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Word For The Day, Thursday, September 20, 2012 - diapason
dictionaries ad nauseam | 20 September 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 09/20/2012 4:17:18 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".

diapason \dahy-uh-PEY-zuhn\ , noun
1. A full, rich outpouring of melodious sound.
2. The compass of a voice or instrument.
3. A fixed standard of pitch.
4. Either of two principal timbres or stops of a pipe organ, one of full, majestic tone (open diapason) and the other of strong, flutelike tone (stopped diapason).
5. Any of several other organ stops.
6. A tuning fork.

Example sentences:
During the whole interval in which he had produced those diapason blasts, heard with such inharmonious feelings by the three auditors outside the screen, his thoughts had wandered wider than his notes in conjectures on the character and position of the gentleman seen in Ethelberta's company.
-- Thomas Hardy, The Hand of Ethelberta

And so those two, angry accuser and indifferent accused, faced each other for a moment; while, incessant, dull, might, the thunders of the great cataract mingled with the trembling diapason of the stupendous turbines in the rock-hewn caverns where old Niagara now toiled in fetters, to swell their power and fling gold into their bottomless coffers.
-- George Allan England, The Air Trust

Etymology:
Diapason was originally an abbreviation of the Greek phrase "hē dià pāsôn chordôn symphōnía" which meant "the concord through all the notes of the scale."

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!


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1 posted on 09/20/2012 4:17:23 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 09/20/2012 4:18:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

And then there is meaning number 7 - This Freeper! So called because she is an organist.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 4:24:15 AM PDT by Diapason
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To: Diapason
Welcome to WFTD!
4 posted on 09/20/2012 4:25:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

5 posted on 09/20/2012 4:27:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
A+ for you!
6 posted on 09/20/2012 4:29:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Barack believes his voice a diapason
“So perfect is the pitch, ain’t I amazin’?”
‘though mellifluous in tone
The words are Marx’s, not his own
“How dare you find a fault in my-uhh-phrasin’”


7 posted on 09/20/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: secret garden

The diapason of administration voices touting the anti-Muhammed video meme as the cause of the world-widerioting and swath of killing and destruction is truly alarming. Are they naive, or are they evil?


8 posted on 09/20/2012 4:59:56 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+ for you! Uh-uh-forward.
9 posted on 09/20/2012 5:01:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The answer is B. A for you.
10 posted on 09/20/2012 5:02:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Diapason

This reminds me of an event that happened to me many years ago.

I was contracted to play the organ for a wedding in an old Catholic Church in Jamaica Plain, MA. Because these old churches often have antiquated pipe organs, I made an appointment with the priest to test out the organ the night before, so I would become familiar with it. The priest was very accommodating, but as he unlocked the old church, he smiled and said,”Just DON’T touch the Red Button”.

So there I was, alone in this huge, dark, Gothic edifice, facing an array of tibiae, Diapasons, and couplers...AND a Red Button that said “CHIMES”.

My modern mind, steeped in the lore of MIDI, PCM Sound Modules, and Synthesizers, had a delightful thought. Why Not play the Bridal March in CHIMES...all I had to do was press that red button...

With a simple touch of the Red Button, the Chimes in the Tower began to peal out, shaking the entire neighborhood out of their beds and into the streets, as if the Soviets had landed and were invading the neighborhood.

Father was NOT amused.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 5:35:51 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

12 posted on 09/20/2012 5:43:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

LaMarr Woodley on South Park next week.

13 posted on 09/20/2012 5:45:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
The diapason of the Obama campaign has hit a sour note with their latest poster which appears for sale on the campaign website. It is eerily reminiscent of the blood shed in Banghazi.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 5:46:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Are they naive, or are they evil?

Naivil. I'm coining new words, ahead of my classroom, which will be on Wednesday.

15 posted on 09/20/2012 5:53:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: SoothingDave

Has the new season started?


16 posted on 09/20/2012 5:59:55 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; xsmommy; SoothingDave

Very bad, yet very strange music was heard coming from the church, but all the musicians were out of town.

Didaparson try to play the organ? No one knows.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 6:04:37 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

Years ago, because my wife said I have not taken any duties with the twins, I had to diapason, and it was a mess. He still is.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 6:09:11 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOLOLOL!


19 posted on 09/20/2012 6:09:56 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: NeoCaveman

Next Wednesday.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; NeoCaveman; TruthShallSetYouFree; tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; All

my best friend, paula, is in a funk today. she buried her mom last Friday and i think it’s hitting home to her. so i am asking that you guys help me out with jokes, rousing anti-obama videos, whatever might help lift her spirits. Thanks : )


21 posted on 09/20/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Can’t decide if that is chilling, or infuriating.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 6:13:21 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

any good Steeler stuff you have might help cheer her too.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 6:13:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Hee Hee Hee.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 6:17:48 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

We won’t mention the Pirates then. They’re back at .500.

SNL mentioned that Al Pacino is in talks to play Joe Paterno in a movie. Said it would be the second movie he was in to have the line “say hello to my little friend.”


25 posted on 09/20/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

just emailed you a bunch of Obummer cartoons.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 6:25:59 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: xsmommy

You can start your mourning friend off with a quick riddle:
How do you get 100 old ladies to say “f**k” at the same time?


27 posted on 09/20/2012 6:42:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: secret garden

Here’s my sentence: It is important to household hygiene that children who are not toilet-trained keep their diapason.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 6:46:39 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: NCLaw441

Re last post— You have to modify the pronunciation a bit.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 6:47:40 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: SoothingDave

She’s not into baseball so the pirates won’t do anything for her one way or the other. she is a huge crosby hater, but there isn’t even any hockey to go on about!


30 posted on 09/20/2012 6:50:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

How? i should tell you she’s an OB/Gyn....


31 posted on 09/20/2012 6:51:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
How do you get 100 old ladies to say “f**k” at the same time?

Have one old lady say "Bingo!"

32 posted on 09/20/2012 6:56:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL!! good one!


33 posted on 09/20/2012 7:02:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden; Hegewisch Dupa
LMAO, the Sieves made a TARDIS reference! i love them! Stahlberg is gorg!
34 posted on 09/20/2012 7:03:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

The American people are long tired of the monotonic grey dishwater mutterings of a failed Community Organizer lacking vision, purpose, or pride in this country. They want a diapason of her values, her independence, her strength and joyous shout to the world: We are Free, and we will spread democracy to you. We shall NOT bow to other country’s kings or prime ministers. We shall not withdraw from our alliances, and we shall become a mightier and greater land! We Are AMERICA!


35 posted on 09/20/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden
There was no diapason to tune the piano, sadly, so an iPad was used...
36 posted on 09/20/2012 7:26:20 AM PDT by mikrofon (My Thin Greek Saying)
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To: secret garden
The content of this post will have the diapason of the Lamestream Meadia jumping from their windows when election day becomes their Black Tuesday.

Click the word..... and read on in case you missed it!

37 posted on 09/20/2012 7:36:39 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I'll take evil for 200 ...Alex....

.....um....I mean.....afraidfortherepublic......

38 posted on 09/20/2012 7:39:46 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: left that other site

That’s funny!


39 posted on 09/20/2012 7:52:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

You tell ‘em Luther! A for you.


40 posted on 09/20/2012 7:56:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Safetgiver

A for you and welcome to WFTD!


41 posted on 09/20/2012 7:57:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NCLaw441

Or else paper the entire floor! A for you.


42 posted on 09/20/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Who is that babe on the right?


43 posted on 09/20/2012 8:00:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Nikolas Backstrom, Cap Swede, with his countryman, Viktor Stahlberg. The Sieves call Nicky=Piglet, and Mike Green=Pooh.


44 posted on 09/20/2012 8:05:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist

That is inspirational. Send it to a liberal. A for you.


45 posted on 09/20/2012 8:06:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Well done, A+ for you. I need to wait until we turn the heat on to have ours tuned.


46 posted on 09/20/2012 8:07:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
this is also hilarious.
47 posted on 09/20/2012 8:07:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: thingumbob

A+ for prettying up the whole day.


48 posted on 09/20/2012 8:09:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

That trainer’s “Niiiice” couldn’t be creepier if he had written it on his hands #forall.


49 posted on 09/20/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
i refuse to believe that this signals any abandonment of the ship. no election is decided this far out. besides, Tim has proven to be a premature self-ejector....
50 posted on 09/20/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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