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Word For The Day, Thursday, 6/13/02
The Verbivores | 6/13/02 | Teacher

Posted on 06/13/2002 6:58:45 AM PDT by RikaStrom

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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on....


dross \dross\, noun:
drossy; adjective

1. Waste or impure matter: discarded the dross after recycling the wood pulp.
2. The scum that forms on the surface of molten metal as a result of oxidation.
3. Worthless, commonplace, or trivial matter:
“He was wide-awake and his mind worked clearly, purged of all dross” (Vladimir Nabokov).
4. Waste matter; any worthless matter separated from the better part; leavings; dregs; refuse.

Etymology: Middle English dros, from Old English drOs dregs. Date: before 12th century



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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!
Here is my example with WFTD.

Instead Mr Mugabe told Afrikone, an African television station, yesterday that the West "enjoys seeing Africans suffer ... The more we suffer the happier they are". He added: "The only good imperialist is a dead imperialist." (snip)

President Mbeki of South Africa said that their absence showed that they "do not care about human life".

He said that the world's leaders, including President Bush and Tony Blair, had come to Rome only two weeks ago for a NatoRussia meeting. The fact that they had not returned to discuss how to tackle worldwide starvation suggested that "they obviously don't think the problem of 800 million starving people is important".

Mugabe and his ilk have finally gone ‘round the bend. They are systematically murdering their people, and then they refuse offers of help; then have the nerve to say that the West is doing this to them. Mugabe has maggots in his brain. He wants to start a war in Africa. He’d me more than happy to kill off every light skinned or white person in that region, but you know, his people would still be starving afterwards. He can’t even farm the land that he’s already killed for, and this is land that had crops down. Does he think those harvests come in by thinking good thoughts and wishing??!

And as for that little twerp Mbeki, he needs to get a reality check. Did it occur to the worm that perhaps President Bush and Prime Minister Blair had a few other things on their mind, like fighting a war? I’m sorry they couldn’t drop everything to attend a “World Starvation” seminar that served Fois Gras, Lobster and exotic deserts. Some of the countries that have starving people have been refusing aid, and I’m sure that those two men have better things to do than fix a country that refuses to fix itself. Mugabe and Mbeki want the west to kowtow and give everything they have to them, well, that’s just not going to happen.

As my mother would say, you let dross like Mugabe and Mbeki be skimmed away then you work with the refined materials that are left! /disgusted voice

Zimbabwe -- Mugabe spurns plea to avert famine with food imports

Review Thread One

Review Thread Two

1 posted on 06/13/2002 6:58:45 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Students; anniegetyourgun; ralph; otterpond; DainBramage; 2Fro; Slip18; xsmommy; camle...
Morning Gang.
2 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:00 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
So Happy It's Thursday!
3 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:01 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: RikaStrom
first? Top 10?

Hey, teacher, leave us kids a loan!
Say, 20K in small, unmarked bills?

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé

4 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:04 AM PDT by LonePalm
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To: RikaStrom
1
5 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:05 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: January24th; WyldKard; one_particular_harbour; Bella_Bru; riley1992; Jimer; Silly; raygun...
Morning Gang.
6 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:10 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Slip18
dang
7 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SeaDragon; white rose; Argh; doubled; zog; kachina; VRWCmember; Sabertooth; ScalGal; .30Carbine...
Morning Gang.
8 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:21 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Cool Guy; rockfish59; katze; RjayneJ; LonePalm, gwmoore; Soul Citizen; notpoliticallycorewrecked...
Morning Gang.
9 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:33 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Eala, Grace; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; UberVernunft; bwteim; christine11...
Morning Gang.
10 posted on 06/13/2002 6:59:42 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
well at least i beat you, darling!
11 posted on 06/13/2002 7:00:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
wanderin in aimlessly...
12 posted on 06/13/2002 7:00:09 AM PDT by hobbes1
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To: RikaStrom
Who gave me this dross of a cold? I'm going back to bed!

Good morning, everyone . . .

13 posted on 06/13/2002 7:00:13 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy
Hi xs! Did LP and Slip obscure your view of my Dockers this morning.
14 posted on 06/13/2002 7:00:14 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: RikaStrom
WotsamoddaU hey,
Gotta no respect, whatta you think you do,
Why you looka so sad?
It's-a not so bad, it's-a nice-a place,
Ah, Shaddap You Face.
15 posted on 06/13/2002 7:00:36 AM PDT by camle
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To: VRWCmember, LonePalm, Slip18
Well now, that's a new line-up.

Lone, Honey, if I had that kinda money, I wouldn't be working here! LOL

16 posted on 06/13/2002 7:00:40 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
There is some chance i will let xskids see THIS dross!! Nickelodeon will have to be banned from the xshousehold. Not that Disney is any better.
17 posted on 06/13/2002 7:01:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I only win, when I feel like putting you in your place. I have done it often enough to demonstrate my ability to pretty much do it at will.

Hence, the need to do it every day, is diminished. Someday, someone will provide adequate competition, but I don't see that happening anytime in the near future.

18 posted on 06/13/2002 7:01:42 AM PDT by hobbes1
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To: hobbes1
you only win, when i let ya....
19 posted on 06/13/2002 7:02:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Today is JimRob and Sheila's anniversary. I'm going to post an anniversary poem over on Cote's Poetry Thread. It will be quite original. LOL!
20 posted on 06/13/2002 7:02:34 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18
how nice for them, and nice of you to write a POME for them.
21 posted on 06/13/2002 7:04:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
you wish.
22 posted on 06/13/2002 7:04:27 AM PDT by hobbes1
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To: hobbes1
fact.
23 posted on 06/13/2002 7:04:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
seems like the dross shakedown rev is at it again
24 posted on 06/13/2002 7:05:06 AM PDT by camle
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To: xsmommy
Nickelodeon has become a poster channel for the PC. I wouldn't let kids watch it, it's unrealistic.

A+

25 posted on 06/13/2002 7:06:23 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: camle
how can he keep getting away with this??? just a cursory read of the first half dozen pages of Shakedown demonstrates what a fraud he is. People should be MADE to read it! people should be reading it aloud on subways, in grocery stores and restaurants.
26 posted on 06/13/2002 7:06:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
the stockholders pressure mgt to pay up in order to stay out of the limelight. damned fools. its' called Dane-Geld.
27 posted on 06/13/2002 7:08:43 AM PDT by camle
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To: RikaStrom; Slip18; xsmommy; Constitution Day; Gabz; Enterprise; One_Particular_Harbour; Hobbes1...
I hear that the New York Democrat Party is sending out pictures of Hillary. For a $100 you get an 8x10 drossy photo. For $200, they won't send you the photo.

Doggerel when I can think of something.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

28 posted on 06/13/2002 7:09:02 AM PDT by LonePalm
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To: RikaStrom
I bought a dross of stuff yesterday. For the uninformed, a dross is a dozen gross.
29 posted on 06/13/2002 7:10:14 AM PDT by gunshy
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To: LonePalm
Cute. I like that theme.
30 posted on 06/13/2002 7:10:58 AM PDT by camle
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To: RikaStrom
I couldn't resist. I was listening to Pink Floyd earlier.

I'm working at home today while the sick van is at the dealer. I can't wait until we get our basement fininshed. We are going to hold a "Dark Side of the Rainbow" party. That's "The Wizard of Oz" on a Big Screen HDTV with PF "Dark Side of the Moon" coming out of the Bose Wave Radio CD player.

All y'all are invited.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

31 posted on 06/13/2002 7:14:53 AM PDT by LonePalm
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To: LonePalm
Awfully Odd, how that matches up....
32 posted on 06/13/2002 7:15:59 AM PDT by hobbes1
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To: Slip18
Oh good for them! I will have to do a little piece for them too!
33 posted on 06/13/2002 7:19:13 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: camle
Well, no more chryslers for me.

A+

34 posted on 06/13/2002 7:20:06 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
This Al Hunt column on the possibility of an algore 2004 Presidential Campaign inadvertently highlights the point that the democrat primary won't separate the dross from the rest of the field -- it's ALL dross.
35 posted on 06/13/2002 7:20:16 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
and yes vast, come back here, i didn't get to see the dockers this AM, because LP and slip were pushing and shoving!
36 posted on 06/13/2002 7:21:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: LonePalm
ROFLMAO!

It has the ring of untruth to it, but I love the mental image! A+

37 posted on 06/13/2002 7:21:32 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
22?
38 posted on 06/13/2002 7:22:48 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: RikaStrom
Here is the dross on the Dem party. It should be skimmed off and thrown into the wastecan.


39 posted on 06/13/2002 7:23:02 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: dubyaismypresident
we love you even if you are a lollygagger, dubs.
40 posted on 06/13/2002 7:24:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Perhaps you could help me with the color of these pants. I think they're gray, but they also seem to be a little bit olive. What do you call that?
41 posted on 06/13/2002 7:25:58 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Rika Strom
Speaking of DEM dross, HERE is what our state DEMS said at their recent convention. In a nutshell: Raise taxes and Bush is an idiot. Situation normal here in WA state.....
42 posted on 06/13/2002 7:28:09 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: RikaStrom
Congressional hearings are full of celebrity dross.
43 posted on 06/13/2002 7:30:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: anniegetyourgun;rikastrom

Here drossy, drossy, drossy...

44 posted on 06/13/2002 7:30:53 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: anniegetyourgun
Nice picture, but you may have committed a crime--promoting statutory rape. I'd rather rape those statues than Hillary!
45 posted on 06/13/2002 7:31:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: RikaStrom
Another good column by Jonah Goldberg the antithesis of dross.
46 posted on 06/13/2002 7:33:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: gunshy
That sounds like me last weekend! LOL
47 posted on 06/13/2002 7:34:53 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: VRWCmember; RikaStrom
Olives, hmmmm.

If democrats were olive oil
They'd be the second pressing
Since policies they have so few
They're always second guessing
When they win, it is the nation's loss
The tired old spin, the same old dross
Recycled lies, smell like an old pantsuit
But the press still thinks
Its all so cute.

regards

48 posted on 06/13/2002 7:36:29 AM PDT by okiedust
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To: VRWCmember
Gore running in 2004? Now that would be a sight!

A+

49 posted on 06/13/2002 7:37:09 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
The Saga Continues

The clergy is choking with dross
Errant priests are affronts to The Cross
It's hard to believe
How they sin and deceive
When they work for the world's greatest Boss

50 posted on 06/13/2002 7:37:36 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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