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Word For The Day, Tuesday, August 5, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/5/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/05/2003 5:20:19 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....


blithe \blyth\, adjective
blither, blithest; adjective
blithely; adverb
blitheness; noun

1. Carefree and lighthearted.
2. Lacking or showing a lack of due concern; casual.

The blithe sounds of festal music. --Prescott.
A daughter fair, So buxom, blithe, and debonair. --Milton.

Etymology: [Middle English, from Old English bl the.]


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Poetry; Word For The Day
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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

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, and the whip and chair.

There is no example today, so have at!

Blithely they blunder
Our taxes they plunder
The dems go under
Becoming but chund…er.

Hehehehehe

1 posted on 08/05/2003 5:20:19 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning Everyone!
2 posted on 08/05/2003 5:20:44 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning Everyone!
3 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:11 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
morning, teach.
4 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning Everyone!
5 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:39 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Howdy!
6 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:50 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: xsmommy
Hiya speedy!
7 posted on 08/05/2003 5:22:21 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: RikaStrom
!
8 posted on 08/05/2003 5:22:23 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
Hello Pet, how's the pup?
9 posted on 08/05/2003 5:22:57 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: secret garden
morning, SG!


10 posted on 08/05/2003 5:23:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
doing great, teach. the only accidents he has had, have been the fault of xsbrownie and xsboy who do NOT take him out and are transfixed by a cartoon while he squats right in front of them! xsteen is an excellent caregiver and she is home this week, having finished up her summer class.
11 posted on 08/05/2003 5:25:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Morning SG!
12 posted on 08/05/2003 5:25:40 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
Hello Tiger!
13 posted on 08/05/2003 5:26:01 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
HI
14 posted on 08/05/2003 5:26:17 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: Flurry
hope flurette gave you and LE notes for excusing yesterday'a absence....
15 posted on 08/05/2003 5:26:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
I was so happy at Flurrette's graduation yesterday that I was a blithering idiot. I even complimented Xwife on her hair. Now I have two kids with BS degrees. I was born full of BS.
16 posted on 08/05/2003 5:28:53 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: RikaStrom
Good Morning Rika Chan!
17 posted on 08/05/2003 5:29:10 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
Bishop Shaw takes a blithe approach when asked for theology to back up his premise that gay bishops are just dandy.
18 posted on 08/05/2003 5:29:18 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: xsmommy
Laura Earl's mom and my mom sent Miss Rika a note Friday.
19 posted on 08/05/2003 5:29:50 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: xsmommy
Ay carumba!
20 posted on 08/05/2003 5:30:07 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: RikaStrom
Reflecting her blithe disregard for truth and reality, last night on Leno Hillary defined conservative talk radio as a forum for people who need somebody to simplify complicated issues for them.
21 posted on 08/05/2003 5:31:05 AM PDT by Fawnn (I think therefore I'm halfway there....)
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To: Flurry
Congrats Flurry! Kleenex stock went up several points yesterday and said to thank you. :-)
22 posted on 08/05/2003 5:31:18 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: RikaStrom
Use in a sentence:

America cannot afford to blithely sit by as public education continues to erode the potential of future generations.

23 posted on 08/05/2003 5:31:46 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (When news breaks, we fix it.)
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To: RikaStrom
The Episcopal Church blithely goes about ordaining a fruit and BIG SURPRISE pornography and inappropriate touching charges surface. What do you expect from a fruit that starts an organization to mentor to young blossoming fruits????
24 posted on 08/05/2003 5:32:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Good morning! I have to cut and run since the evil dentist has me on her schedule again today. :(
25 posted on 08/05/2003 5:32:51 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: secret garden
are you not done with the dentist YET??? yikes! i have been sprung til 6 mo hence, hallelujah. The 3 xskids had their dental checkups yesterday. do you know there is something called a HABIT APPLIANCE? the dentist suggested it for the thumbsucking xsbrownie. they cement something to their upper teeth to cover their palate, which makes the sensation of thumbsucking not as pleasurable. i think we may do that.
26 posted on 08/05/2003 5:35:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Flurry
Well hello Flurry, I am so glad the graduation went well.
27 posted on 08/05/2003 5:37:15 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
The senators running from Tom DeLay
Are in Albuquerque yet another day.
Singing the silly songs they make
Blythly ignoring the laws they break.

Ms. Van de Putte is stuffing her face
On empanadas and issues of race.
But redistricting is going to pass
And the voters get rid of her sorry ass.
28 posted on 08/05/2003 5:39:18 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: secret garden
Thanks SG glad you're back from beach but I bet you wish you were still there.
29 posted on 08/05/2003 5:40:34 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: Texan5
that was great!!
30 posted on 08/05/2003 5:40:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; Flurry
we missed you last week while you were at the beach, by the way. didn't we, flurry?
31 posted on 08/05/2003 5:41:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Thanks. If I'm too proud to get teary eyed, I'm proud.
32 posted on 08/05/2003 5:41:25 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: xsmommy
I was thrilled, I tell you, thrilled to see this! Like any of his fellow bishops really thought he wouldn't try to corrupt kids? That's a no brainer...
33 posted on 08/05/2003 5:42:49 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: Texan5
and you know, the fruity bishops amongst the Episcopal ranks sort of puts the lie to the contention that prohibtion against marriage is what has Catholic priest taking up fruitdom.
34 posted on 08/05/2003 5:44:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Thank You! the more pissed I get at these obstructionist idiots, the more eloquent I seem to become.
35 posted on 08/05/2003 5:44:25 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: Texan5
and i bet it is the very same people that would say about the Kobe accuser, why would she put herself out there and through this, if it weren' true, that will say LOOK AT THIS, this guy comes forward at the last minute. looks suspicious, like he just wants to put the kabosh to the fruit's ordination. well i say to them. why would this guy put himself out there and through this, if it weren't true?
36 posted on 08/05/2003 5:46:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Morning Miss Lovely Instructress. I've got to go off to another training class today, so I won't have much opportunity to enjoy the brilliance of my classmates until later.
37 posted on 08/05/2003 5:48:21 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy
Of course we hated... I mean missed her for getting to be at the beach.
38 posted on 08/05/2003 5:51:15 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: Texan5; TheGrimReaper
Does being a Texan make you our poet lariat? Great poem!

(Please note that was said without a French accent!)
39 posted on 08/05/2003 5:51:40 AM PDT by Fawnn (I think therefore I'm halfway there....)
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To: xsmommy
Hubby and I both noticed that. It does make a very convincing case that perverts eill be perverts, no matter what the circumstances. I found it interesting that more of the claims against priests seem to be from women, too.
40 posted on 08/05/2003 5:51:48 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: secret garden
A very blithe approach.

A+

41 posted on 08/05/2003 5:55:42 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Fawnn
Ooooooo... the beast is certainly in a nasty mood lately.

A+

42 posted on 08/05/2003 5:56:23 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Flurry; xsmommy
Nonsense! I know you're a river rat.
The dentist will be yanking off the temps and putting in the permanents. Advil starts 10 minutes later.
43 posted on 08/05/2003 5:56:34 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
The potential is nearly gone. We must get control of our schools back, and soon.

A+

44 posted on 08/05/2003 5:57:14 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: secret garden
oh God. My condolences to you. i felt that in my mouth, just reading those words.
45 posted on 08/05/2003 5:57:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Ugg, I am not going to read that one, I am already more than annoyed.

A+

46 posted on 08/05/2003 5:58:21 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Texan5
Oh very nice! A++
47 posted on 08/05/2003 5:59:19 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
I am off to work, see you guys later.
48 posted on 08/05/2003 6:00:43 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy; hobbes1
There you go again, tiger baiting...
;)
49 posted on 08/05/2003 6:01:42 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: secret garden
i am NOT, you are as bad as he is! I am surprised at you MISS SG!!!!; )
50 posted on 08/05/2003 6:03:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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