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Word For The Day, Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - coquetry
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary ^ | 09/19/2005 | The Janitor

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

Example sentence:
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 Threads:
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)


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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Aggies taking the 610 Loop.........

Now how did I manage to leave that one out? ;)
101 posted on 09/21/2005 12:31:47 PM PDT by secret garden (<= easily amused)
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To: VRWCmember; Cyber Liberty
You big Coq. Only 95 days until Christmas. We haven't gotten the Halloween stuff out of the attic yet.

Very first WFTD by Miss Annie:

FIRST WFTD

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.

102 posted on 09/21/2005 1:00:34 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Are you okay, Whyisa?


103 posted on 09/21/2005 1:01:27 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: TheGrimReaper

Keep us posted about your animals, Grimmy. I would be so afeared.


104 posted on 09/21/2005 1:02:53 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Prayers are out for your family, Knitting. There are so many folks just in here that can be affected by this non-Loving Rita.


105 posted on 09/21/2005 1:07:33 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: dixie sass

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.


106 posted on 09/21/2005 1:08:33 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: dubyaismypresident; All
This thread coquetries on the line of being zotted.
107 posted on 09/21/2005 1:10:13 PM PDT by md2576 (Zot your it...)
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To: dixie sass; RikaStrom; Cyber Liberty

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.


108 posted on 09/21/2005 1:11:05 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: md2576
This thread coquetries on the line of being zotted.

Ha! You should be here on a Friday. This is nothing :)

109 posted on 09/21/2005 1:18:03 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("Government is not the solution, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Slip18; xsmommy; Gabz; RikaStrom; VRWCmember; Texan5
This piece of crap storm has been upgraded to CATEGORY 5.

Crap. DOUBLE CRAP.

110 posted on 09/21/2005 1:18:14 PM PDT by TheGrimReaper (It's time to bring back public flogging.)
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To: Dutchgirl
Congratulations, Dutchie!

Didn't know if your grandchild is a girl or boy, so took a chance and used green. LOL!

111 posted on 09/21/2005 1:20:29 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom; TheGrimReaper

I've noticed the pressure dropping on the Weather Channel. That's one heck of a storm.


112 posted on 09/21/2005 1:23:53 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: TheGrimReaper

Bring 'em all here! We have a lot of space. Don't leave a single one behind. Prayers, prayers, prayers.


113 posted on 09/21/2005 1:25:36 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: tioga

My ex lives in Oxford.


114 posted on 09/21/2005 1:27:45 PM PDT by rock58seg ("Guest Workers," W's version of, "Read my lips." Secure our borders!)
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To: Explorer89

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.


115 posted on 09/21/2005 1:33:56 PM PDT by rock58seg ("Guest Workers," W's version of, "Read my lips." Secure our borders!)
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To: Slip18
It's only 103. Not bad at all.

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.

116 posted on 09/21/2005 1:42:33 PM PDT by rock58seg ("Guest Workers," W's version of, "Read my lips." Secure our borders!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; secret garden; Argh; dubyaismypresident; RikaStrom; Dutchgirl; xsmommy; ...

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


117 posted on 09/21/2005 1:44:02 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I contribute to FR monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS supports Hillary's Secular Sexual Socialism every day.)
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To: TheGrimReaper
You can count on two things:
1. Texas will be better prepared and the crisis management much more effective than Louisiana for Katrina.
2. The democrats will politicize this hurricane as well.

Bush Administration Touts Rita Readiness (Reid Questions Why TX so Ready?)

118 posted on 09/21/2005 1:44:10 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: secret garden

I like both versions: Combine the Aggie's on Loop610 with the democrats going via Amtrak to Galveston.


119 posted on 09/21/2005 1:47:43 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I contribute to FR monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS supports Hillary's Secular Sexual Socialism every day.)
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To: Slip18

Just got back from a (expletive deleted)United Way kickoff meeting and learned that Rita is now a CAT 5!!! Sheesh!!!!


120 posted on 09/21/2005 1:48:50 PM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: Laura Earl

I despise that crooked organization as much as the Red Cross. I will match donations to each again this year - zippo!


121 posted on 09/21/2005 2:06:22 PM PDT by secret garden (<= easily amused)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; TheGrimReaper; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RikaStrom; Xenalyte; Rose in RoseBear; ...
HAH!!

Best of luck to all my Texas buddies and their loved ones. And everyone else down there in the path.

122 posted on 09/21/2005 2:27:24 PM PDT by Argh
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To: secret garden

Yankees and Democrats head south, what a scream, Miss Garden!


123 posted on 09/21/2005 2:29:22 PM PDT by Argh
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To: Argh

Arghy, we have hockey tonight! Granted it's only preseason and away and on the radio but the fun is just beginning! Unfortunately, Paul Kariya won't play for the first two games due to a sore ankle. Better to sit out now than when it counts.


124 posted on 09/21/2005 2:35:47 PM PDT by secret garden (<= easily amused)
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To: secret garden

I hope you enjoy it, Miss Garden! I saw Brett Hull the other day saying it should be much more enjoyable this year with the rules changes.


125 posted on 09/21/2005 2:38:29 PM PDT by Argh
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To: secret garden

Brett meant more enjoyable for the fans, of course.


126 posted on 09/21/2005 2:39:12 PM PDT by Argh
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To: RikaStrom
Darling, you are really pushing your luck to wait until Friday AM.

I would not want to be around your neck of the woods when the heavy rains come....remember last time? Be a pal and take an extra day off, and get outta there tomorrow, early.

127 posted on 09/21/2005 3:03:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: RikaStrom

They're talking about a late Friday PM landfall....


128 posted on 09/21/2005 3:06:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: dubyaismypresident; TheGrimReaper; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga; Gabz; xsmommy
Stay safe,
Stay armed

I plan to. I am heading out in the morning to Oklahoma. There isn't a hotel room available between Houston and Oklahoma.

129 posted on 09/21/2005 3:08:15 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: VRWCmember; Slip18

Home at last-

The 'rats have a new theory
Of conspiracy by the "right"-
Why is Texas ready for Rita and
Why didn't Key West drown last night?

Might it not have something to do
With not using coquetry for personal gain?
Especially when you are flirting
With the effects of a hurricane

I suppose they think that Karl Rove
Conjured Rita right our of thin air
Then got all the busses in Galveston
To take the people out of there

I don't suppose they believe the reason
Louisiana's governor was such a shame
Is because unlike those of Texas or Florida
She has a "D" after her name...





130 posted on 09/21/2005 3:11:12 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line..)
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To: RikaStrom

Be careful out there!


131 posted on 09/21/2005 3:11:31 PM PDT by TheGrimReaper (It's time to bring back public flogging.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Hi Sweetie,

Yeah, I am heading out first thing tomorrow, probably about 7 in the am. In theory it's a 6 hour drive, but it is probably going to be 10 hours.

Thena has never done a road trip before.

E


132 posted on 09/21/2005 3:12:12 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: RikaStrom

I'm so glad you dedided to leave earlier-take care...


133 posted on 09/21/2005 3:15:20 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line..)
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To: TheGrimReaper

I'm really hoping that Rita takes a hard left and goes to the deserted part of the coast between Texas and Mexico, but I guess that isn't looking too likely at this point.


134 posted on 09/21/2005 3:17:23 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line..)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yeah. It's certainly going to be something to talk about.


135 posted on 09/21/2005 3:21:57 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; TheGrimReaper

Whyisa, Grimmie-are y'all sure you don't want to go to higher ground? We've got 2 extra bedrooms, a bonus room with an air matress, a couch and plenty of linens-there's room in the garage for Grimmie's critters, too, where Husky girl and Kitty boy won't try to snack on the possums and birds-and I went to the commissary on the way from work, so there's plenty of groceries, too...


136 posted on 09/21/2005 3:27:02 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line..)
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To: Texan5; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; grimreaper
so there's plenty of groceries, too...

If I lived in Texas, I'd be over just for the dinner.

137 posted on 09/21/2005 3:29:40 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("Government is not the solution, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Well, thank you very much-you'd be most welcome, too.


138 posted on 09/21/2005 4:24:11 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line..)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Perchance, I was on a radio show monday - I wanted to read one of your prayers. But that would not have been fair. They are yours.

So next time, I will try to get my stuff in order beforehand. Sorry I screwed up.

139 posted on 09/21/2005 4:26:59 PM PDT by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: VRWCmember

"Miss Slippy is pretty generous with the plusses if you compliment her shapely legs, so you might try submitting your homework to her instead."


Give Miss Slippy an A+ for coquetry.


140 posted on 09/21/2005 4:33:08 PM PDT by MoochPooch (A righteous person worries about his or her behavior, an extremist about everyone else's.)
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To: patton

If you would have asked, I could have given permissions...I write them for God so I feel it's my duty to share freely if someone asks...


141 posted on 09/21/2005 5:44:25 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: xsmommy; TheGrimReaper
you and mrs grim can come up to VA for a visit. but leave those dang animals behind!

I'm more than happy to have you visit - along with the animals :)

142 posted on 09/21/2005 7:24:58 PM PDT by Gabz ((Chincoteague, VA) Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane season)
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To: RikaStrom
I am heading out in the morning to Oklahoma.

I'm so happy to hear that.

143 posted on 09/21/2005 7:29:09 PM PDT by Gabz ((Chincoteague, VA) Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane season)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I should have asked. I was really unprepared for that whole radio thing - I will try to do better, next time.


144 posted on 09/21/2005 9:28:56 PM PDT by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: Argh
Best of luck to all my Texas buddies and their loved ones.

Thanks.

145 posted on 09/21/2005 11:06:44 PM PDT by My back yard (The future will be your past catching up to you.. Honky Tonk Philosophizer Dwight Yoakam)
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To: Slip18

A door for four legged friends, y'all are indeed host and hostess with the mostist?

Ralph has refused to leave Houston because he is afraid of looting before, after and during the storm. He is armed and ready. Judy won't leave him alone there. At least the boys and their familys have fled.

Prayers up for all people out there.


146 posted on 09/22/2005 3:40:13 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Slip18

I spent the afternoon looking for the stuff - found part of it. Got to get somemore Halloween stuff. Can't find the Jack O'Lanterns for outside.


147 posted on 09/22/2005 3:42:07 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: RikaStrom

My friends won't leave - Ralph is stubborn and is afraid of looting. He is armed and ready. Since he won't leave, neither will Judy. He has heart problems - darn stubborn man!

At least his kids have gotten their families out.


148 posted on 09/22/2005 3:44:30 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Gabz; xsmommy; Texan5; VRWCmember; Humidston; RikaStrom; Slip18; secret garden; Argh
OK, enough is enough.
Every time the news talks about Hurricane Rita, it gets worse.
175 mph sustained winds.
A catastrophic storm.
Devastation.

The Grim Family & Zoo is getting the heck out...probable destination DFW.
Vayamos con Dios.

Prayers for everyone is SE TX are in order.

149 posted on 09/22/2005 4:01:46 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (It's time to bring back public flogging.)
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To: My back yard

Nasty track still on thatthing: But preps seem so smooth and organized. Even in governments (Houston, Harris, Galveston, etc.)


150 posted on 09/22/2005 4:18:10 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I contribute to FR monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS supports Hillary's Secular Sexual Socialism every day.)
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