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Word for the Day, Tuesday February 11, 2014

Posted on 02/11/2014 5:05:35 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday February, 11, 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".

smithereens [smith-uh-reenz]

-n, pl
Also, "smithers"

small pieces, bits

[ 1820–30; dial. smithers (< ?) + Hiberno-English -een diminutive suffix (< Irish -ín ) ]

el fregadero [freh-gah-DEHR-oh]

-n
sink

El fregadero estaba lleno de platos sucios.

The sink was full of dirty dishes.


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1 posted on 02/11/2014 5:05:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4JFqfqIPKA&feature=kp


2 posted on 02/11/2014 5:06:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Owe-bama’s goal is to smash capitalism and America into smithereens. Scumbag.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 5:10:35 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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To: SoothingDave

Fregadero sounds like an epithet.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 5:12:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Says that Kobalt music has blocked your vid on copyright grounds.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 5:14:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It worked on my PC last night. Won’t work on a tablet/mobile device.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 5:16:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Possibly. To me it sounds like it should be the cold box where you keep your cerveza.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 5:19:04 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Una gran roca cayó sobre el fregadero lleno de platos sucios y las rompió en smithereens. (smiterenas? ;^)

A big rock fell on the sinkful of dirty dishes and broke them to smithereens. It was easier than washing them...

8 posted on 02/11/2014 5:22:25 AM PST by SAJ
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Sounds better than it reads.
(I prefer blood and Roses)

Send “A Girl Like You” Ringtone to your Cell
I used to travel in the shadows
And I never found the nerve to try and walk up to you
But now I am a man and I know that there’s no time to waste
There’s too much to lose
Girl you say anything at all, and you know that you can call
And I’ll be right there for you
First love, heartbreak, tough luck, big mistake
What else can you do

[Chorus]
I’ll say anything you want to hear
I’ll see everything through
I’ll do anything I have to do
Just to win the love of a girl like you, a girl like you

People talk and people stare, tell them I don’t really care
This is the place I should be
And if they think it’s really strange for a girl like you
To be in love with someone like me
I want to tell them all to go to hell
That we’re doing very well without them you see
That’s just the way it is and they will see
I am yours and you are mine the way it should be

[Chorus]

Now if I seem a little wild, there’s no holding back
I’m trying to get a message to you
I won’t take anything from anyone
I won’t walk and I won’t run, I believe in you
London, Washington, anywhere you are I’ll run
Together we’ll be
Inside, outside, got my pride
I won’t let him take you from me


9 posted on 02/11/2014 5:25:41 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: SAJ

Use smiterenas today down there and report back ! LOL!


10 posted on 02/11/2014 5:26:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

That’s cause it’s got a killer riff. A bit repetitive, but a killer riff nonetheless.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 5:29:17 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Does 'smiterenas' or (more likely) 'esmiterenas' actually MEAN something???

Also, would the real word for 'smithereens' or 'pieces' be either 'pedazos' or 'piezas'? (learning mode ON)

12 posted on 02/11/2014 5:29:21 AM PST by SAJ
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To: SAJ

As I understand it, “piezas” implies that the article should be in pieces, while “pedazos” or “pedacitos” suggests that would should be whole is in smithereens.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 5:32:08 AM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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To: SoothingDave

Both of them do.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 5:35:19 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: SoothingDave
smithereens

One of my all time favorite words. Another is marroon.

Homework:

That marroon blew himself to smithereens.

15 posted on 02/11/2014 5:39:00 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Tax-chick

Dos piezas de pollo con papas fritas, por favor.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 5:40:13 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Tax-chick

that is correct.


17 posted on 02/11/2014 5:41:49 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

your bilingue-ness slays me ; )


18 posted on 02/11/2014 5:42:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

that homework is perfect~! LMAO!


19 posted on 02/11/2014 5:42:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Tax-chick
Ah, excellent. Mucha gracia, as they say here in Cocle province. The local dialect drops final 's's like crazy, and somehow mutates many 'd's into 'l's. This, of course, is just brutal for non-native speakers to understand.

My favourite (?!) is the common phrase 'mas o menos', which in Cocle becomes one portmanteau word, to wit, 'maomeno'. First time I figured it out, I LOLed. The Panameno gent was, shall we say, nonplussed.

20 posted on 02/11/2014 5:43:06 AM PST by SAJ
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To: SAJ

no, i was teasing, that’s why i wanted you to report back ; )


21 posted on 02/11/2014 5:43:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

They were doing “Baghdad Bob’s School of Blowing Yourself Up” on the radio this morning.

Said the school would be a lot better, but they don’t get a lot of alumni support.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 5:43:36 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

It gets the job done. ;-)


23 posted on 02/11/2014 5:44:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

no, it was perfect!


24 posted on 02/11/2014 5:48:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I know, cause I’ve said it before and gotten what I wanted!


25 posted on 02/11/2014 5:53:46 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Too much Bugs Bunny Neo.....


26 posted on 02/11/2014 5:56:00 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: SoothingDave

Obama pontificates, preens
While Moochelle says “You must eat your greens”
Their true motivation
Is to ruin our nation
Smash our customs into smithereens


27 posted on 02/11/2014 6:01:41 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: hobbes1

Is there such a thing?

Should have taken that left turn at Albequerque.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 6:09:01 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave
There's a lot of sadness going around. Can i ask for prayers for my friend's husband who has had a recurrence of leukemia. He had gone through the full course of treatment a few years ago and was doing ok, but apparently back in December they found that the blood was not right again. She is just telling me this now and i am heartsick for her. This is complicated by the fact that he WILL NOT let their three girls know about it. he has insisted that it be kept from them from the start. So now he has the treatment, goes to a hotel for 2 nights until he is well enough to come home and they think he's on a business trip. The girls are 24, 22, and 16, not little kids. If it were me, he could have killed or divorced me for it, but i would have told them.
29 posted on 02/11/2014 6:10:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That’s sad.

The girls are old enough to know, too.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 6:16:25 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Coincidental that there is a Donnie Iris link on that page?


31 posted on 02/11/2014 6:17:26 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Meanwhile, dahna Sahsside...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/fake-burger-king-leaves-customers-asking-questions-200136786.html

Diner Montanya Crosby told the station her meal didn’t taste the same and, “The food was in a brown paper bag, the fries were in a Dixie cup. I’m like, ‘What the heck is this?’”


32 posted on 02/11/2014 6:21:47 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Probably not. The Smithereens are like Jersey’s Donnie Iris.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 6:22:26 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

No, there isn’t...

And that made me Actually Audibly Laugh....


34 posted on 02/11/2014 6:25:15 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: xsmommy

I am so sorry.

My FiL did that....hid it until the very end.

I am really sorry.


35 posted on 02/11/2014 6:26:50 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: SoothingDave

yes and God forbid it ends badly, they will not have known how long it was going on. He doesn’t want them altering how they lead their lives, just bc he is sick. but that is not his call to make.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 6:27:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

A smidgen.


37 posted on 02/11/2014 6:28:13 AM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: hobbes1

thanks


38 posted on 02/11/2014 6:31:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

groooooooossssss


39 posted on 02/11/2014 6:32:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

Interesting, but isn’t Jersey redundant in that sentence...?

(XS, that was for you...lol)

Smithereens are from Carteret...lol

Hard to slip one past this goalie...


40 posted on 02/11/2014 6:32:35 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: xsmommy

See above. Smile.


41 posted on 02/11/2014 6:33:03 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: Recompennation

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictS.html

Smidgen

a very small quantity of material. Until recently, no one thought a smidgen was an actual unit of measure, but recently kitchen supply stores in the U.S. and other countries have begun selling sets of “minispoons” in which the smallest spoon, labeled “smidgen,” is designed to hold exactly 1/2 pinch or 1/32 teaspoon, which is roughly 0.005 fluid ounce or 0.15 milliliter. The word is a diminutive of “smutch” or “smudge”; it originally meant a small spot.


42 posted on 02/11/2014 6:33:07 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

I’m not seeing the redundancy.


43 posted on 02/11/2014 6:39:22 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

“Smidgen
a very small quantity of material.”
Thanks, I had been led to believe per recent news useage that it was a diminutive quantity approaching infinity to the negative one./*\


44 posted on 02/11/2014 6:54:59 AM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: SoothingDave

Both bands, are from NJ...


45 posted on 02/11/2014 7:04:12 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1

No. Donnie Iris is Pittsburgh. Hometown favorite.

I meant that the Smithereens are like Jersey’s version of Donnie Iris. Been around a long time. Had a national hit or two, but never made it big. Still can draw a crowd locally.


46 posted on 02/11/2014 7:06:46 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I spose, it’s a matter of reading text, to a degree...

Though, I would have expected, a pedant, to make the point that..it was a logical connection..lol.


47 posted on 02/11/2014 7:06:50 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: SoothingDave

Lmfao.

You never cease to make me cackle out loud...

Gotcha ...see above.

I needed a good chuckle today.

You’re the chuckle bartender...lol.


48 posted on 02/11/2014 7:10:16 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: SoothingDave

Dude, really thanks.

Got about 2 hours sleep.... Thanx for the laff.


49 posted on 02/11/2014 7:11:51 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1; xsmommy

Yes, it could have been worded more better. But, c’mon.

After all these years here, how could you NOT know that Donnie Iris was Pittsburgh?


50 posted on 02/11/2014 7:15:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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