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Word for the Day, Monday, October 14, 2-13-- desideratum
10/14/13 | xs

Posted on 10/14/2013 5:07:20 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Thursday, May 2, 2013 – aleatory


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".

desideratum; noun plural de·sid·er·a·ta [dih-sid-uh-rey-tuh, -rah-, -zid-] something wanted or needed. Etymology: desideratum (1650s), from L., lit. "something for which desire is felt," from pp. stem of desiderare "to long for" (see desire).



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Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

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Rise and shine! We can have fun with this word and some >> portmanteaux of our own. >> >> Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with >> WFTD.

Lindsay Graham does not get it that defunding/delaying Obamacare is the desideratum.

1 posted on 10/14/2013 5:07:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

2 posted on 10/14/2013 5:08:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Lucy would never find the sandwiches, for Desi der ateum.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 5:12:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

so, life is a Peanuts cartoon to you, is it? ; ) A+++


4 posted on 10/14/2013 5:13:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

No, “I Love Lucy.” Lucy and Desi. C’mon now.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 5:16:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
The National Knights of Columbus officials were at noon Mass at Holy Rosary yesterday. Because of the shutdown, they cannot have their annual ceremony at Columbus Circle, at the statue in front of Union Station. Holy Rosary, being Italian, has a statue of Columbus in the side garden, donated by the Lido club of Washington. So it was interesting yesterday to have the Columbus celebration, that we would otherwise not have seen.
6 posted on 10/14/2013 5:17:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

When asked what you want for desideratum,
always pick chocolate.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 5:17:33 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

oh. that was almost before my time... ; )


8 posted on 10/14/2013 5:17:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Speaking of Italians, I watched “the Godfather” on the plane last week. I never had before (it came out when I was 3 years old).

Funny how much of the dialog and situations were so completely familiar because of their iconic status. After seeing a million parodies and homages, it was interesting to imagine seeing it all for the first time.

Also, the new Star Trek was pretty good.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 5:21:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
"oh. that was almost before my time... "

Uh-huh.

Anyway, "some >> portmanteaux of our own. >>" leads me to "desideradatum", developing a sexy robot.

10 posted on 10/14/2013 5:24:28 AM PDT by NicknamedBob ("Free at Last! Free at Last! Thank Gawd Amighty I'm free at last!" If they just don't start it again)
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To: xsmommy

Desideratum, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you
Can hurt you somehow

Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get

Desideratum, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day
You’re losin’ all your highs and lows
Ain’t it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desideratum, why don’t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin’, but there’s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it’s too late


11 posted on 10/14/2013 5:31:39 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
Well, I don't know about 'desideratum'.

But I do know that when a pitching coach is talking to a pitcher who is having trouble getting a particular hitter out, the coach almost always says, "Throw deslideratum."

12 posted on 10/14/2013 5:38:17 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: xsmommy

I did not attend work today out of desideratum, but instead out of sheer boredom.


13 posted on 10/14/2013 5:57:45 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy
so, life is a Peanuts cartoon to you, is it? ; ) A+++

SMH. :(

14 posted on 10/14/2013 5:59:57 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: xsmommy

Chuckle/snort!


15 posted on 10/14/2013 6:00:59 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: xsmommy
I am grateful my daughter obliged my desideratum to go do corny fall pumpkin picking type stuff yesterday so i could play with my granddaughter.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 6:08:01 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
They all had to be upright. She spent a half hour fixing them.

P>Then we checked out the critters. That's my GF Kelly taking a picture (she's under the donkey ride sign)

Then the other critters.

then she got an icecream before her mommy dropped her off at her paternal grandparents for the night.


17 posted on 10/14/2013 6:15:47 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I just saw a tweet this morning that said “I wish I loved something as much as white people love pumpkin patches.”


18 posted on 10/14/2013 6:35:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Speaking of Italians, I watched “the Godfather” on the plane last week.

My husband was visiting his Sicilian grandmother in NYC when this movie showed on TV for the first time. Naturally it captured a lot of attention in Italian-American homes.

After the movie was over, he asked his grandmother, "Nana, it wasn't really that bad, was it?"

"It was WORSE!" she responded.

19 posted on 10/14/2013 6:37:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Yes, we long to be free of the EPA’s desideratum’s for a planet free of repubbies’s and capitalists and christians.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 6:46:36 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: SoothingDave
I just saw a tweet this morning that said “I wish I loved something as much as white people love pumpkin patches.”

This place was in a very upper middle class Connecticut shoreline town, and most of the people there were not from that town and not white. Interesting comment, though. Every place remotely associated with apples and pumpkins around were all flat out with people pumpkin picking and buying repackaged frozen apple pies from China like they all seem to sell.

21 posted on 10/14/2013 6:57:11 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I think Linda Ronstadt's version is the best.
22 posted on 10/14/2013 7:03:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Pies from China? Really?


23 posted on 10/14/2013 7:13:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aahtK6W7l78

Poor poor pitiful you. ;-)


24 posted on 10/14/2013 7:16:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Hearing Poor, Poor Pitiful Me always makes me want to hear Warren Zevon sing this.

ps - it irritates me that only the third from the left guy drinks from the jug the way John Wayne does in True Grit.

25 posted on 10/14/2013 7:25:13 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

DESIDERATUM

When you’ve downed about a gallon of hard sider and rum the ole innards will desider a tum.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 7:37:11 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: xsmommy

Just like this....

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

Ummmmm


27 posted on 10/14/2013 7:37:34 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

Deteriorata

Go placidly amid the noise and waste,
And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.
Avoid quiet and passive persons unless you are in need of sleep.
Rotate your tires.
Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself,
And heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys.
Know what to kiss and when.
Consider that two wrongs never make a right,
But that three lefts do.
Wherever possible put people on “HOLD”.
Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment,
And despite the changing fortunes of time,
There is always a big future in computer maintenance.
Remember the Pueblo.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.
Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI.
Exercise caution in your daily affairs,
Especially with those persons closest to you;
That lemon on your left for instance.
Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls,
Would scarcely get your feet wet.
Fall not in love therefore; it will stick to your face.
Carefully surrender the things of youth: birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan,
And let not the sands of time get in your lunch.
For a good time, call 606-4311.
Take heart amid the deepening gloom that your dog
Is finally getting enough cheese;
And reflect that whatever fortunes may be your lot,
It could only be worse in Sioux City.
You are a fluke of the Universe.
You have no right to be here, and whether you can hear it or not,
The Universe is laughing behind your back.
Therefore make peace with your God whatever you conceive him to be,
Hairy Thunderer or Cosmic Muffin.
With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal,
The world continues to deteriorate.
Give up.
—From the National Lampoon Radio Dinner album.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 7:41:23 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: hobbes1
Which made me think of this song.
29 posted on 10/14/2013 7:41:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

After seeing the Linda Ronstandt all I can hear is David Lee Roth singing the opening strains of You’re No Good......


30 posted on 10/14/2013 7:44:54 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1
You asked for it.
31 posted on 10/14/2013 7:57:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

It looks like light rain off and on again today-good...

The talking heads on the news
Always seem to be offended
When the interviewee snaps
And the conversation is upended

Cruz and several others have
Perfected the simple technique
Of repeating the desideratum,
Drowning out the news speak

A story isn’t just a story-
There must be panic as well-
It is a bottle of the snake oil
The chatterers are paid to sell...

A portmanteau is a big suitcase to me-like a magician would carry his stuff in...


32 posted on 10/14/2013 9:06:04 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

Did you say something about the Portman two?

33 posted on 10/14/2013 9:11:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Your granddaughter is adorable.


34 posted on 10/14/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I said “magician”, not “carpetbagger”-I’d actually forgotten who that actress was-and Hillary has a deer-in-the-headlights look, too...


35 posted on 10/14/2013 9:42:02 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: tioga

Thank you!


36 posted on 10/14/2013 10:22:12 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: xsmommy

That is one ugly woman. Is that Obama’s new Federal Reserve Chairthing?


37 posted on 10/14/2013 11:05:43 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Definitely needs to lose the hat...


38 posted on 10/14/2013 11:52:24 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: xsmommy

“Deteriorata” - National Lampoon

You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here.
Deteriorata. Deteriorata.

Go placidly amid the noise and waste,
And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.
Avoid quiet and passive persons, unless you are in need of sleep.
Rotate your tires.
Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself,
And heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys.
Know what to kiss, and when.
Consider that two wrongs never make a right, but that three do.
Wherever possible, put people on hold.
Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment,
and despite the changing fortunes of time,
There is always a big future in computer maintenance.

Remember The Pueblo.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate.
Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI.
Exercise caution in your daily affairs,
Especially with those persons closest to you -
That lemon on your left, for instance.
Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls
Would scarcely get your feet wet.
Fall not in love therefore. It will stick to your face.
Gracefully surrender the things of youth: birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan.
And let not the sands of time get in your lunch.
Hire people with hooks.
For a good time, call 606-4311. Ask for Ken.
Take heart in the bedeepening gloom
That your dog is finally getting enough cheese.
And reflect that whatever fortune may be your lot,
It could only be worse in Milwaukee.

You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
And whether you can hear it or not,
The universe is laughing behind your back.

Therefore, make peace with your god,
Whatever you perceive him to be - hairy thunderer, or cosmic muffin.
With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal,
The world continues to deteriorate.
Give up!


39 posted on 10/14/2013 11:53:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sauropod

Figures, I’d be slow on the draw.


40 posted on 10/14/2013 11:54:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Texan5

I think I saw her at Walmart.


41 posted on 10/14/2013 12:09:47 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: xsmommy
Inflicting pain on selected (primarily Right-leaning) groups is a desideratum of the Leftists during the current Government shutdown ... the Gestapo-like tactics of otherwise "furloughed" Federal employees, coupled with the rudest Media treatment possible is a dream suited ideally to these Alinskyites. It was simply despicable to see our honored, hardly-amused, tired Veterans treated so shabbily in light of their service to the Nation; even some Democrats, unlike our POtuS who was pouty & childishly immature, sided with the vets in their efforts to bring down the "Barrycades." This scenario reminds us that we should continue to be vigilant, politically active and well-armed: duties we owe to our fellow citizens and future generations of Americans.
42 posted on 10/14/2013 12:36:52 PM PDT by mikrofon (~ Dad Emeritus)
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To: dfwgator; sauropod

you guys get A+++ i like this version soooo much better than the sappy original.


43 posted on 10/14/2013 3:48:43 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SAJ

A+++ i got that one, thankfully!


44 posted on 10/14/2013 3:49:15 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MrB

i did NOT get this when i first read it this AM, but am relieved to report that i now DO get it! Phewwww~! A+++ and yes, when in doubt always pick chocolate!


45 posted on 10/14/2013 3:50:06 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: dfwgator

I’ll never forget hearing this on “Doctor Demento,” with Melissa Manchester singing in the background “You are a fluke of the universe; you have no right to be here . . . “


46 posted on 10/14/2013 3:54:27 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: theDentist

A +++


47 posted on 10/14/2013 5:00:11 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
I think Linda Ronstadt's version is the best.

Agree 100%.

48 posted on 10/14/2013 5:01:23 PM 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 ++++ recognized tit!


49 posted on 10/14/2013 5:01:24 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

What a fun day that was !!!


50 posted on 10/14/2013 5:02:36 PM PDT by xsmommy
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