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"what is the word for when the weather reflects your mood"

 
 
billy falcon
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 08:18 pm
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Stormy Weather Lyrics

Don't know why
There's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps raining all the time

Life is bare
Gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather
Just can't get my poor self together
I'm weary all the time... the time...
So weary all the time

When he went away
The blues walked in and met me
If he stays away
Old rocking chair'll get me
All I do is pray
That the lord above will let me
Walk in the sun once more...

Can't go on
Everything I had is gone
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps raining all the time
Keeps raining all the time

I walk around heavy-hearted and sad
Night comes around, and I'm still feelin' bad
Rain pourin' down, blinding every hope I had
This pitterin', patterin', beatin' and splatterin'
Dri-ives me mad!
Love! love...
Love! love...
This misery... is just... too much... for me...

Can't go on!
Everything I had is gone!
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps raining all the time
Keeps raining all the time
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 08:28 pm
I'm thinking it's got to have synesthe (feeling) or synchrony (time) in the word. So I'm headed that way.

BTW it's not synesthesia, but I did have a lovely time reading about it this evening.



Joe
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Garybaldi
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 01:40 am
found this link... where it says "seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D..) "

take a look!

http://sleepdisorders.about.com/cs/sad/a/sadsyndrome.htm
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 03:55 am
We know about SAD, read the post above about the funeral and see if you think it fits the context of this question.

Quote:
I heard the term years ago at a funeral that i attended. the preist said the "word in question" because it (the day) fit with the mood of the day..... it was thunderstorming throughout the whole service.


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mac11
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 07:51 am
I'm beginning to think that the priest invented this word! I'm having no luck on my search...
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 08:32 pm
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is the only expression that springs readily to this mind.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 08:34 pm
Mac- if there isn't a word for it, then there should be!
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crisscross
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2004 02:23 am
Is it perhaps the word "lowering" as in "lowering skies" (low pronounced as in loud)?
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crisscross
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2004 10:03 pm
What about "attuned"? As in, "the mood is attuned to the weather".

Trying to figure this out is keeping me awake at night!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2004 10:13 pm
Ack. I do believe I will shortly be wishing I'd never seen this thread...

It's hovering just beyond conscious thought...

Will certainly come back if I can think of it, but I'm not optimistic.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2004 10:19 pm
It is indeed one of those threads.... I'll ask my mom, the english major, this weekend.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2004 02:55 am
Oo, crisscross, I like attuned. Could be right. Feels right.

I thought for a moment it might be attenuated, but then I looked it up and it means 'to make thinner' but I've never used it that way. I thought mean 'in tune with' Embarrassed


Side thought: maybe it's brillig. :wink: :wink: :wink:

Joe
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bromeliad
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2004 12:50 pm
Sometimes 'portentous' is used in this way, but it connotes a future event.

1. Of the nature of or constituting a portent; foreboding: "The present aspect of society is portentous of great change" (Edward Bellamy). 2. Full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe: "Such a portentous and mysterious monster roused all my curiosity" (Herman Melville). 3. Marked by pompousness; pretentiously weighty.
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bromeliad
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2004 12:54 pm
'Lowering' is a good one.

Lower ~

VARIANT FORMS: also lour ( lour)
INTRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: low·ered also loured, low·er·ing, lour·ing, low·ers, lours
1. To look angry, sullen, or threatening. See synonyms at frown. 2. To appear dark or threatening, as the sky.
NOUN: 1. A threatening, sullen, or angry look. 2. A dark and ominous look: the lower of thunderheads.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English louren.
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emchugh4
 
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Reply Mon 14 Jun, 2004 04:27 pm
sorry i haven't responded but to those that are insistant on the "word" having to do with strormy weather or blue skies need to think outside of the box it also can be feeling good on a sunny day. so that is why there is a word that encompases both not only the blue skies but the clear sunny days as well!
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bromeliad
 
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Reply Mon 14 Jun, 2004 08:28 pm
Such a word (in English) may exist, but I do not know it.

Sorry.
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crisscross
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2004 09:42 pm
I've got it! I'm sure of it.

The word is.......

BAROMETER!!!!

emchugh, please, please say that this is correct. It has to be because the search for this word is driving me crazy!
Chris
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2004 09:47 pm
Somebody ask Noddy. She knows just about everything about the language
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2004 09:48 pm
Anyway, I wouldn't mind sitting in on a good skirmish between those two skeletons.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2004 09:49 pm
Barometer could work, but in a slightly different context.

(roger, I know, I keep thinking emchugh is Noddy and then I wonder WHAT happened to her punctuation...! :-D)
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