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Word For The Day, Monday, August 11, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/11/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/11/2003 5:07:32 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....


surmise \sur*myze\, verb, transitive/intransitive; noun
surmising, surmised, surmises

1. To infer (something) without sufficiently conclusive evidence
2. To make a guess or conjecture
3. Reflection; thought. [Obs.]
4. An idea or opinion based on insufficiently conclusive evidence; a conjecture.

It wafted nearer yet, and then she knew That what before she but surmised, was true. --Dryden.

Etymology: [Middle English surmisen, to accuse, from Old French surmise, feminine past participle of surmettre : sur-, sur- + mettre, to put (from Latin mittere).]


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Good Morning Students. Welcome to class!

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; the whip and chair.

As Germany's economy stagnates, some say answer could be more work, fewer holidays and vacation days By David Mchugh, Associated Press, 8/10/2003 13:28
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) At age 30, and with three years seniority, Holger Bettenhausen figures his typical German allotment of 28 days paid vacation will just about enough meet his needs.

Oh good grief. You know, once upon a time the German machine was a force to be reckoned with, notw though, it a socialist nanny state. Does it not occur to these brilliant people that if you work hard, then your business will survive and then you can actually enjoy holidays? What happens when, with all the vacations and whatnot, that the business' fail? These idiots will probably go, "Oh the government will support me." and carry on about their insanity. Don't they realize this is why their taxes are so high? Or do they just surmise that as long as it doesn’t really affect them, they're golden?

Their country is turning into a cesspool, with the people being cared for from cradle to grave. There is no individuality here, no sense of accomplishment, just the growing blanket of entitlement. They will bankrupt their country into the dark ages, and then scream for rescuing from us. /disgusted rant

As Germany's economy stagnates, some say answer could be more work, fewer holidays and vacation days

Early to bed, early to rise
Work like hell, don't you surmise
will lower your taxes, increase your pay
And make German economy, bright, happy and gay!

1 posted on 08/11/2003 5:07:32 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning Gang.
2 posted on 08/11/2003 5:07:50 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning Gang.
3 posted on 08/11/2003 5:08:03 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
good AM teach.
4 posted on 08/11/2003 5:08:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning Gang.
5 posted on 08/11/2003 5:08:17 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning Gang.
6 posted on 08/11/2003 5:08:31 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
Wow, you were sitting right on the steps weren't you?

Morning Pet, how is that adorable puppy of yours?

7 posted on 08/11/2003 5:09:12 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
yep, i've been waiting for ya~! xs2pup is very sweet. hopefully xskids are taking him out at home and not allowing him to poop on the rug! i better call to remind them....
8 posted on 08/11/2003 5:10:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
LOL, good idea.
9 posted on 08/11/2003 5:12:16 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
HI
10 posted on 08/11/2003 5:15:13 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy ("Smoke Gnatzies". Tiny buzzing pests. Swat em. I'm not a hunchback, that's my azz.)
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To: RikaStrom
grumble grumble...
11 posted on 08/11/2003 5:15:34 AM PDT by camle (dis blondes in MY presence willya?!)
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To: RikaStrom
i can only surmise that Hollywood doesn't have many Charlie Daniels fans. you go, charlie!
12 posted on 08/11/2003 5:15:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Hi everyone.......sorry I can't stay......... this is a "hit and run" post.......... have a great one........

13 posted on 08/11/2003 5:17:37 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Flurry
Morning Flurry!
14 posted on 08/11/2003 5:17:48 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: camle
Why are you grumbling?? Monday morning comes without fail. :-)
15 posted on 08/11/2003 5:18:25 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Mernin.
16 posted on 08/11/2003 5:18:27 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy ("Smoke Gnatzies". Tiny buzzing pests. Swat em. I'm not a hunchback, that's my azz.)
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To: xsmommy
Oh I love Charlie! I saw him in concert here at the Rodeo a couple of years ago. What a show!!

A+

17 posted on 08/11/2003 5:18:58 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy
The astute observer
Ought to surmise
That her every utterance
Is naught but lies.

[B!tch]

18 posted on 08/11/2003 5:19:28 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: RikaStrom
Is it really morning, or am I having a real sad, lucid, dream? I surmise you're correct, but it doesn't really brighten prospects for the day.
19 posted on 08/11/2003 5:19:42 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: RikaStrom
Charlie is a hoot.
20 posted on 08/11/2003 5:20:19 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy ("Smoke Gnatzies". Tiny buzzing pests. Swat em. I'm not a hunchback, that's my azz.)
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To: TheGrimReaper
good one, grimmy!
21 posted on 08/11/2003 5:20:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
I won't be able to surmise the news situation until I get the kiddos dropped off this morning for their first day of school. Can I get some yee-ha's out there? :-)
22 posted on 08/11/2003 5:21:04 AM PDT by secret garden (now what?)
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To: RikaStrom
!
23 posted on 08/11/2003 5:21:31 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: TheGrimReaper
Ain't that the damn truth!

A+

24 posted on 08/11/2003 5:26:24 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: theDentist
Sorry tD, it really is monday.
25 posted on 08/11/2003 5:26:51 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: secret garden
LOL! How nice for you SG!
26 posted on 08/11/2003 5:27:13 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
Good Morning Tiger, and where have you been hiding this am?
27 posted on 08/11/2003 5:27:43 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Better late than never!!!!!!!!!
28 posted on 08/11/2003 5:30:50 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
Monday? and here I thought it couldn't get much worse....

(sigh)

29 posted on 08/11/2003 5:31:07 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: RikaStrom
it's that time of the month, I reckon. back in the office. I wanted to answer all the questions I got last week - it was NOT my lear that crashed in Groton!! And there seem to be problems in the Main Bunker project that are ticking me off...
30 posted on 08/11/2003 5:31:12 AM PDT by camle (dis blondes in MY presence willya?!)
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To: RikaStrom
One could surmise that Grey-out Davis is toast.
31 posted on 08/11/2003 5:31:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Wednesday, at Shaker Square the Freep is on vs. Hillary)
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To: dubyaismypresident
i heard he was tearfully begging the bubbaloons to come out and campaign for him. i bet they don't.
32 posted on 08/11/2003 5:32:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy; Gabz
I am surmising that Gabz and xs have had quite a bit of rain. May I borrow a cup?

Miss Rika, I know you have had a lot of rain, also, but at least you're only 95 degrees. Yesterday was another record breaker here. 116. Today and tomorrow will also be record breakers. Dang, it's hot.

33 posted on 08/11/2003 5:32:30 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy
hopefully xskids are taking him out at home and not allowing him to poop on the rug!

The rug is the only place my pup does that - but at least she doesn't pee there...........

34 posted on 08/11/2003 5:32:53 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: secret garden
YEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
35 posted on 08/11/2003 5:33:56 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Slip18
not that much rain, slippy, but a goodly amount. wish you weren't so parched and hot there!
36 posted on 08/11/2003 5:34:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
i heard he was tearfully begging the bubbaloons to come out and campaign for him. i bet they don't.

They wouldn't sully their images (being what they are) by campaigning with that corspe.

37 posted on 08/11/2003 5:35:09 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Wednesday, at Shaker Square the Freep is on vs. Hillary)
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To: Gabz
the pup had a few accidents this past weekend for whatever reason. he can now hop up on the couch on his own. the little cutie pie was trying all sorts of things, a running start etc. to get himself up there. of course, when he has a stuffed animal the same size that he is, he cannot make it and will eventually sit there and beg someone to lift him up.
38 posted on 08/11/2003 5:36:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slip18
You can have all of it my FRiend.

We attempted to start painting the outside of the house this weekend. The front door, one window and one awning is green, the rest are all blue - the house looks really weird.
39 posted on 08/11/2003 5:36:34 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Hil's not going to associate herself with a proven loser. DESPITE being married to bill for all of these years.
40 posted on 08/11/2003 5:37:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom; yall
Mornin', Teach !

Hey, check these out !!:

Radio Call Gone Wrong

Plane Landing

Enron Recording


41 posted on 08/11/2003 5:37:29 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: secret garden; Flurry
Yee-haaaaaa to you, SG. The 'bot goes back to school on Thursday. I think I'm giving myself a party!

I'm so proud of him, though. He survived Survival Camp EatABug, and, yes, some of his flight ate lady bugs. But he chose not to do so. He knew he would have lots of food when he got home, so he saved up his appetite. 88 cadets started last Sunday, and 68 survived the whole week. The 'bot did it! He was actually made Camp Commander. He's come a long way, baby.

42 posted on 08/11/2003 5:38:18 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
Grey Davis once more is surmising
Which really isn't surprising.
He's hoping in vain
For political gain
By creating a Clinton uprising.
43 posted on 08/11/2003 5:38:27 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: Gabz
When does Jax start at big school?
44 posted on 08/11/2003 5:39:57 AM PDT by secret garden (now what?)
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To: Slip18
Congratulations to him, that is quite an accomplishment!!! and school starting is a reason for you to party down, slippy!
45 posted on 08/11/2003 5:40:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
I can only surmise that anyone in California who had a spare $3500 and the signatures of a few friends is now running for governor.
46 posted on 08/11/2003 5:41:02 AM PDT by Fawnn (I think therefore I'm halfway there....)
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To: camle
Thank goodness you and your Lear are okay. Most importantly, you, though, Camle.
47 posted on 08/11/2003 5:41:38 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: yall
Are We Clear ?


48 posted on 08/11/2003 5:42:05 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: MeeknMing
that radio call was a hoot!
49 posted on 08/11/2003 5:43:07 AM PDT by camle (dis blondes in MY presence willya?!)
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To: Slip18
well, I seldom if ever fly into Groton. I don't even know who those guys were. nothing on the news about the guys who died, but lots of noise about thte environmental impact on the clam beds tho...
50 posted on 08/11/2003 5:44:46 AM PDT by camle (dis blondes in MY presence willya?!)
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