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Word for the Day, Monday, July 22, 2013-- welter
7/22/13 | xs

Posted on 07/22/2013 5:44:19 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 7/22/13

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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".

welter; verb, noun

1. to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea. 2. to roll, writhe, or tumble about; wallow, as animals (often followed by about ): pigs weltering about happily in the mud. 3. to lie bathed in or be drenched in something, especially blood. 4. to become deeply or extensively involved, associated, entangled, etc.: to welter in setbacks, confusion, and despair. noun 5. a confused mass; a jumble or muddle: a welter of anxious faces. 6. a state of commotion, turmoil, or upheaval: the welter that followed the surprise attack. 7. a rolling, tossing, or tumbling about, as or as if by the sea, waves, or wind: They found the shore through the mighty welter.

Etymology: 1250–1300; Middle English, frequentative (see -er6 ) of welten to roll, Old English weltan; cognate with Middle Dutch welteren, Low German weltern to roll

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Everyone was weltering in the Twitters yesterday, over Geraldo's topless selfie. hilarity ensued. While he has supposedly [ahem] yanked the tweet, i am sure that it will live on in infamy.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 07/22/2013 5:44:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Greatest thing since Weiner’s escapades.


2 posted on 07/22/2013 5:45:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s weinable.

The weiner wars are on...


3 posted on 07/22/2013 5:52:32 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy
Creepy, but not as bad as the football player with 22 kids by 14 women. Yes there is also an auto tune version.
4 posted on 07/22/2013 5:52:41 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
Who's going to see the corpse flower?


5 posted on 07/22/2013 5:52:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

So, how were the weltering waves of Amelia Earhardt?


6 posted on 07/22/2013 5:53:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I weltered my latest illness, almost feel normal this morning.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 5:53:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

sad when it’s the only thing they know how to do.


8 posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Obams continues to welter
9 posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:22 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

it was great. there were a few rainy afternoons towards the end of the week, but it didn’t really interfere with anything we wanted to do. hard to go back to work, and i have a lot of it sitting here looking at me.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

glad you are feeling better!


11 posted on 07/22/2013 5:55:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It took me until Tuesday afternoon last week to really get back into motion at work.

Sarah is going to the ortho today to get all the prep work done. Thursday she gets the braces on her upper teeth.


12 posted on 07/22/2013 5:56:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman; Explorer89

A+++ he continues to be loathsome. At mass on Sat, they prayed for UNITY in FL, i guess bc of the trayvon verdict. I am going to market Explorer89’s idea— a tshirt that says, I am Nicole Brown Simpson....


13 posted on 07/22/2013 5:57:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Read Brad Thor’s latest book on the Fed Reserve this weekend. Not sure I am up to O’s blah, blah. Fiction is much better.


14 posted on 07/22/2013 5:58:13 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

she will have a sore mouth for a day or two. my ortho gave them some spacers to put between their teeth for a few days to try to open up some space, but i don’t think they really do very much.


15 posted on 07/22/2013 5:58:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Better off with a “Creepy Ass Cracker” t-shirt.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 6:02:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

xshub and xsbaby just picked up my pups from Petsmart Pet hotel. Can’t wait to see them when i get home. she texted me a pic of them in their “suite” there.


17 posted on 07/22/2013 6:08:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Detroit’s in the bankruptcy smelter
Awash in its liberal welter
So the unions’ big Libs
Are extending their fibs
As they ask for more government shelter


18 posted on 07/22/2013 6:12:34 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

A++++ ridic is Detroit.


19 posted on 07/22/2013 6:18:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A University of Florida linebacker will have plenty of time to welter behind bars and (later) on the bench for the 1st 2 games of the season after being arrested in Houston for barking at a police dog. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3045784/posts


20 posted on 07/22/2013 6:23:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

saw that, seems a bit heavy-handed but maybe there was more to the story. A+++


21 posted on 07/22/2013 6:30:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

WHile last week’s heat wave left many sweltering and hibernating is their homes/basements, some of us who *despise* the winter weltered in it’s glory, guzzling water and gatorade and beer thru-out the day and evenings.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 6:34:06 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

it’s amazing that it was cooler in FL than in VA while we were on vaca last week. it was humid but temps were always in the 80s. ocean breeze was nice too.


23 posted on 07/22/2013 6:37:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist

A+++


24 posted on 07/22/2013 6:38:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Wow. He makes Cromartie look like an amature!


25 posted on 07/22/2013 6:39:08 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy
Welter: Someone who has extremely cold ankles
26 posted on 07/22/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cowman; MrB

MrB i need your help in deciphering this pun. i am pun-challenged!


27 posted on 07/22/2013 7:49:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Gone for a week and they changed management at my parking garage across from my ofc. Same people there for the past 20 years, now it’s new peeps. Cannot log in to my voicemail, bc it’s not taking my password. Cannot log into the timekeeping feature, bc it was time to change the password and it’s not accepting my answer to the security question [what is the city of your birth: i tried Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. NONE WORK! ok, i am not wrong on the city of my birth, so something is awry here.]


28 posted on 07/22/2013 7:53:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Can’t place it right off, though it might refer to a piece of clothing or swollen ankles.


29 posted on 07/22/2013 7:54:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy

The weltering has begun for the royal baby. Boy or girl?


30 posted on 07/22/2013 8:00:28 AM PDT by tioga
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okay, i hate doing this, bc it is a drag to have to make someone explain their homework, and i look like a dunce for not being able to see the pun, but i called in an expert [mrB] and he doesn’t get it either. Cowman, explain yourself!


31 posted on 07/22/2013 8:02:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

i’m going to guess girl.


32 posted on 07/22/2013 8:04:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Ah, but wouldn’t it be hilarious to post an nonsensical pun with no explanation then leave?


33 posted on 07/22/2013 8:08:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy

So you missed an eventful week, it seems.

Have you tried the Mt Dew Kickstart? I had an orange one on the beach. Not too bad.

Not exactly diet, but it has 5% real juice and 80 calories for the can. 20 g sugar.

A Monster drink has 54 g sugar.


34 posted on 07/22/2013 8:14:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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You have never heard the expression ‘Colder than a well digger's ankles?’
35 posted on 07/22/2013 8:14:46 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: xsmommy

I would guess girl as well. Things can’t go that smoothly for the couple. Two girls, then a boy.


36 posted on 07/22/2013 8:15:40 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Cowman

no, i’m but i am familiar with the witches boobs....


37 posted on 07/22/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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no, i’m but i am familiar with the witches boobs....

Let's not bring Biden and Reid into this

38 posted on 07/22/2013 8:25:29 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cowman

LMAO!!!


39 posted on 07/22/2013 8:26:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
are you going with her, are you a blackhawk dad? honestly, i would run screaming if i encountered anyone from that group!
40 posted on 07/22/2013 8:27:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

No, I have a wife to do these things. ;-)


41 posted on 07/22/2013 8:36:51 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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no, i’m but i am familiar with the witches boobs....

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

42 posted on 07/22/2013 8:43:42 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

cheaper than daycare! ; )


43 posted on 07/22/2013 8:49:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
MO is gardening again......Foul-smelling Corpse Flower growing in nation's capital
44 posted on 07/22/2013 8:54:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Cowman

I’ve heard the “well digger” part, but it wasn’t ankles that were cold, but somewhere about where the bilateral split occurs in the human body.


45 posted on 07/22/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy

Or the PetSmart hotel.


46 posted on 07/22/2013 8:56:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: MrB
I’ve heard the “well digger” part, but it wasn’t ankles that were cold, but somewhere about where the bilateral split occurs in the human body.

Something about Birdseye pearl onions?

47 posted on 07/22/2013 9:18:05 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cowman

More of a dorsal inclination.


48 posted on 07/22/2013 9:21:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoothingDave

yeah, i’m sure i will hear about how much that bill was since he picked them up! i will tweet the pic that xsbaby sent of them in their suite. bc they were late check-ins last Monday, they got the last available room and it was the one that you can see into from the lobby. jules is far too excitable to be able to handle all the stimuli of one of the cages.


49 posted on 07/22/2013 9:25:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Nice!


50 posted on 07/22/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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