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Word For The Day, Monday, September 22, 2003
The Verbivores | 9/22/03 | Teacher

Posted on 09/22/2003 5:21:07 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....


pernicious \pur-NISH-us\, adjective:
perniciousness; noun
perniciously; adverb

1. Highly injurious; deadly; destructive; exceedingly harmful.
2. Archaic. Evil; wicked. .
3. Quick; swift (to burn).

Let this pernicious hour Stand aye accursed in the calendar. --Shak.

Etymology: [Middle English, from Old French pernicios, from Latin pernici sus, from pernici s, destruction : per-, per- + nex, nec-, violent death; see nek-1 in Indo-European Roots.]


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Poetry; Word For The Day
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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.

NewsChannel5 reported that the Department of Homeland Security is ordering two Korean sisters out of the country, saying they don't qualify for visas. But the cloistered nuns are hoping a higher power will intervene.
The women live as cloistered nuns with the order of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Inside, the nuns pray for the entire world 24 hours a day. They never leave the church except for when they need medical care, and they have almost no contact with the outside world.

Deporting the Nuns
Pernicious Immigration
Selective ruling.

Officials Say Cloistered Nuns Are Security Risks

1 posted on 09/22/2003 5:21:07 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning Kiddies
2 posted on 09/22/2003 5:21:20 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning Kiddies
3 posted on 09/22/2003 5:21:32 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning Kiddies
4 posted on 09/22/2003 5:21:45 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning Kiddies
5 posted on 09/22/2003 5:21:57 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
1?
6 posted on 09/22/2003 5:25:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: RikaStrom
mornin dearie
7 posted on 09/22/2003 5:26:33 AM PDT by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: RikaStrom
howdy!!!!
8 posted on 09/22/2003 5:26:50 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; camle; Gabz
Did y'all have a terrific weeknd?
9 posted on 09/22/2003 5:28:29 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
it was OK. took the motorhome saturday night and the coquette for a night's camping. took mom to visit dad in his nursing home sunday. the tyke was reasonably well behaved but the ex was being a dink again.

yours?
10 posted on 09/22/2003 5:31:12 AM PDT by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: RikaStrom
Just peachy.

I couldn't wait for that school bus to show up this morning.
11 posted on 09/22/2003 5:31:43 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: camle; Gabz
Reasonably well, my car is back in my possession, so is my computer, but I'm still having a slight software issue. Nothing that isn't a workaround. :-)

Exs are required to be dinks, I think it's in the divorce papers.

Gabz, were you happy to see your little darling off to school today? Sounds like she ran you ragged this weekend.

12 posted on 09/22/2003 5:33:42 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Good morning!
13 posted on 09/22/2003 5:34:11 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Morning Whyisa!
14 posted on 09/22/2003 5:35:26 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
We had a bad weekend here.....three boys from our neighborhood and one girl from the area were in a serious car accident Friday night.... two kids had to be airlifted to the hospital, the other two taken by ambulance...... the two in ICU were finally moved to regular rooms last night, one boy was treated and released Friday night......the little girl, an 8th grader, died.
15 posted on 09/22/2003 5:36:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: RikaStrom; camle; xsmommy
Between the kid and the dogs, this was the longest 5 days I can remember - even worse than the week of the blizzard when hubby wasn't home.

but I shouldn't complain - it could have been worse - I could have been without power or hubby like XS. I only had to be without hubby Wednesday night, thursday morning, Friday night and all day yesterday.
16 posted on 09/22/2003 5:36:57 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
That tragic, Whyisa.
17 posted on 09/22/2003 5:38:06 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz
well today is certainly a better day from a splendid weekend. time to drag out the Harley and chug around fer awhile.
18 posted on 09/22/2003 5:39:18 AM PDT by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
wow! what happenned? booze?
19 posted on 09/22/2003 5:39:50 AM PDT by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: Gabz
The boy who was in the worst shape, and still is, dated my daughter last spring - his parents are good friends of ours....... my daughter and I have been helping them out by staying at their house with the two little boys at home - we went over Friday night when they got the call about the accident, then at 2am when the Dad came home to relieve us, the phone rang and a catscan had revealed some serious internal injuries that had gone undetected and they were rushing him to surgery..... I told him to head back to the hospital that we would stay all night.........
20 posted on 09/22/2003 5:40:50 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: camle; RikaStrom
I plan on taking a ride out to the bay to test out my new camera.

BTW, Ms. Teach - Wednesday is my b'day - I plan on getting VERY drunk!!!!!
21 posted on 09/22/2003 5:42:03 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: RikaStrom
First? Top Ten?

Doesn't Anne McCafferty writes pernicious stories about dragons?

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)

22 posted on 09/22/2003 5:42:19 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: RikaStrom
Hey I was going to use that example, the moment I saw the word for the day.
23 posted on 09/22/2003 5:42:27 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Wesley Clark is to Eisenhower, what a Yugo is to a Ferrari)
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To: RikaStrom
Morning! Glad to hear you are no longer auto and computer challenged.

The pernicious influence of x42
Has the court in Grey's state knowing not what to do
Save his ass from the recall?
Give his office an overhaul?
Either way, its' apparent he's screwed.
24 posted on 09/22/2003 5:42:58 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
You're a good person. Prayers for all.
25 posted on 09/22/2003 5:43:30 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: camle
Actually no Camle....... we know the driver very well - a really nice kid...... he even took a back road because the main road from town is very busy...... he swears he wasn't going faster than 45 - this was a flat stretch of road, but very dark and in the woods......could have been a deer or he might just not have seen the one curve in the road..... maybe he hit the accelerator when he panicked.... we probably won't ever know.....he hit a slight embankment right where the road curves and the suv (his mom's) rolled..... the three who were seriously injured all had head injuries..... and were wearing seat belts.....
26 posted on 09/22/2003 5:43:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Texan5
Good poem Texan.....you're really proving yourself to be a pro at this stuff!
27 posted on 09/22/2003 5:45:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Gabz
Sometimes school is a real blessing, isn't it? Sounds like Jax pushed all your buttons over the weekend.
28 posted on 09/22/2003 5:46:12 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: RikaStrom
The humor is delicious but
The motive is pernicious

Carol Mostly Fraud officially announces her White House run.

29 posted on 09/22/2003 5:46:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Wesley Clark is to Eisenhower, what a Yugo is to a Ferrari)
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To: Texan5
And then some................
30 posted on 09/22/2003 5:47:14 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
That is terrible! Prayers for these young people and their parents, especially the ones who lost their daughter.
31 posted on 09/22/2003 5:48:39 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Damn. That's just awful.
32 posted on 09/22/2003 5:50:24 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Wesley Clark is to Eisenhower, what a Yugo is to a Ferrari)
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Thanks for the prayers Gabz - it is one of those nightmares we all hope never happens to us and watching my friends go through this, and seeing my daughter so afraid for her friends, has been exhausting.

The strange twist to this is that the kids were not out for a joy ride, or even together for the evening...... the driver had missed going to the movie for some reason, but drove past and saw two boys from our neighborhood (they were not together either) and offered each of them a ride home. They both called their mother's for permission....... the girl had somehow been left there - a fluke in her ride home and the youngest boy asked the driver if they could help her out since she lived out here near us..... they literally were just hopping a ride home...... 4 miles tops from the theater to our house........

33 posted on 09/22/2003 5:50:27 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Oh no, how horrible whyisa.

I'll say a prayer for them.

34 posted on 09/22/2003 5:51:41 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: dubyaismypresident
You know, when kids do stupid things, like drinking and driving, you can get angry at them for making such a stupid choice, but this boy did nothing wrong and will have to live with an accident that caused so much pain and the death of a little girl.

Ok - sorry - didn't mean to bring down the tone of the thread..... just needed to vent a bit.....

35 posted on 09/22/2003 5:52:35 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: RikaStrom
Thanks Rika.....
36 posted on 09/22/2003 5:53:13 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Gabz
LOL, ok, I will make sure the croqs keep the vat filled for you.
37 posted on 09/22/2003 5:53:19 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: LonePalm
Sometimes I just don't like the way Anne writes. Some things I like, some things... ick. ;-)
38 posted on 09/22/2003 5:53:55 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Having been in a bad rollover accident just over four months ago trying to avoid a deer, I can believe that scenario. I never want to repeat the experience-we drive at about 10 miles an hour at night up here-the deer are everywhere.
39 posted on 09/22/2003 5:54:19 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: dubyaismypresident
hehehe...

Teacher gets first dibs on examples!

40 posted on 09/22/2003 5:54:28 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Texan5
LOL, aint that the truth!

A+

41 posted on 09/22/2003 5:54:58 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Vent all you wish, my dear - it is apparent that you need to.
42 posted on 09/22/2003 5:55:19 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Ok gang I have to leave or I'll be late to work. See you later.
43 posted on 09/22/2003 5:55:41 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; camle
Thanks Teach.

Camle - are you paying attention???????
44 posted on 09/22/2003 5:56:02 AM PDT by Gabz (Smoke-gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Thank you. I used to write poetry for magazines when I was in college to make a little extra money without having to work more than 50 hours at my job, but I have not written in many years (till now).
45 posted on 09/22/2003 5:57:40 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: Texan5
Oh my...... yes we have deer all over here too.... I've seen deer on that very road before myself - plus we are in a low lying area that the Indians called "the Great Swamp" at one time....so that road might have even been foggy at 10:30 at night.........

I'm sorry you had an accident - everything ok now?

46 posted on 09/22/2003 5:58:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: dubyaismypresident
Wouldn't a cat fight between hitlery and carolmosleybraun be fun?
47 posted on 09/22/2003 6:02:52 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Texan5
Well then you are a pro! lol

Sorry we can't pay you, but we are a not-for-profit thread....... lol

48 posted on 09/22/2003 6:03:59 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: RikaStrom
The American people will never let Hillary's pernicious schemes for the country see the light of day.
49 posted on 09/22/2003 6:04:21 AM PDT by mikrofon
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To: RikaStrom
Homework:

It is appropriate that the pernicious, election-stealing Lyndon Johnson lived near the Pedernalas River in Central TX.
50 posted on 09/22/2003 6:06:05 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only support FR by donating monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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