Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday July 1, 2014
Posted on 07/01/2014 6:12:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday July 1, 2014
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".
Yawp [yawp, yahp]
1.to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl.
2. Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly.
1. a harsh cry.
2. Slang. a. raucous or querulous speech.
b. a noisy, foolish utterance.
[130050; Middle English yolpen; akin to yelp]
no importa [noh eem-POHR-tah ]
-phrase it doesnt matter
No importa si llegamos tarde.
It doesnt matter if we arrive late.
The yawping about the Florida summer heat has begun, and with good reason!
Y tambien, ‘no me importa’ = ‘I don’t care’ (said, of course, with a suitable shrug).
ay, que lastima ; )
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very funny. I do not venture onto other threads all that much. I see insanity on the Religion forum on a daily basis, and would never dream of interacting there. The hate from supposed Christians there is breathtaking. The medical thread appears to have several of them reacting to hypochondriac relatives and as a result eschewing any medical testing whatsoever. My family RARELY if ever went to the dr. So I don’t have that history influencing my outlook.
Lots of cranks here, all about.
The conundrum is that medical testing can detect stuff early. But it costs a lot more.
Now that we’re all in this together, we have to make tradeoffs. Yeah, more frequent PAP smears or mammograms will detect cancer earlier. But is it really worth it, on the aggregate?
did you see on that thread that if you feel ok, and SMELL ok, you are probably healthy? O. M. G.
yes, it is all about the aggregate isn’t it/
Yesterday’s useless yawping, yelping and yapping from the usual suspects has gotten me really riled up. No, Ms. Ginsberg, the Hobby Lobby decision will not deprive women of essential health care because abortion isn’t essential, nor is it healthcare. In fact, abortion is to healthcare what bankruptcy is to financial planning.
And no, Ms. Clinton, our treatment of women is not even remotely similar to the treatment of women in Muslim countries. We don’t perform cliterectomies on young girls to prevent them from enjoying sex (and thus keeping them attached to their loving husbands.) We don’t force them to cover their bodies and faces so that no other man will see them and want them. We allow them to be educated. We allow them to drive cars. We even allow them to hold public office. Otherwise, your comparison is 100% spot on.
Here’s my humble advice to all the millions of women who were irreparably hurt by yesterday’s continuation of the War on Women:
1. Don’t have sex. or,
2. Work for one of the 99% of the employers whose healthcare coverage includes every form of birth control, including the kind that kills babies. or,
3. Go to the drug store and buy some condoms. In fact, go online and you can get 100 for $30. That’s 30 cents apiece.
No pun intended. Give one to your husband or boyfriend or cousin and have him put it on before you have sex with him.
No, I didn’t venture that far down. My wife has a family history of cervical cancer and has already had some procedures done.
I know anyone going by the “if I feel OK, I must be OK” rule is an idiot. I’ve also seen people go from perfectly fine to dead by cancer in a matter of weeks.
I thought it was so the men didn't even have to bother trying.
every day is another day down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, where down is up and up is down. it’s mindboggling.
I had to stop looking at the thread bc I was starting to lose my mind with that crap. I had said that xshub’s mother’s family had a history and they pretty much insinuated that his grandfather must have been frequenting a brothel.
Listen to your parents. My mother died at 100+ years. She avoided doctors until she was about 96 and enjoyed good health. It was all downhill from then on. I don’t think anything they did for her helped. More than once they shot her spine full of plaster, threw her into a taxi, and let her off at the curb. (I didn’t know until after the fact.) Once they delivered her to her sister in law’s house after one of those out patient capers. Trouble is — her SiL was blind. Then there was the $1000s on hearing aids that never worked. $1000s more on eyeglasses that didn’t help. Endless instructions that just made her fearful and did nothing for her overall health. Filled her head with ideas that she needed to lose weight (she weighed 110 lbs.), that she couldn’t eat red meat, brown rice was the only good rice, iceberg lettuce shouldn’t be consumed, that she shouldn’t have chocolate after 2 pm., etc.
A lot of what they “do” for the elderly is just placebo and sometimes makes things worse. At the end the meds they gave her just messed with her mind. She was very sharp, except after the meds when she started saying silly things. She would have been so embarrassed to hear back some of the things she said because she prided herself on being sharp and witty. I think that they wanted to prove that she had dementia (she didn’t ) so that they could move her to “memory care”, a service for which they could charge more. She died before they could make a case for that.
My wife is the youngest of 5, all female. The families often get together in western Pennsylvania, where the oldest one lives. Sister Number 3 and her husband have been living in San Francisco for almost half a century, with predictable results. I can’t discuss anything more controversial than the weather without either getting into an argument or having to bite my tongue so heard that I draw blood. And since the global warming b.s., even the weather is an iffy topic. We are scheduled to have a long weekend in a few weeks. As much as I hate having my wife make the 700 mile round trip alone, I think that’s what is going to happen.
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