Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 1, 2014 – fissiparous
Posted on 05/01/2014 4:27:25 AM PDT 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".
fissiparous \fih-SIP-uh-rus\ adjective
1. tending to break up into parts.
2. creating disunity or dissension : divisive.
The election for class president had a fissiparous effect on the school as students took sides for their favorite candidate.
"In Calvinism: A History, D.G. Hart shows how Protestantism's fissiparous nature has allowed it to adapt and, in some instances, transmogrify to fit local and personal needs."
From a book review by Michael P. Orsi in the Washington Times (Washington D.C.), December 12, 2013
When it first entered English in the 19th century, "fissiparous" was concerned with reproduction. In biology, a fissiparous organism is one that produces new individuals by fission; that is, by dividing into separate parts, each of which becomes a unique organism. (Most strains of bacteria do this.) Both "fissiparous" and "fission" trace back to Latin "findere" ("to split"). The second part of "fissiparous" is rooted in Latin "parere" ("to give birth to" or "to produce"). Other "parere" offspring refer to other forms of reproduction, including "oviparous" ("producing eggs that hatch outside the body") and "viviparous" ("producing living young instead of eggs"). By the end of the 19th century "fissiparous" had acquired a figurative meaning, describing something that breaks into parts or causes something else to break into parts.
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!
The next job I’m bidding has 13,000 cubic yards of granitic schist (rock) to drill and blast so we can remove it. Man, I hope this rock tends to be fissiparous.
She’s only about 7 years too late, the dummy.
You can almost see the remote control for TOTUS in Valerie Ferretface’s hand.
Glad i’m Norwegian. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150546/posts
Obama had promised unity for us
But he turned out to be fissiparous
Dividing the masses
Into two separate classes
By who has or does not have a uterus
he is a MESS.
sounds like the ONION! LOL!!!
i can’t even tell you what we are paying monthly for Chanel, bc i would vomit if i totaled it up.
xshub is up at Mohegan Sun for a work event, first time there. he said it’s pretty glitzy. There’s a golf event this AM and then meetings, and then he drives to Syracuse tomorrow bc the SU hockey team has a fundraiser golf tournament and their banquet this weekend. xsboy’s swan song.
With a name like that, it was only a matter of time.
Wow, weather sucks for golf this morning! They’ve got a really nice course, I’ve only played it a couple times when others are paying!
We’re just starting to get some green on the trees, several weeks behind you.
I don’t think they will be going to the 15” cups on their greens any time soon!
Yep, fair point!
He fully expected it to be cancelled, but said that they are NOT going to want to give refunds so it will likely be a moist outing.
If the neutrons leak out, your reactor is too fissiporous to be safe .....
Have we checked Barry for one yet? A+ for you!
He should have retired years ago. Welcome back truant! A+ for you!!
I saw an ad in today’s paper for a male KCCS, 1 year old for $575. I’ll bet you go through that in a week for her maintenance now, but who’s counting. It’s your pet, you do what you believe is best for them.
55 and sunny here and most big trees are leafed out already. Crape myrtles are just starting.
A for the house engineer. I am playing country vet here again today, treating the dog and the chickens.
I’m 45 minutes away, but still, there’s really only about 100 yards of visibility with the fog.
I’m really excited for the game tonight. Go Bruins, kick their asses! WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!
how is Ophelia? is she still blocked? i take epsom salts baths all the time, i thought that was so funny that’s what you might do for a blocked chicken.
65 degs here and going up to 74.
Still blocked but on antibiotics and dusted for mites so she may be too stressed right now to lay. I just heard a great WFTD possibility while listening to the oversight committee hearing.
One of my faves is interviewing now. Go Jason Chaffetz! Call them out!
xshub heard on xm radio that Gretzky is in the running for GM here. i don’t see his glamourpuss wife being happy here, or anywhere outside of LA. Ditto his ho-bag of a daughter, but she wouldn’t likely come with him anyway.
Supposed to get sunny and high 60’s later, hopefully the garden isn’t too wet for my final tilling tonight.
And they have an awesome gif file.
I can’t drum up any sympathy for them since they booted us out of the playoffs before. And LA has done this before so they should have put up more of a fight.
Fissiparous, sounds like it something to do with the capital of France.
One thing this team SHARES with the squad
from the B.C. Pacific SHORES is that
their management has CHORES to do to ensure that
they are not a bunch of CHOKES again in the Playoffs.
It was 48 at 6 this AM-I don’t expect to see the predicted 74, since it is cloudy and 61 now...
When Obama’s minions bless
A story with their attention
Fissiparous effects are instant
As well as major dissention
Brains don’t seem to be engaged
Before mouths are put in gear-
The truth comes out within days
And the lies are crystal clear
The way they go about cover-ups
Is right out of Nixon’s book-
Some of his capos went to jail
And Nixon was labeled a crook...
Ok its 78 in the house on the main floor, I will turn the AC on tonight,
Good caption for that pic-I’ve only seen my cats with back up and fur standing once recently-when neighbor’s Yorkie got under his fence, came up on the deck, looked into a window and was greeted by Midget girl, growling and trying to look extremely dangerous at 6 lbs...
Since that neighbor started latching the pet door at their house when they are not home, I haven’t seen curious Yorkie without a leash and his owner at the other end of it...
I wanted to keep it going but alas, I am unable. A++ for you.
They are 16 trillion times worse than Tricky Dick. I know he comes to mind because you voted for him and felt you got burned. A+ for you!
Thank you! My very first vote for president was for Nixon’s re-election-Obama and his capos are worse, but their MO is the very same, right down to the way they go after enemies...