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Word for the Day, Monday, October 24, 2011-- eclat
10/24/2011 | xs

Posted on 10/24/2011 4:35:40 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 10/24/11



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".

eclat; noun [ey-klah]

1.brilliance of success, reputation, etc.: the éclat of a great achievement. 2.showy or elaborate display: a performance of great éclat. 3.acclamation; acclaim. synonyms: acclaim, acclamation, plaudit, plaudits, pomp

Etymology:1665–75; < French: splinter, fragment, burst, flash, brilliance, Old French esclat,noun derivative of esclaterto burst, break violently, probably < Old Low Franconian *slaitanto split, break (compare Old High German sleizanto tear), a causative of Germanic *slitan;see slit

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Obams is gobbing up all the eclat that he can for his supposed masterful foreign policy successes.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 10/24/2011 4:35:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

And may all of your eclat be....chocolate.


2 posted on 10/24/2011 4:36:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

And may all of your eclat be....chocolate.


3 posted on 10/24/2011 4:37:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

sorry, i had the lamentable proxy server error.


4 posted on 10/24/2011 4:41:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Nothing at all Zen about it; éclat is the sound of a multitude of eyes clapping.


5 posted on 10/24/2011 5:01:53 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Dick Cheney - "I was born an American; a blessing surely among life's greatest.")
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To: xsmommy

After the eclat of obama’s inauguration, came the Hazmat Team to clean up the detritus.


6 posted on 10/24/2011 5:18:36 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: xsmommy
The green eclat is losing its sheen Cult of Global Warming is Losing Infuence.
7 posted on 10/24/2011 5:19:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NicknamedBob

A+++ I thought it more Daoist than Zen ; )


8 posted on 10/24/2011 5:25:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

“Leading from behind”.....leads to the inevitable comparison to a gay lifestyle where that might be enviable. ((shudder)) I wouldn’t be strutting out my team to push that. Hillary was especially enthusiastic promoting this over the weekend. What the hell did she do to her hair? Even my husband said aren’t you glad you cut yours? He was referring to the unfortunate incident when a waitress had the audacity to compare my hair to Hillary’s when she was First Lady.


9 posted on 10/24/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT by tioga
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To: left that other site

There isn’t a Hazmat team big enough to clean up the detritus of the past 3 years of this administration, is there? A+++


10 posted on 10/24/2011 5:26:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A trend i hope to see continue until one could properly be laughed out of a room by espousing the belief in global warming. A+++


11 posted on 10/24/2011 5:27:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Michael Barone, a writer with considerable eclat and gravitas, calls them out.
12 posted on 10/24/2011 5:27:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
An eclat of eclairs........YUM!


13 posted on 10/24/2011 5:28:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

GMTA! I was just reading that this am before I checked the thread!


14 posted on 10/24/2011 5:29:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

her hair is an abomination and i exclaim aloud every time she comes on the screen with a new iteration of it. Yesterday, alone in the room i exclaimed, MY GOD HILLARY do something with that hair. it is lank, flat to her skull and lifeless looking and ages her by about 20 years. Maddy Albright could give her pointers on how a secty of state should look, even if she couldn’t bring herself to cross the aisle for fashion tips from condi.


15 posted on 10/24/2011 5:29:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A+++ to you also.


16 posted on 10/24/2011 5:30:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Both of them play for the other team.


17 posted on 10/24/2011 5:30:41 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

how beautiful and creative!


18 posted on 10/24/2011 5:30:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Hang out in Zuccotti Park and you will hear the éclat of the masses (them asses) demanding éclat pay for unéclat work. Ignore the clamoring for “Peace, Land, and Bread.” That’s just your imagination.


19 posted on 10/24/2011 5:30:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: xsmommy

You’re generous today! I’m off to school.


20 posted on 10/24/2011 5:32:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

when will they turn the firehose on the lot of them? has to be chilly enough now to have good enough effect! A++++ Flush the park clean of the filth, literal and figurative.


21 posted on 10/24/2011 5:32:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I wasn’t alone, we all screamed at her to fix her hair. Why doesn’t she just go to wigs? She could look good every day then. Gees. O has an eye for the women...LOL. MO looks better than Hill these days, which isn’t saying much.


22 posted on 10/24/2011 5:34:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

i have a sugar high from all the eclats, i mean eclairs!


23 posted on 10/24/2011 5:34:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

No, I am afraid not.


24 posted on 10/24/2011 5:35:57 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: tioga

She looks like a washed up old washerwoman. Maybe she needs her presidential aspirations pumped to get her to care about her appearance again. the GUFFAWING about the death of Quaddafi was also kind of unattractive [we came, we saw, he died, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK]


25 posted on 10/24/2011 5:36:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

she cares about her appearance! she just plays for the other team and has a differing idea of that “hot” look.


26 posted on 10/24/2011 5:43:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

i do not believe that the flat to the skull look is attractive on any planet or playing for ANY team!


27 posted on 10/24/2011 5:45:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
the GUFFAWING about the death of Quaddafi was also kind of unattractive [we came, we saw, he died, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK]

Imagine if Bush had said it.

Heads would have exploded.

28 posted on 10/24/2011 5:51:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: NeoCaveman

if Bush had said/done one iota of what this administration has, there would be no LEFT left bc they would have all exploded by now.


29 posted on 10/24/2011 5:59:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Yet Obama can do all the things they opposed militarily and it's groovy
30 posted on 10/24/2011 6:03:28 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: tioga

Here’s that Serbophobic and muslim-kissing witch Hillary supporting that “gay” “spirit day”, and talking about fighting “bigotry and hatred”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXBpW8GCDtY&feature=player_embedded

The gaysbians already have a whole MONTH—June, which they don’t deserve, either. (Serbian Vidovdan is June 28th on the civil calendar). Now they get an extra day on October 20, too? The gaysbians have ALWAYS had Halloween—let them just keep that and give us all back the rest.

I hope that we can dispatch the obamaites and the clintonites with great eclat in 2012, and end all the madness forever!!!!


31 posted on 10/24/2011 6:32:24 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: xsmommy

Post #31 (and a chocolate “eclat”) is for you, too!!!!


32 posted on 10/24/2011 6:34:10 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: xsmommy

A certain degree of eclat is due to the guy that put a bullet into Kadafi (who has not yet made an appearance that I’ve seen with @OsamaInHell), but he unfortunately aided in Libya’s headlong rush to Sharia law :(


33 posted on 10/24/2011 6:35:46 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Honorary Serb

A+++ can’t be soon enough.


34 posted on 10/24/2011 6:38:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Honorary Serb

thanks, one can never have too many chocolate eclats!


35 posted on 10/24/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

With raised-cleat slides and other feats of great eclat, the annual Halloween Classic is still underway...

36 posted on 10/24/2011 6:42:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (World Seriesly)
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To: Explorer89

A+++ i didn’t see @osamainhell reporting on seeing Moe, but he did mention something about William Safire yesterday which i thought was odd! but i did see @moeqaddafi HIMSELF make reference to being asked by Lucifer to bend over, you may want to check him out. He’s been discussing the other inhabitants down there...


37 posted on 10/24/2011 6:47:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

“Exlax!” he exclaimed as the laxative showed its brilliant success.


38 posted on 10/24/2011 6:49:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

xshub, a huge former baseball fan, could not stomach even an inning last night in attempting to watch.


39 posted on 10/24/2011 6:51:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

soother bringing toilet humor from south of the equator?


40 posted on 10/24/2011 6:52:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

xsteen has toured the Guinness factory and is enjoying a bangers and mash lunch as we speak. thank goodness for VIBER, the free iphone/android international texting app.


41 posted on 10/24/2011 6:53:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

From “down under” one might say.


42 posted on 10/24/2011 6:53:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Found it from 3 days ago:

@OsamaInHell: Finally found out how to correctly spell/pronounce Gaddafi/Qaddafi/Kadhafi. He goes by “Steve.” You were all way off.


43 posted on 10/24/2011 6:57:03 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

Has she tried the Bailey’s Irish Creme over there? I remember it was much better since it was fresh.

(Though the idea of mixing whisky and milk seems awful, it somehow works in the way that, say having a 6 pack of beer and then a Burger King milkshake doesn’t.)


44 posted on 10/24/2011 6:58:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Explorer89

i love the accounts from the netherworld!


45 posted on 10/24/2011 7:00:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

President George W. Bush displayed pure eclat in pitching the ball at the game last night.


46 posted on 10/24/2011 7:11:10 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: xsmommy

President George W. Bush displayed pure eclat in pitching the ball at the game last night.


47 posted on 10/24/2011 7:11:13 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: xsmommy

President George W. Bush displayed pure eclat in pitching the ball at the game last night.


48 posted on 10/24/2011 7:11:13 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: xsmommy

I just told my husband where xsteen is this week.....he is happy for her and jealous at the same time!


49 posted on 10/24/2011 7:17:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave
i’ll ask, but i doubt it. she's not much into alcohol. and if she's anything like me, liqueurs gag the living hell out of me.
50 posted on 10/24/2011 7:20:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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