Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, August 4, 2014-- halcyon
Posted on 08/04/2014 5:49:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 8/4/14
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".
halcyon;adjective Also, hal·cy·o·ni·an [hal-see-oh-nee-uhn] hal·cy·on·ic [hal-see-on-ik] 1. calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather.
2. rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace.
3. happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth.
4. of or pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher.
noun 5. a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to breed about the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea, and to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness.
6. any of various kingfishers, especially of the genus Halcyon.
7. ( initial capital letter ) Classical Mythology , Alcyone ( def 2 ) .
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.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with WFTD.
The gaping maw that is our southern border has virtually guaranteed that our halcyon days as a nation are behind us.
No pushing at the door please!
weren’t the halcyonians the ones battlestar galactica was running from?
actually halcylonian from the cylon genus.
coulda been. A+++
Who can forget the halcyon days when the rule of law kept US free and the actions of the feral government made rational sense.
Making sense in terms of making sure we know who is entering the country when there are deadly disease outbreaks and Islamo-fascist terrorism is on the rise once again.
Looks like were on the same page.
I almost rewrote my comment because I couldnt help but have my concerns about the present state of the nation encroach into my thoughts and thus have it far too negative for this early in the morning.
But in retrospect, thats a very difficult task these days.
Today’s Obama, the one that we all see on
TV, shows the “folks” what he’s lousy on
IRS and Benghazi
Thinks Bibi’s a Nazi
When he ran, said his term would be halcyon
yes, it would be far more challenging were we to require that homework assignments deal with the events of the day, use the word and yet be uplifting and inspiring! A+++
BARNEY FRANK CALLED HIM A LIAR. that is all that needs to be said. A++++
Those who dont study history are doomed to repeat it. - George Santayana
Yet Those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.
I feel like there is an informed minority that sees what is taking place and thus want to scream at the top of our lungs:
Are you people nuts! Look what is happening! Do something about it!
But I know that wont do any good so I vent here.
So, when there’s a hurricane, things are halcyoff?
i hear professor beaker has a halcyclotron somewhere...
I repeatedly say we have fallen down the rabbit hole/gone through the looking glass and much like Alice we are astounded at all that we see going on around us.
thar she blows! A+++
Has anyone else read Jim Geraghty’s book the Weed Agency? I have to say, I am not impressed and it pains me to say it because I love following him on twitter and I get his daily email which I find very clever, but the book... not so much. I saw all kinds of rave reviews on Twitter by other notable pundits, but I wonder if they were just trying to be nice. I had to stop reading it bc I found it so annoying.
I love that word “halcyon”.
me too! I like to feature words that sound or look cool to me. I recently featured FESTOON because I love that word!
well no loss since I am not recommending it! so what’s shakin down in the selva? ; )
May your all days be halcyon and your nights festooned with revelry.
what a lovely sentiment! thank you!
You’re welcome. And thank you for providing this fine thread. I always read it, but I don’t always participate, although the vocabulary does tend to stick with me and I find myself using some of it precisely because of recent encounters with it on the thread.
Haven’t read it - but will go look it up and see what is being said
I need an Agency of Invasive Species for my yard though...
if you have any suggestions for words for us to feature just let us know, there are 5 of us and we are always looking for new and different words!
that’s precisely what the fictional agency supposedly regulates!
Yes I read a couple of reviews... lol
sounds delish! A++++
Thyme is tricky here, but grows. Sage is a real PITA, have to germinate it in a wet paper towel vacuum (sort of) sealed in a Ziploc bag; however, once germinated, just plant the seedling in the garden in RAISED soil and you're good to go. Wet roots is about the only thing that will kill sage here; no natural pests or diseases to speak of. Dill, of course, which I grow and sell, needs a lot of water...so I see to it that my dill GETS the bloody water, and it grows like crazy.
We have a new presidente, Varela, who is very pro-business, but has just imposed price controls on 25 popular staples. This will, of course, backfire as price controls always do, but they are popular temporarily. More heartening is the fact that in the May national election, the socialists got clobbered. Panamanian economy is growing at 7+ % per year, so things are pretty good.
The canal widening is pretty much on schedule (shocking, considering Panama), and will bring in stacks of revenue when complete. To the government's (temporary, I'm quite sure) credit, the pols aren't (yet) falling all over themselves to spend the future revenue. The new subway system in Ciudad Panama has a big chunk complete, but doesn't yet run to Tocumen Int'l Airport (important because it will break up the ripoff taxicab cartel). Here in El Valle, we are having water shortage problems w/o the rains, not surprisingly. The various alcaldes have finalised a plan to increase water storage by 40-50 per cent, which will (WILL, the funds are already appropriated) be built next year. Have to have it, because (drat the luck), this province (Cocle) is growing in population very quickly, mainly I think due to the fantastic (usually) weather.
And that's all the news that is news, and (best Dennis Miller imitation) I..am..outta..here.
If I was Barney, I’d hire a bodyguard.
Great catch on the Adm. Halsey lyric.
I had forgotten about that one.
Those were the halcyon days for the Fab Four, yes?
is Panamanian oregano a variety of cilantro? I cannot abide cilantro, hadn’t really had it until I lived in Colombia and found that it just makes me want to hurl! I bought a mixed greens blend at the store last week that had it in there and I was outraged, then I saw that I bought something that said mixed HERBS and I guess that’s where I got into trouble with the cilantro. Makes eating Mexican and Thai kind of dicey, I always have to ask about cilantro.
I am growing cilantro (forgot to mention it earlier). First year I've had any survive as far as blooming. Only growing it for the seeds, which are (class?) the tasty spice called coriander. Cilantro (which produces cilantro LEAF and coriander SEED) is one of only two plants on the planet that produces TWO spices. Can you name the other?
A lot of folks can't stand cilantro leaf, something in the olfactory system, I imagine. It is, however, a very pretty herb that smells delightful when in the garden (while one waits for the seeds to grow).
Will BamBam be in attendance?
"Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish?
Another of the many things I don’t understand about liberals in this country is how they can say something ridiculous and the left supports them or backs them up. So many liberals voted for this funding but he won’t have anyone accuse him of being a hater.
he might like to be roughed up by them, you don’t know...
it was the first thing that came into my mind when I saw your post. Indeed
I do like coriander, so it’s just the leaf which disgusts me ; )
He’s called these guys from his Fatherland to the US, so yeah, I imagine he will be presiding. I am sure there is some THROW-DOWN scheduled to fete them, as well.
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