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#315503 - 09/17/19 01:53 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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In keeping with this thread's topic, what does "Temiosity" mean?

A quick check of the dictionary shows nothing for this word(?) Have not checked the OED. Is it supposed to be something to do with timidity?
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#315506 - 09/17/19 02:29 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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"Temious" is a new word, invented right here on RR a number of years ago. As far as I know, the only dictionary carrying it so far is the Urban Dictionary.

Its first use in the history of the world was in RR post #181062 on May 6, 2011. It's original unrefined meaning was, "Something pulled out of one's ass".

I announced it publicly in RR post #195256 on September 24, 2011. Greger had early intel on temious, and he's the one who crafted the completely temious, yet very believable definition that is in the Urban Dictionary.

Search the RR site for the word for a thorough discussion of its meaning and use.
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#315512 - 09/17/19 03:00 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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Are we being asked to believe that a RR poster invented the word "temious" sometime after April 26, 2010, but before being publicly announced on September 24, 2011, that it became so well known outside of Reader Rant in a matter of three days prior to said public announcement, some random named Sidheman, happened-by RR during that time, and posted it to Urban Dictionary on September 21, 2011.

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I announced it publicly in RR post #195256 on September 24, 2011. Greger had early intel on temious, and he's the one who crafted the completely temious, yet very believable definition that is in the Urban Dictionary.


I guess so. coffee

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#315521 - 09/17/19 05:37 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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Oh, believe! Believe! LOL

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#317964 - 11/15/19 12:22 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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What is the difference between the following words?

Quid pro quo: offering something for something, like offering a penny for your thought.

Bribery: coercing someone to do something that they don’t really want to do by offering them something that they really want. It also happens to be stated in the Constitution in reference to impeachment.

Extortion: the coercion of something from someone by force or threats of harm, such as withholding vital assistance that had been authorized by Congress.
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#317971 - 11/15/19 05:13 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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Quote:
What is the difference...?


Circumstances.
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#318032 - 11/18/19 12:41 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Greger]
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I suppose that might have something to do with it!

Here's my thinking:

Quid pro quo is a deal between willing traders.

Bribery is the overcoming of ethics or integrity by offering something hard to refuse.

Extortion is force...
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#318037 - 11/18/19 02:48 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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It looks like extortion to me.

Remember, the Ukrainian president has less political experience than Trump. He's a reality tv star who played a schoolteacher who got elected president...who got elected president.

You can see why he looked like easy pickin's to Trump's corrupt inner circle.
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#318044 - 11/18/19 06:05 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
It looks like extortion to me.

Remember, the Ukrainian president has less political experience than Trump. He's a reality tv star who played a schoolteacher who got elected president...who got elected president.

You can see why he looked like easy pickin's to Trump's corrupt inner circle.


I thought it was some kind of sitcom, not a reality tee vee show.
A reality show?? Geezus, I wish countries would stop picking goddamned celebrities as presidents! If we're going to go that route, put Bill Maher on the ticket!
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#318057 - 11/18/19 11:51 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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I keep saying, George Clooney is the celeb you want. He's actually rich, has a beautiful non-whore wife with a very sophisticated career, is a man of the people (more or less, see Brother, Where Art Thou?), and the humility to know he needs expert help. And holy crap, would women ever vote for him!

If we are going to elect TV and Movie Stars as President, we could do a hell of a lot worse.

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