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Word For The Day, Thursday, April 4, 2013 – palimpsest
dictionaries ad nauseam | 4 April 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 04/04/2013 5:04:10 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".

palimpsest (PAL-imp-sest) noun
1. A writing surface such as a parchment that has been reused after partially or completely erasing the original text.
2. Something reused but still showing traces of its earlier form.

Example sentences:
"All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and re-inscribed exactly as often as was necessary."
--George Orwell; Nineteen Eighty-Four; 1949.

"Her memories, too, are a palimpsest of the real and the staged; their courting scenes in a play."
--Molly and the Playwright; The Economist (London, UK); Jun 24, 2010.

Etymology:
From Greek palimpsestos, from palin (again) + psestos + (scraped). Earliest documented use: 1661

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 04/04/2013 5:04:10 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 04/04/2013 5:05:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: All

I’ve gone to run the park and will be back soon. Post on!


3 posted on 04/04/2013 5:06:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
palimpsest (PAL-imp-sest) noun

1. A writing surface such as a parchment that has been reused after partially or completely erasing the original text.

2. Something reused but still showing traces of its earlier form. 

3. How Obama views the Constitution.

4 posted on 04/04/2013 5:31:34 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: secret garden

The President’s words were written in the sand. This was a convenient palimpsest, given that his messages fluctuated with the tide.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 5:41:48 AM PDT by locountry1dr
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To: secret garden

6 posted on 04/04/2013 5:43:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: secret garden
From Greek palimpsestos, from palin (again)

Sarah! Sarah!

7 posted on 04/04/2013 5:52:27 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: secret garden

Forensic scientists from the FBI work long hours unraveling the electronic palimpsests belonging to terror suspects to determine their networks.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 5:56:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Two centuries of freedom, now palimsest
Covered by Barry’s true manifest
The one Karl Marx had penned
Bringing strife without end
Comrade Obama, the left loves him best


9 posted on 04/04/2013 6:38:04 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: KarlInOhio
Exactly. A for you and welcome to WFTD!
10 posted on 04/04/2013 6:51:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: locountry1dr
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
11 posted on 04/04/2013 6:52:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: JoeProBono
A+ for you!
12 posted on 04/04/2013 6:53:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
A for you, Sarahbot!
13 posted on 04/04/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

One can never really erase a hard drive. A for you.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 6:54:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

They quickly forget how their commie idols lived off their daddy’s money. Once a sponge, always a sponge. A+ for you.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 6:56:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
If one must be a bot, I can think of none better :)

May 26 are you ready?

16 posted on 04/04/2013 7:29:50 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: secret garden

Before the advent of Viagra, Ma never had to worry about Pa’s limp set.


17 posted on 04/04/2013 7:30:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Omigosh, I CANNOT wait!!!


18 posted on 04/04/2013 7:33:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

You had to go there, didn’t you? Le sigh...A for you.


19 posted on 04/04/2013 7:34:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

xshub and xsboy are going to Atlanta to see SU in the final four. it’s been 10 years since they’ve been in, and xsboy is now 21 yo, instead of 11 and i have a feeling their experience will be a lot diff than the last time we all went. Hopefully the result will be the same. Though honestly, for xshub, nothing can beat the feeling he had of watching them cut down Georgetown’s nets at the Verizon Center, after Gtown flamed out in the first round to Fl Gulf Coast.xsboy is driving home tonight after his last class, so as to be here for the flight to Atlanta tomorrow. They’ve been invited to stay with a colleague of xshub’s, who is a Georgia law prof, which will save them the $700 a hotel was going to cost.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 7:48:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well, happily..the result is Always the same.

March Gayness comes to an end....;)


21 posted on 04/04/2013 8:08:40 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

If Syracuse wins and Louisville loses Saturday I think I win my bracket.


22 posted on 04/04/2013 8:29:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: NeoCaveman

that would be a fine outcome all around ; )


23 posted on 04/04/2013 8:30:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

It is 43 and the woods are wet and cold from two days’ rain-winter is back for a few more days...

Obama’s delusional vision
That he keeps trying to sell
Is nothing but a palimpsest
That has never gone very well

His minions will not tell him,
Their sense of meaness shows-
He’s wrapped in a faux creation
Like the emperor with no clothes

That fool Johnson invented it-
He said only “the rich” would pay-
That’s why his great society
Still won’t work to this day...


24 posted on 04/04/2013 8:47:16 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: xsmommy

Do you get free breakfast with a $700 hotel room?

You’d love the motivational poster hung outside the engineering offices here:

We are the one!
Yes we can!


25 posted on 04/04/2013 8:57:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

this is in trinidad? guess he is a god to black people everywhere!
the hotel wasn’t $700/night, it was for hotel for 4 nights.


26 posted on 04/04/2013 9:08:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes. A Korean engineering firm, though. Very odd to see this blatant ripoff of Obamaganda.


27 posted on 04/04/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

A+ for you. The guy filling in for Glenn Beck this morning was all over the EBT cards and wondering why we stipulate what people can use food stamps for when they can go to any ATM and get cash for whatever they want. The slippery slope is a 12 lane Autobahn.


28 posted on 04/04/2013 9:30:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

creepy as all get out!


29 posted on 04/04/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Thank you! No kidding-there will always be a way to misuse a free pass, whether it is an EBT card, food stamps, whatever, because once it is in someone’s hands, it is off the radar. I had clients on workers comp who were supplementing that income by selling their food stamps to others-if we found out, we put a stop to that, but I’m sure that was just a drop in an ocean.

I remember MrT5 and his co-workers confiscating cards and vouchers from bogus “veterans” who said they were homeless because of Katrina, and who had been buying everything from designer suits to drinks at strip clubs with the things. Those scammers weren’t even from Louisiana, much less NO.

It simply is not possible to have real accountability for blank checks like that-we need to return charity to churches and private organizations, where it can help those who really need the assistance-not scammers.


30 posted on 04/04/2013 10:29:13 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: secret garden

When he’s slumming in Chicago, B always looks for the palimpsest member in the bathhouse for a liaison…


31 posted on 04/04/2013 10:44:28 AM PDT by mikrofon (Pen_ Pals)
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To: Texan5

And now they’re talking about hiring people to “help” citizens get on and use obamacare, including free translators and the “navigators” will be paid a minimum of $20/hr. Crazy. It’s like they have no business experience whatsoever. /s


32 posted on 04/04/2013 11:54:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Now you’re just creeping me out. A for you. We play the revamped Columbus tonight, minus one of my favorite players who will be in DC tonight.


33 posted on 04/04/2013 11:57:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

As I understand it the EBT cards may be loaded with “food stamp” money, but also general cash benefits.

No different that someone cashing a welfare check and then buying booze with it. Now the govt doesn’t print checks, they just load electronic money in the card’s account.


34 posted on 04/04/2013 12:38:15 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Sorry about that, you just (un)naturally associate some things with certain people…

Good luck tonight with Columbus, it’ll be interesting to see if that team gels following such a major shakeup. Here tomorrow night, we’ll see how the Sabres fare with the “population of Pominville” having moved to the State of Minnesota.


35 posted on 04/04/2013 12:46:57 PM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: mikrofon

I despise the Wild. Mainly because of their owner.


36 posted on 04/04/2013 1:24:54 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I heard that, too-it is just like the old TEC-the people they hired to “help” people find work were mostly there because they didn’t get hired someplace else-all they did was hand the people who went there a card, and send them to job openings they found in the newspaper or on the internet. As the late Garner Ted Armstrong said-When the blind lead the blind, they both fall into the ditch...


37 posted on 04/04/2013 3:06:01 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: xsmommy

That’s awesome. I hope the win the whole shebang. Been too long.

Was up in Syracuse today. Va Hospital and visited my niece and her baby. We ate at Zeb’s before heading home. Got home before dark, which made me happy. Enjoyable day. I was surprised to barely find any of those 10 inches of snow I heard about. Wonder if I saw xsboy on 81S and didn’t even know it.


38 posted on 04/04/2013 5:04:53 PM PDT by tioga
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