Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thurday, June 17, 2004
Posted on 06/17/2004 5:37:05 AM PDT by Slip18
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of word for the day. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the word of the day; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Subbie Slip has her whip, handcuffs and legcuffs today. Havent checked my mood ring yet. Yall behave yourselves, ya hear? Principal JimRob is still out of town. I expect the utmost respect on this thread today. The Mods have been overworked lately.
The rest of the stuff is locked up in my drawer.
Folderol, also Folderal noun:
Pronunciation: Pronounced about three different ways. Take your pick.
Etymology: Probably fr. Latin
1) Impractical, unnecessary or excessive trimming of finery or effects: pretty, but flimsy or useless ornament : something that is unnecessary: trifle, gewgaw
2) A nonessential talk or action: piffle, nonsense
Piffle is a good word, but I do believe it has been used on a prior instance. So we'll just folderol through it.
I had never seen nor heard of that word before. Saw it in a thread yesterday, and wrote it down for today.
Don't make me laugh. It hurts. I was up until 2:00 a.m. Another whole piffled story, so I'm working on less than three hours' sleep.
You missed by one little post. But congratulations for being close.
Sometimes, this can be folderal.
The fodder of folderols everywhere.
Am I making sense? First A+ of the day.
Sorry. You get an A. You didn't bring in this thread. Had you done that, you wouldn't have gotten your +.
Glad he did.
The G's have it.
I hate to say I told you so..........but I told you so.
For years the smokers, the first major target of RWJF, warned that food was next, but no one listened to us.......
Yes, Subbie cusses when she is tired. Don't tell anyone, okay? I'm as pure as the driven snow.
Depends on who's driving the snow I bet!
And then there was the peanut thread not more than two days ago. Pretty soon we'll be Stepford Wives *and* Husbands.
And yes, the G's have it. Now is that the G Factor with halibut eyes, the folderol person at FNN?
Tell me about it...................
(PS, don't I get a grade?)
Be good. Take care. Don't be doing too much folderoling this morning.
Promise I'll grade when I get back.
Oops, forgot to give you your A+, Gabz.
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