Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, September 12, 2011-- beguile
Posted on 09/12/2011 4:26:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 9/12/11
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".
verb (used with object), -guiled, -guil·ing. 1. to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude. 2. to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of ): to be beguiled of money. 3. to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist. 4. to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.
Etymology: [Word History/Etymology]
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
Never fear, the Obams is more than capable of beguiling votes from the sheeple.
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
No pushing at the door please!
Can anyone tell me what’s cooler than being cool?
Can’t place the lyrics......
In Paris, the Gypsies try to beguile the unsuspecting tourists out of their moola. Quite annoying, really.
Ooops, Cooler Than Me.
This was my FAVORITE song last Spring. Must be 80’s reminiscent....
This thread beguiled me into spending a frustrating few minutes trying to think of how to use the verb in a topical sentence! However, I did enjoy the experience. :)
Obama attempted to use his last address to the joint session of Congress to beguile the American people for about the thousandth time into accepting his failed Marxist policies.
A ‘beguile’ is a cross between a beagle and a crocodile.
no, you have to shake it like a polaroid picture.... ; )
A+++ You prob can’t get the Gypsy wedding show over there? they are called Travelers in Britain, guess it’s more politically correct?
never heard of this guy or this song, but i am going to download it, bc I LOVE IT! and love the redwings jacket. Just sent the link to xsteen to see if she knows him/this song!
well look at you, you used it and didn’t even know it! ; ) A+++
A+++ and he’s going to take that tired@$$ show on the road now too!
A+++ and i am sure there’s a website that has a pic of just such a hybrid too!
A+++ perfect cartoon and example.
A+++ his hubris knows NO bounds.
No, I heard of the Gypsy Wedding show when it inspired Kate Moss to get married. I wiah I could see the show, because the only time I see gypsies, they are begging on the subways or leaving trahed campsites near the train tracks.
Oh that’s right.....ICE COLD!
pretty much just white trash on stilts!
do they have gypsies in Italy? i just recall the indian looking types hawking pashmina scarves and umbrellas near subway stops.
RIGHT ANSWER! you win the prize!!heard it on my ipod on the way in, and it put me in such a good mood, i had it on repeat for awhile!
DID NOT! ; )
Prove it! ;-)
I would if i could, but i can’t so i won’t. grrrrrr!
I have no problem with vendors. In fact, in France I saw a guy making baskets by hand, and I thoght, “good on you!”. In milan, it is just the music playing in subways, and they make the little kids walk around with a cup. once it was a “pregnant” girl. In Paris, it was pretty aggressive begging. Venice, the old lady just kneels on the ground like she is crippled. I am so over it.
no, i am with you. sales = legit. and honestly it applies equally to the dang little kids sports teams who ask for donations in front of the safeway etc. SELL SOMETHING, DANG IT> i will buy whatever crap you are hawking, but i am not going to GIVE you $ if you beg for it. i have told the parents that accompany the kids more than once that they need to sell stuff and not have the kids beg. it annoys me to no end.
Being here reminds me of why I like shopping in American stores — big aisles.
Nice tactical loss the Stillers took yesterday. After stewing on their playoff choke for 8 months, you gotta figure Baltimore wins yesterday. Might as well get all of your bad football out of the way. Beats playing well and losing the typical 17-14 game.
I am a big believer in nuclear power, but these accidents will make it politically toxic forever.
i am sure once hobbes wakes up, he will be at you with some goodnatured joshing about the game. Didn’t watch but my SIL emailed me about the hideousness of the play, and Ben’s 3 interceptions. I know my dearly departed dad would have turned the TV OFF, screaming they are playing DUMB BALL and stomped out of the room. He went nuts when they played badly.
saw that and thought of you. was it an accident? i am still leary with it being only the day AFTER 9/11 (at work, sitting over the tunnel)
Barack can bewitch and beguile
By tweaking each class warfare dial
But during last Thursday’s speech
He had a huge overreach
Which made republicans titter and smile
excellent! A+++ yeah, that was a real bellylaugh!
I have gotten my share of snotty looks too when I admonish parents with kids doing that and I ask them out loud, “What are you teaching your kids? To beg or how to earn something?”
As Eve was beguiled by the serpent (wholly seduced by the shining one) so too Barry Soetoro aka Barak Hussein Obama II desires to beguile the American people by pretending to be one of us.
GREATEST CEREAL EVER!
I get a box around the holidays.
I take that to a whole other level.
oh i dare someone to look at me snotty if i say that! i find begging of any sort to be obnox, let alone by upper middle class suburban kids!
I’m not saying that Ben had other things on his mind, and I know that whole, run around for 7 seconds and chuck it down the field usually works out for him...
But, didn’t anyone tell him they were playing against Ed Reed yesterday?
ok, charlie, we believe you.
Personally, I’d rather have them rattling cans at the supermarket. Giving a buck is easier than conducting a transaction.
A+++ and to hear him reciting a psalm yesterday was like hearing the Antichrist citing scripture!
i have never seen it til i saw it up there at the TOPS in Syracuse. and i said to xsjr, i am pretty sure that was Uncle Michael’s fave cereal when we were little.
If it was at 5, it still is now.
i live with someone who does also. in fact, i wish we had a soundproofed room to put him in to watch his games.
It’s the principle of the thing. You are teaching $ for nothing, which is bad. I still go back to the FallS Church HS band and choir coming to my door to ask for $ to go to Europe. i was incredulous. We pay $$$$tuition and $$$ every dime for my kids on any team to do ANYTHING, and you want me to give you $ for nothing? EARN IT, for heavens sake. have a bake sale, carwash etc.
back to your charming, uplifting self i see : ) A+++
The stock market plunging faster than David Caruso’s acting career will do that to me.
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