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#143683 - 06/07/05 10:09 AM hodiernal
Jackie Offline

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This word reminded me of a song we did when I took Chorus (in college); I have no idea who wrote it, but I remember singing, "Ho-dee-ay, ho-dee-ay", with two beats on the ho.

Also--given that we can only be in today (never yesterday or tomorrow), how could anything that isn't a creature of the night help but be hodiurnal?


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#143684 - 06/07/05 11:09 PM Re: hodiernal
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Well, from a quick google it seems that there are such things as hodiernal past and future tenses, where the tense refers to a time in the past/future but still today.

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#143685 - 06/08/05 12:11 PM Re: hodiernal
Zed Offline
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there are such things as hodiernal past and future tenses
I don't know why but that fact leaves me with a feeling of, I don't know if it's awe or amazement, about the human mind - that we would come up with something so specific.


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#143686 - 06/09/05 07:56 AM hodiernal
Alex Williams Offline
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Hodiernal sounds like either a square dance that occurs every day, or a prostitute who works the day shift.




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#143687 - 06/09/05 10:27 AM Re: hodiernal
Jackie Offline

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Alex! HA!!!!!!!


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