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Word For The Day, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - canaille
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^

Posted on 12/30/2009 6:06:00 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".

canaille • \kuh-NYE\ • noun


1. rabble, riffraff *
2. proletarian

* Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.

Example sentence:

"I am not going to write for [the New York Weekly] -- like all other papers that pay one splendidly, it circulates among stupid people & the canaille." (Mark Twain, letter, June 1, 1867)

Did you know?
For a creature said to be man’s best friend, the dog doesn’t get a whole lot of respect in the English language. Something that has "gone to the dogs," for example, has gone to ruin, and the Britishism "dog’s breakfast" means a confused mess of something. The word "canaille," which debuted in English in the 17th century, shows that we have no qualms about associating dogs with the lower levels of human society; it derives via French from Italian "canaglia," and ultimately from "canis," the Latin word for "dog." "Canis," of course, is also the source of "canine," meaning "of or relating to dogs or to the family to which they belong."

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)


TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS:
Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with today's WFTD.

It is a foregone conclusion that congress will not subject itself to the same dismal health care system that it wants to impose on the canaille of the general population.
The smell from Reid's health care bill is just now starting to fill the air

No pushing at the door please!

Happy Humpday Everybody!

Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.

1 posted on 12/30/2009 6:06:02 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
IT'S ABOUT DANG TIME!!!

Get to class you slackers!

2 posted on 12/30/2009 6:06:30 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

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3 posted on 12/30/2009 6:09:05 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Liberty or tyranny)
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To: VRWCmember

If the WFTD is a synonym for Proletariat, we’d better get used to it. That’s a Marxist term, isn’t it?


4 posted on 12/30/2009 6:10:37 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: NeoCaveman

How’s it going Neo? I was feeling so miserable on Monday that I scheduled a visit to the doctor yesterday. Apparently I have a combination of bronchitis and sinus infection going.


5 posted on 12/30/2009 6:10:46 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Some would call us yahoos.

Canaille?


6 posted on 12/30/2009 6:12:33 AM PST by tsomer
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To: VRWCmember
No more fourth ammendment for the canaille, at least when it comes to INTERPOL.

my advice is shoot first.

7 posted on 12/30/2009 6:13:19 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Liberty or tyranny)
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To: VRWCmember
Apparently I have a combination of bronchitis and sinus infection going.

I have about the same thing. It's miserable.

8 posted on 12/30/2009 6:14:18 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Liberty or tyranny)
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To: VRWCmember

A Kenyan can con the canaille
Can he prove what I say is a lie?
Will some grand magistrate
From the 50th state
Show us paperwork we all can buy?


9 posted on 12/30/2009 6:23:18 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: VRWCmember
Leave the gun, take the canaille said
10 posted on 12/30/2009 6:26:39 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: VRWCmember
Ted Kennedy, the late canaille from Massachusetts, is served up cold in this classic Free Republic post.
11 posted on 12/30/2009 6:38:14 AM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: VRWCmember

Cannoli?


12 posted on 12/30/2009 7:17:56 AM PST by Laura Earl
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To: VRWCmember
Okay this is not a sentence, but it does fit;

Obozo administration= canaille.

Let me count some of the ways. Robert Gibbs, Anita Dunn, Kevin Jennings, Van Jones, Janet (Bull Dyke) Napalitano), Kathleen (Baby Killer) Sabellius), Jerimiah Wright, Father Phlager, Timmy (Turbo tax) Giethner, etc.....

13 posted on 12/30/2009 7:37:24 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Laura Earl

An Obiewan Cannoli........


14 posted on 12/30/2009 8:27:59 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: VRWCmember

The left wingnut canaille are all over the TV defending theOne’s initial response to the Christmas Day terror assault. It’s not ringing true at all. Nappy Janet and Mouthpiece Gibbs thoroughly mucked things up and the conservative pundits are pouncing with glee. In the meantime, the true heroes are the American people who had to save themselves.


15 posted on 12/30/2009 8:36:16 AM PST by tioga
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; Robert A. Cook, PE; tioga; All
Well it is official - I'm a hoochie mamma! Last night on a Bowl game thread here, a lunatic newbie came on chewing us out for having the diversion of a football game or two - we couldn't possibly be patriots if we are focusing on anything other than the overthrow of our government by the left..... she somehow decided I rip my shirt off for all of my husbands friends and spread my ... well she felt I could fill in the blanks on that one.

I had no idea College football brought out the slut in me... so now we all know.

16 posted on 12/30/2009 9:55:50 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (He's changing his name from Tiger to Cheetah)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Lots of Bowl Games for the next week or so ;)


17 posted on 12/30/2009 10:01:33 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Hey Ducks, fear the sweater vest)
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To: NeoCaveman

My coach just got fired.....I’m devastated.


18 posted on 12/30/2009 10:07:21 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (He's changing his name from Tiger to Cheetah)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I saw that, weird.


19 posted on 12/30/2009 10:15:42 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Hey Ducks, fear the sweater vest)
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To: NeoCaveman
The lies being spread are pathetic - the "shed" the james family claims their son was put into is an equipment garage with an ice machine - out of the weather, not made to practice and had constant supervision by three trainers.... two days later he is still saying he can't practice so he is put into the "electrical room" - which turns out to be the same room used to interview the coach after a game by the media - hardly some dark closet.

A doctor examined him and said it was not detrimental - no harm done to the little pansy - his daddy was angry because he wasn't being released to go to SMU, where Craig played on the team that caused the downfall of the SMU team for years.

20 posted on 12/30/2009 10:30:55 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (He's changing his name from Tiger to Cheetah)
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To: tioga
Nappy Janet was merely engaging in typical dem-speak..."The system worked perfectly --- before it turned into a pile of crap."

Just an echo of John F. Kerry. :-|

21 posted on 12/30/2009 11:51:16 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (3 years left for Amateur Hour...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

(Robt’s eyebrows raise ....)

8<)


22 posted on 12/30/2009 12:00:27 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: NeoCaveman; cogitator; neverdem; VRWCmember

I have long suspected that all of the Martian “lines” and “waterworks” are valid images in the observers’ mind: but they are an actually (and sadly for science fiction) just artifacts of the dust storms, storm fronts, exposed mountain ranges, ice cap changes, and cloud changes on Mars.

Blurred by dist and “wanting to see artificial waterways” the observer’s mind creates straight lines and intersections from storm fronts and rubble-filled canaillines


23 posted on 12/30/2009 12:06:04 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: VRWCmember
Certain connoisseurs could call Canei canaille...
24 posted on 12/30/2009 12:09:53 PM PST by mikrofon (Ripple for the rabble)
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To: verga
Okay this is not a sentence, but it does fit;

Obozo administration= canaille.

Unfortunately, your description fits the times just fine. (The people you are describing, however, are fit to be fitted in nothing more impressive than a toilet.....)

25 posted on 12/30/2009 12:12:01 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: VRWCmember

Scroll down the thread & you can see the hippie canaille & their rituals:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2417817/posts


26 posted on 12/30/2009 3:40:58 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

So. When is Pitt playing Tech? ;-)


27 posted on 12/30/2009 3:47:42 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Hey I don’t know if Tech will even have a team next season... lol


28 posted on 12/30/2009 3:53:48 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I support Coach Mike Leach and think Gerald Meyers should be run out of Lubbock!)
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