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Word of the Day, FRiday, March 15, 2013 - Cogitate
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Posted on 03/15/2013 6:39:09 AM PDT 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”.

Cogitate

Intrans. and Tr. Verb

    To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder. See Synonyms at think.

cogitator - noun


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.

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Review Threads:

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KEYWORDS: cogitate; greenbeer
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Sorry class is late.....don't cogitate too much over it. We went out to breakfast. Sorry.
1 posted on 03/15/2013 6:39:09 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
Top of the mornin' to ya!

...Woof, woof!

2 posted on 03/15/2013 6:41:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Anyone planning on wearing green today?.....
3 posted on 03/15/2013 6:42:49 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Well, even if you didn’t cogitate over it much, I hope you thoroughly masticated during your breakfast.

(words that sound dirty but aren’t...)


4 posted on 03/15/2013 6:43:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

LOL My dining partners were ages 6 and 10. The 6 year old was shoving food in his mouth while the last bite fell out on his plate. He got a lesson in eating like a gentleman. Both of them did. They eat like pigs. Not an appetizing sight...so I had to teach them some manners. Probably, a bit of a downer for them, just like it was for me. Honestly, their parents allow that? Disgusting.


5 posted on 03/15/2013 6:45:57 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MrB

ooops.....your grade A++


6 posted on 03/15/2013 6:46:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I paraphrase “A Christmas Story” with my kids, frequently, at meals -

“don’t show me how the piggies eat!”


7 posted on 03/15/2013 6:47:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: tioga

Why go out for breakfast on the day you can’t have bacon or sausage?


8 posted on 03/15/2013 6:51:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: MrB
For fun captian this using cogitate.

The constitutional scholar had to cogitate life without servants, power, and the ability to pillage all the 57 states with taxes. Either that or Valerie Jarret was on her knees.

9 posted on 03/15/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I turned 60 last year...too old for that now. ;^) Since it’s my first chance to do so, I chose to drop that. I earned the right the hard way, by getting OLD. LOL


10 posted on 03/15/2013 6:54:13 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave; tioga
Because you can always have Lingonberry crepes! Mmmmmm Mmmmm


11 posted on 03/15/2013 6:56:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

Besides that, they have a lot of the menu that is vegetarian...the diner is always packed. I would say half the menu is meat free at breakfast. Hot oatmeal, pancakes, waffles and french toast. All excellent and home-made. Even their toast is from home-made bread.


12 posted on 03/15/2013 6:56:12 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oh, my....that looks yummy!


13 posted on 03/15/2013 6:56:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Cogito ergo sum!

Je pense, puis je suis!

Ich denke denn ich bin!

Ich denke, daβ die kenianische-in-Chief ein Marxist Maden ist!

Denken Sie auf daβ, Frau Lehrerin!

14 posted on 03/15/2013 6:57:19 AM PDT 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 diocese says that turning 60 allowed you to skip fasting, not to skip avoiding meat. Cogitate on that! LOL


15 posted on 03/15/2013 6:57:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6_PtNRYhy0

What are you, a nihilist?


16 posted on 03/15/2013 6:58:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Any syrup-laden breakfast just doesn’t seem complete without sausages swimming in it.


17 posted on 03/15/2013 6:59:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Oh I hate that! We went out to dinner last weekend and the young mother was across from us easily weighed 400 pounds, probably more. The reason I even mention her weight is because I could tell she was very self conscious and desperately unhappy. She didn’t make eye contact with anyone and ignored her children. Both children were very overweight and the little girl who was only about 4 years old was just shoving food in her mouth with no manners at all! Unfortunately I was facing them so I was getting a real eye full. It is not uncommon to see adults chew with their mouths open too - which just makes me want to ask them if they never learned any manners at all....good for you teaching the youngsters some table manners!!


18 posted on 03/15/2013 6:59:34 AM PDT 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: NeoCaveman
wearin' of the green.........that look will wake up the office.
19 posted on 03/15/2013 7:00:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I DO live in a liberal diocese....we don’t even have a bishop right now to change anything. the only advantages are that and no kneelers.


20 posted on 03/15/2013 7:01:40 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Famous philosopher and leftie Bertrand Russell arrested in early '60s anti US demonstration in London.......

Jailer.....and who are you....?

Russell....I am Bertrand Russell the philosopher.

Jailer.....And what do you do...?

Russell....I COGITATE

Jailer.....Well then...take this toothbrush and COGITATE cleaning out those latrines.

21 posted on 03/15/2013 7:03:48 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: tioga
I'm sure that it is. (delicious) I looked up Lingonberries and I don't know why more of them aren't grown here -- especially in northern climes like where we live. They are related to the cranberry and grow on little bushes that look a lot like miniature boxwood. I think they would make a delightful border plant, except that the deer around here would probably demolish them.

Outside of Sweden, they are grown Minnesota and Canada mostly. They are a staple of Swedish cooking.


22 posted on 03/15/2013 7:04:01 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

I eat minimal carbs and only drizzle a taste of syrup. Limit myself to half a waffle or a slice of toast with a trace of jelly. I don’t really care, I just need to taste it.


23 posted on 03/15/2013 7:04:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I like the hat. I need one of those.


24 posted on 03/15/2013 7:06:35 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: tioga

I use the sugar free syrup now.


25 posted on 03/15/2013 7:08:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

You might as well fast! Which brings up a question on which to cogitate: If you already are eating almost nothing, how much to you need to cut back to qualify for a fast?


26 posted on 03/15/2013 7:09:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

When I fast I use a diet shake to make it more real. I like to chew food at my meals, so doing that is a sacrifice. I usually do it early in the week. Sometimes as long as three days of using shakes. I do eat one light meal sometimes then shakes for the other 2 meals, too. The shakes keep me from getting light-headed or too weak, they taste awful, so I feel so righteous doing that. LOL


27 posted on 03/15/2013 7:20:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

At home I use the real maple syrup, which is really less sweet than those fake ones they have in restaurants. I warm it in a little dish and only dip my waffles or pancakes in it. Works for me.


28 posted on 03/15/2013 7:22:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

I does look like a nice hat. One of the waitresses at my fav diner had a pair of capri pants on with green and white striped knee highs with black shoes. She looked like a leprechaun. Made me laugh when I saw her. They’ve all been wearing green all week.


29 posted on 03/15/2013 7:25:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

An Irish friend sent this to me today...

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE IN AN IRISH FAMILY

1) You will never play professional basketball.

2) You swear very well.

3) At least one of your cousins is a fireman, cop, bar owner, funeral home owner or holds political office.

4) You think you sing very well.

5) You have no idea how to make a long story short!

6) There isn’t a big difference between you losing your temper or killing someone.

7) Many of your childhood meals were boiled. Instant potatoes were a mortal sin.

8) You have at least one aunt who is a nun or an uncle a priest.

9) You spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling in prayer.

10) You’re strangely poetic after a few beers.

11) Some punches directed at you are from legacies of past generations.

12) Many of your sisters and/or cousins are named Mary, Catherine or Eileen .... and there is at least one member of your family with the full name of Mary Catherine Eileen.

13) Someone in your family is very generous ... it is most likely you.

14) You may not know the words, but that doesn’t stop you from singing.

15) You can’t wait for the other guy to stop talking before you start talking.

16) You’re not nearly as funny as you think you are... but what you lack in talent, you make up for in frequency.

17) There wasn’t a huge difference between your last wake and your last keg party.

18) You know someone named Murph, Mic or Sully.

19) If you don’t, you are Murph, Mic or Sully.

20) You are genetically incapable of keeping a secret.

21) You have Irish Alzheimer’s... you forget everything but the grudges!

22) ‘Irish Stew’ is a euphemism for ‘boiled leftovers.’

23) Your skin’s ability to tan .... not so much. (Only in spots!)

24) Childhood remedies for the common cold often included some form of whiskey.

25) There’s no leaving a family party without saying goodbye for at least 45 minutes.

26) At this very moment, you have at least two relatives who are not speaking to each other. Not fighting mind you, just not speaking to each other.

I don’t know about #1 (obviously the write of this never saw some of the kids at my sons’ Jesuit high school), but #26 is right on the mark! I know one family where the parents did not speak for over a year. They’ve both passed now, but some of their 6 kids aren’t speaking to each other to this day.


30 posted on 03/15/2013 7:32:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Cogitate

The process of becoming a codger...No, wait...that’s the process of becoming a cod, codgertate....But cod-ger-tater is the guy who makes fish and chips at Yer Lardships Eatery.

Cogitate...Thinking about being a cog?


31 posted on 03/15/2013 7:35:12 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; tioga

Maybe this idea of not speaking to each other comes from the same place as the rule my Irish grandmother passed on to me: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Somehow, I didn’t think she meant not to speak to your spouse for a full year, but who knows?


32 posted on 03/15/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; tioga

Maybe this idea of not speaking to each other comes from the same place as the rule my Irish grandmother passed on to me: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Somehow, I didn’t think she meant not to speak to your spouse for a full year, but who knows?


33 posted on 03/15/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My sister is named “Colleen” which is even more Irish!

And I object to number 16. I am every bit as funny as I think I am.


34 posted on 03/15/2013 7:39:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I liked a lot of those Irish-isms... lol


35 posted on 03/15/2013 7:42:24 AM PDT 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: SoothingDave

In the days when babies were born at home (1889), my Irish great grandfather took my grandmother (#11 of 13) down to the church to be Baptized. Upon his return, my English great grandmother asked “What did you name the baby?” “Bridget Amelia” replied my great grandfather. “I’ll not have a child named Bridget” replied my English great grandmother, so we’ll call her “Meelie” (short for Amelia) and to differentiate from my great grandmother whose name was also Amelia.

When grandma got to school, the nuns did not like nicknames, so they changed her name to Mildred, and she used that name the rest of her life. I know this is true because a few years ago I looked up her Baptismal certificate in the church records in central Pennsylvania, and there it was, written in Latin, of course.

Funny thing...several of her sisters also were Baptized with the name Bridget. I wonder if Great Grandmother ever knew?


36 posted on 03/15/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My dad had a nun in school once who insisted his name was “Jerome.” He went by “Jerry,” after his middle name “Gerald.”


37 posted on 03/15/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

No. You’re not. : )


38 posted on 03/15/2013 8:12:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

No. You’re not. : )


39 posted on 03/15/2013 8:12:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

There was a time when priests would arbitrarily assign a Saint’s name to any child presented for Baptism who did not already have one.

When I expressed suprise to a deacon once about a chid Baptized with the name “Madison”, he replied “There may be a Saint Madison. We just don’t know about it yet.”


40 posted on 03/15/2013 8:14:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

I’ll be the judge of that. ;-)


41 posted on 03/15/2013 8:26:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Today, I am cogitating the Ides of March...


42 posted on 03/15/2013 9:17:56 AM PDT by mikrofon (Beware of Green Beer ;)
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To: SoothingDave

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.


43 posted on 03/15/2013 9:18:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer – and another one!


44 posted on 03/15/2013 9:19:24 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MrB
Yes!

I am new to this class so I don't know the protocol yet.

I cogitate Mr. hummingbird will not see post #3.

Am I even close?!

45 posted on 03/15/2013 9:19:30 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: mikrofon

In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God.


46 posted on 03/15/2013 9:19:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.


47 posted on 03/15/2013 9:21:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: hummingbird

May your blessings outnumber the Shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.


48 posted on 03/15/2013 9:21:46 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

May your glass be ever full,
May the roof over your head be always strong,
And may you be in heaven
Half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.


49 posted on 03/15/2013 9:22:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven.


50 posted on 03/15/2013 9:24:45 AM PDT by tioga
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