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Old 10-16-2013, 08:00 AM   #151
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sparge:
1. To sprinkle or spray
2. To introduce bubbles into a liquid.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #152
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And a tip of the hat to the other DC: Washington, D.C.

Bloviation -- a style of empty, pompous political speech... United States President Warren G. Harding described it as "the art of speaking for as long as the occasion warrants, and saying nothing". from Wikipedia
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:33 AM   #153
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sine qua non:
An essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient.
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Idiopathic -----is an adjective used primarily in medicine meaning arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause.

When the doctor has been particularly er, um unhelpful------ it's changed to Idiotpathic.
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stipulate:
(botany; not comparable) Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths
borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:02 PM   #156
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I've known people (a sister comes to mind) who encompass all of these traits:

insensate:
1. Having no sensation or consciousness; unconscious; inanimate.
2. Senseless; foolish; irrational.
3. Unfeeling, heartless, cruel, insensitive.
4. (medicine, physiology) Not responsive to sensory stimuli.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #157
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I've known people (a sister comes to mind) who encompass all of these traits:

insensate:
1. Having no sensation or consciousness; unconscious; inanimate.
2. Senseless; foolish; irrational.
3. Unfeeling, heartless, cruel, insensitive.
4. (medicine, physiology) Not responsive to sensory stimuli.
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A perfect description of my sister too, as well as a couple of supervisors.....
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:00 PM   #158
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A perfect description of my sister too, as well as a couple of supervisors.....
Does everyone have a sister like this??? If she wasn't my sister I would have nothing to do with her.
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A human or other animal that provides some maternal care for the young
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If that includes wet nursing, then that would be me. I wet nursed twins since I was the only one on the maternity floor that was nursing. Enough milk for three babies. When I went home, I would pump, and send it to the hospital by cab three times a day. The hospital paid for the cab and a small amount to me for the milk.

The mother didn't know she was expecting twins. They were boys. The hospital wanted to baptize them immediately and wanted to know what their names would be. I suggested Pete and Repeat. She had a fit of laughing and couldn't come up with any names except those two. It stuck in her head. I was just trying to help! (The twins died at three weeks.)
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Does everyone have a sister like this??? If she wasn't my sister I would have nothing to do with her.
Not me. My sister felt like she always had to tell me how to live my life. I just ignored her.
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