Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, Roctober 18, 2012 - fulgurant
Posted on 10/18/2012 4:37:47 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".
fulgurant \FUHL-gyer-uhnt\, adjective
Flashing like lightning.
Now, as died the fulgurant rage that had supported her, and her normal strength being exhausted, a sudden weakness intervened, and she couldn't but allow Mike to lead her to a seat.
-- George Moore, Mike Fletcher: A Novel
He failed: the storm ran closer, fulgurant brilliance striding the sorry landscape like the stilted legs of some vast insect, the wind strengthening, carrying the odor of corruption, the thunder growling as if in anticipation.
-- Angus Wells, Wild Magic
Fulgurant is derived from the Latin word fulgurāre which meant "to flash like lightning."
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
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
His fulminating flatulence turned into a fulgurant fireball when he lit a match.
We’ve grown tired of Obama’s fulgurant
brilliance and found it to be false and short lived.
All that work only to come in second place. (I’m working on obama’s concession speech)
I’ve got a question for you. My daughter lives in NY, and she tells me that you folks have to sign the voter book when you vote. Furthermore, all your past signatures are on display right next to (or underneath) your current signature for comparison purposes.
Is this true? How do they manage that? (having all the previous signatures at hand) I’d be interested to know how that is accomplished. If the leftist judges, Voces de Frontera, and League of Women Voters don’t let us have our photo voter ID law back, signature comparisons would be the next best thing.
Fulgurant — what 0bama did when he found out someone had switched his coffee to decaf on the day of the first Presidential debate.
I sure hope I can find some bunker in the river this afternoon, those bait fish often splash or swim fulgurantly by to let me know where they are so I can snag them.
A fulgurant is something that changes your tempture like my old Kelvinator was cold but needs to have more fulgurant or needs to be re-fulguranted. Or
It could be something that warms your gizzard on a cold day like coffee and when you get really mean till you’ve had your first six cups and go ona Fulgurant and don’t want to be bothered or someone isn’t going to be good til their last drop.
Woman...Where IS my coffee???
We sign a book in PA, but they don’t have previous signatures in it. I imagine if one wanted to, it would be possible to get the signatures from the driver’s license records for comparison.
Of course, then everyone would need to have a driver’s license or state photo ID, which is the “problem” today.
I knew you'd understand.
Mr. Biden, I closely followed your rant
Complete, utter bull$h!t, but fulgurant
And Barack acted lowly
With help from Ms. Crowley
Who whispered, “I don’t think we sold your plant”
My daughter says that when she votes in NY that all of her previous signatures are there to compare. The logistics of this method defy my imagination, but it sounds like a good idea.
We have only just started “signing the book” in WI (reform initiated by the Walker adminstration) but there are no comparisons.
I have only seen one signature when I sign in. We do sign and someone does compare our signatures. Where I live and vote all the men/women at the table already know me, so I doubt they look to closely.
Decaf? We shared a flatlanders caf that somehow wandered into our woods last winter. Our town histerian called it the commonveal.
Mary says that ALL of her signatures are there. I’m going to have to ask her to explain. She also says that you have an interesting “point” system for registering. Different tyyypes of ID have different point values, and you have to have a total of 10 (?) points, or your registration is rejected.
I don’t know whether to be mad, or glad, about my grandson who did NOT REGISTER to vote! He worked a night job all summer so was not available to register during the day. He’s back at school and says that nobody he knows is very interested in this election (one of the SUNY campi). If they are not interested, then I don’t want them voting. But, it’s like a dagger in my heart that my oldest grandchild is not registered.
I emailed him an application last Thursday, but he was off with his friends on “Fall Break” visiting in Ohio. Who ever heard of “Fall Break”? Of course he did not take his computer with him on break.
Registration deadline for the presidential election this year was October 17th. He won’t be voting this year.
not live ...life. Good grief. I am being careless this morning.
I will have to check to see how many signatures are there. Book would be awfully big to hold all mine, I have voted in every election since I turned 18.
Down here in the South, Y'all get a Fall break when your College/University doesn't start until after Labor Day.....
Y'all also get a Winter break if your School is finished before Memorial Day.
Which SUNY campus? Suny Binghamton is just down the road form me. NY is big on fall breaks up here. All our schools seem to take them. Usually, just a long weekend.
Aw, how sweet of you!
form ...from OMG, that benedryl I took sure doesn’t help me any. I feel groggy and am mistyping a lot. LOL better gulp that caffeine fix.
I know. I sent him the form on the 11th. I thought the deadline was the 12th, but he’d already left for Cleveland (which isn’t that far, but it sounds far away).
He probably couldn’t have gathered all his ID anyway. He’s a typical unfocused college sophomore. His mom had a hard time registering when the moved to NY because my son in law went ahead of time and purchased the house, opened the bank accounts, set up all the utilities, etc. She had NOTHING in her name and had to scramble to come up with sufficient documentation. I think a library card put her over the top.
LOL....that must NOT have been fun. I am glad she finally got registered. Where did they settle? Near Fredonia? My niece and her husband graduated from there.
Shouldn’t you be fixin’ somebody a sammich?
Crazy train Biden, just like Howard Dean, only Howard is much smarter. A+ for you.
A for you!
Neon dentures are creepy. Ace of Spades calls him Joey Chompers. A+ for you.
Benadryl lingers with me too. I only take it when I am desperate.
Ace of Spades?
So have you stocked up on pudding for election night :)
My sinuses feel like I have an infection brewing. Beneydryl seems to be keeping it at bay. I suspect I need the rest. Went back to bed yesterday and slept for three hours. Went to bed early last night and my husband had to wake me this morning, or I wouldn’t have been up at all. Fall allergies hit me and I am only taking it once or twice a day. Lasts for 4 hours, but man, I am tired.
You get the impression that a vulgar rant is always fulgurant from al Buraq*...
Any news nowdays is published in the UK. It’s amazing that the RockStar Wannabe Won is just a dazzling fulgarant show that now needs to be closed down, and extinguished.
Great word! :-)
Wasn’t “Fredonia” a made up land in Dilbert?
Are you trying to confuse me or make me happy? Several friends of mine early voted yesterday and said the lines were loooooong.