Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, July 15, 2013-- sisyphean
Posted on 07/15/2013 5:29:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, July 15, 2013 aleatory
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".
sisyphean; adjective 1. of or pertaining to Sisyphus. 2. endless and unavailing, as labor or a task.
"resembling the labors of Sisyphus," 1635, from Sisyphus, from Gk. Sisyphos, a name of unknown origin. King of Corinth, famed as "the craftiest of men," he was condemned in the afterlife to roll uphill a stone which perpetually rolls down.
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....
sorry for the way the thread looks, i am at home today and posting this from an email. Secret, i know the blocks show up in your threads and they showed up the last time i posted from this, but today it decided not to. OH WELL! people can just deal with a less than pretty thread. And yes, i do see that the word ALEATORY was left when i edited it, OH WELL again and i am looking at you, Soother.
"..it's what got me in trouble when I was spying on my sister"
serves ya right! ; ) A+++
Liberals are sisyphean as well as sissy peons.
you can do better than that, i’m sending you back to your seat ; )
i paid zero attention to the zimmerman trial and i will now have to force myself to avoid info about what is being done in it’s aftermath, bc it will drive me insane. the handbasket is hurtling ever faster towards hell.
Don’t go bringing that New Jersey beer into our respectable thread.
ok, that’s better A+++
Since when are we respectable?
Sisyphean is a very nasty disease but can be cured with tons of anti-biotics. It is not nearly as bad as owning a condo in Phoenix, both are easy to get but getting rid of the condo is next to impossible.
so is it back to the salt mines for you today? i am enjoying a pre-vacation day off today. Have to take the dogs to be boarded, am having lunch with my st james mom friends, to celebrate those of us with july birthdays.
nasty biz! A+++
Obamacare’s dreck we’re now seein’
Compliance with rules, sisyphean
Delays, changes, waivers
Supporters get favors
That don’t accrue to the plebeian
Little known is that Soccer began with the ancient Greeks — originally it was called Sisyphus-ball
Some might describe the languishing, seemingly unending nature of the game as Sisyphean ...
It just moved on to greener pastures ; )
I am spending the day with my friend’s husband while she has a day’s vacation from her sisyphean care of her husband. She gets a day with her three daughters at the lake. He has a feeding tube and I will have to assist him throughout the day with food and water. Her husband is a very pleasant man, so no big chore for me. He has COPD and is on oxygen. Just making a pit stop here to check on Buffy, due back there by 10:30.
I am still grinning about the verdict. The rest is just icing on the cake. Let them all squeak like greased pigs. Does my heart good to get a win now and then. Restores my faith in this country, truth be told.
Oh yeah that for sure!! A +++
Excellent!! A ++++
Played by sissies! A ++++
A+++ what a nice treat for her !
That is so nice of you to give her a day off
We’re just happy to have a thread. If anyone complains about its appearance, they just volunteered to take a day hosting it.
I was working on a bid off and on, but I’m at a halt until I get some info from a company...
If the idiots in Washington
Would do as the people ask
Keeping body and soul together
Wouldn’t be a Sisyphean task
Instead of just butting out
So market and nature can rule
They just stir the Roman mob
Till all DC looks the fool
They don’t see the money is gone
As their mob continues to shout-
Let’s all hide and watch the show
As the masses figure that out...
Nasty work - Thank you for helping the family (both patient and wife!) out though. 8<)
Wasn’t it Hercules who diverted a river to wipe out the sishityphean mess from those stables? Seems to me we would need an entire Missippisisyphean flood to clean out Washington’s mess.
That looks cool! I’d never heard of it!
Great job! A ++++
Well, we did have that going for us.
Good for you! I just got back in town and it's going to be a very long week.
Which is nice.
I caught part of Cavuto’s show w/Varney substituting, and he had Florida gov Scott on, and he sounded like a world class wuss-Varney was asking him about Holder’s likely continued meddling in the Zimmerman/Martin case, and he just kept saying “think of the parents, tragedy, 17 year old boy, parents’ hearts broken, boo hoo, poor parents of Trayvon”, dodge, dodge-you’d think he was elected apologist of Florida-not governor-I’m not up on Florida-does anyone know what that is about?
So I says hey lama...
How about a little something for the effort!
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