Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday July 2, 2013
Posted on 07/02/2013 4:05:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, July 2, 2013
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".
-n, plural anabases
1. a march from the coast into the interior, as that of Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in his historical work Anabasis (379371 b.c.).
2. Literary. any military expedition or advance.
[170010; < Greek: a stepping up. See ana-, basis]
Do not confuse today’s word with today’s song.
It’s another one senselessly and brutally maimed to make a “single” version. Enjoy it in its uncut splendor. This is as funky as a fat, bald Englishman can get.
I like today’s song.
Good morning to you!
Anabasis of today’s “Good Morning”ing is that everyone feels good and is happy, right?
Not necessarily. Today I’m celebrating that Popeye’s has its regular Tuesday lunch special.
And that it’s one of those special days that ends in “Y”.
You thinking about fried chicken at 7 AM?
TheWon’s anabasis to Africa is costing us a fortune. Wonder who many Obama voters will be getting a vacation this year?
who = how
I start with cookies.
I actually don't think about Cheerios, even when I'm eating them.
All of them, all year long. Same as last year.
You ever notice that there are essentially two kinds of cereal? One kind you can finish while it’s still swimming in the milk. The other kind, you have to “drain the swamp” in order to finish it.
The title is taken from the structure of an early version of the song. Guitarist Mike Rutherford explained in an interview that the band labeled various sections of the song with letters of the alphabet, and at one point the sections were ordered A-B-A-C-A-B. Rutherford commented that the completed song no longer followed this format, but the name was kept nevertheless.
i love that song.
i love that one too.
Reminds me of the SouthPark where they put all the kids on ritalin and then they wanted to go to the Phil Collins concert....
The mainstream media’s hypothesis
Has Obama leading the anabasis
Against social injustice
His motto is “Trust us”
With a “Let me be clear” just for emphasis
Is he so fine he blows your mind?
No. Just writes a good column.
Saw one of these on a car window the other day. Pretty funny.
Did you ever listen to his other band, Mike and the Mechanics?
Those and the monograms have got to go.
Just the singles that got airplay.
Good morning - we saw so many bammer bumper stickers in Santa Fe that we almost quit rolling our eyes when we saw one. Lots of old men with long grey thinning hair, pulled back in a pony tail - women with no makeup and similarly grey hair - the sad thing was the young people were bums - begging for money on the streets. So even in the artsy fartsy liberal communities, the time has passed for people to enjoy their free lifestyle, selling their “art”. I assume many retired from elsewhere and moved to Santa Fe to live the artists life. It reminded me of Hawaii - a pretty facade but behind the art corridors is some pretty amazing poverty.
What was the attraction in Santa Fe? See anything neat? Any good food?
I'm not a huge fan of the northern NM cuisine - I like Tex-mex better. We actually had better food in Arizona
Just what every community needs-a bunch of young bums-aren’t they even holding up “will work” signs? I remember Santa Fe as a rather charming-if somewhat loony-place-and there was an “art” shop on every corner...
No I didn’t see signs - a few were playing some kind of music so you could throw a few bucks toward their hat or whatever, but the woman who came up to us just wanted us to give her money.
there was a homeless woman who came up to my car window as i was getting in. we had to park near the shelter which is near our church. She was brandishing a prescription pill bottle. they are far more bold than ever in the past. i do desperately want to direct them down to 1600 Penna. Ave, which is just a few blocks away. Their friend lives there and he promised them so much.
Amazing-did the woman have a reason why a stranger should give her money? I had a vision of a woman in ragged clothes, waving a battered cup and saying alms for the poor...
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