Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday January 21, 2014
Posted on 01/21/2014 5:07:22 AM PST by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday January 21, 2014
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".
1. a meeting or conference for the discussion of some subject, especially a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience.
2. a collection of opinions expressed or articles contributed by several persons on a given subject or topic.
3. an account of a discussion meeting or of the conversation at it.
4. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a convivial meeting, usually following a dinner, for drinking and intellectual conversation.
5. ( initial capital letter, italics ) a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato, dealing with ideal love and the vision of absolute beauty.
[158090; < Latin < Greek sympósion drinking party, equivalent to sym- sym- + po- (variant stem of pī́nein to drink) + -sion noun suffix ]
in fact, actually
De hecho, ella era la estudiante mas joven de todas.
In fact, she was the youngest student of all.
De hecho, knowing that “symposium” is Greek for “drinking together” explains a whole lot.
Morning yourself. And a fine day it is, with a sloppy commute and an expected 2-3 inches of snow during the day.
Ha! Not even a flake in the air here yet and everything is shut.
Early closure, not a flake yet. Rme
I have a couple people supposed to be coming in for me to do some training. A Brit and a Malasyian. The latter may have never seen snow before.
What if they held a symposium
On Obama, by all those opposing him?
The Grand Canyon, I know
Couldn’t handle the flow
Of all of us bent on exposing him
Someone’s had his coffee.
The best faux symposium ever was the boat of global warmists who got stuck in the ice.
You can take them out to make snow angels!!
We have a few flurries blowing around but nothing big coming and they said the cold front will come roaring in over the next couple of hours so I’m off to the park! The spouse is refusing to go with me. Chiding didn’t convince him.
Are you even supposed to get snow?
Tomorrow is supposed to be near zero in the morning, so I imagine they might cancel or delay tomorrow.
Random flakes now.
Coming down hard now. Frickin small flakes too. Dammit.
Been snowing here in the frozen tundra daily.
Not just snow flakes either......our dang governor, the giant snowflake in Albany, says conservatives are not even wanted here.
It’s 40 degrees here with a high of 70 expected. The real story, however, is the pervasive drought. I’ve never seen my home town so dry. The reservoirs are dry, the rivers are dry, the crops are dry. There are signs in my hotel room asking us to help the water problem by reusing our towels. Water is not offered in restaurants. There was a rally on the governor’s steps on Friday with people demanding water.
Government regs require that what water there is flows out to the ocean, unobsructed, and cannot be diverted for crop use. Supposedly this helps the fish, but both sides in the debate admit that the water flow is too low to be of any help to the fish.
The air is laden with a fine dust/haze that makes it difficult to read street signs. Signs that are green with white writing are much easier to read than those that are white with blue writing (most of them).
Yet, professional gardners are planting pansies and purple kale everywhere. Most people use a form of drip watering to keep the flowers alive.
I read on-line that it is -4 degrees at my present home in Wisconsin with snow expected tomorrow (my flying day). I can hardly wait to get home.
I drove to the vets about 7 mi away and saw no fewer than 5 snow plows staged at various points. They’re on top of this one.
It’s election year here and our mayor does not let the plows out. We have not been plowed out in our neighborhood in a timely manner yet. There is a young woman running against him, she will get my vote. Can’t be any worse than this.
In addition, one of our daytime medics left for a better job....the mayor is playing games with the squad. We need to start the hiring process and he wants a study done. RME Lives are at stake and he wants to save money.
Haha - so true.
This is one of those where it sucks to be south. North of Pittsburgh they don’t even have a winter weather advisory.
You call someplace “paradise” - kiss it goodbye.
Pittsburgh’s new mayor said he wanted to set up “wheresmysnowplowat.com”
Gorgeous!! Great win over Pitt on Sat(i have to root against my team) Gtown is deliciously irrelevant, falling to Marquette. Creighton beat Villanova by 40 pts and that little p!$$antAaron Craft’s OSU team got beaten (OSU beat SU in eastern regionals 2 yrs ago when we went up to boston fir them). Since the caps are sucking so horrifically, I have to get enjoyment from college bball.
Just got home and there’s a plow truck complete with sand parked at bottom of my street.
NY did that after Bloombergs storm fiasco, a couple years back.
It’s on the NYC..GOV wevsite.
Flurries and styro snow here but the worst part is the wind that cuts right through you and drives the pellets into your face. Only the diehards at the park today but I timed it to go into the wind starting and have it at my back coming home.
The weather has been so gorgeous here lately I hadn’t even seen a forecast - apparently Global Warming is coming back toward us again with a few nights below 32. I have to go put a pillowcase over my flower pots on the porch
Our winter has been mild also. I have appt for a massage today that I’m going to keep no matter what! I gave Paula a gift cert for a massage with my lafy for Christmas. She used it in Friday and said it was the best she’s ever had. Bonus is she’s a Pittsburgher and a pollack, so we talk recipes etc throughout. Xs hubs back has been bothering him so he’s going to her later today as well. I need to tell her that he’d rather NOT chat, lol!
It isn’t going to be as frigid here as it was in the wake of the last Siberian express, and I’m grateful for that...
Obama’s beer summit in the yard
Or a golf game to talk about
Some disputed issue or another-
He wants to leave no doubt
He believes a small symposium
With a captive audience will
Prove he’s not an empty suit,
But a mediator of some skill
The obvious thing about him
And his senseless misbehaving-
De hecho, está totalmente loco-
His handlers control his raving...
Haha - well get us some good recipes then!
It has been sunny and nice here, too-Thursday and Friday are supposed to be into the 20’s again at night, but then warming on Saturday...
The Wendy Davis stuff is pretty interesting. Is it clear that she has no chance? I was astounded to read that greg abbot is wheelchair bound..
Thank you! The would be emperor is one of the few people I consider completely insane, and I’m certain he suffers from delusions of all kinds...
Wendy Davis is a whiner and a phony-I was a single mom living in a remote hunting cabin with a baby at 17 while working my ass off and going to school, and I can prove every bit of it. I’m widowed, short of work and in dire straits right now, and hey, I’m even Hispanic! Does that mean I’m qualified to be in public office?
Quite a few of us have had failed marriages and nasty divorces, too-she’s a weak sister who wants to be praised for her own mistakes and can’t suck it up like the rest of us-I loathe women like Davis, who gives all of us a bad name...
Greg Abbot has ambulated with a wheelchair since an accident many years ago, and he is reputed to be a nice guy-I like the way he can smile when he pretty much says “f you” to adversarial reporters so that they are looking forward to having that done...
I would never say she doesn't have a chance - I don't think she can beat Abbot since our economy is good here but you never know. It will be an uphill battle for the left to attack Abbot since he is handicapped, but you can bet they will bypass that and claim that it doesn't matter, but she's a woman, blah blah
I don’t know anyone who does not loathe her-it is common for people here to have large families and homeschool, or send the kids to one of the nearby Christian schools-if anyone advocates abortion/infanticide, they do not speak out-this isn’t exactly a bastion of socialist ideals, which is why I find a hard life here is far better than a soft one in the city...
I’ll just bet that whiny broad attacks Greg Abbot-a disabled person-she is probably foolish and self absorbed enough to do it, too-talk about a stupid move...
I hope some enterprising person drags all the skeletons out of her closets and parades all the details over the news and internet-even the most salacious, and those involving cash...
She’s accusing abbot of attacking her when it was a lefty reporter from the Dallas morning news who wrote about it and the reporter specifically said he spoke to ZERO Abbot people. I saw on twitter where someone tweeted to her you can’t possibly be trying to say youve had it rougher than Greg abbot can you? Bc that would be ridic.
Massage therapist canceled : ( but I’m going to make chicken Marsala for dinner.
All I will say on the subject is remember Fauxcohauntus. She beat the hunk.
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