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!
Of course, Obama wants to against a “do nothing” Congress, so complete intransigence is probably not a good idea. But anything to do with those agencies should be shut down and the GOP should make their case loud and clear.
Of course the average person doesn’t know the rule of law from a rule of thumb, so there’s that working against us.
Just fine. Busy with new house and all such. Cooked for crowds over Holidays. Getting ready for Sundance Film Festival in 2 weeks. Prof’s son’s film is competing. How was your Holidaze?
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