Do I Refudiate Cold Mornings?


Somehow those are the mornings you remember, at least in my case.

Whether it’s climbing out of a sleeping bag at a campsite with the crew of Get-Ready-Go, or opening the door here on site at the Exogeny Center project, I Refuditate the cold morning.

I do not “refute” it, I do not “repudiate,” I simply accept my fate and move along. In the case of THIS morning, I happen to have a treasure at hand.

Most of the United States and Russia are buried under snow or basically freezing their backsides off, so my drizzle-filled morning would be close to this side of paradise for anyone stuck in a place like Cleveland, Ohio, where the lake and the lighthouse along with it froze over.

Be thankful for what you have, even if it is a pain, or a Palin.

Breakfast is never free, if you think the Marines get free chow, you have me here to ‘Refudiate’ that idea.

Embrace the cold, damp morning. It beats a snow and ice morning any day.

Maybe people in Alaska would disagree with me on that.

Quote:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2010/11/15/131337703/sarah-palin-s-refudiate-is-the-word-of-the-year

Sarah Palin’s ‘Refudiate’ Is The Word Of The Year


by Ken Rudin

Refudiate,” the word created by Sarah Palin during an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity” program four months ago and then again on her Twitter feed, has won the 2010 Word of the Year award from the New Oxford American Dictionary.  The word, a seeming combination of “refute” and “repudiate,” became an instant source of ridicule directed at the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee.  But a statement from the Oxford University Press was not making any judgment on the word:

“From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used ‘refudiate,’ we have concluded that neither ‘refute’ nor ‘repudiate’ seems consistently precise, and that ‘refudiate’ more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of ‘reject.'”

… pointing out once again the risk of misunderestimating Sarah Palin.

The English language is filled with examples of words that are meant to mean specifically new ideas or ideas that long have been in need of re-discovery.

Some ideas, like cold mornings, need to be embraced for what they are and then forgotten to the mists of time to be re-discovered like ‘pandemonium’ but not like ‘okay’.

Maybe that describes our relationship with Sarah Palin?

It’s as cold as a refudiator outside and I have an engine to tear down and rebuild.

 

 

 

 

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