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)
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...
I'm more than happy to have you visit - along with the animals :)
I'm so happy to hear that.
I should have asked. I was really unprepared for that whole radio thing - I will try to do better, next time.
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.
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.
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.
The Grim Family & Zoo is getting the heck out...probable destination DFW.
Vayamos con Dios.
Prayers for everyone is SE TX are in order.
Nasty track still on thatthing: But preps seem so smooth and organized. Even in governments (Houston, Harris, Galveston, etc.)
Grimmy, check in here when you get where you're going. Safe journey to you and yours.
glad to hear you are loading the ark and getting out, Grimmy. we love you and are praying for you.
Thanks to all of you for prayers and good wishes. They will be needed, no doubt.
Evacuating the 4th largest city in the US is no small feat. Traffic stinks, avg. speed approx. 3 mph until well away from the county.
Later, FRiends. :-|
please let us know when you get somewhere safe, ok?>
Please check in with us when you are able to get online, okay? Be careful and have a safe trip out-hope you know some back roads to avoid the gridlock, too...
I'm heading out to see a customer-I'll come to class later...
I'm closing up and heading out. I will let you guys know as soon as I reach safety.
Wish me luck.
praying for you too, thought you were going to be out EARLY, why you dillydallying girl, get on the road! and yes please let us know when you are safe.
And Miss Sing has Miss Said all of you. Been away for a while.
And a very belated Happy Birthday to you, Gabz. Hope you had a great one.
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