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Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

30 May 2006

Tuesday's Word: ginger

Main Entry: 1gin·ger
Pronunciation: 'jin-j&rFunction: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gingifer, from Medieval Latin gingiber, alteration of Latin zingiber, from Greek zingiberi, ultimately from Pali singivEra1 a (1) : a thickened pungent aromatic rhizome that is used as a spice and sometimes medicinally (2) : the spice usually prepared by drying and grinding ginger b : any of a genus (Zingiber of the family Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) of herbs with pungent aromatic rhizomes; especially : a widely cultivated tropical herb (Z. officinale) that supplies most commercial ginger
2 : PEP
3 : a strong brown- gin·gery /'jinj-rE, 'jin-j&-/ adjective

Ginger prevents motion sickness. It is wonderful to use before sailing or amusement park rides.


23 May 2006

Tuesday's Word: piracy

Main Entry: pi·ra·cy*
Pronunciation: 'pI-r&-sE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -cies
Etymology: Medieval Latin piratia, from Late Greek peirateia, from Greek peiratEs pirate
1 : an act of robbery on the high seas; also : an act resembling such robbery
2 : robbery on the high seas
3 : the unauthorized use of another's production, invention, or conception especially in infringement of a copyright

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21 May 2006

Al Franken

Happy Birthday, Al! 55 years and closer than ever to impeaching the Decider!

16 May 2006

Tuesday's Word: betray

Main Entry: be·tray*
Pronunciation: bi-'trA
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from be- + trayen to betray, from Old French traïr, from Latin tradere -- more at TRAITOR
transitive senses
1 : to lead astray; especially : SEDUCE
2 : to deliver to an enemy by treachery
3 : to fail or desert especially in time of need
4 a : to reveal unintentionally b : SHOW, INDICATE c : to disclose in violation of confidence
intransitive senses : to prove false
synonym see REVEAL
- be·tray·al /-'trA(-&)l/ noun
- be·tray·er /-'trA-&r/ noun

When Murkans voted for the boy from Texas they voted for record deficits, unchecked energy prices, violating the Geneva Convention, pathological lying, arrogance and hubris, a surrender of moral authority, and thousands of our troops dead so a pathetic excuse of a man could tell his family his strings aren't being pulled by Karl Rove, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney. Joke's on us.



The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


09 May 2006

Tuesday's Word: contentment

contentment* \ken-'tent-ment\ n 1 : the quality or state of being contented 2 : something that contents

Contentment, like happiness, is something to which mankind aspires. It signals the attainment of satisfaction, and thus it is a cessation of curiosity. Use wisely. On Sunday afternoon, it was spent with babe Pam & Leo making sure the wine was good enough for consumption!

Our Boy certainly doesn't have any curiosity. His reading level is somewhere between the comics page and the sports section.

This week's word comes by way of Catherine Belle. Merci beaucoup, Mlle.!

*Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary

08 May 2006


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02 May 2006

Tuesday's Word: prevaricate

prevaricate* \pri-'var-e-kate\ vi -cat-ed; -cat-ing [L praevaricatus, pp. of praevaricari to walk crookedly, prae- + varicus having the feet spread apart, fr. varus bent, knock-kneed; prob. akin to OE woh, crooked, L vacillare to sway, vagus wandering] : to deviate from the truth : EQUIVOCATE syn see LIE

This blog wants to know: Would the boy president, Rumsfeld, Rove, or Cheney lie to make their family, friends, and supporters wealthy?

*Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary

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