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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 5, 2012 - gasconade
dictionaries ad nauseam | 5 January 2012 | Thursday's sub

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.

verb
To boast extravagantly; bluster.

Example sentences:
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

Etymology:
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 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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 01/05/2012 4:49:18 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 01/05/2012 4:50:09 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse

It would be nice if we could do this all over the forum.

Good morning to you. :-)

3 posted on 01/05/2012 4:50:56 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


4 posted on 01/05/2012 4:54:09 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: truthkeeper
Good morning and welcome to WFTD!
5 posted on 01/05/2012 4:55:44 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you. I’ve lurked for ages. Hope I can get free some time to jump in soon...you seem to have a lot of fun here.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 4:58:55 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: secret garden
I just got an up-date.....WVU has just scored again!!!

(yeah, I know we're supposed to use it in a sentence, but I just couldn't resist posting an example)

7 posted on 01/05/2012 5:06:45 AM PST by Roccus (The GOP is just the sandbox that conservatives are allowed to play in...............for now.)
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To: Roccus
A for you!
8 posted on 01/05/2012 5:08:23 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you for allowing my gasconitious outburst.

};^)


9 posted on 01/05/2012 5:13:35 AM PST by Roccus (The GOP is just the sandbox that conservatives are allowed to play in...............for now.)
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To: secret garden; Lazamataz

Free Republic, a family, liberty, constitution loving web forum, is famous for it’s “I’d hit it” Lazamataz gasconade.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 5:21:35 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: secret garden
Shortly after returning from his tenth vacation of the year, President Obama visited Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio and gasconaded," Cleveland, I know you’re hearing a lot of promises from a lot of politicians lately. But today, you’re only going to hear one from me. As long as I have the privilege of serving as your president, I promise to do everything I can, every day, to make this country a place where hard work and responsibility mean something –where everyone can get ahead, not just those at the very top or those who know how to work the system. "

The President immediately went out and played his 420th round of golf since assuming office.

11 posted on 01/05/2012 5:28:54 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: secret garden

I can't believe Obama put this guy in charge of the new finance czar thingy.

12 posted on 01/05/2012 5:41:51 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Primary Season Has Begun. Time to prepare for the usual gasconade that emanates from both sides of the aisle.


13 posted on 01/05/2012 5:46:30 AM PST by left that other site
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To: secret garden

Lost amidst all the bluster about the efficiency and “green-ness” of hybrid vehicles is the fact that having your tank filled with gasconade in actually getting you where you need to go...


14 posted on 01/05/2012 5:51:16 AM PST by mikrofon (Motoring Masquerade)
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To: secret garden
Gasconade.

Let's see...Gasconade....lemonade? Naw....handgrenade?..Here we go.......

Mayor Everette Belcher Fillpotts III, Master of Eructation, became gasconade after drinking spiked lemonade, required medical aid for a case of colonnade.

15 posted on 01/05/2012 5:56:29 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

There’s a Gasconade River in MO. Nice canoeing stream. One of the most crooked rivers in the world.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 6:03:36 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: secret garden
Gastonade
17 posted on 01/05/2012 6:23:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Gasconade:

Perfect for a President that normally talks out his ass!

18 posted on 01/05/2012 6:24:03 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: secret garden
The Iranians are masters of deceit - they will not block the Straits of Hormuz - they camouflage their weakness in sheer gasconade.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
19 posted on 01/05/2012 6:44:19 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden

Barack, inept King of the Gasconade
Tosses himself every accolade
Of the leaders before
Says he’s in the top four
Sprained his wrist while self-dousing with Gatorade


20 posted on 01/05/2012 6:48:50 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (A Santorum/Rubio ticket would be tough to defeat.)
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To: secret garden
Jon Corzine has received the most public exposure for his habit of public gasconade Jon craved French Chateau -- a terrific French word to describe a French embarrassment.
21 posted on 01/05/2012 6:52:20 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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22 posted on 01/05/2012 7:15:52 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: secret garden; mikrofon

Gascanade.

23 posted on 01/05/2012 7:17:07 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Roccus

West Virginia getting into the swing of the Big 12~ lol What a score!


24 posted on 01/05/2012 7:23:16 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“self dousing”..... where do you come up with these things? lol


25 posted on 01/05/2012 7:26:01 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Hard to believe that that and your typical AFC North game are the same sport.


26 posted on 01/05/2012 7:36:01 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

So true.


27 posted on 01/05/2012 7:39:04 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: secret garden
D'Artagnan, the 4th Musketeer was from Gascon and often came to the aide of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.

He's the Gay Blade on the right.

28 posted on 01/05/2012 7:43:55 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
“self dousing”..... where do you come up with these things?

It's a gift. :)

29 posted on 01/05/2012 7:44:50 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (A Santorum/Rubio ticket would be tough to defeat.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Don’t return it.... ;^)


30 posted on 01/05/2012 7:45:53 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: secret garden

Biden insists that the price of oil isn’t an issue because Kraft Foods can make plenty of Gasconade. “Red is my favorite flavor,” he added.


31 posted on 01/05/2012 7:59:09 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Does Biden know Kraft doesn’t make Gatorade?


32 posted on 01/05/2012 8:07:13 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: bert
I thought he resolved to stop posting that. We'll see how long it lasts. A for you!
33 posted on 01/05/2012 8:37:59 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texas Eagle
A for you!
34 posted on 01/05/2012 8:39:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Oh. My. Gosh.


35 posted on 01/05/2012 8:40:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The imagery is priceless. Thanks. ;^)


36 posted on 01/05/2012 8:41:59 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: left that other site

McCain is doing his part to sink Romney’s campaign, that’s for sure. A for you.


37 posted on 01/05/2012 8:42:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Don’t get me started on all the free BLINK stations we have in town and how we are paying for them. I told my city manager if they can get free charges, I want a free can of gas left out there for me. A for you.


38 posted on 01/05/2012 8:43:44 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

LOL!


39 posted on 01/05/2012 8:43:58 AM PST by left that other site
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To: count-your-change

A for originality.


40 posted on 01/05/2012 8:45:27 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Sherman Logan

You are making me miss the whitewater adventure we had last summer. A for you and welcome to WFTD!


41 posted on 01/05/2012 8:46:55 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

A+! Now I have that song running through my head...


42 posted on 01/05/2012 8:48:02 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TexasCajun

When the TOTUS tells him what to say. A for you.


43 posted on 01/05/2012 8:48:54 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Baghdad Bob was the master. A for you.


44 posted on 01/05/2012 8:50:01 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
And he married a racist
What a charade.

A+ for you!
45 posted on 01/05/2012 8:51:45 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I thought his most public exposure was the appearance of the dropped trou discovered after the wreck on the highway. A+ for you.


46 posted on 01/05/2012 8:53:39 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: martin_fierro

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.


47 posted on 01/05/2012 8:56:54 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: CholeraJoe

Funny. I thought he would be sporting facial hair too. A+ for you, stranger. How have you been?


48 posted on 01/05/2012 8:58:23 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Winstons Julia; SoothingDave
He is a continual reminder of what democrats think is an intellectual. A for you.

As for you Dave, sshh, was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
49 posted on 01/05/2012 9:02:18 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Woo Hoo. I didn’t know about the dropped trou. There is good reason why I don’t know about everything.


50 posted on 01/05/2012 9:09:02 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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