Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday October 29, 2013
Posted on 10/29/2013 6:20:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, October 29, 2013
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".
an environmental cue, as the length of daylight or the degree of temperature, that helps to regulate the cycles of an organism's biological clock.
[197075; < German (1954), literally, time-giver, on the model of Taktgeber an electronic synchronization device]
Up and at ‘em!
The libs use the zeitgeber of the sun coming up in the morning. That induces an immediate response to raise taxes.
THe lengthening darkness each day is a zeitgeber that hints that it is going to be time to change the clocks soon.
It’s not raining. That’s good.
Other than that, the Steelers are involved in another record-setting performance (giving up the longest run by a QB in the NFL ever), Pitt loses to Navy on a last-second field goal, Penn State suffers its worst beating since 99. 1899.
And my Jayhawks get clobbered by their rival to finish 4-5, their first losing season since 1993 and only second in my lifetime.
They, too, will be memorable for being in a 3rd-and-75 situation.
But, it’s not raining.
And it won’t rain for a while, if you get your weather from here.
Actually, it’s supposed to rain Halloween night. Just not sure how early it will come in.
i sense depression there.
At least the Penguins snapped their 3 game losing streak.
oh the penguinos will be fine, i’m sure. i just finished talking Pgh sports with Sean in my ofc. There are three of us from the Burgh in this ofc which is pretty amazing.
Zeitgeber of a government-run operation
It’s sad to have to look to hockey in October for a glimmer of hope.
At least Sunday’s Steeler game wasn’t all bad, since I could root for my boy Pryor as Oakland’s QB.
well that’s what Sean said, that he can’t get excited about hockey until football is over, and that it’s hard this year bc the Steelers are sucking.
Well, it will hit here first, so I’ll let you know. Jes sayin’.
Zounds like der teen munchkin mit der acne badden.
Sorry - it is tough losing
That’s exactly how I am. I start really following hockey in Jan or Feb. Just like the Bible says.
Morning to yourself. Yeah, it’s not good for the psyche or productivity.
Those kids at Missouri sure had some hangdog faces Saturday night.
so have fun being depressed the rest of football season, i guess ; )
Yeah - we dropped too, but we are still having an amazing year.
I don’t want to live in a world where cheerleader car washes are illegal. ;-)
They should only be illegal because the cheerleaders are to young for bikini car washes ;-)
i think your daughter is close to, if not a teenager, you should try to get over your lechery at this point! i do laud them for providing a service, instead of BEGGING. i also saw advertised here that a local HS was raking leaves to raise $ and that is a brilliant idea! i would def pay for that.
And now, ersatz ketchup under the golden arches?!
that there is a crime against humanity.
It’s all good clean fun.
how old is sarah now?
I wish somebody would rake the acorns in my backyard. I’m tired of stepping on them and scooping them out of the pool. These squirrels are not getting the job done!
Zeitgeber sounds like zero burger which reminds me of the White House occupant. My Aggies are doing well enough, without playing much defense this year. And our hockey team is on a short break with no games until Thursday. Big road trip to get their stuff together.
OMG anyone wondering what the fox says needs to come to my house. 5 am today, xshub and i bolt upright at the sound and i said, ok, he’s out there! Literally down at the front corner of the yard, which is where chanel always goes. so after we got up, he went out front with the flashlight and was stomping around making noise to scare the fox away before i let the dogs out. it is ANNOYING! i want fox repellant!
ok, by next year this time you need to be over the idea of ogling teen girls!
MIRANDA: George, what are you doing?
GEORGE: Did you see that? That-that pigeon didn’t move! I had to swerve to get out of the way! I saved that pigeons life!
MIRANDA: What pigeon? You drove right into that squirrel. (leaves the car)
GEORGE: Squirrel? Well, we have no deal with THEM!
I may not be actually ogling girls, but I reserve the right to be free to do so as an American.
It’s a principle thing. Cheerleaders over environmental bureaucrats.
and the vet called last night to see how chanel was going, that is twice in the past week she called to check on her, which i think is extremely nice and xshub was beyond impressed when he heard me talking to her, he said none of our doctors have been that solicitous of us! we talked about the dosages she is on, what her heart/breathing rate has been, and the fact that the dogwalker is taking her this weekend. i told the vet that i bought one of those old people pill dispensers to put her meds in labeled SAT am dose, SAT pm dose etc.
About time you started buying tickets to the old shoelace express! ROR!
yes, by GOD you are free to be a lecherous pervert!
I saw a fox crossing the road while I was driving here today. I thought it was a small groundhog at first, but then it was way too nimble. And not the right color.
There was one in my yard last night when I drove up!
and the pedophile down the street reserves his right to ogle your daughter once she grows boobs too!
You paying that vet with your own money, right? No third party payer. So they act like they appreciate your business.
Funny how that works.
i wish this one would relocate! he has been living here for about 5-6 years now! or his relatives at least. their cry is bloodcurdling.
yes. i understand that docs who don’t take insurance act the same way towards their patients.
I am probably going to get pet insurance for the next dog.