Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 9, 2013 – decussate
Posted on 05/09/2013 4:28:35 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".
decussate \DEK-uh-sayt\ verb
to intersect or cross
The illustration on page 34 of your textbook shows how the optic nerves decussate.
"The fibers of the lateral spinothalamic tract decussate one or two levels above or below where the injury may occur ."
From an article by Kim Boswell, MD, and Jay Menaker, MD, in Trauma Reports, January 1, 2013
The history of "decussate" leads us back to the intersection of "decem," a word meaning "ten," and "ass-," a form that refers to a unit of weight and specifically to a copper coin cut to a half-ounce. In the Roman numeral system the number 10 is represented by X, an intersection of two lines. A man named Sir Thomas Browne coined "decussate" in the 17th century to discuss the crossing fibers that make up human anatomyfor instance, skin tissue. The word continues to be found primarily in scientific contexts today.
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....
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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!
Rise and shine!
Nerves decussate somewhere else, too, but I don’t remember where. (Still on first cup of coffee.)
He gets out of the hospital Tuesday.
The Stranger tried to decussate The Dude, to no avail.
I bow to a superior intellect (you). I also get ticked off regularly by this administration (them).
I tried to decussate my vocabulary some years ago, removing cuss words from my everyday usage.
It works out okay most days, until somebody crosses me.
The nerves in my knee decussate all night long, causing a nagging, low grade pain — just enough to keep me awake all night. But, last night I had the brilliant notion to ask my husband if we had any Aspercreme in the house. We did. The tiniest bit of Aspercreme applied to my knee (no where near the incision) gave me a good night’s sleep for the first time in a month. The results were instant and lasting.
A for you. I use substitute words and my kiddos use Shakespearean slurs on a regular basis.
Fantastic! Have you tried icy Ben Gay? And no, that’s not code. A for you.
No. I’m not one for OTC preps. Generally, I just tough it out, or I follow the doctor’s orders precisely. But (for some reason) I though of Aspercreme last night after hours of nagging pain. The relief was instant, and I fell asleep for about 3 1/2 hours. A tiny bit of creme again, and another 3 1/2 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
I don’t know if my doctor would approve. But, I’m not telling.
well i didn’t remotely use that verb properly did i?
You did to that verb what Jay Carney does to the truth.
Not bad for an ESL student. ;-)
So, Fleury is out and Vokoun is in.
figured he would be : )
the word just doesn’t feel right to me, probably the way the truth doesn’t feel right to Jay!
Wow. Home run. A+ for you. He is reading my mind(well, not about the Down Low Club, because eww, no thank you) about how they are trying to normalize sin.
We love Tomas. You know Vokoun is not his real name?
It works though, because we are definitely at a crossroads with right and wrong.
No, I don’t. I just learned how to spell it, he better not go changing!
Benghazi: Ms. Clinton was SecaState
Told lies that will probably wreck her date
As the first female prez
And, perhaps, the first lez
But her stories and truth never decussate
Lying comes so naturally to her that it is no surprise she and Bill wound up with each other. They both prefer women and lies. A+ for you.
We used to play the Woo Hoo song and sing Vo-Koun instead with the arm gestures(arms up for Vo, down for Koun) after a good series.
I axed da bum ta watch me samitch and de cuss ate it.
one of my friends whose daughter is graduating from UVA next weekend advised me to make reservations for xsboy’s graduation from SU, NOW, because hotels sell out. they made their’s a year ago and were only able to get a bed and breakfast and were lucky to get that! i told xshub this, who lollygagged for a few weeks and started trying this AM. true enough almost everything was sold out. He was able to get us several rooms, thankfully so we are set. But you have to wonder when people make their reservations in order to get the close in hotels etc.
I wouldn’t think most places keep a calendar much more than a year out.
A for you.
That’s wack. How many students do they have?
It is 61 and misty ahead of approaching rain-
With heavy-handed attempts
To decussate with the masses
All the emperor’s minions wear
A pair of clouded glasses-
Glasses that present a view
That is all mirrors and smoke-
And ignores the people weary
Of being jobless and broke
The antics now are wearing thin
Of the latest whitehouse crook
Who continues chapter and verse
To use Richard Nixon’s book
She loves to play the Milhous card. A+ for you.
So many in the direct Obamasphere have assumed the roles of Haldeman, Mitchell and the rest that the playbook must be getting dog-earned and worn by now...
Oh, Milhous-hating started in the 50’s - and has never stopped for the fellow-travelers. Saw a poll a little while back that put Nixon only a little lower than Hitler (of course) and Pol Pot and Idi Admin, but ahead of Stalin and Mao as the most evil people of the past century.
Will Nanny Bloomberg want decossingates at all railroad tracks and bus stops?
A for you!
Now, why oh why, did Truthie think of me writin’ that? 8<)
“Been Gay, Done that” is not always applicable to rubbing in pain relief medicines.
I don’t see Nixon as true evil-that term ought to be reserved for mass murderers and genocidal maniacs like the aforementioned Hitler and Stalin. I see Nixon in the lying lawyers’ and presidents’ club, along with Obama and Clinton-paranoid, enemies list holding cover-up artists...
Aren't those the white packets you find in bottles that they tempt you to eat??
That’s what has always puzzled me about those who hate him so viciously. His “crimes” were so minor compared to anything Clinton, Clinton, Kennedy, Kerry, Obama, Rather, etc have done. Still do.
It is visceral - and internal to so many liberals. Have they been brought up and indoctrinated that way by propaganda since the mid-50’s?
I think liberals must have been as they are since long before the 50’s-because I remember that my paternal grandmom was said to have hung out with-according to the other relatives-”awful people-even atheists and LIBERALS” in NYC, Chicago and places in France in the 20’s and 30’s.
She had traveled-a lot-in her youth despite very modest means, had several men/husbands/lovers, a scandalous, amoral and hushed-up past that supposedly included bigamy and was described by my mom and aunts as “bohemian” in the same tone of voice they used for “communist” or “catamite”. I was a little kid then-1950’s-and they were repeating stories they’d heard from their mothers about those shocking liberals.
That is the word the adults used for effeminate male homosexuals when we were too young to know about that stuff, or to look it up-the fact that they said “liberal” and “communist” in the same disgusted tone put all three in the same category, and that is amusing.
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