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    Word of the day, Part IIfoment |'fo?ment; fo'ment|
    verb [ trans. ]
    1 instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action) : they accused him of fomenting political unrest. See note at incite .
    2 archaic bathe (a part of the body) with warm or medicated lotions.
    DERIVATIVES
    fomenter noun
    ORIGIN late Middle English (sense 2) : from French fomenter, from late Latin fomentare, from Latin fomentum �poultice, lotion,� from fovere �to heat, cherish.�

     
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    I know you were, but PBS is a network, and Antiques RoadShow is on at 8pm Mondays here.� :)�

     
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    saw Juno over the weekend ... the main character's (Juno's) father calls her June Bug throughout the entire movie ... probably won't get the Oscar, but certainly worth the nod.

     
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    I like your extempore thoughts.� That is my yen as well, but alas, I must moil.

     
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    My word of the day:�SEX

     
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    I do have abberant thoughts, but for now, I moil for the mortgage
     
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    Spelling isn't my strong suit.� I should be more careful. :(� My Yoda like talking this does not affect, however

     
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    It's now time for me to doff my jammies and find some raiments for today.�

     
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    I shall be effusive in my badaubings, ms. eel, as you made me laugh!�******

     
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    Yes, as my Grandma used to say "a lazy slug a bed".� Actually, I was up fairly early, but not moving fast....

     
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    Some posters are simply ersatz posters...sock puppets to use the board argot.�

     
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    Just foisting fiats, Ken. :)
     
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    Thanks, Junie. I find this thread copaecetic.� (May have spelled that wrong).�

     
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    Sorry, I should have had a vowel movement.� :)� (Just an ersatz thought)

     
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    That they do....� :)� I just hope I am not the only pantheon member that happens to!

     
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    Felt like I needed a change.� :)�

     
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    Quarters, dollar bills or coins, whatever you've got.� It adds up!!

     
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    The WOTD thread has proven to be perdurable, with many in the pantheon being effusive in their postings, while others are more ersatz.
     
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    Perhaps her computer is behaving in an ersatz manner, or isn't amative to her.� I thought you were engaged, aren't you spending V-day together? ;)

     
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    Hope JUnie is okay.� Meanwhile....�Word of the Day
    Friday February 15, 2008Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Previous Words | Subscribe for Free | Helpennui \on-WEE\, noun:
    A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest; boredom. He glanced at his heavily laden bookshelves. Nothing there appealed to him. The ennui seemed to have settled into his very bones.
    -- Amanda Quick, With This RingHe was often off sick or playing hooky and suffered from a kind of ennui, a mixture of listlessness and willful melancholy.
    -- Elisabeth Roudinesco, Jacques Lacan (translated by Barbara Bray)Yet if she felt anything it was ennui, . . . the grey sky and the cold wind obliterating every impulse she might have felt to seek comfort in another climate, another landscape.
    -- Anita Brookner, Falling SlowlyHe was ashamed and unhappy, adrift with a senseless ennui.
    -- Brian Moynahan, Rasputin: The Saint Who SinnedEnnui is from the French, from Old French enui, "annoyance," from enuier, "to annoy, to bore," from the Latin phrase in odium, "in hatred or dislike."Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for ennui

     
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    I hope Ms. Junie isn't suffering from ennui with the WOTD (or from anything more serious either)

     
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    I hope Ms. Junie isn't suffering from anything, even ennui, but I post today's WOTD in her absence.Word of the Day
    Saturday February 16, 2008Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Previous Words | Subscribe for Free | Helpvirago \vuh-RAH-go; vuh-RAY-go\, noun:
    1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
    2. A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing. The intrepid heroines range from Unn the Deep Minded, the Viking virago who colonized Iceland, to Sue Hendrikson, a school dropout who became one of the great experts on amber, fossils and shipwrecks.
    -- Ann Prichard, "Coffee-table: Africa, cathedrals, animals, 'Sue'", USA Today, November 28, 2001This virago, this madwoman, finally got to me, and I was subjected to the most rude, the most shocking violence I can remember.
    -- Jos� Lim�n, An Unfinished MemoirVirago comes from Latin virago, "a man-like woman, a female warrior, a heroine" from vir, "a man."Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for virago

     
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    Thanks, and bedaubings to you, virago.� *******

     
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    Me too, oh quest of many names!
     
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    I do hope nothing pestiferous has befallen Cedric
     
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