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Word For The Day, Friday, August 15, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/15/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/15/2003 5:07:19 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....


nates \na*tez\, plural noun

1. The buttocks.
2. The two anterior of the four lobes on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the anterior optic lobes.
3. The umbones of a bivalve shell.

The democrats will find that their plethora of piffle will come to bite them on the nates. Of course, those blissoming bullies will become anorchus amoebas when they're trumped and tromped in the edifying election.
--Rika Strom, WFTD Teacher, 2003

Etymology: [Latin nat s, pl. of natis, buttock.]


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Poetry; Word For The Day
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Good Morning Students. Welcome to class! Thank goodness it's 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; the whip and chair.

Police pulled over a man on a bar stool - after a slow-speed pursuit on one of Reno's busier streets.
It started Monday when an officer saw a man riding the motorized bar stool at 35 mph. He was being followed closely by a woman in a Mustang.

Now would you please tell me how we missed this yesterday? I saw at least three students over on that thread, and not a one of them pinged the rest of the class or brought this in for show and tell. Honestly, y'all will be banned from the wet bar and thermi unless delinquency levels increase! ;-)

Now, as for this story, I would say this boy has to have brass cajones to pull this stunt, but instead I think the brass is on his nates.

Man on Motorized Bar Stool Pulled Over

There once was a man with a barstool
And riding it was way cool
Brassy nates,
Curse the fates
The owner saw, called the law, damn Fool!

1 posted on 08/15/2003 5:07:20 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning Gang!
2 posted on 08/15/2003 5:07:35 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 08/15/2003 5:07:50 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
hi
4 posted on 08/15/2003 5:08:00 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning Gang!
5 posted on 08/15/2003 5:08:05 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 08/15/2003 5:08:20 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
HI
7 posted on 08/15/2003 5:08:23 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: RikaStrom
we were just wondering, in yesterday's classroom, whether the tiger was able to get his nates home yesterday....
8 posted on 08/15/2003 5:08:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist
Morning tD. How are you this wondeful Friday?
9 posted on 08/15/2003 5:08:41 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
7?
10 posted on 08/15/2003 5:09:06 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: RikaStrom
!
11 posted on 08/15/2003 5:09:20 AM PDT by secret garden (now what?)
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To: RikaStrom; maxwell
had to have been maxie riding the stool....
12 posted on 08/15/2003 5:09:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
mernin
13 posted on 08/15/2003 5:10:35 AM PDT by camle (- INCOMMING!!)
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To: xsmommy
Ssssshhhh, you'll wake up the Episcopalians.
14 posted on 08/15/2003 5:11:00 AM PDT by secret garden (now what?)
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To: xsmommy
i was wondering the same thing myself.
15 posted on 08/15/2003 5:11:18 AM PDT by camle (- INCOMMING!!)
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To: RikaStrom
Sheesh - late again.
16 posted on 08/15/2003 5:11:21 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Flurry; xsmommy
Morning Flurry.

I bet it was a long walk for our Tiger. He's probably exhausted.

17 posted on 08/15/2003 5:11:41 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: camle
did you lose power up in CT?
18 posted on 08/15/2003 5:11:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember; secret garden
Morning Vast, morning SG. :-)
19 posted on 08/15/2003 5:12:21 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
amazing how profound sitting on one's nates can sound after the inevitible happens.
20 posted on 08/15/2003 5:12:50 AM PDT by camle (- INCOMMING!!)
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To: RikaStrom
i am pretty sure he said he lives 12 mi. outside the city. i know he thinks he is a he-man, but i can't imagine he could drag his nates that far. hopefully he got a ride. i heard that they were making cars take riders to NJ that were going thru the Lincoln Tunnel.
21 posted on 08/15/2003 5:13:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Walking is good for the soul but bad for the soles.
22 posted on 08/15/2003 5:13:29 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: camle; Gabz
Morning Camle, morning Gabz.

Gabz, you wouldn't be late if you'd quit playing with camle in the closet! ;-)

23 posted on 08/15/2003 5:13:45 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Today I'm doing just great (no sarcasm). I'm headed into the weekend without a crisis (work or home). I called up to Mass. to check on my folks when the outage hit. I laughed out loud when I heard that my parents, upon hearing of the blackout, cooked up 2 bags of popcorn, sat down on their nates and watched it on Fox News like it was the Movie of the Week!
24 posted on 08/15/2003 5:13:48 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: xsmommy
Newark was out too. What a nightmare that must have been up there. But wait a minute. Pennsylvania was untouched. Was this an evil plot by the Keystone state? Or, as purported on another thread, is it part of the Cheney/Haliburton scheme to take over the world? /sarcasm
25 posted on 08/15/2003 5:14:36 AM PDT by secret garden (now what?)
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To: RikaStrom

26 posted on 08/15/2003 5:16:31 AM PDT by secret garden (now what?)
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To: secret garden
PA must be on a different grid? western NY, including Syracuse and Utica were were powerless. i called xsbro who is south of cleveland and he was ok. they are flying out of Pgh and not cleveland for their FL vaca today. but they still expect some problems bc people will need to reroute if they can't get out of cleveland.
27 posted on 08/15/2003 5:16:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Morning!

The senators sitting on their nates
Are bitterly cursing their fates.
Their fines increase every day
They insist on their own way.
28 posted on 08/15/2003 5:17:18 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: xsmommy
I was out on the harley last night with the tyke and noticed that the signal lights were out in Montville. We stopped at the local diner to find no power, and that it had just gone out a few minutes prior to our arrival. We took off.

I was of the opinion that someone had crashed into a utility pole, which is the most common cause for a blackout. Some of the restaurant workers were almost praying for a majro outage. seems they were right and I was wrong.

it was fun to make every light from New London to Norwich, but Norwich was fine, and we found a joint there to eat. Got home, phoned the family to verify they were OK, and settled down to some TV.

other that that, there was no impact on me. OF course the estate has it's own generator with a 30 day supply of fuel, so it wouldn't upset me too much either way... We DID get a spike though. not enough to setoff the power out lights onthe clocks, but enough to screw up the scanner.

my thoughts remain with the kitty, hoping he didn't get his fur up in an uproar inthe heat in NYC.
29 posted on 08/15/2003 5:17:53 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: RikaStrom
sorry teach, it's just that she has extra clothing to put on. all I need is a t shirt and jeans, but being a girl, she needs pantaloons, hose, binders, etc.. all them things a girl uses to make herself presentable (she looks better without them IMHO, but)
30 posted on 08/15/2003 5:19:48 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: camle
Well, the finger pointing is definitely out and about over this.

A+

31 posted on 08/15/2003 5:19:49 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
For long I've considered Blather to be a nates - but he has now proven that he doesn't even have half a brain in his nates.

TV Anchor Injects Politics into Power Outage (Dan Rather-biased)

But I totally love this dig the article takes at cBS!!!

The Media Research Center noted that if CBS were so concerned about the blackout, maybe it could have cancelled some of its prime time line-up.
According to MRC, While the other TV networks were airing President Bush's remarks about 8:54 p.m. EDT, "CBS continued with the program Amazing Race 4. Then at 9 p.m. EDT, Rather cut in with a one-minute update that included a Bush soundbite. Afterward, it was on to CSI and Without a Trace," MRC said.

32 posted on 08/15/2003 5:20:11 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: xsmommy
From what I could see there were a ton of people on foot, then occasionaly the odd car was moving. Did they just abandon their cars, or were those the people who didn't have cars?
33 posted on 08/15/2003 5:20:44 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Flurry
LOL, yep!
34 posted on 08/15/2003 5:21:04 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; hobbes1; dubyaismypresident
The following story is just another reminder that the dems need to shut their mouths and get their nates back to Austin where they belong.

Dems' leader says Redistricting may strip road funds, congressman says

On another note, has hillary blamed W and the VRWC for the blackouts and asked "what did the president know and when did he know it" yet? Do her nates move when she talks or is she a ventriloquist?

When W spoke yesterday afternoon from California about the blackouts in the east, I kept waiting for him to quip something along the lines of "I guess you know a little something about rolling blackouts (or grayouts) here."

dubya, I'm glad to here you weren't affected too much by the blackouts. tiger, I hope you're back with us soon.

35 posted on 08/15/2003 5:21:11 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: secret garden
That sounds like tinfoil material...Where is it?
36 posted on 08/15/2003 5:21:32 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: theDentist
LOL! Good for your parents.
37 posted on 08/15/2003 5:21:44 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
i doubt most people DRIVE into the city. they would take either the bus, like the tiger, or the subway. so without those 2 options, hoofing it would be the only way.
38 posted on 08/15/2003 5:21:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
I remain firmly onthe side that states that our power grid is as fragile as it is because the enviro-wackos have seen fit to badger our "leaders" to put so many stupid enviromental rules/regs that solidifying things is hindered.

not that a good blackout every now & again is a BAD thing. it can be fun and instructive at the same time...
39 posted on 08/15/2003 5:22:12 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden
Apparently many of the safeguards of the grid did work. Or the outages would have been worse. That grid goes as far south as at least the Delmarva penninsula.
40 posted on 08/15/2003 5:22:20 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Texan5
And with luck, their staff will be fired today!

A+

41 posted on 08/15/2003 5:22:41 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; Texan5
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
42 posted on 08/15/2003 5:23:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Morning, all.
43 posted on 08/15/2003 5:23:59 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: Gabz
Oh Jeeez, Blather is an idiot. He can't be fixed, he's just simply one of the stupidest men on the face of the planet.

A+

44 posted on 08/15/2003 5:24:57 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: VRWCmember
Article is gone.

The President admirable restrained himself with quips about power loss. Pity.

A+

45 posted on 08/15/2003 5:26:08 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: P.O.E.
Morning P.O.E.
46 posted on 08/15/2003 5:27:05 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Did they just abandon their cars, or were those the people who didn't have cars?

Probably people without cars in the city. When I took a cruise around Manhattan on the Circle Lines, the guide said something along the lines of (I don't remember the exact numbers) "every day 2 million commuters come to Manhattan for work where there are 200 thousand parking places; you do the math." Like I said, I don't remember the exact numbers, but the point was that the VAST majority of people working in Manhattan came into work by means other than their automobile.

47 posted on 08/15/2003 5:27:21 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy
Ahhh, I wouldn't know, you see I live in a HUGE city that hasn't got mass transportation. We have to have cars. ;-)
48 posted on 08/15/2003 5:27:52 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
southwestern CT is lined with RR stations (Metro North) where the main business is commuter trains to NYC. it's a big thing the closer to the city one gets.

I happen to be on the other side of the state, so Metro North doesn't come up this far.
49 posted on 08/15/2003 5:29:54 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: VRWCmember
...hillary blamed W and the VRWC for the blackouts and asked "what did the president know and when did he know it" yet? Do her nates move when she talks or is she a ventriloquist?

LOL!!! I'm not going to try to top that one. Brilliant!
50 posted on 08/15/2003 5:29:59 AM PDT by Fawnn (I think therefore I'm halfway there....)
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