Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - coquetry
Posted on 09/21/2005 6:39:56 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".
coquetry \KOH-kuh-tree\ noun
a flirtatious act or attitude
In a not-so-subtle act of coquetry, Nancy smiled flirtatiously and winked at Scott as she walked past him.
Did you know?
The rooster's cocky attitude has given him a reputation for arrogance and promiscuity. It has also given English several terms for people whose behavior is reminiscent of that strutting barnyard fowl. The noun "coquet" comes from French, where it is a diminutive of "coq," the French word for rooster. Originally, in the 1600s, English speakers used "coquet" to describe men who indulged in trifling flirtations. Today "coquet" can refer to male or female flirts (though "coquette," the French feminine form, is more commonly used for flirtatious women), and "coquetry" can refer to flirtation by men or women.
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.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)
Very first WFTD by Miss Annie:
Do you think your word is similar, Mr. Coq? LOL!
Hope everyone is safe today. Miss Slip is down with a cold. Will you make Coq a Vin today, Mr. Liberty? Ah, "vin" is he same thing as wine. French. Forget the Coq, just give me vin.
Are you okay, Whyisa?
Keep us posted about your animals, Grimmy. I would be so afeared.
Prayers are out for your family, Knitting. There are so many folks just in here that can be affected by this non-Loving Rita.
Dixie, look for the Halloween stuff first. Then you'll find the Christmas stuff. Happens to me all the time. Don't panic. It's all right where you put it.
Dixie, Miss Rika knows she's invited here with her poochie-woochie. It's only 103. Not bad at all. We even have an unused doggie door.
Ha! You should be here on a Friday. This is nothing :)
Crap. DOUBLE CRAP.
Didn't know if your grandchild is a girl or boy, so took a chance and used green. LOL!
I've noticed the pressure dropping on the Weather Channel. That's one heck of a storm.
Bring 'em all here! We have a lot of space. Don't leave a single one behind. Prayers, prayers, prayers.
My ex lives in Oxford.
Bing BING Bing!! I have think we have the real answer, for all the hoopla. However in fairness, the preparation is actually fairly normal. Perhaps a little more than the prep for last years, Or was it the 2003 hurricane that came ashore at Port O'Connor, but then, this is a largter storm.
I just looked, we have only 100 in the shade on my deck.
We will not have to much trouble with direct wind, but Eugene back in 89 gave us lots of tornados and rain.
City officials just announced the official Houston 2006 Hurricane Evacuation Plan:
Hispanics use I-10 West to San Antonio
Cajuns use I-10 East to Lafayette
Rednecks use 59 North to East Texas
Republicans fly Continental to Washington, DC
Democrats take Amtrak to New Mexico
UT Longhorns use 290 West to Austin
Texas Aggies use Loop 610
I like both versions: Combine the Aggie's on Loop610 with the democrats going via Amtrak to Galveston.
Just got back from a (expletive deleted)United Way kickoff meeting and learned that Rita is now a CAT 5!!! Sheesh!!!!
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