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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....




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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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