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.
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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)
I despise that crooked organization as much as the Red Cross. I will match donations to each again this year - zippo!
Best of luck to all my Texas buddies and their loved ones. And everyone else down there in the path.
Yankees and Democrats head south, what a scream, Miss Garden!
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.
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.
Brett meant more enjoyable for the fans, of course.
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.
They're talking about a late Friday PM landfall....
I plan to. I am heading out in the morning to Oklahoma. There isn't a hotel room available between Houston and Oklahoma.
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...
Be careful out there!
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.
I'm so glad you dedided to leave earlier-take care...
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.
Yeah. It's certainly going to be something to talk about.
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...
If I lived in Texas, I'd be over just for the dinner.
Well, thank you very much-you'd be most welcome, too.
So next time, I will try to get my stuff in order beforehand. Sorry I screwed up.
"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.