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Word For The Day, Thursday, October 4, 2012 - strepitous
dictionaries ad nauseam | 4 October 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 10/04/2012 4:30:44 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".

strepitous \STREP-i-tuhs\, adjective
boisterous; noisy.

Example sentences:
But what strepitous sounds, what harmonious tumult diverts my attention to another part ?
-- José Francisco de Isla, The History of the Famous Preacher, Friar Gerund de Campazas

Here is no idyllic meditative retreat from the strepitous city but a scene of virile action—fields sounding with human labor, vibrating with human energy.
-- Beulah B. Amram, "Swinburne and Carducci," The Yale Review

Etymology:
Strepitous stems from the Latin word strepit which meant "noise."

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 10/04/2012 4:30:48 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine! Let the strepitous celebration begin!


2 posted on 10/04/2012 4:32:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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3 posted on 10/04/2012 4:40:58 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

4 posted on 10/04/2012 4:41:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Good morning ti!
5 posted on 10/04/2012 4:43:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Did you love it or what? Cap’n Precious is going down.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 4:45:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Obozo's strepitous droning caused me to use my mute button often last night.

Actually, I think this is an October surprise the news media gave to themselves.....

I was so happy last night I thought I would pee myself and I was howling thank you MSM for not teaching this empty suit how to be President. By NEVER challenging his positions for all these years.....teleprompter boy never had to know anything and it really showed last night.

It's hard to take criticism when your a Narcissist. That's why Obozo looked so uncomfortable and defensive and he absolutely didn't like being challenged so he ended up looking like he was seething at Romney all night long as well.

Yep, the shine is off and we all know that a new car never looks so good as when you first drive it off the lot...and you can't cover it up by hanging wallpaper if you don't have something solid to stick it to.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!....


7 posted on 10/04/2012 4:48:37 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: secret garden

Loved the line “trickle down government”.....and it does NOT work. I have been on a high since the opening minutes. Obama is going down, last night was a prelude. Instead of prepping he cruised by Hoover Dam.....and I am guessing that MO used that profanity last night while celebrating their anniversary.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 4:54:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: thingumbob
A for you, A+ for the debate prep team on both sides for letting America see them as they really are.
9 posted on 10/04/2012 5:03:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

all i could think about was he had to go home with her after that was over and what a nightmare that must have been!


10 posted on 10/04/2012 5:03:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Romney: “You don’t just pick winners and losers, you pick losers.” Then he highlights Solyndra and others. Wow. Statistic of the millions he gave to these companies equals 70 years of tax breaks for oil companies. WOW. Romney slaughtered Obama on so many issues. Mitt was AWESOME.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 5:07:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Between BO and MO I was wondering who was going to the get the beating and who was going to be giving it out last night.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 5:07:56 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy

My LOL moment was when Romeny was saying how Obama should have taken the Simpson Bowles commission plan and run with it, taking it to Congress and pushing for its passage.

Obama says “That’s what we did.”

Delusional. He believes his own BS.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 5:09:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: thingumbob

oh i think MOO wears the pants in that house!! LOL!


14 posted on 10/04/2012 5:13:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; secret garden
Romney: “You don’t just pick winners and losers, you pick losers.” Then he highlights Solyndra and others. Wow. Statistic of the millions he gave to these companies equals 70 years of tax breaks for oil companies. WOW. Romney slaughtered Obama on so many issues. Mitt was AWESOME.

All very true. But what's Mitt going to do for an encore, huh?

15 posted on 10/04/2012 5:15:09 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The Administration styles itself as 'Leading from Behind'. I call that 'Following'. -- Mitt Romney)
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To: SoothingDave

Well maybe not to the hardcore deluded believers, but to everyone else, i think Obama was finally exposed as NOT all that smart, NOT all that articulate, and that the myth of this superhuman brainiac was burst finally.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 5:15:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

i simply cannot wait to see Beckel on the Five today, the other four will be positively strepitous. and his obsession yesterday with SPECIFICs should be completely satiated. Romney had specifics, Obama had nuttin.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 5:17:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NicknamedBob

Next debate is on Foreign Policy, Obama’s strong suit, right? “I killed Osama” Obama has NO successes there. I hope Romney is equally prepped for that subject. I realize biz is Romney’s strong suit, but he better keep on the offensive and dismantle the notion Obama knows anything about FP.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 5:18:26 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden
“I can explain my performance at the debate last night. I wasn’t feeling well and I had a sore throat. The White Hut doctor took one look and said ‘that surely is strepitous.’ But the debate had to go on.”
19 posted on 10/04/2012 5:19:11 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: xsmommy

Speaking of hard core believers, when Bill Maher tweets that you DO need a teleprompter, you LOST.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 5:22:11 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NicknamedBob

I’m sure Obama will be better prepared and “on his game” next time, he took this for granted it seemed. All Mitt has to do is hold steady, prepare equally well and do what he did last night. Anyone who can needle the Obams, get under his skin even a LITTLE bit, will be rewarded with him revealing himself as small, petty and think skinned, and it is not a pretty sight.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 5:22:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

oh i know. when chrissy matthews is breaking down into tears and screaming ROMNEY IS WINNING, then you know you lost.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 5:23:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Romney should have hit on how Freddie and Fannie and “community organizers” led to so many bad loans. That’s probably my only complaint.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 5:24:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

yeah, there is always room for improvement, but who really thought that he would do as spectacularly as he did? maybe Ann? maybe.


24 posted on 10/04/2012 5:25:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

did the FPL really tear up? LMAO


25 posted on 10/04/2012 5:26:10 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

One of the more fun things on twitter is to read the pundits who were, if not full-on Mitt bashers, then Mitt skeptics and deriders during the primary season, now embracing and championing him in this success. I saw someone tweet: the good news is Romney won the debate, the bad news is that he’s still a moderate. yeah, he is, and that is perhaps what will sway the independents to him. a raving rightwinger, which the unappeasable purists of FR hunger for, would have no prayer of that.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 5:28:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

oh i have to find the video and post it, it was UNBELIEVABLY hilarious. he was SHRIEKING!


27 posted on 10/04/2012 5:29:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I am doing a Strepitous Happy Dance!


28 posted on 10/04/2012 5:30:02 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: tioga
here's a clip. not where i saw it but it'll do.
29 posted on 10/04/2012 5:30:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Last night, “O” rode in on the tepid bus
He was dull, made the right-wingers strepitous
No thoughts, no defense
Romney’s victory was immense
While Barack and the libs showed “decrepit us”


30 posted on 10/04/2012 5:37:14 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: xsmommy

Well, let’s face it, a lot of us have 2 fears:

1. That Romney will lose.

2. That Romney will win.

Very good debate. Looks like we might just get to live with fear #2.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 5:38:21 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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spoken like a true Eeyore ; ) It’s a grey gloomy day no matter how you look at it, LMAO!!


32 posted on 10/04/2012 5:39:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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I’m sure Lehrer is getting some criticism, but I thought this was one of the few times that the candidates debated, instead of the moderator trying to insert himself into the mix with clever or “gotcha” questions. Throw out a topic and let ‘em go at it.

I liked it.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 5:41:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Last night, the O-rator seemed to suffer from a case of strepitous throat...


34 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:26 AM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: SoothingDave

I liked the format. I liked the light hand on the moderating. I liked that the moderator did not make himself the story too.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 5:48:00 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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"spoken like a true Eeyore ; ) It’s a grey gloomy day no matter how you look at it, LMAO!! "

I don't know, Neo. Maybe trim your eyebrows?

36 posted on 10/04/2012 5:53:42 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The Administration styles itself as 'Leading from Behind'. I call that 'Following'. -- Mitt Romney)
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To: secret garden
DH was watching the Yankees last night, but he must have been flipping channels up there. He was cheering the debate, too. Yankees won and so did Romney. In a strepitous manner DH shouted he couldn't wait to see Ryan kick Biden's butt.

Cano powers Yankees to AL East title in 14-2 rout

37 posted on 10/04/2012 5:54:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

The debate format was awesome. They got to go back and forth and it highlighted their positions. Americans met the real Romney last night, and he’s getting a second date.


38 posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:31 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

and i’m pretty sure, since Lehrer appears to be the focus of the libs criticism, along with Obama, that the next debate will have the moderators much more involved and more obviously attempting to help O and screw Mitt. They won’t leave that to chance again, the mod will be given his marching orders.


39 posted on 10/04/2012 6:01:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Hey, option #2 is preferrable....


40 posted on 10/04/2012 6:01:37 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

Which will be obvious and backfire on the people who saw this first debate.


41 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

obviously! i am just teasing you, but you are an Eeyore to the core!


42 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

yes, i don’t think it will work. But they are faulting Lehrer for letting the debate “get away from him,” which can only mean letting the debate go against O.


43 posted on 10/04/2012 6:06:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i would pay $ to have witnessed MOO and O’s first words to each other after that. clearly she would have said what the HELL was that? for starters!


44 posted on 10/04/2012 6:07:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman
THIS on HuffPo about Libya. and just look at the comments almost 90% of the first slew of them are scathingly anti-O
45 posted on 10/04/2012 6:12:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

Ann Coulter was her strepitous self this morning when she quipped that when Mitt’s sons hit the stage to congratulate their dad on the debate, Michelle Obama looked like she wanted to go home with Mitt, rather than Barack — anniversary, or not.

Another line that I liked was shen Mitt said that he had 5 sons so he was used to people repeating the same thing over and over, hoping that eventually he’d believe it, but Obama’s portrayal of Mitt’s tax plan was not accurate no matter how often he miis-portrays it. Zing


46 posted on 10/04/2012 6:14:20 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: xsmommy
The Obamas.......
47 posted on 10/04/2012 6:17:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Some of the more hilarious lines from Twitter during the debate were Jonah saying shouldn’t Romney take out a bag labeled OBAMA’s LUNCH and start eating it. Dennis Miller said, i hope ASSKICKING is covered by Obamacare. And Laura saying that Obama was blinking out a hostage request for help to Valerie Jarrett. i was howling!


48 posted on 10/04/2012 6:22:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Someone noted that Sasha and Malia, sensing weakness, hit dad up for an increased allowance last night.


49 posted on 10/04/2012 6:23:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
I didn't watch the debate last night (sleep) so when I got up this morning, I was perpared to hear how Obama stepped onstage and Romney melted as an icicle by the fireplace. But once I started the pickup and poppedon 'RKO, the Talk guy (Feinburg) was strepitous with his coverage of it. He was giddy with excitement, whereas last week he was one of the "Stick-a-fork-in-Romney" crowd. OK, I thought. But perhaps, like with McLame, they're just trying to feed red meat to the supporters in hopes of igniting a frenzy. Inthe office, my associate (Obama voter) said it was a lackluster performance by both. I'll have to catch it on CSpan or something when I get home.

So, as I have no personal experience: What do the FReepers think of the debate?

50 posted on 10/04/2012 6:24:10 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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