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.
Cheer up. Lundqvist is only human and had to have one bad game.
True. The backup, Talbot, gave up the last three goals, after the Rangers had (amazingly) tied it at 4-4 after being down 4-1. Tomorrow night, the game is in NY.
It was exciting until the wheels came off.
I do not suffer from veisalgia, but after hearing bossy, unelected Michele O’bigbutt dictating to schools what to feed children for lunch, I do believe that I contracted something similar, and without the help of alcohol.
I do believe that I have read and listened to all that has been said ; ) Barry was on DC101 this AM; Elliot Siegel is a huge Caps fan and supporter of the Caps. I downloaded IHeartRadio so I could listen at my desk.
He had three different radio interviews this am. Busy man. His wife is flying up there today.
We are waiting on a vote by the Houston city council on the lesbian mayor’s push for “equality” by allowing men to use the women’s restrooms in Houston. All the other blah blah in the bill is already law - discrimination protections in housing and hiring. the really sad part is that this is going to open up all sorts of problems for the city to be sued when a man goes into a women’s restroom and someone calls the police - they get questioned then sue the city for discrimination.
A+++ for your non-alcohol hangover.
I turned it on and saw it was 4-1 and figured this one was over. Very disheartening to come back to tie it, only to immediately go back in a hole.
It will give a license to guys who like to wag their equipment in front of the ladies. “Oh, this—I was just putting it away.”
Weird game. Tomorrow it’ll be back to low-scoring.
And when did cross dressing become "transgendered"? I thought transgendered meant you had undergone surgery to change your parts....now it appears to just mean you want to dress like the opposite sex.
You’re so cis. ;-)
Thank you for the good grade!
If that means fabulous, then yes, yes I am. ;^)
RE the Norwegian reference, I wonder if the following ditty plays in their heads:
% "I've got Toemmermenn, but I'm OK." %%
the compromise to that is the FAMILY restroom, a single serve bathroom put between the ladies and men’s room, to be used for any freaks who have some mishmash of parts, or for parents with children of the opposite sex who they don’t want going into the mens or ladies room alone. Problem solved. Freaks don’t want to be a freak alone in a single bathroom, they want some drama when they sashay in looking like they don’t belong.
Yes of course - lots of places offer those family restrooms - but the oh so progressive city of Houston didn’t even have automatic doors for the handicapped in city hall AFTER being sued for not having them 15 years ago....
Most malls I have ever been in offer a family restroom - I guess it would be harder to offer in an older building unless they took space from both mens/womens restrooms to make a single family room - but I would think if it was important enough to the lezzie mayor they could just designate all restrooms as “family” and make them into singles or two doubles each. But that wouldn’t slap the face of anyone opposing the other crap she has loaded into this legislation which basically will keep the courts busy trying bogus cases anytime a queer wants to sue someone for not getting a job, not getting an apartment or house, or not getting a government contract.
Rayn-giz want to win the series at home. Apparently.
My daughter has an American Indian doll. I wonder if they stopped making that one, too.
Glenlivet was my 1st husband’s favorite-but I’ve never developed a taste for Scotland’s proudest export...
You’d think Obama’s minions
Must be hung over or worse-
Affected with veisalgia
And it shows in every verse...
I found out from the news-
Our alliances are stronger-
I’m mad as hell-our troops
Won’t stay there any longer-
When I was a curious child
Paper tiger was the word
Enemies used for ridicule-
Now Putin flips us the bird...
Possibly - because she was new several years back - they all cycle even though each doll looks alike - just hair and clothing/assessories change.
my girls have a bunch of these dolls. xsteen’s first American girl doll was Addie, the African American one, from slave times. we bought it at the st james silent auction when she was in K. Pleasant Company was the original maker and marketer of the dolls. Yes, they were expensive, but the attraction was the historical story they told along with the period appropriate accessories etc. Mattel bought them out and went more mass marketing with DOLLS THAT LOOK LIKE ME type crap. That was never the point of them. They had Kristin, Molly, Kaya, Addie, Kit and Josefina, and a complete set of the books for each. I was a total sucker for that stuff bc I would have LOVED it when I was a kid. They lost their vision I think and started making too many of them and without any real HISTORY behind them. I think they eventually had some hippy doll from the 60s. That was just stupid!
I did not know that Mattel had purchased them. You are right though - I bought a bunch of the accessories too - and even bought a pattern and made some of the period dresses.
The dolls I had as a kid were not the collectible variety-they were the ones that were affordable, you could get lots of outfits and accessories for, like today’s Barbie-and that made them fun to make up scenarios involving occupations, hobbies, etc.
I’m sure that discontinuing a doll makes it more expensive, but I don’t see an ordinary parent, strapped for cash in a bad economy buying those expensive dolls for a little girl...
I did have some toys that were the display kind, but those were little dinosaur skeleton kits that I put together-they came with glue, stands, plants, trees and scenery to make little vignettes-they were cool.
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