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 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)
What's wrong with her?
Personally, every Ohio Republican not named Blackwell gives me the heebie jeebies.
don't know yet. he just said, yes she's being mentioned, and she is horrible.
Sure it's from last year, but it is still good advice.
I didn't realize you had moved out of New Jersey.....
(For those not familiar, it is a LOOP around Houston - In Texas, Aggie jokes are equivilant to Polish jokes)
Speaking of Polish jokes....how about some POLISH Hurricane names? I'm thinking Stanley and Walter.
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?
Aggies take Loop 610.
You beat me to it.
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.
Well you know what they say about girls from Tech.......we're fast
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!
I've been up to my eyeballs in work all morning, hope you enjoyed your 1 on 1 time with Dubya!
Texas officials at all levels are showing amazing competency. Unlike some of their counterparts elsewhere.
They are telling our County to "hunker down" so maybe they think we will be safe here
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?
Yes, no, wait yes.......no, changed my mind again........
I won't be coquettish. You may congratulate me. I a going to be a grandma again.
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@!
Those idiots need to have some more of their blood spilled.
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.
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.
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 : )
Farther outer: 6 (I'm just beyond Hwy 6)
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.
i pray that everything goes well for them!
Pressure's dropping again too.
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...
you and mrs grim can come up to VA for a visit. but leave those dang animals behind!
time to get out of dodge..........
You know that's a safe invitation... we could never leave them behind.
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....
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.
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.
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
Really, I'm not trying to be a cheeky little engine.
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.
That was really good. Can I distribute it to my friends. I won't even claim it as mine, although I'd like to.
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