Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 5, 2012 - gasconade
Posted on 01/05/2012 4:49:15 AM PST 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".
gasconade \gas-kuh-NEYD\ , noun
Extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
To boast extravagantly; bluster.
The British officers laugh, because they are well armed and many, and Kemal's men are pitifully few, but they enjoy and admire Kemal's swashbuckling gasconade, and they let his party pass.
-- Louis de Bernières, Birds Without Wings
The papers, barely days old, were full of boastful malarkey and gasconade, but of much more evident value when it came to information about the state of things in France, and in the local area.
-- Dewey Lambdin, Troubled Waters
Gasconade originally referred to people who were from the Gascony region of southwest France, bordering Spain. Gascons reputedly boast and exaggerate their success, and their toponym took on a life of its own. It became common in English in the early 1700s.
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!
You are making me miss the whitewater adventure we had last summer. A for you and welcome to WFTD!
A+! Now I have that song running through my head...
When the TOTUS tells him what to say. A for you.
Baghdad Bob was the master. A for you.
I thought his most public exposure was the appearance of the dropped trou discovered after the wreck on the highway. A+ for you.
Yet no one complains about the spike in gas prices and the the pinch everyone is feeling from it unless it’s a Republican in the WH. A+ for you.
Funny. I thought he would be sporting facial hair too. A+ for you, stranger. How have you been?
Woo Hoo. I didn’t know about the dropped trou. There is good reason why I don’t know about everything.
My neighbor for a loud car paid
Got me thinking about a midnight raid
Sugar in the tank
I’ll say without a blink
That I was making gas can ade.
You know where.
Connellsville police did not believe a 67-year-old grandmother when she told them she had no idea the seeds she was given by a bearded stranger in a pointy Smurf hat would yield marijuana plants.
But a jury did.
Because the jury knows there are bearded men, bearing seeds while wearing smurf hats, all over connellsville.
At least she didn’t trade the family cow for the seeds.
That’s nothing. Check this out:
that is one of the things wrong with this country, you are revered for being infamous. the world had gone nuts...er, gone to hell in a handbasket.
They must know their customers pretty well.
I couldn't see getting that exorcised over the choice of Supermarket Spokesman.