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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 2, 2013 aleatory
dictionaries ad nauseam | 2 May 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/02/2013 4:41:48 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".

aleatory \EY-lee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, AL-ee-\ , adjective
1. of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable: an aleatory element.
2. Law. depending on a contingent event: an aleatory contract.
3. Music. employing the element of chance in the choice of tones, rests, durations, rhythms, dynamics, etc.

Example sentences:
...it was not a matter of reduction at all, but—perversely—of expansion, the aleatory flutter of uncontrolled, metastatic growth…
-- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, 1996

[Man] is supposed to love happiness; it is my contention that he rather loves excitement. Danger, enterprise, hope, the novel, the aleatory, are dearer to man than regular meals.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, The Day After To-morrow, 1866

Etymology:
Hailing from the Latin word meaning "the dice" or "chance" alea, aleatory first surfaced in English in the late seventeenth century.

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 05/02/2013 4:41:48 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 05/02/2013 4:42:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Morning. Already went on my first walk of the day...it’s beautiful out.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 4:46:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden
When one observes that all of Obama’s policies move us closer to the destruction of this country, one must conclude that they are neither salutary nor aleatory.
4 posted on 05/02/2013 4:48:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: tioga
Here too. So far, so good. Now if the little dog would stop upchucking, it would be even better.
5 posted on 05/02/2013 4:57:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Don't get us started! A for you.
6 posted on 05/02/2013 4:58:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Aleatory economic pump priming by the Federal Reserve has had no economic benefit for the country, only for the privileged bankster class.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 5:00:12 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: secret garden


8 posted on 05/02/2013 5:00:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: secret garden

Aleatory

That’s a ‘tory about beer...Ale, A ‘tory. All the extra “s”s were stolen for Mississississippi.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 5:02:53 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: secret garden

poor baby, hope he’s better soon.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 5:05:57 AM PDT by tioga
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
11 posted on 05/02/2013 5:25:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: JoeProBono
Which one is the thumb? A+ for you!
12 posted on 05/02/2013 5:26:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

Here’s your A. I think you got a little carried away there. Imagine that!


13 posted on 05/02/2013 5:27:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Me too. Apparently yesterday’s sedation is still wearing off and making him sickish. He will have the big surgery in a few weeks.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 5:29:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

G’mornin’. Got up to type the final version of my husband’s 2013 business plan, and I can’t read his scribbles in his edit. I guess I’ll have to wake him up for a translation. Crimony, my leg hurts this AM. Can’t think of a single use for the word aleatory.

I get a haircut today. Hope I feel better after that.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 5:30:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My aleatory knee pain was manageable for my morning walk.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 5:35:05 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Better to be carried by six than judged an elf. Or something like that.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 5:38:39 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I thought for sure you’d go for the musical definition. The haircut will make you feel better. Maybe some ice cold BenGay for the knee?


18 posted on 05/02/2013 5:38:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change
My dad taught us:
M-i-squiggly letter-squiggly letter-i-squiggly letter-squiggly letter-i-hunchback-hunchback-i.
Funny the things you remember.
19 posted on 05/02/2013 5:41:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Yes.

It also allows the government the ability to habitually overspend until the day of reckoning.

20 posted on 05/02/2013 5:42:04 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

If you sat down and imagined what a great Game One would look like, it would be something like what happened in Pittsburgh last night. 4 goals in 22 minutes, sending the starting goaltender to the bench.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 5:51:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

His second term barely ambulatory
Obama’s elections were aleatory
Got votes ‘cause he’s black
But now Congress fights back
So he end-runs with edicts, regulatory


22 posted on 05/02/2013 5:52:23 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: secret garden

Tough word, or maybe I just had too much ale.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 5:53:04 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

the Islanders should be embarrassed to have put up NO resistance.I guess it’s a great game if you don’t want any competition! to me a great game is a hard-fought one where my team comes out on top, not one where the opponents lay down on the ice and let you skate rings around them!


24 posted on 05/02/2013 5:54:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

poor little thing!


25 posted on 05/02/2013 5:54:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oh, I do hope it gets more interesting at some point. Not necessarily in this series.


26 posted on 05/02/2013 5:57:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga; afraidfortherepublic

I am in the ofc again today, going to come in twice per week and work from home on the PT days. Yesterday’s PT was quite good. i think she hit on a problem area. It’s at the side of upper thigh, where a bunch of stuff comes together, she said it was all knotted up and she massaged it and said it might hurt later, but it never did and today i have noticeably less pain than previously. I will see the orthopod next Tuesday.


27 posted on 05/02/2013 6:00:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

an example of an aleatory contract would be a law firm contracting to employ a graduating law student, contingent upon them passing the bar exam.


28 posted on 05/02/2013 6:02:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I do like that LeTang character.


29 posted on 05/02/2013 6:03:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Are you some kind of racist? A+ for you!


30 posted on 05/02/2013 6:04:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Are you some kind of racist?

Obama got well over 90% of the Black vote. In some precints, he got well over 100%. No, I'm not a racist.

31 posted on 05/02/2013 6:06:29 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: xsmommy
Hospitals do that with nursing students too, contingent on them passing their boards. A for you!
We watched the Canuckleheads game last night, hoping someone would plow into Burrows or Kesler. It's sad when your only motivation to watch a game is to see someone get what they deserve!
32 posted on 05/02/2013 6:07:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’m just channeling Treacher. I should have put that in my post. It seems no one can criticize the big zero without being called a racist.


33 posted on 05/02/2013 6:14:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

we are excited to have TORTS back in our lives. Xsgirls are going to the game tonight. Hopefully Torts will have reason to throw another water bottle! xshub is heading to Syracuse to play in a fundraiser golf tourney with his brotherinlaw and xsboy to benefit SU hockey team. He’s also going to start to go through his dad’s house in preparation for selling it.


34 posted on 05/02/2013 6:14:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My team is well positioned for the draft. That is all. I am rooting for some of these games to go to multiple OTs just to wear them out.


35 posted on 05/02/2013 6:27:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Good luck.


36 posted on 05/02/2013 6:28:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

xshub reminded me of the triple OT game that he and i went to in the Ranger series last year. got home after midnight and had to get up at 5 am for work the next day!


37 posted on 05/02/2013 6:30:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

My knee hurts so much today that I can’t think straight. I may have to re-think “getting off” pain pills. But the alternative is so bad (constipation) that I’m reluctant to go the other way.

At least I got the business plan straightened out, and the haircut has been postponed until noon. Just because I’ve been married to this man for 54 years, what makes him think that I can read his scribbles?


38 posted on 05/02/2013 6:33:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Take something else to combat the side effects. Drink prune juice and lots of water. If you need pain pills to move and do your PT, take them.


39 posted on 05/02/2013 6:35:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

The outcome wasn’t good in that game either, was it? I want lots of OTs, bonus hockey, with the chance of beating each other up so badly that we can beat a bunch of them in the early going next season. We had 3 guys get shoulder surgery 2 weeks ago, all on the same day.


40 posted on 05/02/2013 6:37:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The Mass. election of a former Navy Seal whose allegiance to the Republican Party is questionable may be the aleatory card in the stacked deck. He could be liberal enough for Dems to cross lines. Markey is not considered the high and mighty Dem leader. Sh**, he has the voice of Eeyore and is less personable.


41 posted on 05/02/2013 6:40:53 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

I remember Markey from the clinton years and do not like him. Good luck in that election. A for you.


42 posted on 05/02/2013 6:54:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave; mikrofon
Vote for Fisher or else!
43 posted on 05/02/2013 6:57:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

not sure that's a good idea. Gingeroux was the NHL13 cover and the Flyers didn't make the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

44 posted on 05/02/2013 7:10:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

But he can fit a whole tennis ball in his mouth!


45 posted on 05/02/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
A Sharper choice for you hockey babes
46 posted on 05/02/2013 7:16:10 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

he’s gorgeous, we know!


47 posted on 05/02/2013 7:16:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
here's how i know!
48 posted on 05/02/2013 7:21:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

The only thing that would make him better looking is a Preds jersey. I’ve been wanting him here for years!


49 posted on 05/02/2013 7:39:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; tioga; Texan5

I have scheduled little dog’s surgery for this month. He’ll have the cataracts removed and new lenses put in place. And he’ll be able to see!


50 posted on 05/02/2013 7:45:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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