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#214771 - 04/18/14 07:08 PM Re: Well Caliban, good cursing is better than nothing [Re: Tromboniator]
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Not to mention "nattering nabobs".

Ah Spiro, those were the days. Happy times before nattering nabobs of negativism were held in a bad light.

Today just saying the three N words will get you on the hate speech List.

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#214772 - 04/18/14 09:17 PM Re: Well Caliban, good cursing is better than nothing [Re: jenny jenny]
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I naturally neglected "nattering nabobs of negativism" as notoriously nefarious.

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#214773 - 04/18/14 10:07 PM Say Caliban, a good cursing is better than talk [Re: Tromboniator]
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Quite rightly.

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#214776 - 04/19/14 02:50 PM The worst Thought of the Day so far this month [Re: jenny jenny]
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

------ Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

Albert! Can you hear me? Think about what you just said. I have taken away your Nobel prize until you recant. frown

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#214784 - 04/21/14 12:52 AM TRACTABLE describes human robots not us. [Re: jenny jenny]
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tractable

PRONUNCIATION: (TRAK-tuh-buhl)
MEANING:adjective: Easily handled, managed, or controlled.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tractare (to handle), frequentative of trahere (draw). Earliest documented use: 1504.
USAGE:"'I don't want to go there,' said Sharina, who was normally such a tractable child."
Susan Palwick; Hhasalin; Fantasy & Science Fiction (Cornwall, Connecticut); Sep/Oct 2013.
[See more usage examples of tractable in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.]

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In nothing does man, with his grand notions of heaven and charity, show forth his innate, low-bred, wild animalism more clearly than in his treatment of his brother beasts. From the shepherd with his lambs to the red-handed hunter, it is the same; no recognition of rights -- only murder in one form or another. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and etc. (1838-1914)
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XTRACTABLE - people who understand that people are not robots but are a high form of the purposeful instruments of existence. Are you otherwise? smile

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#214791 - 04/21/14 05:30 PM The TRACTABLE will find this post traceable [Re: jenny jenny]
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#214792 - 04/21/14 06:41 PM Re: The TRACTABLE will find this post [Re: jenny jenny]
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ARACTABLE - A piece of furniture consisting of a horizontal surface supported by eight legs.

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#214793 - 04/21/14 09:15 PM water, water everywhere [Re: Tromboniator]
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FRAC-TABLE - all you need to do to get the petroleum derivatives into the drinking water

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#214794 - 04/21/14 10:25 PM Water table spider table...uh...Oh yeah!... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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TRAP TABLE - what a crap table really is.

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#214796 - 04/22/14 07:32 AM A bombax word for Tuesday: BOMBASTIC [Re: jenny jenny]
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bombastic

PRONUNCIATION:(bom-BAS-tik)
MEANING:
adjective: Pompous or pretentious (in speech or writing).
ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French bombace (cotton padding), from Latin bombax (cotton). Earliest documented use: 1704.
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BOMBASIC - a plain bomb without frills

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