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Word for the Day, FRiday, June 7, 2013 - Lacuna
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Posted on 06/07/2013 4:32:40 AM PDT by tioga


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”.

Lacuna

Noun, n. pl. la·cu·nae (-n) or la·cu·nas

    1. An empty space or a missing part; a gap: "self-centered in opinion, with curious lacunae of astounding ignorance" (Frank Norris).
    2. Anatomy A cavity, space, or depression, especially in a bone, containing cartilage or bone cells.


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.

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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)

Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister

Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate


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The NYTimes has a lacunae in their manhood after the latest limp wristed slap at Obama on their editorial page. They backed down in an editorial....showing a shocking lack of testosterone. The Daily Caller caught this little lover's tiff.
1 posted on 06/07/2013 4:32:40 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Rise and shine! Class has begun. Homework on my desk.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 4:33:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Christina Scabbia, easily one of the most beautiful women in the world, is the singer for “Lacuna Coil”.


3 posted on 06/07/2013 4:37:57 AM PDT by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: tioga

I haven’t had enough coffee this morning to fill the lacuna of my cognitive thought.

I am hearing songs in my head...

“Lacuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase...”

Or the Beach Boys: “Aruba, Jamaica, ooo I wanna take ya, Lacuna, Bahama, come on pretty momma...”


4 posted on 06/07/2013 4:37:59 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: tioga

5 posted on 06/07/2013 4:38:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: baltodog

Oh, it was her birthday, recently...so, there, it relates to current events.


6 posted on 06/07/2013 4:39:25 AM PDT by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: tioga

The left has a mental lacuna
When it comes to their pet Big Kahuna
Tapping phones? Reading mail??
He should end up in jail
And I’m not talking later, but suna


7 posted on 06/07/2013 4:41:36 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: tioga

izzat like driving your foreign car up a big hill: lacuna mountada?


8 posted on 06/07/2013 4:45:25 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: baltodog

I guess you are prejudice, but OK, she looks pretty. A++


9 posted on 06/07/2013 4:47:46 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Old Sarge

do you always make up new lyrics? LOL A++


10 posted on 06/07/2013 4:49:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Weird. A++


11 posted on 06/07/2013 4:52:30 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I like the Big Kahuna reference. A+++


12 posted on 06/07/2013 4:54:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: camle

hey, stranger! A++


13 posted on 06/07/2013 4:56:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
One can even find lacunae in emptiness, such as in outer space. This is not news, but even if it were, it would be nothing to talk about.
14 posted on 06/07/2013 4:57:28 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: tioga
I like the Big Kahuna reference

Well, he was born in Hawaii. Allegedly.

I have written literally thousands of limericks since this thread began, most of them about Obama and none of them favorable. (Hey, why are there a bunch of men in black suits at my front door? And why does the guy in front have a battering ram??)

15 posted on 06/07/2013 5:01:00 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: NicknamedBob

LOL A++


16 posted on 06/07/2013 5:02:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

do we need to collect bail $??


17 posted on 06/07/2013 5:02:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga; xsmommy

It’s from one of the most interesting and thought-provoking movies of this century. Xs hasn’t watched it yet.

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” tells the tale of a man who finds his ex has erased her memory of him and he decides to erase his of her. During the procedure, he has second thoughts and tries to “hide” her memories.

It examines whether it is better to experience love and pain or forget about them. And whether, without memory, we are destined to repeat our histories. And if love is stronger than all of that.


18 posted on 06/07/2013 5:02:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I haven’t heard of it either.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 5:04:28 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Oh, I’m an old hand at it!!

In the world of science-fiction fandom and re-enactors, it’s called “Filking”. Taking a popular tune and mucking about with the words.

As a performing minstrel, I’ve been doing it for decades!


20 posted on 06/07/2013 5:10:55 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: tioga

It’s interesting. You basically see the love story told by way of Joel’s memories as they are being erased. Very non-linear and surreal.


21 posted on 06/07/2013 5:11:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

well? since youse guys hid the wet bar, there ain’t much reason to show up now is there? and you let Inflatable Ingrid fly away....


22 posted on 06/07/2013 5:19:42 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

Who hid it? It’s right where it always was. The janitor keeps taking Ingrid to the broom closet.


23 posted on 06/07/2013 5:29:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
do we need to collect bail $??

No, I have plenty of money in my bank account. It's not like they could wipe me out electronically by entering a remote command.

Whooops! (Good thing they closed Gitmo. Wouldn't want to go there.)

24 posted on 06/07/2013 5:45:10 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

Gitmo has some nice digs......paradise island style.


25 posted on 06/07/2013 6:03:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Two months ago, after creating a lacuna in my right leg, the doctor slipped in a replacement knee and sewed me back together again. His handwork still aches after all these days, but I slept through my medication call this AM, so I must be getting better. I'm down to 3 Aleve per day. I'll be kicked out of PT next week, and I'm on my own to continue therapy until I can walk normally. Yesterday I spent some time making a chart to track my exercises, and now it's time to address it. 10-15 straight leg quad sets first. Ugh!
26 posted on 06/07/2013 6:30:30 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Brilliant!


27 posted on 06/07/2013 6:31:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I like the suna reference!


28 posted on 06/07/2013 6:33:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thanks. You have excellent taste. (Or you’re high on Aleve.)


29 posted on 06/07/2013 6:59:16 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

Suna as a rhyme for Kahuna is LOL funny.


30 posted on 06/07/2013 7:07:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

31 posted on 06/07/2013 7:14:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: tioga

last i heard of ingrid, after she was almost hit by that plane, was that the russians were using her as a whitewater raft in their annual rafting contest...

as for the wet bar, they started using stemmed glasses again...(sigh!)


32 posted on 06/07/2013 7:15:13 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
they're not so bad.......the red neck look is in.
33 posted on 06/07/2013 8:10:35 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

It is cloudy and almost cool outside-I only came home from the woods because I have to research a product for a job...

And that word is a favorite of mine-a character in a favorite book uses it with sarcasm...

All those convenient lacunae
In AG Holder’s recollection
Were fabricated to assist him
In avoiding certain detection

And it worked for quite awhile,
His minions spied on the press-
Now he’s busted-how far it went
Is anyone’s educated guess

Now everything feels hinky
To Rosen, AP and their kin-
They know to trust big brother
Means that you will never win...


34 posted on 06/07/2013 8:11:40 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: tioga

I saw those in the Skymall catalog!

I was going to, one of these days, show them off in class. but you beat me to it.

It’s actually some sort of glass/ceramic. It just looks like a red Solo cup.


35 posted on 06/07/2013 8:23:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
Unlike his teammates with the vacant lacunae for morals, this guy has a heart.
36 posted on 06/07/2013 8:42:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Yesterday, I was able to do a good thing for a fellow contractor-he was about to be stiffed by a dishonest and greedy person who did me that bad turn a few years ago. A heads-up, a little info-he got paid right now in full, and voila, sinless revenge that left me smiling...


37 posted on 06/07/2013 8:45:17 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

Have you seen Silver Linings Playbook yet? Language is not safe for kids but there is nothing gratuitous.


38 posted on 06/07/2013 8:45:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

We babysat last night for my nephew: 3 little girls, 11, 3, and 1. Haven’t done that in years but we’re building family relationships with them. They were two broken kids who found each other and have amazingly risen above the horrible family circumstances they both endured as kids. I’m so pleased to see what they have become and their kids are darling.


39 posted on 06/07/2013 8:54:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Can’t say I have. I don’t normally watch romances.


40 posted on 06/07/2013 8:56:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

It’s not a romance - more like all different relationships. It’s about dealing with the cards you have been dealt.


41 posted on 06/07/2013 8:59:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

With which you have been dealt. Sheesh, I’m tired from the run and dogwalk and yardwork. Time to clean up and rehydrate!


42 posted on 06/07/2013 9:01:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

How are your dogs doing? Is the newly-liberated one still on a mission of discovery?


43 posted on 06/07/2013 9:11:59 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: tioga

ok then... i’ll have me a marterini or three....


44 posted on 06/07/2013 9:14:00 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: tioga

If you spell the WFTD with a capital first letter then rotate that counterclockwise about 45°, and rotate the second last letter (in lowercase) 180°, and lastly replace the final letter with an ‘m’, you would come up with a synonym…

Nothing really significant, just some random weekend musings :-)


45 posted on 06/07/2013 9:27:36 AM PDT by mikrofon ( 's wordplay)
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To: secret garden

It seemed fine to me as “cards you have been dealt.”

Reminds me of “Little Miss Sunshine,” another good movie about a family just trying to hold it all together. Very dark humor, especially the ending at the beauty pageant.


46 posted on 06/07/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

He is the happiest little thing, running around and playing. Big dog gets his morning weekday walks since he is supposed to be on minimal activity. He lost 2.6 pounds at the last weight check, 4 more to go and then we can treat him for heartworms. I’m still cranky about the company not covering his care since we’ve had him on preventive since adoption.


47 posted on 06/07/2013 9:33:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

That’s because you are an engineer and appreciate brevity.


48 posted on 06/07/2013 9:37:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
Speaking of humor, I wish I had seen this. It reinforces my low opinion of his ability to think on his feet, or anywhere else.
49 posted on 06/07/2013 9:44:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It sucks that they won’t pay-humans get damages for using products they knew perfectly well were dangerous-pets don’t have that option.

I’m glad your little dog is doing so well-I was just outside with Husky girl, and that bold raccoon was at the bird feeder again-it decided to quickly climb the nearest tree when the dog came rushing over-Husky girl thought that was great fun.


50 posted on 06/07/2013 9:56:59 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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