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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".

pluvial [ploo-vee-uhl]

-adj

1. of or pertaining to rain, especially much rain; rainy.
2.Geology occurring through the action of rain.

-noun
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.

[1650–60; < Latin pluviālis, equivalent to pluvi ( a ) rain + -ālis -al1 ]


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1 posted on 02/13/2014 5:25:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

I wish it were pulvial today.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 5:25:55 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR0K0mmm6R4&feature=kp

Cheer up, everybody!


3 posted on 02/13/2014 5:32:28 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
uhhhhhh ...

Thursday, Febrary 13, 2014 is TWO words and TWO numbers, Dave.

Oh yeah ... Who?

Dave's not here.



/8^)

4 posted on 02/13/2014 5:34:59 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: SoothingDave

Went to sleep in nova woke up in upstate NY. 18”


5 posted on 02/13/2014 5:43:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

At least you got hockey to watch.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 5:47:58 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Florida’s normally dry, mild winters have been usurped by regularly pluvial storms and cold mornings.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 5:55:00 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SoothingDave

That’s true and exactly what my friend Paula said.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 6:00:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

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.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 6:20:26 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 6:23:09 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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.


11 posted on 02/13/2014 6:28:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; All

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...


12 posted on 02/13/2014 6:39:06 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden
I am trying to find someone who will pick up donated clothing. No luck so far.

Oddly enough, the exact same thing my older girl tells me when I bitch her room isn't clean...

13 posted on 02/13/2014 6:40:24 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

Is the sinkhole that is swallowing Corvettes caused by pluvial activity?


14 posted on 02/13/2014 6:45:45 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Does everyone get to stay home from work/school today?


15 posted on 02/13/2014 6:52:22 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Cute answer - and regarding snow shoveling, my elbows hurt just thinking about it and I haven’t had to shovel for 10 years now


16 posted on 02/13/2014 6:53:27 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Not in Aurora - it may possibly get a degree over freezing here - it’s been forever!!!!


17 posted on 02/13/2014 6:54:01 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Elbows?

I think you’re doing it wrong.

Back is the main problem. Shoulders, maybe.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 6:56:00 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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


19 posted on 02/13/2014 6:57:49 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

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.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 7:07:07 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave

Nice right hook last night...still LMAO.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 7:32:35 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1

You left yourself open.

You know I wouldn’t kid if I thought you couldn’t take it.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 7:40:36 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden; TruthShallSetYouFree; hobbes1
pure hockey gold! Shaybu shaybu. Note the comment that the "best game for our men was invented by accident in Canada"
23 posted on 02/13/2014 8:05:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

“The sea will only reach a drunkard’s knees”

That’s an interesting Russian saying.


24 posted on 02/13/2014 8:11:05 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
'Don't kill a cricket, it's family will eat your socks"

Irish saying I read somewhere once (not kidding)

25 posted on 02/13/2014 8:43:03 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

“its” - you bonehead


26 posted on 02/13/2014 8:44:50 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Xshub was in Dallas Sunday to weds and never left the hotel other than getting out of and into the cab from airport. He said it was nice yesterday there when he was leaving.


27 posted on 02/13/2014 8:54:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Of course.

I was cackling out loud in front of people.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 8:55:57 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yes. GW parkway was actually closed. Not sure if it’s reopened or not. We still have not finished the driveway. It’s long and a 45 degree angle. No one can leave until that is done. Xshub and Xsteen are working from home and trying to do that as well.


29 posted on 02/13/2014 8:57:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Cute....


30 posted on 02/13/2014 8:57:24 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: xsmommy

The snow has spread farther north and east and now is supposed to be till 6 or so tonight. My daughter has an appointment with a specialist in Monroeville, so I am heading home soon to drive there. My wife won’t want to do that.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 9:00:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

If you don’t have “tennis elbow” you are lucky


32 posted on 02/13/2014 9:14:40 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Love this one!


33 posted on 02/13/2014 9:15:08 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Sounds like you had bad luck weather wise on your visit - hope it is better next time


34 posted on 02/13/2014 9:16:11 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Okay how can they act like they stone gays in Russia when every last make figure skater is a flamer?


35 posted on 02/13/2014 9:24:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Russian male figure skaters


36 posted on 02/13/2014 9:25:11 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Haha - the chinese guy and girl are engaged - have been skating together for 20 years. Wow. Possibly the first hetero couple in ice skating ever. lol


37 posted on 02/13/2014 9:37:22 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

I don’t have feelings of sympathy
For liberals who slavishly voted
To screw the sheep with Obamacare
Since it was his water they toted

But conditions have become pluvial
In the Lala land where they dwell-
Without even a dry day to relieve
The gloom, and mud of their hell-

Those up for re-election in states
Where governors will make it cost
The koolaid drinking fools the vote
For all the insurance policies lost...


38 posted on 02/13/2014 10:07:19 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

It is sunny and 54, and not supposed to freeze tonight-puddles and any other little bit of water outside was frozen early this morning, but by the time I got back from picking up my tile samples, it was all melted and almost balmy...


39 posted on 02/13/2014 10:12:47 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Next week is supposed to warm up. Into the 40s, then 50s for the weekend.

That’s what they say now, anyway.


40 posted on 02/13/2014 10:30:41 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

There's ample evidence that pluvial planetary processes
result in groovial alluvial activity in the Solar System ...

41 posted on 02/13/2014 10:33:06 AM PST by mikrofon (Space BUMP)
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To: SoothingDave
great snowmen.
42 posted on 02/13/2014 10:53:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; SoothingDave; xsmommy; secret garden
...gotta laugh.
43 posted on 02/13/2014 12:54:11 PM PST by tioga (Every knee shall bend, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Sounds like you had bad luck weather wise on your visit - hope it is better next time

Thanks. I generally make 2 trips to Dallas per year, in February and in August. The temperature averages out to 70 degrees. 30 in the winter and 110 in the summer. :)

44 posted on 02/13/2014 12:56:45 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: tioga

Finally dug out. I ache from head to toe. Cooking food to bring to xsboy.


45 posted on 02/13/2014 1:17:13 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Funny!


46 posted on 02/13/2014 2:45:02 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Well, they just cancelled school for tomorrow due to my township declaring a salt emergency. They have apparently requested salt from the state and haven’t received it yet.


47 posted on 02/13/2014 4:19:20 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Almost all schools canceling here. Just heard VA tech canceled class tomorrow. No word from FEDGOV yet. I’m taking off reagrdkess to drive to SU but Xsteen’s ofc goes by fedgov.


48 posted on 02/13/2014 4:42:15 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It helps to have a sense of humor about it...


49 posted on 02/13/2014 5:46:15 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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