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Word for the Day, Tuesday May 28, 2013

Posted on 05/28/2013 5:06:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, May 28, 2013



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".

isolato [ahy-suh-ley-toh]

-n, pl. isolatoes
a person who is spiritually isolated from or out of sympathy with his or her times or society.

[1850–55; < Italian < Latin insulātus. See insulate

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1 posted on 05/28/2013 5:06:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Domo arigto all yinz isolatoes.


2 posted on 05/28/2013 5:07:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Yesterday, I dropped my car off at the dealer to have the AC looked at today. We decided to go over to the (related) Kia dealer across the street to "look."

Yadda, yadda, yadda and 4 hours later I'm driving home a brand new Sportage.

The color is called "Mineral Silver" with a black interior.

It's all wheel drive, but unlike my old car which was full time, this one is front wheel drive unless it detects slippage, and then the rear wheels kick in.

It's got the touch screen media interface to let you play your devices or bluetooth your phone. It even has storage on it for mp3s.

3 posted on 05/28/2013 5:14:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i sense a midlife crisis!!!


4 posted on 05/28/2013 5:29:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

xshub’s lexus has the touchscreen and it recognizes the phone and because my music is on my phone it automatically recognizes that. i was floored bc i had obv touched something and didn’t realize it and all of a sudden music is playing, and it’s not the radio etc. and i finally figured out it was my iphone/ipod music. i totes want that on my next car. i can play my music now but it requires the wire. I will prob get a new highlander next winter, but only if it has the wireless recognition of the music.


5 posted on 05/28/2013 5:33:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto...
6 posted on 05/28/2013 5:34:01 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: SoothingDave

What’s up with the IRS-Gate? Oh!
Barack: “I was so isolato”
And the lie that he spews:
“I found out on the news!”
Blames it all on obscure small potato


7 posted on 05/28/2013 5:35:54 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: SoothingDave

did i tell you my niece and her husband were in japan two weeks ago? he sells kauai pianos in his store and i guess won a trip for highest # of sales or something. They were singing mr. roboto under their breath the entire time they were there.


8 posted on 05/28/2013 5:38:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Not quite, but we had a confluence of events. My wife’s car is just about paid off. And mine is orphaned (Suzuki no longer sells cars in the US), and the warranty is set to expire. So I wanted to get ride of it while it still had some value.

My wife wanted to package with the touchscreen and the backup camera. I could have done without. It also adds heated side mirrors (which are good) and they have an LED strip on them so they act like turn signals, too.

The climate control is still manual with knobs. I’ve rented cars where the touchscreen controls the fan and whatnot and it’s just not as convenient.

I am sure a new Highlander will have bluetooth music capability. In some package and trim level.


9 posted on 05/28/2013 5:57:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
The color is called "Mineral Silver" with a black interior.

IMHO, big mistake. I have a silver Cadillac with a black interior. Never again. Great car, but I keep losing things in the interior. You can't see anything if you check the inside through the windows while parked in the garage. We've "lost" keys, gloves, wallets, prayer books, etc. and wasted untold minutes of our lives looking for these articles all over the house, only to find them already in the car after all. PLUS, the black interior "shows" more dirt than my champagne interiors ever did.

I still have doggie footprints in the back seat, even though we lost our dog in Feb. When my knee feels better, I'll have to get back there with a soapy rag and a vacuum cleaner and clean the last of the dog memories out of there.

10 posted on 05/28/2013 5:59:17 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
I wish this jerk was isolato

Why does he keep sidling up to Al Qeada in every Arab civil war?

11 posted on 05/28/2013 6:03:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I understand the concern, but I had black interior on the car it replaced without incident. Of course, I don’t park it in the garage, cause the garage is full of stuff.

And the dog is not going in this car.


12 posted on 05/28/2013 6:07:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

It is a nice car SD - and of course in your part of the world 4WD is important! It really is amazing all the neat things newer cars offer - I’m sure you will enjoy it!


13 posted on 05/28/2013 6:13:28 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: NeoCaveman; secret garden

Watch any Arrested Development? I saw the first 2.5 episodes.

Not too bad. You have to realize the show is very much in “chapters” with each episode focusing on a particular character.

Portia di Rossi looks like she had some strange face surgery. Definitely not as cute as she was. All Shawkat was in the age range where I thought she would look a lot different, but she actually looks exactly the same.

They have Seth Rogan and Kristen Wiig playing a young George and Lucille.


14 posted on 05/28/2013 6:13:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

We were surprised. This Cadillac (which we bought with 18,000 miles on it) had every option we wanted. We already were resistent to a black exterior, although we would have settled for that. We didn’t even think about the black interior and are shocked that it has become a problem. My car even has a sun roof, and that doesn’t help much. The windows are slightly tinted, but not too much.

On Mother’s Day we drove to brunch in our friends’ similar Cadillac — black exterior with an “ice platinum” interior. What a difference! Our car has fewer miles and more features, but their interior is nicer.


15 posted on 05/28/2013 6:20:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

There is a button for downhill descent. If on a really steep decline, you can press this button and it will guide you down at 5 mph. All you need to do is steer.

It also has a chilled glovebox, so you can take out the manual and owner’s card and fill it up with cold beverages. Really.


16 posted on 05/28/2013 6:23:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden
They have Seth Rogan and Kristen Wiig playing a young George and Lucille.

I liked that. Nice touch.

I've seen more episodes already than I want to admit and it's not bad but I laughed more watching reruns of earlier seasons on Netflix recently.

17 posted on 05/28/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

Now I like that! Chilled - that could be very handy!


18 posted on 05/28/2013 6:31:15 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: NeoCaveman; secret garden

They did reprise the breakfast/family bit in the first new episode. (It bookends the original series, with “family” being the answer in the pilot and “breakfast” being the answer in the final episode.)

I still like when Buster finds the box of wine and thinks it’s a giant juicebox. And the narrator says it’s the first time he had tasted alcohol since he was nursing.


19 posted on 05/28/2013 6:35:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

yes, we have the heated mirrors, backup camera and the rest, just not wireless. the lexus also has something on the sideview mirrors that blinks when someone is in your blindspot next to you. All of it just requires getting accustomed to it.


20 posted on 05/28/2013 6:36:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

They also have available on higher trims power folding rear seatbacks. Really? You can’t lift a lever and push a seat down?


21 posted on 05/28/2013 6:37:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I don’t have the blindspot warning, but I do have the backup beeper.


22 posted on 05/28/2013 6:37:51 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i’m always pressing that by mistake, it is called DAC or something? at least a light flashes on the dash to let you know you enabled it.


23 posted on 05/28/2013 6:39:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Hey I love technology! If you had a baby in your arms and a bag you needed to set behind a seat that would come in very handy! My daughter bought a toyota recently and while looking with her I thought the back seats that lean back a bit was really nice....


24 posted on 05/28/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: SoothingDave

the highlander doesn’t have the sonar [beeper] so i make do with the camera, but i do miss the sonar. it makes parking much easier.


25 posted on 05/28/2013 6:40:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

And there is another Loose seal joke too.

I’m not saying it’s not funny. It is. Just that I found the ones I’ve seen before funnier.


26 posted on 05/28/2013 6:42:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy; mikrofon; secret garden; TruthShallSetYouFree

So, anybody ready to jump on the Penguins bandwagon?

Watch this ragtag bunch of misfits, rejects and has-beens keep winning to thwart their evil owner’s plans to move the franchise to another city.

No wait, that’s the plot to “Major League.” ;-)


27 posted on 05/28/2013 6:42:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

sorry, can’t jin up any luv for the penguins. fresh aht ; )

OHHHHH, btw, pittsburgh dad on FB apparently posted asking if anyone was having a churchhall/firehall wedding this summer that he could be invited to. he wants to do an episode on one. that will be EPIC!


28 posted on 05/28/2013 6:45:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

To be fair, you have to watch the new ones 4 or 5 times to have an honest comparison. ;-)


29 posted on 05/28/2013 6:45:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Too bad. You could follow @BritPensFanClub on Twitter.

A bunch of dedicated Britons who stay up late to watch the games, which start after midnight there.

They’ve been dubbed the “Brinzers.”


30 posted on 05/28/2013 6:47:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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So, anybody ready to jump on the Penguins bandwagon?

I don't really follow hockey, so OK.

31 posted on 05/28/2013 6:48:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

OK, good for you. Welcome aboard!


32 posted on 05/28/2013 6:51:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i follow more than one Pens twitter account including @evildanbylsma. one of xsteen’s friends stayed up and followed Caps games when he was over in England for a semester in college.


33 posted on 05/28/2013 6:54:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I love my tahoe but have a HORRIBLE blind spot over my right shoulder and have to lay the right passenger seat down completely so I can see! It is really bad when someone is sitting there. (headrest PLUS human head- completely blocked area)


34 posted on 05/28/2013 6:56:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: SoothingDave
and boy am i dying to attend this!

[from Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt}:

As mentioned earlier, Jonah Goldberg and I will be "guest bartending" at a National Review Happy Hour, held at our D.C. office at 233 Pennsylvania Avenue the evening of Thursday, May 30, starting around 6 p.m. It's being organized by a nascent women-focused NR group called "Conserva-Chicks" — clearly, no focus group examined that name — so attendance by those with two X chromosomes is particularly appreciated. You can watch a quick promotional video, demonstrating my bartending skills, here.

35 posted on 05/28/2013 6:59:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Go! Sounds like a blast. And you have two x chromosomes.


36 posted on 05/28/2013 7:01:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Isolato

In the winter we have isolato and cold muchobuncha und dat’s da trooff!


37 posted on 05/28/2013 7:06:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; TruthShallSetYouFree; Texan5
I was at the grocery store yesterday and wanting to try a budweiser product called beerrita (I think) - but they only sold it in a big carton. Well these two tatted up skanks were eyeing the booze the same way I eye shoes...glassey eyed with oohs and ahhs..... so I asked if they had tried them and if they were good. One asked if I had EVER had a margarita.... ok I guess I look like an ancient schoolmarm to a skank.

They fit the sterotype of stupid skank so perfectly that when they mentioned looking for something other than the huge assortment at that store I mentioned the TWO liquor stores within the parking area and they said "but today is sunday and they are closed"....I said, "no today is Monday"..... they cursed with glee and left.

I turned to my son and said two things: don't you EVER bring a girl home that looks like that and don't ever ask a skank advice about booze - they like it all.

38 posted on 05/28/2013 7:14:13 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i am rolling on the floor!!!!! hahahahaha!


39 posted on 05/28/2013 7:16:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My son is so much smarter than I am - he was shocked I asked them for advice in the first place! lol


40 posted on 05/28/2013 7:17:23 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
the sole Obama sign in our neighborhood this past fall was in the yard of a GWU prof. not sure what she teaches. She is known in our house as the "mom of the black poodles", she's nice, i have talked dogs with her many times. I recall her withdrawing a bit after seeing the McCain sign in our yard the first time, but we never talk anything but dogs so it's fine. They are jewish, her husband is a retired lawyer. She has ridiculous proObama bumper stickers on her car and the reason i know she is a prof at GW is bc her license plate is GWPROF
41 posted on 05/28/2013 7:27:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ve seen a few articles promoting his face on the mountain.... redic.


42 posted on 05/28/2013 7:32:01 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I had a Bud Light Straw-berita last week. It was not as sweet as I thought it would be. Not bad, not great. I’ve had bottled (malt) traditional lime margaritas that are better.


43 posted on 05/28/2013 7:32:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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Very pretty car, sporty and sleek.
I haven't seen the new AD because we don't have Netflix. I'm not sure I even want to try 2 free weeks of Hulu Plus to get caught up on Nashville.
We saw some great basketball last night. How 'bout those Spurs? Whoop!
44 posted on 05/28/2013 7:40:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; hobbes1

Hobbes would say that women shouldn’t be driving in the left lane anyway, so there’s no need to look over your right shoulder. ;-)


45 posted on 05/28/2013 7:52:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

How many beverages will the glove box hold?

BTW, it’s been raining all morning. First I had 5 deer cavorting in the rain in the backyard. Then rabbits were romping. Now, the rain has stopped, and my backyard is full of wild turkeys. The dog used to keep all these critters well away from the house. No more.

It’s so cold that even my barn swallows have abandoned this place. My daughter in VA is mad at me because she posted a picture of a beautiful bouquet of peonies on Facebook that she’d cut from her own garden. I commented that I found the peonies (and the fact that she had them) “disgusting”. She did not take kindly to that remark, but she doesn’t know how depressing this wet and cold spring has been.

It looks like this will be another lost year for the gardens because of the weather and my surgery.

Asplundh (the firm that clears power lines for the electric company around here) came down my driveway and removed 50 years of brush along the old stone wall while I was in the hospital. They left without completing the job and left a real mess. They say they’ll be back, but when? And what will they actually do? It looks like I’ll have to hire a landscape contractor to clean up this mess before it all grows back. Their efforts have already added between 6 and 20 feet of land to my yard. All of it needs professional attention before I can maintain it.

But my daughter in VA has peonies to pick. Bah, humbug!


46 posted on 05/28/2013 8:22:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Stop fooling yourself. Anybody advertising Obaama on their car, or in their yard, is NOT nice. They are the enemy, and they are causing all of us to suffer through this 2nd term.

Talk dogs, if you like, and pump her brain with a smile on your face, as if you were an undercover agent. But, don’t delude yourself by calling her “nice”.


47 posted on 05/28/2013 8:30:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
How many beverages will the glove box hold?

You may have asked for the one data point not on the spec sheet.

48 posted on 05/28/2013 8:31:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I saw a box turtle, duck, and heron at the park this morning. If I was earlier, I would have seen the deer. It’s fawning time here.


49 posted on 05/28/2013 8:42:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

LOLOLOL! I was only asking because other than the black interior) that is my only complaint against my Cadillac — no convenient carrying space. My glove compartment will hold the owner’s manual, insurance paper and title, and 2 Sunday edition (thin) prayer books. That’s it. The center console barely holds anything. The door pockets are a joke, and the back of the seat pockets barely hold a map. Lot’s of great electronics, but not much “reachable” storage space.

OTOH, my other Cadillac, 5 years older and same model, has better interior storage space. It even has umbrella pockets under the front seats, except adjusting the seats can crusch the brollies.

I expect to drive both of these cars for a long time, but I will inspect my next car very carefully before purchase.


50 posted on 05/28/2013 8:47:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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