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Word For The Day, Thursday, September 4, 2003
The Verbivores | 9/4/03 | Teacher

Posted on 09/04/2003 5:11:55 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....


fatuous \FACH-oo-us\, adjective:
fatuousness; noun
fatuously; adverb

1. Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish.
2. Without reality; illusory
3. Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish
4. Delusive; unreal.

"Publishers persist in the fatuous belief that a little hocus-pocus in the front flap blurb will so dazzle readers that they'll be too dazed to notice the quality of what's on the pages inside." Irish Times, October 7, 1997

Etymology: [Latin fatuus, foolish, idiotic, silly..]


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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.

Somebody is calling for the removal of a large cross that has overlooked Lake Pend Oreille's Garfield Bay for the past 20 years.
The complaint was filed with Bonner County, the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the ACLU of Idaho. It declares the 50 foot tall cross "a public nuisance," a fire hazard and an invitation for others to erect religious monuments elsewhere in the county.

I'm really, really getting tired of these hateful people and their fatuous complaints. If anyone had a problem with this cross, they should have spoken up 20 years ago, not now. But you see, now they are actively and fervently hoping to erode the majority's way of life, into a bland and pap filled hell of conformity. If we don't start standing up to these people, there will simply be nothing left.

It's all in the name of 'let's not offend anyone, at any time, anywhere". To hell with that, you are not entitled to not be offended. Hell, I'm offended. I'm offended by this sick and continuous breakdown of freedom. These people are trying to free anyone; they're trying to enslave them. /rant

Fatuous complaint.
Evil in do-gooder's guise
Mind your own business!

Cross Complaint Calls for Removal

1 posted on 09/04/2003 5:11:56 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning Gang
2 posted on 09/04/2003 5:12:18 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom

Howdy Folks!

3 posted on 09/04/2003 5:12:21 AM PDT by camle
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning Gang
4 posted on 09/04/2003 5:12:36 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning Gang
5 posted on 09/04/2003 5:12:54 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 09/04/2003 5:13:09 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Morning!!!!!!!!!!
7 posted on 09/04/2003 5:13:17 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
!
8 posted on 09/04/2003 5:13:32 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: camle
Whoa! What is that?!
9 posted on 09/04/2003 5:13:38 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; camle
Looks like me in the morning!!!!!!!
10 posted on 09/04/2003 5:14:58 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
Look who's back!!!!!!!!
11 posted on 09/04/2003 5:15:12 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!
12 posted on 09/04/2003 5:15:57 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Gabz
Morning Gabz, how is school going?
13 posted on 09/04/2003 5:18:13 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
Morning Tiger!
14 posted on 09/04/2003 5:18:26 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Hey Whyisa! Good to have you back!
15 posted on 09/04/2003 5:18:50 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; Gabz
that's a howdybug!
16 posted on 09/04/2003 5:19:24 AM PDT by camle
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To: RikaStrom

17 posted on 09/04/2003 5:20:19 AM PDT by camle
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To: RikaStrom
It's not today. Schools closed because of flooding in the county.
18 posted on 09/04/2003 5:20:52 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
Morning! Back. Finally....
19 posted on 09/04/2003 5:21:19 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
Morning - I missed seeing you sneak in!!!!!
20 posted on 09/04/2003 5:21:32 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Gabz
Howdy. 2 Days of Kindergarten down....16 years of Anxiety to go.
21 posted on 09/04/2003 5:22:23 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Gabz
Gabz, I heard you mention Pokemoke the other day - my husband has worked in your area alot the past year or so........
22 posted on 09/04/2003 5:22:42 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: RikaStrom
Homework.

I have long considered the news urinal's editorials to be fatuous at best, but this piece of drivel has got to take the cake.

What if an e-mail note arrives and you just don't open it?

23 posted on 09/04/2003 5:23:33 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: hobbes1; Gabz; xsmommy; Slip18
Hey Hobbie, your kidlet in K is a boy right? Let's marry him off to Gabz' kidlette. We can do an FR arrainged marriage. ;-)

Then we need to do xsteen and 'bot for another one.

hehehehe

24 posted on 09/04/2003 5:24:11 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
LOL!!!!

And today was supposed to be the 3rd day - and the local news didn't announce that it was closed until after daddy and daughter had waited nearly 15 minutes for the bus.........
25 posted on 09/04/2003 5:24:59 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RikaStrom; Gabz
Hiya! Welcome back...


FATuous Leticia is whining away
At the Marriott every day.
If voters are concerned about issues of trust
2004 is the year to leave her in the dust.

Thanks for the info on the shoot, Rika. We will be a little tight on time, but Im trying to find a way to fit it in..
26 posted on 09/04/2003 5:25:01 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: Gabz
Good gravy. I could see us trying that at work... NOT.

A+

27 posted on 09/04/2003 5:25:54 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Pocomoke is about 15 miles from me.

In fact I need to go there to go to Wally-world, if the need should arise!!!!!
28 posted on 09/04/2003 5:26:11 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Texan5
Is she up for re-election in 2004? Good, let's boot her whiney self.

A+

You are most welcome, if you wander in around 1-ish or so, no problem. I figure I will get there about 12:30. I'm picking up another FReeper in Katy and we're driving up together.

29 posted on 09/04/2003 5:27:24 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; hobbes1; pray4liberty
You will have to battle that out with pray4, as she has already determined Jax will marry her son!!!!!!
30 posted on 09/04/2003 5:27:29 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
HEY HEY HEY.....He just got around to dressing himself this morning......My lord woman, stop giving me gray hairs...
31 posted on 09/04/2003 5:28:32 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
Heah
32 posted on 09/04/2003 5:29:04 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: hobbes1
2 days? Well you beat us......we made one day of 7th grade...... now he's home with me .....we're back to home schooling........
33 posted on 09/04/2003 5:29:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Hey, it's me......remember me?)
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To: Gabz
That's O.K. My boy is HUGE (four feet tall already, and working on his Gold Belt in Tae Kwon Do...)
34 posted on 09/04/2003 5:29:46 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
you mean "hugh" doncha?
35 posted on 09/04/2003 5:34:48 AM PDT by camle
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To: camle
Hey! No pictures of Hillary forst thing in the morning! Don't you know that's when we're more likely to have a heart attack?
36 posted on 09/04/2003 5:37:00 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: camle
Series hugh......The other kids barely come up to his chin.
(Though he is Slender so it wears well...)
37 posted on 09/04/2003 5:37:22 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
No problem, he just has to get past her Daddy's shotgun first!!!!
38 posted on 09/04/2003 5:39:29 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: theDentist
that was my ex. she was bugging me on the phone when I posted.
39 posted on 09/04/2003 5:40:46 AM PDT by camle
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To: hobbes1
hugh. vey hugh. as in series.
40 posted on 09/04/2003 5:41:09 AM PDT by camle
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To: Gabz
ROTFL....He's far too sweet, to have to fear the Double Barreled...lol
41 posted on 09/04/2003 5:41:29 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy; Flurry
Forsaken by fleeting fame
Fools fawn for fatuous flatulence
Farewell, fickle finger of fate.

[B!tch]

Help! My iambic pentameter is broken!

42 posted on 09/04/2003 5:44:38 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: hobbes1
Yuck, yuck, yuck!!!!!!!!
43 posted on 09/04/2003 5:49:11 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: camle
You were bugged? Then you must flea.
44 posted on 09/04/2003 5:50:53 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: theDentist
ya might say that I was RAID-ed!
45 posted on 09/04/2003 5:52:30 AM PDT by camle
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To: camle
Ok gang, off to work I go, I will see you at the lunch hour!
46 posted on 09/04/2003 5:53:37 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: theDentist
yes that is correct.
47 posted on 09/04/2003 5:54:16 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: theDentist; camle
You were bugged? Then you must flea.

He must have been really ticked.

48 posted on 09/04/2003 5:54:58 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Life is like a jar of jalapenos, what you do today can burn your @$$ tomorrow.)
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To: dubyaismypresident; Flurry; camle; hobbes1; RikaStrom
Now this sounds like my kinda place!!!!!

Bar stirs up some southern discomfort

Gee, I wonder what the reaction is going to be if they permit smoking?????

49 posted on 09/04/2003 6:03:43 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
hi ho! hi ho. the teach is out the do!
50 posted on 09/04/2003 6:05:39 AM PDT by camle
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