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Word for the Day, Monday, August 5, 2013-- mawkish
8/5/13 | xs

Posted on 08/05/2013 6:48:40 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, August 5, 2013 – mawkish


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".

mawkish; adjective 1. characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin. 2. having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating.

Etymology:
1660–70; obsolete mawk maggot ( late Middle English < Old Norse mathkr maggot) + -ish1 . See maggot

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

The mawkish libs in Seattle are censoring completely benign words to protect PC sensibilities.

1 posted on 08/05/2013 6:48:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

better late then never.


2 posted on 08/05/2013 6:49:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

we have some toothless men from southern VA here pulling a stump of a tree that had been cut down last fall. It was a locust tree and apparently it has been sending shoots up into the lawn bc the stump had not been removed. The toothless men have removed it and done sundry other trimming etc for $500. You can see why them come to NoVA for work.
xshub is lawn obsessed. is that a common male condition? we have been through at least a dozen lawncare companies, bc if he doesn’t see an improvement, BOOM they are gone. The lawn is consistently treated but we have nutgrass and assorted other crap poking up at all times and not just a little bit. and our house sits on only a half acre.


3 posted on 08/05/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think it’s more of a guy thing but I am more into yardwork than the spouse. The only part he enjoyed was the riding mower and now that’s gone.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 6:55:41 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
xshub is lawn obsessed. is that a common male condition?

Women, yes. Lawns--not so much!

5 posted on 08/05/2013 6:56:36 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: xsmommy

Obama, androgynous, dorkish
His anecdotes border on mawkish
The multitudes? Bore ‘em
Al Queda? Ignore ‘em
He’s making me even more hawkish


6 posted on 08/05/2013 6:59:41 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: xsmommy

By the way, as a native of da Bronx, the first two lines in my limerick rhyme perfectly.


7 posted on 08/05/2013 7:04:22 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: xsmommy

I think there is a certain type that obsesses over these types of things.


8 posted on 08/05/2013 7:07:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
The mawkish Cindy Sheehan is running for governor. Guess she just misses the attention.
9 posted on 08/05/2013 7:10:20 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A ++++ excellent!


10 posted on 08/05/2013 7:48:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You’re such a dawk!! ; )


11 posted on 08/05/2013 7:49:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Good grief !! A +++ clearly misses it!!


12 posted on 08/05/2013 7:51:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thankfully, the purported B-day of The Unnh took place over the weekend so we were at least somewhat spared of the more mawkish Media commemorations in prime-time...


13 posted on 08/05/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT by mikrofon (Mawk my words.)
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To: mikrofon

A++++ purported bday LOL! Yes I guess there was mention of it but I managed to avoid more than that.


14 posted on 08/05/2013 8:15:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Each time Mitch McConnell opens his mouth, I can imagine anyone interviewing him getting a mawkish odor from the breath of each word, indicative of his sickening misunderstanding of the nature of this country.


15 posted on 08/05/2013 8:48:34 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

eThere isn’t much use in wearing yourself out over a yard way out here, but guys will always find something to be obsessed with-it is a man thing, I think. MrT5 had a thing for having all of his tools with other tools like them in a certain place on the shelves in the garage-he would religiously return them to that spot after use. I call that being anal retentive...

When liberals are promoting
One of their Marxist stands
Saying it’s for the children
While they wring their hands

If I hear that mawkish line
Just tone more time, I swear
I’ll be turning up Ted Nugent
So I won’t rip out my hair

The emperor doesn’t realize
We’re tired of being broke
By paying for his vacations
And his every golfing stroke...

I’m alternating a product info search and WFTD this morning...


16 posted on 08/05/2013 8:51:54 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: theDentist

A +++ I’m focused solely on the governors race in VA. Ken Cuccinelli must defeat scumbag terry mcauliffe. Xsbaby is now working for Women for Ken, a PAC.


17 posted on 08/05/2013 8:51:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oops-”one” not “tone”...


18 posted on 08/05/2013 8:53:22 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

A ++++ that was great!! I’m sitting at DMV, praying xsbaby will finally pass the learners permit test. She’s taking it on paper this time maybe that will help.


19 posted on 08/05/2013 8:54:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

Haha - I agree!


20 posted on 08/05/2013 9:06:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

I used to care more about my lawn...but Houston summers have cured that! Now I’d be happy with a stone yard....of course I can’t do that here but...


21 posted on 08/05/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Were I there, I’d be supporting Ken as well. McAuliffe is little more than an overpriced suit hung on a 2nd rate turd.


22 posted on 08/05/2013 9:19:17 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

I hope she is successful...

Thanks for the grade-the word seemed so perfect for that tired old plea...


23 posted on 08/05/2013 9:25:20 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Thanks-the yards here are close to stone-real, natural limestone-the soil here is only a few inches deep, where there is any at all. What trees and bushes grow naturally are what is there, and gardens are mostly curbed and filled with soil that is hauled in. I also live on a solid limestone cliff-good view, not helpful...

When I get rid of this place, the method to my madness of wanting a couple of acres or so-no cliff-is that I have a good chance of getting something with enough dirt to grow a garden without the expensive haul-in of more, and water it with gray water, like I do now-I’ll build a bigger and better gray water system, though-this one is primitive and very small.


24 posted on 08/05/2013 9:38:26 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

The lawn grows. I cut it. Don’t much care what’s in it.

I’m thinking now I have about one month of cutting left for the year.


25 posted on 08/05/2013 9:48:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I hate crap growing on it, but when its cut I like it to look good.

But its damn near impossible to eradicate all the non grass crap. My neighbord dont do crap to eradicate their dandelions and other things, so I fertiloze, and enjoy the springtime lol.

So, to compensate,, I planted the Hydrangeas, and Elephant ears so eyes are drawn up from the grass.

And the kids demolish the back yard....as much grass as I plant they wear about a 60 foot circle in it.

The only place the grass looks good is all the way along the fence line.


26 posted on 08/05/2013 10:42:30 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave

Well we have curbs and flower beds that must be maintained and since I live on a corner I have a LOT of sidewalk and curbing to maintain.....and a fence line that must be trimmed too. While I like not having a neighbor on one side, the maintenance is getting old.


27 posted on 08/05/2013 10:46:00 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Texan5

I saw some videos of people using a bag of garden soil - just on the ground with an X cut in the top, a few holes poked through the bottom of the bag with a screwdriver - seeds or plants set into the soil and watered....it was a survivalist type of video but the garden took off like crazy and the roots found something to grow toward. I’ve also seen the hay bales used with a small area cut out and soil put in there - pretty amazing for those in bad soil areas


28 posted on 08/05/2013 10:48:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy
My maw served me kisch for lunch!


29 posted on 08/05/2013 10:51:12 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I hated that. After my FIL passed and we were rebuilding here, I used to do her home, until she was here and it was sold. They had enormous curb space across the front and driveway side.

Winters were even better, becaise the sidewalk on the side street had huge trees that made the sidewalk distorted, so the snowblower was a PITA.

And they had a mailbox on that corner, so the municipal guys would do a single shovel width feom the street, so by the time I got to cleaning the snow, 3 dozen people had packed it down


30 posted on 08/05/2013 10:51:42 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1
But its damn near impossible to eradicate all the non grass crap.

Exactly. So why fight it? Who cares if there are dandelions?

My neighbord dont do crap to eradicate their dandelions and other things, so I fertiloze

What is this "fertilizer" you are talking about? I have no trouble getting grass to grow all by itself.

31 posted on 08/05/2013 10:56:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Revolting cat!

A +++ good one!!


32 posted on 08/05/2013 10:58:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave; hobbes1

The more I read on the subject of lawns, I am happier to live where a yard is just a yard of native grass and stuff, watered by nature, or hardly at all because it is drought tolerant, cut now and then, love the dandelions and all the other native plants-pretty colors and attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. The deer browse the stuff outside the fence, so it never has to be cut.

Living away from civilization has a few advantages.


33 posted on 08/05/2013 10:59:20 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Generally in the spring Ill throw down a bag or two of Scotts, that is SUPPOSED to eradicate crap,...and it usually does.

For a month.


34 posted on 08/05/2013 11:00:46 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

We use hay or mulch out here, too-but we put it over the soil around the plants in the curbed gardens to keep moisture in and invasive plants out-cuts down on the time spent raking out weeds. I also use landscape fabric-it is cheap and effective.

Mulch is cheaper than hay here-it is sold for less than $20.00 the pickup load at the fire station. Hay is needed as feed for livestock, so it is more costly.


35 posted on 08/05/2013 11:07:41 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: hobbes1

I’ve got to go out soon and spray down the stuff growing in the driveway. Most of it is brick and stuff comes up through the cracks.

Anyone who thinks nature is weak has never owned a home!


36 posted on 08/05/2013 11:12:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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Is “Scotts” some kind of herbicide? We can’t use any of that, or non-ecosafe pesticides here-says so in the deed restrictions. This whole county, and the ones next to it are a sensitive area because of groundwater and the aquifer recharge zone-I don’t want poisons around me or where I grow food to eat, anyway...


37 posted on 08/05/2013 11:17:18 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: hobbes1

Oh man, I can imagine a corner with snow! Of course we don’t ever have snow so I don’t have to deal with that but we do have the mailbox on our corner and the mailman leaves broken rubber bands and others throw their disgusting cigarettes on the ground, not to mention the dog poop that is left.....I’m ready to live in the middle of nowhere! lol


38 posted on 08/05/2013 11:19:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: hobbes1; SoothingDave

If the spraying/spreading of the stuff only works for a short while, why bother? Concrete walks keep out vegetation better than brick-they are certainly not as pretty-but if you believe beauty is function...


39 posted on 08/05/2013 11:22:55 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

True Dave - it is amazing where things will grow - usually where you don’t want them! Down here we have to fertilize a few times a year because the heat is so tough on the lawn. Usually in august we need the nutrients just to keep the lawn from going into distress due to the heat and lack of rain. I hate to waste water but don’t want to have to put in a whole lawn next spring if this one dies. HOA’s are pretty strict about lawns down here - and no one wants to be the one house on the street that has a crappy looking lawn.


40 posted on 08/05/2013 11:25:12 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

“I’m ready to live in the middle of nowhere”

Well, come on over-the solitude and freedom are well worth the lack of “conveniences”...


41 posted on 08/05/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

If we weren’t in a neighborhood I would love to just have a sparse yard with native plants. I always smile thinking of the deer eating away at plants just outside your yard. Was it you saying they eat wreaths and fall displays if they have corn or something on them?


42 posted on 08/05/2013 11:26:56 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Texan5

The rest of my driveway is concrete, but cracks form and grass and weeds grow up.

So, I can either pour a brand new driveway, pull weeds out by hand, or spray weed killer a couple times a year.

I go for the cheap and non-labor intensive method.


43 posted on 08/05/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I decided long ago that mandatory HOAs are an invention of the devil-they encourage planting non-native species, the use of chemicals and the waste of natural resources-like water...


44 posted on 08/05/2013 11:29:03 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

The straw wreaths are the ones deer eat-if I hang one on the gate, I will just have some florists’ wire and ribbons left the next morning. They also eat any hay bales and pumpkins used in a display-they especially love those tiny pumpkins-I have to keep my fall lawn displays on the yard side of the gate.


45 posted on 08/05/2013 11:34:01 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

This is a nothing unnatural zone, so it is ignore it or hands-on out here...


46 posted on 08/05/2013 11:36:41 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

This is our first home with an HOA - and I assumed they would help keep the neighborhood looking good and resale value would stay high. A family on another block was just trash - got in back when the banks were loaning to anyone with a pulse. They didn’t cut the lawn and parked ACROSS the sidewalk - unreal stuff. The son was reportedly in a gang trying to recruit other teens - not sure if that is true but I did see one of their vehicles parked not in the driveway but literally ON the sidewalk, or straddling it. Of course they eventually lost their home but the HOA had to step in and have the lawn mowed and I assume got their money recouped when the home sold. But my point is they couldn’t really do anything about their parking habits while they lived there, other than send letters saying it was against the rules. So basically and HOA is worthless.


47 posted on 08/05/2013 11:52:18 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Texan5

I think Monsanto squeezes the Roundup berries for their juice in an all-natural process. ;-)


48 posted on 08/05/2013 12:07:15 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I lived in a neighborhood with a mandatory HOA in the city once, and that was enough.

There were way more bad kids-and adults-out here until the summer people quit coming here-happily, when they did, it dealt a harsh blow to the meth labs and break-in artists. Sadly, when the economy here improves, they will all be right back again, driving insanely down the country lanes, crashing into trees and animals and throwing beer bottles in driveways and on the roads. I intend to be living in the community up the road where there are no summer homes by then...


49 posted on 08/05/2013 12:10:12 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Roundup contains:

Isopropylamine salt of glyphosate, water, ethoxylated tallowamine surfactant, related organic acids of glyphosate, isopropylamine

inert ingredients:
Polyoxyethylene alkylamine (CAS #61791-2)
Water (CAS #7732-18-5)
FD&C Blue No. 1 (CAS #3844-45

It is damned out here by the 1st ingredient alone-you don’t want that in the runoff into groundwater-plus, it is a non-specific herbicide...


50 posted on 08/05/2013 12:56:22 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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