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Word For The Day, Thursday, August 7, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/7/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/07/2003 5:12:02 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....


tenacious \ten*a*shus\, adjective
tenaciously; adverb
tenaciousness; noun

1. Holding or tending to hold persistently to something, such as a point of view.
2. Holding together firmly; cohesive:
3. Clinging to another object or surface; adhesive
4. Tending to retain; retentive:
5. Niggardly; closefisted; miserly. --Ainsworth.
6. Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn..

They are free men, tenacious of their liberties and alert to lurking danger. - Ray V Denslow

Etymology: [From Latin ten x, ten c-, holding fast, from ten re, to hold. See ten- in Indo-European Roots.]


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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

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.

Point Pleasant Beach: Two South Jersey residents were charged with misbehaving after a police officer caught them engaging in apparent sexual activity on the hood of a police car, said Police Chief Daniel DePolo.

Oh, oh dear. LOL

Ever hear the sprite move 'Ya?
Tenacious to do it where they can boo ya.
On a cop's car
They went a bit far
Misbehavin' is the charge they'll fine ya!

Duo 'misbehaved' on car, cops say

1 posted on 08/07/2003 5:12:02 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning troublemakers!
2 posted on 08/07/2003 5:12:24 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning troublemakers!
3 posted on 08/07/2003 5:12:37 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning troublemakers!
4 posted on 08/07/2003 5:12:50 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning troublemakers!
5 posted on 08/07/2003 5:13:03 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Here!
6 posted on 08/07/2003 5:15:15 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: RikaStrom
HERE
7 posted on 08/07/2003 5:16:27 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: secret garden; Flurry
Morning SG, I see you tripped Flurry on your way in. ;-)
8 posted on 08/07/2003 5:17:41 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
One?
9 posted on 08/07/2003 5:17:46 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
morning teacherella!
10 posted on 08/07/2003 5:18:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
!
11 posted on 08/07/2003 5:18:35 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
Hi everyone...Arnold's back!
12 posted on 08/07/2003 5:19:58 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: RikaStrom
Not at all, I held the door open for him when I saw him running. :-)
I know quite a bit about Point Pleasant Beach and am surprised. It sounds like activity formerly restricted to Frank's Riptide bar.
13 posted on 08/07/2003 5:21:03 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: hobbes1
Secret Garden, Flurry, Slip, xs and the Tiger. Of course, the teach is here. It's only 5:15 in the morning. After I post this, I'm going back to bed!
14 posted on 08/07/2003 5:21:05 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: gas_dr
and we have been discussing how everyone is fully erect now that Arnold is back!
15 posted on 08/07/2003 5:21:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: gas_dr
Could you believe that? I was waiting for him to talk up Riordan and he didn't! Total Recall comes to life!
16 posted on 08/07/2003 5:22:28 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: gas_dr
There is one heretofore unacknowledged upside to His election..




As the Bush re-election campaign heats up, you can bet your botom dollar there will be pub pics of the pair working out....


If you think the Jet Jock pics got the ladies moist....

The Gender Gap will be dripping.
17 posted on 08/07/2003 5:22:32 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Slip18
Out of my Brain....on the fiiiiive Fifteen...out of my brain on the train....!
18 posted on 08/07/2003 5:23:04 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: secret garden
I know quite a bit about Point Pleasant Beach

I understand there were....... tracks in the sand the lifeguards are still talking aobut !!!!

19 posted on 08/07/2003 5:23:57 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Slip18
Morning Slip, Night Slip!
20 posted on 08/07/2003 5:24:11 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: gas_dr
I don't think Arnold ever left. He just needed to finish up his studio stuff before he could put his hat in the ring.

Even though he is a RINO, he will be good for CA. He is a tenacious character, to say the least. I'll betcha he'll win by a landslide.

21 posted on 08/07/2003 5:24:20 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy; hobbes1
And just look at the two of you strolling in. ;-)
22 posted on 08/07/2003 5:24:46 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: gas_dr
Morning Gas, he's back, but is that a good thing, or a bad thing?
23 posted on 08/07/2003 5:25:09 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: secret garden
LOL, yeah... but how out of it do you have to be to be caught doin' it on top of a cop car??!
24 posted on 08/07/2003 5:25:45 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
They say in Business dealings he is a brutal negotiator, one wonders if he will be able to clear at least part of the field on his side of the ticket....
25 posted on 08/07/2003 5:25:58 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
Drudge said there will be filth and dirt slung about before long. i think it is a good thing. i like him, rino and all, what else can you expect in CA?
26 posted on 08/07/2003 5:26:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
Hey, I'm retired. Yeah, right! I've retired into a housewife. LOL!
27 posted on 08/07/2003 5:26:35 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy
Sheesh - here I am chattering away with you in the other classroom!!!!!
28 posted on 08/07/2003 5:27:11 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
Good Morning!

The Senate's chicken eleven
Hide out in Marriot heaven.
Tenaciously clinging to power
In their rented ivory tower.
Are we taxpayers footing the bill
For their exercise of "free" will?
29 posted on 08/07/2003 5:28:07 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: xsmommy
Well, he is a RINO, but mercy knows CA needs something. As for the dirt and muck that's about to be slung, remember Arnold is a "STAR" which means any dirt and muck about him has already been dug up and spread. I doubt that the dems will be able to come up with anything new.
30 posted on 08/07/2003 5:28:32 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Thank you, Miss Rika. I'll be tenanciously on this thread after I finish the one last piece in my first garden. My back hurts a bit this morning from digging for the past two days . . . It's nothing that will stop my tenacious personality. What needs to get done, needs to get done.

My dad always said I had a tenacious personality. Do you think he meant I was anal retentive?

31 posted on 08/07/2003 5:28:51 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Texan5
texan you are impressing the heck out of me with your truly inspired Tex Dem pomes!
32 posted on 08/07/2003 5:28:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
i would think not, but drudge said he got a call from someone who said that they have pix that maria has never seen..... She's gotta know the score, i would think.
33 posted on 08/07/2003 5:30:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
i mean, Good God, she IS a kennedy!
34 posted on 08/07/2003 5:30:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5
I hope not. It has constantly been said that the Texas Dems were paying for the hotel out of their own pocket and not taking their Senate salary while they are gone.

I believe I read a story that had one dem saying he is going to have to find a cheaper hotel if this carries on much longer. A$$hole. (the dem, not you)

A+

35 posted on 08/07/2003 5:30:27 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
That's not a good thing, it's a great thing.......


A California style Republican in te state House makes the country more conservative the day after the election than it was the day before.


Not so if Davis manages get by the rather lackluster crowd, that was opposing him. MCClintock has a great record but low name recognition outside of his constituency, ad the Core Conservatives.....And the Dems will not let this be a low turnout race.Their Presidential hopes in 2004 will not even be a fantasy if they cannot produce the states electoral votes, and a Republican in the state house damages that possibility enough to force a massive diversion of resources thatmight otherwise be employed in other close states.(PA-Michigan-Fla....etc)



36 posted on 08/07/2003 5:30:30 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
Of course she knows the score. She's a Kennedy for goodness sake.
37 posted on 08/07/2003 5:30:40 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18
I'm thinking he'll win too.

A+

38 posted on 08/07/2003 5:30:52 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Arnold supporters tenaciously await the election.
39 posted on 08/07/2003 5:31:22 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: Slip18
GMTA!
40 posted on 08/07/2003 5:31:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slip18
LOL, well try to take it easy.
41 posted on 08/07/2003 5:31:30 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
Pinky fingers.
42 posted on 08/07/2003 5:31:34 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
I'll bet you Grey Davis shriveled up when he found out the Terminator put his hat in the ring.
43 posted on 08/07/2003 5:33:15 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy
I don't think there is anything that Maria doesn't know about her husband... remember the adultery thing last year or so? That's probably where the picture is from. Best offer it up and let us all see it.
44 posted on 08/07/2003 5:33:15 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
I explained that I have an election every morning. Heck I have an election all day long.
45 posted on 08/07/2003 5:33:27 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: Flurry
How the heck are they going to wade through the 511 people who have filed paper to be in the race??

A+

46 posted on 08/07/2003 5:35:01 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Flurry
Are you speaking in Chinese tongue?
47 posted on 08/07/2003 5:35:02 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: secret garden
i thought Cal was good here.
48 posted on 08/07/2003 5:35:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
They told Drudge the same crap about Condi Rice as well.



One is forced to wonder if they are blustering......or are they prepared to go to a newer lower level...?
49 posted on 08/07/2003 5:35:42 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
Carrot Top withdrew.
50 posted on 08/07/2003 5:35:45 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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