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Word for the Day, Tuesday December 18, 2012

Posted on 12/18/2012 5:12:57 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, December 18, 2012



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".

invigilate [in-vij-uh-leyt]

-vi

1. To keep watch
2. British to keep watch over students at an examination

[1545–55; < Latin invigilātus (past participle of invigilāre to keep watch, stay up late), equivalent to in- in-2 + vigilā- (stem of vigilāre to watch; see vigil) + -tus past participle suffix]


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1 posted on 12/18/2012 5:13:00 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j83xviHVmGg

This song suffered a severe bridgectomy for its single version back in the day when radio executives figured people couldn’t bear any song longer than three and a half minutes.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 5:14:27 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I wish there had been more people to invigilate the elections.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 5:21:19 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

That’s a nice sentiment, but the verb is intransitive — it does not take an object.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 5:23:56 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

good song.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 5:24:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes. Back from the days when you could both rock and have some vocal harmonies going.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 5:27:04 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

the drivetime DJs were discussing how many pairs of underwear they own. women appear to own far more than men. the consensus was that women own around 20+ pairs or so and men fewer. i have to say i have at least 20-25. more is better so that you are not over a barrel to do laundry every single weekend in order to have fresh ‘gutchies’ for the week.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 5:28:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
i have rediscovered some old music lately. Classic vinyl on XM has stuff more jr high to HS. i'd always pretty much listened to later stuff like 80s. Heard this yesterday. could you even say "everywhere is freaks and hairies, dykes and fairies" anymore?
8 posted on 12/18/2012 5:34:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That’s not the important line in that song. It’s:

“Tax the rich, feed the poor.
Till there are no rich no more”

That sums up liberal domestic policy. Note that they don’t want to tax until poverty is eliminated, which might have a rational basis. No, they want to tax because they hate the rich.

Very telling.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 5:37:12 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh i know, it goes to show there’s nothing new under the sun, it’s always been the goal.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 5:39:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Famous last words: Hold my beer and invigilate.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 5:42:15 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SoothingDave

Too Bad. It would have been a good thing if it DID! LOL.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 5:43:37 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave
How about: Invigilate OVER the elections? Does that work?
13 posted on 12/18/2012 5:46:25 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site; SoothingDave

perhaps if Soother had used his word in a sentence, it would be easier for students to observe it’s proper usage...


14 posted on 12/18/2012 5:48:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Did a bit of a draft of our christmas letter and forwarded to xshub. it was damned depressing, i feel bad sending it out! he said he wasn’t able to improve upon it much either!


15 posted on 12/18/2012 5:52:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Despite the fact that we’ve passed the tipping point on the whole western civilization thing, it’s been a pretty darn good year for me. So I guess if I was doing one of those letters, and I’m not, it would be nauseating to read.

:)


16 posted on 12/18/2012 5:57:26 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

yes, indeed. it would. ; ) so don’t.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 6:04:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Sure.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 6:15:05 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; tioga; secret garden; Texan5; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
this is nuts. Whyisa, i have an idea of a home business for you. Start up cooking for dogs and market it online like this. You don't want a storefront place because there are expenses attached to it, but a home business catering to pets is a $ maker in my opinion. i must have set foot in this store and bought something at some point bc i am on the email list now. It was not a holiday meal for jules and chan, i assure you.
19 posted on 12/18/2012 6:16:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

and your ‘grandpup’ can be your taste-tester!


20 posted on 12/18/2012 6:19:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

and your ‘grandpup’ can be your taste-tester!


21 posted on 12/18/2012 6:20:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

and your ‘grandpup’ can be your taste-tester!


22 posted on 12/18/2012 6:20:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

how did i do that 3x?


23 posted on 12/18/2012 6:23:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Intransitive? Oh, really?

One afternoon at the Mystic Knights of the Sea lodge hall, the always-overweight Andy Brown walks in, carrying a large sack:

Kingfish Stevens: Wall, g'daftanoon Brutha Andy. Whatchoo got in dat sack dere?

Andy: 'Lo, Brutha Kingfish. Dese hyar is weights, fo' liftin'.

Kingfish: Whatchoo wanna be liftin' weights fo', Andy?

Andy: I jus' been to the doc fo' a physical kazamination. Doc sez I is run down an' need a lotta exasize.

Kingfish: Yabbut what's dem weights gotta do wit' dat?

Andy: Doc sez if I lift dese a buncha times, it'll tone me up. It'll invigilate me. I'll jes' set 'em right over hyar.

Kingfish: You mean you is gonna invigilate yo'self HYAR? In da lodge?

Andy: Dasright, Kingfish, righchyar.

Kingfish: No, you ain't either, Brutha Andy. Dat's right 'gainst da lodge rules. Artickle 3, paragraph 2, you need ta be readin' our bylaws agin'.

Andy: Whatchoo mean bylaws, Kingfish?

Kingfish: I mean da sacred rules of da' Mystic Knights o' da Sea is what I mean, Andy. Yo get dose weights outta hyar, y'unnerstand?

Andy: Kingfish, is you givin' me anudda ultomato?

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Now, all I have to do is sit here and wait for the PC police (lights pipe...).

24 posted on 12/18/2012 6:25:36 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: xsmommy
Did a bit of a draft of our christmas letter and forwarded to xshub. it was damned depressing, i feel bad sending it out! he said he wasn’t able to improve upon it much either!

Those are the years that I give my friends nd relatives a break and just send a card. This may be one of those years. It's always so gratifying when those friends and relatives clamor for a letter the following year!

I have a couple of rules about Christmas letters. Nothing depressing. No bragging. One page only and no font under 11 pt. and never a dark (red, or green, or purple) background color.

One year we tried a "spoof" letter because we were so tired of all the bragging missives we get. My husband wrote it, and we filled it with all kinds of ridiculous non-happenings, including a ficticious trip to Antartica. We bragged about non-accomplishments of our kids. We explained how my husband had launched a new business based on his clever development of a process of carving Chippendale legs with a chain saw for use in reproduction furniture, and on, and on. We even mentioned that this was all a joke at the end of the letter, but (much to our chagrin) many of our friends believed this blarney. I spent the next 3 years denying that letter!

Only ONE friend caught on to the joke. When I chided an old friend on the Chippendale legs, she said, "XXXX has always been so clever. We knew that if anyone could do it, he'd be the one."

And the folks we aimed it at didn't get it at all. We continue to get 2 page, single spaced letters on dark green paper bragging about dinners with the Queen of Sweden and mountain climbs in Nepal.

25 posted on 12/18/2012 6:41:15 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You talking about maiming male strippers?


26 posted on 12/18/2012 6:45:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
this is nuts.

Not so nuts. My husband is recuperating from his recent surgery and busy cooking for the dog this AM who still can't seem to hold down his dog food for no explained reason. He's had Lyme disease, but seems to be OK from that now. He's still suffering from a sensitive stomach, however, and we're going on the 2nd month of cooking for him twice a day. This is getting old, but we love the dog.

27 posted on 12/18/2012 6:48:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
To avoid any further socialistic destruction of our Constitution and the concomitant obliteration of our rights, we must invigilate. "I, the jury," is evolving into "I, vigilante."
28 posted on 12/18/2012 6:48:35 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: SoothingDave
You talking about maiming male strippers?

I'm talking about "antique" furniture, you card!

29 posted on 12/18/2012 6:51:20 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
You talking about maiming male strippers?

I'm talking about "antique" furniture, you card!

30 posted on 12/18/2012 6:51:20 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

a spoof letter is truly the only gratifying way to counter the BS-filled ones that one receives. i would have LOVED your’s!
my husband’s BIL sends a multipage one in teeny tiny font. he has one child and he has the nerve to email me last week to ask for what’s happening with our family to include in his. i said, you will hear about our news when you receive our letter, i am not writing your’s for you!
BS or not, i prefer letters, as i don’t see a point to just a card with a signature in it. if it’s a photo card, ok, you can get away with just a card.


31 posted on 12/18/2012 6:52:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oh i’m not talking about chicken and rice for an upset stomach, did you click on that link? pumpkin cheesecake? i love my dogs dearly, but a $15 gourmet meal looking like human food is ridic.
xsbaby and hub each texted me this AM that Jules enjoyed a few chocolate candies bc someone forgot to shut the study door. Now i don’t know if it was the russell stover marshmallow snowmen i got for the kids stockings or the Perugina chocolates from Italy, but in any event, i instructed them to go and make sure that the candy was PUT UP HIGH. xshub had hershey kisses and m&ms on coffee and end tables for our party, and i said are you inviting the dogs to chow down on those bc you might as well have put a neon sign above them saying COME EAT THESE CHAN AND JULES.
yes i know chocolate is bad for dogs, but all of mine have eaten a piece now and again with no ill effects. Lucius ate a bunch of coconut hershey kisses one easter, he pooped blue foil out for days.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 6:59:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Hep me! Hep me! I bin invigilated!


33 posted on 12/18/2012 7:01:22 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: xsmommy

Good response to your hubby’s BIL! The letters that really get me are the ones that recount the year’s events month by month including every visit the writer made to somebody’s great aunt and every ailment they had treated.

The sad thing this year is one I received from an old HS friend from California (retired pilot) who was always able to take his family on exotic trips. Last year’s letter included some horrid pictures of his once-beautiful wife, also a HS classmate of ours. I said, “Lyn never approved this letter. She would never approve these pictures.”

This year’s letter from that couple was just 6 small pictures — mostly of local landmarks with no discernable people included. The notation just said something like, “Due to Lyn’s memory problems, we have kept our travels close to home and to places that she remembers well.”

Having lived away from California for at least 40 years, my old friend’s choices of “exotic” travel seemed wonderfully exotic to me — San Juan Capsitrano, etc. The letter spoke volumes without being maudlin.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 7:11:56 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

xshubby’s BIL’s letters are excruciatingly detailed like that. no one wants to hear your every thought/action described, believe me! The letter from your HS friend does sound very touching.


35 posted on 12/18/2012 7:16:28 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My previous Golden was such an easy going dog (and so resistent to being locked in the kennel) that the kennel owner would allow her to have the run of the office whenever we had to leave her when we went out of town. She often would sleep under the owner’s desk — totally unrestrained.

Unfortunately, one Christmas, she ate an entire bag of Hershy’s Kisses, foil and all, that the owner was storing under there. No harm done.


36 posted on 12/18/2012 7:18:20 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy

I think that whole thing about chocolate not being good for cats and dogs is just something we tell ourselves so we don’t have to share.

When I was a kid our old tomcat loved fudge. Didn’t seem to bother him.


37 posted on 12/18/2012 7:20:48 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
The letter from your HS friend does sound very touching.

Yes, indeed. He takes very good care of her. There were 13 couples who married other members of our HS class. I think that we are the last 2 couples left, and now her mind is going. The other 3 of us are just going to have to do all the remembering for her. It's very sad.

38 posted on 12/18/2012 7:24:26 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave; afraidfortherepublic

i see on dog-shaming.com that people are continually taking their dogs who eat chocolate to the vet or animal hospital for stomach pumping! My understanding is that the higher the cacao content the worse it is, and hersheys kisses are probably not as chocolatey as some things.


39 posted on 12/18/2012 7:25:48 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Our beagle once ate a Symphony Bar, one of the large ones, all milk chocolate. While I wouldn’t recommend it, he was fine.


40 posted on 12/18/2012 7:33:05 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

i know several married couples who have been together since HS. that is just inconceivable to me. i was such a different person by the time i graduated college, moved from Pittsburgh and was working and independent. i know not everyone agrees, but i am a firm believer in being independent and fully developed as a person before marriage.

i’m also pretty adamant in telling my girls that quitting your job after marriage is not a great idea. as i like to say— husbands die, lose their jobs, or cheat/leave you. It is a matter of self preservation, IMO, to maintain a toehold in the workforce. i fully support those who stay home to take care of their kids, but as soon as they are in school, i think it’s good to get back to doing SOMETHING in the workforce, so you don’t have a 20 year unemployment gap on your resume.


41 posted on 12/18/2012 7:33:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Jules enjoyed a pistachio, shell and all, last night that xshub dropped. nuts are prob not good either.


42 posted on 12/18/2012 7:35:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oh, my husband and I didn’t date in HS. We didn’t start dating until college — and we went to college 2500 miles apart!


43 posted on 12/18/2012 7:38:27 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I was referring to your HS classmates that you referenced. xsteen’s boyfriend’s parents have been together since they were 15 yo, as is the case with a good friend of mine here. it just boggles my mind.


44 posted on 12/18/2012 7:40:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ve never heard of a nut problem. My dog loves peanut butter. Sarah got him eating carrots by putting it on them.

This weekend she was decorating cookies and gave him a dog biscuit with icing on it. Boy did he look disappointed the next time we gave him a “plain” one.


45 posted on 12/18/2012 7:44:06 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh you are right, they have peanut butter dog biscuits for sure. very cute to put icing on a dog biscuit, what a nice treat for him!


46 posted on 12/18/2012 8:12:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Missy’s all time fav is french fries. If we bring even one home for her she can sniff it out and knows exactly where it is. I have never given her sweets. We think that Peanut got a Hershey kiss once and she got an autoimmune reaction which cost us $600 to cure. Most likely, it was the tin foil that did that to her, not the chocolate.


47 posted on 12/18/2012 8:27:26 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave; Fierce Allegiance; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Hi, all:

Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ was grossly invigilated.
Due to topics that some thought needed to be investigated.
That today are Politically Correct and widely celebrated.

Much like the film ‘The Graduate’ and its May/December fling.
That surprised unaware audiences while making cash registers sing.
And created a search in Hollywood for “The Next New Thing!”.

Jack.


48 posted on 12/18/2012 8:42:25 AM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: xsmommy
You are right - that is nuts! since all of that is REAL food why not just feed your dog from your own table? Sheesh..... and as far as my granddog, well, he wouldn't be a good taste tester because that thing will eat anything! Poor guy - he was on the streets eating dirt apparently, so he will even eat lettuce if you give it to him, or he snags it from you.

My daughter has a GREAT photo of a pizza they had just set on the counter and turned away for one second and the dog jumped up and took a huge bite! The photo is hilarious because you can tell it is his bit marks!

49 posted on 12/18/2012 8:48:28 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

That is a good song-

The world is now a crazy place-
With leaders in delusional roles
And as many of us invigilate
And try to keep sensible goals

It is hard to be an optimist
When the Roman mob is screaming-
If you think they’ll pass you by,
Then you definately are dreaming

They want to loot and pillage-
And I doubt they will be quiet
If they get the emperor’s wave
To go ahead and start a riot

Dark sentiments, I know-but there is too much going down to be otherwise...


50 posted on 12/18/2012 9:02:06 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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