Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, June 13, 2013 – mordacious
Posted on 06/13/2013 4:44:10 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".
mordacious mordacious \mawr-DEY-shuhs\, adjective
1. sharp or caustic in style, tone, etc.
2. biting or given to biting.
She was hoping that neither Garth nor Otto would bungle and embarrass her and that we wouldn't be the brunt of some mordacious Page Six gossip column for arriving in an old car.
-- Brian M. Wiprud, Pipsqueak, 2004
Emma had almost made it into the safety of the kitchen when out of the dark, and away from the masses, Patrick appeared. "Well, well, well." His tone was mordacious.
-- Jane Sigaloff, Technical Hitch, 2005
Mordacious came into English in the 1640s from the Latin word mordāx meaning "given to biting."
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 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!
Rise and shine!
Mordacious ....we need lessdacious, not more.
Incisive wit leads to either mordacious comments or grinding, staring silence.
I’m looking at the fine print of my new car yesterday and I realize that the government stole 6 horsepower from me.
In certain states they only sell a version of the engine that is “Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle” rated, which has reduced hp and torque.
So here I am, unwittingly helping to save the planet. Shouldn’t I get a tax credit or something?
I wish one of the reviews I had read had mentioned this. There are 13 states where they have these regulations.
I guess the next version of the standard will be called “Mega Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.” Followed by “Uber Mega Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.”
There is one place we don’t spy.
is VA one of the states? shoulda asked me to find ya one!
yeah cuz nothing FISHY ever goes on there! RME
No, it isn’t. But Maryland is.
Ohio would have been closer. I don’t know what kind of rigamarole you have to go through to buy a car out of state. It’s probably not worth the effort.
I don’t blame Kia, they had the numbers on their brochure with a footnote listing which states.
It just seems that the automotive press doesn’t make a mention of these environmental things unless they write a special article for those looking for “green” vehicles.
so last night xshub comes to me with a credit card bill asking what these two charges were for, for $250 each 4 days apart at the end of May. i had no idea! he said you really need to start printing out receipts for stuff you order online! so i couldn’t imagine what this was, was fairly sure i had not ordered anything for that much esp TWO of them! but was left feeling guilty and worried about it. so i called just now to see what the charges were and it’s a fundraising site, she said it could be for schools or political groups etc. So it twarn’t me! He’s at a drs appt now, but it could possibly be HE who made the charges, since he and xsbaby went to a fundraiser/reception with the Fairfax County Republicans a few weeks ago. In any event, if it wasn’t him, we will dispute the charges.
so i guess we can justifiably refer to you as an EARTHWATCHER, now ? ; )
is there any correlation between right to work states and the states on that list?
Wasn’t that where Frodo and Sam were trying to ditch the ring?
ah... berry punny. You’ve been reading my posts too much...
I got the diagnosis from the cardiologist today. Atrial Fibrillation, or A-Fib. Basically, an occasional irregular heartbeat. All the other heart tests were perfect—no plaque, arteries are fine, etc. They had given me an event monitor which I carried around for several weeks until I felt the irregular heartbeat. I recorded it with the monitor and that confirmed the initial theory.
It’s no big deal—not life-threatening. I should cut the caffeine down (easy) and the wine (a little tougher) but I will be “fine.”
And da morededacious, the more decontrolus.
Jay Carney, mendacious, mordacious
His lies getting still more audacious
His boss? Even worse
Makes me call for a nurse
‘cause he’s arrogant, dumb, and loquacious
Probably. But coincidental. It’s the smog states in the northeast plus Cali, Oregon, Washington.
I wonder if I can drive in the carpool lane now? ;-)
GOOD! cutting caffeine would be far tougher for me than cutting down on wine.
on 66 here probably, prius go there with one person!
I don’t even know if PA has an exception for electric or hybrid cars.
But this is none of those anyway. Just a regular car that the state has “nudged” the manufacturers into “improving” to meet certain targets.
I’ll make you a deal. You drink coffee, I’ll drink wine. :)
I thought wine was good for your heart.
Yes, from the CBS eye. A for you.
Less than 90 days until football! A for you.
A+ for you, since they are all sequacious!
So did I. The cardiologist said that one or two glasses is good for the heart, but beyond that the results go the other way.
i honestly cannot recall when i have had more than two glasses of wine. if i have wine at all it’s not more than once a month or so. but i have a triple venti latte pretty much every day.
MrsTruth and I share a bottle of wine virtually every night. I get three glasses, she gets two. Might have to flip that around.
I don’t think I always knew that we were sort of outside the norm as far as alcohol consumption. xshub might have a beer if we go out to dinner, and on the rare occasion will have one at home in the evening. Not even once a week really, maybe a few times per month if that. My kids are pretty much the same way, but they are the ones that pointed out that we are fairly tee-totallerish. It was never a conscious choice, but even knowing that we are oddballs, I don’t feel obliged to pick up the pace either ; )
Every day? Beware of the onset of A-fib. I got some PACs and they warned me off of caffeine. I only have a couple of glasses of iced tea in the mornings for breakfast if I go out for it. Otherwise, nada on the caffeine for me. I don’t want A-fib in my future if I can help it.
A friend of mine had an African Gray in college and she would laugh like an old woman. It was creepy. A+ for you.
No work today, which sucks, but things have been slow mid-month for a couple years now-they pick up in a week or so when folks have paid the bills...
Of all the money grabbers
The IRS is liked the least-
Its methods of operation are
Those of some mordacious beast
Customer service doesn’t exist-
All staff work at the behest
Of a corrupt administration
Who rewards those they love best
And who don’t question savaging
Those on Obama’s enemies list
We’ve seen all this crap before-
Is it any wonder we are pissed?
I’m not a hard core smoker or drinker, I don’t do any drugs, I’m lightweight, fit and get paid for hard, physical work-I live a natural, semi-vegan lifestyle. And with all that, I do have a favorite “sin” or two that I won’t compromise or give up...
I started reading Mad Magazine when I was 10-11, and I remember a cold war parody of PSAs warning against caffeine, alcohol, smoking, every thing fun is bad, will kill you, etc.
The ad had a huge mushroom cloud in the background, and Alfred E. Neuman in the foreground at a table with a bottle of liquor and cup of coffee on it, and he was puffing on a cigar, pointing at the table. The caption read “With THAT to worry about, I should be worried about this stuff?”
That pretty much sums up my fatalistic attitude, even after all these years-there are worse things than death-and I’m gonna enjoy my life...
A for you.
A+ for you.
It’s a thousand times worse this time around. A+ for you. I have a question. My lowest newel post on the staircase is wobbly. If I put some shims and a gob of wood glue in there, between the bottom of the post and the wooden stair, will it make things better or worse?
Everything in moderation, that’s my theme. I have been warned off of caffeine for good reason. PACs are a very weird feeling, I know when I have them and don’t like it. They are a known precursor to A-fib and I KNOW I don’t want that. The Bible says all things in moderation....good advice.
Thank you! I’d just re-read “Atlas Shrugged” the last time, and young and idealistic as I was, I was wishing I could go galt-this time-much older, jaded and cynical-I’m working on doing just that, as fast as I can...
Is the post screwed into the stair tread with a wood bolt or screw? You need to check that first, and if it is, find how to tighten it by rotating it in the proper direction. If it isn’t screwed/bolted down, how is it attached?
If it is attached to the stair with a bolt/screw-
Put some construction cement or wood glue into the gap and gently rotate it until it is anchored tightly. Wipe up the excess glue or construction cement right away-then go back at 15 minute intervals and do it again, because it will continue to seep out for quite awhile.
I can’t rotate it and I think it is just hammered into the railing at the top. It is definitely wobbly so I am waiting for my son to return from Depot with some shims. It looks like the bottom must be bolted in somehow. Honestly, I cannot tell.
I do believe that is true-the only things I don’t do in moderation are drugs, soda of any kind, and sweets/empty calories-and I don’t do those things at all-I’ve never had a liking for sweet stuff, and drugs are like poison to me-can’t miss what you never liked...
I drink lots of 1/2 each sugar free “fancy” vitamin water and regular bottled water at work/home during the day and evening, two cups of regular coffee in the morning, and that is pretty much it, except for maybe a cup of green or herb tea in the evening. Wine or beer on special occasions, but I’m a cheap date-2 glasses of wine is my limit...