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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 22, 2014 Ophelian
dictionaries ad nauseam | 22 May 2014 | Thursday's sub

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.

Example sentence:
"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.

Etymology:
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 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 05/22/2014 7:09:39 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! Please ping me if I have inadvertently left you off the list.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 7:11:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ugh. Coffee.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 7:12:05 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: secret garden

i hope this isn’t an in memoriam thread???


4 posted on 05/22/2014 7:12:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Oh! Philmeanother cup, please.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 7:12:52 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: Robert A. Cook, PE
Right up here, on the corner table Robert. We have fresh roasted and vacuum packed specialties for all of you coffee afficiandos.
6 posted on 05/22/2014 7:14:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
I am still ill, but making some improvements. I slept from 12-6, which I haven't done in days.
7 posted on 05/22/2014 7:15:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i actually meant for Ophelia, but glad to hear you are somewhat improved ; )


8 posted on 05/22/2014 7:18:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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


9 posted on 05/22/2014 7:22:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: secret garden
Obama's brazen and occult Occupier's have long-imposed Ophelian sickness on America.

"Army Major (Hasan) Played Role in Presidential (Obama) Transition"

"Victims of Cole bombing upset
"A top officer slammed Obama's decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the 2000 suspected U.S.S. Cole ship bomber."


"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."


10 posted on 05/22/2014 7:26:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: secret garden
How Yall Ophelian Everbody!?//Al Sharpton May 22, 2014




11 posted on 05/22/2014 7:28:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
She is drunk with power, that one. She believes her own press. A+ for you.
12 posted on 05/22/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis
Excellent links. A++ for you!
13 posted on 05/22/2014 7:34:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

A+ for you and welcome to WFTD!


14 posted on 05/22/2014 7:34:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 7:36:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I hope to bring the Amos N’ Andy-Bonics ...perspective to the table...

THank you!!


17 posted on 05/22/2014 7:51:16 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: secret garden

And here I thought it meant “lobster-like”.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: secret garden

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” ...


19 posted on 05/22/2014 8:15:53 AM PDT by mikrofon (RWFTD Bump)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 8:26:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywpqm32Gf-U


21 posted on 05/22/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

“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.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 8:31:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

bc why would they ever want to make sense.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slump Tester

Not sure why but welcome to WFTD!


24 posted on 05/22/2014 8:41:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

A+ for you! My sister and spouse were watching the Survivor finale, texting back and forth, so I missed hockey last night.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 8:43:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Monica was said to be Ophelian
After being found out about
Being all felt up in the Oval Office.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 8:43:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

You were an angry young man once, weren’t you? A+ for you.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 8:45:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

D and L lecture in next class. You are revving up the wayback machine.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 8:46:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
A+ for you.
29 posted on 05/22/2014 8:48:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

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...


30 posted on 05/22/2014 8:53:07 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; NeoCaveman

OMG it’s soooo SOON!
more importantly, when do you leave for Ireland?


31 posted on 05/22/2014 8:57:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Memorial Day.


32 posted on 05/22/2014 8:59:16 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

Johnny Football. Nice.

Thanks


33 posted on 05/22/2014 9:04:32 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

You betcha. They won’t be sorry they drafted him. Kid lives to compete. And win.


34 posted on 05/22/2014 9:09:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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...


35 posted on 05/22/2014 9:19:06 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: Texan5
I read that the clintonistas put her up to it, so they would have someone to defend hillary's audacious behavior. A+ for you.
I've been under the weather for the past few days but making progress and less achy today.
36 posted on 05/22/2014 9:24:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I’m looking forward to it.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

Somebody fed the Kings their Wheaties during the second intermission last night.


38 posted on 05/22/2014 9:44:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtzIWPeun7c&feature=kp

You’re fooling yourself.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 9:48:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I do like Styx.


40 posted on 05/22/2014 10:01:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

That’s extremely cool!


41 posted on 05/22/2014 10:09:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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.


42 posted on 05/22/2014 10:10:22 AM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: SoothingDave

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!


43 posted on 05/22/2014 10:16:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Chuckles and Ollie?


44 posted on 05/22/2014 10:21:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Grassley and North


45 posted on 05/22/2014 10:23:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

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...


46 posted on 05/22/2014 10:25:14 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: xsmommy

Really?

What about Tingles, since y’all went to the same school together?


47 posted on 05/22/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

There are legit relationships with the other two. And are you kidding? We’d go broke with HIS bar bill ; )


48 posted on 05/22/2014 10:39:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

Sutter makes the weirdest expressions, doesn’t he? He looks like Stan Laurel half the time.


49 posted on 05/22/2014 11:11:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

I see the Czechs just eliminated us at the Worlds.


50 posted on 05/22/2014 11:12:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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