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Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 6, 2013-- omphalos

Posted on 02/06/2013 4:57:57 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 6, 2013-- omphalos

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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".

omphalos [om-fuh-luh s]

noun

1. (in the ancient world) a sacred conical object, especially a stone. The most famous omphalos at Delphi was assumed to mark the center of the earth
2. the central point
3. Literary: another word for navel

Origin: "sacred stone," 1850, from Gk., lit. "navel," also "hub" (as the center point), from PIE *ombh-alo-, from base *nobh-/*ombh- "navel" (see navel). The name of the rounded stone in the shrine at Delphi, regarded by the ancients as the center of the world.

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.

Practice makes perfect.....post on....




TOPICS: Word For The Day
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Instead of dealing directly with the omphalos of out-of-control spending, Obama shifts blame, lies, deflects, and changes the subject.
1 posted on 02/06/2013 4:58:05 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Good morning all!


2 posted on 02/06/2013 5:14:10 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

3 posted on 02/06/2013 5:19:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The omphalos of the “Fundamental Transformation of America” is Socialism.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 5:24:25 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: JoeProBono; TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy; tioga; secret garden; Texan5; theDentist; MHGinTN

So, if the Egyptians could not find their latest round pyramid, they’d have to call it a ompharoslost? Or would it take a degree in pharmacologisolgy to find it?


5 posted on 02/06/2013 5:25:48 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: JoeProBono
A++

gold

Cool looking vehicle. Looks like a cross between a Model T and a trumpet.

6 posted on 02/06/2013 5:32:32 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: left that other site
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silver

The omphalos of the “Fundamental Transformation of America” is Socialism.

And all the navel-gazing of the mainstream media won't change that.

7 posted on 02/06/2013 5:34:05 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: Robert A. Cook, PE
A++

bronze

Tut, tut.

8 posted on 02/06/2013 5:36:23 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
in first with the oompa loompas...


9 posted on 02/06/2013 5:36:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A++
You’re first because you’re wilder than anyone else. Probably in your gene pool.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 5:43:56 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

The sound of the word and it’s original meaning remind me of something other than a navel!

(Similar to the “Linga Stone” of Hindu mythology)


11 posted on 02/06/2013 5:45:32 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Omphalos

The Omphalos, a people native to Omphaland (where else?), learned to wear clothes and were no longer Buff-alos.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 5:57:19 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

A++
Clever.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 6:05:41 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

The CBo predicts the omphalos of unemployment will remain above 7.8% for the remainder of the year.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 6:11:20 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A++
Not to worry. Obama has everything under control.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 6:16:22 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

News flash to Barack Hussein Muhammad Abdullah obama: The Kaaba in Makkah is NOT the omphalos of the world! That is the Tomb of Christ in the Church of the Resurrection (aka Church of the Holy Sepulchre) in Jerusalem!!!!


16 posted on 02/06/2013 6:19:47 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Yes. Under control and he’ll target you with a drone if you dare say anything dfferent.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 6:23:39 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Honorary Serb

A+++
Excellent!


18 posted on 02/06/2013 6:31:20 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: JoeProBono

That looks a whole lot like the Umpahlos vehicle of steampunk origins. You could hear it coming with its distinctive umpah umpah umpah sound ... usually accompanying a parade.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 7:07:39 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; SoothingDave
here are some unclean breasts screaming for the soother's attention.
20 posted on 02/06/2013 7:20:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: MHGinTN

;-{)


21 posted on 02/06/2013 8:11:42 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: xsmommy

Imam says breasts are only unclean for a couple of days each month.


22 posted on 02/06/2013 8:31:56 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I think that’s a polite way of saying, “Man..that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of!!!”. But just you wait...We can cleave even clevererer.


23 posted on 02/06/2013 8:31:56 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It is 60, gray with light rain off and on-just wet enough to make my favorite rock trail slick and risky-and cut short my hike...

Obama’s minions can’t decide
What the omphalos should be
On his wish list of committing
Even further highway robbery

Making citizens out of illegals?
Financially mugging the “rich”?
Should he listen to Joe or not-
For a king, life can be a bitch

Another nice vacation to Hawaii
On the taxpayers’ dwindling dime?
So many ways to confiscate wealth-
There’ll never be enough time...


24 posted on 02/06/2013 8:52:33 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: xsmommy

I always worry about hygiene whenever we get a new female employee and we all have to suckle her. You know. So it’s not weird around the office.


25 posted on 02/06/2013 9:04:02 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

A+++
We might be rid of Obama in 4 more years.


26 posted on 02/06/2013 9:11:28 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you!

He may be looking for work sooner-he appears to have contracted Nixon syndrome-the symptoms can be ignored for awhile, but when it goes full-blown, there is no cure...


27 posted on 02/06/2013 9:25:16 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

you are such a dork, i nearly spit a mouthful of salad across the room when i read that!


28 posted on 02/06/2013 10:05:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

I dropped 1/2 a grapefruit on my lap-you are creating a lunch disaster with that post...


29 posted on 02/06/2013 11:08:00 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
O-mphalos
30 posted on 02/06/2013 12:58:58 PM PST by mikrofon (Scary Comical Object)
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To: xsmommy; Texan5

Lunch aside, you understand the reference.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 1:10:58 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Isn’t that considered sexist or some such thing now?


32 posted on 02/06/2013 1:36:52 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
The omphalos of the state department:


33 posted on 02/06/2013 1:45:47 PM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I’m never all that likely to understand a reference, where’s it from?


34 posted on 02/06/2013 2:12:09 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; Texan5
today's musical interlude
35 posted on 02/06/2013 2:22:07 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thanks! Another favorite of mine listed there is “Sweet Melissa”, from a very happy time.

But in my usual contrary manner, what is now stuck in my head is “Brandi, you’re a fine girl, what a good wife you would be”...


36 posted on 02/06/2013 2:36:57 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: mikrofon

A+++
Exactly!


37 posted on 02/06/2013 3:20:10 PM 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

A++
You’re a bit late on the Oompa-Loompas.


38 posted on 02/06/2013 3:21:54 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

One of those crazy Imam rulings. Since it is forbidden for unrelated women and men to work together, a man could become “family” by a ceremonial breastfeeding.


39 posted on 02/06/2013 3:34:08 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Ok now I recall. Was pretty sure the dude had not said it.


40 posted on 02/06/2013 4:27:07 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

Tommy Roe’s Sweet Pea should dislodge that for you....


41 posted on 02/06/2013 4:28:36 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

There is no one “the dude” tospeak for all Muslims, but at least one dude did say so.

Regardless, it was a good story and i was brilliant to tie the unclean breast story to that.


42 posted on 02/06/2013 5:09:02 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

But my life, my love and my lady is the sea.

Good song.


43 posted on 02/06/2013 5:10:35 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Amusing. Brilliant is a tad hubristic...


44 posted on 02/06/2013 7:27:07 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

“Dislodge that for you”

It certainly did that...


45 posted on 02/07/2013 8:37:42 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

Yes, it is a good song-but my child sang it so much that there were times I was tempted by tape...


46 posted on 02/07/2013 8:42:08 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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