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Word for the Day, FRiday, May 4, 2012 - Bon Vivant
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Posted on 05/04/2012 5:27:21 AM PDT by tioga


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”.

bon vivant

Noun

    A person with refined taste, especially one who enjoys superb food and drink.

[French : bon, good + vivant, present participle of vivre, to live.]


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....

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


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Julia, that composite voter, will never develop her bon vivant for fine dining living on the governement dole. To Be Julia Or Not To Be Julia? That Is the Question


1 posted on 05/04/2012 5:27:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Blatantly Stolen from comments below article:

“I am WOMAN!
Hear me moan!
I can't do it.
On my own!
I need someone else to.
Take care of me!

With entitlements
Cradle to grave,
The weaker sex.
Will now be saved!
It's a trade-off.
I am now no longer free!”

2 posted on 05/04/2012 5:28:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Rise and Fight! The election is coming, the election is coming....


3 posted on 05/04/2012 5:30:05 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I love a Whataburger and an icy Diet Coke. Guess that makes me a Bon Vivant. :)


4 posted on 05/04/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

To each his own! A++


5 posted on 05/04/2012 5:34:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Bon Vivant is the wife of Bon Jovi. And they have two children, twins, Bon Bon.


6 posted on 05/04/2012 5:35:00 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tioga

I was told there would be no French...


7 posted on 05/04/2012 5:36:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tioga
When I grow up I want to be a bon vivant, just like the Kenyan-in-Chief!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

8 posted on 05/04/2012 5:37:30 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: count-your-change

LMAO A+++


9 posted on 05/04/2012 5:47:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good luck with that life goal. A++


10 posted on 05/04/2012 5:48:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MrB

promises, promises....


11 posted on 05/04/2012 5:49:24 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Moochelle, one of earth’s bon vivants
Is a scold, like my old maiden aunts
Says to: “Watch your food cravings,
Be careful with savings”
While she eats and she spends what she wants


12 posted on 05/04/2012 5:53:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Excellent! The Moose needs to retire and shop on her own dime. A+++


13 posted on 05/04/2012 6:03:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Those of us of a certain age might remember the Bon Vivant botulism case of the early 1970s.
14 posted on 05/04/2012 6:10:20 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Never heard of it. A+++ for the second time today!


15 posted on 05/04/2012 6:14:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MrB
Mais oui!
16 posted on 05/04/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I went to your link and read too quickly and thought it said they died after eating canned soup at a party! lol “partly eating a can....”


17 posted on 05/04/2012 7:00:02 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: count-your-change; tioga
NTBCW bon-bon savant, a couch potato who munches candy and watches soap operas…
18 posted on 05/04/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by mikrofon (TGITWEA!)
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To: mikrofon
NTBCW bon-bon savant, a couch potato who munches candy and watches soap operas…...while memorizing the Constitution and Bill of Rights and solving the NYTimes crossword puzzle.
19 posted on 05/04/2012 7:26:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

“May we?”

No, you may not.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 7:27:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ConorMacNessa; tioga
I have to disagree with Conor about the current White House Occupier. He is certainly not bon (handsome, beautiful) and I don't know how anyone can call him a vivant (full of life) when obviously he favors muerte (death) as demonstrated by his several votes against the Infant Born Alive amendment.
21 posted on 05/04/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ConorMacNessa; tioga
muerte should be mortp>Got my French and my Spanish confused.
22 posted on 05/04/2012 7:36:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga; xsmommy
Did you all see this ?
23 posted on 05/04/2012 7:38:28 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: tioga
This WFTD bon vivant reminds me of the chorus in this song.
24 posted on 05/04/2012 7:38:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; ConorMacNessa; tioga
muerte should be mortp>Got my French and my Spanish confused.

Correction:

muerte should be mort

Got my French and my Spanish and my HTML confused.

25 posted on 05/04/2012 7:40:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
Today's earworm is brought to you by REO Speedwagon.
26 posted on 05/04/2012 7:45:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

“Come to Jesus” moment! Glad to see it.


27 posted on 05/04/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A little late for those he banned though.


28 posted on 05/04/2012 7:49:03 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: secret garden

Are the rest of you getting that odius Tom Barrett ad before the song plays? Or, is that just a special gift for those of us who have a Wisconsin IP address? Trust me, we do NOT want Tom Barrett as our Governor in Wisconsin. Please, no Barrett.


29 posted on 05/04/2012 7:53:01 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Hopefully, they can come back. Some have already, under other screen names. The FR discourse has suffered in the absence of some of the great old names who were here in the beginning. Some have died, some have gotten tired, some have been banned — but I miss them all.


30 posted on 05/04/2012 7:56:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mikrofon
Excellent! How about a Bon Bon Voyage. After eating the whole box of candy our couch potato had to leave suddenly
31 posted on 05/04/2012 8:05:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m not seeing any ads.


32 posted on 05/04/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I guess I’m just lucky. On my computer an obnoxius Tom Barrett ad pops up accusing our Governor Walker of being anti-woman. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The incompetent Barrett is running in a recall to try to unseat Walker.


33 posted on 05/04/2012 8:15:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s “We can’t Barrett”


34 posted on 05/04/2012 8:15:38 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: afraidfortherepublic

Does a mort-gage tell you how long you have left to live?


35 posted on 05/04/2012 8:17:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
Bon vivant is a good word for Derby weekend.
36 posted on 05/04/2012 8:19:00 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: SoothingDave

Or it gages how long you have to pay!


37 posted on 05/04/2012 8:19:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave; afraidfortherepublic
Does a mort-gage tell you how long you have left to live?

I heard that the word mortgage origninated from the phrase death gamble. If you died before you were paid off the debt extinguished with you. Not sure if that is accurate.

38 posted on 05/04/2012 8:20:31 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: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Interesting. I’ve been cautiously engaging with some who are advocating 3rd party nonsense. Good to know that I probably won’t be banned for wanting to remove Obama for our only realistic option.


39 posted on 05/04/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Did you hear it from a friend who heard it from a friend?


40 posted on 05/04/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

The dictionary says “dead pledge.” I don’t know the terms of medieval banking. They didn’t cover that at CMU. ;-)


41 posted on 05/04/2012 8:25:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Wow.


42 posted on 05/04/2012 8:31:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

You are strolling down Memory Lane today. A++


43 posted on 05/04/2012 8:33:09 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

I am betting they don’t serve dirty dogs to those fans. A+++


44 posted on 05/04/2012 8:35:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x1364628998/Adrian-College-commencement-speaker-debated

Quinn was talking about this on the radio this morning. Pat Boone is now a controversial counter-cultural figure.


45 posted on 05/04/2012 8:50:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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Pat Boone? Controversial? Well, he supports Logar. I thought he was just a silly OF?


46 posted on 05/04/2012 9:10:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: count-your-change

Most likely to the bathroom ....


47 posted on 05/04/2012 9:12:26 AM PDT by mikrofon (Bon Roughage ;-)
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To: SoothingDave
OMG.....can't stop LMAO...
48 posted on 05/04/2012 9:17:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Your point as to Obama's dearth of goodness is well taken. What I was alluding to in describing him as a "bon vivant" was his penchant for wallowing in sybaritic splendor.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

49 posted on 05/04/2012 9:18:55 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: NeoCaveman

I like that definition! If only my debts would expire when I do!


50 posted on 05/04/2012 9:31:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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