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Word For The Day, Thursday, April 26, 2012 - riposte
dictionaries ad nauseam | 26 April 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 04/26/2012 4:23:15 AM 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".

riposte or ripost (ri-POST) noun: 1. A quick, clever reply.
2. In fencing, a quick return thrust.
verb tr.: To make a quick, clever reply.
verb intr.: In fencing, to make a quick return thrust.

Example sentence:
"Asked about the situation, Rodriguez delivered a particularly pointed riposte that embodied his mature response to the entire situation."
---Sam Borden; Kansas State Sets Up Melting Pot; The New York Times; Mar 16, 2012.


Etymology:
From obsolete French risposte (response), from Italian risposta (response), from Latin respondere (to respond), from re- (back) + spondere (to pledge). Ultimately from the Indo-European root spend- (to make an offering or perform a rite), which is also the source of sponsor, spouse, espouse, and respond. Earliest documented use: 1707.

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 04/26/2012 4:23:17 AM PDT 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 04/26/2012 4:24:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Threads at Free Republic provide a plethora of good examples of the riposte.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 4:32:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Yes they do and A for you.
4 posted on 04/26/2012 4:39:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Re: Riposte

I’m trying to think of something smart-alecky to say, but nothing comes to me.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 4:50:32 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: secret garden

I have been on FR for some time now, so it might be time to re-post some of my more clever ripostes.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 5:00:15 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: NicknamedBob

7 posted on 04/26/2012 5:01:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
A for you.
8 posted on 04/26/2012 5:02:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
DWS incapable of an intelligent riposte to Bret Baier.
9 posted on 04/26/2012 5:21:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
I always thought a riposte was something that held up a rifence.
10 posted on 04/26/2012 5:30:38 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: secret garden

Barack hates to brag or to boast
Thinks he’s clever with a witty riposte
If they don’t program each word
He sounds confused and absurd
Without his teleprompter, Barry is toast

Umm, umm, err, err, umm, “Chope and Hange.” I mean, “Hope and Change.” “It’s all Fush’s bault.” “I mean...”


11 posted on 04/26/2012 5:33:22 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: secret garden

Riposte

Fencing I know about and everytime I put up fencing I get ripostes in my coveralls.

By the bye here’s a saftey tip...If you store barb wire under the bed, keep it on the delivery pallet cause when it gets loose it’s near impossible to rewind or even get a hold of. Just a safety idea for the day.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 6:05:33 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Great riposte, as always... you're an outstanding poet, sir, and one can only hope to aspire to such a level.

To you then, I lift up my glass & say- "Prose-it!"

13 posted on 04/26/2012 6:11:58 AM PDT by mikrofon ( I, Poster)
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To: secret garden

Re-post....this is what happens when your post takes too long so you send it again because you think that maybe your computer or FR has frozen.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 6:15:30 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Re-post.....this is what happens when your post takes too long so you send it again because you think that maybe your computer or FR has frozen.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 6:17:15 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: secret garden
A Michigan farmer's riposte to the DNR officials, "resign"
16 posted on 04/26/2012 6:21:56 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: blueunicorn6

That’s ona count of having a frozen computer makes your fingers stick to the keys.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 6:24:31 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

These days, we see a lot of ripostes on FR.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 6:29:14 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: secret garden

These days, we see a lot of ripostes on FR.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 6:29:21 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: secret garden

These days, we see a lot of ripostes on FR.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 6:29:26 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: secret garden

In the world of twitter, the conservatives shine with clever ripostes, leaving the White House hash tag attempts at memes grovelling in the dirt, #dontdoublemyrate being the latest brilliant example.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 6:52:07 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy
Only the democrats would choose someone with a speech impediment as their spokesman. A+ for you.
22 posted on 04/26/2012 7:01:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Cowman

Nice try. ;)


23 posted on 04/26/2012 7:02:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you. It’s why I don’t understand the rep as a good speaker. Hardly. As in not even close.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

Thank you c-y-c. Here’s your A.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 7:04:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

A+ for you. Don’t forget to root for my team tomorrow in Phoenix!


26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:05:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: blueunicorn6

Funny, A for you.


27 posted on 04/26/2012 7:06:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Dumb....as.....a.....stump.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 7:07:38 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+ for you. Democrats know nothing about farming or agriculture, as evidenced by their recent lunacy.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 7:09:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Erasmus

Got it. A for you.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 7:10:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Nice try. ;)

OK how about-- Riposte: a light snack containing baked beans?

31 posted on 04/26/2012 7:11:10 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: hobbes1; SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree; mikrofon; NeoCaveman
Calling all bronies. someone please tell me that this is not for real?? it's a parody right? though i have seen people admitting to being bronies on Twitter and didn't know what they meant.
32 posted on 04/26/2012 7:11:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

They are killing them with the hashtag warfare and cracking me up daily. A for you. #ObamaEatsDogs


33 posted on 04/26/2012 7:11:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Cowman

That’ll do. A for you.


34 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

My youngest has a BRONY shirt. Her friend bought it for her.


35 posted on 04/26/2012 7:14:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I am happy the Caps won, but there are lots of reasons for mixed feelings. #1, i can’t stand Dale Hunter and had they lost last night, he’d of been heading back to London, Ontario by the weekend, most likely #2, i had to put up with further obama BS last night bc the twitterverse was all about a BLACK CAP beating Tim THomas, and how Obama must have loved that yada yada. Someone tweeted a pic of Obama watching the game in the WH with a group of people. i have no idea if it’s photoshopped or real, i HIGHLY doubt he gives enough of a dang about hockey to have watched. It drives me insane because it ascribes all this importance to the TT-OBAMA thing as if either ONE of them cares about the other one way or the other. it makes me want to SCREAM.
but that will be over now, no reason to see it mentioned again. If the Sens knock out the Rangers, we may be playing the Flyers next, which will def be interesting considering xsteen’s boyfriend is an avid Flyers fan and they have been watching the respective games together thus far, and cheering for each other’s team. I think he knows he will not be sitting in one of our seats for a playoff game should we be playing the Flyers!


36 posted on 04/26/2012 7:21:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m glad Wardo earned his enormous salary last night since he’s had very little TOI. He’s a hard worker and a good guy. He’s one of the few who actually finished his degree.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 7:24:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon
Thank you kindly. I am flattered that you enjoy my tripe so much.
38 posted on 04/26/2012 7:25:58 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: xsmommy

Plus your team seems to be responding to Hunter and playing good D.


39 posted on 04/26/2012 7:26:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I haven’t been interested in Bronies since I was a Cub Scout.


40 posted on 04/26/2012 7:28:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: Explorer89; SoothingDave

My friend Paula, the MD, is currently at a medical conference in Orlando. She just emailed me that a guy who went to Kiski with us, is speaking at one of the programs there, he’s apparently an ortho. I had forgotten he went to U of Penn med school with her, but she said she went up to talk to him and they were in this group of high brow docs and he said, yeah, we were the only two Pollacks in the class at Penn! She said there is just something about being from Western PA, you never forget your roots no matter where you end up and what you accomplish, only someone from home would have brought up the whole pollack thing.


41 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

yes, caps fans were pleased he finally did something and said oh so now GMGM looks like a genius for going after him.


42 posted on 04/26/2012 7:41:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I sent you this last night too, featuring another former Pred. It was hilarious.
43 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I knew nothing of this until yesterday when I read Kurt from Big Hollywood’s epic column on it.


44 posted on 04/26/2012 7:48:10 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: xsmommy

I just thought that was a Greg Gutfeld joke.

The way he abuses Dana Perino on Twitter and the show, I wouldn’t be surprised if she just blows up at him some day.


45 posted on 04/26/2012 7:49:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Plus, you get 2 more weeks of hockey anxiety. We’re all relaxed and enjoying spring here.


46 posted on 04/26/2012 7:53:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

i had seen it on Twitter pretty much as soon as it happened. Holtby has more chops than either Vokoun or Neuvirth, not sure either of them could have pulled off the series win.


47 posted on 04/26/2012 7:57:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

You know i have seen his tweets about her and it strikes me as odd. he’s carrying on about her much as an 11 yo boy with a serious crush would. I am pretty sure he’s married though she is not. I haven’t seen the Five in a while, is he equally obsessed with her on the show?


48 posted on 04/26/2012 8:03:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Not equally obsessed, but yes he does tease her at times. If she had pigtails, he’d dip them in the inkwell. If they had an inkwell.


49 posted on 04/26/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; SoothingDave

With Buffalo already out, and rooting against the Bruins done (except vs Thomas), I’m all in for the Preds & the Goose going forward…

If I had my druthers, I’d re-sort in the second round by points, which would have meant a home start for you instead. It’s weird in the East that we might end up with Florida as the “top seed”.

Speaking of TT, I had to shake my head at the tenor of some of the comments in the discussion forums after the BOS-WAS game last night:

- “That’s what he gets for not visiting the White House!”
- “Black man scores winning OT goal, knocks out Tim Thomas.”
- “Washington, DC (Obama) over Boston, MA (Romney) in a tight contest — a view of things to come.”

C’mon people, get a life!


50 posted on 04/26/2012 8:07:24 AM PDT by mikrofon (Stanley BUMP)
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