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Word For The Day, Tuesday, 8/6/02
The Verbivores | 8/6/02 | Teacher

Posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:05 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. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on....


perorate \PUR-uh-rayt\, intransitive verb:
perorates, perorating; perorated
perorational; adjective
peroration; noun

1. To conclude or sum up a long discourse.
2. To speak or expound at length; to declaim.
3. To make a peroration; to harangue. [Colloq.]

Our mother favored a staccato, stand-up style; if our father could perorate, she could condense.
--Annie Dillard, "The Leg In The Christmas Stocking: What We Learned From Jokes," New York Times, December 7, 1986

Etymology: Latin peroratus, past participle of perorare to declaim at length, wind up an oration, from per- through + orare to speak. Date: 1603



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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Drudge told us: "This is a guy whose career is in turnaround, and his mind is not holding up well. I've never met Alec Baldwin. If he has fantasies about being cruised by guys . . . maybe he can star in 'Cruising Part 2: The Troll Years.' "

Alec Baldwin thinks he’s truly great
Always taking opportunity to perorate
Drudge quite concisely
Insulted; not nicely
Baldwin’s cruising I don’t think will abate!

Wife beater Baldwin
Perorational liar
Broke, so why sue him

OK, ALEC: PUT UP YOUR DUKES

1 posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:05 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Every day we shove and push
To be the first on the short bus
Xsmommy, hobbes and dubs
Wetbars, closets and beer tubs
If you really think you’re strong
Maybe you can ride along
I don’t want to cause no fuss
But here it is – the new Short Bus!

Short bus, short BUS
Short bus, short BUS

Bet you things don’t get too far
Before camle’s got a new cigar
Argh is running for his life
From ending up with the ex-wife
Gabz is getting far from fat
Swimming round in the beer vat
There’se no rules, and there’s no muss
Ridin’ on this here Short Bus

Short bus, short BUS
Short bus, short BUS


Singing:

WotsamoddaU hey,
Gotta no respect, whatta you think you do,
Why you looka so sad?
It's-a not so bad, it's-a nice-a place,
Ah, Shaddap You Face.


Well, I don’t know why I came here today
I got the feeling that things ain’t goin my way.
I’m so scared in case I fall up the stairs
And that noise th only thing I can hear
Hobbes to the left of me, XS to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the closet with you.

Yes, I’m stuck in thecloset with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do.
It’s so hard to setup Argh with my ex,
like some people only are about sex.
Hobbes to the left of me, XS to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the closet with you.

Well, you started off with learning,
And you find yer stomach’s turnin’ man.
And your friends they all come crawlin’,
Swim in the beer vat and say, “Please, please.”

Trying to make martini’s for all,
But I can see nobody’s drinkin at all.
Is it cool to go to chomp on a big cigar?.
Poor Gus is out polishing the car
Hobbes to the left of me, XS to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the closet with you.

Well, you started off with learning,
And you find yer stomach’s turnin’ man.
And your friends they all come crawlin’,
Swim in the beer vat and say, “Please, please.”

Well, I don’t know why I came here today
I got the feeling that things ain’t goin my way.
I’m so scared in case I fall off the stairs
And that noise th only thing I can hear
Hobbes to the left of me, XS to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the closet with you.

Yes I’m, stuck in the closet with you,
Stuck in the closet with you,
Here I am, stuck in the closet with you.
2 posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:18 AM PDT by camle
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; ralph; otterpond; DainBramage; 2Fro; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; ...
Morning you trouble makers.
3 posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:24 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: one_particular_harbour; Bella_Bru; riley1992; Jimer; raygun; gunshy; maxwell; Countyline; ...
Morning you trouble makers.
4 posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:36 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
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5 posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:37 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: RikaStrom
geez is it 10 already?
6 posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
15?
7 posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:50 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: SeaDragon; white rose; Argh; doubled; zog; kachina; VRWCmember; Sabertooth; SCalGal; .30Carbine; ...
Morning you trouble makers.
8 posted on 08/06/2002 7:02:52 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Cool Guy; rockfish59; katze; RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; Soul Citizen; lds23; BlessedAmerican; ...
Morning you trouble makers.
9 posted on 08/06/2002 7:03:11 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Eala; Grace; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; UberVernunft; bwteim; christine11; ...
Morning you trouble makers.
10 posted on 08/06/2002 7:03:22 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: camle; dubyaismypresident; xsmommy
Oh geez, that's quite the combo.
11 posted on 08/06/2002 7:04:09 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
I see Igor is still trying to Peorate common sense (failing miserably)

whilst this poor chap is trying to Peeallright <./A>

12 posted on 08/06/2002 7:04:53 AM PDT by camle
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To: RikaStrom
there are no better combo, unless you oust dubya (sorry old chap) and bring in another coquette!
13 posted on 08/06/2002 7:05:59 AM PDT by camle
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To: camle
oh good grief, camle! good morning to you.
14 posted on 08/06/2002 7:09:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
BTW: Remember Inflatable Ingrid ? Seems she's been found. old girl really went out with a bang. God bless her.
15 posted on 08/06/2002 7:10:44 AM PDT by camle
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To: xsmommy
Good morning to you, too my friend. how's every thing?
16 posted on 08/06/2002 7:11:12 AM PDT by camle
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To: camle
(sorry old chap)

I can't say I blame you one bit.

17 posted on 08/06/2002 7:11:26 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: RikaStrom
i would love to be privy to Rummy's peroration.
18 posted on 08/06/2002 7:12:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Those who ignor history tend to repeat it, particularly it's mistakes.

In an effort to balance budgets, and get more smokers to quit smoking state and local governments across the nation have recently jacked cig taxes into the stratosphere in many locales.

The laws of unintended conseqences and the example of Prohibition should have been enough of a warning that it won't work. So of course the perorations of these same greedy governments begins in earnest, and the tarket of their rantings, Cigarette smuggling!!!!!!!!

19 posted on 08/06/2002 7:13:05 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: dubyaismypresident
Hey! I'm only human!
20 posted on 08/06/2002 7:13:44 AM PDT by camle
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To: camle
can't believe you found her! R.I.P. Ingrid.
21 posted on 08/06/2002 7:13:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: camle
not too bad, camle, sweety.
22 posted on 08/06/2002 7:14:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
looks like the old gal did pretty well for herself, travelled all the way across the briny blue.
23 posted on 08/06/2002 7:15:57 AM PDT by camle
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To: dubyaismypresident
i have decided i am in love with someone new....
24 posted on 08/06/2002 7:16:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Al Gore's peroration is getting more than old.

Instead, he's now the would-be messiah for the salvation of democratic capitalism. I guess the message is: Listen to Gore or your grandkids will stand Soviet-style in lines for toilet paper.

His messiah complex is so overblown that some day you may see him on Pennsylvania Avenue shouting, "Soylent Green is people."

25 posted on 08/06/2002 7:16:42 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: Gabz
Morning Gabz, how's then house selling prospects?
26 posted on 08/06/2002 7:16:44 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy

27 posted on 08/06/2002 7:17:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
i have decided i am in love with someone new....

you've gone from Hannity to Colmes?

28 posted on 08/06/2002 7:17:30 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: dubyaismypresident
nope. mancow.
29 posted on 08/06/2002 7:17:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
is the child yours?
30 posted on 08/06/2002 7:18:17 AM PDT by camle
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To: camle
no, meanie!
31 posted on 08/06/2002 7:18:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
hee hee! well, YOU posted the pic!
32 posted on 08/06/2002 7:19:03 AM PDT by camle
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To: camle
ROTFLMAO
33 posted on 08/06/2002 7:19:06 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: RikaStrom
I thought peroration was a Spanish word that meant dog food.
In English, it means a dashed line-----------------------
please tear on the peroration.
34 posted on 08/06/2002 7:19:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: camle
Wellll A- for misspelling perorate. :-)

LOL on the barnacle boy!

35 posted on 08/06/2002 7:19:52 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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Although scientists perorate
That the climate ain't first rate
The models they use
Need an excuse
Before they can seal our fate.

Or is perorate the number of sightings per year of a funny little man with big ears?

36 posted on 08/06/2002 7:21:37 AM PDT by doubled
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To: camle
OMG! ROFLOL!
37 posted on 08/06/2002 7:22:26 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
You and me both!

A+

38 posted on 08/06/2002 7:23:42 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom

Perorating Princess of Prevaricated Piffle

39 posted on 08/06/2002 7:24:23 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper
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To: xsmommy
Mancow slept with ED Hill (Donahey). EEEWWW.
40 posted on 08/06/2002 7:26:17 AM PDT by CholeraJoe
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To: xsmommy
Oh, good grief - I hope it's not that dork with the nauseating 6-pack abs commercials.

Hubby swears the guy's a child-molester.

41 posted on 08/06/2002 7:26:18 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: RikaStrom
Peroration....that's right I'm starting my own country and no one can stop me cuz I got 3 billion dollars.


42 posted on 08/06/2002 7:27:27 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: Gabz
he is.
43 posted on 08/06/2002 7:29:16 AM PDT by hobbes1
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To: RikaStrom
Good morning Teach.

Got more folks coming to see it tomorrow evening. Hubby's upbeat - I'm just beat - from trying to keep this place not looking like it is occupied by 2 pack rats and a 4yo tornado.

But I must hand the realtor credit - she's had more people through here in the first month of listing than the other one hand in 7 months.

44 posted on 08/06/2002 7:29:27 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: Gabz
They should look further back than Prohibition... they need to go back to the Tea Tax.

A+

45 posted on 08/06/2002 7:29:35 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: CholeraJoe
Mancow slept with ED Hill (Donahey). EEEWWW.

She must have been drunk at the time.


46 posted on 08/06/2002 7:30:19 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: xsmommy
Fickle...
47 posted on 08/06/2002 7:30:47 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: TheGrimReaper
Thank you for causing me to lose my breakfast :-)!!
48 posted on 08/06/2002 7:31:03 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: CholeraJoe
how do you know that?
49 posted on 08/06/2002 7:31:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
Wouldn't surprise me - the guys gives me the heebie-geebies. But it seems no matter what channel I've got on - there he is. EEEEWWW
50 posted on 08/06/2002 7:32:23 AM PDT by Gabz
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