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  •  That song was running through my mind, (6+ / 0-)

    while my paternal grandmother was screaming from the grave about the attempt to make a notion equivalent to hypotheses and theories.
    notion  n.
    1. a general, vague, or imperfect conception or idea.
    2. an opinion, view, or belief.
    3. a conception or idea: his notion of democracy.
    4. a fanciful or foolish idea; whim.
    5. notions, small articles, as buttons, thread, or ribbon, displayed together for sale.

    syn: See idea.
    Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Thesaurus:
    Noun   
    1.notion - a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
    impression, belief, feeling, opinion
    idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
    presence - the impression that something is present; "he felt the presence of an evil force"  effect - an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
    first blush - at the first glimpse or impression; "at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails"

    hunch, suspicion, intuition - an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
    2.    notion - a general inclusive concept
    concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    mumpsimus - a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable; "he still holds to the old mumpsimus that a woman's place is in the kitchen"
    3.    notion - an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
    whimsey, whimsy, whim
    idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
    4.    notion - (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions"
    article - one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"
    ribbon - notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
    Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

    Talk about the GOP playbook.
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    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Mon May 12, 2014 at 01:20:00 PM PDT

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