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Word for the Day, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - Argot
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Posted on 05/16/2012 5:27:11 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”.

Argot

Noun

    A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group: thieves' argot. See Synonyms at dialect.


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I am shocked that a community organizer is worth $10,000,000.00. In his own argot he is a 1%er. Where did it come from?

Obama worth as much as $10 million

1 posted on 05/16/2012 5:27:12 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Up and at it, we have only 174 more days to defeat Obama. Get to work.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 5:29:46 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

From book sales?


3 posted on 05/16/2012 5:30:14 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: tioga

Clearly the Biden argot that he is blue collar is true. The doofus apparently has a negative net worth.


4 posted on 05/16/2012 5:32:45 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: tioga
pRes_ _ential atonal argot?


5 posted on 05/16/2012 5:36:37 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Explorer89

A+++ I have been off the internet for 24 hours. Wow, that’s a record for me. I feel so out of touch.


6 posted on 05/16/2012 5:36:46 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Diogenesis

Our reefer prez has the hand signals down. A+++


7 posted on 05/16/2012 5:37:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Argot

I think this be pirate talk for “I got” as in “’Ar matey, ar got me a parrot what drank me rum, nows it like chicken in wine sauce, let’s eat!, ‘ees near done!...ar”.

Note to you pie rates out there: A patch on one makes you look tough, patches on both eyes makes you look dumb, real dumb.


8 posted on 05/16/2012 5:38:38 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Explorer89

Who knows. I found his newest movie in the dollar store. So much for that source.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 5:38:55 AM PDT by tioga
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To: count-your-change

Aye, aye, mate. A+++


10 posted on 05/16/2012 5:39:56 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
I wonder how many words there are in the financial argot for doomed.
11 posted on 05/16/2012 5:52:09 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; xsmommy

So, ABC is now saying Zimmerman had a broken nose, two lacerations on the back of his head, two black eyes and Martin had two injuries...one the gunshot wound, the other abrasions on his knuckles. Hmm. Who’s story does that evidence support?


12 posted on 05/16/2012 5:52:26 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman
A new car or healthcare for 1 year for a family of 4.
13 posted on 05/16/2012 6:00:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

“Hope”, “Change” - part of Obama’s argot
“One-Percenters” now his latest target.
But come early next year
This we’ll no longer hear,
Once we tell him just where he can park it...


14 posted on 05/16/2012 6:02:42 AM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: tioga; xsmommy
We have had an on going story here in Houston regarding the arrest of a young black kid and the video of a group of officers allegedly beating him. The video we have seen (over and over again) shows the end of the long chase when the kid realizes he is caught and lays on the ground. As the officers surround him and are trying to get his arms back they are kicking his arms - at first glance it looks bad for the police, but as I said, it is only a few seconds and you can't hear what was being said and don't know what happened prior to this point. But quanelle X led groups in protest and the trial has been going on this week for one of the police officers involved. Yesterday a large group of officers filed into the courtroom to sit in the gallery and show support for their brother officer and quanelleX just about crapped himself! lol Then appparently there was a bomb threat called in (if I heard the news correctly) - verdict is supposed to be in today.

I don't know if any of you have experienced truly bad cops but I haven't. I live in a world where I see the police force as men/women who help, not attack and do evil. I can't imagine how hard it would be to chase down repeat offenders knowing they are going to get out and cause more havoc for decent people.

15 posted on 05/16/2012 6:15:50 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: mikrofon

A+++ be glad to see that clan clear out of the White House.


16 posted on 05/16/2012 6:25:21 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I have never seen anything but the best of behaviors by our police. There has been a story about a corrections officer who beat up an inmate. He resigned his position because of it.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 6:30:55 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

While feasting on steak and escargot
Barack spouts the left’s latest argot
“Romney’s company, Bain
Caused the poor so much pain”
Now they can’t pay for gas to make their car go


18 posted on 05/16/2012 6:34:06 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++

I noticed you and mik both used different pronunciations of the word. Both correct: one Brit and one American.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 6:44:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; NeoCaveman
i love cops. this is national police week. they are all over my neck of the woods here. Saw them in the restaurant on Sat PM when we were watching Game 7 of Caps-Rangers, saw some last night when we had dinner out downtown. i see groups of them walking around my work neighborhood bc the police station is next door to me. i cannot imagine having that job and would be beside myself if my husband or kid was a cop. They honored their fallen comrades this week, on 5/15, and that is always a tearjerker imo. let neo rag on me for being a statist, but i luv em.
20 posted on 05/16/2012 6:45:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Yeah, like Mer-lo and Mer-lot.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 6:45:39 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: tioga

argo like the peas. like jason and the argonauts. like the greek myth stuff.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 6:46:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

How is Romney responsible for a man getting laid off two years after he left Bain? I still can’t get over that falsehood making it into an O commercial. So much for his camarilla having a functioning brain or two.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 6:46:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

Check my source, the American pronunciation is “ar get”. The Brits say “ar go”. Interesting.


24 posted on 05/16/2012 6:50:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy
Did you see this from Dr Krauthammer?. Awesome.
25 posted on 05/16/2012 6:54:41 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
It is sort of like the Senate race here in Texas - Dewhurst claims Cruz was the attorney supporting a Chinese company that stole company secrets from an American tire manufacturer. The American won in court but Cruz was representing the Chinese to screw the American out of his rightful award.

Cruz says the "American firm" had already moved all production to China, thus no american jobs were lost because of this action and then goes on about the claim.

So I'm going with Cruz because the Tea Party backs him and Sarah Palin just recently announced her support for him.

As a side note, that asswipe craig james is also running for the Senate and has less than 1/2% of the vote. lol What a douche.

26 posted on 05/16/2012 6:55:19 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: count-your-change

Interesting that there are two ways to pronounce argot.

ar-go and ar-got


27 posted on 05/16/2012 6:58:01 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: tioga

Argot ergo sum.


28 posted on 05/16/2012 7:01:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: ladyjane

If you go to my source at the top of the page....it’s “go” or “get”...no “got”. I thought that was weird.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 7:04:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
I figure ar-go is the French pronunciation.
30 posted on 05/16/2012 7:07:55 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: tioga

Yescargo.

Isn’t that the language Obama should speak to re-start the economy? I mean, now, everything he says is “No development, No drilling, No fracking, No nukes, No energy at all.” To all but new taxes.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 7:10:38 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ladyjane
Where I come from there are more than two ways to pronounce all words and the spelling is pretty much a matter of opinion.

Even meanings are a tad squishy, like this ar-go. It could be what the pirate ship carries, a load of ‘argo in it's ‘old.

Anyhow it sounds French since they speak a foreign language and not too good either. They'll tell you “Est ‘argo” and then bring out some snails all greased up in butter so they slide down easy and, and they give you a little pick to get the shells out of your teeth!

Disss-gusting!

32 posted on 05/16/2012 7:51:25 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: ladyjane

Could be, my site only has the American and English versions of the word.


33 posted on 05/16/2012 7:51:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How do things look on the ground there? DNC is pulling out of the effort to unseat Walker. Sounds like good news.


34 posted on 05/16/2012 8:10:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga; afraidfortherepublic

my niece is going to be living in Green Bay this summer for an engineering co-op that she is doing with Proctor and Gamble. my SIL is worried about her car being damaged bc she has some republican sticker on it, and she will be living on the U of Wi-Green Bay campus, in their housing.


35 posted on 05/16/2012 8:34:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

She should remove the sticker. Better safe than sorry.


36 posted on 05/16/2012 8:39:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
In the argot of the Obama Regime, "Hope and Change" means that you check in all your individual freedoms in return for womb to tomb supervision by the Narcissist-in-Chief and his henchmen.



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)

37 posted on 05/16/2012 8:46:21 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: ConorMacNessa

A+++ Womb to Tomb...I like that. It fits.


38 posted on 05/16/2012 8:49:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga; xsmommy
They wouldn't let me in the state with my chariot - Purple Heart tags and lots of military decals.



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)

39 posted on 05/16/2012 8:50:45 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: xsmommy; tioga

Things are looking good here. However, I live in one of the most conservative counties in the state, so it is hard to tell. I haven’t seen a ReCall Walker sign, or bumper sticker, in ages. Stand with Walker is everywhere. In other parts of the state, not so much.

I don’t know what to say about UWGB. That is always an iffy thing on any campus. Green Bay is in Brown County which is generally conservative, but campuses are where the radicals hang out. They probably speak their own argot there too! LOL.

Probably removing the sticker is the safest thing to do, until she assesses the lay of the land. I like magnetic “stickers” which I remove if I have to park in the wrong part of town, i.e. Milwaukee.


40 posted on 05/16/2012 8:51:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
I can't claim authorship for the "womb to tomb" expression - it's been around for decades.



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)

41 posted on 05/16/2012 8:55:02 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: afraidfortherepublic

A+++ DNC bailing means that they don’t want to be around when Walker wins...at least I hope so. Good luck.


42 posted on 05/16/2012 8:58:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oh, yeah, I saw on Twitter that there are Walker signs being set on fire. sounds dangerous in some parts of the state. desperation is not a pretty sight.


43 posted on 05/16/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

It was 56 this morning and very quiet in the woods-now there is noise and asphalt smell-the county has sent a crew to fill the holes in the road that appeared after all the rain last week...

The language that Obama uses
Must just be the argot-du jour-
It depends on whether his audience
Is a certain race, female or “poor”

His sympathy is as contrived
As those famous crocodile tears-
Calculated just to prey upon
The worst of each group’s fears

But now the ‘rat plantation
Is suffering gradual losses-
With fed-up residents bolting
And pointedly ignoring the bosses


44 posted on 05/16/2012 9:06:16 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: ConorMacNessa

i have prolife VA license plates and even that has someone subtly keying my driver’s side door here in the DC gov’t building parking lot. i have no other political bumper stickers just my kids school stickers on my vehicle.


45 posted on 05/16/2012 9:07:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

i kinda like the smell of asphalt, truth be told. am i weird?


46 posted on 05/16/2012 9:09:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

Getting downright hot outside right now. A+++


47 posted on 05/16/2012 9:11:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I don’t think so-everyone is acclimated to different odors. Fortunately, this asphalt is just cold patch-not so strong and goes away quickly-otherwise, I’d be nauseous-I don’t like the smell of asphalt. I think that what some people like about the smell is that some asphalt has a chemical called napthalene (sp?) in it-the same stuff as in some brands of mothballs. I sort of like the smell of para mothballs, though, not the naphthalene ones...

I love the smell of hay and livestock that prevails here in the morning, but that is because I come from a ranch-it makes a lot of the townies I know want to puke-it is all related to what your nose is used to...


48 posted on 05/16/2012 9:24:03 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: tioga

Thank you!

Only 72 here, but it will warm up in the next fews days to what is seasonal-mid 80’s.


49 posted on 05/16/2012 9:25:47 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

yes i like mothballs too. and freshly cut grass.


50 posted on 05/16/2012 9:28:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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