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FreedomWorks Leader: I Would Rather See The Tea Party 'Take Over The GOP' Than Create A Third Party

FreedomWorks Leader: I Would Rather See The Tea Party 'Take Over The GOP' Than Create A Third Party

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 07:36:53 in Politics

“I'm done here. Huffington Post has some buzz word I can't figure out so I can't even comment here. HP has become the left's version of the tea party. Not one word out of line. I can't even guess what is making it so I can't comment, but I can't so ------- ------- ------- - -------, Huffington.”
Homophobic RNC Committee Member Accuses Gay Colleagues Of Manipulating Health Benefits (UPDATE)

Homophobic RNC Committee Member Accuses Gay Colleagues Of Manipulating Health Benefits (UPDATE)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 07:30:33 in Politics

“Odd. I've read the bible. "Homosexual" isn't in there. None of the words we know of as homosexual are in there. So, there must be some interpreting going on. And it is wrong, just as this self-appointed point man for god is.”

SupportCollectiveBargain on Dec 10, 2013 at 08:30:01

“but shrimp is ... don't eat it ...”
Nation Laughs At LA's Definition Of 'Cold' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (VIDEO)

Nation Laughs At LA's Definition Of 'Cold' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 06:55:39 in Los Angeles

“Oh, so you've been there. Well, if you lived there you would buy a parka for your second winter. It's only laughable to the woefully ignorant.”
When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 06:53:16 in Science

“Oh, I get it. I took you to be earnest. Since you're Canadian you're better than anyone else. Well, never mind then.
Oh, but Mr. Linguistic man, the first definition of 'sway' is to move slowly back and forth, like a suspension bridge. The sway you are talking about comes from Slightly before Shakespearean times and no longer is in use except in idiom. Scag.”

Counterglow on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:27:54

“You think only the first definition in a dictionary is the one in use? ROFL. You must have a lot of trouble with "sealing"...not to mention "bow", "wave" and "trunk". And would you like some other words that come from long before Shakespearean times that are still in use (as sway is...snicker)? Do the words "dog" and "cat" ring a bell?

The expression itself, by the way, is anything but obsolete or rarely used. Here's a few examples out of literally hundreds of thousands.

http://www.examiner.com/article/n-h-presidential-poll-independents-hold-sway

https://www.azpm.org/p/yv2012-county/2012/11/6/18262-longtime-pima-politicians-face-challenges/

http://www.examiner.com/article/maine-s-senators-hold-sway-health-care-reform

http://articles.courant.com/1995-11-08/news/9511080471_1_board-race-finance-board-town-clerk

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x1352

These are all American, too. I didn't want you to think my Canadian superiority had caused me to cherry-pick. If you'd like "sway" all by itself, there's a few hundred thousand of those, too. Also American, of course. Hope this improves your day. :-)”
Nation Laughs At LA's Definition Of 'Cold' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (VIDEO)

Nation Laughs At LA's Definition Of 'Cold' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:19:32 in Los Angeles

“Go there and live. In the first winter you'll be laughing at people and running around in shirts. The next winter you'll be shivering in your new winter coat. People acclimate to wherever they live. Only late night knuckle heads (that's all of them) would find this funny. It's a "so what?" item.”

jafsie on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:49:27

“That's true.”

Angie Daniels on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:38:56

“Yep. I too laughed the first year. (from Chicago originally). Going on year 14... I am cold. (and in the valley)”

Strywever on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:24:08

“A simple coat solves the problem in L.A., no? They don't have to deal with ice and snow, and rarely need more than a jacket. So it IS a bit laughable.”
When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:13:43 in Science

“But where does it come from? How did it come to mean what it does? "Hold sway" isn't an idiom that is automatically understandable. I think the journalist might has flung it into the story as a cliche. But, say! You didn't say what it is. Hm.”

Fran Jaime on Dec 11, 2013 at 12:58:10

“You're joking right?”

Counterglow on Dec 10, 2013 at 02:03:05

“I disagree with your assertion that this phrase isn't automatically understandable. To sway is to influence. To "hold sway" is to be the most influential, which in this context means humans are the chief driver of environmental change on the planet.

I doubt the author considered there would be anybody literate enough to find their way to this site who wouldn't be aware of the phrase, even though it isn't used particularly well. "Hold dominion" would probably have been better. However, I'd certainly be disappointed in any child who didn't know what this meant by Grade 5 or 6.

But then, I'm Canadian. Perhaps literacy standards are different in your part of the world?”
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review: Series Gets Better With Latest Film

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review: Series Gets Better With Latest Film

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:45:00 in Entertainment

“Or to a "I'll watch anything loud" person whose maid vocabulary word is "hyuck".”
When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:37:22 in Science

“Hey, without looking it up, define "hold sway."”

Counterglow on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:34:53

“Why? Don't you think just about everybody knows the meaning of that phrase?”
Behold The Monkey Jesus ... And The Zombie Jesus: WEIRD NATIVITY SCENES

Behold The Monkey Jesus ... And The Zombie Jesus: WEIRD NATIVITY SCENES

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:28:44 in Weird News

“Think so. Adam and Eve never existed. Of course, if you're talking about the first beings, female and male, who evolved into humans, okay. Those names are as good as any.”
Grammy Nominations 2014: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Robin Thicke Make The Honoree List

Grammy Nominations 2014: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Robin Thicke Make The Honoree List

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:23:16 in Entertainment

“Or you could refer to it as the list of least offensive, no content material to not watch on TV. I think I'll sew. It's a lot more exciting than this junk.”
Bill Gates-Funded Startup Hampton Creek Foods Aims To Replace Eggs

Bill Gates-Funded Startup Hampton Creek Foods Aims To Replace Eggs

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:19:10 in Technology

“No eggs? Goodbye.”
8 Signs It's Time To Take A Break From Your Relationship

8 Signs It's Time To Take A Break From Your Relationship

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:12:56 in Divorce

“For me, it's so very easy. The moment she says she loves me or "let's try living together". . . find a nice way to get you hat and then get out of there.”
There Was No Shortage Of Ugly Dresses On This Week's Worst-Dressed List

There Was No Shortage Of Ugly Dresses On This Week's Worst-Dressed List

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:05:44 in Style

“To me this is all hilarious. Where to start? First, a rather blandly dressed woman disses on prettier women's dresses. The roar from HP is women are equal to men but I've never seen a style evolution of any guy. These women are touted as actresses, though none would be working without their good looks. It's a wild free-for-all about nothing. And, of course, the unlucky actress with 3 consecutive appearances on the badly dressed list could very easily lose her job an be tossed in the ugly pile we men are supposed to pretend doesn't exist.”
'Moonshiners' Tim Smith, Steven Tickle: Our Country Was Built On Homemade Booze

'Moonshiners' Tim Smith, Steven Tickle: Our Country Was Built On Homemade Booze

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 18:36:40 in Weird News

“Get you a copper kettle. Get you a copper coil.
We ain't paid no whiskey tax since 1792.

And shine is still some of the best drinking there is.”
The 'Christmas Tinner' Is The Most Unappetizing Dinner Ever (PHOTO)

The 'Christmas Tinner' Is The Most Unappetizing Dinner Ever (PHOTO)

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 18:31:59 in Comedy

“I live alone. Dead family. A couple of friends. It' sounds perfect to me. Now I don't have to stomp around the store to carry weighty bags of food home. You guys just never can wear someone else's shoes. Sure wish you'd try once in a while.”
The 11 Most Controversial Food Screwups Of 2013

The 11 Most Controversial Food Screwups Of 2013

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 18:28:51 in Taste

“Hey, horse meat invades the US, too. Dyou ferget?”
Survey Shows Men Are Getting Really Into Moisturizer, Thank Goodness

Survey Shows Men Are Getting Really Into Moisturizer, Thank Goodness

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 17:52:40 in Style

“I don't need no woman moisturizer. Beer is the only moisturizer I need.”
Selena Gomez Curses, Storms Off Stage At Jingle Ball 2013

Selena Gomez Curses, Storms Off Stage At Jingle Ball 2013

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 17:50:30 in Entertainment

“Maybe if the "stars" had some songwriting ability and or something to say, perhaps they wouldn't storm off into their dressing rooms. Computer manufactured music with bland baby baby lyrics just isn't worth listening to anyway.”
Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 17:48:30 in Sports

“The Hall of Fame is about white getting copy during the season. Uh, people of certain, well, let's say APPEARANCES, have to provide more copy than others and what used to be "rules of thumb" are now rule set in stone. Who freaking cares?”
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review: Series Gets Better With Latest Film

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review: Series Gets Better With Latest Film

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 16:55:02 in Entertainment

“If it were ONE movie, yes. This stretching of the story of millions of dollars. . .I'm not going.”

Chris20 on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:35:33

“Good. No-one wants to sit next to such a biased downer anyway.”
Behold The Monkey Jesus ... And The Zombie Jesus: WEIRD NATIVITY SCENES

Behold The Monkey Jesus ... And The Zombie Jesus: WEIRD NATIVITY SCENES

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 16:18:16 in Weird News

“Jesus' father might not have been an ape, but his grandfather was.”

ChuckWillsWidow on Dec 9, 2013 at 18:22:25

“Don't think so, Adam & Eve weren't apes.”
Indiana Professor Claims She Was Denied Tenure For Being Gay

Indiana Professor Claims She Was Denied Tenure For Being Gay

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:44:59 in College

“To papaphrase Captain Nice from the 1960's: Miss Balay, this is the United States of America you can be banned for just about anything.”
This Little Girl Saw Her Classmate Choking, And Knew Exactly What To Do

This Little Girl Saw Her Classmate Choking, And Knew Exactly What To Do

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:41:23 in Good News

“Good for her. Really. But girls have a higher risk of dying by choking since the Heimlich maneuver could be considered inappropriate touching.”
Colleges With The Largest Undergraduate Population: U.S. News & World Report 2013 Ranking

Colleges With The Largest Undergraduate Population: U.S. News & World Report 2013 Ranking

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:40:06 in College

“I'm confused. All that were mentioned were universities. Where's the list of colleges with the highest populations?”
'Ted Cruz To The Future' Is Probably The Greatest Holiday Gift Ever

'Ted Cruz To The Future' Is Probably The Greatest Holiday Gift Ever

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:38:04 in Politics

“He needs a cape and his shorts on the outside. The rest is great!”
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