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Word for the Day, Wednesday, September 18, 2013-- Portend
9/18/13 | xs

Posted on 09/18/2013 5:08:10 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Wednesday, 9/18/13

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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".

portend; verb

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

What Gay marriage portends.

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 09/18/2013 5:08:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

morning


2 posted on 09/18/2013 5:08:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

As the rain poured in through the canvas, we realized that it was a really portent.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 5:10:40 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: xsmommy
When Obama came to be pRes_ _ent with Hasan at his side,
it DID portent an endless gout of evil coming,
including the release of the Cole terrorists,
the release of 20,000 felons,
the release of al Qaeda from Quantanamo and prisons worldwide,
the transfer of MANPADs to al Qaeda,
the permitting of the Boston terrorists to enter
without a passport,
the ignoring of all phone taps re: the Boston terrorists,
the transfer of SAMs to al Qaeda,
the transfer of sarin to al Qaeda,
and the CONTINUING leaving open of the border for al Qaeda.


4 posted on 09/18/2013 5:17:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: shibumi

portent is the noun form of our WFTD which is a verb, portend, but i will give you partial credit! ; ) A.5+


5 posted on 09/18/2013 5:18:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: shibumi

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+++


6 posted on 09/18/2013 5:18:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Admin Moderator

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!!


7 posted on 09/18/2013 5:19:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Diogenesis

A+ please know that you meant to say PORTEND< which is the verb form, instead of portent, in your HW. sorry for the confusion!


8 posted on 09/18/2013 5:20:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 5:25:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Ignore the obnoxious check tire pressure lightl


10 posted on 09/18/2013 5:30:35 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy
Who knew that the Eagles portend violence? My guess it was a loop of Withcy Woman.
11 posted on 09/18/2013 5:31:19 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy
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.

I had a new car once. I was rear ended and needed a new bumper within the first month.

12 posted on 09/18/2013 5:32:17 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy
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+++

just wondering,isnt checking the thread title, prior to hitting POST...im-portent. Lmao.

13 posted on 09/18/2013 5:33:40 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

O’s 2008 campaign portended much that has come to pass in 2013.


14 posted on 09/18/2013 5:36:37 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NeoCaveman

No. It had to be Desparado.

That was our song
/seinfeld.


15 posted on 09/18/2013 5:36:43 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+++ what a convivial bunch.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 5:44:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

The Dude understands. He hates the f$$%ing Eagles, too.


17 posted on 09/18/2013 5:46:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

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.


18 posted on 09/18/2013 5:47:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

yes, anyone who wasn’t braindead could see all of this coming. A+++


19 posted on 09/18/2013 5:48:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

ha.


20 posted on 09/18/2013 5:49:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


21 posted on 09/18/2013 5:49:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

That’s odd; I had always thought that ‘portend’ occurred when one ran out of after-dinner wine.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 5:51:07 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

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.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 5:51:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 5:54:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SAJ

did i omit that alternate meaning? ; )


25 posted on 09/18/2013 5:55:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
And, of course, 'portent' is one with a leak when it rains.

< /rimshot >

26 posted on 09/18/2013 5:58:35 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: xsmommy

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.


27 posted on 09/18/2013 6:01:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


28 posted on 09/18/2013 6:04:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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The possible success of this stupid strategy with Syria portends repeating the same stupid strategy with Iran.


29 posted on 09/18/2013 6:04:47 AM PDT by verga (Lasciante ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.)
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To: SoothingDave

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.


30 posted on 09/18/2013 6:06:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SAJ

keep ‘em coming! LOL!


31 posted on 09/18/2013 6:06:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: verga

A+++ there is no hope for our foreign policy. nor for the domestic either, truth be told.


32 posted on 09/18/2013 6:07:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
I blame those car commercials! the rest of the crimes are pretty interesting too. probs a bit diff than what you see in the tribune-review.
33 posted on 09/18/2013 6:10:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

34 posted on 09/18/2013 6:10:32 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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Obama was very “self-importent”, in that he actually did tell us what he had planned for America ...


35 posted on 09/18/2013 6:11:59 AM PDT by mikrofon (Humpday BUMP-ty)
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To: xsmommy

I spose yinz wouldnna posted this iffit wernt portant.


36 posted on 09/18/2013 6:12:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xsmommy

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.


37 posted on 09/18/2013 6:13:34 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy; shibumi

Two sticks and a tarp make a really portent.

;-P

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.


38 posted on 09/18/2013 6:14:17 AM PDT by MortMan (Disarming the sheep only emboldens the wolves.)
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A+++ there is no hope for our foreign policy. nor for the domestic either, truth be told.

Foreign policy based on the tweet of a comedian is not a good plan, especially when promulgated by horse face Kerry

39 posted on 09/18/2013 6:14:36 AM PDT by verga (Lasciante ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.)
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To: xsmommy

was it a volkswagen?


40 posted on 09/18/2013 6:14:43 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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Would ‘pretend’ be a shepherd giving pre-natal care to a ewe?


41 posted on 09/18/2013 6:15:35 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: VRWCmember

you are sooooo that camel, vast!


42 posted on 09/18/2013 6:17:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1; xsmommy

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.


43 posted on 09/18/2013 6:17:51 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: mikrofon

self importent/ant in EVERY way! A+++


44 posted on 09/18/2013 6:17:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

another YINZER, welcome, welcome! A+++


45 posted on 09/18/2013 6:18:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

you are soooooo right!


46 posted on 09/18/2013 6:18:48 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

that’s what i figured.


47 posted on 09/18/2013 6:19:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MortMan

ha! good one! and yes, entitlements will be what bring about the end. A+++


48 posted on 09/18/2013 6:19:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

article didn’t say.


49 posted on 09/18/2013 6:20:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

That’s the universal symbol for check the tires. Yes, indeed.


50 posted on 09/18/2013 6:20:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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