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Word For The Day, Thursday, February 28, 2013 paraph
dictionaries ad nauseam | 28 February 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 02/28/2013 4:50:56 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".

paraph \PAR-uhf\, noun
a flourish made after a signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery.

Example sentences:
The manuscript's most tantalizing feature is a scribal paraph with the initials IB at the end of Certain sonnets...
-- H. R. Woudhuysen, Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscriptsa

His worried expression, however, was not just a mask for the moment. Of late, it had become his most distinctive feature, his peculiar paraph.
-- Ken Anderson, The Statue Of Pan

The paraph is only a schematic and marginal countersignature, a fragment of signature; indeed, who can claim to decipher a whole signature?
-- Jacques Derrida, Mémoires

Etymology:
Though early incarnations of paraph appear in Italian, Middle French, and Middle English, its earliest origins are Greek with para-meaning "beside" and the final -ph resulting from graphos, referring to text.root alloquī address."

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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 02/28/2013 4:51:02 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 02/28/2013 4:51:54 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The paraph of many obama speeches is the haughty, Mussolini-like chin-in-the-air.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 5:05:19 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site
A for you!
4 posted on 02/28/2013 5:23:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Too early for a paraph, but “Good Morning” anyhow. We had 14” of snow in the last 2 days. Haven’t looked outside yet. It took us nearly a half hour to drive about 10 miles last night because the glare ice had several cars off the road, including police cars. Once someone stopped because of the traffic impediments, some of them could not get re-started. I truly thought the guy ahead of us was going to slide sideways into our car.

The police did not seem to be helping anyone except themselves. I have NEVER (in 30 years) seen the roads around here like this. Usually there is enough salt down to avoid situations like this.

I was so tired by the time I got home that I missed the ending of White Collar AGAIN!


5 posted on 02/28/2013 5:31:09 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

6 posted on 02/28/2013 5:35:58 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: secret garden

I thought the Paraphim were right between the Seraphim and the Dominions.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 5:38:44 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I'm not sure I like Callie from CSI Miami on there. I think she's on Pratt's payroll. No other spoilers from me.
8 posted on 02/28/2013 5:42:15 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Just the example I had in mind. A+ for you!
9 posted on 02/28/2013 5:44:19 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I think it’s the sound a skater makes. My team was whipped and hung out to dry in Anaheim last night.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 5:46:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I think it’s the sound a skater makes. My team was whipped and hung out to dry in Anaheim last night. A for you


11 posted on 02/28/2013 5:46:25 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ignore that. Accidentally hit POST too soon.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 5:47:26 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Hard to do my usual paraph on my signature when signing electronically. Not quite the same as pen to paper.

Going to be out and about all morning.....one of the kiddies is sick today and I have a FREE day the day after our tax returns hit our account. Whoooppppiiiiieee.......

13 posted on 02/28/2013 5:47:26 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

Is Callie the new boss? If so, I’m certain she’s on Pratt’s payroll.

I loved Mozzie’s ice cream venture. nd Neal! He’s so talented that he could make a fortune legally with his art works. But, I guess, that is too much like work. LOL.

I’m going to watch the whole thing Sat. morning when I can stay awake.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 5:48:51 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

we watched the Caps-Flyers game with our fave Flyer fan last night. He left happy.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 5:48:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

A for you. Don’t you know the idea is NOT to loan the govt money for a year, interest-free?


16 posted on 02/28/2013 5:49:59 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I love Paraph in the Phringtime
I love Paraph in the Phall


17 posted on 02/28/2013 5:50:17 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

God bless John Hancock.

True courage.

He, and everyone else who signed that day, signed their death warrant.

Good thing we won.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 5:51:11 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She is. I thought the audio was off for the outdoor scenes. Neal’s voice was a different pitch. No one else in the family heard it and they’re musicians!


19 posted on 02/28/2013 5:56:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Oh no, now I’m going to have The Producers earworms in my head!


20 posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I saw it too. They shouldn’t have gotten rid of Hunter and Vokey at the same time. Basically, everything else is the same, right?


21 posted on 02/28/2013 6:01:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree; NeoCaveman; ...

Please say a prayer for xshub, who called me just now from Minneapolis where he is on a biz trip, to tell me that he’s in the hospital and having laser surgery for kidney stones. i was immediately concerned when Karim’s name popped up on my phone wondering why he was calling me and it was xshub calling but obv his phone was back at the hotel. I am so thankful he had Karim with him on this trip. Supposedly he will be able to fly home today.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 6:17:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yikes!


23 posted on 02/28/2013 6:22:05 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Will do.

And can you add my Mom to your prayer list? She is suffering the very same thing, only because she is 86, the medical establishment keeps “putting her off” and letting her suffer incredible pain and loss of dignity.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 6:22:09 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Oh my gosh how scary - prayers sent!


25 posted on 02/28/2013 6:25:16 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: left that other site

OMG that’s terrible! just criminal that they would let her suffer! will def pray for her too!


26 posted on 02/28/2013 6:27:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave

thanks, yeah i am basically still trying to calm down after that phone call. Have been texting with Karim and i know he will keep me informed.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 6:29:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Prayers up.

Kidney stones are bad enough but kidney stones out of a town are worse.


28 posted on 02/28/2013 6:51:20 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: NeoCaveman

thank you.


29 posted on 02/28/2013 6:55:48 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Has he had issues with kidney stones before this?


30 posted on 02/28/2013 6:57:53 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

never. and i supposedly HAVE them but i guess they are laying dormant or something. i have an annual MRI to monitor another kidney issue and they saw the stones as long ago as 6-7 years, but i have not had [knock wood] any pain from them.


31 posted on 02/28/2013 6:59:16 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I didn’t know they had any laser treatment for them. I thought it was just “pass them.” So be thankful for that.


32 posted on 02/28/2013 6:59:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

She lives in Boston (which is supposed to have the finest hospitals in the world) and she has already been shunted around three hospitals and two nursing homes, a urologist, and a bunch of other “Specialists”. Her personal doctor is trying to get her decent care, but he is running into roadblocks everywhere too. It is a harbinger of things to come.

Thank you for your prayers.


33 posted on 02/28/2013 7:00:25 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave

Yes I was aware that they could use lasers to break them up, not sure when that techology came along. i haven’t experienced kidney stone pain, but i have experienced the pain of childbirth, and it’s a similar principle, large object passing through a much much smaller canal.


34 posted on 02/28/2013 7:12:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

My folks are beginning to get that same treatment - their primary doctor told them before the election that she would probably retire early because she was only going to get paid less and less for her medicare patients while also curtailing the service she can provide. She said it was a horrible situation.


35 posted on 02/28/2013 7:15:47 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: left that other site

just reprehensible that they would make anyone go through that.


36 posted on 02/28/2013 7:16:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My husband had them. He had something like lythotripsy (sp?). They put him in a tub of water and hit them with sound waves. They use laser now. Cool. Hope its not too painful will pray.


37 posted on 02/28/2013 7:19:22 AM PST by tioga
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To: left that other site

Does she have health issues to prevent surgery? Will pray. Pain like that is awful.


38 posted on 02/28/2013 7:22:02 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

i don’t think the post-op pain can even approach the agonizing pain he had for three hours before calling the ambulance last night. He should be finishing up the procedure before too long.


39 posted on 02/28/2013 7:28:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

No health issues that would prevent this kind of surgery. Nope. It’s just that they keep putting her off as having dementia and just THINKING that she is in pain. It has taken them three weeks to find the kidney stone, and all that time they just kept saying she was confused and it was all in her head. I kid you not.


40 posted on 02/28/2013 8:01:56 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Prayers for a speedy and pain-free recovery.


41 posted on 02/28/2013 8:02:37 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: secret garden

I’ll pay close attention for the re-run on Sat.


42 posted on 02/28/2013 8:04:50 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy

This, I believe, is how Obamacare is going to “slide in” before it is even supposed to be implemented.

I am over 60, widowed, and have no health insurance. I guess if I do get sick, I’ll just go home, curl up and wait for the Lord to take me.

Actually, that might be more pleasant than trying to get any help from “The System”.


43 posted on 02/28/2013 8:08:21 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Not only will I pray for his comfort, I’ll also pray for good flying weather It is STiLL snowing lightly in Milwaukee. (3 days now) Don’t know the situation in Minneapolis, but the storm is moving east, meaning that it will impact you all before long. Maybe Sat. will be a better travel day.


44 posted on 02/28/2013 8:14:58 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

What an awful thing to have happen away from home-prayers for his getting better quick, and thank God it is an outpatient fix now. You stay calm so that he does not sense your stress, too-you might want to make some valerian or camomile tea tonight-the valerian is stronger, but be careful with it.


45 posted on 02/28/2013 8:25:51 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: xsmommy

What an awful thing to have happen away from home-prayers for his getting better quick, and thank God it is an outpatient fix now. You stay calm so that he does not sense your stress, too-you might want to make some valerian or camomile tea tonight-the valerian is stronger, but be careful with it.


46 posted on 02/28/2013 8:26:38 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://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2992031/posts

You’ll like this.


47 posted on 02/28/2013 8:27:06 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Cloudy and 54, but at least it is not windy-the woods seemed very quiet this morning after 3 days of hearing the wind howling overhead in the trees.

Obama’s very special paraph
Is his snooty, bad attitude-
Maybe he thinks he is royalty,
Or just entitled to be rude

He even has his minions send
E-mails with veiled threats
To certain rebellious reporters-
And that’s as dumb as it gets

Folks like Woodward don’t let go-
He lighted Nixon, and let him burn
Guys like that invented tricks
Obama’s amateurs will never learn...


48 posted on 02/28/2013 8:51:49 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

that was wild!


49 posted on 02/28/2013 8:52:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I had to look-it was hilarious-and it really entertained my pets, too-their eyes were glued to the monitor...


50 posted on 02/28/2013 9:32:40 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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