Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, April 23,2012-- flyting
Posted on 04/23/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 4.23.12
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".
: a dispute or exchange of personal abuse in verse form
Etymology: (Scots: "quarreling," or "contention"), poetic competition of the Scottish makaris (poets) of the 15th and 16th centuries, in which two highly skilled rivals engaged in a contest of verbal abuse, remarkable for its fierceness and extravagance. Although contestants attacked each other spiritedly, they actually had a professional respect for their rival's vocabulary of invective. The tradition seems to have derived from the Gaelic filid (class of professional poets), who composed savage tirades against persons who slighted them. A Scandinavian counterpart is the Lokasenna ("Flyting of Loki"), a poem in the Poetic (Elder) Edda in which the trickster-god Loki bandies words with the other gods, taunting them with coarse jests. Although true flyting became obsolete in Scottish literature after the Middle Ages, the tradition itself never died out among writers of Celtic background. The style and language of Robert Burns's "To a Louse" ("Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner / Detested, shunn'd by saunt an' sinner") parodies earlier Scots flyting, and James Joyce's poem "The Holy Office" is a bard's curse on the society that spurns him.
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A++++ love you, truthy : )
Things Anthony Weiner tweeted?
Much like what they contain. ; )
YES! Let’s tell them!
ok, i LOLed.
I was pondering a Barbie doll “math class is tough” poem, but then the obvious popped up.
In MafiaSpeak a “flyting” is an airplane as in “Da Boss sez to toss the bum off da flyting.
So we wuz atta touzand feet up!
Those things always do have the propensity to pop up, don’t they? : )
Did he ask the SS guy where the best hookers in town were?
is that Dago-ese being spoken with a suthren accent : ) ?A+++
i have been to both Syracuse and to Cartagena. Better looking hookers in Cartagena, i am certain.
You mean Ernest Hollings, don’t you? ; )
did you see jpod retweet Jose Canseco ? “IF you haters don’t stop hating i am going to klll myself and haunt you”
I love that!
Darn haters. ROR!
Jose gonna show them all right! ROR!
He’s a rocket surgeon.
eCSmaster has revealed himself to be both a yinzer and a fellow PITT ALUM, so i want to encourage him to matriculate as a full-time student in WFTD class, bc one can never have too many yinzers!
But is he eCSMaster of his own domain?
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