Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 30, 2014-- viatical
Posted on 04/30/2014 5:27:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 30, 2014-- viatical
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".
viatical [vahy-at-i-kuh l, vee‐]]
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1. of or pertaining to a financial transaction in which a company buys life insurance policies from the terminally ill at less than their face value and may sell the policies to investors: viatical settlements.
2. of or denoting a road or a journey
3. botany (of a plant) growing by the side of a road
4. of or pertaining to a viaticum.
1. Ecclesiastical . the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death.
2. (among the ancient Romans) a provision or allowance for traveling, originally of transportation and supplies, later of money, made to officials on public missions.
3. money or necessities for any journey.
Origin: 155565; < Latin viāticum, neuter of viāticus, equivalent to viāt ( us ) (past participle of viāre to travel; see via, -ate1 ) + -icus -ic; cf. voyage
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.
Like reverse mortgages, variable annuities and virtually all financial transactions, the devil is in the details. If someone is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he has less than six months to live, selling the proceeds of his life insurance policy in order to obtain money for palliative care is a decent idea. Of course, it depends upon the price. If the company offers him $25,000 for his $100,000 policy, its a bad deal. A fair price might be $90,000, which would make the company a healthy 10000/90000 rate of return, equal to 11.11% profit. If the poor fellow only lasts the predicted six months, the annualized profit would be twice that.
I’d love to see some homework on this cold and rainy last day of April.
Hmmm... blue pills... sabbatical... viatical!
I miss the days when I would have guessed that stood for some sort of bacon sandwich.
lettuce, bacon, tomato, and GOUDA! LOL!
Wow! What a wide ranging list of definitions!
Surely, you mean LGBT’s and Q’s?
actually i didn’t. Qs seemed redundant.
Plenty of opportunities for creative homework. :)
Cheese does make a sandwich better.
Reverse mortgages, the viatical device that lets banks keep all the value and hangs old people out to dry is a lot like obamacare. All promises, no guarantees, and in the end you’re left with nothing.
What do you mean “redundant”?
i mean the rest of the letters describe various permutations of queer so that adding a Q as a separate category is redundant. i KNOW you think it lines up better with “Ps and Qs”, but i made the same point with fewer letters and avoided redundancy.
I think it means repetitive or unnecessary in an excessive way. But that's not important right now :)
attempting to out-pedant the pedant-in-chief... nice ; ) i do always have to think twice to make sure i don’t really mean pederast....
Carter was the left’s “Mumia” before Mumia. And before Carter, the left had the Rosenberg’s as their favorite innocent guilty people.
I’m probably not the right person to be answering theological questions, particularly regarding the Catholic Church, so I’ll assume your question was of the rhetorical variety. :)
The “Q” stands for “questioning.”
And yes, I think you stopped short, while you think I would have belabored the point.
belaboring is what @$$pains do... ; )
How many times do you have a big Q just hanging out there waiting to be used like that?
You can’t pass up that kind of opportunity.
i guess, if you are the sort that likes to hang out with big Qs.... not that there’s anything wrong with that ; )
You seem to know a lot about the lbgtqrsmtv community Dave.
So many jokes about this statement, where do I begin....
I did go to the college with the oldest degree-granting drama school in the country.
Not to belittle that degree, but most 15 year old girls could qualify for a degree in drama...
Big Gay Al!
I think Spock (CMU 1999) would find that highly illogical.
that’s a newer version of spock, correct? bc i was thinking no dang way is Leonard Nimoy younger than i am!
Yes, that is Zachary Quinto.
She still believes in some of the biographic fantasy.
and the truly deluded are in the comments.
The new Star Trek movies were amazing to watch just because they did such an excellent job of matching the younger actors with the old versions of characters we knew! I mean they did an amazing job!
if it was a series I cared about, that would matter to me too.
There were so few channels when we were kids I thought you might have watched Star Trek.
oh i did, i mean i never saw any remakes of any sort. I wasn’t a huge fan but did watch it.
That is the only futuristic type of show I ever watched but and admit I didn’t care much about the plot, just liked the match ups because the movie was supposed to be the early life of those beloved characters and the guy who played Doc even looked like him! The actor playing a young James T. Kirk had his mannerisms down pat!
It is breezy, sunny and 67-a lovely Spring day, but a bit cool for nearly May-it was 46 last night...
Since Obamacare appears to be
Poison in the healthcare stew
Soon lawyers will be filing
Suits for more than a few
Viatical settlement solutions
Won’t be so attractive then-
Lawsuit reform was ignored,
So it is cash-cow time again
No reason to get money for care
When people die waiting in line-
Relatives filing for negligence
Will say a few million is fine...
I hadn’t thought of that until the electrician I work with started talking about it-his brother is an attorney...