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Question of the day

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014

* What one word best describes the Republican gubernatorial primary so far?

Remember, just one word. No cheating by inventing new words.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


189 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    Askewed


  2. - Upon Further Review - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    Bizarre.


  3. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:46 pm:

    Carhartt.


  4. - Tommydanger - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:47 pm:

    Deflating


  5. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:48 pm:

    Götterdämmerung


  6. - Montrose - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    bossy


  7. - Robo - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    Tsunami


  8. - Adam Smith - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    Probative


  9. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:50 pm:

    Rauner’s


  10. - haverford - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:50 pm:

    Cluster


  11. - Mr. Negativity - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:52 pm:

    Principlelessnessly


  12. - anonymoose - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:52 pm:

    lackluster


  13. - Boone's is Back - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:52 pm:

    bought-and-sold


  14. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    Spin


  15. - flea - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    regurgitation


  16. - Powell - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    Over


  17. - Soccermom - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    Painful.


  18. - MrJM - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    What one word best describes the Republican gubernatorial primary so far?

    Degenerative

    – MrJM


  19. - G'kar - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:58 pm:

    Weird.


  20. - Sized - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:58 pm:

    SNAFU


  21. - Chunga's Revenge - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 12:58 pm:

    Purchased


  22. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:01 pm:

    Dominated


  23. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:01 pm:

    insubstantial


  24. - Kerfuffle - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    hopeless


  25. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    Decided


  26. - train111 - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    anticlimatic


  27. - MrGrassroots - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:05 pm:

    Toast


  28. - Tommydanger - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:05 pm:

    Debunked


  29. - Whatever - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:05 pm:

    Inauthentic


  30. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:06 pm:

    Flounder


  31. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    Plutocracy


  32. - John A Logan - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:09 pm:

    Harassment


  33. - Rufus - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    Sad


  34. - LGHB - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    Ego


  35. - MrCR - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    Blinded.


  36. - Nonplussed - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    Rout


  37. - VictorNorth - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    Gripping


  38. - Steve - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:12 pm:

    Fake


  39. - Norseman - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:12 pm:

    Pitiful! Rich, downfall of the gods, really? I’m probably missing the metaphor forgive me for being obtuse, but there is nothing godlike in any of the gubernatorial candidates.


  40. - ??? - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    Clusterf…er, “Clusterfluff.”


  41. - Steve Downstate - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    Pinball.


  42. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    ignorable


  43. - Nonplussed - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    Rich and Norseman: To quote the Simpsons: “How can anyone who speaks German be bad”


  44. - Walter Mitty - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    FUBAR…. Fooled up beyond all recognition


  45. - Bobby G - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:15 pm:

    Bought


  46. - slow down - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:15 pm:

    Romneyesque


  47. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:15 pm:

    ===downfall of the gods, really?===

    There is a common usage meaning in English that isn’t about that.


  48. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    Vorherrschaft


  49. - Traveler - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    Cents / Sense…spelled either way


  50. - lake county democrat - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    Invaded (Raunner = Rahm, or at least not a party member in good standing).


  51. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:19 pm:

    blagojevichesque


  52. - Gathersno - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:20 pm:

    Botched


  53. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:20 pm:

    Runaway


  54. - Ray del Camino - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Slimy.


  55. - JoeM - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:23 pm:

    Leaderless


  56. - Jerry Hubbard - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:25 pm:

    Mothball


  57. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:26 pm:

    Unlike Anonymous 1:03 pm, I believe in the People of this State and Nation–so nothing’s decided.

    And I’ve already used “surreal” which really describes approach and method more than the election itself.

    Therefore, I’ll go with what most GOPers can embrace and would always great with open arms:

    *Performance-based*

    (Sorry all you spinners out there.)


  58. - Loop Lady - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    If Rich is using German, I’m using Italian…

    Madone!!!


  59. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:28 pm:

    Sorry, that obviously should have been:

    “Therefore, I’ll go with what most GOPers can embrace and would always GREET with open arms:

    *Performance-based*”


  60. - overcooked - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:28 pm:

    one-sided


  61. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    schadenfreude


  62. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    Entortillé


  63. - Louis Howe - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:31 pm:

    Checkbook


  64. - iplayforkeeps - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    pointless


  65. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    The term Götterdämmerung is occasionally used in English to refer to a disastrous conclusion of events.

    Vorherrschaft on the other hand is something Rich made up or the end of a German pickup line used at last call..


  66. - Confused - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    lopsided


  67. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:33 pm:

    Fubar


  68. - frustrated GOP - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:33 pm:

    vaudville


  69. - Political Neophyte - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    Schadenfreude


  70. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    ===Vorherrschaft on the other hand is something Rich made up===

    Domination


  71. - Wadeiea - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    Malarkey


  72. - Ravenswood Right Winger - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    puzzling


  73. - Lunchbox - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:35 pm:

    Disappointing.


  74. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:36 pm:

    Polarvortex


  75. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:37 pm:

    I am enjoying this.

    Rich goes “German” and I took my chips and got the popcorn and “beverage” at the ready for later to really soak this in.

    - Emanuel Can’t -, thanks for inspiring Rich.

    Good stuff today!


  76. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:37 pm:

    Pointless


  77. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:37 pm:

    Quinnwin


  78. - Norseman - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:38 pm:

    One Man, thanks for the help. My iPhone dictionary is rather limited.


  79. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    Schadenfreude


  80. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:42 pm:

    ===Vorherrschaft on the other hand is something Rich made up===

    Domination

    Actually the online explanation I found used the word pownage.

    Then again the German word for domination sounds well more angry (like all German words)


  81. - Jack Handy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:46 pm:

    lol


  82. - A guy... - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:47 pm:

    Flux


  83. - Endangered Moderate Species - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    Machiavellian


  84. - SI Ville - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:52 pm:

    bloodsport


  85. - A. Nonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:55 pm:

    Money


  86. - A. Nonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:55 pm:

    Who?


  87. - Keyser Soze - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    Oily.


  88. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    Hurl


  89. - RNUG - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    Selbstzerstörung


  90. - Bored Chairman - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    Spellbinding


  91. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    Spirited


  92. - olddog - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    Koch-ed


  93. - JImbo - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    Shamwow!


  94. - olddog - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    Was sagte RNUG


  95. - ToddAF - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:07 pm:

    Slaughter


  96. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:07 pm:

    In this thread, hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian. The primary? Jumentous.


  97. - olddog - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:08 pm:

    Klassenkampf


  98. - Meap - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:09 pm:

    capitalism


  99. - Jorge - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:17 pm:

    Primitive


  100. - Mouthy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:17 pm:

    Wonderland..


  101. - bored now - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:18 pm:

    illinois


  102. - DuPage - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:20 pm:

    Napalm


  103. - Buster - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:22 pm:

    Dismal


  104. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    Squeezy


  105. - Jackson and Laflin - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:28 pm:

    Deranged


  106. - prisoner of cook - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:30 pm:

    over


  107. - Springfield Wesite - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    #Facepalm


  108. - Mike - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    Also-Rauns


  109. - door gunner - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    history


  110. - AuH2O - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:46 pm:

    tank-top


  111. - Left of Central IL - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    fondled


  112. - Robert the Bruce - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    Dishonorable


  113. - Pink Elephant - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:55 pm:

    Genitals


  114. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Annoying


  115. - Upon Further Review - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    Homophobic


  116. - Earnest - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    railroaded


  117. - Anon - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:01 pm:

    debacle


  118. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    Kafkaesque


  119. - Esteban - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    Misunderestimated.


  120. - So Il M - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:09 pm:

    Implosion


  121. - CLJ - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    Typical


  122. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:11 pm:

    Hmmmmmmmm…I like this thread.

    I’m assuming that those who used foreign words know that they often have multiple definitions and that the meaning is therefore determined by the context within which it’s found.

    I’m making that assumption because if those who threw the words out there knew that, it makes the whole exercise even more fun than it originally seemed. (Unless everyone was using Google Translate, of course, which I do not believe is the case in many instances.)


  123. - Walker - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:12 pm:

    Hoovered


  124. - Walker - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:12 pm:

    vacuum-packed


  125. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:17 pm:

    Self-destructive


  126. - Tom B. - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:22 pm:

    Pompeii


  127. - Makandadawg - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    Selfish


  128. - Reggaeman - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    Do-over


  129. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    lol

    Just like “wonderland” for example.

    For example, there’s the standard definition, the song (which I’ve always liked), the movie (depraved), and an association for some with “Alice in Wonderland,” which–of course, then sets off a whole new set of word associations.

    This is an intriguing thread.


  130. - Loki - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:26 pm:

    Raunerök


  131. - roscoe tom - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:28 pm:

    Joke


  132. - Motambe - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    Circus


  133. - Griz - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    Toxic


  134. - Big Muddy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:33 pm:

    Kitty!


  135. - RetiredStateEmployee - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    Hokum


  136. - Mittuns - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:41 pm:

    Leakage.


  137. - One ofthe 35 - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:42 pm:

    impotent


  138. - RFR - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:45 pm:

    Depressing


  139. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:45 pm:

    Embarrasing


  140. - Belle - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:48 pm:

    KooKoo


  141. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:54 pm:

    In “honor” of the Winter Olympics:

    пора

    :)


  142. - Cook County Commoner - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:56 pm:

    Stupifying


  143. - Bobby Hill - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:58 pm:

    Clouted


  144. - JoeM - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:59 pm:

    discombobulated


  145. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 3:59 pm:

    Unpardonable


  146. - LBJ - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:03 pm:

    clowncar


  147. - Buzzie - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:04 pm:

    Clueless


  148. - Linus - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:04 pm:

    Hypocrapalooza


  149. - Sunshine - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:07 pm:

    Implosion


  150. - RNUG - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:08 pm:

    – olddog –

    dank


  151. - Carl Nyberg - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:09 pm:

    No-no-no-notorious!


  152. - Anon - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:09 pm:

    tough


  153. - LincolnLounger - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:09 pm:

    Ennui.


  154. - Anon. - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:11 pm:

    Goobernatorial (OK, it’s a new word, but it wasn’t done to get around the “one word” restriction).


  155. - Reformed Public Servant - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:13 pm:

    BEGINNING…


  156. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:15 pm:

    Rectal


  157. - Bemused - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:21 pm:

    hemorrhoid


  158. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    quintessential…..rectangular….fishy……bluegill…….carp……hog-tied…


  159. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:30 pm:

    Last “one” — chitlins


  160. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:37 pm:

    Rutted.


  161. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 4:50 pm:

    This is my real last “one” — SHAZAM!!!


  162. - Toure's Latte - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 5:14 pm:

    Over.


  163. - Well then - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 5:34 pm:

    Kaput


  164. - rudy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 5:35 pm:

    monopolized


  165. - Almost the Weekend - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 5:43 pm:

    scorched


  166. - Highway Engineer - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 5:47 pm:

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious


  167. - Bobo - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 5:52 pm:

    Lies


  168. - VictorNorth - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 5:55 pm:

    Ellanoy


  169. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 6:04 pm:

    Pathetic


  170. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 6:11 pm:

    Gyrating


  171. - drew - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 6:15 pm:

    reelection


  172. - Mcleaniac - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 7:18 pm:

    Schadenfreude


  173. - Soccertease - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 7:51 pm:

    Crowded


  174. - Angel's Sword - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 7:57 pm:

    Fumble.


  175. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 8:23 pm:

    Lacking


  176. - Silent Majority - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 8:44 pm:

    Quinnwins


  177. - Product of the 60's - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 9:12 pm:

    Scary


  178. - DA - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 9:16 pm:

    Typical


  179. - railrat - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 9:19 pm:

    walglike


  180. - x ace - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 9:58 pm:

    Minefield


  181. - RNUG - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 10:51 pm:

    Fertig


  182. - RNUG - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 10:55 pm:

    Schädliche


  183. - A Modest Proposal - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 11:42 pm:

    Rutherplosion.


  184. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 14 @ 11:56 pm:

    Not one smidge of snark.

    Man, was this a fun Post to read!

    “One word?”

    Apocalyptic ….Now.

    Signed Col. Kurtz and/or Capt. Willard - respectfully, OW.

    Great stuff today, worth the wait and the read.


  185. - David J. - Thursday, Feb 20, 14 @ 5:50 am:

    SNAFU


  186. - Bill - Thursday, Feb 20, 14 @ 6:32 am:

    phony


  187. - persecuted - Thursday, Feb 20, 14 @ 7:17 am:

    sausage


  188. - riverside - Thursday, Feb 20, 14 @ 7:47 pm:

    repulsive


  189. - diane - Thursday, Feb 20, 14 @ 11:22 pm:

    Entertaining


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


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* This super-smart Razer Power Bank is aimed mainly at laptops, but can also fast-charge smartphones
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* Archos 101 Saphir makes pre-MWC debut as ultra-affordable 2-in-1 rugged tablet
* Huawei P10 renders get posted online
* [Video] Unboxing the LG Watch Sport
* Samsung Galaxy S8 teaser, LG G6 launch & more – MWC 2017 Boots On Ground (Video)
* Check out the Galaxy Tab S3 with a keyboard

* Holland brings loose, fun personality to White Sox clubhouse
* Holy Holland! Pitcher brings fun to White Sox clubhouse
* Frazier to miss several days of camp with sore side
* Geo Soto, Gio Soto share bond beyond name
* Giolito feels work from offseason paying off early in camp
* White Sox earn praise for reshaping club
* Giolito feels work from offseason paying off early in camp


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