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Word for the Day, Tuesday July 22, 2014

Posted on 07/22/2014 5:09:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday July 22, 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".

cunctation [kuhngk-tey-shuhn]

-n
delay; tardiness.

[1575–85; < Latin cunctātiōn- (stem of cunctātiō ) delay, equivalent to cunctāt ( us ) (past participle of cunctārī to delay) + -iōn- -ion]

la pesadilla [pehs-ah-DEE-yah ]

-n
nightmare

El tráfico de las 5:00 es habitualmente una pesadilla.

The traffic at 5:00 is usually a nightmare.


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1 posted on 07/22/2014 5:09:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Careful!


2 posted on 07/22/2014 5:10:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

you’re filthy.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 5:14:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That didn’t take long.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 5:23:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

cunctation [kuhngk-tey-shuhn]

-n
delay; tardiness.

My boss would like to know why I am so often late.

I’m wondering why I bother showing up at all.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 5:28:46 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Will all of you people who keep "fixing" things please stop? Making them work again is killing me.)
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To: NicknamedBob

We notice you’ve been missing a lot of work recently.

Well, I wouldn’t say I’ve been *missing* it.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 5:30:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Good point.

My job puts the oxymoron into “gainful employment”.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 5:34:56 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Will all of you people who keep "fixing" things please stop? Making them work again is killing me.)
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To: SoothingDave

I wouldn’t say Obama has been guilty of cunctation regarding the situation in the Middle East, but he certainly has been pussyfooting around.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 5:37:21 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoothingDave

The regular cunctation in producing evidence for government trials borders on criminal negligence. If we’re supposed to cough up 7 years of financial data on demand, they should be able to produce emails from a year ago.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 5:37:50 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SoothingDave

I had a spider bite up near my eyebrow since last week, that wound has healed but now my actual eyeball hurts [the one nearest the bite] and it’s red, so I have an eye dr apt at 11 am. I thought it was a zit and squeezed the living hell out of it and probably released the venom into my blood stream. I had visions of the thing laying eggs in there too, so yeah, i’m grossing myself out with this and need medical attention, before I go out of town.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 5:37:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Try to look on the positive side. At least your strength and agility have been boosted. Now if you can figure out how to cast a strand of webbing ...


11 posted on 07/22/2014 5:41:01 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Will all of you people who keep "fixing" things please stop? Making them work again is killing me.)
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To: SoothingDave

and let me add that I hope that my cunctation in seeking medical assistance for this issue doesn’t cause me a problem


12 posted on 07/22/2014 5:43:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NicknamedBob

Spiderman had some mad skills, so this might not be all bad.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 5:44:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m predicting that the first time you see the President in press conference, your spider-sense is gonna freak you out.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 5:46:03 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Will all of you people who keep "fixing" things please stop? Making them work again is killing me.)
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To: SoothingDave

Dangerous.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 5:46:14 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave
I bet this guy would say cunctation is better than (almost) never.
16 posted on 07/22/2014 5:51:40 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Eww and good luck.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 5:53:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

I’ve got to see this spreadsheet. Did he do statistics? Make a pareto of the top excuses?


18 posted on 07/22/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

That article is worthless without pie charts

:)


19 posted on 07/22/2014 6:00:37 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Nice.

I was walking into a meeting yesterday and had my hands full. My phone starts ringing (Metallica “For Whom the Bell Tolls”) as I am walking in.

The manager running the meeting says to me “that’s a hell of an entrance.” It was like I had walk-on music at a ballgame or on a talk show.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman; SoothingDave

women like that make me sick, and account for the stereotype. annoys the crap out of me. I counsel against that type of behavior every chance I get, and rest assured I will go into it with xsteen when the time is appropriate.


21 posted on 07/22/2014 6:21:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

that’s pretty funny!


22 posted on 07/22/2014 6:22:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Halbig decision is out.

“the ACA unambiguously restricts...subsidy to insurance purchased on Exchanges ‘established by the State.’”


23 posted on 07/22/2014 7:27:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Please pardon my cunctation at posting a response to the WFTD.

Could we say that Obama’s cunctation at enforcing the law and securing the border is putting the entire nation in danger?


24 posted on 07/22/2014 7:27:24 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: SoothingDave
Here  's an example of cunctation in punctuation   !
25 posted on 07/22/2014 7:40:44 AM PDT by mikrofon (TWFTD Bump)
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To: SoothingDave

On our way to and from the college tour yesterday, we noticed el tráfico era una pesadilla. Fortunately, we were going the other way each time. ;)


26 posted on 07/22/2014 8:03:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I think you grossed us out too.


27 posted on 07/22/2014 8:05:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Looks like Roberts will have to rewrite the statute from the bench again next year.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 8:09:40 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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Para mí, quesadillas causan pesadillas.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 8:12:10 AM PDT by mikrofon (El Bonus)
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To: SoothingDave

Gotta vote today in the runoff elections here in GA.

Blah ..... The good conservative candidates picked up mostly third place results because the conservative votes were split among several different candidate, and the establish-repubbies set up only one per race.

We will be sentenced to a cunctation mark surrounded by clauses and pauses ....


30 posted on 07/22/2014 8:15:58 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: NicknamedBob

That was mean but funny!


31 posted on 07/22/2014 8:18:30 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

That is an entrance that will be remembered for awhile!


32 posted on 07/22/2014 8:21:15 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

That thread was funny - but I’m thinking that marriage had a few more issues than just her turning him down or being disgustingly dirty


33 posted on 07/22/2014 8:23:14 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

And he’s a jerk for creating the spreadsheet and she’s as bad or worse for publishing it where everyone could see it.


34 posted on 07/22/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

I thought he published it? But yes you are right - they both are messed up


35 posted on 07/22/2014 8:58:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave; hobbes1; Robert A. Cook, PE

We’re having computer problems here. Something highjacked my new tab page to bing with loud ads but I changed it back and now the spouse’s computer is playing ads with everything on it closed, no windows open, even playing while it is supposedly hibernating. What is going on?


36 posted on 07/22/2014 9:03:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I wonder if anyone has on their menu a pesadilla quesadilla?


37 posted on 07/22/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Runoffs are almost as stupid as open primaries.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 9:14:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

You know what is really stupid? Run off primaries that are open.


39 posted on 07/22/2014 10:17:31 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

Whistling past the graveyard
Of every issue that arises
Obama’s minions perpetuate
Cunctation and bad surprises

Obama was out playing golf
And he couldn’t even smell
Anything from Israel or Russia
As both places went to hell

They claim he knows nothing-
So much less than you or me
Till he is done playing golf
And watches some news on TV...

La frontera es una pesadilla...


40 posted on 07/22/2014 10:17:46 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: NeoCaveman

And run on the honor system. “Now, you didn’t vote in the Democrat primary, did you?”


41 posted on 07/22/2014 10:20:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

That should be something that is easily verifiable with updated poll books.


42 posted on 07/22/2014 10:29:27 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

The NSA should have all that info. My phone can know if I walk into a Dunkin Donuts, but the gov’t can’t track who has voted and who hasn’t?


43 posted on 07/22/2014 10:33:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

That’s information I can download from my county board of elections website. Who voted. Who didn’t. Who voted in a partisan primary. Which party. etc.


44 posted on 07/22/2014 10:35:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

The charming couple-whichever one published that spreadsheet-need counseling, not an internet adventure-what an amazing lack of maturity and regard for their partner’s feelings...

That said, I would guess that the wife has found a new guy to lose that weight for...


45 posted on 07/22/2014 10:36:39 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
That said, I would guess that the wife has found a new guy to lose that weight for...

That would explain all the working late and all the gym time....

46 posted on 07/22/2014 10:38:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Texan5

We call that “getting down to divorce weight” lol


47 posted on 07/22/2014 10:42:53 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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Yep-as a female, I can tell you that is the knock-off-bet she has a bunch of new clothes and make-up, too...


48 posted on 07/22/2014 10:43:40 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: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Oh, yes we do...


49 posted on 07/22/2014 10:45:05 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: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Let me add that a guy who wants to know what is going on would notice what his woman is wearing and recent clothing purchases-is she packing hunting togs to go on those business trips alone, sultry new perfume, or visual pheromone lingerie that he has never seen before...


50 posted on 07/22/2014 10:55:09 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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