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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: xsmommy
The name is floating around the blogosphere, and ,a href=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1488634/posts>here.

What's wrong with her?

Personally, every Ohio Republican not named Blackwell gives me the heebie jeebies.

51 posted on 09/21/2005 8:39:32 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("Government is not the solution, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: dubyaismypresident

don't know yet. he just said, yes she's being mentioned, and she is horrible.


52 posted on 09/21/2005 8:41:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember
Instead of homework I have evacuation advice.

Houston Hurricane Evacuation plan: City officials just announced the official Houston 2004 Hurricane Evacuation Plan:

1. Hispanics use I-10 West to San Antonio
2. Cajuns use I-10 East to Lafayette
3. Rednecks use 59 North to East Texas
4. Republicans fly Continental to Washington DC
5. Yankees and Democrats use 45 South to Galveston
6. Longhorns use 290 West to Austin
53 posted on 09/21/2005 8:43:02 AM PDT by secret garden (<= easily amused)
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To: secret garden

Sure it's from last year, but it is still good advice.


54 posted on 09/21/2005 8:43:43 AM PDT by secret garden (<= easily amused)
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To: hobbes1; dubyaismypresident; xsmommy; secret garden

I didn't realize you had moved out of New Jersey.....


55 posted on 09/21/2005 8:44:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember
Nice evac list - the one I saw showed Aggies taking the 610 Loop.........

(For those not familiar, it is a LOOP around Houston - In Texas, Aggie jokes are equivilant to Polish jokes)

56 posted on 09/21/2005 8:47:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: secret garden
5. Yankees and Democrats use 45 South to Galveston

ROFL!!!!!!!!!

57 posted on 09/21/2005 8:47:46 AM PDT by Gabz ((Chincoteague, VA) Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane season)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

HAVENT.


58 posted on 09/21/2005 8:48:49 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy; Slip18; RikaStrom; Dutchgirl; Knitting A Conundrum; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; ...
Hi, Vastie:

Two score and a couple of years gone by
The Left had all the hot looking chicks
Nowadays, they've lost them and many ponder why

Short money and dwindling power have replaced coquetry
As Tools of the Trade for gullible Moon Bats, it's called expediency

When Janet Reno, Donna Shallala, Babs Milkulski and Hillary
Could have actually been born with dicks

Jack Deth~ 09/21/05.

59 posted on 09/21/2005 9:20:05 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy

Speaking of Polish jokes....how about some POLISH Hurricane names? I'm thinking Stanley and Walter.


60 posted on 09/21/2005 9:22:40 AM PDT by Explorer89 (We're closed. The moose out front should have told you.)
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To: Explorer89

Hurricane Stush has a ring to it. My best friend growing up is of Polack extraction as is her hub, they named their Norwich terrier, Stanley. He is a roly poly fat thing, so of course we call him FAT STANLEY instead of FLAT stanley of elementary school send him to everyone you know fame. surely you have experienced that by now?


61 posted on 09/21/2005 9:25:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Aggies take Loop 610.


62 posted on 09/21/2005 9:27:18 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

You beat me to it.


63 posted on 09/21/2005 9:28:38 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember; Explorer89; secret garden; hobbes1; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Texan5; tioga; ...
did you guys see Marteen's visit to Shanksville pix? tearjerking, i found them.
64 posted on 09/21/2005 9:30:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember
It was not an act of coquetry to throw blood on a U.S. soldier. The "St. Patrick's Day Four" on on trial near me. Thy are probably lucky I was not on the jury. Hee-haw.
65 posted on 09/21/2005 9:30:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Explorer89

Explorer, I promise I'm not picking on you from the past discussion - but wanted you to know that the both the Galveston and Freeport officials have done a tremendous job of getting people to evacuate - saying they could bring pets - have a hotline set up for 'reservations' on the busses and will be loading those who reserved a spot first - taking them well inland to other cities.

The TV station is the best - saying repeatedly that this is the PROPER preparation by city officials - slapping N.O. mayor down in the process.

A friend in the Texas National Guard in Austin says they have already activated 2000 men - schools are closed, business are being asked NOT to remain open past tomrrow unless essential.

At the very least, this is making Nagin look more and more like the idiot that he is and showing how a State that had a more recent history of dealing with potential storms still wasn't ready and didn't seem to even try very hard to get ready.


66 posted on 09/21/2005 9:31:15 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: VRWCmember

Well you know what they say about girls from Tech.......we're fast


67 posted on 09/21/2005 9:33:50 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: grey_whiskers; RikaStrom
I heard RikaStrom was the grader, so here goes...

When I watch Fox News
I think of coqeutry
('specially Laurie Dhue's
and Kirin Chetry)

Full Disclosure: Real Gentlemen prefer The Weather Channel's Stephanie Abrams. Cheers!

68 posted on 09/21/2005 9:36:03 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; dubyaismypresident

I've been up to my eyeballs in work all morning, hope you enjoyed your 1 on 1 time with Dubya!


69 posted on 09/21/2005 9:36:07 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: Laura Earl; dubyaismypresident

Always do........


70 posted on 09/21/2005 9:37:42 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Texas officials at all levels are showing amazing competency. Unlike some of their counterparts elsewhere.


71 posted on 09/21/2005 10:02:09 AM PDT by Gabz ((Chincoteague, VA) Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane season)
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To: Gabz

They are telling our County to "hunker down" so maybe they think we will be safe here


72 posted on 09/21/2005 10:04:36 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

either that or - they are trying to avoid panic - or they figure there is no place for you to go.

Have you made your decision about bugging out yet?


73 posted on 09/21/2005 10:08:13 AM PDT by Gabz ((Chincoteague, VA) Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane season)
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To: Gabz

Yes, no, wait yes.......no, changed my mind again........


74 posted on 09/21/2005 10:12:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy; Slip18; All

I won't be coquettish. You may congratulate me. I a going to be a grandma again.


75 posted on 09/21/2005 10:14:35 AM PDT by Dutchgirl ("We recognize your right to be an ignorant moron," -Just A. Nobody.)
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To: Dutchgirl

i am going to hope that it is your MARRIED child that is expecting and wish you MUCH HAPPINESS on another grandchild! wishing for a healthy bouncing baby@!


76 posted on 09/21/2005 10:15:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Dutchgirl

Congrats.


77 posted on 09/21/2005 10:23:03 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: tioga

Those idiots need to have some more of their blood spilled.


78 posted on 09/21/2005 10:23:34 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Well you know what they say about girls from Tech.......we're fast

Yeah that, and the fact that since I'm not familiar with Houston I had to go out to Yahoo maps to find out what loop runs around the city.

79 posted on 09/21/2005 10:24:55 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy
your MARRIED child

Oh, yes. Lillie is going to be a big sister. I found out by accident. Dilbert is not to be told yet, but I am busting a gut keeping it to myself.

80 posted on 09/21/2005 10:25:41 AM PDT by Dutchgirl ("We recognize your right to be an ignorant moron," -Just A. Nobody.)
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To: Dutchgirl

that is so exciting. but i can wait a LONG LONG LONG LONG time before experiencing it for myself, i will happily live vicariously through you : )


81 posted on 09/21/2005 10:26:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Inner: 610
Outer: 8
Farther outer: 6 (I'm just beyond Hwy 6)


82 posted on 09/21/2005 10:45:47 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: xsmommy
live vicariously

Vicarious baby smell, vicarious cuddles, vicarious worries about another c-section...

Lillie's favorite word is "BABY!" My daughter hasn't had the first exam yet, but I am thinking she'll have her little brother or sister in early March, just before she turns two.

83 posted on 09/21/2005 10:47:38 AM PDT by Dutchgirl ("We recognize your right to be an ignorant moron," -Just A. Nobody.)
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To: Dutchgirl

i pray that everything goes well for them!


84 posted on 09/21/2005 10:50:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Excuse me for repeating myself, but...
Just crap!


85 posted on 09/21/2005 11:05:29 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (It's time to bring back public flogging.)
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To: TheGrimReaper

Pressure's dropping again too.


86 posted on 09/21/2005 11:07:13 AM 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

yeah, well those idiots are twenty minutes north of me in Ithaca and twenty east when the are in court in Binghamton.......they are all around me. thank God for FR...


87 posted on 09/21/2005 11:07:50 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TheGrimReaper

you and mrs grim can come up to VA for a visit. but leave those dang animals behind!


88 posted on 09/21/2005 11:08:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom

time to get out of dodge..........


89 posted on 09/21/2005 11:09:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: RikaStrom
Happy happy happy....
Are you going to do the evac thingy??
90 posted on 09/21/2005 11:10:23 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (It's time to bring back public flogging.)
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To: xsmommy

You know that's a safe invitation... we could never leave them behind.


91 posted on 09/21/2005 11:11:29 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (It's time to bring back public flogging.)
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To: TheGrimReaper

you can bring the dogs. the other things will have to sit outside on the deck. where they can fraternize with the local flora and fauna....


92 posted on 09/21/2005 11:16:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Smiling, moueing, winking, pouting,
Girding all her wiles, for flouting,
Looking for some Young Gent,
Whose resources have gone unspent,
All ready for the picnic outing.


93 posted on 09/21/2005 11:42:00 AM PDT by rock58seg ("Guest Workers," W's version of, "Read my lips." Secure our borders!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I think the hurricane is chasing Nagin!

Not trying to be ornery here (that comes natural!) but I think the Texas evacuations are a bit akin to when you get a speeding ticket, and then are really careful for the next month or two. Texas, which admittedly has more sense than LA, is not about to take any chances this soon after witnessing the devastation.


94 posted on 09/21/2005 11:52:47 AM PDT by Explorer89 (We're closed. The moose out front should have told you.)
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To: VRWCmember

Among the young Southern Belle set
They think young Yank gents are all wet
Those silly boys show no sublety
By ignoring their coquetry
So! Let them choke on a chicken croquette


95 posted on 09/21/2005 11:55:30 AM PDT by rock58seg ("Guest Workers," W's version of, "Read my lips." Secure our borders!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Really, I'm not trying to be a cheeky little engine.


96 posted on 09/21/2005 11:57:34 AM PDT by Explorer89 (We're closed. The moose out front should have told you.)
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To: VRWCmember

You can say that again. I have had to mow Rock's little acre only once since June. We had an inch and a half a couple of weeks ago. Only brought the grass back to green.


97 posted on 09/21/2005 12:00:26 PM PDT by rock58seg ("Guest Workers," W's version of, "Read my lips." Secure our borders!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

That was really good. Can I distribute it to my friends. I won't even claim it as mine, although I'd like to.


98 posted on 09/21/2005 12:07:03 PM PDT by rock58seg ("Guest Workers," W's version of, "Read my lips." Secure our borders!)
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To: dubyaismypresident

ROTFLMAO,


99 posted on 09/21/2005 12:10:53 PM PDT by rock58seg ("Guest Workers," W's version of, "Read my lips." Secure our borders!)
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To: RikaStrom; grimreaper; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Stay safe,
Stay armed.


100 posted on 09/21/2005 12:24:07 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("Government is not the solution, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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