Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, March 6, 2014 – zeitgeber
Posted on 03/06/2014 4:53:16 AM PST by secret garden
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".
zeitgeber \TSYTE-gay-ber\ noun
an environmental agent or event that provides the stimulus setting or resetting a biological clock of an organism.
"Food availability seems to be a weaker zeitgeber than light. Although food is more essential than light for an animal's survival, light exerts a finer control than food availability over the activity rhythm."
From Roberto Refinetti's 2006 book Circadian Physiology, Second Edition
"Night-shift workers also struggle, he says, because they don't get the environmental and social cues that help adjust the circadian clock. The most important of these cues, called zeitgebers is sunlight. But a zeitgeber could also be a scrambled-egg breakfast or children coming home from school in the afternoon."
From an article by Tara Parker-Pope in New York Times Magazine, November 20, 2011
Zeitgebers are nature's alarm clocksboth biologically and etymologically. The word "zeitgeber" derives from a combination of two German terms, "Zeit," which means "time," and "Geber," which means "giver"so a "zeitgeber" is literally a "time giver." In nature, zeitgebers tend to be cyclic or recurring patterns that help keep the body's circadian rhythms operating in an orderly way. For plants and animals, the daily pattern of light and darkness and the warmer and colder temperatures between day and night serve as zeitgebers, cues that keep organisms functioning on a regular schedule. For humans, societally imposed cycles, such as the schedule of the work or school day and regular mealtimes, can become zeitgebers as well.
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....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
My zeitgeber wakes me at 5 AM, whether I want to, or not.
Our daily dose of time is a gift; that’s why it’s called “the present”.
Time Is Given
Here my last day before I cross, a magic, mystic river,
You want more time? Here, have some more,
Time rolls by so lazily, so generous a giver.
Take all that you may choose, and care not for,
The ways that you may use. It is a gift.
Its yours to do with as you may,
No green-eyeshaded clerk will sift,
And sort reports about your day.
Time is given, like sunshine, unending in its glory,
Expanding all around you everywhere.
As you work to write your story,
Be sure to contemplate your words with care.
An ocean of time has flowed by me,
The source seems just as fresh.
Ive loved the dance and company,
And other pleasures of the flesh.
I have enjoyed the quiet times.
Ive read ten thousand books,
And music thats wrapped up in rhymes,
And treasured sultry looks.
The gift of time that I have had,
Is like a tool of sorts,
So carefully the good and bad,
I put in my reports.
I know youve read them, and enjoyed,
My childlike glee to write them.
Despite the skill I have employed,
Dont ask me to recite them.
They stretch back like the days gone past,
In all the varied ways I trod,
I did not think they long would last,
But I have marked the trail I plod.
Tomorrow starts another trail,
Adventure waits once more.
I think Ill find myself a sail,
When I reach the final shore.
NicknamedBob . . . . February 26, 2005
What’s this about a German gay bar?
Government, in its zeitgeber authority over every detail of human life, seeks to control our circadian rhythms through the application of daylight savings time, thereby gilding nature’s lily with bureaucratic superior wisdom.
Would you like to pet my monkey?
Mine too! But at 5:30. Makes me mad on the weekends!
I was like that in college. I would wake up on Sunday by 1 PM for the Steeler game no matter what.
Honestly I cannot recall sleeping until noon ever. My zeitgeber clock is set to early no matter what time I go to bed.
When I was in the army there was a guy who, in an effort to improve his vocabulary, would randomly pick a word from the dictionary and use it all day long........he was a little weird.
Not that there’s anything wrong with it.
And it makes no sense. All it does is irk me every single time. A for you.
He would fit in perfectly here.
uh... that’s what I was thinking but was too embarrassed to post it. I wee that you weren’t.
I am awakened every Wednesday morning at 7:30, by the knowledge that I have to post the Word For The Day. It’s my web-zeitgeber.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Holen Sie sich einen Wecker? A+ for you.
English IS a derivative of German, so it’s no surprise that so much of our vocabulary is German-based.
Wasn’t he traded to the Ottawa Senators yesterday for a third-round draft choice?
Which came first - the zeitgeist or the zeitgeber?
Among other languages, that’s true. Welcome to WFTD!
We traded our first ever draft pick yesterday, back to Detroit, his hometown. I think we got the better part of that deal.
Chicken, egg, what evs. A for you.
Lent is the zeitgeber for our soul.
Are you giving up or adding on? A for you.
Fasting for all of Lent, and adding a mass and more prayer as well. As I get older, I feel the need to perfect the soul more and more. It sure does need it. ;^)
Y’all see this video?
That word suggests food, for some reason...
Obama may have a zeitgeber,
But it really doesn’t show-
No reins have been tightened,
No driver has shouted “whoa”!
Reset and regroup don’t matter-
This cannon has broken loose,
Rolling around the USA deck,
And about to cook our goose
He broke the Russia-reset button
Hillary conjured sometime ago-
And says to fear global warming
With many states buried in snow...
I was hankering for a zeitberger for lunch.
That’s it exactly!
Awhile back, I referred to a Chinese food parody, and I just saw it on another thread-
“Did you ever think when you eat Chinese,
It aint pork or chicken but a fat Siamese?
Yet the food tastes great, so you dont complain.
But thats not chicken in your chicken chow mein.
Seems to me I ordered sweet-and-sour pork
But Garfields on my fork.
He’s purrin here on my fork.
Theres a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon,
The place that I eat every day at noon.
They can feed you cat and youll never know,
Once they wrap it up in dough, boy.
They fry it real crisp in dough.”
Medea Benjamin was incarcerated in Egypt. Thread was about a code pink protest to be held at Egyptian embassy.
Have you ever had an amber alert come over your phone? Xshub and I were en route to DE and had just passed Balt on 95 north when my phone started vibrating and an amber alert for a little girl from Dundalk Md flashed on my screen a few seconds letter xshubs phone via Bluetooth started buzzing through the speakers and his screen then flashed the amber alert. He thought it was bc we had just passed Dundalk. But 2 weeks ago I was in Alexandria and the same thing happened but the alert was for Orange VA. Weird.
I don’t think I have that function enabled.
Insert “Canadian bacon” joke here.
Delish curling soft porn @ Post 35 there....