Skip to comments.Word for the Day-- Monday, February 24, 2014-- malinger
Posted on 02/24/2014 4:58:34 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, D2/24/14
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".
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
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
The world malingers while the cancer of socialism in Venezuela continues to torture it's people.
after a beautiful sunny and warm weekend in DC we are headed back into the vortex, supposedly, tomorrow.
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.
Our favorite malingerer showed up to work this morning but wound up leaving before lunch on account of being “overwhelmed” with his illness.
bless his heart. A+++
A society is doomed when the leaders count upon malingerers for their votes and therefore hold them in higher regard than the producers.
and that’s exactly where we are. A+++
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.
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.
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.
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
hahaha! Perfect!! A+++++
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.
I like it. So human to do that.
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.
I hope you feel better soon
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.
oh i hope you are feeling better, it is so miserable to be sick at this time of year.
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.
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.
everyone is sick! hope he feels better too.
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.
So it is a strategic move because they might not otherwise get drafted..... interesting.
Wow, cold meds disqualify a player!
seriously, other players were ragging on him. classy.
it was controversial.
Because they all knew what meds were prohibited. It was nothing new to the list.
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!
and he has taken this med without incident for the past 7.
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.
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.
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 -
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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. ;-)
so was a waterpark in Sandusky OH a wise decision for someone suffering a cold late last week? p )
Plans are plans. It was warm inside, no big deal. We all rested more than we played.
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...
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
A++++ i didn’t hear about the book, who wrote what about that?
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 ...
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”..
It sounds like great fun to me-and he isn’t Miley Cyrus or some other pop tart...
Gee what is with everyone having a cold this week? My son is in bed with a slight fever and sore throat.