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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 15, 2014 eidetic
dictionaries ad nauseam | 15 May 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/15/2014 4:28:12 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".

eidetic \eye-DET-ik\ adjective
marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images

Example sentences:
Thanks to her eidetic memory, Kirsten was able to recall every last detail of what happened that night, including the colors of each person's outfit.

"Jason Bateman, making his feature directing debut after directing episodes of his 'Arrested Development' series, plays an adult who uses a loophole to enter a spelling bee and whose eidetic memory all but guarantees he will win if he chooses."
— From a movie review by Duane Dudek in the Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee), March 27, 2014

Etymology:
"Eidetic" is the technical adjective used to describe what we more commonly call a photographic memory. The word ultimately derives from the Greek noun "eidos," meaning "form." The ability of certain individuals to recall images, sounds, or events with uncanny accuracy is a subject of fascination for researchers in the field of psychology. Among notable people who were reputed to have eidetic memories is the late television comic Jackie Gleason, who reportedly was able to memorize an entire half-hour script in a single reading.

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 05/15/2014 4:28:12 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 05/15/2014 4:29:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The undocumented Impostor has an eidetic memory
of the Koran and al Qaeda’s plans to murder Americans
and obtain weapons such as the MANPADs in Libya
or guns in Fast&Furious, but about the US
Constitution and US law, he knows ‘not so much’.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 4:32:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: secret garden
"Rise and shine!"

Eidetic.

I used to know the meaning of this word.

4 posted on 05/15/2014 4:40:11 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Will all of you people who keep "fixing" things please stop? Making them work again is killing me.)
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To: secret garden

I have a pretty good eidetic memory. Unfortunately, it doesn’t extend to names. But I can always remember the surroundings where I met people..


5 posted on 05/15/2014 4:42:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Diogenesis

I saw Tony Siragusa advertising manpads on TV.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 5:07:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

My NHL brackets are all busted. I was in the 99th percentile after round 1, and messed up 3 of 4 this round. Oh well.

My dad seemed to have eidetic memory, and when he didn’t, he was really good at making stuff up.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 5:07:19 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: SoothingDave

That’s pathetic. I understand some guys will use those for football sundays. That’s REALLY pathetic.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 5:08:13 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

When I see the commercial, I tell my wife and daughter he’s selling “mantiliners.”

Sorry about the Bruins. The Stanley Cup is hard.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 5:13:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Susan Rice, Sunday talk shows, cosmetic
Wasn’t there, had no memory, eidetic
But on each Sunday show
Claimed a dumb video
Caused Benghazi attack; how pathetic


10 posted on 05/15/2014 5:16:55 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: secret garden

The bank robbery suspect, after extensive questioning, finally told the detectives, “OK, ok, I give. Eidetic.”


11 posted on 05/15/2014 5:20:26 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: Diogenesis
A for you. It's above his pay grade.
12 posted on 05/15/2014 5:30:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
Good morning!
13 posted on 05/15/2014 5:31:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I'm good with names and numbers. Unless it's calculus.
14 posted on 05/15/2014 5:32:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
I'm playing chicken vet today. She made it through the night. Who are you rooting for in the play-offs now? In other sports, our Spurs made it to the next stage.
15 posted on 05/15/2014 5:34:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

My FIL is famous for making stuff up. My sister makes up false memories. Families are very entertaining. Sorry about your team, but at least they made it to the play-offs and kept their coach! Unlike mine. :(


16 posted on 05/15/2014 5:35:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Will they ever get what they deserve? A+ for you, F- for the false transparency.


17 posted on 05/15/2014 5:36:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SAJ

A for inventive usage.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 5:37:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
The Grey Lady is hoping readers don't have eidetic memories re; their coverage of equal pay for women stories.
19 posted on 05/15/2014 5:39:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

Hey! How come his fourth-place Schwartz is bigger than my second-place?


20 posted on 05/15/2014 5:40:33 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Will all of you people who keep "fixing" things please stop? Making them work again is killing me.)
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To: SoothingDave
I'm betting that the 1 in 5 are men.
21 posted on 05/15/2014 5:43:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

You gotta root for ol’ Canada to win the Cup in their national sport, don’t you?


22 posted on 05/15/2014 5:43:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Perfect, wasn’t it? A+ for you. Burge has been all over it on Twitter.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 5:43:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Hockey is not their national sport. C’mon pedant, I expected you to know better. ;)


24 posted on 05/15/2014 5:44:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Really? I’d venture to say more women have sex with machines today than men do.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 5:44:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NicknamedBob

Are you saying you are a style over substance type?


26 posted on 05/15/2014 5:46:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It is their official winter national sport and by far the most popular spectator sport.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 5:47:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

It’s not the original national sport. It was only changed in 1994 to the winter national sport. Winter makes up half the year there anyway. Are you saying it is THE most popular spectator sport, or just in Canada?


28 posted on 05/15/2014 5:50:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
An eidetic memory for price is especially painful at the grocery store.
29 posted on 05/15/2014 5:50:42 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Where is the outrage? A+ for you.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 5:57:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Count blow up dolls along with machines and i bet you are wrong.


31 posted on 05/15/2014 5:58:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman
aaaand we are down to single digits...


32 posted on 05/15/2014 6:01:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

In Canada.

Ask anyone what sport is associated with Canada and they will answer “hockey.” Lacrosse is just hockey when the ponds are melted.


33 posted on 05/15/2014 6:24:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I doubt it.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 6:25:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i think you watch too much cinemax.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 6:29:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Do you know any Canadians?


36 posted on 05/15/2014 6:31:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

I think Dave is right on this one.

By a mile.


37 posted on 05/15/2014 6:39:01 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

Thank you, sir. I think she vastly underestimates the number of women with a “mother’s little helper” in their bedside stand.


38 posted on 05/15/2014 6:50:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

I have known Canadians. Are you saying that lacrosse is more popular with them than hockey is?


39 posted on 05/15/2014 6:51:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

never needed one, so i guess i do.


40 posted on 05/15/2014 6:56:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

OMG, she is just calling you out, as a pedant, for calling Hockey their national sport, when LAX is Canada’s national sport. Don’t be fricking tiresome about it ; )


41 posted on 05/15/2014 6:57:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

OK, it’s nice to see a Canadian team win the Cup once every couple decades since it is one of their national sports (in contrast to the general interest in the sport in the US, which is below that of bull riding), and they have a lot of emotional investment in the sport.


42 posted on 05/15/2014 7:05:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

that’s better!


43 posted on 05/15/2014 7:10:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s Kennywood day for Hempfield.

So, as is tradition, it’s going to rain. Looks like an all-day washout, too.

Glad we’re not going.

Kids had to go for a half day today, too, because of snow days. Or cold days, to be more exact.


44 posted on 05/15/2014 8:15:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

the school picnic is only a half day???? that’s an outrage!


45 posted on 05/15/2014 8:20:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s not the first time. They are off tomorrow. Kennywood doesn’t really start until 11 AM. Easy to get a half day of school in before that.


46 posted on 05/15/2014 8:26:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
On their Eid-al-Whatever "holy days," many Muslims eidetically & graphically remember the occasion with notable practices
47 posted on 05/15/2014 8:33:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (NSFCivilization)
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To: SoothingDave

why are they off tomorrow? that seems like a gratuitous day off if they are making up snow days.


48 posted on 05/15/2014 8:46:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3156225/posts

Don’t try this at home.


49 posted on 05/15/2014 8:54:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Half of my Canadian friends are big lax and soccer fans, as opposed to ice hockey. I also have a group of them who have a vested interest in hockey but as a group, they don’t all guzzle Molson and hang out at the rink.


50 posted on 05/15/2014 9:00:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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