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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

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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

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Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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To: cubreporter

third time’s the charm! A+++ A+++ A+++
he is no wuss like the current occupant!


51 posted on 10/24/2011 7:21:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Get some on the rocks, dilute it with some milk, and it tastes similar to a milkshake.

It’s also good as an ice cream topping. (But not as a floor wax).


52 posted on 10/24/2011 7:28:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Get some on the rocks, dilute it with some milk, and it tastes similar to a milkshake.

It’s also good as an ice cream topping. (But not as a floor wax).

I also remember the butter there was very good. And the seafood.


53 posted on 10/24/2011 7:31:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i have done the kahlua and cream etc. i just don’t care for the taste of it. if i am going to ingest the calories, i want it in DESSERT not in some drink! Seriously, it comes down to that. i am not going to waste calories on alcohol. i don’t care for the taste and i sure don’t hanker for the buzz. i am high on life : )


54 posted on 10/24/2011 7:31:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

she said the chicken tenders were just so-so ; )


55 posted on 10/24/2011 7:32:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

once he gets the US squared away, i think he should look into lending his skills to the foreigners over there [and haul you with him!] ; )


56 posted on 10/24/2011 7:34:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I could do that!


57 posted on 10/24/2011 7:36:22 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

From The DYI Dictionary and Thesewerous:

“It is widely accepted that eclat is in the same classroom so to say as Eugene, There’s an ‘e’ on the front for no reason at all and may be depressed.

Eclat or clat is the one of the verb forms of clot. Clat, clot, clod, clog. There you go.”

In a sentence, Never drink anything you don’t pay for or your head will feel like you have an e clat on the brain.


58 posted on 10/24/2011 8:06:12 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: mikrofon

I’ll bet that’s Ty Cobb. He used to sharpen his cleats to inflict maximum injury.


59 posted on 10/24/2011 8:19:40 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: xsmommy

Chicken tenders? Did she run out of Toastchee? ;-)


60 posted on 10/24/2011 8:25:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: count-your-change

BEST DEFINITION YET! clat is past tense of clot! A+++++


61 posted on 10/24/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

they were only 6 euros, surely were she in a higher class establishment, the tenders would have been tastier : )
they had lunch at an Irish carvery yesterday which was very good, she said.


62 posted on 10/24/2011 8:37:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; Explorer89; NeoCaveman; hobbes1
@pimpbillclinton had a funny tweet about the McRib. he said something like--the McRib was like sex with Hillary, you look forward to it all year, and then you feel kind of sick after you have it....
63 posted on 10/24/2011 8:49:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We had nuggets for lunch today at the canteen. And spaghetti, so a pretty good day as far as canteens go.

Ice cream, too. But only pistachio. Why’s it green?


64 posted on 10/24/2011 9:00:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

food color to mimic the outer layer of the nut under the skin, which is only very slightly green on occasion.


65 posted on 10/24/2011 9:04:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Personally, I always felt guilty when I got a filet-o-fish sandwich for 99 cents during Lent, since those are my FAVORITE. Why would I waste my once every six months’ trip to McDonald’s on a McRib???


66 posted on 10/24/2011 9:50:32 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

the concept of it is gross to me. not sure why cheap pork would be appealing to anyone!


67 posted on 10/24/2011 10:12:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The MCRib, is a gift from Heaven.


68 posted on 10/24/2011 10:42:55 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: xsmommy

@pimpbillclinton rocks


69 posted on 10/24/2011 10:45:16 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: hobbes1

so you probably go for the cheezy bacon fat bowl at KFC then too?


70 posted on 10/24/2011 10:47:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

is it held together with butcher’s string???


71 posted on 10/24/2011 10:48:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

OMG, I am dying to try it!

( I dont have a KFC in proximity)

as for the butchers string.

BM. ; )


72 posted on 10/24/2011 10:49:57 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Texan5; secret garden; CholeraJoe

i feel compelled to ask if any of you stock BUTCHER’S STRING, Kitchen twine or whatever the hell other aliases it goes by, in your kitchen? notice i am not asking CJ, bc i know he def DOES stock such a foofy item in his!


73 posted on 10/24/2011 10:50:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

why not just throw yourself on a gurney and demand a cardiac catheterization instead, bc you will need one after mcribs and cheezy fat bowls.


74 posted on 10/24/2011 10:52:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I have a few different kinds of twine in the garage.


75 posted on 10/24/2011 11:14:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Do you use it when cooking meat?


76 posted on 10/24/2011 11:33:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes I do, why?


77 posted on 10/24/2011 11:50:37 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

I tried, but they balk at the requested digital prostate exam...lol


78 posted on 10/24/2011 11:57:30 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: xsmommy

No, I don’t tie it up into fancy packages either. ROR!


79 posted on 10/24/2011 12:08:03 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; hobbes1; secret garden

I thought you might bc you like to cook. My point is that mr and mrs Hobbes are pretentious foodies who use cooking string ; ) the only sewing of meat that I do is the stuffed turkey and embroidery floss works just dandy for that ROR! I try to use flesh colored floss so it blends ....


80 posted on 10/24/2011 12:32:26 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s just string - I use it on braciole


81 posted on 10/24/2011 12:39:36 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Bite me, you’d love to taste my Brasciole.jackass.


82 posted on 10/24/2011 12:51:38 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; hobbes1

Yinz can bond over whatever that is ; )


83 posted on 10/24/2011 1:46:42 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

When we buy a boneless turkey breast it’s tied up with string. Other than that, no string in the kitchen.

Those are good. Throw the thing in the crockpot and let it cook all day. No fuss, no waste.


84 posted on 10/24/2011 2:19:36 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; hobbes1

I explained to Hobbes that I cook like a peasant and that string was def FOOFiER than what i do. Whyisa makes fantastic meals for her husband and son. I would love to go to her house for dinner. But no way am I inclined to go through the trouble for the ingrates in this house who would,best case scenario, gobble it without comment or worst case, turn their noses up at it.


85 posted on 10/24/2011 3:06:49 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My daughter loved chocolate eclats when she was little-she used to take them apart and eat them bit by messy bit while I stood by with paper towels...

Some tout Newt’s debating eclat
And say that makes him “the guy”
Because he can out-argue Obama
But I’m not quite certain why-

He has a bit too much baggage
He can’t keep his libido in control
If there is a female who appeals
He will entice her into a roll

In that, he reminds me of Clinton-
They share that particular vice
But Clinton was turned on by youth
While Newt appears attracted to ice

And I remember how he wimped out to Clinton, and how he sat on a couch with Nasty Pelosi and pushed global warming, and how he spoke out for amnesty, etc-just NO!


86 posted on 10/24/2011 3:13:39 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"....)
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To: Texan5

Excellent pome!!! A+++++


87 posted on 10/24/2011 3:24:55 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

No twine in the kitchen here unless it is for sewing the stuffing into a turkey-and I quit doing that about 10 years ago. Years ago when my first husband and I were young and my daughter was a little one, I used to season, roll up and tie pork steak with stuffing-it was a cheap, healthy and filling dish when served with steamed veggies or salad- following a recipe I found in The Joy of Cooking-I think that was the book.


88 posted on 10/24/2011 3:29:33 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"....)
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To: xsmommy

Thank you!


89 posted on 10/24/2011 3:31:25 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"....)
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To: xsmommy

You must have grown up pretty darn poor if you think string is a luxury item. ;-)

(For me, we only needed to tie up the food before it was dead. )


90 posted on 10/24/2011 4:43:02 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

IIIRC, what you said was, ‘I explained to Hobbes that I cook like a peasant , but entertain like a porn star’. hence my jealousy over Ceej’s visit!


91 posted on 10/24/2011 8:01:05 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: xsmommy

Possible eclat?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2797360/posts


92 posted on 10/24/2011 8:12:45 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: xsmommy

:)


93 posted on 10/29/2011 11:42:07 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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