Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - glower
Posted on 05/11/2005 5:59:06 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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".
glower \GLOW-er ("OW" as in "cow")\ verb
to look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger
Mariah crossed her arms and glowered at Jeff, making it perfectly clear that she'd had enough of his teasing.
Did you know?
Do words of uncertain origin make you scowl? If so, "glower" may put a frown on your face, because only part of its history can be validated. The well-established part of its story leads us to Scotland, where "glower" (or "glowren," to use the older Scottish form of the word) has been used since the late Middle Ages. Originally, the word meant simply "to look intently" or "to stare in amazement," but by the late 1700s, glowering stares were being associated with anger instead of astonishment. Beyond that, however, the history of the word is murky. The most we can say is that "glower" is a distant relative of Middle Low German "gluren," which means "to be overcast," and of Middle Dutch "gloeren," meaning "to leer."
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
I don't mind. It's nice to be able to put a face with the writing sometimes. But I can see your point with respect to a few people in this forum who shall remain nameless.
missyme went and got herself banned or suspended.
Holy cow! I must have missed at least one good post which got deleted. Thanks, Vast.
it was deserved. she had some fairly outrageous comments to nopardons.
cat fights are even better than zot threads. thanks for sharing.
You're welcome! They took some pretty good shots at each other.
missyme could have just acknowledged there are only 50 states....end of story, but NO.......oh, well...rme, it was a good show
actually, four are Commonwealths. But if you think I was getting in the middle of that........
LOL.........good move, just step back and watch the show, pass some popcorn and have a few laughs........it's hump day after all, what else is there to do but watch the plane over DC?
So are you going to start a "Free missyme" campaign and sign up an alterego of "FreeMissymeYouBastards"?
BWWAAAAHAHAHAAA... Nah, she wasn't a pal like Silly was (also, I didn't know what Silly had done to be banned, and the whole thing was a lark anyway). Also, JimRob actually instructed me at the end of that not to sign up with multiple identities anymore.
Her idea of foreplay is to tell her husband "bite my arse" and when he is too busy getting ready to go fishing to comply, she gets pissed off and starts throwing broken glass at him. She sounds like a real prize.
I wanted to post something really clever, but I see the boss glowering at me, so I'd better log off.
btw, xshub is going to be spending the night in Dallas night, he couldn't get a flight to Austin from Chicago, so he has to settle for getting as far as dallas and flying out first thing to austin.
you would spurn your wife's sexual advances to go fishing?
Hmmmmm. Where'd you say the Whyisa is?? :^)
OMG i never thought of that.... ; )
Tsk tsk tsk, you should always be thinking...:^)
Thanks for the good wishes.
Rats, now I'll have to go back to Hannity and the ugly guy. When the playoffs are over, that is.
That Colmes is certainly a mess, isn't he?
Sorry for not getting back with replies for your very nice comments about my long rant in yesterday's word for the day. (mrsgwmoore and gwmooredaughter (FR=trinity1) especially liked xs' comments about my volunteering for Vietnam LOL...They were ROTFL about it, making appropriate comments, and I was totally overwhelmed, being the sole male present with nobody to help defend my position . I had written a whole post about it, then went to look for a pic to post, and the whole thing disappeared.
Anyhow, since the weather is bad, and the CStainlesssteel is causing some discomfort, I will postpone my answer until tomorrow.... I do have an answer, and it is just as funny as xs' comment...suffice it to say that I was being groomed for "Lifer" status at the time, and the rest seemed, well, kind of a neat thing to do LOL..Today, there are any number of reality shows featuring non-thinkers like gwmoore, they even have special sporting events (X-Games) for the likes of us [huge evil grin]....
Stay tuned, a very interesting post to come tomorrow..
Greg and the VK's
(Robt posts late.)
Grabs beer, ti, and a cup of coffee... (Not in that order.)
(Robt decides he should grab ti's nekkid (no tupperware) cookies, not ti.)
(Robt wonders why CG needs to tell LE that he is poppin' in and out today....)
Wouldn't she kind of know before he popped in unannouced (Or at least when he popped in unannounced...)?
the cookies are all gone, I just picked up the empty container with a few crumbs left in the bottom.........strange site, all kinds of newbies getting their newbie training tonight. good thing I wasn't commando or nothing.
If the rest of that dress (and not just the sleeves) kept falling off ............
feel better, greg and we look forward to your post tomorrow!
But it matches her!
I vote for for the low-cal option....
No Kool Whip.
Better late than never-
Why is it when the 'rat party
Has fallen out of power
That they behave like children
Who sulk, pout and glower?
And keep hammering the same old message
Of socialism, free circuses and bread
When they ought to find a new line
And appeal to the middle class instead
When they want to take our money
And leave us with just crumbs
How can they wonder why we grow tired
Of supporting welfare queens and bums?
(Robt double checks .....)
Wonders, innocently, "How did she know my cookies were topless? (Er, topperwearless.)"
Do get to feeling better, gw-look forward to hearing from you.
They were glowering at me. I tried to hide my eyes but was too late.
Hi xs. :-) Did I miss cookies?
We closed on the house in SA, and the new owners will begin moving in over the weekend-went to dinner at a favorite restaurant out here to celebrate with my realtor neighbor and her husband, and Husky girl is chowing down on the order of french fries we brought her as a treat. I'm both glad and sad that that house is sold-lots of good memories of bringing up my little one there.
Hey, xs and patton-hubby found out the other day that the looney woman next door to the house we just sold is a Falls Churcher-we knew that he was from Oklahoma and she was from somewhere in Virginia, but not the specifics. When hubby was over there today after work checking that the yard looked nice, her jerk husband came over and asked hubby why the for sale sigh was down (duh), and hubby gleefully told him that we had sold to a family with 4 little kids. He got downright ugly with hubby, chiding him for selling to "some trash like that"-huh? Funny, I don't remember HIS kids being such angels. Well, he told hubby that his wife wants to move back to Falls Church where she is from because it is getting so neighbors move and sell their house to just anyone who can pay, and she doesn't want to live around that any more. What is the deal there? Good-I hope they leave soon, but sorry to inflict the looney tune and her assh*** husband on Falls Church...
Three generations - one town - 2.2 square miles...
Oh, heck. Since Ryan is about to be a junior in HS, I guess I have to say FOUR generations....
So I showed her how.
Then I realised, everyone in the house was looking at me...
My ten yo, Chris, pipes up - "Dad, why do you know how to do that?"
Patton, you mean Kelly was having trouble with the word/concept (of) "plea?" Not sure I got ya on that one...and it wasn't even in German. LOL.
no, ple-ay. the ballet thing. sorry, can't spell in french.
you sound just like my mom, she knew everyone in the Corning-Painted Post area when I was growing up.....knew every guy's fam back several generations........RME
I know everyone in Westerlo, NY dating back generations.
And many in Herkimer, NY.
But I REALLY know Falls Church. I know where the Eisenhower's lived, I know who built Lanier Place, I know every house in the city...
Picked my son up from a study date recently. Who lives there now?
So-&-So. "Oh. I used to date her mother."
He's got a face only his mother could love. Actually I think both of them are unbelievable suck-ups to their respective parties. I preferred Dennis.
You know these guys are itching for a better taste/less filling type of brawl.
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