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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".

zeitgeber [tsahyt-gey-ber]

-n
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.

[1970–75; < German (1954), literally, time-giver, on the model of Taktgeber an electronic synchronization device]


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1 posted on 10/29/2013 6:20:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Up and at ‘em!


2 posted on 10/29/2013 6:20:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Good morning!


3 posted on 10/29/2013 6:23:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

The libs use the zeitgeber of the sun coming up in the morning. That induces an immediate response to raise taxes.


4 posted on 10/29/2013 6:23:04 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: SoothingDave

THe lengthening darkness each day is a zeitgeber that hints that it is going to be time to change the clocks soon.


5 posted on 10/29/2013 6:24:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


6 posted on 10/29/2013 6:26:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

And it won’t rain for a while, if you get your weather from here.


7 posted on 10/29/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Actually, it’s supposed to rain Halloween night. Just not sure how early it will come in.


8 posted on 10/29/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i sense depression there.


9 posted on 10/29/2013 6:44:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

At least the Penguins snapped their 3 game losing streak.


10 posted on 10/29/2013 6:50:26 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


11 posted on 10/29/2013 6:52:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
An abysmally-run website

Zeitgeber of a government-run operation

12 posted on 10/29/2013 6:56:50 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: xsmommy

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.


13 posted on 10/29/2013 6:57:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


14 posted on 10/29/2013 7:06:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Well, it will hit here first, so I’ll let you know. Jes sayin’.


15 posted on 10/29/2013 7:13:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

Zeitgeber?

Zit geber?
Zounds like der teen munchkin mit der acne badden.


16 posted on 10/29/2013 7:18:59 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SoothingDave

Good morning


17 posted on 10/29/2013 7:20:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

Sorry - it is tough losing


18 posted on 10/29/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

That’s exactly how I am. I start really following hockey in Jan or Feb. Just like the Bible says.


19 posted on 10/29/2013 7:22:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Morning to yourself. Yeah, it’s not good for the psyche or productivity.

Those kids at Missouri sure had some hangdog faces Saturday night.


20 posted on 10/29/2013 7:23:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

so have fun being depressed the rest of football season, i guess ; )


21 posted on 10/29/2013 7:24:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Yeah - we dropped too, but we are still having an amazing year.


22 posted on 10/29/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave
someone for you to cry with.
23 posted on 10/29/2013 7:55:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_24383365/city-san-jose-halts-student-car-washes-unless

I don’t want to live in a world where cheerleader car washes are illegal. ;-)


24 posted on 10/29/2013 8:04:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

They should only be illegal because the cheerleaders are to young for bikini car washes ;-)


25 posted on 10/29/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave

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.


26 posted on 10/29/2013 8:24:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/28/the-ketchup-wars-mcdonalds-wont-serve-heinz-anymore/

And now, ersatz ketchup under the golden arches?!


27 posted on 10/29/2013 8:25:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

that there is a crime against humanity.


28 posted on 10/29/2013 8:26:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s all good clean fun.


29 posted on 10/29/2013 8:30:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

how old is sarah now?


30 posted on 10/29/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Always hilarious!


31 posted on 10/29/2013 8:37:31 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

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!


32 posted on 10/29/2013 8:44:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

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.


33 posted on 10/29/2013 8:46:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

12


34 posted on 10/29/2013 8:47:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

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!


35 posted on 10/29/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

ok, by next year this time you need to be over the idea of ogling teen girls!


36 posted on 10/29/2013 8:48:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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!


37 posted on 10/29/2013 8:48:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

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.


38 posted on 10/29/2013 8:51:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

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.


39 posted on 10/29/2013 8:51:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

About time you started buying tickets to the old shoelace express! ROR!


40 posted on 10/29/2013 8:52:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

yes, by GOD you are free to be a lecherous pervert!


41 posted on 10/29/2013 8:52:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


42 posted on 10/29/2013 8:53:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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There was one in my yard last night when I drove up!


43 posted on 10/29/2013 8:53:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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and the pedophile down the street reserves his right to ogle your daughter once she grows boobs too!


44 posted on 10/29/2013 8:53:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Spring forward
Fall back
zeitgeber


45 posted on 10/29/2013 8:54:28 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

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.


46 posted on 10/29/2013 8:54:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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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.


47 posted on 10/29/2013 8:54:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Squirrels, amirite?


48 posted on 10/29/2013 8:55:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

yes. i understand that docs who don’t take insurance act the same way towards their patients.


49 posted on 10/29/2013 8:55:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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I am probably going to get pet insurance for the next dog.


50 posted on 10/29/2013 8:56:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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