Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, December 27, 2012 – stridulous
Posted on 12/27/2012 4:47:16 AM PST 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".
stridulous \STRIJ-uh-luhs\, adjective
1. Also, strid·u·lant. Making or having a harsh or grating sound.
2. Pathology. Pertaining to or characterized by stridor.
He was about to leave when a stridulous voice cut through the din.
-- Stephen Marlowe, The Death and Life of Miguel De Cervantes
But at this moment the long-drawn, slightly stridulous utterances of Mrs. Brimmer rose through the other greetings like a lazy east wind.
-- The Writings of Bret Harte, The Crusade of the Excelsior
Stridulous came from the Latin word stridulus meaning "giving a shrill sound, creaking" from stridere meaning "to utter an inarticulate sound, grate, creak."
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
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!
I turn off my TV whenever I hear Obama’s stridulous voice making ridiculous claims in a strident and insulting manner.
Hillary, shrillary, stridulous
Concussion? I’m really incredulous
It isn’t her tibia
That can’t recall Libya
But her brain, all conniving, unscrupulous
Good mmorning. I’m enterin the classrrom in a quietous, not a stridulous, mode.
“I can’t remember
My brains in a blender
You too can be stridulous!
Let us walk you through it.
People have remarked upon the silver tongued oratory of the Lyin’ King.
But his stridulous tones give me a gastric Disturbance.
He triggers fake Tourette’s in the rest of us. A for you.
Obama’s stridulous immigration policy has hit home. Early Christmas morning, police approached two suspicious men. A female officer was approaching them and told them to raise their hands. Seconds later the Cuban national opened fire with a point blank shot to her face. Fortunately, it only hit her ear. She and her backup opened fire and he is dead. The man arrived in this country at the age of 4 years. Obama would have put him on the short list to citizenship. The man was 20 years old when he died. For 16 years this man lived here and embraced a criminal career. ICE recently released him when Cuba refused to take him back. How many more losers have entered our country that our president wants to embrace?
That’s awful. I’m glad she’s okay. A for you, F- for the incompetents running the show.
When you're living the good life and can buy those new kicks for your feet, you know the ones, size 13 with air pumps, lightening bolts on the sides, little lights that come on with every step, a hidden pocket, special ankle collars for upright walking, 18 feet of shoe string each shoe and all of it so dazzling white mortal hands should not touch them, that's stridulous, striding while fabulous!
She needs reconstructive surgery on her ear, and she is getting death threats. This is insane in Binghamton, New York. Last fall, a man was found down in Binghamton area with a gunshot. Early December he succumbed to complications from a shot to his leg. Police still have no idea what happened. xsmommy knows Binghamton well....they will probably steer clear of it now.
Society is unraveling, it’s unreal there’s that sort of thing going on up there. Yesterday on the five, Juan was being dense as usual, to the point that there’s far less gun violence in areas with lots of people carrying. Ny state has pretty restrictive gun laws.
NYCity has more restrictive laws than we do. Not a problem up here...liberals have guns and lots of them here.
When it comes time to pay for those expensive and extravagant walking shoes, most who make to New Years resolutions to exercise more protest Strideculously.
Yes. This is the nuclear winter of our civilzation.
We needed a RR and we got a Mitt the Kitten. Mitt’s son now says he didn’t want the presidency after all? RME Sadly, Americans have lived on credit so long they have no idea the fallout that is coming. We are going to hurt when it all falls apart. Obama has no substance to him to even see the writing on the wall. My time to own a gun is coming.
MR got even more of the white vote than RR did.
The problem is that it was decided in 1965 to start changing the ethnic mix of this nation to one that tolerated corruption and socialism by importing millions of people from corrupt socialist nations.
Worked like a charm.
And I say this with all due respect to conservative minorities.
see......I often use my flip flops on the elliptical. No walking in the snowy frozen tundra either.
see......I often use my flip flops on the elliptical. No walking in the snowy frozen tundra either.
I am still pissed off that Mitt’s son would say such a thing....go ahead...on top of the loss insult your supporters like that.
Those are ILLEGAL votes, not American citizens voting. We need to stop that.
yep, I need some more therapy to heal....not happening yet.
A for you, fabulous one!
A for you!
Pain, gain, one letter makes such a difference. A for you.
You could join the LIB* caucus.
*Let It Burn.
It really is a great question: What is a conservative to do when there is nothing left to conserve?
I think I’m going to be sick. The best comment on that thread was along the lines of people wonder why we don’t respect him. There you have it. Even the kiss-up media don’t have any respect for him. A+ for you.
It is 56, gray and gloomy-
I’m so tired of emperor Obama
That I mute the volume down-
So as not to torture my ears
Hearing that stridulous sound
He loves to hear himself talk
More than any other person could-
An endless flood of useless words
That don’t do anyone any good
In high office, an ego like his
Is a tidbit bound to tempt fate-
As if he is possessed by Nixon
As he designs his own watergate...
I swear, he reminds me more of Nixon every time he opens his mouth-the ego, the paranoia, the mob mentality and connections, etc, etc...
You don’t have shall issue concealed carry.
Well, I don’t believe that the economy can’t survive without the extra trillion a year Obama has been spending. So we can conserve the federal budget back to the pre-TARP levels.
I was not aware you did not have a gun, but living where everyone has them, I guess I forget it is not the same where everyone else is...
Today was one of those days that just surprises me. We had about a foot of snow unload on us since Wednesday afternoon till this morning. DH got up to go out to snow blow it all away and our neighbor has a new snow blower and was out there doing our driveway. A couple of years ago he had had surgery and we have done his ever since. Even when they are out of town...they would come back to their driveway, sidewalk and porch all done. DH waited till he was done, then got out his own to go get our elderly neighbors cleaned out....our other neighbor across the street got a new snow blower as well and got some of his regular stops. He did spend about three hours helping out with the neighborhood driveways. Our second neighbor even got the end of the driveway with all the plowed sludge for his neighbor that he doesn’t even speak to. They have feuded forever. With good reason. I was amazed at that. I have great neighbors. Our neighbor up the street got all the driveways there except for one, DH went up to do that one, too. I asked DH to go in the other direction to get my elderly friend’s double driveway, but her next door neighbor already did that one, too. The little old ladies like to bring him baked goods after a heavy snowfall like this one. They are so sweet.
He’s not half as intelligent though. And Nixon was a hard worker unlike this guy who prefers to play golf every chance he gets and doesn’t even read. A+ for you.
At the risk of sounding mean, if I were in charge, I’d just summarily close down Carter’s darlings-the EPA, department of Education, and all the hang-on programs they have spawned, cut the DHS to the bone, starting with Obamacare and all the tentacles it grew, and I’d turn a totally deaf ear to anyone who started howling about the children and poor illegal immigrants, snail darters, etc-there are sensible and sustainable ways to take care of the environment without ever moving a single bug or plant into a new area.
Then cut IRS in half by trashing the tax code and starting over with a flat tax or the like-how much did that save already?
Then I’d start posting rewards for anyone who reports provable waste in any program. Give most responsibility back to the states-those that want to be socialist hell holes will attract the appropriate residents-welfare queens, Pollyanna lunatics and illegals , but at least they won’t want to come to the states where you need a work ethic and the ability to be color blind like MLK saw us doing, because no one would even listen to them-we could all just be Americans again...
T5 for President!!! I LOVE your platform!!!
I read an idea a long time ago that still seem good. We should have an agency that feasts on the waste of other agencies. Some sort of equitable split, maybe 25/75. The agency lives on its cut and the bulk of the savings is returned to the treasury.
Yay for Mr. Ti! What a nice neighbor!
But right now I'd settle for 2007 (pre-TARP, pre-stimulus) but we are never going to get there because the FSATM is too large
FSA or Free Sh** Army is a registered trademark of FedGov Inc.
Good for Mr Ti-He brought out the nice in everyone.
Thank you! It wouldn’t be likely to work without a lot of hand wringing, but that is what would make it fun to watch for all of us who have had to listen to whining liberals since we were kids...
I like that-it is simple and it is how a septic tank works, more or less-the beneficial bacteria feed off the waste...