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Word for the Day, Monday, March 19, 2012-- diffident
3/19/12 | xs

Posted on 03/19/2012 5:09:16 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 3/19/12

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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".

diffident; adj.

1. lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; 2. self-conscious, self-effacing, abashed, embarrassed, modest, unassuming, unconfident. 3. Archaic . distrustful

Etymology:>

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Neither Sarah Palin nor her children are diffident. Good for Bristol. I question the reality TV Show shenanigans etc. but i thought this was good.

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 03/19/2012 5:09:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Good day.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 5:10:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
"Good day."

If you say so.

3 posted on 03/19/2012 5:19:50 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: xsmommy

I’m scheduled to handle on call Saturday.... I still believe my knowledge of all the products is diffident at best, and this will be a long week.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 5:23:26 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

Rick is not diffident about his religious beliefs.

But then again...nobody should have to be, in America.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 5:24:57 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy
Howdy, howdy! The leagues have decided and the never diffident A-Rad is on his way back!
6 posted on 03/19/2012 5:25:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

i DO.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 5:26:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist

Are you working on your foreign accent?


8 posted on 03/19/2012 5:26:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

you’ve got a week to BONE UP ; ) A+++


9 posted on 03/19/2012 5:27:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The Syrian dissidents are by no means diffident...


10 posted on 03/19/2012 5:28:56 AM PDT by mikrofon (Monday Mood day)
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To: left that other site

A+++ exactly.


11 posted on 03/19/2012 5:30:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A+++ sounds good.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 5:31:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
"i DO."

It's almost musical when you say it that way.

13 posted on 03/19/2012 5:33:12 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: xsmommy

German investors are hoping that Apple will use some of its mega-billions in cash to declare a diffident.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 5:46:11 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy

“Diffident” is what one out of five dentists recommends for their patients who chew gum.


15 posted on 03/19/2012 5:57:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

A+++ not many diffident dissidents.


16 posted on 03/19/2012 6:11:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

The rest of us prescribe Rock Candy and Sweetened Iced Tea.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 6:15:04 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ ; ) warum nicht auf Deutsch?


18 posted on 03/19/2012 6:20:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; theDentist

i like theD’s response to you : )


19 posted on 03/19/2012 6:21:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

But are there any cognitive dissonant diffident dissidents?


20 posted on 03/19/2012 6:36:21 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

dunno : ) A+++


21 posted on 03/19/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ve been visiting in Florida for the past week, staying with friends in the Ft. Lauderdale area. We’ve now moved on to a vacant condo in Margate, which me brother’s wife inherited. It’s nominally an Over 55 community, but the median age is closer to 80.

I feel so anonymous here, I told Mrs. Truth that it feels like we’re in the Witness Protection Program.

Wednesday, we will head across Alligator Alley to the Gulf Coast, where we will do some more freeloading, first with my wife’s cousin, and then with my long-time racquetball partner.

Folks who always say,”If you’re ever near us, stop by for a visit,” be careful what you wish for.


22 posted on 03/19/2012 7:01:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy
warum nicht auf Deutsch?

Ich bin ein Berliner. Ein diffident Berliner. (A jelly donut who is a bit unsure of himself?)

23 posted on 03/19/2012 7:04:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

OMG it’s Truthy the Itinerant! LOL! my best friend is down at West Palm beach for spring break with her hub and three twentysomething kids, you could prob bunk there a night if you need to ; )


24 posted on 03/19/2012 7:09:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

oh yum, i love jelly donuts!


25 posted on 03/19/2012 7:13:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

how’s your bracket doing, Neo? where do you have SU? btw, we are going to the Eastern Regionals up in boston this week, Thurs and hopefully Sat if they advance to the elite 8. I am excited bc i have only been to boston once, and xsteen was a year old, so that was 22 years ago, and it was just for a weekend and it was raining. So i am psyched to see more of the city this weekend, hopefully.


26 posted on 03/19/2012 7:15:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I saw a pharmaceutical commercial this morning. They warned that it could cause drowsiness and that one should use caution when driving or doing other unsafe acts.

#1: Shouldn’t we always use caution when doing unsafe acts?
#2: Shouldn’t we generally avoid doing unsafe acts?

I can’t believe the lawyer’s disclaimer actually makes it seem like unsafe acts are OK as long as you use caution.


27 posted on 03/19/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

perhaps it is made unsafe by the drowsiness. i doubt that such a disclaimer holds them immune to lawsuits. i see your pedant hat is on extra tight this AM ; )


28 posted on 03/19/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I know that in my business we would never tell anyone to do an unsafe act. You find a way to do it differently and you mitigate against harm.

They should have, at the very least, put a “potentially” in there somewhere.


29 posted on 03/19/2012 7:32:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

That article is great


30 posted on 03/19/2012 7:33:11 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy; tioga

Ok, it has started. There was an article about “The Hunger Games” movie in the paper this weekend. The idiot writer said it was about “the haves vs the have nots”....no mention of how the only “haves” were the government and employees, or those the government chose to give to. No, this idiot wrote an otherwise good article but was too blinded by liberal bias to even realize the government was the problem.


31 posted on 03/19/2012 7:39:39 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

And they thought Atlas Shrugged was about a train company.


32 posted on 03/19/2012 7:44:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

it comes out this week, I can’t wait.


33 posted on 03/19/2012 7:45:12 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy
Obama was not diffident when he proclaimed he would be president one day to a mailman. What the Mailman Knows about Ayers and Obama
34 posted on 03/19/2012 7:50:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I'm sure there will be bad ones, but this one wasn't too bad.
35 posted on 03/19/2012 8:00:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; SoothingDave; xsmommy

I am anxious as well - just saw all of the actors have locked in for the next two, possibly three movies - maybe they will draw it out a bit. Probably depends on the take from book one. Also, Dave, the second part of Atlas Shrugged is in production.


36 posted on 03/19/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

I checked out one of the trailers over the weekend, her acting looks pretty good.


37 posted on 03/19/2012 8:05:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

i believe all of it, but it will never come to light, nor be commonly accepted as the truth. never.


38 posted on 03/19/2012 8:07:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i don’t know what to do! we are going to be in Boston this weekend and while i am sure i could see it there, i kind of want to see it with Paula, since we talked about going together when we were reading it. I will be in Boston with three people who did not read the book nor give two dangs about it! xsteen has to stay behind. xsjr is coming with us, and xsboy will drive to Boston from SU if they make it to the Saturday game.


39 posted on 03/19/2012 8:18:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

gotto go hang by my ankles RME


40 posted on 03/19/2012 8:21:35 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

the posts on the thread have me dry-heaving though!


41 posted on 03/19/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Mama always said I was diffident from the other children, and that made me special.


42 posted on 03/19/2012 8:52:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

well then you fit into our class perfectly, bc we all ride the short bus to get here ; ) A+++


43 posted on 03/19/2012 8:55:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: blueunicorn6

And did your Meemaw call you Moon Pie?


44 posted on 03/19/2012 8:56:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; NeoCaveman; hobbes1; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga
i just heard an entertaining exchange in the coffee shop across from my ofc. There's electioneering going on around Judiciary Sq today. The conversation was among African Americans, so it was in the patois of DC... the proprietor/mgr of the place said to a guy "i don't even know what Occupy DC IS.." and that's what caught my attention. He said, "why don't you tell me what it's about, bc you don't want to hear what I think they is..." at which point i RORed aloud! the other guy said "oh, you need to come down and see.." yada yada and the propietor said, "oh nah, i don't need to go down and see that mess, you need to be able to tell me what they is about!" So i was heartened to see that a probusiness black man knew what was what with THAT MESS.
45 posted on 03/19/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Sometimes. Mostly she called me “That idiot grandchild”.


46 posted on 03/19/2012 9:13:59 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: xsmommy

Too bad it wasn’t a “hot mess.”


47 posted on 03/19/2012 9:30:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; Explorer89
hubba hubba............family looks very nice, too.
48 posted on 03/19/2012 10:23:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

beautiful vice presidential family. i hope. and PLEASE GOD don’t let anyone give me any crap that he’s not a natural born citizen or i’ll have a seizure.


49 posted on 03/19/2012 10:36:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; xsmommy
Damn, he's a hottie, too. But Allen West will always be my first love.


50 posted on 03/19/2012 10:37:19 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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