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Word for the Day, Tuesday April 1, 2014

Posted on 04/01/2014 6:15:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday April 1, 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".

trope [trop]

-n

1. a. a word or expression used in a figurative sense, figure of speech
b. a common or overused theme or device, cliche

2. a phrase or verse added as an embellishment or interpolation to the sung parts of the Mass in the Middle Ages

[Latin tropus, from Greek tropos turn, way, manner, style, trope, from trepein to turn]

jamás [hah-MAHS]

-adv
never

Antes, ellos jamás habían estado tarde.

They had never been late before.


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1 posted on 04/01/2014 6:15:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

How I Met Your Mother finale last night.

Discuss.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 6:15:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Glad I already spoiled it for myself.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 6:16:38 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

morning, Fool : )


4 posted on 04/01/2014 6:18:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Yo no miro jamás “How I Met Your Madre”


5 posted on 04/01/2014 6:18:18 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy

Today is National Athiests Day.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Nunca lo he visto yo tampoco.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Law of the Land = trope. It’s like they never heard of Prohibition.


8 posted on 04/01/2014 6:23:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

I think they were going for clever and touching (and it really did make a lot more sense that way). And they obviously had planned ahead (cause the part with the kids had to have been filmed 9 years ago).

But the actual episode was rushed and overall depressing.

They should have played out the events in this final episode over the past ten episodes or so.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 6:25:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I visited Tampico once.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 6:27:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Perhaps I am the only one who thought that show had already ended years ago and was just in endless syndication. I never saw a full episode because the thought that Doogie could be a womanizer was so unbelievable.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 6:28:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
They should have played out the events in this final episode over the past ten episodes or so.

Instead of being a jumbled up mess for most of the season? Yes.

12 posted on 04/01/2014 6:30:56 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy

Psalm 14:1
Psalm 53:1


13 posted on 04/01/2014 6:31:59 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: SoothingDave
Nunca visite a Tampico tampoco. I don't have a burning desire to see it, but man alive there is great variance in the opinions on Noah.
14 posted on 04/01/2014 6:32:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

is it?


15 posted on 04/01/2014 6:35:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
outrageous, and if i was betting, likely to happen.
16 posted on 04/01/2014 6:38:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think this guy got the Noah movie

http://drbrianmattson.com/journal/2014/3/31/sympathy-for-the-devil

Suprised so few did.

Ending quote “Some readers may think I’m being hard on people for not noticing the Gnosticism at the heart of this film. I am not expecting rank-and-file viewers to notice these things. I would expect exactly what we’ve seen: head-scratching confusion. I’ve got a whole different standard for Christian leaders: college and seminary professors, pastors, and Ph.Ds. If a serpent skin wrapped around the arm of a godly Bible character doesn’t set off any alarms... I don’t know what to say.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 6:41:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

Acting!

Remember he was in the role before he “came out.”

Alec Baldwin is a big fat jerk, but he played Jack Donaghy well.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 6:45:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Alan Sepinwall is the best tv reviewer out there.
19 posted on 04/01/2014 6:45:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Remember I said it should have been called “How I Boned Your Aunt Robin Off and On for a Decade”?

Turns out I was in tune with what the writers were laying down.

Definitely, if they knew where they were going to end up, they should have let it play out better at the end.

Good idea. Poor execution. Depressing finale. Spend a whole season building up to a wedding then destroy the marriage immediately?


20 posted on 04/01/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

The fool hath said in his heart, ‘There is no God’...

Therefore, today is National Athiests Day.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: NeoCaveman

don’t know from gnosticism, and don’t really know anyone who does. but that is fascinating. and his argument is well supported and compelling.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 6:54:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I agree with you on the ending of How I met your Mother....I was sad when they had Barney and Robin divorce though.....


23 posted on 04/01/2014 6:56:11 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

A common republican trope
Implies Harry Reid is a dope
He’s as dumb as a fox
Keeps his cash in a box
Convict him? There’s really no hope

Who cares if he gave tens of thousands of dollars of campaign cash to his granddaughter? He’s a democrat. If a republican used a campaign stamp to mail a letter, the headline on the NY Times would be in 72 point bold type on Page One, over the fold.


24 posted on 04/01/2014 6:56:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave
Remember I said it should have been called “How I Boned Your Aunt Robin Off and On for a Decade”?

I do remember you saying that because it made me LMAO.

25 posted on 04/01/2014 6:56:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: VRWCmember

oh ok, got it!


26 posted on 04/01/2014 6:57:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

But he was a jerk playing a jerk. Totally in character.


27 posted on 04/01/2014 6:57:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I didn’t know much of that either but it seems clear the writers were working off (obsucure) texts as opposed to just making up the weird stuff out of whole cloth.


28 posted on 04/01/2014 7:00:36 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

And for Barney and Robin to be so in love that he gave up his skirt chasing ways, then to have them divorce because he didn’t like following her and her job. It was silly and sad. Also to have such a long series of Ted finally finding love, only to have her die. Still a better ending than Lost.


29 posted on 04/01/2014 7:01:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: NeoCaveman

and all i know of kaballah was that Madonna was into it. sounds satanist if they consider the serpent to be the deity.


30 posted on 04/01/2014 7:01:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Spanish question:
Plural form of heart (corazon) in Spanish?
“corazons” or “corazones”?


31 posted on 04/01/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

ES ending for plural, corazones.


32 posted on 04/01/2014 7:05:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Jack Donaghy wasn’t a jerk. A caricature, but not a jerk.


33 posted on 04/01/2014 7:08:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

He ran over his own mother.


34 posted on 04/01/2014 7:12:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

That was an accident. And his relationship with her was complicated.


35 posted on 04/01/2014 7:21:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i thought moral relativism was the province of liberals... ; )


36 posted on 04/01/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

gracias


37 posted on 04/01/2014 7:44:27 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

a la orden.


38 posted on 04/01/2014 7:46:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; Texan5; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; secret garden; tioga

So, add up the ingredients, and bread, peanut butter and jamas all you knead to make a sandwich ....


39 posted on 04/01/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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Nunca lo he visto yo tampoco.

Well, that still leaves 3 weeks a months to visit the rest of the people 8<) ....

40 posted on 04/01/2014 8:49:25 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: SoothingDave

No matter what the occasion
Or what they intend to say
Obama and his minions rely
On some trope-of-the-day

One says “I promise you”
Or “as far as we can tell”
Either way, it lets you know
Everything is going to hell

And when Obama says “period”,
Whatever he said was a lie-
Pissing red state senators off
As they smell their bacon fry...

Jamas he yo visto tal locura...


41 posted on 04/01/2014 9:25:34 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Nunca veo eso-es gracioso?

What is it really about? From the comments here-boning aunt Robin, depressing, being a jerk, I thought it was in endless syndication, etc, it doesn’t sound like it is...


42 posted on 04/01/2014 9:35:17 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

Accidente? Con un coche? Su propia madre? Tan dramatico- it sounds like some novella...


43 posted on 04/01/2014 9:48:22 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Yes, with the car. Backing up in the driveway.

The plot point was the several minutes he spent contemplating whether to call an ambulance or not.


44 posted on 04/01/2014 9:56:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

It was a good show. It had its ups and downs, as any show will that gets popular and stays on the air a season or two longer than it should have.

The premise was of a dad, in the year 2030, explaining to his two children how he met their mother. Said mother is never actually seen until the last episode of the penultimate season. She is not given a name, nor do we see the actual meeting until the final episode, last night.

In the pilot episode, we see Ted courting Robin. One is led to believe that this is the titular “mother” until the very end of the pilot, where he calls her (the kids’) “Aunt Robin.”

The series then follows hopeless romantic Ted as he comes close to marriage and goes through several relationships. He hangs out with his best bud from college, his wife, Robin and Barney, the inveterate womanizer.


45 posted on 04/01/2014 10:12:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
(-: Jamás vemos sitcomedias más populares hasta que se repiten en NickAtNite. :-)

Even then, for many of these shows it's a matter of "Same tro[i]pe, Different title" ...

46 posted on 04/01/2014 10:17:03 AM PDT by mikrofon (TWFTD Bump)
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To: Texan5; SoothingDave; Robert A. Cook, PE

so listen to this, T5. Our kitchen was remodeled in mid Sept, right? well the cabinets [thomasville] within the past few months, had this edge of NONcolor appear on the edges of the front panels. Called Mr B to show him, he had the rep from Home Depot and the manufacturer rep both come to our house today to look at them. The mfr rep spoke to me via phone to say this has been the coldest winter in years, and that the wood has experienced shrinkage. so because the wood shrunk it left unstained areas at the edge. She said they will def replace all of them immediately if we want. But she said this is a problem that should correct itself as the weather warms and more humidity gets into the air. The call is ours to make. We don’t have to decide today we can think it over. I talked to Mr B afterwards, he said he asked her, who pays for the LABOR COST of taking the doors off and replacing them? She said that they will only provide the replacement doors, labor cost is on the homeowner. So while our original inclination was, replace them now, we will wait. The other thing is, they will replace only those doors which show the problem. She said it looks to you like a defect, but it is in fact not a defect, it is a condition that should resolve itself. So the possibility arises that the color of the stain may be off as between the replaced doors and the ones that did not have the issue. The intermediate step is for them to provide a touchup kit which Mr B can use to correct the perceived defect and wait to see if the change in weather will correct the problem. so, as we do not want to be out more $$$ to replace something that certainly isn’t our fault or what we bargained for, that’s what we will do. She assures me that her competitors are all dealing with the same issue. Between this and the damn Kohler overpriced faucet issues, i am disgusted.


47 posted on 04/01/2014 10:22:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think you should buy cheap stuff. That way, when it gets screwed up, you can say “at least it was cheap.” ;-)

These cabinets are not in your garage. And you presumably have insulation in your walls. And your house is kept at, like 78 degrees.

So it sounds like BS to me.


48 posted on 04/01/2014 10:26:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Excellent.


49 posted on 04/01/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Sounds like a bunch of made up crap to me, but time will tell.


50 posted on 04/01/2014 10:30:48 AM PDT by tioga
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