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Word for the Day, Tuesday July 15, 2014

Posted on 07/15/2014 6:11:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday July 15, 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".

Coxcomb [KOKS-kohm]

-n
1.a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop
2. Archaic head; pate.

[Coxcomb is a corrupted spelling of cock's comb , the comb of a rooster, hence the badge resembling it that was worn in the cap of a professional fool or jester, hence the wearer of the cap, hence a fool or a vain and silly man.]


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1 posted on 07/15/2014 6:11:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

No Spanish today due to blurriness.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 6:11:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Jay Carney, Barack’s lying coxcomb
Replaced now in Earnest, keeps rocks thrown
Josh says they’re transparent
But his viewpoint is errant
His podium still just a schmuck’s home


3 posted on 07/15/2014 6:19:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: SoothingDave
two coxcombs do not a marriage make...
4 posted on 07/15/2014 6:23:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It’s Josh Earnest now, which Jonah Goldberg pointed out is an oxymoron of sorts. It’s fitting, though, as the guy seems to be always seriously kidding us.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 6:23:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL! good one!


6 posted on 07/15/2014 6:23:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Did you watch the “24” finale?


7 posted on 07/15/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Yes I did. I was afraid they were going to off Belichick. Audrey was our least favorite character. Loved the send-off Jack gave Cheng. What did you think of it?


8 posted on 07/15/2014 6:39:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Being nearly bald, what did Wally Cox comb?


9 posted on 07/15/2014 6:43:42 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: SoothingDave; Hegewisch Dupa
Hey, HD gotta say this is pretty good. Did you preorder it? Aluminum Foil is fantastic!
10 posted on 07/15/2014 6:46:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I think it was thoroughly depressing in the last few minutes. Everybody is scared, nobody will remember anything that happened this day (or any of Jack’s “save-the-days”) and our hero is off for a life of torture at the hands of his enemies.

No good deed goes unpunished.

I was half-expecting Jack to have on a suicide vest and blow up the helicopter at the end.

I suppose there’s a glimmer of hope that Jack will survive and return, but it’s grim.

I would watch another (abbreviated) series with Kate Morgan (despite being named after a porn star) provided she has the right sidekicks.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:08:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Travis T. OJustice
i seem to recall you are a lax fan? One of xsbaby's HS classmates is actually playing on the Colombian national team at the National LAX championships. it's pretty wild, I guess he was born there but adopted by American parents as an infant, and got a lax scholarship to college. He has been their top scorer, xshub has been following his play in the championship. Her graduating class in HS was 24 kids, to this is a bigger deal than it might seem!
12 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Haha, all true


13 posted on 07/15/2014 7:25:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

My Time-Warner service leaves a lot to be desired, but I’m not enthralled by the Coxcombs at that cable company talking takeover, either ...


14 posted on 07/15/2014 7:33:19 AM PDT by mikrofon (TWFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy

I was lax in college and I never got any scholarship.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 7:33:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

obv not lax enough to end up in a LAX championship. piker.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 7:35:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

We know Jack can fly a helicopter so what’s to stop him from strangling the pilot, pushing out the bad guy and flying away? It was weird though, I was saying Chloe is Jack’s best friend, his only friend, except for Belichick, before they would say the same lines. Freaks my family out when I do that. I liked Morgan and had no idea of the porn name since I know nothing of it. Still seemed strange to have Benjamin Bratt be a bad guy.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 7:55:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I made the mistake of showing up. The lax champion didn’t.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 8:10:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

My favorite moment was still when he threw Lady Stark out the window.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 8:10:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I like it too! I didn’t pre-order, because my internal dialogue argued ‘CD or download?’ back and forth to the point of inactivity. But the family is having fun guessing what songs will end up being parodied. And my girl can’t wait for Weird Al to tour so she can see him again. Finally, a parenting win!


20 posted on 07/15/2014 8:26:19 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

the radio station I listen to on the morning commute played the Tacky track, and a little bit of the Aluminum Foil one [to Lorde’s Royals!] and some polka medley. I can’t find any of them online except Tacky, is he just piecemeal releasing them?
Your daughter is so adorable with this!


21 posted on 07/15/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Yes; he's releasing one video a day for eight days straight, starting with Tacky yesterday. You're ahead of me on Aluminum Foil and this album's polka medley!
22 posted on 07/15/2014 8:58:24 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

That was fun to watch.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 10:54:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Okay, I’m holding you accountable. I taught myself Swallowtail Jig on mandolin this week. The youngest played with me on violin and the spouse on guitar. Everyone was faster than me. Are you playing?


24 posted on 07/15/2014 10:56:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Lacrosse is what messed up my son’s shoulder, requiring surgery the following season.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 10:58:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

it is a tough sport.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 10:58:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

xsboy dabbled in it two diff times, once in middle school and once at Gonzaga, but only for a season.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

no, i have been a complete bum. Let myself get caught up in summer and kitchen remodel. But still plenty of downtime that should be used better. Bless you for asking; i do truly appreciate it.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 11:07:13 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

I’m home from work ahead of the rain clouds and thunder crawling in from the northwest-the air is humid, stifling and no breeze-just waiting...

Obama’s dialog with Israel
Just isn’t going so great-
Maybe because coxcomb Kerry
Is the secretary of state...

A wealthy Kennedy wannabe
Who is programmed to reject
Anything that stops Hamas
Won’t command any respect

From anyone but dilettantes
Who support Obama’s own views
And only know what’s going on
When they see it on the news...


29 posted on 07/15/2014 11:15:25 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

Did you happen to watch Longmire last night? It seems obvious that Walt blew the lunatic bad guy away, but it wasn’t said-just ended with a shocked Vic rushing back to the crime scene in Walt’s truck after being taken to safety.


30 posted on 07/15/2014 11:26:05 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

How are the wedding plans progressing? I love the way everything seems so orderly and calm there-by the time the cub was within a couple months of her wedding, she was already exhibiting bridezilla behaviour...


31 posted on 07/15/2014 11:29:17 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

Oh no, we missed it. We’ll watch it tonight. I like Vic and Walt’s relationship. It’s like big brother/little sister how they both respect and care for each other.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

The “son of polar vortex” is in town now. It’s going to be pleasant with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s for the next couple days.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 12:12:33 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Same in Chicago. I’m in long sleeves; didn’t expect to be in that part of the closet for months.


34 posted on 07/15/2014 12:14:41 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Ha. What part of the closet were you expecting to be in?


35 posted on 07/15/2014 12:21:47 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

ouch - that was not the summer outing i had hoped for.........


36 posted on 07/15/2014 12:23:13 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Oh, c’mon, you were expecting that, weren’t you?


37 posted on 07/15/2014 12:24:08 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

it’s the rare day i’m paying attention to what i’m doing at work, and this project is frying my brain.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 12:32:15 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

Oops, sorry-since you usually watch it on Mon, I guessed that you had-it is a good episode, though...

I also think the relationship is a good one, especially for an employee and supervisor doing sometimes-dangerous work-but Vic’s husband seems to think they have-or at least want-to know each other in the biblical sense, just because Vic had an affair with that older guy who was a coworker before she married him-the one who stalks her off and on-


39 posted on 07/15/2014 12:37:20 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

That advancing cool front is what is bringing us rain just ahead of it.

Once when MrT5 was TDY in Colorado in July, he called me to say there were snowflakes falling-I didn’t believe him but he came home with pictures-it was just a little dusting that melted fast, but it was snow...


40 posted on 07/15/2014 12:42:40 PM 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; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Xsteen will not be a bridezilla ever. She’s orderly and measured. Her one concern remains the hairdos being done in time. My stylist is coming to our house at 6 am that morning and has 8 heads to dress. Xsbaby and I only want blow dried and we have short hair. 2 bridesmaids want half pulled back and 4 want up dos. They need to come with a pic of what they want or just trust her judgment no dilly dallying. We should leave house by 9 am for the church. I think it will be okay, but she’s sweating the timing of it. replies to invitations are trickling in. Alarmingly few NOs... Like only 4 people so far. We need more NOs LOL! Though I need to check with whyisatexasgirlinpa to see if the replies are usually front loaded with yesses.


41 posted on 07/15/2014 12:54:38 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Updo's for my daughter's wedding took a long time! We went to a salon and each of us had a designated stylest so no waiting - everyone had already washed hair as well so just the styling. Updo's just take awhile.

We had very few no's as well, but then again it was a smaller wedding

42 posted on 07/15/2014 1:06:16 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

People are terribly slow with the RSVPs.

Some people you will be hunting down until the end. Or you could presume those to be No’s...


43 posted on 07/15/2014 1:08:04 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Texan5

The rain/cool front has brought our temps down drastically too - it is very pleasant out at 81 degrees right now!!!


44 posted on 07/15/2014 1:09:17 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: NeoCaveman

When you presume, you make a pre out of you and me.


45 posted on 07/15/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

That is great, all sounds under control-I think the hair thing is always a problem, because it every woman wants her hairdo fresh out of the box at the event-as in done 30 minutes ago, max. My cousin and I did each other’s updos-just a quick twist decorated with a clip-a couple of hours before the ceremony though...

Fortunately, the cub’s matron of honor was a beautician/stylist-she asked the women in the bridal party to just come an hour early to the wedding venue with freshly washed hair, and she set up shop and did all the hair in the changing room. The air in there was so thick with hairspray you could actually see the cloud of it in the videos...


46 posted on 07/15/2014 1:21:25 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NeoCaveman

Oh forgot you went thru this recently! There have not been surprise YESs yet. I will hunt down believe me!


47 posted on 07/15/2014 1:25:33 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

It is 78 here-not much rain yet, but the breeze has come up...


48 posted on 07/15/2014 1:25:58 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

10 am wedding makes that more difficult. I’m
Good to go at 6 am as is xsbaby. Leigha is quick. Xsteen is going to have her do her hair and makeup for the shower this weekend so she will see how long it takes.


49 posted on 07/15/2014 1:29:02 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

Well these girls are in no position to make demands, they’re lucky we offered the option . They are to come with hair dry and ready to go.


50 posted on 07/15/2014 1:33:57 PM PDT by xsmommy
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