Skip to comments.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".
a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.
[15951605; < 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
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.
Things are never ataraxic at a ‘Rat convention
Once I sign away my house today, I will be in a state of ataraxia.
An interesting word -
That’s what I aim for. ;-)
First day of SENIOR YEAR for xsbaby, she was mostly ataraxic.
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.
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.
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’”
Atari 2600, too cool.
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.
This message is brought to you by your friends at Hoffmann-LaRoche - makers of mother's little helper.
oh and xsteen has her first LSAT class tonight. eek. that sounds like death to me.
Congratulations - when do you enter?
Oh my gosh.... your baby is a senior!
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
Well... I cannot say for certain yet. However, I’m hoping to ship out for basic within the next few weeks.
can you imagine??
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.
His head is now ovoid!
wonder how his tennis girlie feels about it.
That is so COOL!
we thought so too!
Is that supposed to be red and blue? It looks like Denver Broncos colors from here. Do I need to adjust my set?
it’s a bright blue and a kind of fuschia.
Well, the Steelers are playing the Bronocs this week, so you wouldn’t catch me dead in that dress. ;-)
Heading for Houston again today.
Interesting perspective from the UK.
689 reasons to defeat Obama.
well it’s a shame because i am sure it would be flattering on you.
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.
.....ages 8 and up.
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.
They’re making Olde Frothingslosh again!
my mother loved Rege Cordic! who came after him? was it Jack something? he came up with farkelberry tarts i think?
The Crack Hotels of the DNC
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.
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.
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?
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.