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Word For The Day, Thursday, June 6, 2013 orotund
dictionaries ad nauseam | 6 June 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 06/06/2013 4:13:59 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".

orotund \OR-uh-tund\ adjective
1. marked by fullness, strength, and clarity of sound : sonorous
2. pompous, bombastic

Example sentences:
Josh cleared his throat dramatically, then did a dead-on impression of the professor's orotund, patronizing speech.

"Comedian Bob Hope used to tell an anecdote about Franklin D. Roosevelt housetraining his Scottish terrier, Fala, on the Chicago Tribune. It was a reference to Roosevelt's greatest hater,Tribune publisher Robert R. McCormick, an orotund aristocrat who considered the New Deal indistinguishable from Communism."
— From a post by Edward McClellan on NBC Chicago's Ward Room blog, April 23, 2013

Etymology:
The Latin roots of "orotund" are related to two more common English words—"oral" and "rotund." Latin "or-" means "mouth," and "rotundus" means "round" or "circular." The Roman poet Horace joined forms of those Latin terms to create the phrase "ore rotundo," literally meaning "with round mouth," and figuratively meaning "with well-turned speech." "Ore rotundo" was modified to "orotund" and adopted into English in the late 18th century. It can indicate either strength of delivery or inflated wording.

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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 06/06/2013 4:13:59 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 06/06/2013 4:14:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The great orotund governor from New Jersey
told theWon the storm was bad, come and see.
For the cameras they did mug
even went in for the hug.
After awhile the gov was heard to say he never calls me.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 4:52:01 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden
Some fall into orotundity only after years of conscious effort and training.

Others, such as Karen Kenney, seem to have drawn it up directly from her heart.

4 posted on 06/06/2013 4:55:43 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: secret garden

Just damn.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 5:13:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Gee. From tioga’s offering, I thought that orotund had something to do with rotund at first glance.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 5:24:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
Orotund

“In the rotunda the orotund and rotund Senator Bubba (Bombast) O'Breakwind said the tender tundra......”

7 posted on 06/06/2013 5:28:17 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

Jay Carney, mendacious, orotund
Will claim that he, just like Obama, was stunned
That Cincy agents weren’t rogue
D.C. put the targets in vogue
“They are patriots, and have to be shunned”


8 posted on 06/06/2013 5:29:03 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: secret garden

Since my period of post surgical enforced inactivity, I have become O (so) rotund.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 5:50:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

In the mean time, oroturd the White House, another press corpse briefing was being gleefully sucked down by the screaming masses of Bomama’s democrat-socialist worshippers....


10 posted on 06/06/2013 5:59:46 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

Please don’t think me orotund, but I’d like to remind all that 69 years ago, the Invasion of Europe began. Ferocious fighting on both sides had started, good men died, and the fingers of Nazi occupiers were being broken away from their grasp of Europe. Back then, we understood war and why we were involved. Today such understanding is impossible, thanks to idiot newspapers, cowardly politicians, and the willing blindness of a superficial President.


11 posted on 06/06/2013 6:00:40 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

How about the willing blindness of nearly half the nation?


12 posted on 06/06/2013 6:09:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; tioga; secret garden; xsmommy

The Philadelphia Medical Examiner just denied Fr. Frank Pavone’s request to give the remains of Gosnell’s aborted babies a proper burial. Philadelphia is taking extreme measures to prove that they are no longer the City of Brotherly Love, aren’t they?


13 posted on 06/06/2013 6:18:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
That's funny! A+ for you.
14 posted on 06/06/2013 6:30:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
I heard she killed it. A+ for you.
15 posted on 06/06/2013 6:31:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
They were so tired last night, all it was going to take was one mistake. No shame in that game.
16 posted on 06/06/2013 6:33:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It is raining (again) and temps will not break 60 degrees here today. I have decided that the pasture shall remain un-mowed this year until frost kills it. This will cut back on my mowing time and gas consumption, and I won’t risk any more horrific experiences. Of course it also means that I will be unable to reach my fenced vegetable garden which I wasn’t planning to plant this year anyway. But, I would like to clean it out.

I was slowly mowing around the outside of the fence when I hit the fawn. :( I’d just gone down one side (not the side with the gate) and was making a loop to get the 2nd side when the fatal accident ocurred. I’m still suffering shock from the experience.

Does anyone know when it is a good time to transplant lilacs? I have a couple of Arbor Day lilacs growing in a “nursery” area of my veggie garden which need transplanting. I need to send my husband out there to recover them. Do I have to wait until the leaves fall off? Or, just until the flowers are gone?


17 posted on 06/06/2013 6:34:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
No, he's a pompous son of a gun.
18 posted on 06/06/2013 6:35:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

A for you!


19 posted on 06/06/2013 6:36:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We’d also like the phone records of every single citizen, for the only reason which is oppression. Bastards. A+ for you.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 6:37:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I despise them all. A for you. Our game against Bama will be the CBS game of the week, Sept. 14. Whoop!


21 posted on 06/06/2013 6:38:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

Now you’re going to make me crabby. We don’t want that. A for you, reluctantly...


22 posted on 06/06/2013 6:40:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Mine finished blooming about a month ago. You can transplant them anytime but after blooms stop is a good time if you can’t wait until the fall, which is the best time. I wish I could stop mine from all the sucker growth around them. They were not a good choice for their location but I planted them before I knew that, in honor of my mom who loved them.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 6:42:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I love them, and they grow with little, or no, care around here which makes them a good choice for large lots. Our main problem is that buckthorn tens to grow up in them, and it is hard to tell the difference when there are no blooms. The other downside is that the blooming period is so short.

But, there are different varieties on the market now, and I intend to fill in with some of the re-blooming varieties and the dwarf varieties that bloom at different times. Hopefully, I could get color most of the summer that way.

But the old fashioned ones (like the Arbor Day Foundation gives away free every year) make a good framework and I have 2 that need trarnsplanting to a permanent location. I guess I’ll choose a cool day and go for it.

Should I take a sharp-shooter (long pointy shovel) and cut around the roots to encourage them to “ball” up about a month before I actually dig them?


24 posted on 06/06/2013 6:51:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

I love them, and they grow with little, or no, care around here which makes them a good choice for large lots. Our main problem is that buckthorn tens to grow up in them, and it is hard to tell the difference when there are no blooms. The other downside is that the blooming period is so short.

But, there are different varieties on the market now, and I intend to fill in with some of the re-blooming varieties and the dwarf varieties that bloom at different times. Hopefully, I could get color most of the summer that way.

But the old fashioned ones (like the Arbor Day Foundation gives away free every year) make a good framework and I have 2 that need trarnsplanting to a permanent location. I guess I’ll choose a cool day and go for it.

Should I take a sharp-shooter (long pointy shovel) and cut around the roots to encourage them to “ball” up about a month before I actually dig them?


25 posted on 06/06/2013 6:51:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yes. It will make the job easier.


26 posted on 06/06/2013 7:05:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you.


27 posted on 06/06/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

No, no shame. But it’s likely a mortal wound. You can’t say they didn’t try, just didn’t get the bounces. Craig Adams hits the post a few minutes before the gamewinner. An inch to the left and it’s a different situation.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 7:30:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
Rotund opera singers tend to be orotund (or donut eaters, come around to it ;)
29 posted on 06/06/2013 7:34:15 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD Bump)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LOL I used it like that because of the similarity of the words.


30 posted on 06/06/2013 7:43:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

My bad habit of “skimming” posts just picked up the proximity “orotund” and “Christie”. Of course, it was all over after that. I could not focus on the actual meaning of the WFTD, particularly after seeing the pictures yesterday of poor Gov. Christie waddling down the beach with the lithe and prancing Obama.


31 posted on 06/06/2013 7:53:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

It is 72, with a chance of rain-the grass in the woods was damp earlier when I went hiking...

The panic of Obama’s bunch
Appears to be contagious-
Even fringe media’s remarks
Could be termed outrageous

Holder says he’s staying-
Now, that could be a rout
His most orotund groupies
Might even drag him out

With the IRS running mad,
The enemies lists and all-
Deja vu-it’s Nixon’s kingdom
In the year before his fall


32 posted on 06/06/2013 8:16:14 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: SoothingDave

It was an exciting game but you could see how exhausted everyone got at the end.


33 posted on 06/06/2013 8:20:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

A+ for you. The skies opened up here when I was finishing my run. Lots of wildlife out there earlier. I hope the rain moves through. I’m babysitting tonight for my nephew.


34 posted on 06/06/2013 8:23:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

A+ for you! They claim having the big gut helps them but I don’t see how since it decreases lung expansion. Never understood their reasoning.


35 posted on 06/06/2013 8:25:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; afraidfortherepublic

I love lilacs, but they do not grow well at all here in the hill country-the soil is too thin, rocky, and the chemical composition is all wrong-unless you want to dig a hole 6 ft deep and fill it with top soil brought from 60-100 miles south, they do best as a potted ornamental shrub...


36 posted on 06/06/2013 8:28:30 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

Ah yes, but I’ll bet you can grow crepe myrtle and bouganvilla, two blooming shrubs that we cannot have in Wisconsin. At least I could grow those successfully in the Houston area. (Texas is a big state with many climates.) Of course every place needs soil brought in. That goes without saying.


37 posted on 06/06/2013 8:36:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; secret garden

Willing blindness of this nation as well, yes.

Sorry to be cynical which may necessitate crabbiness in others, but it just seems of late that we as a nation have become lost, and we really need another Reagan out there. And all the RNC offers are milquetoast RINOs.


38 posted on 06/06/2013 8:40:55 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

50-60 years ago, when our only sources of news were a handful of Daily Newspapers and weekly news magazines, as well as nightly news broadcasts and news reels at the movies you might be excused for not knowing the nitty gritty of the political scene until after the books are written. But now, with unlimited sources of news, it is inexcusable that people are so ignorant. Willfully ignorant.

The perfect example, IMHO, is the recent video of the man on the street interview when the reported asked a goteed white man if he agreed with Obamacare.. “Uh, no.” “Why not?” “I don’t really know what Obamacare is.”


39 posted on 06/06/2013 8:49:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Crepe myrtle grows fine here, but does not get tall enough to make a small tree as it does further south where there is dirt. The winters are too cold here for bouganvilla-it may not survive if it snows, or if the temperature remains below freezing for more than a day or so, no matter how tightly and well you wrap it up-their lifespan here is about as long as that of a banana tree-I’ve lost a couple of them to the cold.


40 posted on 06/06/2013 9:11:46 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: secret garden

Thank you! There was a cheeky raccoon eating sunflower seeds from one of the bird feeders under the trees when I came into the gate from the woods this morning-it just looked at me as I passed by and kept munching.


41 posted on 06/06/2013 9:15:46 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: secret garden

Hearing about the snooping on Verizon is giving me the creeps, added to all the other stuff-are we sure that J. Edgar is really dead?...

“Lunatic fringe, we know you’re out there
You’re in hiding, and you hold your meetings”...


42 posted on 06/06/2013 9:21:00 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: Texan5

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/exclusive-obama-pulls-plug-on-32000-meeting-with-electric-car

Did you see the story of this idiot?

This is notable for the fact that someone at the DNC still has a functioning sense of shame.


43 posted on 06/06/2013 9:47:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/spain-seeks-us-slim-overweight-19332078#.UbC9U6KPOSo

Don’t you hate it when you miss a decimal place and build a submarine 70 tons too heavy to float?

They’ve come a long way from the Armada days.


44 posted on 06/06/2013 9:48:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: theDentist

It isn’t helping my mood that I am watching the oversight hearings today and wish I could reach inside the TV and smack the former commish. Such arrogance. Even the democrats are feigning outrage.


45 posted on 06/06/2013 10:20:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

The cancellation of the private pay-for-play lovefest is no more than the idiot deserved-just goes to show what a shameless whore our government has become.

Spain seems to need a brain transplant, doesn’t it? I’ve never been all that proud of my Spanish ancestry-my Native American ancestors were not nearly as greedy or cruel...


46 posted on 06/06/2013 10:49:04 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: secret garden

Thanks ... e.g. Luciano Pastrio- ..er- Pavarotti

(Son of a baker, BTW ;)


47 posted on 06/06/2013 12:10:31 PM PDT by mikrofon (RIP, Signore)
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To: SoothingDave

I’ve spent the past hour fooling with that damn truck, driving up and down 1/2 mile of the road, trying to figure out what makes it get locked in park so I can’t get into gear, or get my keys out of the ignition without using a screwdriver to operate the manual override switch.

Only thing I’ve found is that the mechanism works fine-shifts from park, releases the keys, etc, as long as the engine hasn’t been running for more than 2 minutes-after that, no way in hell will it work...


48 posted on 06/06/2013 2:17:55 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: Texan5

I dont suppose a series of short trips would work for you?

If you had insufficient power the switches and solenoids would fail to function. But that would make more sense if it didnt work when on battery. If charging system was bad i would expect it to get worse each time you stopped and started again.

You might want to find the fuse powering these and change it. Could be a weak point and a cheap thing to try.


49 posted on 06/06/2013 2:25:50 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The power was the first thing I thought of, but the battery is new, and has been charging fine-I’ve made several trips for work of 30 miles or so-I’ve had to resort to the screwdriver every time I stopped.

Thanks for the idea- I’ll check the fuses tomorrow morning-I’m sort of tired of the thing for now...


50 posted on 06/06/2013 2:46:42 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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