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Word for the Day, Tuesday August 19, 2014

Posted on 08/19/2014 5:07:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday August 19, 2014



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".

wunderkind [voo n-der-kind, wuhn-; German voo n-duh r-kint]

-n
1. a wonder child or child prodigy.
2. a person who succeeds, especially in business, at a comparatively early age.

[1890-95; < German, equivalent to Wunder wonder + Kind child]

salvaje [sahl-BAH-heh ]

-adj wild

Él ha estado actuando como un animal salvaje.

He’s been acting like a wild animal.


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1 posted on 08/19/2014 5:07:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Neither Cleveland’s wunderkind nor Steny Hoyer looked too impressive at QB last night. Third stringer hit a Hail Mary on the last play to make it interesting though.

Don Pardo, RIP. He’s the one a generation pretends to be whenever they get on a microphone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUZijEuNDQ

And a tune for the last week of summer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXnTbmPxv5g


2 posted on 08/19/2014 5:09:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

back at my work station, tanned, rested and ready ; )


3 posted on 08/19/2014 5:14:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Are you sure about the “rested”? I always like to give myself a day or two to relax at home after traveling.


4 posted on 08/19/2014 5:32:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Students of English history should always remember that, while Queen Victoria was a wonder, Queen Elizabeth was a Tudor!

(see what happens when SAJ hasn't had his coffee yet?)

5 posted on 08/19/2014 5:40:52 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: SoothingDave

Obama, left-wing wunderkind
Wonder if he blundered, sinned
The country’s a mess
NSA, IRS
Scandals hidden under, spinned


6 posted on 08/19/2014 5:43:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When using "he" or "him" to refer to Barack Obama, is it still okay to use the lower case "h"?)
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To: xsmommy
back at my work station, tanned, rested and ready ; )

You had me at tanned and rested.

7 posted on 08/19/2014 5:46:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When using "he" or "him" to refer to Barack Obama, is it still okay to use the lower case "h"?)
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To: SoothingDave

I am going to be taking off a bit for the wedding, and we are going to London at the end of October, so I don’t really want to pee away my leave just resting. I rested plenty at the pool for the past week, so it seems kind of gratuitous to rest now. The only strenuous activity was the plane trip and I slept a solid 8 hours last night, so I feel fine.


8 posted on 08/19/2014 5:47:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

love you truthy : )
my tanning hours were 7:30 am to 11 am or so. the sun is so strong and I was so worried about burning and peeling this close to the wedding that with 70 spf I look tan, and avoided all of those issues.


9 posted on 08/19/2014 5:48:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Obama wunderkinds want to kill the dollar.
10 posted on 08/19/2014 6:01:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Many deluded folks thought of Obama as a wunderkind, and many since have been disabused of that quaint notion.


11 posted on 08/19/2014 6:21:09 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave
Could care less about the redskins, but love this. We saw a full head-dress in one of the shops at the Phoenix airport yesterday and I told xshub we should buy one and wear it to a Redskins game, LOL!
12 posted on 08/19/2014 6:23:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

They just made the mistake of articulating what has been Fed policy since its inception. Accelerated now, of course. We’re at about 2 cents right now.


13 posted on 08/19/2014 6:33:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy
Marxist Globalist democrate party financial wunderkind George Soros has his hands dirty in the BS indictment of Governor Rick Perry.
14 posted on 08/19/2014 6:59:22 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

You know, I just saw a headline “Guess who’s behind the Perry indictment.” I didn’t click on it, but I said in my head “George Soros.”

Good thing to know my instincts are firing on all cylinders.


15 posted on 08/19/2014 7:04:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: VRWCmember

well wasn’t that a MISCUE on his part, since all he did was end up promoting Rick Perry in that RIDICULOUS incident. I saw on twitter there is an account named DRUNK DEMOcRAT and it has that woman’s mug shot as the avatar. hilarious.


16 posted on 08/19/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
It's telling about the status of our society how & why people's perceptions of Michael Brown span the spectrum from wunderkind to animal salvaje ....
17 posted on 08/19/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Tagliner)
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To: SoothingDave

Actually Colt McCoy (#3 Redskins) threw one of the best passes of the evening. Redskins D looked pretty good though


18 posted on 08/19/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: xsmommy

Hawaii this month, a big wedding next, then London in Oct - you have a busy few months!


19 posted on 08/19/2014 7:47:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Could you think of a more “Texas” name?


20 posted on 08/19/2014 7:48:33 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

He truly frightens me


21 posted on 08/19/2014 7:49:44 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: xsmommy

I guess the older franchises have fight songs? Seems like I’ve heard a few other songs -


22 posted on 08/19/2014 7:53:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Hail to the Redskins has been big forever, I guess I didn’t realize not all teams have songs?


23 posted on 08/19/2014 7:55:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
There was a wunderkind tweeting back to the Amnesty International America bashers. I hate that they deleted it and apologized for telling the TRUTH!
24 posted on 08/19/2014 7:58:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Did you see manziel flip off the Redskins bench last night? They said he might be fined $50K - classy


25 posted on 08/19/2014 7:58:53 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I didn’t see it when it happened (I flip through on DVR), but saw the photo on Twitter.


26 posted on 08/19/2014 8:06:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

We saw it and looked at each other and said surely he didn’t just flip someone off? My husband said he must have been signaling someone and thought it was his index finger.....but he taunted a lot during college games so it doesn’t surprise me


27 posted on 08/19/2014 8:11:57 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: xsmommy

Jets fans like to spell their team’s name. I think that’s as sophisticated as they get.


28 posted on 08/19/2014 8:12:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; Hegewisch Dupa
that might be as much of a challenge as they can muster ; ) Speaking of challenges, I haven't paid much attention to these ALS ice bucket deals, but Weird Al's was pretty cool. I have heard he lives on Hawaii, wonder which island. ALso heard this AM that Giselle Bundchen just returned from a family vaca in Maui. WOnder why I didn't see her? ; )
29 posted on 08/19/2014 8:15:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I really hope he plays against Pittsburgh and tries something like that.


30 posted on 08/19/2014 8:17:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

such a punk@$$ move. you’d think that with all of the bad rep he has for that kind of crap that he would attempt to rise above it.


31 posted on 08/19/2014 8:20:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Good one Al!


32 posted on 08/19/2014 8:20:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

His wife is cuter than I thought she would be!


33 posted on 08/19/2014 8:21:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

As I told my husband, a college team hopes to have a couple of stars each season, hopefully at least one on defense and one on offense - the rest are fillers. But once you get to the NFL, they should ALL have been stars. And, they are no longer worried about losing scholarships or getting kicked off the team. They won’t let anyone get away with some of that crap.


34 posted on 08/19/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Ha - same deal here; I’ve pretty much not watched any of the challenges my FaceTard friends posted, save for Amy Freeze (weather forecaster i dig), some drunk’s from back in the Hegewisch bar days (I knew he would not disappoint), and Weird Al’s. Weird Al’s was good.


35 posted on 08/19/2014 8:26:20 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy
Saw this yesterday on the Patriot Post Newsletter in their humor/quips section:

Humorist Frank J. Fleming: "If you don’t #StandWithRickPerry, it’s probably because you’re falling down drunk."

36 posted on 08/19/2014 8:39:43 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

That is good -


37 posted on 08/19/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; xsmommy

I quipped on Twitter that I am waiting for this winter’s “boiling water challenge.”


38 posted on 08/19/2014 8:48:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

With the type of winters you have, that might be welcome...well, maybe not boiling..


39 posted on 08/19/2014 8:53:04 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: VRWCmember

good one!


40 posted on 08/19/2014 9:00:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Yeah, I wunderwhatkinda quarterback he will make in the pro’s. Good in college, but too often seen running with one hand on the ball held out in the open?


41 posted on 08/19/2014 9:05:46 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

We watch a lot of football - many teams - and often you will hear my husband or I screaming “protect that football” as they run holding it with one hand!


42 posted on 08/19/2014 9:12:46 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

He was able to outrun most of the college players. That won’t be as easy in the bigs.


43 posted on 08/19/2014 9:19:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

nice!


44 posted on 08/19/2014 9:22:56 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

And switch it to the outside arm when running down the sideline.


45 posted on 08/19/2014 9:22:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Yes - we are so good as armchair players!! lol


46 posted on 08/19/2014 9:27:37 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: SoothingDave
"And switch it to the outside arm when running down the sideline."

I hate it when guys don't do that

47 posted on 08/19/2014 9:43:42 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; SoothingDave

So what is going on with the new rules this season? Does every penalty result in an automatic first down? I swear it seemed last night and this past weekend like every penalty, even a 5 yarder, was awarded a first down. And celebrating after a defensive play is taunting? lol Is this a new “anti bullying” device so we don’t hurt the players feelings?


48 posted on 08/19/2014 9:46:31 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. Then again, it’s preseason on the DVR, so I’m not paying a whole lot of attention to penalty calls. If they are cracking down on defensive holding, that could explain it. That’s always been 5 yards and automatic first down.

Yes, the No Fun League likes to penalize players who are happy with their performances.


49 posted on 08/19/2014 9:57:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Maybe it was all defensive holding, but I didn’t think it was - I will pay more attention when I can.


50 posted on 08/19/2014 10:03:18 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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