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Word For The Day, Tuesday, July 29, 2003
The Verbivores | 7/29/03 | Teacher

Posted on 07/29/2003 5:25:12 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. Practice makes perfect.....post on....


want \want\, verb
wanted, wanting, wants; intransitive verb
wantage; wanter \Want"age; want-er\, noun:

1. The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency; lack; as, a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food and clothing.
2. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
3. That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.

And me, his parent, would full soon devour For want of other prey. --Milton.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and more saucy. --Franklin.

Etymology: Middle English wanten, to be lacking, from Old Norse vanta. See eu - in Indo-European Roots.

Usage Note: When want meaning “desire” is followed immediately by an infinitive construction, it does not take for: I want you to go (not want for you to go). When want and the infinitive are separated by a word or phrase, however, for is used: What I want is for you to go. I want very much for you to go. Want in its meaning of “have need, lack” normally takes for: They'll not want for anything now that they've inherited his estate.


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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School! Thank Goodness It's Finally FRIDAY!

Class is now in session. The rules are simple, you get a grade if you use the WFTD in a sentence, haiku, limerick, or quatrain. You get a "+" if you make a link, or make the teacher laugh, or you offer the appropriate bribes. I hold the grade book, and the whip and chair.

I know this is a common word, but you've probably never really looked at it's history or it usage to closely. Have fun, I expect there we will not want for examples today.

Here there is a wantage of adults, only the plethora of pissy little parasites that sorely need scourging!

For want of honor
Democrats flee the city
For shame, they have none!

1 posted on 07/29/2003 5:25:12 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Whooops! It's not Friday!
2 posted on 07/29/2003 5:25:33 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
So much for previewing!!
3 posted on 07/29/2003 5:25:53 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Twice Even!!
4 posted on 07/29/2003 5:26:12 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
(sigh) Oh well, I wish it was Friday. LOL
5 posted on 07/29/2003 5:26:39 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
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6 posted on 07/29/2003 5:26:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: dubyaismypresident
Hey Dubya. Did you lock the rest of the class out?
7 posted on 07/29/2003 5:30:25 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
A want of the spotlight returns bealzaBubba to California. CLINTONS TO CAMPAIGN IN CALIFORNIA TO THWART RECALL (Drudge Breaking News)
8 posted on 07/29/2003 5:31:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: dubyaismypresident
Uggg, the beast and it's husband need to keep their nose out of California.

A+

9 posted on 07/29/2003 5:37:40 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
No. 20?
10 posted on 07/29/2003 5:39:16 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18
Actually, you are second.

I have no idea where the other students went, but I suspect dubyaismypresident locked them in the basement.

11 posted on 07/29/2003 5:42:37 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Eleven craven democrats bolted to New Mexico for want of maturity and common sense, too. You are right-they never had any honor. I used to vote split ticket in elections, depending on who I felt would do the best job, but I have voted a straight Republican ticket in both the last presidential race and the state races. I will certainly do so in 2004, as well. The idiots from San Antonio are toast as far as I am concerned.
12 posted on 07/29/2003 5:46:34 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: RikaStrom
He did lock us in the basement. But I managed to squeeze through the lock. I had a want to get out of there.
13 posted on 07/29/2003 5:46:40 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
The citizens of Kansas have a want for some scenery.
14 posted on 07/29/2003 5:49:12 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
Morning all!!!!!!!!!
15 posted on 07/29/2003 5:50:34 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Gabz
Good morning, Gabz.
16 posted on 07/29/2003 5:51:57 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: dubyaismypresident
The little pissant is really going to do that? Oh, goodie! I don't think he is doing greyout any favors-lately, if he champions someone, it is the kiss of death for that person's political career. When is he due to open his mouth in Kalifornia? I want to see that in a comfortable chair, with popcorn and a beer!
17 posted on 07/29/2003 5:52:50 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: Gabz
Mornin', Gabz!
18 posted on 07/29/2003 5:53:58 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: RikaStrom
Whooops! It's not Friday!

I want it to be Friday.

19 posted on 07/29/2003 5:54:22 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: RikaStrom
Washington...weary from a wantage of wisdom...


20 posted on 07/29/2003 5:56:19 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy; TheGrimReaper; hobbes1; dubyaismypresident
Hello Miss Rika. xs and grimmy are still gallivanting in yesterday's classroom. I found this interesting statement by xs about her oven:
i have to talk to consuela. i have never cleaned the thing myself.
I wonder if dubya and the tiger happened to see that little confession.
21 posted on 07/29/2003 5:57:03 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: RikaStrom; All

PIE FIGHT!!!!

22 posted on 07/29/2003 5:59:26 AM PDT by camle (this space for rent. send cash)
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To: RikaStrom
Thank Goodness It's Finally FRIDAY!
Whooops! It's not Friday!

No, but we all want it to be Friday so we would have a more wanton word to play with.

23 posted on 07/29/2003 6:00:37 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Slip18
Good morning to you, Miss Slippy!!!

We had unbelievable thunderstorms here last night - but they did wonders for the temperatures - the high for the day is only supposed to be 80 today.

That's good for me because this afternoon we are going to empty out one of our storage units - I would have been unable to deal with the heat if it was going to be like yesterday was.
24 posted on 07/29/2003 6:03:05 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom; All
Hell must be getting crowded with Uday and Qusay and now Idi.
25 posted on 07/29/2003 6:04:12 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: Texan5
I only hope that these chickenshits don't get a pass again, like the other ones did.

A+

26 posted on 07/29/2003 6:06:56 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Gabz

Gotcha!!!

27 posted on 07/29/2003 6:07:32 AM PDT by camle (this space for rent. send cash)
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To: Slip18
lol!
28 posted on 07/29/2003 6:07:39 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Slip18
Heck, I could have told them that, without the expensive study.

A+

29 posted on 07/29/2003 6:08:10 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Gabz
Morning Gabz
30 posted on 07/29/2003 6:08:23 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: theDentist
You and me both!
31 posted on 07/29/2003 6:08:48 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: TheGrimReaper
Gack!

A+

32 posted on 07/29/2003 6:09:01 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: VRWCmember
LOL, I will keep that in mind.
33 posted on 07/29/2003 6:09:34 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: VRWCmember
Pass me one of those wantons, will ya, Vast?
34 posted on 07/29/2003 6:09:50 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
Ok gang, I am going to work. STay out of trouble.
35 posted on 07/29/2003 6:10:15 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: dubyaismypresident

Splatt!!

36 posted on 07/29/2003 6:10:18 AM PDT by camle (this space for rent. send cash)
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To: Gabz
We woke up to ten degrees cooler this morning, but we had no RAIN!

Have fun cleaning out storage. I still have a storage locker, but haven't quite gotten into it in a while.

37 posted on 07/29/2003 6:11:17 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: theDentist
Good morning, Dentist. Nice to see you this morning. Nice shirt you're wearing, BTW.
38 posted on 07/29/2003 6:12:56 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Texan5
Mornin' Tex!!!
39 posted on 07/29/2003 6:15:38 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: camle

Splat!

40 posted on 07/29/2003 6:15:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: VRWCmember
i have never cleaned the thing myself

xs also has no idea where the trash in her house disappears to....(again, need to ask Consuela)

41 posted on 07/29/2003 6:18:04 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: RikaStrom
31st!
42 posted on 07/29/2003 6:20:01 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (!!!!!!! sdrawkcab si enilgat ym ,em pleh esaelP)
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To: camle
You're weird.
43 posted on 07/29/2003 6:23:58 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
Morning Teach!!!!
44 posted on 07/29/2003 6:25:13 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Slip18
WE still have 2 storage units here and one in Dover. We're going to try and empty one of them this afternoon - so we don't' have to pay the rent on it anymore - if we have it emptied before Friday we can save the august rent!!!
45 posted on 07/29/2003 6:27:15 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
This from the people who want to put a man on the moon. I can see the little warning label on the rocket. "Wear eye protection and use under adult supervision." I hope they have a long fuse on the moon rocket.
46 posted on 07/29/2003 6:27:28 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (!!!!!!! sdrawkcab si enilgat ym ,em pleh esaelP)
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To: dubyaismypresident
ohohohohoh now you've done it!!!


47 posted on 07/29/2003 6:31:33 AM PDT by camle (this space for rent. send cash)
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To: Gabz
People who rent storage are arrogant and self-centered. I think I should be able to live in a storage free world. Second hand storage is known to conatin over 4300 poisons and 1200 carcinogens(sp). If you don't care about yourself please keep the kids away from it.
48 posted on 07/29/2003 6:34:00 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (!!!!!!! sdrawkcab si enilgat ym ,em pleh esaelP)
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To: camle
I'm seeing a lot of photos of pie throwing today. Are you seeing that, too, Camle?
49 posted on 07/29/2003 6:34:19 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Gabz
...and YOU"RE NEXT!!!


50 posted on 07/29/2003 6:34:31 AM PDT by camle (this space for rent. send cash)
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