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Word For The Day, Wednesday, June 5, 2013-- paranymph

Posted on 06/05/2013 4:50:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, June 5, 2013-- paranymph

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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".

paranymph [par-uh-nimf]

hear it pronounced

a bridesmaid or best man

noun

Origin:

1585–95; < Late Latin paranymphus < Greek paránymphos (masculine and feminine) groomsman, bridesmaid, literally, person beside the bride.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.




TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: wordfortheday
Abon’go “Roy’ Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s half-brother and paranymph at Barack’s wedding, runs a “charity” that was granted tax-exempt status by Lois Lerner within a month of applying. Indeed, the stonewalling, 5th Amendment-pleading Lerner was so thrilled to be able to help out a member of the First Family that she even backdated the data to insure the tax-exempt status retroactively. Pretty good “customer service” when the normal waiting period for apolitical applications is about 10 months, and for conservatively-themed groups, anywhere from 3 years to infinity.
1 posted on 06/05/2013 4:50:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Get that homework in or I’ll sic the IRS on ya’.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 4:51:59 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

With Tom Donilon’s resignation as Natl. Security Director throws Susan Rice into the role of Obama’s paranymph, and she won’t even need Senate confirmation.


3 posted on 06/05/2013 4:54:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Valerie Jarrett attaches herself to Baraq Obama like a shotgun-wielding paranymph.
4 posted on 06/05/2013 4:57:31 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I thought “paranymph” was going to have something to do with those Israeli soldiers that got in trouble for racy photos.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 4:59:36 AM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Those are the ones who like having sex with people in wheelchairs, right?


6 posted on 06/05/2013 5:03:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A++

gold

Will she be back on the Sunday talk shows, spouting whatever lies she's been told?

7 posted on 06/05/2013 5:06:33 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: Hoodat
A++

silver

Is ValJar Barack's paranymph or vice-versa?

8 posted on 06/05/2013 5:08:37 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: EricT.
A++

bronze

Cute!

9 posted on 06/05/2013 5:09:32 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

A++
Clever!


10 posted on 06/05/2013 5:10:06 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
paranymph - a bridesmaid or best man

That, like "Hump Day", held my fascination only until I found out it didn't mean what I thought it meant.

11 posted on 06/05/2013 5:14:18 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

On matters of national security, Obama is but a nymph. With the addition of Susan Rice as an adviser, now we have a paranymphs in charge...

(runs for cover...)


12 posted on 06/05/2013 5:14:18 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: NicknamedBob

A++
(Chuckle.) You thought it referred to the accusations made regarding New Jersey’s surviving senator and two unpaid, underage girls in Costa Rica?


13 posted on 06/05/2013 5:31:00 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: IamConservative

A++
Don’t run. We love a good pun. Even a bad one.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 5:31:52 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

Not really. My focus was not on “para”, but on “nymph”, being a graduate of the Vladimir Nabokov course on nymphology.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 5:45:08 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Paranymphs

From “The Big Book of Know It All” comes this paranormal paraphrase: Paranymphs joined paragraphs to produce graphic nymphs.”

.....which means no pictures but we thought a few pictures of a two headed wax fish, a parafins, would substitute.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 5:51:50 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: NicknamedBob
being a graduate of the Vladimir Nabokov course on nymphology.

Ah, yes--the Humbert Humbert school. (Didn't he lose to Nixon in '68?)

17 posted on 06/05/2013 6:02:16 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: count-your-change

A++
I like it. (I think.)


18 posted on 06/05/2013 6:03:14 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

Dude, you got so wasted before partying with that paranymph at the frat party. A three-way. Excellent!


19 posted on 06/05/2013 6:12:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

A++
Two nymphs are better than one.


20 posted on 06/05/2013 6:34:11 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
Sam Powers, paranymph of Rice
Inherited her job, isn't that nice?
Another incompetent
A proven sycophant
Bam's choices, they stink on ice.
21 posted on 06/05/2013 6:37:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree
My new fave!
22 posted on 06/05/2013 6:39:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

A+++
The competition for limericist laureate is heating up.


23 posted on 06/05/2013 6:47:51 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

mindboggling.


24 posted on 06/05/2013 7:12:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Not really it’s standard operating procedure in a third world hellhole banana republic.


25 posted on 06/05/2013 7:25:41 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Trey Gowdy says that they can still call her (Rice) to testify under her auspices as UN Ambassador, but only if Boehner wants to.


26 posted on 06/05/2013 7:45:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I submit the following column to the wordsmiths at Word for the Day:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3027567/posts?page=1

Greenburg is right on the button, except that he should have worked “paranymph” in there somewhere.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 7:50:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

What’s that old wedding proverb — “To the groom, a bird in the hand is worth a paranymphs...” ?


28 posted on 06/05/2013 9:13:39 AM PDT by mikrofon (He wishes ;)
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To: mikrofon

A++
I wasn’t invited to that wedding.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 9:25:24 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

Here at last-

The incompetent Ms Rice
Is paid off by her getting
A job as a puppet paranymph
At some liars’ club wedding

I guess she is miserable
And needs to be in hiding
Since no one put money on
The horse she was riding

Bengazi wasn’t a winner,
In fact, it didn’t place-
So now water-carrier Susan
Is allowed to hide her face


30 posted on 06/05/2013 10:16:59 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

A+++
To libs, the ability to lie convincingly is the ultimate resume enhancer. They’ll probably promote Jay Carney to the Supreme Court.


31 posted on 06/05/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration Uof Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you!

Sometimes I feel almost sorry for Jay the Carney-but not very often...


32 posted on 06/05/2013 10:39:00 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

That article is dead on-

I saw an ad for a customer service position at the biggest gym and fitness center in the next county-obviously a position for a 20 or 30 something-and it said in bold type “those who do not speak and write the English language properly need not apply”-I would like to know how many applicants ignored that directive...


33 posted on 06/05/2013 10:51:51 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

I will bet dollars to donuts that my friend’s daughter, who will be graduating from Oxford in July, will end up working for Rice. Both girls worked for Rice several summers at the UN. The skids willbe greased now for them with Rice in the new job.


34 posted on 06/05/2013 11:14:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I hope that is a good thing for her-it sounds to me sort of like Alice working for the Red Queen...


35 posted on 06/05/2013 11:21:28 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

Oh, well-now I have an earworm of a favorite song-

“One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small-
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice, when she’s ten feet tall”...


36 posted on 06/05/2013 11:27:58 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Along came a paranymph named Rice
who lied with abandon and paid a price.
Poor Susan did sob,
while Kerry grabbed her job
now she’s back with a vengeance, how nice.


37 posted on 06/05/2013 11:58:33 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; TruthShallSetYouFree

I traded the “White Rabbit” earworm-for a smoother one from the early 60’s-my mom said it was an old torch song, whatever that is/was, but we would hear it on the radio sometimes, and I’ve loved it ever since. I was watching a movie in the evening last weekend, and heard a few bars of it in one of the funnier scenes-

“You made me leave my happy home-
You took my love and now you’re gone-
Since I fell for you

Love brings such misery and pain
I guess I’ll never be the same
Since I fell for you”...


38 posted on 06/05/2013 12:07:39 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: tioga

or:

so she decided national security adviser will suffice.


39 posted on 06/05/2013 12:08:18 PM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I hope the incompetents are all out of work, sooner rather than later.


40 posted on 06/05/2013 12:28:12 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

They are mixed race, extremely smart, and obamabots. I know there are those who claim you cannot be friends with libs, that they’re horrible people but I beg to differ. I love my friend and her family despite our political differences. I have two very dear friends, who happen to also be colleagues, and we are night and day politically. We each know where the other stands politically and respect our differences. I wish this girl well but I feel like vomiting when I think of who she will Likely be working for.


41 posted on 06/05/2013 12:41:51 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

When I lived in the city, I had a couple of liberal friends I got along with-but they were actually fair minded and respectful, unlike most libs, and we usually didn’t talk politics anyway. My plumber friend is an obamabot, too, but he holds grudges, so we aren’t speaking just now-he’ll get over it eventually.

Just tell the girl to keep her ears open, and if she hears a female voice shouting off with their heads-she needs to run like hell for the nearest exit...


42 posted on 06/05/2013 12:56:48 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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