Skip to comments.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
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".
hear it pronounced
a bridesmaid or best man
158595; < 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.
Get that homework in or I’ll sic the IRS on ya’.
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.
I thought “paranymph” was going to have something to do with those Israeli soldiers that got in trouble for racy photos.
Those are the ones who like having sex with people in wheelchairs, right?
That, like "Hump Day", held my fascination only until I found out it didn't mean what I thought it meant.
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...)
(Chuckle.) You thought it referred to the accusations made regarding New Jersey’s surviving senator and two unpaid, underage girls in Costa Rica?
Don’t run. We love a good pun. Even a bad one.
Not really. My focus was not on “para”, but on “nymph”, being a graduate of the Vladimir Nabokov course on nymphology.
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.
Ah, yes--the Humbert Humbert school. (Didn't he lose to Nixon in '68?)
I like it. (I think.)
Dude, you got so wasted before partying with that paranymph at the frat party. A three-way. Excellent!
Two nymphs are better than one.
The competition for limericist laureate is heating up.
Not really it’s standard operating procedure in a third world hellhole banana republic.
Trey Gowdy says that they can still call her (Rice) to testify under her auspices as UN Ambassador, but only if Boehner wants to.
I submit the following column to the wordsmiths at Word for the Day:
Greenburg is right on the button, except that he should have worked “paranymph” in there somewhere.
What’s that old wedding proverb — “To the groom, a bird in the hand is worth a paranymphs...” ?
I wasn’t invited to that wedding.
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
To libs, the ability to lie convincingly is the ultimate resume enhancer. They’ll probably promote Jay Carney to the Supreme Court.
Sometimes I feel almost sorry for Jay the Carney-but not very often...
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...
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.
I hope that is a good thing for her-it sounds to me sort of like Alice working for the Red Queen...
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”...
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.
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”...
so she decided national security adviser will suffice.
I hope the incompetents are all out of work, sooner rather than later.
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.
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...
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