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Word for the Day, FRiday, August 9, 2013 - Perquisite
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Posted on 08/09/2013 5:55:45 AM PDT by tioga


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”.

Perquisite

Noun

    1. A payment or profit received in addition to a regular wage or salary, especially a benefit expected as one's due. See Synonyms at right.
    2. A tip; a gratuity.
    3. Something claimed as an exclusive right: "Politics was the perquisite of the upper class" (Richard B. Sewall).


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No more Clintonian perquisite for Weiner as he goes limp and droops in polls. (Drudge headline - gotta love Drudge)
1 posted on 08/09/2013 5:55:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Good Morning my pretties! Class is in session, perquisites are demanded or your grade might suffer. Alls fair in grading homework! See you in class.


2 posted on 08/09/2013 5:56:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

One of my pet peeves is people who abbreviate “Perquisite” as “Perk”.


3 posted on 08/09/2013 6:02:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Apparently a Perquisite of serving in Congress is not being forced to abide by same laws as the rest of us (Obamacare) despite all measures taken to avoid such a situation (Grassley’s Amendment).


4 posted on 08/09/2013 6:04:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama HIMSELF pushed for this....those that rule are cool, the rest of us pay through the nose. A++


5 posted on 08/09/2013 6:06:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A++ Like you did for your homework? LMAO


6 posted on 08/09/2013 6:06:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic; tioga

Here is an unwelcome perquisite http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3052755/posts of serving in Obama’s CIA that has come to light in the last week.


7 posted on 08/09/2013 6:07:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

"Now look at us, the way we do it
Printin' money, makin' laws for you on the dumb tv
That ain't workin', that's the way we do it
Perquisites 'n brothels for nothing, and ObamaCARE for free."


8 posted on 08/09/2013 6:07:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A++ Nice recovery.


9 posted on 08/09/2013 6:09:09 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Isn't it exquisite to be one of our esteemed Congresspeople and to enjoy the requisite perquisites of feeding at the public trough!


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)


10 posted on 08/09/2013 6:11:02 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Diogenesis

DC is a sinkhole for liberals and their foibles. A+++


11 posted on 08/09/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT by tioga
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To: ConorMacNessa

We need to poison that trough so they quit all this garbage. They are NOT the ruling elite. A++


12 posted on 08/09/2013 6:14:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Thanks!
I never knew that word... I will intentionally use it (instead of “perk”) from now on.


13 posted on 08/09/2013 6:21:47 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: tioga
The rookie dry cleaner asked the old veteran, "Why don't we use trichlor (1,1,1 trichloroethane) on that stain?"

"Because it might ruin the fabric. We'll use a different chemical. Do you know which one?"

"Perc, is it?" (perchloroethane)

<....ducking smoothly...>

14 posted on 08/09/2013 6:22:09 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: SAJ

LOL, drycleaners have a perquisite or two up their sleeves.


15 posted on 08/09/2013 6:25:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Our lib leaders grasp every perquisite
The template: The Number One jerk is it
Fly your pals on vacation
Sheeple love exploitation
Corruption’s the left-wing’s pre-requisite


16 posted on 08/09/2013 6:29:31 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: SAJ

A++


17 posted on 08/09/2013 6:30:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ Even the left has it’s limits, seems wiener’s dog won’t hunt this time around. A glimmer of hope.


18 posted on 08/09/2013 6:31:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Perquisite

According to The Atkinsonville Daily Wind and Journal someone broke into the FeelRite Pharmacy and stolt all the Perquisite pills. The owner felt so bad about it he had to spend a month in the Bahamas relaxing.

So I guess you’re right, perquisite is like a side benefit.


19 posted on 08/09/2013 6:31:54 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

Vi-co-din dey catch the perp?


20 posted on 08/09/2013 6:35:48 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: count-your-change

LOL A++


21 posted on 08/09/2013 6:39:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ah, true, True.

But is not a disdain for the real world and the people who earn their own livings both a prerequisite AND a perquisite for all democrat politicians?

And all too many republican politicians....


22 posted on 08/09/2013 6:52:50 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: tioga

I recall when I was just beginning my career, the use of “Life/Health/Dental insurances were perquisite to a good job. If they weren’t offered, you didn’t even talk with them. Now it’s dangling in the air.


23 posted on 08/09/2013 7:01:18 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

A++ That’s because of Obama and his ilk. Why work for benefits, the dem party had made it’s fortunes on freebies.


24 posted on 08/09/2013 7:03:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Good morning ti. One of the perquisites of jogging the park in the morning is to see the deer out and about. Also one of my favorite dogs who stops his owner until he gets a pat from me.


25 posted on 08/09/2013 7:38:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Here is a program loaded with perquisites — puppy petter: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/video/thefold/the-unlikely-ptsd-therapy-puppies/2013/08/08/8d5ed20a-006b-11e3-9a3e-916de805f65d_video.html?tid=ts_carousel


26 posted on 08/09/2013 9:13:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Heres one for you, What goes on when you are not there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AihvuZiDhsg


27 posted on 08/09/2013 9:16:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

I know some people at the office who think that free coffee is a prerequisite perk of the company…


28 posted on 08/09/2013 9:19:42 AM PDT by mikrofon (WEWFTD Bump)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Our local constabulary sent a man to the Bahamas to question the owner. A month later he came back and said it must have some flat-lander what stolt the goods.


29 posted on 08/09/2013 9:20:08 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: tioga

Whoever makes the best pizza deserves a prequisite:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3052812/posts

Living in NYC, I’m spoiled — but shocked at the lower rating here.


30 posted on 08/09/2013 9:23:45 AM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: MoochPooch

Most people dont want flappy pizza. I like a good crust that is doughy and givea a good reheat out of the freezer.
Chicago is good but its not finger food.

The answer is neither thick nor thin, but that happy medium.


31 posted on 08/09/2013 9:37:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

The wife and i had date night last night and saw “the Conjuring”.

It was really good and suspenseful. I actually let out an utterance at one point, which had never happened before.

Good haunted house/possession story. Based on true events.

Thats the scariest kind.


32 posted on 08/09/2013 9:40:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Ok, serious question here. If it is the law (and a good idea for safety) to have your headlights on when it is raining and i have “automatic” headlights, why don’t they turn on when i turn my wipers on?


33 posted on 08/09/2013 9:58:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

No work today, damnit...

Obama wanted this nice job
For the perquisites included-
He thought it was a cakewalk
But then cold reality intruded

He found out that playing golf
And always going on vacation
Isn’t the performance expected
By one who is CEO of the nation

Now he’s off to Martha’s Vineyard
To golf and party some more
As the scandals and other trash
Are piling up at his office door...

Midget girl has a new game she is playing with Titus-sneaking to the window he is sitting in, swatting him then running across the kitchen to watch his reaction. As soon as he settles, she does it again, and keeps up until he chases her down and knocks her to the floor, holding her there, licking her face till she howls like some little victim and he lets go and walks away.

While she waited for him to settle again, Yeti boy ambled over and tried to get his big paws around her for a tackle, but she spat at him and took off-at least she has sense enough not to goad someone that big into a wrestling match. He plays with Titus, who is 13 pounds and likes rough play-he probably shouldn’t play with Midget girl-he is just too much bigger...


34 posted on 08/09/2013 10:07:24 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

I agree - we got pizza yesterday from a place that reminds me the most of pizza we got in Pennsylvania, but the crust is just a bit too soft - I have to heat it in the oven to be able to pick it up!


35 posted on 08/09/2013 10:19:14 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

You want enough dough on the edge to make a nice handle. One that you can crack open and scoop out the soft doughy goodness from if you want.

If a big bubble develops in this outer edge, even better.

When i make homemade pizza i like to use frozen bread dough as the crust.


36 posted on 08/09/2013 10:33:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Nice. A++


37 posted on 08/09/2013 12:41:20 PM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Awww.


38 posted on 08/09/2013 12:46:50 PM PDT by tioga
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To: mikrofon

LOL Can’t stand coffee, wouldn’t do it for me. A++


39 posted on 08/09/2013 12:47:39 PM PDT by tioga
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To: MoochPooch

Pizza, pizza, pizza...A++


40 posted on 08/09/2013 12:48:37 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

My daughter and her boyfriend recommended the movie.


41 posted on 08/09/2013 12:49:43 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

LOL, good idea. It’s the law here in NY state to have your headlights on when you have your wipers on. Lots of idiots ignore it. Cops are more interested in anyone with a phone than no lights.


42 posted on 08/09/2013 12:50:59 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5

A+++ I had to leave Buffy most of the day....NO accidents. That’s a first.


43 posted on 08/09/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Perquisite: p e r q u i s i t e; e-i-e-i-o.

Ok, where's the thermos...

5.56mm

44 posted on 08/09/2013 1:01:45 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

It’s in the book closet on the top shelf where it always has been. Just remember, you empty it you refill it.


45 posted on 08/09/2013 1:05:58 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Thank you!

Glad to hear there were no messes-for weeks when Husky girl was a puppy, I closed my eyes when I came in from work, expecting either a mess on the floor, or a throw pillow relieved of its stuffing. That stage didn’t last long, fortunately...


46 posted on 08/09/2013 1:10:06 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: tioga
Did you get the Geico commercial reference? Maybe you didn't, then again maybe you did, and I don't deserve a grade.

Tim Conway, wasn't it?

8^(

5.56mm

47 posted on 08/09/2013 1:17:41 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: tioga; SoothingDave

I don’t make a point in getting out of the way of someone without their lights on in the rain but if I see someone obviously talking on the phone, hands-free or not-I slow down to let them get way ahead of me-rain and lights don’t interfere with attention quite like listening and responding to a remote conversation...

And no, I don’t talk on the phone and drive-my phone stays in the case, in my purse until I arrive at a destination...


48 posted on 08/09/2013 1:18:13 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: tioga

Exactly. And try to pull onto a busy road in the rain and you see why its the law.

My point is that the cars could be wired/ programmed to do this.


49 posted on 08/09/2013 2:00:36 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

My headlights turn on when the engine starts.


50 posted on 08/09/2013 9:56:17 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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