Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 27, 2010 - defalcation
Posted on 05/27/2010 4:39:44 AM PDT by secret garden
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".
defalcation \dee-fal-KAY-shun\ noun
1 : the act or an instance of embezzling
2 : a failure to meet a promise or an expectation.
"'She made off with the money, an act of defalcation that disqualifies her from receiving a bankruptcy discharge,' the judge ruled."
--Orlando Sentinel, March 21, 2004
"The tea table shall be set forth every morning with its customary bill of fare, and without any manner of defalcation." No reference to embezzlement there! This line, from a 1712 issue of Spectator magazine, is an example of the earliest, and now archaic, sense of "defalcation," which is simply defined as "curtailment." "Defalcation" is ultimately from the Latin word "falx," meaning "sickle" (a tool for cutting), and it has been a part of English since the 1400s. It was used early on of monetary cutbacks (as in "a defalcation in their wages"), and by the 1600s it was used of most any sort of financial reversal (as in "a defalcation of public revenues"). Not till the mid-1800s, however, did "defalcation" refer to breaches of trust that cause a financial loss, or, specifically, to embezzlement.
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 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
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
and i have her BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
She’s LulaBelle & unless she’s stalking & chasing squirrels, she is totally worthless!
Glad to be back..how is everyone been?
Ollie is gorgeous......don’t see much of the bichon in him though. I can see why you brought him home.
there ya go...another leg up
his name is oliver, i just said “here’s OLLIE” to mimic “here’s JOHNNY”.
GOOD LORD is it hot, i just went out to turn the hose on some stuff i planted and i am dripping wet with sweat. 95 degs here!
ollie ollie in free........LOL ok, Oliver. hot here today as well....I love central air.
believe me i keep it as crisp as a florist shop in the house.
He was shaved recently since he was a puppy mill dog. He has the short snout and small size.
That’s how my youngest calls for him! Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!
I am literally ROR here about your birther snobby pose pupster!
When Annapolis beat the Colorado cadet team, the whole Navy team celebrated their defalconation success ....
That cry comes from our old days (but you know - xsex might only barely remember them though) when the kids were paying tag.
“All Ye! All Ye!! In come free!!” meant somebody had been tagged near the base and everybody else playing could come in “free” and start over.
Take it over and hire the exact same contractors to do what they are already doing, but pay them with much prettier US Treasury checks.
That’s nice, but my cats never need their anal glands “expressed.” ;-)
we say channy, do obama, and thats what she does!
no redeeming qualities, lack of anal glands notwithstanding.
LOL........you should send the clip to Fox and Friends....Channel could be a star I tell ya!
better yet, she could be an overnight youtube sensation!
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