Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Wednesday, September 18, 2013-- Portend
Posted on 09/18/2013 5:08:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Wednesday, 9/18/13
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".
verb (used with object) 1. to indicate in advance; to foreshadow or presage, as an omen does: The street incident may portend a general uprising. 2. to signify; mean.
Etymology: early 15c., from L. portendere "foretell," originally "to stretch forward," from por- (variant of pro-) "forth, forward" + tendere "to stretch, extend" (see tenet). Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
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!
As the rain poured in through the canvas, we realized that it was a really portent.
portent is the noun form of our WFTD which is a verb, portend, but i will give you partial credit! ; ) A.5+
gotta give you full credit, just saw that the title has PORTENT, bc i switched to PORTEND and forgot to correct the title, MY BAD> A+++
can you please correct my title with the word PORTEND, thanks! otherwise, i am going to have people misusing the word til the cows come home!!
A+ please know that you meant to say PORTEND< which is the verb form, instead of portent, in your HW. sorry for the confusion!
so yes, the check tire pressure light coming on in the rental car this AM did portend a challenging day for me today! i have this rental bc my new 3 week old highlander is in the shop bc some ridiculous snot of a woman HIT it when it was a week old. So her insurance co. is paying for the repair and for a rental car for me. The rental car had the check tire pressure light come on this AM as i was dropping xsbaby at school. i have NO idea how to check tire pressure, but also didn’t know if it was safe to ignore that msg from the car or not. so i stopped at a gas station and asked if someone could help me, a nice young man standing behind me said he could help me check it. he put some air in, the msg did not go away, but he said that the tires looked fine and one might have a slow leak but that i would not have it go flat in the garage while i was at work today, which was my fear. he was very sweet and i gave him $5 for his time. he looked like he could have been MS13, but he was very sweet to me.
Ignore the obnoxious check tire pressure lightl
I had a new car once. I was rear ended and needed a new bumper within the first month.
just wondering,isnt checking the thread title, prior to hitting POST...im-portent. Lmao.
O’s 2008 campaign portended much that has come to pass in 2013.
No. It had to be Desparado.
That was our song
A+++ what a convivial bunch.
The Dude understands. He hates the f$$%ing Eagles, too.
oh i was beyond furious at this. The girlie at the rental car place got a little taste of it on Monday when i picked up the rental. after we went over the car for bumps, dings etc. she said Have you thought about how you are going to cover the car? i said what do you mean? she said insurance. i said won’t my insurance cover this? and before she could say boo i said the only reason i have this rental car is because some dimwit hit my 1 week old car and bc she was judged liable, HER insurer is paying for the repair and the rental and i will be d@mned if i pay dime one out of pocket for anything relating to this which was NOT MY FAULT. so she jumped back and let that go. i guess she was trying to get me to buy additional insur coverage.
yes, anyone who wasn’t braindead could see all of this coming. A+++
Did the system identify a tire as bad, or did you just check them all?
You really have no idea how to check tire pressure? I thought all Pittsburgh dads gave lessons on changing flat tires and such before teaching their kids how to drive.
That’s odd; I had always thought that ‘portend’ occurred when one ran out of after-dinner wine.
Have you seen this video yet? It came from a Norwegian TV show and has gone viral. It’s funny and catchy.
The band from Ohio U did their version of this song and dance last weekend at halftime.
the system just said low tire pressure and that exclamation point came on. it didn’t indicate which. toyotas do, but this is a ford edge. the kid checked them all for me. i have never attached an airhose to a tire, i have no idea how to do it, and i guess my Pgh dad fell down on the job. I do have tripleA and would have called them had it gone totally flat.
did i omit that alternate meaning? ; )
< /rimshot >
It is a rental car. So there’s that. If it gets a flat, call the rental company and have them bring you a new car.
everyone wants to have the next Harlem Shake i guess. i am here to tell you that is NOT the sound the fox makes, bc Mr.Fox who has been courting chanel for the past year or so, sounds NOTHING like that.
The possible success of this stupid strategy with Syria portends repeating the same stupid strategy with Iran.
that’s true, good point. the sweet kid was saying oh they shouldn’t charge you etc. thinking i was worried that i was going to be charged for it, and i said, oh no, i am not worried about the rental car place, i will tell them off for giving me a POS car! LOL! my only concern was being left with a flat when i leave work.
keep ‘em coming! LOL!
A+++ there is no hope for our foreign policy. nor for the domestic either, truth be told.
Obama was very “self-importent”, in that he actually did tell us what he had planned for America ...
I spose yinz wouldnna posted this iffit wernt portant.
She was trying to sell you the $5.95 per day Collision Damage Waiver that prevents you from having to file on your insurance to cover any damage to the car that might happen while you are driving it.
Two sticks and a tarp make a really portent.
The anger in every segment of the population - anger at the confiscation of their livelihood by the employed; anger in the destruction of their job by the unemployed; and anger at the “stinginess” of the taxpayers by the welfare class - portends the destruction of a once-great society.
World War Z will be fought over welfare.
Foreign policy based on the tweet of a comedian is not a good plan, especially when promulgated by horse face Kerry
was it a volkswagen?
Would ‘pretend’ be a shepherd giving pre-natal care to a ewe?
you are sooooo that camel, vast!
The tire pressure light in my car looks like someone is mooning me. It literally looks like this (_!_) except the lines across the bottom are squiggly. First time it came on I didn’t know what it was. I had to look it up in the owners manual to find out what the signal was. I wondered why my dashboard was flashing a butt at me.
self importent/ant in EVERY way! A+++
another YINZER, welcome, welcome! A+++
you are soooooo right!
that’s what i figured.
ha! good one! and yes, entitlements will be what bring about the end. A+++
article didn’t say.
That’s the universal symbol for check the tires. Yes, indeed.