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Word for the Day, FRiday, January 25, 2013- Hebetude
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Posted on 01/25/2013 5:26:42 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”.

Hebitude

Noun

    Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.


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The American people are exhibiting hebetude for the failures in security in Benghazi. Hillary managed to skate during the hearings. The media has failed those that died. The administration never cared. Very sad.


1 posted on 01/25/2013 5:26:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

No hebetude allowed today! Look lively, be creative. Homework on my desk ASAP. I am headed out for a bit.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 5:28:47 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

No hebetude allowed today! Look lively, be creative. Homework on my desk ASAP. I am headed out for a bit.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 5:29:36 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

In light of the perilous circumstances in which the American Nation now finds itself, hebetude is to be eschewed at all costs: our watchword is eternal vigilance and our minds must stay keen and focussed!


4 posted on 01/25/2013 5:37:00 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: tioga

My pups have coats/sweaters on today it’s so cold. Xsbaby left for the March for Life suited up like the Michelin man.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 5:55:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

"..hebetube...???...a small electronic device used to watch Hebies"

6 posted on 01/25/2013 5:57:55 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amen. A++


7 posted on 01/25/2013 5:59:23 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Funny, I was certain I figured out the definition. When I studied developmental and abnormal psych during the dawn of time, “hebephrenic schizophrenia” had adolescent characteristics iirc so maybe hebetude meant adolescent attitude in some pejorative sense. Oh, well.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 5:59:57 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: tioga
Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.

Sounds more like herbitude.

9 posted on 01/25/2013 6:00:39 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I always wanted to attend, she walks for me too today.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 6:01:17 AM PST by tioga
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To: Doogle

"..oh wait TUDE,..ok ok a sensation that comes over someone who is corrected for bad reading is said to develop a hebetude"

11 posted on 01/25/2013 6:02:19 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

there is hebetude evident in your homework. LOL A++


12 posted on 01/25/2013 6:02:53 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

bflr


13 posted on 01/25/2013 6:04:07 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: xsmommy

I so your pics on Twitter. Does that breed really need protection or do you just think it’s cute?

We’re supposed to have a messy, snowy afternoon. Though the 4-6 inches has been downgraded to 1-3.

I had a 12 pack of ginger ale in the back of my wife’s car and the cans were bulging at the seams from the single digit temperatures earlier this week. At least they did not explode and cause a mess!


14 posted on 01/25/2013 6:04:45 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

4 degrees here this morning. BRRRrrrrr.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 6:07:21 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

As the country descends to decrepitude
The left soldiers on, in their hebetude
Huge deficits looming
Conservatives fuming
That no one can right the ineptitude


16 posted on 01/25/2013 6:25:28 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

lol!!....


17 posted on 01/25/2013 6:27:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Doogle

No, an armed Israeli settler has Hebetude.......

18 posted on 01/25/2013 6:29:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ he will be out in 4 years.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 6:57:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I tell you, if someone invented a hot cocoa that didn’t leave a difficult-to-clean-once-it’s-dried residue in your mug the world would beat a path to his door.

Or maybe someone already has and the cocoa cartel is keeping it under wraps.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 7:28:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Or maybe someone already has and the cocoa cartel is keeping it under wraps.

It's the Stone Cutters.

"we do. we do."

21 posted on 01/25/2013 7:35:49 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: SoothingDave

I think they’re more comfortable when it’s this cold. How would one know if a breed REQUIRED it? They like to be outside and it’s cold!


22 posted on 01/25/2013 7:59:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I suppose one would know what a certain breed’s qualities are. If they came from a warm weather climate and are small dogs, they probably aren’t built to withstand a walk outside in 15 degree weather.


23 posted on 01/25/2013 8:07:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

My collies could curl up in the snow and take a nap and my rescue half Bichon runs out, TCOB, and is back at the door pawing like mad to get in. Of course he is cut pretty short.


24 posted on 01/25/2013 8:37:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

My dog was trying to sniff in the little dusting we had yesterday. I told him “just wait till tomorrow, you can get your whole snout dug in.”


25 posted on 01/25/2013 8:46:09 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

You guys are making me feel cold (and guilty because it is 57 here). Husky girl was born in WA, in a snowy winter, weighs 70+ pounds and has enough fur for several dogs-she likes to play in the cold, as long as there is no sleet or snow falling, but I’m certain even she would balk at being in 15 degree weather for more than a few minutes, sweater or no...


26 posted on 01/25/2013 8:47:51 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: Texan5

I think your husky would acclimate pretty easily. She is made for it after all.

It is warmer here now. Going to be 20 today. Monday and Tuesday will get in 40s, near 50.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 9:05:01 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

It is 57 here, and foggy-

The Roman mob only gets excited if
The words “cut welfare” are spoken-
Otherwise, their vacant hebitude
Is a condition dull and unbroken

Maybe it’s second-hand stoning
And the koolaid that they consume
That sucks the available oxygen
And the common sense out of a room

Something is going to happen, and
Some will get hungry before long-
When the free lunches are all eaten
And there’s only sludge in the bong

The liberals I know remind me that they were mostly the hard-core stoners I knew and avoided in my youth...


28 posted on 01/25/2013 9:36:40 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

Just like an Obama cardboard likeness, he be 2D

29 posted on 01/25/2013 9:50:54 AM PST by mikrofon (Lacking depth)
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To: SoothingDave

Heat wave, huh? Next week we are supposed to have a cold front bringing us down to what the daytime high usually is-about 55, and back to freezing at night. This is a nice little warm spell, but due to end soon.


30 posted on 01/25/2013 9:59:48 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: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2981799/posts

Court strikes down “recess” appointments.


31 posted on 01/25/2013 10:03:45 AM PST by SoothingDave
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My experiencing hebetude and don’t feel like looking for homework. I am enjoying some tasty Chinese food for lunch and was wondering if it were your last day on earth, and you could have whatever you wanted, prepared by a restaurant or whomever (assume its magical and can be prepared by a deceased person even) what would you want?


32 posted on 01/25/2013 10:17:28 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Xshub sent it to me earlier. Wish we could strike down the election period!


33 posted on 01/25/2013 10:18:49 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Why would I want to eat something prepared by a dead person? LOL


34 posted on 01/25/2013 10:22:10 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

You’re an unbelievable @$$pain !!!!!


35 posted on 01/25/2013 10:24:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Can I get Eggs Benedict made by Pope Benedict?


36 posted on 01/25/2013 10:30:19 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Seriously though, my tastes are simple. A NY strip steak from Morton’s. A shrimp cocktail with the tiny little shrimp I had by the bay in Seattle. Some Dungeness crab.

For dessert something chocolate and ice cream.

And the finest whiskey to wash it all down.


37 posted on 01/25/2013 10:42:16 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Perhaps another student will understand the question... Please take a seat mr. Soother. ; )


38 posted on 01/25/2013 10:42:16 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

No vegetables? You’re a match for SG!


39 posted on 01/25/2013 10:43:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

For me, it is the total experience that is a must-have, so the setting is just as important as the food.

Now that I’ve imagined myself into that scenario-I’m at my favorite restaurant that no longer exists, at my favorite table in a quiet candlelit corner. The waiter brings and pours my wine-a nice merlot-and my salad of baby greens with watercress and avocado. Then, he serves my very rare ribeye steak, grilled over mesquite and topped with mushrooms sauteed in butter and wine, and some cooked-but crisp-asparagus. All food is fresh today, and delicious-so, cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war-I’m ready now...


40 posted on 01/25/2013 10:46:20 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

Yum-you, sir are a trencherman of some note...


41 posted on 01/25/2013 10:48:56 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

Xshub and I went out to dinner in grand cayman at a place called Guy Harvey’s. ill have to google bc I think he’s an artist who paints sealife etc, anyway the place is kinda pricey, and xshub doesn’t like seafood, so he suggested that we split the surf and turf him eating the steak and me the seafood. So that’s what we intended but the waiter said that on Sat an Sun evenings you could order a second entree for a dollar more. We were floored. Had to be two of same I guess, but what a deal! For $30 caymanian dollars we each had the surf and turf, and it was excellent, obv we couldn’t finish it all, but the seafood was shrimp and these big meaty pieces of lobster, steak was NY strip.


42 posted on 01/25/2013 10:50:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

Okay good, that’s what I’m interested in hearing!


43 posted on 01/25/2013 10:53:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

If it’s the last day, why not get stuffed? If I drink enough whiskey I might skip dessert, though.


44 posted on 01/25/2013 10:58:24 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

That makes no sense. Usually restaurants have no trouble getting traffic on weekends.


45 posted on 01/25/2013 10:59:33 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Hebetude

46 posted on 01/25/2013 10:59:43 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

There weren’t many people there, lots of places are closed on Sundays there, in fact I think they said live music and dancing were prohibited on Sundays. They are very dependent on cruise ships for business there and there wasn’t one on Sunday. In the stores they were always asking if we were with a ship.


47 posted on 01/25/2013 11:04:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I wonder why these former British islands have “dollars” instead of pounds. Trinidad was the same way.


48 posted on 01/25/2013 11:09:02 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

I had a heavy coated Golden Retriever who didn’t really like to hunt. When she’d get bored, she’d make her way back to the truck and lie down in an icy puddle where the heat of the engine had melted the snow. She’d jump up when the hunters came back with icecicles dripping from her fur — happy as a clam.

My current Golden, who has a thinner coat, loves the snow too and likes to roll around in it. I think the cold relieves his skin allergies.


49 posted on 01/25/2013 11:09:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Texan5

A+++ I find it interesting that the “hippies” of my youth are now true hippies (heavy set) with grey ponytails in their later years.


50 posted on 01/25/2013 11:10:10 AM PST by tioga
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