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Word For The Day, Thursday, April 19, 2012 - pettifog
dictionaries ad nauseam | 19 April 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 04/19/2012 12:24:19 PM PDT 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".

pettifog \PET-ee-fog\, verb
1. To bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.
2. To carry on a petty, shifty, or unethical law business.
3. To practice chicanery of any sort. .

Example sentences:
Marius, my boy, you are a baron, you are rich, don't pettifog, I beg of you.
-- Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Naturally, the wonderful tubers Brillat-Savarin dug up and dished out lacked the penultimate refinements of washing and cooking, but it would've been gauche to pettifog.
-- Elizabeth Gundy, The Disappearance of Gregory Pluckrose

Etymology:
Pettifog comes from the Middle Dutch word voeger meaning one who arranges things and the word petty meaning insignificant.

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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 04/19/2012 12:24:23 PM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Hey y’all, we finally made it!


2 posted on 04/19/2012 12:25:23 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Hey y’all, we finally made it!


3 posted on 04/19/2012 12:27:26 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The meany-Romney-dog-on-the-roof meme was all the rage when it was working for Democrats, but now that the tables have been turned and ‘Crategate’ has become ‘Ategate,’ Dems claim that Republicans are engaging in political petitfoggery.


4 posted on 04/19/2012 12:38:22 PM PDT by missycocopuffs
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To: pettifogger

Hey! You have an entire thread about you. You’re famous!


5 posted on 04/19/2012 12:42:06 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: missycocopuffs

A for you and welcome to WFTD! Crategate —> Ategate, I love it!


6 posted on 04/19/2012 12:45:39 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Jemian
My favorite joke from Twitter today:
Q: How did @BarackObama get his dog to roll over?
A: Um, it's called a rotisserie.

#ObamaEatsDogs
7 posted on 04/19/2012 12:47:46 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: missycocopuffs

Oops, I guess I could have spelled that correctly: pettitfoggery. In my defense, the word made me think about petit fours; in this context, little puppy paws on a plate.


8 posted on 04/19/2012 12:49:20 PM PDT by missycocopuffs
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To: secret garden
It's a dog eat dog world.
9 posted on 04/19/2012 1:11:43 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden

From The Pettifoggy Obama Cookbook:

Border Collie En Brochette
Yorkie-Shire Pudding
Shi-Tzu on a Shingle
German Shepherd’s Pie

and For Desert:
White Chocolate Maltese Mousse


10 posted on 04/19/2012 1:12:59 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: NeoCaveman

According to Gloria on Modern Family, it’s a doggie dog world. A+ for you.


11 posted on 04/19/2012 1:21:46 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

The hits just keep on coming! A for you.


12 posted on 04/19/2012 1:23:00 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Pettifog

From The Wisdom of Kermit:

“Pettifog with a couple of ‘r’s added becomes “prettyfrog”, which has no significance at all, pettifog”.

Makes me wanna croak!


13 posted on 04/19/2012 11:34:30 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

We had mucho fog this morning.


14 posted on 04/19/2012 11:46:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: count-your-change

A for you and your little green friend.


15 posted on 04/19/2012 11:50:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Oh noes. Are you going to expound on the science of fog? Or is the fog from the all the people of Pittsburgh breathing easier this am? The big whew you weren’t swept?


16 posted on 04/19/2012 12:53:53 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Well, you know the prevailing winds in this state go from west to east — cause Philly sucks!


17 posted on 04/19/2012 12:55:12 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: All
MittRomney ate gingerbread. @BarackObama breaded Ginger.
Yes, I plan to keep posting good ones.
18 posted on 04/19/2012 12:55:59 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
ROR!
#cookiegate -- Romney spots a cookie; Obama cooks a Spot
19 posted on 04/19/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
This pic was my favorite.
20 posted on 04/19/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Love it.
.@MittRomney ate a snickerdoodle. @BarackObama ate a poodle and snickered. #cookiegate #ObamaEatsDogs
21 posted on 04/19/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The left was trying to pettifog
The saga of Romney’s steady dog
Safe on his car’s roof
With barely a “woof”
Italian, Barack? Spaghetti, dog


22 posted on 04/19/2012 1:20:37 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+ for you!
.@MittRomney ate a biscotti. @BarackObama bit into a collie.

23 posted on 04/19/2012 1:27:14 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Back from an estimate, then getting trapped by a neighbor and coerced into helping with a community shore-and-forest cleanup this weekend...

Obama’s media enablers
Just have to pettifog-
Even if the distraction
Is all about a dog

Or maybe more than one dog-
While calling Romney a cretin
The dog in that car carrier
Didn’t get harmed or eaten

They’re trying to ignore the GSA
Cartagena, his vacations and such
A lot of us won’t just move along
Because we’re not that out of touch


24 posted on 04/19/2012 1:35:04 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: secret garden

Muttballs and spaghetti?


25 posted on 04/19/2012 1:43:27 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: secret garden; tioga
Not to pettifog, but I loved dark shadows when I was little! The Johnny depp version does not look good! old one was far more eldritch!
26 posted on 04/19/2012 2:23:50 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

ah, the lights came back on on FR today.


27 posted on 04/19/2012 3:00:20 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5
Well done, A+ for you.
#cookiegate Romney ate macaroons, Obama ate Marmaduke.

28 posted on 04/19/2012 3:16:04 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Good one!.@MittRomney is snooty. @BarackObama ate Snoopy.
29 posted on 04/19/2012 3:18:16 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Ooo, it was too creepy for me. Depp can do creepy pretty well.


30 posted on 04/19/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you! For anotherr dessert, try the Baked Alaskan (Malemute, that is...)


31 posted on 04/19/2012 3:52:38 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

I used to see Dark Shadows sometimes in the summer when I was a kid, too-I can’t imagine anyone doing a remake.


32 posted on 04/19/2012 3:57:16 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: secret garden

Saw trailers at the theater it’s going to try to be funny, not good.


33 posted on 04/19/2012 4:11:14 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Even likely former canine consumer Confucius say:

“Better to pet a dog than pettifog...”


34 posted on 04/19/2012 4:29:20 PM PDT by mikrofon (Barack Obama - DEOTUS & Pettifogger)
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To: mikrofon

A for you. Love your tag. Be sure and root for us tomorrow against Detroit!


35 posted on 04/19/2012 7:43:34 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Honky-Tonk defeats "HockeyTown" 4 games to 1

Congrats on the big Series win!

36 posted on 04/20/2012 7:33:07 PM PDT by mikrofon (Stanley BUMP - On to Round 2)
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