KDKA still a thing? is the format the same as it was? i know WDVE is still playing the same music it did when i lived there in 1977, PA is in a time warp even my kids notice it.


45 posted on 09/04/2012 8:08:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Whooo! Now that Mom is ensconced in her new apartment with a team of caretakers to meet her every need and every whim, I am in a state of atarxia — for a while, at least.


46 posted on 09/04/2012 8:12:30 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SoothingDave

lordy!


47 posted on 09/04/2012 8:14:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Reading about the hotels assigned journalists, do you suppose it was just CONSERVATIVE journos who were given the back of the hand? I wonder where the NYT or MSNBC were assigned?


48 posted on 09/04/2012 8:20:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
OMG this is my brother to a TEE!
49 posted on 09/04/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

KDKA is still a thing. News talk. Mostly reaching older folks, unlike the hip FM newstalk. Once they came on the scene and took Rush away and got jim Quinn they became the big talk station. But KdKA is still there, yes.


50 posted on 09/04/2012 8:26:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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