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Word for the Day, Tuesday January 8, 2012

Posted on 01/08/2013 5:02:11 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, January 8, 2013



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".

annus mirabilis [ahn-noo s mi-rah-bi-lis; English an-uh s-muh-rab-uh-lis]

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Latin year of wonders; wonderful year.


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1 posted on 01/08/2013 5:02:11 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

And a wonderful year to you all. With hockey back, the next few months won’t be so bleak.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 5:03:11 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

And a wonderful year to you all. With hockey back, the next few months won’t be so bleak.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 5:03:55 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

keep your annus to yourself, please.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 5:04:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Maybe 2013 will be the annus mirabilis in which we impeach obama.

Or maybe the anus miserabilis when we don’t.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 5:05:41 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave

Caps season tix have gone digital. xshub was quite perplexed by how this is going to work and it doesn’t seem like an improvement. if you lose/have the card stolen, seems you would be *ed. He got an email last night about it.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 5:07:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s probably like the way people use their phones to display their boarding passes for airlines.

Me, I wouldn’t trust a phone not to run out of juice or otherwise fail right when you needed to board.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 5:10:03 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

That’s what i thought, but there is an actual card that they are going to send that will have all the games encrypted on it. We often give tickets away if we can’t go to a game, don’t know how you do that with this card deal. and like i said, what happens if you lose it.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 5:22:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s a way for them to save money and they don’t care a whit how it inconveniences the fans, who they ought to be coddling right now.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 5:24:44 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

If they are still going to mail you something, then they haven’t quite got the gist of going digital, eh?


10 posted on 01/08/2013 5:25:01 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

First day of the second semester to start the annus mirabilis here. Maybe we can go to hockey practice after running the dog to the vet for a quick stick.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 5:26:45 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
the Sieves agree !
12 posted on 01/08/2013 5:32:28 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Guess not, but the tickets used to come in a very nice box, the ticket stubs had nice glossy pix of the players etc. I am sure they were expensive to produce and Secret is right, a stupid card will be cheaper, but i see lots of problems with a card. We had instances of forgetting a ticket at home or bring the wrong ticket from the pkg to a particular game and it was handled at Verizon without a problem. Not sure it will be quite so easy in the case of the card.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 5:34:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

When I was seventeen
It was an annus mirabilis
It was an annus mirabilis for small town girls
And soft summer nights
We’d hide from the lights
On the village green
When I was seventeen

When I was twenty-one
It was an annus mirabilis
It was an annus mirabilis for city girls
Who lived up the stair
With all that perfumed hair
And it came undone
When I was twenty-one

When I was thirty-five
It was an annus mirabilis
It was an annus mirabilis for blue-blooded girls
Of independent means
We’d ride in limousines
Their chauffeurs would drive
When I was thirty-five

But now the days grow short
I’m in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs
And it poured sweet and clear
It was an annus mirabilis


14 posted on 01/08/2013 5:35:07 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

Good morning. I guess annus miribilis is the opposite of the annus horribilis that we first learned about from Queen Elizabeth II the year all her children got divorced and Diana died.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 5:36:17 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

Paula and i are going to email Ted [Mr. AOL] and tell him this is a bad idea. He has been responsive in the past. They changed the netting last season from black to white and it was hard to look through and people complained to Ted and he switched it back.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 5:37:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Did you see this?

17 posted on 01/08/2013 5:43:36 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/337072/brussels-potomac-veronique-de-rugy


18 posted on 01/08/2013 5:44:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Loving the Jane Eyre quote! DGB had the 10 types of hockey fan we all became at some point during the lockout but they didn’t have me - the crab who said how much money is enough, you spoiled brat players? And who else in this life gets a guaranteed pension???


19 posted on 01/08/2013 5:49:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

That is GREAT! thanks.


20 posted on 01/08/2013 5:49:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

As bad as Gary Bettman is, Fehr is worse, IMO. NO concern for the sport whatsoever.


21 posted on 01/08/2013 5:51:10 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I heard someone on hockey radio long before it ended talking about the situation. Someone made the point that EVERYONE should be interested in enlarging the pie, that their interests are all intertwined. Instead of thinking about enlarging the pie, popularizing the sport, getting more behinds in seats for games etc. they concentrated on cutting the pie to their own side’s advantage. so if the pie shrinks down to the size of one of those hostess single serve pies that men carry in their lunch pails, how is anyone’s interest served?


22 posted on 01/08/2013 5:54:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

The NHL is in a weak position as well. Unlike the other major sports in the US, there are alternative leagues in other countries for players to play in.

Interesting about the guaranteed pensions. As the rest of the world moves away from such, the NHL sets up its own welfare state.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 5:57:33 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Did someone say fruit pies?
24 posted on 01/08/2013 6:05:39 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

very cute!


25 posted on 01/08/2013 6:08:21 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave
speaking of fruit, isn't this one a dang peach?
26 posted on 01/08/2013 6:10:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Annus mirabilis to you, too.......SD.
27 posted on 01/08/2013 6:32:56 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
i'm sure RG3 is thrilled to know there's a handbook on how to BE black. RME>
28 posted on 01/08/2013 6:36:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga; SoothingDave; secret garden; NeoCaveman; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
this is where xsbaby is now working, with this group of people. she LOVES evan draim, who is her age, and was a delegate to the Republican convention and who was just accepted to Princeton.
29 posted on 01/08/2013 7:07:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Last time I saw something like that it had a hook in its mouth.

Good morning.


30 posted on 01/08/2013 7:11:37 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: SoothingDave

It is 54 and the intermittent showers are getting closer together.

If this is an annus mirabilis,
It is likely not going to be
Still more bread and circuses
As the mob gorges with glee

There’s a comet on the way
For a driveby later this year
Even if it doesn’t cause havoc
It is enough for a mob to fear

With nowhere to run and hide, and
Their masters’ doors tightly shut
Most of us will say, serves you right-
Whine outside, on your greedy butt


31 posted on 01/08/2013 9:46:33 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

It will be an astronomical annus mirabilis when they determine just what kind of moon of Uranus Miranda is.

32 posted on 01/08/2013 10:13:58 AM PST by mikrofon ("AFTD" Bump)
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To: mikrofon; SoothingDave

glad to see that the maturity level of this classroom is still intact!


33 posted on 01/08/2013 10:24:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Good afternoon! she does look like a Big Mouthed bAss


34 posted on 01/08/2013 10:41:44 AM PST by tioga
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To: mikrofon

Uranus Miranda was last seen with Uranus Carrie, Uranus Samantha and Uranus Charlotte.


35 posted on 01/08/2013 10:53:06 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5
Mayans only off by two months? there's still hope! ; ) Can't believe i have to submit to this stupid oral argument, only to be blasted to smithereens next month!
36 posted on 01/08/2013 11:01:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Is that mid-February before or after my wife’s birthday?


37 posted on 01/08/2013 11:19:55 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Is it SMOD?

I’ve waited all my life for SMOD*.

*Sweet Meteor of Death, you are a year late but welcome.


38 posted on 01/08/2013 11:34:59 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: SoothingDave

And lovely moons they all are (were*)…


39 posted on 01/08/2013 11:39:12 AM PST by mikrofon (* Pockmarked?)
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To: SoothingDave

Go ahead and get her the nice gift.....may not have to pay for it after all.


40 posted on 01/08/2013 12:19:20 PM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Well, they don’t give an exact date in mid-February, but I can easily envision welfare rats running in every direction howling for help from their supposed saviors and being told they are on their own-then they might actually realize they’ve been used by the mobsters they sold their votes to for stuff-what happens after that is probably a moot point, if history plays out the same as it has before...

Xs, I’m certain your argument(s) will be fondly recalled long after the meteor/asteroid has departed...


41 posted on 01/08/2013 12:35:45 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Well, they don’t give an exact date in mid-February, but I can easily envision welfare rats running in every direction howling for help from their supposed saviors and being told they are on their own-then they might actually realize they’ve been used by the mobsters they sold their votes to for stuff-what happens after that is probably a moot point, if history plays out the same as it has before...

Xs, I’m certain your argument(s) will be fondly recalled long after the meteor/asteroid has departed...


42 posted on 01/08/2013 12:36:01 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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Excellent article on gun ownership and the left's unending war on us....I will not be intimidated...
43 posted on 01/08/2013 12:43:09 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Thanks for the link-I believe the author echoes the sentiments of millions of us, at the very least.

There is a scene in a favorite book-which I’m reading now-the king in the story and his nephew-both are soldiers-are in winter quarters, discussing the ongoing war with the Saxons, and the nephew says-”Why do we go on fighting? Why not merely lie down and let it come? They say it is easier to drown if you don’t struggle”.
The king replies, “For an idea, just for an idea, for an ideal, for a dream.”
And his nephew says, “A dream may be the best thing to die for.” And they start making their battle plans for spring.

It has been one of my favorite passages in that book since I read it when I was in my teens, and no more true then than it is today, in my opinion...


44 posted on 01/08/2013 1:40:00 PM 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

It’s very sweet that you’re hoping to fit that in before the bang : )


45 posted on 01/08/2013 1:56:55 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Isn’t that they way it usually works ;)


46 posted on 01/08/2013 6:27:53 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: SoothingDave

Not exactly annus miribilis, but definitely overrated:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976268/posts


47 posted on 01/08/2013 8:12:59 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: SoothingDave

Sorry — annus mirabilis. Don’t do well when I’m in a rush.


48 posted on 01/08/2013 8:16:48 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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