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Word for the Day, Monday, April 23,2012-- flyting
4/23/12 | xs

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".

Flyting; noun

: 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.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

I'm thinking this class has some creative flyters...

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 04/23/2012 5:55:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; sig226; IAGreywolf; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

i’ve got a brief due, so flyte amongst yourselves and i will check back periodically. i know yinz have got it in yinz to be some good flyters, so make me proud!


2 posted on 04/23/2012 5:56:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We’re wondering
Where’s been your a$$?
It’s about time
You opened this class


3 posted on 04/23/2012 5:58:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

what biting wit
from an ostensibly soothing twit
bite me,
soother.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 6:02:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama works to get the races fighting
But weapons – they’re for the birds
Better by far to use your words
Insult the guy for wearing a hoodie
Yeah, that’s the ticket, that’s a goodie
What this country needs is just a flyting.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 6:05:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

kind of like a white guy’s RAP-OFF! A+++


6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:08:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Inviting a poem?
You know you chose wrong
If writing a “brief”
What’s taking so long?


7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:10:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

briefs are hard.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 6:14:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Arse hole born ye cretin fool

Pimple scum and worthless tool

In House of White ye may reside

But expelled ye'll be by November tide

Ye ne'er deserves a flyting verse

But upon yer arse I place this curse

9 posted on 04/23/2012 6:17:46 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! A+++++++
perfect!


10 posted on 04/23/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Flyte: A hot drink made by soaking Drosophila melanogaster in boiling water.
11 posted on 04/23/2012 6:28:23 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: xsmommy

Fly tying?

12 posted on 04/23/2012 6:33:15 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: xsmommy

If you’ve ever watched Parliament in action, they excel in flyting. As for the social networks, Twitter has a war going on between John Podhoretz and Jim Treacher that is extra snarky.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 6:34:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Cowman

Your Recipe for Drosophila
Is similar to slake
The thirst of vegans who at Starbucks
Find Beetles in their shake.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 6:35:40 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

The left is deserving of flyting
In words both explicit and biting
Our freedoms, they’re taking
These socialists, making
A Civil War II worth the fighting


15 posted on 04/23/2012 6:57:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: Cowman

Ok, can you brew us up one one of those for show and tell?


16 posted on 04/23/2012 7:12:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Cowman

A+++ if you produce one ; )


17 posted on 04/23/2012 7:19:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: eCSMaster

i guess if you stick it in your political opponent’s eye, maybe? ; ) A++


18 posted on 04/23/2012 7:22:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A+++ i think they should settle it in a DANCE OFF!


19 posted on 04/23/2012 7:23:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

ohyum. A+++
knew that the poets would rise to this occasion!


20 posted on 04/23/2012 7:26:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A++++ love you, truthy : )


21 posted on 04/23/2012 7:27:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
briefs are hard.

Things Anthony Weiner tweeted?

22 posted on 04/23/2012 7:28:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Much like what they contain. ; )


23 posted on 04/23/2012 7:34:29 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

YES! Let’s tell them!


24 posted on 04/23/2012 8:07:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

ok, i LOLed.


25 posted on 04/23/2012 8:12:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was pondering a Barbie doll “math class is tough” poem, but then the obvious popped up.


26 posted on 04/23/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Flyting

In MafiaSpeak a “flyting” is an airplane as in “Da Boss sez to toss the bum off da flyting.
So?
So we wuz atta touzand feet up!


27 posted on 04/23/2012 8:22:36 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; hobbes1; SoothingDave; tioga
xsboy just texted me about Hillarious! being at SU this AM. SS guy told him to walk a diff way to class etc.
28 posted on 04/23/2012 8:24:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Those things always do have the propensity to pop up, don’t they? : )


29 posted on 04/23/2012 8:29:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Did he ask the SS guy where the best hookers in town were?


30 posted on 04/23/2012 8:34:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: count-your-change

is that Dago-ese being spoken with a suthren accent : ) ?A+++


31 posted on 04/23/2012 8:38:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i have been to both Syracuse and to Cartagena. Better looking hookers in Cartagena, i am certain.


32 posted on 04/23/2012 8:41:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Don Corleone just never got “ya’ll” quite right. I think it would sounded like FogHorn Leghorn with a mouthful of cotton.
33 posted on 04/23/2012 8:53:54 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

You mean Ernest Hollings, don’t you? ; )


34 posted on 04/23/2012 8:58:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden; hobbes1

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!


35 posted on 04/23/2012 9:07:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Darn haters. ROR!


36 posted on 04/23/2012 9:25:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Jose gonna show them all right! ROR!


37 posted on 04/23/2012 9:27:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

He’s a rocket surgeon.


38 posted on 04/23/2012 9:29:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: eCSMaster; SoothingDave; Explorer89

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!


39 posted on 04/23/2012 9:30:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; eCSMaster

But is he eCSMaster of his own domain?


40 posted on 04/23/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
OK, I teared up. (sigh)...at least O didn't get her.
41 posted on 04/23/2012 9:42:12 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Hey tech man! Is there a way to change the times to CST from PDT on posts?


42 posted on 04/23/2012 9:52:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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43 posted on 04/23/2012 9:55:29 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: secret garden

It shows PDT as default (since that’s where the FR servers are) unless your local network has a time feature.

So, no. I don’t know how.

(Notice, I didn’t say “just add two hours in your head.”)


44 posted on 04/23/2012 9:55:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Ok, thanks!


45 posted on 04/23/2012 10:00:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Canseco is the unintentionally funniest person on twitter.

Also the dumbest.


46 posted on 04/23/2012 10:16:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: tioga; secret garden

SG sent it to me this AM. Lucius would have been 9 yo this week. Julius turns one on weds : )


47 posted on 04/23/2012 10:17:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A little too oily for my tastes. But, yes, he does come to mind.


48 posted on 04/23/2012 10:36:30 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy
Then there's that new social site- Flytter, where you can exchange prosaic "pleasantries" with other members....
49 posted on 04/23/2012 10:38:11 AM PDT by mikrofon (<-- Flyte Risk ;)
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To: NeoCaveman

I’ll admit to starting to follow him when he declared Al Gore to be dead.


50 posted on 04/23/2012 10:53:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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