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Daemon
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ubiquitous

(adjective) Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time.

Synonyms: omnipresent

Usage: She is the most ubiquitous media personality around.
NeuroticHellFem
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Idiots are ubiquitous.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:50:41 AM

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My favorite use of this word comes from a quote by Ashleigh Brilliant. It goes roughly like this:
"The leaf blower, that ubiquitous symbol of American sloth."

Computers don't believe in god, so why can't you process my payment on a Sunday?
John J. Gerhardt
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:07:25 AM
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The first time I heard the word used was on a TV quiz program about 20 years ago, can not remember the title of it but contestants were required to guess words by selecting letters...a familiar phrase used then was when someone would come up with the term "the ubiquitous E" when they were asked to select a letter.
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Nice word!! I


Word History: Today's word is built on Latin ubi-que "everywhere", itself from ubi "where" + -que "and" + the adjective suffix, -ous. Latin ubi "where" was originally the locative (place, location) case of Proto-Indo-European kwo- "where, when, who," kwo-bhi, which became cubi in compounds like alicubi "somewhere". Hanging out with adverbs like ibi "there", ultimately led to cubi losing its initial [c] and becoming ubi. The same root, kwo-, became who in English after the shift of K to H, and kto "who" in Russian, with the addition of to "that". Latin pronouns beginning on qu- (pronounced [kw-]), such as quo "whither", quando "when", and qui "how", all share the same source.

In Play: The past decade has seen a rash of technological inventions rise quickly to ubiquity: "The cell phone is becoming more and more ubiquitous throughout the world." Were it not for the ubiquity of the Internet, our efforts to put out the Good Word each day would come to naught.

http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/ubiquitous
Fredric-frank Myers
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We have a rescued cat that is surly ubiquitous, as he is first at the front door but then within seconds he appears at the other end of the house or studio; of course this occurs more frequently at (his chosen) feeding times.... Yesterday he left us a mouse at the front door, I'm assuming in exchange for his food. :-)
elle16
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Cell phone users are ubiquitous. It doesn't matter the continent or country they're in.
S. Miranda-Hess
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I remember learning this word in high school.
IMcRout
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Fredric-frank Myers wrote:
We have a rescued cat that is surly ubiquitous, as he is first at the front door but then within seconds he appears at the other end of the house or studio; of course this occurs more frequently at (his chosen) feeding times.... Yesterday he left us a mouse at the front door, I'm assuming in exchange for his food. :-)


Could it be your cat left you an omni-present?

(Groan.)

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. (Anon)
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