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This thread is created in an attempt to offer contemplative words in order to help elicit FOCUS and EXPANSION of thinking.

When younger I had been given "Angel Cards." Large fortune cookie fortune sized cards that each had one word written on them. They would be face down in a basket, you would pick one up with NON INTENT and that would be your "word" for the day. Something to help focus and deepen one's understand by thinking of all aspects of the word and how it can be applied to your life.

The card that sticks out the most for me was OBEDIENCE. The reason being I'm not at all obedient by nature. However there are two sides to everything and things should be looked at dialectically. Where there is a benefit, there is a detriment owing to the two extremes of polarity that is the Universe.

The first word to start us off is ADAPTATION.

If you don't like this thread, please shit somewhere else because I'm not in any way going to tolerate fuckery here.

Thank you and best regards from the Ozarks. NM

Adaptation
ad·ap·ta·tion
[ˌadapˈtāSH(ə)n]

NOUN
adaptations (plural noun)
  1. the action or process of adapting or being adapted.
    "the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students' needs" · "adaptations to the school curriculum"
    synonyms: converting · conversion · alteration · modification · adjustment · changing · transformation · remodelling · revamping · reshaping · reconstruction · tailoring · customizing · adjustment · conformity · acclimatization · accommodation · attunement· familiarization · habituation · orientation · conditioning · inurement · hardening · seasoning · acculturation · assimilation · integration · domestication · naturalization · blending in · fitting in · settling in · settling down · acclimation
    • a movie, television drama, or stage play that has been adapted from a written work, typically a novel.
      "filming her adaptation of a beloved children's book"
    • biology
      a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
      "living in groups is an adaptation that increases the efficiency of hunting" · "biochemical adaptation in parasites"



Adaptation

In biology, adaptation has three related meanings. Firstly, it is the dynamic evolutionary process that fits organisms to their environment, enhancing their evolutionary fitness. Secondly, it is a state reached by the population during that process. Thirdly, it is a phenotypic or adaptive trait, with a functional role in each individual organism, that is maintained and has been evolved by natural selection.

Organisms face a succession of environmental challenges as they grow, and show adaptive plasticity as traits develop in response to the imposed conditions. This gives them resilience to varying environments.
 

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might·y
[ˈmīdē]

ADJECTIVE
mightier (comparative adjective) · mightiest (superlative adjective)
  1. possessing great and impressive power or strength, especially on account of size.
    "three mighty industrial countries" ·
    [more]
    synonyms: fearsome · ferocious · big · tough · robust · manful ·
    [more]
    antonyms: puny · tiny · insignificant
ADVERB
informal
NORTH AMERICAN
  1. extremely.
    "this is mighty early to be planning a presidential campaign"
    synonyms: extremely · exceedingly · enormously · vastly ·
    [more]

ORIGIN
Old Englishmihtig(see might2, -y1).
 

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lib·er·ty
[ˈlibərdē]

NOUN
  1. the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views.
    "compulsory retirement would interfere with individual liberty"
    synonyms: independence · freedom · autonomy · sovereignty ·

    [more]
    antonyms: dependence · subjugation
  2. the power or scope to act as one pleases.
    "individuals should enjoy the liberty to pursue their own interests and preferences"
    synonyms: freedom · independence · free rein · freeness · license ·
    [more]
    antonyms:
    constraint
    • philosophy
      a person's freedom from control by fate or necessity.
    • nautical
      shore leave granted to a sailor.
  3. informal
    a presumptuous remark or action.

    "how did he know what she was thinking?—it was a liberty!"
    synonyms: act with overfamiliarity · act with familiarity ·
    [more]
    antonyms: be polite · show consideration

ORIGIN
late Middle English: from Old Frenchliberte, from Latin libertas, from liber‘free’.
 

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Didn't know that one. Gonna have to try & squeeze it into conversation sometime now.
 

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Here is a word that, although I'm not sure elicits an expansion of consciousness or awareness, does, in my opinion elicit an expansion of thinking concerning descriptive words used by non Western thinking peoples and maybe the way they view or viewed reality. This word is lifted from a GIM thread posted a couple days ago about an outdoor griddle being fabricated by a Canuck trying to improve his breakfast grilling experience and one of the words he used made an impression on me. Forgive me for not recalling the name of the thread or the original poster, right now. If I think of it, I'll add it here.
Found: Hangover Cure Breakfast, World's Skookumest BBQ Griddle, posted by this thread's creator, NewMisty.

The word: SKOOKUM

It is a word originating from the native American people from the Pacific Northwest in Canada and the United States. It's a term with multiple meanings. It can be used as a descriptive of a physical thing being large or robust, of an animal or person being powerful or courageous. "That is one skookum big, powerful bear." Basically, anything or creature, including a human being very impressive in some way. It can be also used to describe a spirit being or feeling of awe or extreme fright concerning the spirit realm. "The caves in the mountains are dark and skookum fearful." Lately, the word has been appropriated by people involved in industrial or work environments to describe tools or jobs. "That road grading Cat is mighty skookum." This word, I think, could be applied easily in everyday American life, as well. "My Marlin lever action Scout Gun in 45/70 is one skookum blaster."

Skookum: Very cool word, coming out of the native American descriptive lexicon.
 
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Butt

A Medieval term indicating a large cask for wine or ale or beer, equal to two hogsheads.
Therefore, a buttload is a specific measure equaling 126 gallons.
 

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Liberty

I don't care if you want to be a fag

I don't care if you want purple hair

I really really don't care how many kids you have

None of those are any of my beeswax

Having said those, your choices should not infringe on me

Sounds sort of like the platform of the Guns and Dope Party.....

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Janus Words (contronyms) — a word with two opposing meanings
  • To weather can mean "to endure" or "to erode."
  • Sanction can mean "to allow" or "to prohibit."
  • Fix can mean "a solution" (as in "find a quick fix") or "a problem" ("left us in a fix").
  • Clip can mean "to separate" (as in "clip the coupon from the paper") or "to join" (as in "clip the answer sheets together").
  • Left as a verb in the past tense means "to have gone"; as an adjective, it means "remaining."
  • Wear can mean "to last under use" or "to erode under use."
  • Buckle can mean "to fasten" or "to bend and then break."
  • The verb bolt can mean "to secure, lock" or "to start suddenly and run away."
  • Screen can mean "to conceal" or "to show."
  • Fast can mean "moving quickly" (as in "running fast") or "not moving" (as in "stuck fast").

And here's a bazillion of 'em
Contronyms

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Here is a word that, although I'm not sure elicits an expansion of consciousness or awareness, does, in my opinion elicit an expansion of thinking concerning descriptive words used by non Western thinking peoples and maybe the way they view or viewed reality. This word is lifted from a GIM thread posted a couple days ago about an outdoor griddle being fabricated by a Canuck trying to improve his breakfast grilling experience and one of the words he used made an impression on me. Forgive me for not recalling the name of the thread or the original poster, right now. If I think of it, I'll add it here.
Found: Hangover Cure Breakfast, World's Skookumest BBQ Griddle, posted by this thread's creator, NewMisty.

The word: SKOOKUM

It is a word originating from the native American people from the Pacific Northwest in Canada and the United States. It's a term with multiple meanings. It can be used as a descriptive of a physical thing being large or robust, of an animal or person being powerful or courageous. "That is one skookum big, powerful bear." Basically, anything or creature, including a human being very impressive in some way. It can be also used to describe a spirit being or feeling of awe or extreme fright concerning the spirit realm. "The caves in the mountains are dark and skookum fearful." Lately, the word has been appropriated by people involved in industrial or work environments to describe tools or jobs. "That road grading Cat is mighty skookum." This word, I think, could be applied easily in everyday American life, as well. "My Marlin lever action Scout Gun in 45/70 is one skookum blaster."

Skookum: Very cool word, coming out of the native American descriptive lexicon.
"It's a skookum choocher." -(It's a good thing/high quality)
 

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propound

To put forward (an idea, theory, or point of view) for consideration by others.
"he began to propound the idea of socialism as an alternative to democracy"

synonyms: advance, offer, proffer, present, set forth, submit, tender, suggest
 

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This is one that I tend to use a lot... when that weirdo guy with the hair shouts: "ALIENS!"

pareidolia
/ˌperēˈdōlēə/

noun
  • 1.the perception of apparently significant patterns or recognizable images, especially faces, in random or accidental arrangements of shapes and lines:"there could be a mysterious stone coffin on Mars, or, more likely, it's just the latest example ofpareidolia"
Jesus in a pancake and The Face On Mars

.



A monster spider on Mars.



A dude walking on Mars


A fargin SQUIRREL on Mars



A fargin elephant on Mars




ALIENS

And I really feel that sometimes, the interpretations of Q posts are "literature pareidolia".
 

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I propound that the word with a plethora of varied meanings, and capable of being used in a panoply of situations - and that expresses our liberty better than any other in the English language...a word of such adamantine strength....is...

F#$%K
 

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An erudite spirit truly, and an eloquent pen, yet he fails to make a point.

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erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
 

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serendipity

NOUN

mass noun
The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
‘a fortunate stroke of serendipity’
count noun ‘a series of small serendipities’

Origin
1754: coined by Horace Walpole, suggested by The Three Princes of Serendip, the title of a fairy tale in which the heroes ‘were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of’.
Pronunciation
serendipity/ˌsɛr(ə)nˈdɪpɪti/
 

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NICE! Super cool when it happens (Lots to me recently) and really fun to say. : )
 

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Chautauqua

[shuh-taw-kwuh, chuh-]

noun
-Lake, a lake in SW New York. 18 miles (29 km) long.
-a village on this lake: summer educational center.
-an annual educational meeting, originating in this village in 1874, providing public lectures, concerts, and dramatic performances during the summer months, usually in an outdoor setting.

adjective
of or relating to a system of education flourishing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, originating at Lake Chautauqua, New York.
(usually lowercase) pertaining to a chautauqua:
a chautauqua program.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for chautauqua

Historical Examples

Among varieties, Concord reigns supreme in the Chautauqua belt.
Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
This Chautauqua movement is only an attempt to Americanize university extension.
The Arena
Various
So many questions about Chautauqua, so much to tell that delighted him.
The Chautauqua Girls At Home
Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
How do you interpret Professor James's reaction to the Chautauqua?
Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
I guess there were as many as two hundred Chautauqua salutes after that touchdown.
At Good Old Siwash
George Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for chautauqua
chautauqua
noun
(in the US, formerly) a summer school or educational meeting held in the summer
Word Origin

C19: named after Chautauqua, a lake in New York near which such a school was first held
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for chautauqua

Chautauqua
"assembly for popular education," 1873, from town in New York, U.S., where an annual Methodist summer colony featured lectures. The name is from ja'dahgweh, a Seneca (Iroquoian) name, possibly "one has taken out fish there," but an alternative suggested meaning is "raised body."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
 

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copacetic

adjective Slang.
  1. fine; completely satisfactory; OK.
 

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copacetic

adjective Slang.
  1. fine; completely satisfactory; OK.
Been a while since I heard that one.

Saying it with a bit of an embellished Italian accent helps sweeten the flow.
 

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anodyne

Not likely to provoke dissent or offense; inoffensive, often deliberately so.

On Monday night, the team released an anodyne statement thanking their fans and not mentioning a word about Mr. Trump.
 

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ALLOCUTION

The court asks your permission to pass sentence—why give it?
by Greg Pappas

A close friend of mine I’ll call Roland, an outspoken activist opposed to mandatory municipal fluoride programs and against the mandatory vaccination of all people with the smallpox vaccine, was constantly assailed with police harassment several times each month at the instruction of the city council by being pulled over for the probable cause of "weaving" in traffic. He was finally ticketed in the summer of 2003 after he had been unable to pay for the renewal of his automobile insurance on time. Not being certain whether he had made the insurance payment on time and not having the money to pay for a fine to the court, he left the court after his name was called without acknowledging his presence, which appeared to the court that he missed the original appearance date in July. He left the court after observing several people receiving high fines and immediate jail sentences.

In September 2003, Roland was arrested at his home in an illegal process by a neighboring city police officer and was released on a $487 bond later that day. Everything my friend did was procedurally incorrect including not making the first appearance, bonding out of jail, offering to provide proof of insurance to the judge within one month of the September appearance, and not following or filing any type of procedure with the court to protect his rights.

In October 2003 Roland appeared before the judge in open traffic court expecting to be able to receive time to make payments to pay the $375 fine because he was unemployed and without benefactor. He saw at least 6 people who were unable to pay the complete fine sent to jail for 20 days or more because of non-payment of the judgment. Roland and I had several conversations prior to the court date discussing an "allocution" that would be effective and decisive, but he was apprehensive about attempting the allocution.

According to Black’s Law Dictionary, an allocution (aelekyuwshen) is the "Formality of court’s inquiry of prisoner as to whether he has any legal cause to show why judgment should not be pronounced against him on verdict of conviction. State v. Pruitt, Mo., 169 S.W.2d 399, 400."

In other words, when the court asks if you have anything to say before it passes sentence, you are being given the opportunity to tell the court why it should not proceed against you.

Because of pending responsibilities, Roland could not afford the time in jail so at the last minute, because he could not provide proof that he was insured the day of the citation, when called to the bench he pulled out the notes for allocution and proceeded to ask the judge to notify him before she issued sentencing.

She said that she would issue the sentence or judgment immediately. Roland interrupted her and said that he would like to make his allocution [see definition of allocution above] onto the record first and began by stating that He told the court that because of numerous physical injuries he was too crippled to do physical labor or community service.

This was unnecessary as what truly matters here is that the only evidence in Roland’s case was the witness by the police officer who in his public capacity was unable to swear out an affidavit of verified complaint because he was not injured personally and privately by Roland’s actions.

Upon completion of his allocution, Roland gathered his documents together into his notebook and turned and walked toward the exit. The judge began repeatedly calling Roland’s name while Roland ignored her and continued toward the door. The bailiff stepped in front of Roland and did not make contact while looking at Roland and then at the judge. Roland stepped toward the right and continued walking out of the courtroom, exiting the courtroom and then the court house.

Upon returning home Roland listened to a message from the judge’s clerk who asserted that the fine was increased from $375 to $450 and that Roland needed to appear in court by the following Tuesday to pay the fine or a warrant would be issued for his arrest. I spoke with Roland and allayed his fears stating that he had successfully cancelled the contract with the court by completing the allocution and that the court would have to begin the process of forming a contract with service of process.

Wanting to be certain of no outstanding warrants or pending actions, Roland contacted the court on December 18, 2003 and spoke to a clerk of the court who informed Roland that he needed to be in court on December 23 to pay the fine and to avoid further complications. Roland did not appear in court again.

On February 14, 2004, the city newspaper listed names of people with warrants for arrest and Roland’s name did not appear.
From the July 2005 Idaho Observer

There's lots more re this fascinating word.
 

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penultimate

Second to the last; immediately preceding the end of a sequence, list, etc.

It's the penultimate episode of the series tonight.

Hummm. guess everyone is gettin their edumacation over in the Keep one/Drop one thread...
 

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synodic
Relating to or involving the conjunction of stars, planets, or other celestial objects.

The time it takes to go from one new moon to the next (29.53 days) is called a synodic month.
 

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pernicious

adjective
  1. causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful:pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.
  2. deadly; fatal:a pernicious disease.
  3. Obsolete. evil; wicked.
 

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pernicious

adjective
  1. causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful:pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.
  2. deadly; fatal:a pernicious disease.
  3. Obsolete. evil; wicked.
Frank Zappa Lyrics

Play "I'm The Slime"
on Amazon Music


"I'm The Slime"

[backing vocals Tina Turner & The Ikettes]

I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little has changed
I'm the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help . . . no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks . . .
Don't touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin' room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin' room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go
 

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Sounds like the name of a flying dinosaur. : )
 

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That's not a pancake Uncle Walt. That's a dogs butt. lol

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That's not a pancake Uncle Walt. That's a dogs butt. lol

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You know, I was wondering if he knew that or not, figured he was making a joke. I don't think that would swallow too well even with Grade A Amber syrup! : P
 

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(*snicker*)

I posted the wrong fargin pic.

But Jesus in a dog's butt is a GREAT example. :belly laugh:
 

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pancake/dog's ass, no big difference in the overall scheme of things.
:Happy:
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PS I haven't eaten a pancake since I left home at 18.