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Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - palatable
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^ | 01/21/2009 | The Janitor

Posted on 01/21/2009 6:25:43 AM PST 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".

palatable • \PAL-uh-tuh-bul\ • adjective

1. agreeable to the palate or taste *
2. agreeable or acceptable to the mind

* Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.

Example sentence:

When I asked Griffin for his opinion of the restaurant he said, "The food was bland and unimaginative, but at least the wine was palatable."

Did you know?
"Palatable" comes from "palate," a Latin-derived word for the roof of the mouth. The palate was once thought of as the seat of the sense of taste, so the word eventually came to mean "sense of taste," or broadly, "liking." "Palatable" has been used in English to refer to palate-pleasing foods since 1664, but it isn't our only -- or our oldest -- adjective for agreeable tastes. "Savory" dates from the 13th century. "Toothsome" has been around since 1551. "Tasty" was first used back in 1603. And "appetizing" has been gracing culinary reviews since 1653.

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 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: Laura Earl

I’m not sure if I made it up or if I saw it somewhere.

61 posted on 01/21/2009 12:33:47 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: brytlea

I do that all the time, and usually I did make up the word.

62 posted on 01/21/2009 1:13:54 PM PST by Laura Earl
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To: Bertram3

Whoa,’s OK.I’m not offended,and I know you weren’t being disrespectful to religion or Jesus. I think most people on this forum are pretty smart and can figure out what you meant. You didn’t say anything offensive, IMO.

63 posted on 01/21/2009 1:23:23 PM PST by gimme1ibertee (Sarahlution!!!!!)
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To: VRWCmember

Maybe the food wasn’t palatable:

64 posted on 01/21/2009 3:31:48 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice; VRWCmember

holy smokes
what atrocious posture

She needs someone to help her with her sense of fashion, what little I’ve seen is unpalatable.

65 posted on 01/21/2009 3:33:00 PM PST by siamesecats
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To: VRWCmember

I’ve really, really got to stop staying up all night reading.

66 posted on 01/21/2009 4:03:22 PM PST by dixie sass
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To: siamesecats

She must not have gone to any of the fittings because that dress was just tooooooooooo long. Is she pregnant?

67 posted on 01/21/2009 4:10:49 PM PST by dixie sass
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To: gimme1ibertee; Bertram3

simmer down, Bertie, no one took offense or thought you intended anything sacrilegious! we know you are a good boy! ; )

68 posted on 01/21/2009 6:40:11 PM PST by xsmommy
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