Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 9, 2013-- myrmidon
Posted on 07/09/2013 5:43:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Tuesday, 7/9/13
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".
1. Classical Mythology . one of the warlike people of ancient Thessaly who accompanied Achilles to the Trojan War. 2. ( lowercase ) a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands1. Greek myth one of a race of people whom Zeus made from a nest of ants. They settled in Thessaly and were led against Troy by Achilles 2. ( often not capital ) a follower or henchman
Etymology: c.1400, from L. Myrmidones (pl.), from Gk. Myrmidones, Thessalian tribe led by Achilles to the Trojan War, fabled to have been ants changed into men, from Gk. myrmex "ant." Transferred sense of "faithful follower" is from 1610.
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
In the Soother's absence, I am acting as his myrmidon in posting this thread. He is currently frolicking in the icy waters of VA beach. I was never an ant, by the way.
So I have to admit that I am feeling particularly dense today, and I do not get your pun... I am sore ashamed....
The myrmidons of the White House staff execute Obambams’s orders without question.
When you vacay, who is the thread xsmommyrmidon?
A myrmidon is like a male myrmimaid, which is one of those fishy women that sailors got so fired up about. Makes me wonder why they didn’t want women on ships.
Oh all the subs have stepped up for me in the past : ) going to be on vacay next week, but should be able to post the thread on monday before i leave. A+++
A+++ darryl hannah is one horrible looking former myrmidon, since she had the plastic surgery.
The military of all nations requires their soldiers behave like myrmidons, and follow the orders without hesitation to the cost of their own lives. However, in Western nations we also require that the orders can be evaluated by the soldiers to ensure it is lawful as well. This is what Obama fears.
Speaking of Mermen, the final series in the Chronicles of Kenny Powers will be on HBO in September.
Have you been watching Family Tree on HBO? I love Cris O'Dowd, an Irish actor and he plays such a nice guy surrounded by absolute nuts. Very dry humor
Football field = Gridiron
Half size = medium
Oscar Mayer hot dogs
Myr mid dion
It may be a bit of corn but I excel in that field
I find it interesting that some on that thread think there won’t be any rioting.....
great! thanks for the explanation! i am slow-witted today!
was Chris O’Dowd the sweet cop in Bridesmaids? if so, i love him.
well i noted the one nay-sayer and i think he is just an all-purpose contrarian, i recall him being unreasonable on some other thread, i can’t even recall what it was about now.
MrT5 told me about a CO he had early in his military career-the petty dictator actually referred to the subordinates under his command as his myrmidons, because he could impose any s*** detail he wished on them. He came to a bad end eventually, though...
The emperor has his myrmidons,
Or at least he thinks he does
But he has disturbed the hive-
The bees have started to buzz
When queen bees take the fifth
And drones say they don’t know
The hive is self destructing-
And there’s just one way to go
The emperor forgot that bees have
A sense of self-preservation-
Some quietly bolt and fly away
Every time he is on vacation
I’ve got a quick bid to do-back later...
Look who slithered in from Twitter.
where have you BEEN??? you need your @$$ beat for truancy! xsbaby [who turned 19 yesterday] just asked me about you and i said you had been scarce for awhile!
Yes - he plays a guy who inherits an old truck from an aunt or great aunt.... starts looking into his lineage. Everyone in his life is a nutball and he travels to America and everyone he meets there is crazy but he is so polite and never calls them out.
Sorry, he inherits a trunk, not a truck
Is it just me, or are there some comments on certain ethnic groups there that don’t belong in civilized discourse?
i thought he was incredibly endearing in Bridesmaids.
Twitter is easier to keep up with and I can block the idjits.
I’ll have to check it out.
Boardwalk returns later in September.
Racists on FR? It can’t be. ;-)
Just like all of us descended from the emerald isle.
Me too - he was my favorite character in that show. I wasn’t as big a fan of that show because I thought Kristin Whig was childish and rude
oh so we are reduced to being “kept up with”?? ; ) just stop by so we don’t think you are dead, ya old coot. i have not been on twitter as religiously since the election, i am tending to boycott news.
let’s not get carried away... ; )
No i wasnt.
But i am finally getting a handle on boogie boarding.
i’m so happy for you ; )
Hey dude, long time, no hear.
What’s up Doc?
The myrmidons of America are those uneducated, tribalist, and non-English-speaking Somalis whom obama operatives packed into buses in Ohio. They were then driven to the voting booths to “put their marks” next to obama and the other Democrats!!!!
Wow! 2 days of A+++ grades. I must be awake earlier in the day.
Definition 3: “Myrmidon” was the title for 6th level “fighter” class characters in the early Dungeons & Dragons rulesets.
(Now I’ll just slink back to my nerd-cave)
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