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#143683 - 06/07/05 02:09 PM hodiernal  
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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?


#143684 - 06/08/05 03:09 AM 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 04:11 PM Re: hodiernal  
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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.


#143686 - 06/09/05 11:56 AM hodiernal  
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Hodiernal sounds like either a square dance that occurs every day, or a prostitute who works the day shift.




#143687 - 06/09/05 02:27 PM Re: hodiernal  
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Alex! HA!!!!!!!



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