Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Thursday February 13, 2014
Posted on 02/13/2014 5:25:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Thursday February, 13, 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. of or pertaining to rain, especially much rain; rainy.
2.Geology occurring through the action of rain.
3.Geology a rainy period formerly regarded as coeval with a glacial age, but now recognized as episodic and, in the tropics, as characteristic of interglacial ages.
[165060; < Latin pluviālis, equivalent to pluvi ( a ) rain + -ālis -al1 ]
I wish it were pulvial today.
Cheer up, everybody!
Thursday, Febrary 13, 2014 is TWO words and TWO numbers, Dave.
Oh yeah ... Who?
Dave's not here.
Went to sleep in nova woke up in upstate NY. 18”
At least you got hockey to watch.
Florida’s normally dry, mild winters have been usurped by regularly pluvial storms and cold mornings.
That’s true and exactly what my friend Paula said.
Thank you for opening today. We are snowed in here in central NJ and I am trying to find someone who will pick up donated clothing. No luck so far.
I shoveled 8 inches off the back steps and stoop and yard for the dogs about 2 hours ago and it’s completely covered over again. Dangit. We had some neighborhood kids just do the front stoop and drive and we’re sure to get plowed in too. Where they dug out is halfway filled again.
Chan can’t see up over the sides of her tunnel! 18” of heavy snow. The girls are out there now, shoveling. Xshub did an hour and a half.
You guys be safe out there - it’s a lot of strain if you’re not used to it. Hell, it’s a lot of strain if you are...
Oddly enough, the exact same thing my older girl tells me when I bitch her room isn't clean...
Is the sinkhole that is swallowing Corvettes caused by pluvial activity?
Does everyone get to stay home from work/school today?
Cute answer - and regarding snow shoveling, my elbows hurt just thinking about it and I haven’t had to shovel for 10 years now
Not in Aurora - it may possibly get a degree over freezing here - it’s been forever!!!!
I think you’re doing it wrong.
Back is the main problem. Shoulders, maybe.
Hurricane Obama is pluvial
Rains regs and EOs down, diluvial
Constitution, he’s shredding
And quickly, we’re heading
Directly to the Third World, Peru-vial
I got back in from Dallas to Newark last night, beating the storm by a few hours. Flight left the gate on time at DFW, but just as we were about to hit the takeoff runway, the message nobody wants to hear was heard: “Is there a doctor on board?”
Some poor fellow in first class lost his lunch and the EMTs had to help him off the plane. Too bad he didn’t get sick before he boarded. Good news is he didn’t get sick after takeoff, since we would have had to land at the nearest airport.
One would think that it would only take a few minutes to get going going again, but, apparently, it’s not that easy. They had to find and retrieve his checked baggage (theoretically, he could have left a bomb in there) and they had to refuel, get re-queued on the flight line, etc. All in all, it took over an hour.
I spent 8 days in Texas and went outside exactly once. Temps were below freezing every day, with strong winds. It is supposed to warm up to the mid-60s there today, but I am enjoying the latest blizzard here in the People’s Republic of New Jersey.