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Word for the Day, Thursday, June 27, 2013 - Chary
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Posted on 06/27/2013 6:25:09 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”.

Chary

Adjective, also: charier, chariest

    1. Very cautious; wary: was chary of the risks involved.
    2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing: was chary of compliments.


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


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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A chary defense attorney is questioning the girlfriend on the stand again. He asked her about her change in demeanor, "You seem so different today". Live thread here.
1 posted on 06/27/2013 6:25:09 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Rise and shine! Obama is out of the country and spending your money....get to WORK!


2 posted on 06/27/2013 6:27:37 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

secret garden will be around today, so you can post your homework to her or to me. Your choice.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 6:28:26 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Who is not chary about donating to the Tea Party, or other organizations where the government will know your name, after the recent IRS disclosures?


4 posted on 06/27/2013 6:28:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
Anthony Scalia was chary of the homosexual agenda 10 years ago and warned us this day would come.
5 posted on 06/27/2013 6:30:10 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: tioga

BRW, I was #1, but I have to see the haircutter and manicurist today so I’ll be gone.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 6:30:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: verga

Nino was dead on. Not that that was a hard one to call.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 6:33:21 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: tioga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ4hmKGKjbM

For your amusement before I leave for the morning!
Radio-controlled cow herder.


8 posted on 06/27/2013 6:38:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

I am chary of compliments for the current administration.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 6:39:53 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (You don't like the way I drive? Stay off the sidewalk.)
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To: tioga

Maybe they got her meds adjusted.


10 posted on 06/27/2013 6:40:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LOL, I chose not to join my local tea party so I didn’t have that problem. A++


11 posted on 06/27/2013 6:42:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: verga

A++ Really?


12 posted on 06/27/2013 6:43:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Me too, but I’d really like to donate to True the Vote or Veritas. Who thinks that might trigger an audit?


13 posted on 06/27/2013 6:44:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yes, you are first in the door today.


14 posted on 06/27/2013 6:44:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Silentgypsy

Chary? To praise them is crazy. A++


15 posted on 06/27/2013 6:46:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Well, I’ve been waiting since 6 AM. Actually, that is how I met my husband — waiting at the door until the teachers decided to unlock it. I used to arrive early because I was the daughter of a teacher. My husband arrived early because he wanted a specific spot in front of the school to park his Model A. We used to argue all the time, which is great preparation for marriage.


16 posted on 06/27/2013 6:48:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

All patriots need to be chary
Of promises made by King Barry
Equivocation and lie
Are the means to get by
For this sneaky, corrupt adversary


17 posted on 06/27/2013 6:52:22 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: afraidfortherepublic

Model A? Was it a long time ago or an old car?


18 posted on 06/27/2013 7:03:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Interesting in that it seems to be the opposite of “charitable”. It would be something to write Language Maven William Safire about, were he still with us.


19 posted on 06/27/2013 7:38:45 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: tioga

My wife doesn’t normally like hot dogs, but she will eat one if it’s cooked on the grill and all char-y.


20 posted on 06/27/2013 8:07:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Excellent! A+++


21 posted on 06/27/2013 8:11:17 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
Charo-y
22 posted on 06/27/2013 8:13:31 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: tioga

No work again today-our customer’s spouse filed for a divorce yesterday-I just found out late last night, when my compadre called to let me know...

Obama’s loss of credibility
Has put him in the light-
There isn’t any “off” switch
And the door is out of sight

He’s run off to Africa now
To take his message there-
But “gay” is not accepted
So that speech went nowhere

We’re chary of his every word,
And every action, as well-
I’m rushing to go galt soon,
As Rome burns and goes to hell...

I saw where the “star witness” in the Zimmerman trial said she can’t read cursive-well, I guess she only reads Twitter-does she write it, too...


23 posted on 06/27/2013 8:56:05 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 was chary of what to expect from TSA, but the people were just wonderful at both Nashville and Newark.


24 posted on 06/27/2013 9:04:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Typically, you'd find the Bruins' Zdeno Chary RE scoring opportunities by the opposition, but Chicago made him look ordinary at key times during their recent victory run...

25 posted on 06/27/2013 9:17:16 AM PDT by mikrofon (Stanley Cup Runneth OVER)
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To: Texan5

She can’t read cursive, but apparently she can write it. She supposedly had written the letter she couldn’t read.


26 posted on 06/27/2013 9:33:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I heard yesterday that when called on that, she claimed “a friend” had written it-if so, have her name the friend...

I’m curious-didn’t they say this girl is going to community college, or something like that? Do people who can’t read graduate from high school?


27 posted on 06/27/2013 9:45:32 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
Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)

Quotes

28 posted on 06/27/2013 9:47:22 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: Texan5

I understand that, at age 19, she is going to be a high school senior this fall.


29 posted on 06/27/2013 9:59:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Most people graduate at 17-18-maybe they held her back because she can’t read?


30 posted on 06/27/2013 10:29:24 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

I met a guy this week who was a freshman in HS at 16. I asked if he was a redshirt kinnygarner.


31 posted on 06/27/2013 1:27:49 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

She admitted her friend wrote it and she signed a false name. RME It was admitted by the prosecution for their case. WTH?


32 posted on 06/27/2013 2:04:17 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5

She is 19 and had lied to say she went to college. I believe she is in high school and a junior or senior. RME She shouldn’t be out of grade school. She moves her head when reading and moves her lips. I am skeptical that she can read at all.


33 posted on 06/27/2013 2:06:00 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga; SoothingDave

I think someone on the prosecution team said she grew up in a home where Spanish was the first language, to explain her seeming inability to understand English except when it suits her to do so.

But if that is true, why didn’t they get a Spanish-speaking translator for her-surely Spanish is a common second language in Florida, same as it is here.


34 posted on 06/27/2013 2:31:29 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; SoothingDave

I think someone on the prosecution team said she grew up in a home where Spanish was the first language, to explain her seeming inability to understand English except when it suits her to do so.

But if that is true, why didn’t they get a Spanish-speaking translator for her-surely Spanish is a common second language in Florida, same as it is here.


35 posted on 06/27/2013 2:31:29 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

Oops!


36 posted on 06/27/2013 2:32:00 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: SoothingDave

Xshub LOVES hotdogs on the grill! That’s why Father’s Day dinner was weenies!


37 posted on 06/27/2013 3:11:52 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

They are good, but i usually go “upscale” with some brats or kielbasa. Lol.

My father in law does a spiral cur on sausages so they are like a spring when he grills them.


38 posted on 06/27/2013 3:27:56 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Oh he would never eat those!


39 posted on 06/27/2013 3:47:05 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Model A? Was it a long time ago or an old car?

Both. Several of the guys in our high school drove restored Model As, and they liked to park them out front for everyone to see, instead of hiding them in the student parking lot. My husband bought his with his paper route money at 14 and restored it himself from the frame up, finishing it in time to get his license at 16. We still have a Model A, but a different one from the one he drove in HS.

40 posted on 06/27/2013 3:54:18 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The T-bird was a pain in the butt, seemingly existing only to need expensive repairs. I can’t imagine a Model A.


41 posted on 06/27/2013 4:34:34 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

I thought i saw Haitian for her. So French creole likely was her native language.


42 posted on 06/27/2013 4:35:29 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

For the mechanically inclined, Model As are fairly easy to repair, and the parts are relatively easy to get. Model Ts are a different matter. Model As can travel at secondary highway speeds (not freeway speeds). Even if you are competing in “original” classes at shows, certain upgrades for safety are allowed. My husband’s car is all original (29 4dr. steel back sedan), but he’s changing the radiator so that it doesn’t boil on hot days (allowed) and we are going to add seat belts and additional tail lights and turn signals before we take it on any road trips, other than parades.

Now that is another thing that Pennsylvania is known for: Model A reunions. People drive their As from all over the country to gather at Hershey once a year. People who don’t want their As to get dirty (or who don’t trust them on a cross country trip) bring them in enclosed trailers. The owners also often dress in period clothing for another level of competition.

Re: Model Ts. On the web, I watched a tutorial on how to start and drive a Model T. That is a whole different animal. My grandmother helped move her family from Long Beach, CA to Chowchilla, CA. My grandfather drove a truck with part of the family (9 kids altogether) and my grandmother drove a Model T sedan with the rest of the children. She drove over the Grapevine Pass between LA and Bakersfield pre-1920. It is a tough pass today, but it was H*** in 1920 — one lane, very steep. If you met an oncoming car, the driver going uphill had to back down until he could get off the road to let the other car pass.

I was always impressed that my grandmother could accomplish this feat. My other grandmother never learned to drive at all. After I watched the tutorial on how to drive a Model T, I am ready to worship Grandma B’s amazing skill. (The parking brake is also the gear shift. It is quite different from a modern car, whereas a Model A drives pretty much like any stick shift car out there.)


43 posted on 06/27/2013 6:25:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

And I do know that you mentioned the T-Bird (1955—). I just threw that information about the Model T in there to demonstrate how much automotive progress had been made between 1927 and 1928.

From what I read, the Model T was Henry’s and the Model A was designed by Edsel, his son.


44 posted on 06/27/2013 6:30:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

I thought they said Spanish, but if it was creole French, I’m sure there are people there who speak that, too-there are certainly people from all of the Caribbean islands in Florida.


45 posted on 06/27/2013 6:34:36 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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