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Word for the Day, Tuesday November 12, 2013

Posted on 11/12/2013 5:07:46 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, November 12, 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".

pococurante [poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-te]

-n
1. a careless or indifferent person.

-adj
2.caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.

[1755–65; < Italian: literally, caring little. See poco, cure, -ant]


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1 posted on 11/12/2013 5:07:46 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Winter has arrived. 2 inches of snow overnight. Not sticking to the roads.


2 posted on 11/12/2013 5:10:17 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i feel ready but we aren’t getting any.


3 posted on 11/12/2013 5:12:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I get pococurante when people in Minnesota complain about their winters. What part of the whining is reasonable when this stuff is to be expected?


4 posted on 11/12/2013 5:27:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
"Winter has arrived. 2 inches of snow overnight. Not sticking to the roads."

Word.

5 posted on 11/12/2013 5:27:42 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If you voted for 0bama to show that you're not a racist, you're a racist. -- NicknamedMike)
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To: xsmommy

You’ll get yours eventually.


6 posted on 11/12/2013 5:28:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
i feel ready but we aren’t getting any.

Story of my life.

7 posted on 11/12/2013 5:29:36 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden

I suppose it beats talking about the Vikings.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 5:30:08 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Obama, imperious pococurante
Lies ‘til his nose looks just like Durante
His Obamacare’s swell
Like the circles of hell
Instead of Sebelius, let’s check with Dante


9 posted on 11/12/2013 5:33:31 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

don’t believe it for a second ; )


10 posted on 11/12/2013 5:36:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

excellent!


11 posted on 11/12/2013 5:38:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Our pococurante President is still sticking it to the American people and the Constitution with the announcement yesterday that he is “remaking” the courts.


12 posted on 11/12/2013 5:38:47 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; SoothingDave; NicknamedBob

Yesterday’s fine snow is still sticking to the ground in southeast Wisconsin. The grass is poking through, although it is nothing to be alarmed about. Nobody’s complaining, or whining, as you accuse Minnesotans. If it continues to stick, the hunters will like it. Deer season opens in 2 weeks in Wisconsin, and snow makes it easer to track them.

My husband leaves Sunday for Missouri to get a headstart on deer season where he hunts on a private preserve. He doesn’t hunt Wisconsin on public land anymore after 6 hunters were murdered by that crazy Hmong fellow from Minnesota.

I will have a hunter in my back yard, however. We give permission for a trusted man to hunt our land every year. He gets 3 adjoining landowners to sign off, and nobody else can come in here. He sent me trail cam pictures the other day of 2 huge bucks out by my old apple tree in the thicket. The pictures surprised me because I rarely see an antlered deer. Only the fawns and does allow themselves to be observed.


13 posted on 11/12/2013 5:51:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

that sounds lovely. we have deer and we live in a fairly close-in suburban neighborhood.


14 posted on 11/12/2013 5:56:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Far too many conservatives have been pococurante with respect to teaching their children. i am not one who believes that public school will indoctrinate your child, it will only do that if you fail to teach your child properly at home. if you are involved with your child, doing homework with them, talking to them about current events, what you believe as a family and why, then public school, private etc. is purely up to you, your budget etc. When i hear of conservatives with leftwing kids, call me judgmental, but i can't imagine it.
15 posted on 11/12/2013 6:00:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I saw a gorgeous buck out last week with a doe nearby. It’s snowing here right now but nothing is supposed to stick. Treadmill day.


16 posted on 11/12/2013 6:07:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I was afraid that link was going to take me to a Crosby, Stills and Nash song. LOL

Anyone notice that today is 11/12/13?


17 posted on 11/12/2013 6:08:24 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I don’t think it is limited to conservatives but to the age of kids and how most of them evolve to conservatism once they start getting paychecks and realizing how it works.


18 posted on 11/12/2013 6:09:44 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

i heard that thousands are getting married today in order to have the date 11/12/13. Not worth it to get married on a tues IMO


19 posted on 11/12/2013 6:10:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I live in a “city”, but traditionally it has been zoned for 5 acre and larger lots. On my side of town, there are still working farms, as well as horse farms and stables. My house is on 12 acres, with 5 acres next door and about 30 acres behind me.

Many people ask to hunt here, but we trust this one man. He knows the difference between a deer and my neighbor’s horses. And knew the differnce between geese and my peacocks, when I had them.

Shotguns with a low velocity slug are allowed with permission during the 10 day deer season by our city. Bow hunting is allowed at any time during bow season, which precedes gun season, and resumes afterward. My hunter uses both and sets up wildlife cams along the various trails. He’s caught me on my lawn mower!


20 posted on 11/12/2013 6:11:15 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Getting married on a Tuesday probably will save money on a venue and caterer.


21 posted on 11/12/2013 6:12:44 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
i don't think that you can bank on a kid becoming a conservative once they start working, if they are left unschooled in the reasons behind conservativism and what it stands for. look at all the myriad working liberals. i look at kids as empty vessels, and if you don't fill them with the right things as far as religion, ideology etc, the popular culture will fill that vacuum and they will become a reflection of the toxic popular culture. There are lib influences EVERYWHERE. if you don't teach your kid properly, someone else will do the job for you and you will have zero right to complain about it.
22 posted on 11/12/2013 6:14:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Anyone notice that today is 11/12/13?

I did. It's my oldest grandchild's birthday. She is nine. The youngest one is now four days old.

At 2:15 this afternoon, it will be 11/12/13 14:15. And, 16 seconds later---

23 posted on 11/12/2013 6:14:56 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

But inconsiderate of guests who would obv have to take the day off to go.


24 posted on 11/12/2013 6:15:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

No snow here yet.

(Houston, Texas area)

It’s cooled off a little since summer, though, so that makes for a lot of local pococuranteish outdoor activity.


25 posted on 11/12/2013 6:15:59 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americadd)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I grew up in a rural area and our HS got off the first day of deer season.


26 posted on 11/12/2013 6:16:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Pococurante

It’s a little known fact of history that Pocahontas has a twin sister named Pococurante, French side of the family or something. However ...
Some claim this a fraud, sorta hocus pocos.


27 posted on 11/12/2013 6:19:28 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: xsmommy

Evening wedding? “Candlelight” ceremonies used to be all the rage.

Besides, if your friends cannot take a day’s vacation to come to your wedding, you shouldn’t have to pay for a meal for them!


28 posted on 11/12/2013 6:19:38 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

This area used to be home to fur farms. Many teen boys worked at the fur farms. When a fox escaped, they’d ring the town bell and the boys would all leave class and converge at one of the farms to try to capture the escaped fox. They also taught school in German half a day before WWII.


29 posted on 11/12/2013 6:22:31 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy
i heard that thousands are getting married today in order to have the date 11/12/13. Not worth it to get married on a tues IMO

My cousin got married on 10/11/12. It was a Thursday so I didn't make the trip to North Carolina.

30 posted on 11/12/2013 6:23:23 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

my family and that of xshub all live in other states, when our daughter gets married next Sept, everyone is going to have to take time off to even get here for a Sat wedding, getting married in the middle of the week would mean taking much more time off. I think it’s ridiculous to do it just for the sake of a date.


31 posted on 11/12/2013 6:24:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

case in point. i think it’s inconsiderate and you are placing the importance of a date over the convenience of your guests, meaning you don’t really give a dang if your friends and fam are there to share the day or not. telling! same with destination weddings, i guess. unless everyone you know is wealthy.


32 posted on 11/12/2013 6:26:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

We got the same snow. Was out on a call last night when the rain turned to sleet then snow. Visibility was bad on the road as it was so heavy coming down. My poor car is covered.


33 posted on 11/12/2013 6:26:54 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I think part of the point is to limit the number of guests. Sure you invite them but you make it as inconvient as possible so they don’t come but do send presents.


34 posted on 11/12/2013 6:28:20 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

You need he day after off, if it’s a really good wedding. ;-)


35 posted on 11/12/2013 6:30:42 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I get the first day of deer season off now. Company holiday.


36 posted on 11/12/2013 6:31:43 AM PST by SoothingDave
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Sure you invite them but you make it as inconvient as possible so they don’t come but do send presents.

Yes. The unvitation.

37 posted on 11/12/2013 6:32:14 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Pam and Jim tried that but it didn’t work.


38 posted on 11/12/2013 6:32:26 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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yes, i am familiar with that MO, i guess. we will not send out the save the date cards to the ones they don’t care that much about coming. like his hockey teammates, which xsteen would prefer not show.
my peers and i are in the wedding throwing period of life now. a good friend’s daughter is getting married next weekend, xsboy’s childhood friend got married in Sept, and his mom is a good friend also. major concern is not having a drunkfest going on. we hope to mitigate that with a 10 am ceremony and noon to 4 reception. xsteen has gone on record as saying at her wedding she will personally toss anyone who goes overboard. she is wishing we were Baptist like her cousins and that we could dispense with alcohol altogether. we haven’t gotten to the point of needing to discuss whether to close the bar during dinner or not yet. xshub is a veteran of hosting events for his organization and he knows everything you need to know about stuff like that, so we will defer to his judgement.


39 posted on 11/12/2013 6:36:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

see my point about avoiding the drunkfest ; ), our’s will not be that good : )


40 posted on 11/12/2013 6:37:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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Now that’s cynical.


41 posted on 11/12/2013 6:37:44 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

i think it’s great!


42 posted on 11/12/2013 6:37:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

no, that’s fact!


43 posted on 11/12/2013 6:38:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Sure, you close the bar during dinner.

We had 5 hours of open bar at our wedding. Without closing for dinner, we would have been over by 9. Closing for dinner gets you to ten.


44 posted on 11/12/2013 6:39:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I have to thank the union for the 5 day Thanksgiving holiday and the 2 days off for 4th of July.


45 posted on 11/12/2013 6:42:10 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

the groom’s mom is of like mind. we had a nice talk about it last weekend. she said she specifically had the engagment party noon-3 for precisely that purpose. she knows his friends better than i do. i feel so blessed to have someone i am so compatible with, as an inlaw.


46 posted on 11/12/2013 6:44:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

kiss those union goons.


47 posted on 11/12/2013 6:44:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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See u invite them BUT u make it difficult for them to drink /sarc


48 posted on 11/12/2013 6:46:03 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

You ever seen a tailgate for a Noon football game?

Timing will only discourage the amateurs. ;-)


49 posted on 11/12/2013 6:48:07 AM PST by SoothingDave
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well the pros will be escorted out by the 100 lb bride, should they act up.


50 posted on 11/12/2013 6:53:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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