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Word for the Day, Tuesday March 18, 2014

Posted on 03/18/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday March 18, 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".

idiosyncratic [id-ee-oh-sin-krat-ik, -sing-]

-adj

pertaining to the nature of idiosyncrasy, or something peculiar to an individual

la velocidad [beh-lohs-ee-DAHD]

-n
speed

La velocidad de los trenes japoneses es increíble.

The speed of Japanese trains is amazing.


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1 posted on 03/18/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Last Tuesday post of the winter!


2 posted on 03/18/2014 5:02:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

you are an idiosyncratic pedant.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 5:03:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
"... or something peculiar to an individual"

Wouldn't it be easier to just say idiotic?

4 posted on 03/18/2014 5:09:36 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: xsmommy

Everyone is idiosyncratic.

Some just do it with more panache.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 5:12:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
i prefer to do it with


6 posted on 03/18/2014 5:14:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

As long as you’re not gauche.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 5:20:33 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i gave up desserts for lent and that cake looks soooo good to me right now.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Pancakes are not dessert.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 5:25:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Oh, excuse me. I didn’t realize you two were having a moment.

I’ll just back out gracefully.

.

Stumble, oops.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 5:25:40 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: SoothingDave

i am not big on pancakes, i like waffles better.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 5:34:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Same difference, just involves some specialized machinery.

Go to IHOP, get some chocolate banana strawberry cheesecake waffles with a scoop of ice cream.

Not dessert. Breakfast. Most important meal of the day. ;-)


12 posted on 03/18/2014 5:37:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Joe Biden, so idiosyncratic
Has bats flying ‘round in his attic
He’s manic, depressive
Obnoxious, obsessive
In other words, completely erratic


13 posted on 03/18/2014 5:38:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy
I prefer a nosh.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 5:42:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave

nope. i keep my lenten fast and don’t look for wiggle room ; ) xsbaby attends a bible study at St Philips on Sunday PMs and they serve dinner. There was bday cake for someone there and she declined, since she also gave up sweets for lent. the Catholics were all saying “but it’s SUNDAY” she said i don’t go by that. I know we have talked about that here. i think it’s lame to take Sundays off the Lenten fast. Jesus was 40 days in the desert, did he take Sundays off??


15 posted on 03/18/2014 5:47:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
As if the constraints and codes of zerocare weren't confusing enough, now there is even more chaos.
At yesterday's doc appt, they were able to pull my charts from other procedures with different hospitals and I found it troubling that the government has the same access to my health history and can find out all my personal details so easily.
16 posted on 03/18/2014 5:53:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Every Sunday is a feast day. A mini celebration.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 5:54:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

that was precisely the point of electronic medical records, they’ve got it ALL, right there.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 5:55:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

yes, i realize that is the viewpoint of the slackers....


19 posted on 03/18/2014 5:55:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden

ok, i have been forgetting to ask, but can anyone tell me that the #SXSW is about? i kept seeing stuff about it on Twitter and couldn’t figure out what it was.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 5:56:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think it’s fantastic that she is doing that on Sunday nights. Is it for young people? What are they studying?


21 posted on 03/18/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

The math is on our side.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 5:58:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

The idiodemocratic news media are to blame for excusing and promoting the destruction caused by the Obama regime, but - then again - they “believe” in it a THEIR faith and moral foundation.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_by_Southwest

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place early every year (usually in March) in Austin, Texas, United States.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 6:00:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i am comfortable with having God know that i am willing to sacrifice yummy desserts for the entire length of lent, you be comfortable abiding by the letter of the law ; )


25 posted on 03/18/2014 6:01:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

yes, it’s for young people. i need to have her find out if she can contribute in some way for the food. one of her friends is a parishioner there and i imagine it’s coming out of the church budget, but i feel with her eating dinner there every sunday, she should contribute in some way. i will have to ask her what they are studying.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 6:03:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think of it as a thoughtful concession to human nature.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 6:06:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

How about the last snow post of the winter.......the last post in frigid temperatures of the winter. Who cares what the dang calendar says, if it’s STILL cold and snowy.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 6:06:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Our priest officially announced that it is our choice to take Sundays off or not, either way is good. I, too, am fasting for Lent. Lost some weight already. I didn’t go without all desserts, though...a couple of times a week I indulge. I hadn’t realized how much stuff just pops into my mouth between meals, though. I am finding it’s too easy to do now that I am well into Lent. Hopefully, I can keep it up after.

I am off for my day...breakfast, Mom’s prayer group this morning, mass, then the doctor’s office. I am falling apart. RME Hopefully, we can do the knee injections again. My left knee is giving me problems.

Just read a really good book...I highly recommend it. “Heaven is Here”, by Stephanie Nielson. She has a blog, the NieNie Dialogues. The book is the story of her plane crash and recovery. I alternately smiled and cried my way through the book. Quite a journey, and quite a lot of faith in God.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I am sensing some exasperation.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 6:18:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Story of my life this last week. I am desperately in need of prayers.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave
Oh snap.
32 posted on 03/18/2014 6:22:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Texan5

Why would you show us that? You know T5 is scared of that happening to her SUV.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 6:24:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

idiosyncratic - a phenomenon that occurs when idiots synchronize their thoughts, beliefs and activities with those of the Democratic Party.


34 posted on 03/18/2014 6:26:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: secret garden

i was worried it was going to keel over off the bridge!


35 posted on 03/18/2014 6:28:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

la velocidad que estamos en transición hacia la primavera no es lo suficientemente rápido para mí.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 6:28:52 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: SoothingDave

and i think of it as lowering the bar ; )


37 posted on 03/18/2014 6:28:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

i will say some for you! i know the winter is long and hard up there and it takes a mental toll.


38 posted on 03/18/2014 6:31:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Holy carp! I drove trucks in winter before I went to college, and it sure felt like that some days when i was driving way out west, but I sure never flipped a rig. That’s scary stuff!


39 posted on 03/18/2014 6:31:27 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Skip the poison ivy, add some capers and a little kosher salt and you have awesomeness in your hand! YUMMMMMMMM!!!!

I’ll take that over donuts or any sweets for breakfast any day of the week!


40 posted on 03/18/2014 6:34:05 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

If I wanted to eat fish for breakfast, I’d have been born in Japan.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 6:41:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

It was a visual of what xs told you about Lent observances. My weather guy posted it this am.


42 posted on 03/18/2014 6:43:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
It was a visual of what xs told you about Lent observances.

Huh?

43 posted on 03/18/2014 6:48:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i am with you there!


44 posted on 03/18/2014 6:55:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Another good one!


45 posted on 03/18/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga; SoothingDave; secret garden

i am soliciting ideas for what to do at a bridal shower. xsgirls and i are hosting a shower for xshub’s niece who is getting married in June. Shower is april 5. tiny shower, only 5 girls plus bride invited, so less than 10 of us total. Our theme is April in Paris and it has been fun planning that aspect, and i have the menu planned. But we are wondering how we are going to spend the time, when not eating and opening the few presents. Anything that involves dispensing advice is out, as i will be the only married one there. we don’t want LEWD games either, soother. any ideas of things that they have seen or heard of being done that aren’t too lame or inappropriate would be appreciated. i haven’t been to a bridal shower in close to 30 years myself so....


46 posted on 03/18/2014 7:26:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Good catch on that definition!


47 posted on 03/18/2014 7:29:01 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Our theme is April in Paris and it has been fun planning that aspect, and i have the menu planned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhW7rpFhr2k


48 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I saw Dave’s reply to you about SXSW - what is amazing about the festival or gathering or whatever you want to call it is the growth of the thing! It really has become something that everyone who thinks they are someone in the arts goes to! We saw little updates each night on tv and Lady Gaga was there, sports stars, Jimmy Kimmel had his show from there all week. Beiber did a surprise set at a club. Pretty crazy for one of the smaller “big cities” in Texas


49 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
It really has become something that everyone who thinks they are someone in the arts goes to!

Including whacked out rappers who ram their car into people.

50 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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