Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 22, 2014 – Ophelian
Posted on 05/22/2014 7:09:39 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".
Ophelian (o-FEE-lee-uhn) adjective
Displaying madness, suicidal tendencies, and similar characteristics.
"She had an Ophelian streak of potential craziness that he had, since day one, deemed wiser to steer clear of."
--Jean-Christophe Valtat; Aurorarama; Melville House; 2010.
After Ophelia, a character in Shakespeare's Hamlet, who is driven to insanity and kills herself. Earliest documented use: 1903.
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! Please ping me if I have inadvertently left you off the list.
i hope this isn’t an in memoriam thread???
Oh! Philmeanother cup, please.
i actually meant for Ophelia, but glad to hear you are somewhat improved ; )
Ms Clinton, political chameleon
Uses logic not Aristotelean
All facts are rejected
So that she gets elected
Her head bump made her much more Ophelian
"Impeach Obama Says Sister of Cole Sailor Killed in Terror Attacks
"The sister of Seaman James McDaniels, a sailor killed in the terror attack on the U.S.S. Cole wants President Barack Hussein Obama impeached
over his decision to withdraw charges against the al Qaeda mastermind of the attack."
"Mother of USS Cole Sailor Declines Obama-meet, Says "I Voted for the Wrong Person"
"After Obama dropped the charges against the suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole,
he asked the families of the victims in that tragedy to meet with him.
One mother refused, and now says,"I voted for the wrong person."
A+ for you and welcome to WFTD!
You know, I am so disoriented here I didn’t even make that connection. Yesterday I checked the mailbox twice, once after I had already BROUGHT IN the mail an hour ago. That’s messed up.
Correction, I checked it THREE TIMES! The first time it was empty, the second I brought the mail in, and the third I think I was remembering when I checked the first time but not the second. No serious work for me this week.
I hope to bring the Amos N’ Andy-Bonics ...perspective to the table...
And here I thought it meant “lobster-like”.
While he publicly “commiserated” with the common man (and privately “comforted” the interns), to his driven & power-mad wife of convenience, Bubba was basically one big “Ophelia pain” ...
did you see on FR an article about the cis-gender BS? i had been meaning for weeks to ask someone in here if they knew what the heck that was. this article was perfect. i guess bottom line being cisgendered is identifying with the sex you were born with, as opposed to the transgendered who identify as something else. so basically they are attempting to identify US as the freaks, when they are a teeny little minority of freaks.
“Cis” and “trans” are chemical terms for which side of a hydrocarbon chain atoms in an isomer are located on.
If they are on the same side, they are “cis.” If on the opposite side, they are “trans.”
Which means that the appropriation for gender confusion (oops, I mean, “identity”) is exactly backwards.
“Trans” are those with same-sex identity, and “cis” would be those attracted to the opposite sex.
bc why would they ever want to make sense.
Not sure why but welcome to WFTD!
A+ for you! My sister and spouse were watching the Survivor finale, texting back and forth, so I missed hockey last night.
Monica was said to be Ophelian
After being found out about
Being all felt up in the Oval Office.
You were an angry young man once, weren’t you? A+ for you.
D and L lecture in next class. You are revving up the wayback machine.
I saw that article on gender-what a crock. I’m female, I was born that way, I won’t be anything else no matter what deranged idiot I annoy...
OMG it’s soooo SOON!
more importantly, when do you leave for Ireland?
Johnny Football. Nice.
You betcha. They won’t be sorry they drafted him. Kid lives to compete. And win.
I didn’t know you had been ill, but I’m glad you are better-
Nancy Pelosi is so unhinged,
Her weird behavior growing-
And now ever more frequently
Her Ophelian side is showing
First, she wants to boycott
Gowdy’s committee-she claims
The thing is all a witch hunt
Then suddenly changes games
And makes her five choices-
Will she set them up like pins?
If the loons rave senselessly
That’s when the fun begins...
I’m looking forward to it.
Somebody fed the Kings their Wheaties during the second intermission last night.
You’re fooling yourself.
I do like Styx.
That’s extremely cool!
It was a complete collapse by the Blackhawks last night LA scored their six straight goals within a period’s time to run away with the win. You hardly ever see the wheels fall off a team so quickly anywhere, much less Chicago in the playoffs
I’ve got this funny feeling about the Kings this year; that leprechaun Sutter makes me nervous ;-) At least if they make the Finals vs. the Rangers, the Media gods will be pleased.
Xsteen just found out that her bridesmaid Mary Liz’s parents will also be coming from Ireland for the wedding. She sent them a save the date but had no idea if they’d actually come, so she’s really excited. He’s former EU amb as well as former PM of Ireland. We may need a VIP table if chuckles and Ollie also RSVP they’re coming. When he heard the Irish were coming xshub said well there goes the bar bill ! LOL!
Chuckles and Ollie?
Grassley and North
I’m not sure that wasn’t a mistake-there might be someone who doesn’t feel like playing the court jester with stupid defensive statements...
What about Tingles, since y’all went to the same school together?
There are legit relationships with the other two. And are you kidding? We’d go broke with HIS bar bill ; )
Sutter makes the weirdest expressions, doesn’t he? He looks like Stan Laurel half the time.
I see the Czechs just eliminated us at the Worlds.