Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 28, 2014-- veisalgia
Posted on 05/28/2014 5:58:41 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 28, 2014-- veisalgia
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".
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An alcohol-induced hangover. noun
Origin: It's from the Norwegian kveis or "uneasiness following debauchery," and the Greek algia, which means "pain," as in the pain-reliever called an analgesic.
From: Martha Barnette: Buff Up Your Brain
Incidentally, the Norwegians have an even more colorful word for this condition: if you have a hangover in Norway, you're said to have toemmermenn, or literally, "lumberjacks" -- presumably some who are plying their trade bright and early inside your head.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
I have a hockey hangover after trying to drown the Rangers’ 7 goals allowed debacle with 16 year-old Glenlivet. Come cheer me up with some homework.
I basically don’t care which team wins, but don’t want hockey to be over, so let it go the full length of the series. I don’t get hangovers, so I can’t help ya there!
Barack Obama suffered a veisalgia after his selfie with the Danish PM. Michelle administered it with a 2 x 4.
I saw a funny comment on line the other day....”I still party like a rock star, I just don’t recover like one”
Big difference between Thomas Friedman and Milton Friedman.
I can still work out really hard. But now it takes me 4 days to recover instead of one or two.
Maya Angelou down for the dirtnap.
obams will prob lower the flags to half staff.
Powerade and motrin.
That is sad - we have 12 year old but I’d like to try that 16!
He is insane. Who blinks at a marshmallow cannon? Only the same wimp who shirks next to his wookie at a judo demonstration.
Thanks. Every time Montreal scored, I took a drink to chase away the hurt. Pretty soon, I was guzzling. :)
That should get the VA mess off the news for a while. CNN will probably be reading her poems 24/7 until after Election Day.
be a total MAYApalooza.
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