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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 1, 2014 fissiparous
dictionaries ad nauseam | 1 May 2014 | Thursday's sub

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.

Example sentences:
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

Etymology:
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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 05/01/2014 4:27:25 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 05/01/2014 4:28:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
indicative of the fissiparous leftwing support of the loser-in-chief. Mo Dowdy calling him out for being a loser.
3 posted on 05/01/2014 4:46:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
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Fissiparous provocateurs

4 posted on 05/01/2014 4:48:43 AM PDT by csvset
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To: secret garden

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.


5 posted on 05/01/2014 4:50:24 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: xsmommy

She’s only about 7 years too late, the dummy.


6 posted on 05/01/2014 4:50:56 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: csvset

You can almost see the remote control for TOTUS in Valerie Ferretface’s hand.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 4:52:25 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: secret garden

Glad i’m Norwegian. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150546/posts


8 posted on 05/01/2014 4:58:35 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: secret garden

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


9 posted on 05/01/2014 5:29:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: secret garden; RikaStrom; SeaDragon; xsmommy
The fissiparous Jay Carney may not attend today's White House press briefing.
Reports indicate that his pants may well be on fire.
:-|
10 posted on 05/01/2014 5:32:33 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (Govt schools, govt medicine....what could possibly go wrong?)
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To: TheGrimReaper

he is a MESS.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 5:38:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

sounds like the ONION! LOL!!!


12 posted on 05/01/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Blind squirrel theory in play. A+ for you.
My little dog passed his test today at the eye vet but we still have to return in 5 wks, to help pay for his vacation.
13 posted on 05/01/2014 6:37:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: csvset
Can not stand either one of them. A+ for you.
14 posted on 05/01/2014 6:38:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Me too, for your sake. But is that likely with granite? A for you.
15 posted on 05/01/2014 6:39:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i can’t even tell you what we are paying monthly for Chanel, bc i would vomit if i totaled it up.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 6:40:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: central_va
She is the puppetmaster. Welcome to WFTD!
17 posted on 05/01/2014 6:40:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

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.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 6:42:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

With a name like that, it was only a matter of time.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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!


20 posted on 05/01/2014 6:44:48 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: secret garden

Yep, fair point!


21 posted on 05/01/2014 6:46:13 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

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.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 6:49:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; SoothingDave; SunkenCiv; Nachum; neverdem

If the neutrons leak out, your reactor is too fissiporous to be safe .....


23 posted on 05/01/2014 7:11:10 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Have we checked Barry for one yet? A+ for you!


24 posted on 05/01/2014 7:13:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TheGrimReaper

He should have retired years ago. Welcome back truant! A+ for you!!


25 posted on 05/01/2014 7:14:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 7:16:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

55 and sunny here and most big trees are leafed out already. Crape myrtles are just starting.


27 posted on 05/01/2014 7:17:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A for the house engineer. I am playing country vet here again today, treating the dog and the chickens.


28 posted on 05/01/2014 7:21:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I’m 45 minutes away, but still, there’s really only about 100 yards of visibility with the fog.


29 posted on 05/01/2014 7:27:39 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I’m really excited for the game tonight. Go Bruins, kick their asses! WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 05/01/2014 7:29:03 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: secret garden

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.


31 posted on 05/01/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; Travis T. OJustice

65 degs here and going up to 74.


32 posted on 05/01/2014 7:35:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


33 posted on 05/01/2014 7:38:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

One of my faves is interviewing now. Go Jason Chaffetz! Call them out!


34 posted on 05/01/2014 7:39:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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.


35 posted on 05/01/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Supposed to get sunny and high 60’s later, hopefully the garden isn’t too wet for my final tilling tonight.


36 posted on 05/01/2014 7:48:06 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice; secret garden; SoothingDave
because they are hilarious.
37 posted on 05/01/2014 7:59:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

And they have an awesome gif file.


38 posted on 05/01/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
The latest in a series of Playoff failures by the 'Fish could be fissiparous in a number of ways for the franchise ...
39 posted on 05/01/2014 8:28:17 AM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: mikrofon

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.


40 posted on 05/01/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Fissiparous, sounds like it something to do with the capital of France.


41 posted on 05/01/2014 10:05:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: secret garden
           The San Jose SHARKS ....

    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.

42 posted on 05/01/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: secret garden

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...


43 posted on 05/01/2014 10:24:10 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

Ok its 78 in the house on the main floor, I will turn the AC on tonight,


44 posted on 05/01/2014 12:13:42 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; Texan5

45 posted on 05/01/2014 12:30:55 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SunkenCiv

8<)


46 posted on 05/01/2014 1:07:45 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: tioga

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...


47 posted on 05/01/2014 1:53:03 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: mikrofon

I wanted to keep it going but alas, I am unable. A++ for you.


48 posted on 05/01/2014 3:50:35 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

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!


49 posted on 05/01/2014 3:52:16 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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...


50 posted on 05/01/2014 4:20:19 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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