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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 28, 2013 atavistic
dictionaries ad nauseam | 28 March 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 03/28/2013 5:48:35 AM PDT 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".

atavistic\at-uh-VIS-tik\ adjective
of, pertaining to, or characterized by atavism; reverting to or suggesting the characteristics of a remote ancestor or primitive type.

Example sentences:
Buck exhibits atavistic characteristics when his instincts and memories of an impossibly distant past "call" him and reassert themselves into his behavior.
-- Jack London, The Call of the Wild

...so that when Mrs. and Miss Hulme of Kansas City cut them dead in the Plaza one evening, it was only that Mrs. and Miss Hulme, like most people, abominated mirrors of their atavistic selves.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Etymology:
Derived from the Latin atavus meaning "ancestor," atavistic gained popularity in the 1870s.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
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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

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1 posted on 03/28/2013 5:48:35 AM PDT 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 03/28/2013 5:49:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Obama stroked his atavistic delusions by writing “Dreams From My Father”.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 5:51:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
He didn't write that! A for you.
4 posted on 03/28/2013 5:58:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Barack’s white lineage, atavistic
Includes Karl Marx, collectivistic
On his black side he springs
From some African kings
Harsh rulers, but he’s more egotistic


5 posted on 03/28/2013 6:08:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+ for you. I picture him stepping out of a limo while a narrator reads this limerick.
6 posted on 03/28/2013 6:14:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Atavistic

When Hubert received an unexpected going away party he realized that being called atatvistic was not the same as receiving an “attaboy”.

7 posted on 03/28/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT 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 for you.
8 posted on 03/28/2013 6:45:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Very quiet this AM. Has everyone gone to the Bahamas to boogie with the First Daughters?


9 posted on 03/28/2013 7:37:41 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You mean the ones who vacation once a month on our dime? It is spring break for most of the class. I’m waiting for it to warm up a bit more to hit the park.


10 posted on 03/28/2013 7:42:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No, but I am going to Trinidad next week.


11 posted on 03/28/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Are you excited about Iggy?
12 posted on 03/28/2013 7:45:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Boooo! I’m snowbound and going to the hospital next week where they will (in graphic terms) cut off my leg, discard my knee, put in a new knew, and sew me back together again. Not looking forward to i. Shameless request for prayers,


13 posted on 03/28/2013 7:50:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

That is a new KNEE.


14 posted on 03/28/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We will cover you with them. Do your PT, it makes all the difference.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 7:52:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Honestly, I’m surprised they got that trade. I wasn’t sure that we needed more help. Things have been going pretty well lately.

It’s always defense that is important in the playoffs.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 7:53:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Because defense is what wins championships.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 7:54:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, if it’s any consolation, I’m going to work, not for fun.

I’m pretty sure it won’t be snowing, so there is that.

My mom got a new knee last May. It’s not going to be fun, but the end result should be better.


18 posted on 03/28/2013 7:54:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

For sure.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 8:15:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: secret garden

That word is one I use as a “polite” insult to the few liberals out here...

The genetic makeup of liberals
Really should be studied-
By a totally neutral group
So the results aren’t muddied

I’m sure there’s a reason for
Them being nasty and rude-
And an atavistic compulsion
To grab all our money and food

Some common ancestral connection
May account for the childish rage
They exhibit when they’re thwarted
No matter what their age...


20 posted on 03/28/2013 8:45:54 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

That is excellent. A+ for you.


21 posted on 03/28/2013 8:50:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
As a result of our subjection to another four years of the Obama Regime's deceit, treason, and wholesale usurpation of our God-given rights, the atavistic, rebellious and truculent traits of my Celtic forebears will surely burst forth!


Cuchulainn of Muirthemne




Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

22 posted on 03/28/2013 8:50:39 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: afraidfortherepublic

Prayers for you-one of the guys I hike with when he is home on the weekends got a new knee about 8 months ago to replace one injured multiple times, and he is very, very pleased-he works in the road during the week, and he says his level of pain and fatigue at work is way down. I’m sure you will be delighted with your results, too.


23 posted on 03/28/2013 8:53:22 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!


24 posted on 03/28/2013 8:54:14 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

Awhile back, I bought my cats a couple of those little super-bouncy hard vinyl balls put out by 9 Lives cat food. They really like for me to roll one down the hall for them to chase after-they are great cat toys. Last evening, I rolled one down the hall, Titus and Midget girl raced after it-it hit the back door, and started bouncing down the hall in the opposite direction.

When Midget girl saw it coming toward her, she screeched to a stop and fell over her own paws to reverse direction, trying to keep the ball from overtaking her. I was laughing so hard-I’ve seldom seen anything that funny...


25 posted on 03/28/2013 9:08:01 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Prayers upward bound, FRiend! I had one three years ago - I was back to work in less than a week.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

26 posted on 03/28/2013 9:08:34 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: Texan5

That sounds hilarious! Cat antics are funny, even more so when they try to recover their cool with a “yeah-I-meant-to-do-that” strut afterward.


27 posted on 03/28/2013 9:16:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A++ for you(the extra + is for truculent, one of my all-time favorite words).


28 posted on 03/28/2013 9:19:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
Here's a great basketball story.
29 posted on 03/28/2013 9:29:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
One of my sons was diagnosed at age 3 with "Oppositional Defiant Disorder" in light of his truculent behavior. I told the Doctor that it was solely attributable to his Irish ancestry.


Daniel Mac Nessa


Truculent is one of my favorite words as well. Another is "apodictic." I can say with apodictic certainty that truculence will be required of us all in the coming struggle.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 03/28/2013 9:34:33 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: ConorMacNessa

What a handsome, happy little boy!


31 posted on 03/28/2013 9:36:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: secret garden

“recover their cool”

The Midget’s idea of recovering her cool is to hiss at the offending object as she runs to hide under the plant stand-in some ways, she behaves like the feral cat she almost became...


32 posted on 03/28/2013 9:38:13 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: trisham
Thanks very much, Trisham! That photo was taken in 1994. Now he is twenty-two years old, six feet tall and 200 lbs. Still handsome and happy!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

33 posted on 03/28/2013 9:39:47 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: ConorMacNessa

That’s wonderful. :)


34 posted on 03/28/2013 9:46:53 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Is he still truculant and oppositional? Gorgeous, we know he is.

Thanks for the prayers.


35 posted on 03/28/2013 9:54:30 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Yes he is - just like his Old Man! :)



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

36 posted on 03/28/2013 10:32:25 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: secret garden

Nice story. Reminds me of Br. Casey from my sons’ HS in Houston. It was a small school and to be competitive, every boy had to participate in some sport — even if it was inermural croquet! My older son’s Sr.year thy won first in state in all eight sports.

But Br. Casey (who was the team trainer, as well as the Prefect of Discipline) probably spent more time with the boys than any other faculty member. He stayed with Strake Jesuit Colege Prep from its founding until now — longer than any teacher, president, or principal.


37 posted on 03/28/2013 10:38:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Politicians have long known that tempting the atavistic desires of mankind, greed, sex, food, jealousy etc., were the most effective way of garnering support from the people. Obama has raised it to an art.


38 posted on 03/28/2013 11:31:26 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Not making light of your son in any way but I looked up this disorder since I had never heard of it. The symptoms sound a lot like Mooshell to me - especially the angry, blaming others for their own actions, being spiteful, etc.

Hopefully your son is doing well and coping with his situation......I feel there is no hope for the obams with their anger.

39 posted on 03/28/2013 12:05:55 PM 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: afraidfortherepublic
the Prefect of Discipline

Sounds kinky.

40 posted on 03/28/2013 12:17:29 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: ConorMacNessa

Those of us with the gift of Irish blood are happy to use the word feisty instead of ODD. Adorable pic and it sounds like he used his character to his advantage as he grew up.


41 posted on 03/28/2013 12:19:49 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

He and the progressives always win the PR wars in the media, don’t they? A for you.


42 posted on 03/28/2013 12:22:17 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

What PR war? The so called journalists only give his side. It’s two to one.


43 posted on 03/28/2013 1:29:03 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Not so. When my older son was in the school the boys were required to wear ties to class. If a boy arrived at school without a tie (or lost it during the day) he had to go to the Prefect of Discipline and rent one (25 cents) or he couldn’t enter a school building. LOL. I’m sure that Br. Casey meted out harsher discipline for other crimes, but generally he was well liked and respected.

In case you are wondering how a boy could “lose” his tie during a day of classes, they were only required to wear the ties inside the buildings. One day I sat in the parking lot, waiting to pick up my son for the orthodontist, and watched boys changing classes. Every kid would whip off his tie (one handed) the moment he stepped out of the building. Then he would flail that tie at other boys furiously as he walked and swing it around his own neck and retie the knot (one handed) before stepping into the next building. The skill was amazing, but I vowed that day to never buy my kid a NEW tie to wear to school again. All of his ties came out of the St. Vinney’s bag (from his father’s closet) from then on.

By the time my younger son entered that school, they’d dropped the tie requirement! LOL.


44 posted on 03/28/2013 2:08:15 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden; tioga

I heard this on the radio just awhile ago-now I’ll be singing it for hours-

“A circumstance beyond our control, oh oh oh oh
The phone, the tv and the news of the world
Got in the house like a pigeon from hell, oh oh oh oh
Threw sand in our eyes and descended like flies
Put us back on the train
Oh, back on the chain gang

The powers that be
That force us to live like we do
Bring me to my knees
When I see what they’ve done to you
But I’ll die as I stand here today
Knowing that deep in my heart
They’ll fall to ruin one day
For making us part”

“Pride and Prejudice”-the British one with whats-her-name Knightly-is on Oxygen-I’ll put the song out of mind by watching her Elizabeth Bennett verbally emasculate that asshat Darcy-I never get tired of seeing that...


45 posted on 03/28/2013 2:32:58 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Keira, the stick. She’s very attractive and I love Jane Austen’s writings. I think I’m off to catch some zzz’s before tonight’s game.


46 posted on 03/28/2013 2:41:59 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Our atavistic yearning for our guns is causing out elitist lawmakers to try to make laws to fire our sheriffs for not taking our guns. How about we just fire their them. Law would fire sheriffs for defying gun control measures
47 posted on 03/28/2013 3:00:44 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

It looks like you are having fun, posting from an iPad? A+ for you.


48 posted on 03/28/2013 3:05:48 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

I read elsewhere that it has already been pointed out to the useful idiot from Dallas that our state constution does not support anything like that-it would cause the fetching of tar and feathers...


49 posted on 03/28/2013 3:20:47 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

Longing for the good old days of maulers & brawlers while attending a boxing match makes you atavistic at a fistic event...


50 posted on 03/28/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT by mikrofon (Atavboy!)
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