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Word for the Day, FRiday December 14, 2012 - Nystagmus
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Posted on 12/14/2012 6:13:42 AM PST by tioga


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”.

nystagmus

Noun

    A rapid, involuntary, oscillatory motion of the eyeball.


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....

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


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Mrs. Claus had a discussion with Santa.......and the nystagmus of her eyes....not unlike Judge Judy's.......told him to LISTEN....after that he had a chat on the red phone with what he called the Cheap Imitator.........and his second. They talk a good game, but they buckled to real power and withdrew Susie's name from the Sec of State replacement list. MO tried to keep her on the short list for SOS, but for once a frightened and angry Barack put her in her place........which caused one little elf to risk the naughty list with a dance for MO's benefit....
1 posted on 12/14/2012 6:13:47 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
Rise and shine.............it's a new day!
2 posted on 12/14/2012 6:15:35 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

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3 posted on 12/14/2012 6:16:02 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
Rise and shine.............it's a new day!
4 posted on 12/14/2012 6:16:20 AM PST by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman
......yep, #1
5 posted on 12/14/2012 6:19:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I have errands to run......keep the eyes rolling. BB in a bit.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 6:21:41 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I exhibit nystagmus when shown a picture of Michelle Obama.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 6:22:49 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: tioga

"...that's what I said to some healthy girl the other day commenting on her monogrammed sweatshirt"

8 posted on 12/14/2012 6:31:45 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tioga; xsmommy; Texan5

Good morning! Today is a good day. My son and son in law have finished finals, husband is headed home from a project out of State and I finished my Christmas shopping (including stocking stuffers which we do BIG here)..... I can make cookies and dog biscuits and just relax!


9 posted on 12/14/2012 6:35:07 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: tioga

10 posted on 12/14/2012 6:42:07 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: tioga
Barney Frank is an annual patron of the NY Stag Musical, but the one time I attended my eyes rolled around in my head.
11 posted on 12/14/2012 6:42:24 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: tioga

12 posted on 12/14/2012 6:54:08 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

Is she watching a ceiling fan?


13 posted on 12/14/2012 6:59:00 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: tioga
Jim Croce's spontaneous nystagmus started a love affair with a Roller Derby Queen back in the day:
Gonna tell you a story that you won't believe
But I fell in love last Friday evenin'
With a girl I saw on a bar room TV screen

Well, I was just gettin' ready to get my hat
When she caught my eye and I put it back
And I ordered myself couple o' more shots and beers...


14 posted on 12/14/2012 7:07:21 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; tioga

Hear it here:

http://www.lyrics.com/roller-derby-queen-lyrics-jim-croce.html


15 posted on 12/14/2012 7:13:59 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

This is actually a very precise measure of a person’s intoxication. I used it more than once to make an arrest on a professional drunk who could mask his behavior when I stopped him, but he could not stop the nystagmus and he got the ride. Further evidence (breath/blood tests) always verified my interpretation. It also allowed me to release others that had been drinking but not legally intoxicated without wasting 2 hours so making arrest, impounding car, ruining their evening/life etc... just to have the breath test confirm they were under limit. Very reliable and you do not need consent as in a breath test. The only catch is allowing for the 1-2% or so of the population that has a natural nystagmus.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 7:16:35 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: tioga

17 posted on 12/14/2012 7:19:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: dblshot

Most of us do. A++


18 posted on 12/14/2012 8:08:49 AM PST by tioga
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To: dblshot

Most of us do. A++


19 posted on 12/14/2012 8:09:21 AM PST by tioga
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To: Doogle

Ha.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 8:10:35 AM PST by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I just picked up a microwave egg maker for my son who loves egg breakfast sandwiches. I love mine. 54 seconds in the microwave and breakfast is ready.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 8:13:39 AM PST by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Meant to say it was a stocking stuffer.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 8:14:55 AM PST by tioga
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To: Old Sarge

LOVE it!


23 posted on 12/14/2012 8:16:11 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That sounds gross! A++


24 posted on 12/14/2012 8:17:16 AM PST by tioga
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To: Old Sarge

Perfect! A+++


25 posted on 12/14/2012 8:17:59 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I love Jim Croce. A++


26 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:11 AM PST by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Great! Glad the students are free of fnals, and husband headed home. Happy baking!


27 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:12 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

This is the Latin for a bachelor party, right?


28 posted on 12/14/2012 8:25:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Built like a frigerator with a head”.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 8:27:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I don’t see the point of baking for an animal that will gladly eat poop out of the cats’ litterbox. ;-)


30 posted on 12/14/2012 8:29:59 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Resolute Conservative

Are you a cop? I am an EMT and the cops called us for a “drunk” last night. God bless them. Th scene was full of the usual drama.....the guy was bad enough w/o all the crazies flocking to the scene. Blood flowing from everywhere. His head was beaten with a bat most likely. Never saw an indentation like that on a face. Someone wanted him dead. They may get their way, he was crashing the last time I saw him.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 8:32:06 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Only you would come up with that. A++


32 posted on 12/14/2012 8:34:41 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
While it might cause some to experience nystagmus, I find it hilarious that Governor Nikki Haley vetted Colbert and found him wanting.
33 posted on 12/14/2012 8:42:04 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: tioga

In another life I was a state level LEO. 14 years.


34 posted on 12/14/2012 8:45:18 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: tioga

There was light mist when I went to the woods this morning, pretty and quiet, just chilly enough-as soon as I got to the trail over the next hill it started to rain, so I headed back home, walking through the deep woods to stay dry. My supposedly waterproof hiking/work boots are soaked, though, as is my jacket...

When I hear Obama’s minions talk
The nystagmus goes with every word-
I just can’t keep from RMEs
Over the dumbest crap I’ve heard

If it weren’t so bad for our image
I’d see the humor, given a chance-
But there isn’t a cause for laughter
When this is funny to Russia or France

We look like a bunch of buffoons-
Our leaders are just frat boys
And we have an unclothed emperor
Who likes to play with dangerous toys...


35 posted on 12/14/2012 8:48:58 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

My dog does that, too-not often, but she will do it. I scoop everything out of the litter many times a day to keep her from partaking of recycled cat food-I’m well trained...


36 posted on 12/14/2012 8:53:14 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

If planning to attend an authentic stag party anystagmus be willing to leave his lady, his scruples and his cell cam at home.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 8:54:03 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: tioga
In the great void you'll find us
We'll be doing a nystagmus
If you eat at the Corral
You're going to get ill.
Not the way we want to get famous.
38 posted on 12/14/2012 9:09:00 AM PST by doubled ( never in the field of human con tricks has so much been owed by so many to so little effect - Steyn)
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To: tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

This drizzly, gloomy and cool day is perfect for making chili, so I’m going to make some-I’ve got bread baked to go with it...


39 posted on 12/14/2012 9:28:34 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

Sounds cool! My daughter gave me this little “clip” that goes on a pan on the stove and allows you to rest your spoon on it - no drips, no wasted sauce or anything you are cooking because it drips back into the pan! She found it at World Market - one of my favorite things from my stocking last year


40 posted on 12/14/2012 9:35:41 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: Texan5

sounds great!


41 posted on 12/14/2012 9:36:24 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

Excellent point but..... they still have to eat something and we don’t have any cats. ;^)


42 posted on 12/14/2012 9:37:34 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

The roller derby queen song reminds me of another nonsense song about skating from my missspent youth-

“I rode my bicycle past your window last night
I roller skated to your door at daylight
It almost seems like you’re avoiding me
I’m okay alone, but you got something I need

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out you see
I been looking around awhile
You got something for me
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key”...


43 posted on 12/14/2012 9:38:19 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga
Nystagmus

     
   
     

That's what I thought they called the creature that washed up a few weeks ago?

44 posted on 12/14/2012 9:44:42 AM PST by mikrofon (Musty Snag)
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To: Texan5

We had some skates when I was little. Metal contraptions that fit onto the outside of whatever shoes you happened to be wearing.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 9:44:45 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

No World Market around here, but I need one of those things-I’m guessing I can find it on the net.

I made dog biscuits for Husky girl several times-the most recent was last week, from yet another healthy recipe-she would not have anything to do with them so I gave them to my neighbor who has a Mastiff and a Poodle-Poodle ate them, Mastiff took one sniff and turned away-apparently, the Poodle has a taste for healthy treats while my Husky and the Mastiff prefer nice, fat filled, processed store bought treats...


46 posted on 12/14/2012 9:49:07 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I have a bone shaped cookie cutter and dog cookie recipes but no time this year!


47 posted on 12/14/2012 9:49:18 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

So do I! (love Jim Croce)

When he died in a plane crash, they announced it over the loud speaker at my daughter’s Jr. High in Stafford, TX, and everyone had a big, group cry.


48 posted on 12/14/2012 9:50:59 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Just had a nice conversation with a lady waiting for coffee at Starbucks. I’m at the mall as xsbaby is getting her hair cut. I’m
Wearing a Christmas sweater and she asked where I got it. I said I’ve had it for years that I got it at Nordstrom probably 15 yrs ago. She said you can’t find them anywhere any more. I have several from all the years of being a room mom but it is true you don’t see them any more. We talked about the secularization of society etc. don’t know if she was conservative but she agreed with everything I said and we wished each other merry Christmas before leaving.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 9:55:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I’ve used those, but after much begging, my parents bought me some shoe skates, and I was at the rink every Saturday from the age of 12, learning to dance on them to my favorite rock tunes. That fad lasted a couple of years, but when my 1st husband and I went skating with our daughter, I fell on my ass so many times I lost count...


50 posted on 12/14/2012 9:55:47 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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