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Word For The Day, Friday, August 1, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/1/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/01/2003 5:27:13 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....


carouse \ca*rouse\, verb
carouses, carousing, caroused; intransitive verb
carousal, carouser; noun:

1. To engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking.
2. To drink excessively
3. To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially.

Guests carouse the sparkling tears of the rich grape. --Denham.
Egypt's wanton queen, Carousing gems, herself dissolved in love. --Young.

Etymology: [German garaus, all out, drink up : gar, completely (from Middle High German, from Old High German garo) + aus, out, up]

Word History: The origin of the word carouse can be found in a German interjection that meant “time to leave the bar.” German garaus, which is derived from the phrase gar (“all”) aus (“out”), meaning “all out,” then came to mean “drink up, bottoms up,” and “a last drink before closing time.” The English borrowed this noun, with the meaning “the practice of sitting around drinking until closing time,” sometimes spelling the word garaus but usually spelling it closer to the way it is spelled today. Soon after the word is first recorded as a noun in 1559, we find the verb carouse, in 1567.


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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School! NOW IT IS FRIDAY! Yippy!

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.

"The ability to break a quorum is in the Texas Constitution," said Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio. "We will not abandon the rights of our constituents. We are willing to stay in New Mexico, forfeiting our per diem pay to do the job our constituents elected us to do."

I could have sworn they elected you to the TEXAS senate, not the New Mexico senate. These idiots should be working, not carousing with another state. They are worthless.

Pols out Carousing
Shirking duty for limelight
Whining they're bored!

Protesting Dems also fight tedium

1 posted on 08/01/2003 5:27:14 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning All
2 posted on 08/01/2003 5:27:30 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning All
3 posted on 08/01/2003 5:27:42 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning All
4 posted on 08/01/2003 5:27:56 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning All
5 posted on 08/01/2003 5:28:09 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
morning rika.
6 posted on 08/01/2003 5:28:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
No time for homework this morning. I'm taking VRWCboy to the golf course. I left this on the Breastfeeding thread:

That's not the way he wants to be held. (Can you blame him?)

7 posted on 08/01/2003 5:30:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
LOL, go play golf Vast! Have fun.
8 posted on 08/01/2003 5:33:13 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
Morning Pet. How goes it today?
9 posted on 08/01/2003 5:33:31 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
not bad. i am preparing for the long drive to NY. xshub's HS reunion isthis weekend.
10 posted on 08/01/2003 5:35:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Use in a sentence....

Join us for Karlpalooza '03 for fun, sex, and lots of carousing!!!

Karlpalooza '03

11 posted on 08/01/2003 5:37:42 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (When news breaks, we fix it.)
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To: RikaStrom
!
12 posted on 08/01/2003 5:38:12 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Oh. Oh Dear. ROFLOL!

You know, some people just don't give serious thought to what they are doing.

A+

13 posted on 08/01/2003 5:39:22 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: VRWCmember
At the tender age of 2 years, an unnamed boy begins a lifetime of carousing at Hooters. There is hope for America yet.
14 posted on 08/01/2003 5:39:42 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: RikaStrom
hewo
15 posted on 08/01/2003 5:47:16 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Call em "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em every time.)
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To: RikaStrom
Carousing democrats on the run
Drinking, golfing and having fun
Perry has plans for their return-
A bonfire, some stakes and watch them burn!
16 posted on 08/01/2003 5:47:56 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: RikaStrom
after a night of carousing, the boys should think twice about where they put their member, LOL!!!!
17 posted on 08/01/2003 5:49:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
We have got to stop carousing with the Saudis.
18 posted on 08/01/2003 5:54:46 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Call em "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em every time.)
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To: Flurry
Ok gang, I have to go to work (sigh). Try not to get banned before lunchtime!
19 posted on 08/01/2003 6:02:37 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
"Bottoms Up!" is what they say during their carousing at the gay bars.
20 posted on 08/01/2003 6:03:44 AM PDT by Argh
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To: RikaStrom
what's so good about it????
21 posted on 08/01/2003 6:03:47 AM PDT by camle (dis blondes in MY presence willya?!)
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To: Flurry
Morning!!!
22 posted on 08/01/2003 6:04:19 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Never wear panties to a party!)
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To: Laura Earl
hey you saw him already this AM< what about the rest of us ; ) ?
23 posted on 08/01/2003 6:04:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
I wore my cowboy boots and jeans today, Miss Rika. Can we line dance?
24 posted on 08/01/2003 6:08:26 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (White Devils for Sharpton. We're baaaaad. We're Nationwide)
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To: xsmommy
Technically I haven't seen him this morning. He leaves before my eyes are open and/or focused. I did get my morning smooch, though. ;)
25 posted on 08/01/2003 6:08:49 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Never wear panties to a party!)
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To: xsmommy; All
Good morning class!!!!!!!
26 posted on 08/01/2003 6:09:10 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Never wear panties to a party!)
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To: camle
Barkeep! Two shots of Cuervo and a cuban, please.
27 posted on 08/01/2003 6:10:08 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (White Devils for Sharpton. We're baaaaad. We're Nationwide)
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To: Laura Earl
Good morning everyone!!! Happy friday to you all.
28 posted on 08/01/2003 6:10:19 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: gas_dr
look who crawled in!
29 posted on 08/01/2003 6:10:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: gas_dr
Morning gassy! All set for a weekend of carousing?
30 posted on 08/01/2003 6:11:33 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Never wear panties to a party!)
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To: RikaStrom
First? Top Ten?

No carousing for me. I've got meetings this morning. I'll be back at lunch.

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 08/01/2003 6:12:33 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Laura Earl
i had the sex talk with xsboy last night. used xs2pup as a prop. we had been talking about his testicles not having descended the prior day, so as we were cleaning out xs2pup's ears, i said ok, we have to have the sex talk.
32 posted on 08/01/2003 6:13:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Laura Earl
Morning gassy! All set for a weekend of carousing?

I am on-call this weekend. So whilst all else carouse, i shall be attending to the anesthetic needs of the citizends of northeast florida...lucky, lucky me.

33 posted on 08/01/2003 6:13:41 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: CholeraJoe
that cuban had better be a cigar, or female amigo!

I'm PMS-ing today. Tyke got her learner's permit yesterday and I am dreading her first driving lesson tomorrow...
34 posted on 08/01/2003 6:14:10 AM PDT by camle (dis blondes in MY presence willya?!)
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To: xsmommy; SeaDragon
Thumbing through a cross stitch magazine...found a tablecloth with fleur-de-lis cross stitched in each corner. I'll just bet Sea Dragon wouldn't go for that either. I'm wearing my Lancome make-up, but did put on White Linen cologne...I'm trying.
35 posted on 08/01/2003 6:14:10 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Never wear panties to a party!)
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To: gas_dr
do i need to give YOU the sex talk, gas? ; )
36 posted on 08/01/2003 6:14:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
look who crawled in!

Considering you are the "pet" i would assume you know more about crawling than I do!!!!

37 posted on 08/01/2003 6:14:30 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: xsmommy
so now the kid knows all about doggy style?
38 posted on 08/01/2003 6:14:48 AM PDT by camle (dis blondes in MY presence willya?!)
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To: gas_dr
Knock 'em out!
39 posted on 08/01/2003 6:14:49 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Never wear panties to a party!)
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To: camle
oh goodness, camle. good luck to you and the tyke. i feel sick just thinking about it.
40 posted on 08/01/2003 6:15:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Too funny!
41 posted on 08/01/2003 6:15:14 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Never wear panties to a party!)
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To: gas_dr
Knife and gun club again, gas?
42 posted on 08/01/2003 6:15:46 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (White Devils for Sharpton. We're baaaaad. We're Nationwide)
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To: xsmommy
do i need to give YOU the sex talk, gas? ; )

Sorry, I am a lab scientist, so while i appreciate the offer of a lecture, i will only accept it if there is a laboratory component...still offering, oh diva-like instructress?

43 posted on 08/01/2003 6:15:46 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: xsmommy
well, the car is over at the coquettes and we'll be retrieving it tonite.
44 posted on 08/01/2003 6:16:32 AM PDT by camle (dis blondes in MY presence willya?!)
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To: RikaStrom
bye
45 posted on 08/01/2003 6:16:45 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Call em "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em every time.)
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To: CholeraJoe
Knife and gun club again, gas?

screaming women on saturday, knife and gun club on sunday...probably will see some of the fathers on sunday as victims of the parturient's knives and guns from saturday!

46 posted on 08/01/2003 6:17:55 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: camle
not quite, but i have to say, i was precise. the talk lasted no more than 5-10 minutes. i hit on the nuts and bolts, abortion, popular culture glamorizing sex, how God created it, it is a wonderful thing, but is for people who are married to do, and is how you make babies and families. in retrospect i wondered if i should have gotten masturbation in there also. i guess i can do a supplemental chat. i asked if he had any questions, said there was nothing to be embarassed about, but that i was probably more comfortable talking about it than his dad, so if he had any questions he should come and ask me.
47 posted on 08/01/2003 6:18:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Laura Earl
heroww
48 posted on 08/01/2003 6:18:36 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Call em "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em every time.)
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To: CholeraJoe
red neck
49 posted on 08/01/2003 6:19:10 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Call em "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em every time.)
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To: gas_dr
whaddaya need me to show you?
50 posted on 08/01/2003 6:19:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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