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Word for the Day-- Monday, February 24, 2014-- malinger
2/24/14 | xs

Posted on 02/24/2014 4:58:34 AM PST by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, D2/24/14

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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".

malinger; verb

to pretend illness, espeically in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.

Etymology: Malinger derives from French malingre , "sickly," perhaps from Old French mal , "badly" + heingre , "lean, thin." Because he twice slapped battle-stressed soldiers in Sicily who, he thought, were merely malingering , he was denied a major command in the Normandy landings. -- Bernard Knox, "Scorched Earth," The New York Times , 1999 It is impossible to determine exactly what inspired Mary's various symptoms, but her own and other family members' letters suggest that her suffering may have been a combination of hypochondria, conscious histrionics and malingering , and unconscious rebellion against her father. -- Caroline Fraser, God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church , 1999

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

The world malingers while the cancer of socialism in Venezuela continues to torture it's people.

1 posted on 02/24/2014 4:58:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; SoothingDave; rarestia; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

after a beautiful sunny and warm weekend in DC we are headed back into the vortex, supposedly, tomorrow.


2 posted on 02/24/2014 4:59:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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I am quite sure that microaggressions against gays are harmful, but what about similar microaggressions against the fat, or the ugly? I know it's COOL now to be gay, jason collins signed a 10 day contract with i can't recall which team, might it be the Nets? and they was a pictorial rendering done of it, so as to be able to mirror the iconic photo of Jackie Robinson signing his first contract in major baseball. Jason Collins is a MARGINAL player who was CUT from this very same team who is photgraphing his signing a TEN DAY CONTRACT as if it was some major piece of history. oh but it is, it's the first OPENLY GAY signing of a professional athlete. the same athlete that sucked so as to be cut by them earlier this season. Ok that rant was an aside to the fact that being gay is cool, but being fat and/or ugly is not, so you may feel free to commit microagressions and maybe even MACROaggressions against those marginalized groups.
3 posted on 02/24/2014 5:06:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

and soother, just FYI, i cut and pasted that definition directly from dictionary.com, so the misspelling of “especially” is not mine. though the erroneous use of the apostrophe in the HW is mine.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 5:08:28 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Our favorite malingerer showed up to work this morning but wound up leaving before lunch on account of being “overwhelmed” with his illness.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 5:09:25 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

bless his heart. A+++


6 posted on 02/24/2014 5:10:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A society is doomed when the leaders count upon malingerers for their votes and therefore hold them in higher regard than the producers.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 5:11:30 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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To: Travis T. OJustice

and that’s exactly where we are. A+++


8 posted on 02/24/2014 5:13:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Another sign our society is doomed. I don’t care if a person is gay, I love to vacation near Provincetown, which seems more famous for the gays than it’s incredible natural beauty, but they are celebrated for their mental disease and their need to flamboyantly show off their sexuality. That’s effed up.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 5:13:42 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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To: SoothingDave; SAJ

interesting little fact that i found this weekend following spanish language tweets about Venezuela: The current socialist president of Venezuela is named MADURO. I kept seeing tweets referring to MABURRO, and was momentarily confused, until i figured out that much like freepers who refer to obama as ODUMBO, they had reconfigured his name to MaBURRO bc burro is obv donkey in spanish.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 5:16:21 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

the whole of sports is screwed up, as is the rest of society. the richie incognito stuff seems ridic to me. the fact that I, who do not follow pro football or basketball, have heard of richie incognito and Jason collins, but hear nothing about Ray Rice who coldcocked his gf or some other guy that xshub was telling me has been arrested for rape TWICE, is ridic. actual physical crimes are nothing, but unpolitic speech calls for the death penalty, it appears.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 5:20:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

In ‘08, the mainstream did malinger
Didn’t care Barry could be a ringer
A Commie? He might
Be a racist like Wright
To the lot of them, I give The Finger


12 posted on 02/24/2014 5:51:25 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

hahaha! Perfect!! A+++++


13 posted on 02/24/2014 6:04:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was sick while we had nice weather....back to winter for me. This cold had a fever, has been swelling up my sinuses, and I have fought back. My throat is beginning to feel better this morning. The body aches are easing up. I HATE being sick. I did not malinger to miss mass, I spared my church friends from this awful cold.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 6:28:11 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I like it. So human to do that.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 6:30:29 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

A long time sports announcer in Dallas had a little rant when Michael Sams came out last week. Basically he supports Sams but his reasoning was that Sams had come out to his Missouri teammates and had no issues this past fall, yet people are proclaiming how he will be practically molesting his teammates in the locker room of an NFL team. Then he went on to say that pro NFL players can “drag their girlfriend down the stairs by her hair” or “kill an innocent person while driving under the influence” (Dallas cowboy players?) and we continue to cheer them during the game. Interesting point about the crap we ignore for sports.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 6:35:43 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: tioga
We traveled to Oklahoma this past weekend and my son is feeling poorly this morning. I think it is allergy - hoping anyway.

I hope you feel better soon

17 posted on 02/24/2014 6:38:34 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Maybe Madburro would be a better name for him. I tried to get the spouse to take today off. He is really sick with a nasty cold but he refuses to malinger so he’s going in and will rest tomorrow on his day off. He rested all weekend but the cold got him anyway.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:06:16 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

oh i hope you are feeling better, it is so miserable to be sick at this time of year.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:10:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

xshub has said that the gay players that have come out are marginal at best, not the top players by any stretch, and will be drafted BECAUSE they are gay when they otherwise would not be high on the list.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:11:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Nicklas Backstrom, the Swedish Caps player who was not permitted to play in the gold medal game yesterday bc he was taking a cold med that showed up in a urine test and disqualified him from playing, was feeling poorly too. hope your son feels better.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

everyone is sick! hope he feels better too.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Other players called him out for taking a med everyone knew was on the list. Some said they would have to break their own arm to miss playing for the gold.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 7:20:18 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

So it is a strategic move because they might not otherwise get drafted..... interesting.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 7:21:21 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Wow, cold meds disqualify a player!


25 posted on 02/24/2014 7:22:22 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: secret garden

seriously, other players were ragging on him. classy.


26 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

it was controversial.


27 posted on 02/24/2014 7:27:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
In case you missed him, here is a pic of the Swedish team coach.
28 posted on 02/24/2014 7:29:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Because they all knew what meds were prohibited. It was nothing new to the list.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 7:30:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga

speaking of CONTROVERSY, did you happen to see Jim the Boehemian get tossed out of the Duke game? of course, xshub could not watch live. So i dragged him, though he also has a cold and isn’t feeling well, to the movies again. We saw Monuments Men. It was ok, it diverted his attention long enough to get out and then see the headline news about him being ejected over the controversial call. We each had a bunch of texts and emails about it, as we exited the theater. I am just glad i managed to haul him to the movies. Some friends invited us over for dinner, and even though they promised that the tv would not be on, he knew he had to be somewhere with his phone off so as to not get texts or be tempted to follow on twitter, so we did dinner and a movie. More date nights in the past month than in the previous six! LOL!


30 posted on 02/24/2014 7:31:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

and he has taken this med without incident for the past 7.


31 posted on 02/24/2014 7:31:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
We watched at my sister's home - we were stunned when they threw him out! I do not follow basketball enough to know all the rules regarding fouls, so I will have to defer to others on whether it not it was a good call, but it definitely determined the game! That is always sad when a game could go either way and a call is made by an official that literally ends it.

We were all comiserating with xshub though - I had already told everyone that he couldn't watch in real time and was at a movie.

32 posted on 02/24/2014 7:35:12 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

officials should do everything in their power not to make themselves a determiniative part of the game. I thought i understood that there was some new rule change? i’m not totally clear on what the issue was, but i know xshub would have given Boeheim a run for his money on the fit throwing, had he seen it live.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 7:38:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My husband was partially watching - talking or something and missed that it was a Technical against the coach. He said something about the player and I kept saying, “No, it was against the coach” - finally it connected in his brain (lots of family in the room and various conversations going on so he should be excused for not hearing/seeing/getting it all at first! lol) - So we were all pretty stunned at the whole ending. I was so sad for your husband -


34 posted on 02/24/2014 7:46:07 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

It must be quite an accomplishment to be able to understand (and even tell) jokes in another language. Our Columbian (first year) priest is getting good at it. His English has progressed to the point that the congregation laughs right on beat when he includes a joke in his homilies. A year ago, everybody used to just sit there with blank looks on their faces. We all love Fr. Blanco.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 7:52:57 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oh i am glad he is a good one for you guys! i will correct you for his sake to let you know that COLOMBIA has no U in it, the university in NYC has a U, the country does not.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 7:54:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

He didn’t expect them to win down at Cameron, and from what he said he felt like they played like crap on Sat PM, so that it was even close at the end is pretty miraculous. All he wants is the #1 seed in the East for the NCAA, hopefully that is still within reach. he is supposed to go to the SU-Maryland game tonight bc some friend of his here has tix and badgered him into going. but xsbaby gets out of class at 10 tonight and he will have an excuse to leave early bc he has to retrieve her.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 7:57:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You are right, of course, about the spelling of Colombia, the country. My mind was focussed upon whether to call him Fr. Blanco, or Fr. Yamid (which is what we all call him — pronounced Ja-meed).


38 posted on 02/24/2014 8:00:15 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yamid is his first name? yes, Colombians pronounce Ys with a bit of a J sound. One can hear this in any Shakira song in spanish. YO which is first person singular pronoun, sounds like JOE.


39 posted on 02/24/2014 8:07:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes. We had to be taught how to say it. I wondered if his mother had been Lebanese, or something. but, I’m assured that they are 100% Spanish-American and Yamid is a proper Colombian name. In any case, he has fit right in this Germanic/Scandinavian community.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 8:39:33 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

I am resting at home with a cold. I had been fighting it since late last week.

Good to see you picking up my pedantry slack. ;-)


41 posted on 02/24/2014 8:59:29 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

so was a waterpark in Sandusky OH a wise decision for someone suffering a cold late last week? p )


42 posted on 02/24/2014 9:02:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Plans are plans. It was warm inside, no big deal. We all rested more than we played.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 9:25:58 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

xsfiance is home with what sounds like the flu, according to xsteen. and tonight is the Justin Timberlake concert that he got tickets for her for Christmas for them to go, so not sure what the plans are now...


44 posted on 02/24/2014 9:30:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We are headed into really cold weather again too, starting midweek, and a bit cooler than usual into March...

Maybe Hillary should malinger
For awhile, because that book
Her friend wrote steals thunder
From the lying and effort it took

To stand by her man as the gossip
Raked them both over the fire-
Her for being the worst enabler,
Him as a philanderer and liar

All her noise about feminism
Has years ago gone sour-
She’s just a weak sister who
Glued herself to a man with power


45 posted on 02/24/2014 9:33:23 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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A++++ i didn’t hear about the book, who wrote what about that?


46 posted on 02/24/2014 9:35:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thank you!

I just heard and read about it-I haven’t bought the book. A woman Hillary apparently counted among her best friends had all these papers, letters etc from Clinton’s years as governor of Arkansas and Pres that supposedly recounted his infidelities and Hillary’s vengeful nature toward the women while hanging on to her meal ticket, Bill. I think the woman is deceased, and someone else used the stuff to write the book-some of it was even in the Clinton library-a love note about an assignation, etc.

I have always thought that was a bad example for girls, for Hillary to demonstrate that it is okay to stick by your man, trash his mistresses and lie for him-put up with his emotional abuse as long as he is rich and powerful ...


47 posted on 02/24/2014 10:52:22 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

Guess who is on standby for justin timberlake concert? Her sister has class and another friend can’t go. She has a call in to another friend and is she’s a no go, I’ll be attending. Won’t be horrible bc I like him but I hate late nights on a “schoolnight”..


48 posted on 02/24/2014 11:23:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It sounds like great fun to me-and he isn’t Miley Cyrus or some other pop tart...


49 posted on 02/24/2014 11:28:22 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: SoothingDave

Gee what is with everyone having a cold this week? My son is in bed with a slight fever and sore throat.


50 posted on 02/24/2014 12:39:11 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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