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Word for the Day, Tuesday July 16, 2013

Posted on 07/16/2013 5:08:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, July 16, 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".

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-adj
1. causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy: dismal weather.
2. characterized by ineptness or lack of skill, competence, effectiveness, imagination, or interest; pitiful: Our team played a dismal game.
3. Obsolete
a.disastrous; calamitous.
b.unlucky; sinister.

-n
4. Southern US a tract of swampy land, usually along the coast.

[ 1275–1325; Middle English dismale unlucky time, dismol day one of two days in each month considered unlucky (hence later taken as adj.) < Anglo-French dis mal < Medieval Latin diēs malī literally, evil days ]


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1 posted on 07/16/2013 5:08:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Passed a road in the hills of Virginia called “Dismal Hollow Road.”

I can just imagine the fun realtors have trying to sell houses there.

“There’s this great little place I’ve found for you”

“Oh really, where is it?”

“Dismal Hollow”

“It sounds lovely”


2 posted on 07/16/2013 5:10:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

My mood is dismal this morning because I’ve just learned that the FBI lies to us. I’m shocked, I tell you. Just shocked. s/off

In before the ping.


3 posted on 07/16/2013 5:11:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

My daughter lives on Windy Hollow Way and my son lives on Wise Hollow Road.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 5:14:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We have a Possum Hollow Road near me.


5 posted on 07/16/2013 5:23:33 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Obama’s regime has been dismal
Corrupt, socialistic, abysmal
When he speaks, I rebuke
As I cough, choke or puke
If the latter, I chug Pepto-Bismol


6 posted on 07/16/2013 5:30:43 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3043568/posts

Prager speaks a lot of truth here.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 6:00:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
I saw the post, and commented here.
8 posted on 07/16/2013 6:13:42 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Back when Rev Wright was in the news, I learned that the black churches are not part of the solution. Their behavior now with canonizing Trayvon is doing nothing to change my opinion of them.


9 posted on 07/16/2013 6:19:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Y’all are mispronouncing them. They’re hollers.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 7:20:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Isn’t that the Pens’ coach - Ben Dismal?


11 posted on 07/16/2013 7:20:57 AM PDT by mikrofon (No, he's just a Bylsma...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Pages aren’t loading correctly again.


12 posted on 07/16/2013 7:37:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I was always intrigued by the “Great Dismal Swamp” in Suffolk. Apparently it was the scene of quite a battle during the Civil War. And I think I read that some of the drug dealers in Norfolk area used to take street dealers who wouldn’t pay up to Great Dismal, and they were never heard from again. Not certain how true that was, but it certainly did provide an even more scary view of it.


13 posted on 07/16/2013 7:54:18 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

I used to see signs for it when I went to Roanoke Rapids, NC on business.


14 posted on 07/16/2013 8:02:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Enjoying a brief vacation, I went to Va Beach to clear my mind and see a few friends over the weekend. While the weather was a little uncooperative, and the rental car was less than I'd prefer, I felt like I had finally returned home. However, I needed to fly back to Mass., where family issues in abundance were waiting for me, and the feeling of my wallet being picked and my freedoms being oppressed made the landing more dismal than I'd felt before departing.

I've been back 2 days, and the song from Jaws echoes in my mind:

SHOW me the way to go home,
I'm tired and I wanna go to bed
I had a little drink about an hour ago
and it's gone right to my head.

Wherever I may roam
by Land or Sea or Foam,
you can always hear me singing this song;
Show me the way to go home.

15 posted on 07/16/2013 9:26:36 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“So, where does xsex shop fer bathing suites?”

“Oh, de shop on-line, or at dismall, or at dat mall, or at de udder mall.”


16 posted on 07/16/2013 9:36:46 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: theDentist

VA Beach was fun for us last week. Wouldn’t want to live there and deal with driving through the HRBT every day. Like a bunch of Yinzers, slowing down before the tunnel for no reason and causing traffic backups!

I only knew that song from hearing Lister sing it on Red Dwarf in “Thanks for the Memory.”


17 posted on 07/16/2013 10:04:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Vacation underway As luck would have it we are on the concierge floor of the ritz Carlton. The kids are excited as we have not been on converge
Level since they were little. Free wifi as well as food throughout the day.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 11:47:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Vacation underway As luck would have it we are on the concierge floor of the ritz Carlton. The kids are excited as we have not been on concierge
Level since they were little. Free wifi as well as food throughout the day.


19 posted on 07/16/2013 11:48:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Vacation underway As luck would have it we are on the concierge floor of the ritz Carlton. The kids are excited as we have not been on concierge
Level since they were little. Free wifi as well as food throughout the day.


20 posted on 07/16/2013 11:48:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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