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Word for the Day, Monday, October 29, 2012-- sockdolager
10/29/12 | xs

Posted on 10/29/2012 5:54:05 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 10/29/12



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".

sockdolager; noun

1. something unusually large, heavy, etc. 2. a decisive reply, argument, etc. 3. a heavy, finishing blow: His right jab is a real sockdolager.

Etymology: 1830, "a decisive blow," fanciful formation from sock (v.) "hit hard;" also said to be a variant of doxology, on a notion of "finality." The meaning "something exceptional" is attested from 1838. Sockdologising was nearly the last word President Abraham Lincoln heard. During the performance of Tom Taylor's "Our American Cousin," assassin John Wilkes Booth (who knew the play well) waited for the line "Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, you sockdologising old man-trap," and as the audience laughed, Booth fired the fatal shot.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Sandy or no Sandy, this week Mitt has to deliver the sockdolager of his campaign. These endorsements from RIDICULOUSLY left papers bode well for him. Papers do not like to be wrong. Unless they are the NYTimes.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 10/29/2012 5:54:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Good morning. Glad you could make it. Hope you are staying dry.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 5:56:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Greetings from waterlogged VA. steady soaking rain all night but no wind yet. just hope the trees all stay upright!


3 posted on 10/29/2012 5:57:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

so far so good. i see the wind starting to pick up a bit, we have very tall old trees all around the back of us that are known to come down on a whim. They are in the neighbor’s yard behind us. Xshub had a massive amount of pruning down while we were in Italy and one of our own dead trees taken down, but i still worry about the ones behind us.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 5:59:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

41 and drizzling here. It would be a quite depressing day had the Steelers lost yesterday.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 6:00:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

especially since they were garbed so ridiculously! LOL!


6 posted on 10/29/2012 6:00:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Chan wore a bee costume last halloween, i believe she could have played for the steelers yesterday! seriously, if you are going to wear something like that, embrace it fully and put antennae on the helmets!


8 posted on 10/29/2012 6:02:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Those throwback uniforms need to be thrown back to where they came from. I couldn’t tell if it was a convention of giant bumblebees or a jailbreak.


9 posted on 10/29/2012 6:03:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: Diogenesis

A+++ and the mere thought of a naked obama makes me want to HURL! and yet teenaged girls dream of losing their virginity to him??? he’s a FAIRY plain as day!


10 posted on 10/29/2012 6:03:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Ohio on election night will be O'bamboozle's sockdolager.
11 posted on 10/29/2012 6:05:36 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

our Texas Cav, Jules, goes so completely against type. he’s enormous for a cav, and he insists on going out into the rain. he sits looking out the window at it, and then scratches to go out. our other cavs despised getting wet!


12 posted on 10/29/2012 6:06:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: thingumbob

A+++ oh that would be fantastic!


13 posted on 10/29/2012 6:07:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave
Separated at birth.
14 posted on 10/29/2012 6:08:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: Diogenesis
I like this one....it' reminds me that our long nightmare is almost over.......


15 posted on 10/29/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Looks like Victory.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

And horizontal stripes on 300+ lb men is not flattering. LOL


17 posted on 10/29/2012 6:15:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Did Barack really go to that college or
Has Trumped trumped him with a sockdolager?
Orly Taitz tried a suit
Kenyan born? Point is moot
And His Highness won’t even acknowledge ‘er


18 posted on 10/29/2012 6:18:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: xsmommy

My daughter in VA threw a sockdolager at me yesterday when she called to tell me all of the storm precautions she had taken for her family (lots of cooking and shopping.) I asked if they had voted yet. “Voted? I can’t do that unteil the 6th.” I told her that everyone else in the storm beseiged parts of the country was voting early because of potential lengthy power outages.

Honest to God. Sometimes I fell like I have failed as a mother. I’m not even sure that her husband is registered. It has become a sore point between us. He’s a wonderful husband and father, but he doesn’t believe in voting.


19 posted on 10/29/2012 6:21:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Well he is from Texas, so he has storms in his genes.....;^)


20 posted on 10/29/2012 6:24:03 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
It is my fond hope that the Benghazi Massacre will be the sockdolager that KO's the Obama Regime!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 10/29/2012 6:26:55 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xsmommy
Sockdo Lager, the beer to have when you are only having one.


22 posted on 10/29/2012 6:27:30 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; xsmommy; TruthShallSetYouFree
I have to agree with Truthy - my husband thought the uniforms looked like old fashioned jail birds - I thought bees..... and had joked they had to be so embarrassed to look like that their game would be off. So I have to hand it to them to be able to play and win while dressed like something off of a Benny Hill set.

I actually wish they had a video of management handing out those unis to the guys and their reactions. You have to imagine that more than a few said "h@LL NO"...lol

23 posted on 10/29/2012 6:28:06 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: xsmommy
After that guy does his math ......he gives us my favorite part of the article to tell you how far gone Ohio already is for Obozo

So basically in the other 86 counties Romney has to get about 326 more votes in EACH than he did last time.

Trust me it is GOING TO happen EASILY.

I read another article here over the weekend that showed that Obozo's best case scenerio based on current voter trends in 2012 and past election history from 2008. It was purely math calculations.

It showed Obozo has already lost the state by 14,000 votes come Election day

Remember this is Obozo's best case scenerio and there are approximately 700,000 absentee votes that were cast before early voting began and were added to the state by county totals in Ohio.....this best case scenerio for Obozo ASSUMES that ever absentee ballot cast for Obozo is actually a vote for Obozo and that just isn't going to be the case.

AND it doesn't take into account that lots of republicans just didn't vote last time either and because of the enthusiasm for the Republicans in this cycle that won't be repeating itself for our side this time!

The only thing I'm waiting for now, after I vote, is for FOX to Call the state early and first so they foil the MSM's plan to delay the call to keep the dimrats, in the west, in line voting.

24 posted on 10/29/2012 6:29:02 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SoothingDave

When the Steelers game first started my husband called me in to see the uniforms - they were just showing the jerseys and he mentioned the pants were a funny tan color - I joked, “It could be worse, they could have striped socks”..... oh.


25 posted on 10/29/2012 6:32:28 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: thingumbob

I do hope you are correct....I want to believe but know how corrupt this administration is and how people (especially liberals) believe the ends justify the means so I fear widespread fraud.


26 posted on 10/29/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; SoothingDave; xsmommy

that’s HIDEOUS! They look like jailbirds. truly ugly costumes....can’t even call them uniforms.


27 posted on 10/29/2012 6:46:31 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: xsmommy
This sockdolager of either incompetence or pure evil should be shouted from sea to sea. It's not a learn as you go kind of job. That's what happens when you load Clinton cronies into the really important positions. Total SNAFU.
28 posted on 10/29/2012 6:48:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: thingumbob; xsmommy

I can beat that....I woke up dreaming that NYC essentially couldn’t vote due to FrankenStorm and upstate NY carried the state for Romney. Yeah, but what a dream!


29 posted on 10/29/2012 6:49:51 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

In reality, the uniforms were more mesmerizing to the opposing team. They had to look at them. We only had to wear them.


30 posted on 10/29/2012 6:50:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
I dreamed I went to Coney Island.

(You may have to sit through a short commercial first.)

31 posted on 10/29/2012 7:04:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: SoothingDave

Well that evil plan worked.


32 posted on 10/29/2012 7:05:13 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A++++ he loves to joke about being Kenyan


33 posted on 10/29/2012 7:15:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Alas! Alack! Alarm!

After I dropped the full beer mug on my toe, I had to wear a heavy, wet socko’lager all evening.


34 posted on 10/29/2012 7:23:03 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: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

The Bengals wear hideous uniforms every week. ;-)


35 posted on 10/29/2012 7:25:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Seriously? You’re upset she hasn’t voted ? My family is voting on Election Day. Republicans aren’t big fans of early voting and unless you are a poll worker or will be out of town that day I see no reason to vote early. I don’t know anyone of my friends who is rushing to vote bc of the storm, they will offer paper ballots if the electronic is unavailable. I think you’re being silly for ragging on her for this. It has never occurred to me to vote early and there aren’t many more politically aware than our family.


36 posted on 10/29/2012 7:55:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

That’s def how I account for his size! Everything’s bigger in TX!


37 posted on 10/29/2012 7:56:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ConorMacNessa

A++++ me too!!


38 posted on 10/29/2012 7:56:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Bring those to class on 11/7 and we will celebrate! A +++


39 posted on 10/29/2012 7:57:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: thingumbob

Can’t wait!


40 posted on 10/29/2012 7:59:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Xsboy just texted that SU has cancelled classes for this aft and tomorrow bc of the storm.


41 posted on 10/29/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I’ve read both that he went to bed to rest up for Vegas and that he was awake and watching. Regardless, he’s culpable for those deaths! A+++


42 posted on 10/29/2012 8:05:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That’s great!!


43 posted on 10/29/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

As more and more of the story of Obama’s ineptitude and ignoring events in Libya come out, it may well prove to be the sockdolager from which he cannot recover.


44 posted on 10/29/2012 8:15:53 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

I voted nearly a month ago and am beating myself up agonizing over what they may be doing with my ballot in the mean time. Worry, worry.

But all of the news programs have been showing the candidates encouraging folks to vote early. You know, Michelle O came to Wisconsin just to tell her folks to vote early because “Your toilets may be overflowing on election day.” Truly! I thought that was insulting to the people of Wisconsin, but it is what it is.

But, on Sat., both sides were telling people to vote early, and all of the Fox News readers were saying the same, warning of potentially lengthy power outages. Florida was reporting long lines at the polls and churches in Florida were delivering parishioners to the polls by the bus load.

I didn’t “rag” on her because I was on my way to church and suddenly had a dead battery in my car. But I thought angry thoughts. She acted like she had never heard of voting early. I’m still mad about 2000 when I had 3 “in laws” who didn’t vote because they weren’t registered. Sometimes I wonder about the choices my kids made when they married! Arrrrrggggghhh!


45 posted on 10/29/2012 8:24:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Honestly, I really wasnt aware that VA had early voting until recently. I’ve lived here since 1978 and have never missed a nationwide or statewide election. It’s not part of the culture here to vote early, so I take umbrage on your daughters behalf in this regard. I don’t KNOW anyone who’s voted early in VA! The dems want early voting bc that facilitates fraud IMO. I am at the polls when they open on Election Day, and will be there next tues no matter what the weather or power situation.


46 posted on 10/29/2012 8:37:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: thingumbob

He misses one thing, Cuyahoga as opposed to the rest of the state, is only down 20,000 in early votes so far. They’ll actually exceed 2008. The good news is some of that will be Republicans.

It’s the college kids that will stay home, or split there vote, that will doom Obama but he’ll come out of Cuyahoga with a John Kerry 2004 like margin.

IF you really want to know the Ohio results early, look at the Lake County, OH elections website right after all the early absentees post at 7:35 EST.


47 posted on 10/29/2012 8:40:28 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

“Benghazi” should be the Sockdolager of the Last Week of Campaigning.


48 posted on 10/29/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: theDentist

A+++ needs wider coverage!


49 posted on 10/29/2012 8:42:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Yes indeed! A+++


50 posted on 10/29/2012 8:43:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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