Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 30, 2014 – quondam
Posted on 01/30/2014 4:35:16 AM PST by secret garden
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".
quondam (KWON-duhm) adjective
"One of the assumptions Madison and others labored under was that Britain would be too preoccupied with beating Napoleon to pay much attention to its quondam colonies.
--Joyce Appleby; The Washington Post; A Stumbling, Fiery End to War of 1812; May 5, 2013.
From Latin quondam (formerly). Earliest documented use: 1535.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Historical Linguistics . the disappearance or loss of an unstressed initial vowel or syllable, as in theformation of the word slant from aslant . Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
ScarJo is the quondam OxFam spokesbabe.
My wife got us one of these Sodastream things for Christmas. I didn’t realize I was oppressing Palestinians (by giving them jobs) in the process.
No wonder it tastes so yummy.
Quondam spending seems to irk management, but regular, unfettered dumping of money for garbage products doesn’t seem to bother them one bit.
In Barack’s neo-socialist kingdom
Poor nuns must have coverage for a condom
He’ll use blackmail and extortion
To further abortion
Can’t wait ‘til he’s President (quondam)
I don’t have the exact numbers on the use of the carbon dioxide, but it’s something like 25-30 cents per liter of soda made.
You get enough syrup to make 12 liters for $5-6.
They have diet Mt Dew and Red Bull knockoffs.
Especially for the energy drinks it is a big savings.
The early Colonists who risked life & limb to come to America with the hope of a better life for themselves and their families made a quandom leap of faith ....
sooooo dang tired of freezing. 12 degs now but going up to 32 today, woohoo. i swear it feels like it’s 50 deg in our bedroom!
But never, not one time, am I going to allow my kids see a teacher put a quondam on a cucumber.
Here’s some delusion that the Democrats represent “the work ethic.” LOL
Hey, the temperature was positive this morning. The snot didn’t even freeze in my nose.
My son spends way too much money on those drinks.
Back when America stood for something good. A for you!
It was 3 on the way home from school yesterday morning. Today it was 12. I have to confess, it did not feel much warmer.
A for making up your own definition.
Hahahahahaha! Only because they polled that opportunity got better numbers than inequality. But he still stole GWB’s 2007 SOTU. Plagiarism abounds.
Yes, I do too sometimes and it’s a total ripoff. So this Sodastream really helps.
The best price at Walmart for a 4 pack of Monster is like $6. So that is roughly $3/liter. If I can make 12 liters for $1/liter, I would pay $36 for the same amount of drink buying it in bulk at Walmart.
Buying it at a convenience store is even worse, like $5-6/liter.
it was 18 on Monday afternoon and it felt far colder than it has at even lower temps. maybe there was more moisture in the air bc it was before the snow, but it has been nothing short of bone-chilling for days. I have told xshub that i feel like we are in upstate NY, the cars are all salt covered, and the snow is STILL on the ground and it is just damn cold DAY AFTER DAY. i am not a pansy southerner unaccustomed to cold, but this is very unusual to have lasted this long, esp snow in the yard for this long. The front had melted on the one day we had temps in the 40s before it plunged back down and snowed again.
How much space does this device take up on your counter? Cupboards?
i think i took a sip of one of those once and found them gross [energy drinks]. xsboy used to drink them before hockey but i think he experienced crashing when it wore off, so he hasn’t had them in years. he JUST started drinking coffee this past year which shocked us all. they have a keurig at the hockey house [where he lives, kind of like a frat house but it’s the hockey team], so i bought him some DunkinDonut K cups to take back to school [along with laundry detergent and toilet paper for the house bc i think that can oftentimes be inequitable with one person buying all the time. When xsteen had the 3 roommates i know she felt put upon re toilet paper purchasing!]
i KNEW that would be a prime use of this word!! LOL!
It’s 22 out there today — we’re having a heat wave! sarc/off. I got my heating bill yesterday — $800.00. I wrote the check but I’m not sending it until it’s actually due.
yes i think xshub mentioned our gas bill was a good bit higher for December, and i imagine it will be even HIGHER for January!
I KNEW that someone would appreciate that...
(if not the thread moderator today...)
It’s about like a coffee maker. Figure that there is a 1 liter reusable bottle that you use. The bottle screws into the head of the machine, so it’s about 6 inches taller than the bottle.
We got the “Fizz” model for about $50.
One of my dughters gave my husband a Keurig for his birthday last year, but he took it back and exchanged it for a winter jacket. We had a Keurig in our hotel room in CA this month. The coffee is really good, but EXPENSIVE. I was going to buy some to supplement what the hotel chambermaids supplied daily, but I decided I didn’t need it that much. Also, the Keurig was slow in comparison to making a whole pot.
We have a K cup machine. I don’t drink coffee, so rarely use it, but the wife and kid like it. The Dunkin Donuts cocoa is good.
I usually drink a zero sugar energy drink. There are different flavors, but the taste is definitely brash. They seem almost like you had liquified sweet tarts.
we have had keurigs in hotel rooms and i think it is perfect for that. it does taste good, but we will generally drink more than a cup each, so it wouldn’t be useful for us. Plus, i have a Tassimo which is similar, but which i rarely use.
Yes, I was almost $700 last month and I about croaked with that! My office heating bill was even worse — $7000. OMG, it hurt to write that check and the same month as the 1st installment of property tax is due — $12,000.
What this tells me is that you are math-challenged every morning, and not just on Mondays.
One day, when I want you to write me a check, I'm coming early in the morning.
You can buy a doohickey that lets you use any old coffee in the K cup machines. So that can save money.
But, you’re right, it’s not about making quantities.
What are you talking about?
To get 12 liters of drink, it would cost me about $1/liter with the sodastream. Or $12 total.
To buy the same amount of Monster at Walmart, at $6 for 4 cans, or (roughly) $3/liter, it would take 12 * 3 = $36.
Where is the error, other than my rounding 2 US pints into a liter?
He looked fairly sheepish last night on Hannity and he said that he really didn’t mean that he would throw the reporter over the balcony. Remember — he’d be a hero to the left if he were a Democrat. Ahem!
too much caffeine tends to upset my stomach, and that combined with sweettarts would make me hurl, LOL! with the ice/water on the door we tend to drink mostly water at home. xsbaby will use one of those sugar free flavorings to use in water to take with her meds. She can’t swallow pills and has to take meds for the migraines, so i crush the pills and put them in a spoonful of yogurt, and she needs something to get that taste out of her mouth. the poor thing was diagnosed with low iron at the checkup a few months back, and the dr wanted me to give her iron. Well iron pills are the size of horse pills, so i found some LIQUID iron which is beyond gross, so she has been taking a shot of that and i put some liquid magnesium in there [the dr suggested magnesium for migraines as well as B2, but i haven’t been to the vit store to look for the B2 yet] I can’t tell her, but i would be vomiting my guts out if i had to ingest half of the stuff she does and TASTE IT.
I thought you were talking about a monster brand three-liter soda. I don’t know why anyone would buy 12 liters of soda at a time unless they wanted to bathe in it.
of course he would, but threatening bodily harm is just ridic. Besides, what moron would not figure he would be asked about those investigations if he made himself available for an interview?
A+ for you and your dog whistle, ROR!
No whining back there!
Just don’t turn your back, lady - I’m a mean shot with a spitball.
A+ for you.
We have The Who blasting here this morning. Tommy, it never gets old.