Current Topics
Bloomberg
by pdx rick
ReaderRant RoundTable for Winter 2020
by pdx rick
First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020
by chunkstyle
01:19 AM
What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises?
by logtroll
12:20 AM
Bro or NOT Bro?
by Greger
07:26 PM
Democrating Efforts
by Greger
06:13 PM
Growth, hunh, good god yaw, what is it good for?
by CPWILL
02/18/20 11:37 PM
Why not?
by jgw
02/18/20 07:15 PM
Thorium Reactor
by jgw
02/18/20 07:05 PM
Ahhhhhhhh - the perfection of Capitalism
by jgw
02/16/20 09:43 PM
Is it too soon to be talking 2020?
by pondering_it_all
02/15/20 10:08 PM
Prognostications on the demise of Herr Dicktater
by logtroll
02/15/20 04:10 PM
Iowa caucuses fail dismally.
by Greger
02/14/20 09:43 PM
Biden's Huge Lead in National Poll of Black Voters, 27% Want Black Running Mate
by Greger
02/13/20 07:17 PM
Above the law: DOJ lowering Stone sentencing
by pondering_it_all
02/12/20 09:07 PM
The Departed - 2020
by Jeffery J. Haas
02/12/20 05:30 PM
Android support for CHB
by Jeffers
02/09/20 07:54 AM
Romney
by jgw
02/08/20 07:49 PM
All The President's Men
by Greger
02/08/20 07:38 PM
Biden(s)
by pondering_it_all
02/07/20 10:53 PM
Forum Stats
6289 Members
60 Forums
16818 Topics
295688 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Page 5 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
Topic Options
#315503 - 09/17/19 01:53 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
Ujest Shurly Offline
journeyman

Registered: 10/16/16
Posts: 543
Loc: Sterling Heights, MI, USA
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?
_________________________
Vote 2020!

Life is like a PB&J sandwich. The older you get, the moldery and crustier you get.

Now, get off my grass!

Top
#315506 - 09/17/19 02:29 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Ujest Shurly]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 9859
Loc: One of the Mexicos
"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.
_________________________
You canít solve a problem without first understanding what the problem is.

Top
#315512 - 09/17/19 03:00 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
pdx rick Offline
Member
CHB-OG

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 42347
Loc: Puget Sound, WA


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.

Quote:
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

Top
#315521 - 09/17/19 05:37 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 17261
Oh, believe! Believe! LOL

Top
#317964 - 11/15/19 12:22 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 9859
Loc: One of the Mexicos
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 donít 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.
_________________________
You canít solve a problem without first understanding what the problem is.

Top
#317971 - 11/15/19 05:13 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
Greger Offline


Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/24/06
Posts: 16225
Loc: Florida
Quote:
What is the difference...?


Circumstances.
_________________________
Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...

Top
#318032 - 11/18/19 12:41 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Greger]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 9859
Loc: One of the Mexicos
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...
_________________________
You canít solve a problem without first understanding what the problem is.

Top
#318037 - 11/18/19 02:48 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
Greger Offline


Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/24/06
Posts: 16225
Loc: Florida
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.
_________________________
Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...

Top
#318044 - 11/18/19 06:05 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Greger]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline
It's the Despair Quotient!
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 15048
Loc: Whittier, California
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!
_________________________
"The Best of the Leon Russell Festivals" DVD
deepfreezefilms.com

Top
#318057 - 11/18/19 11:51 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 9262
Loc: North San Diego County
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.

Top
Page 5 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 >

Who's Online
0 registered (), 33 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
RoughDraft274, CPWILL, Kevin Kohler, Keridan, Chagos
6289 Registered Users
A2