Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, June 11, 2012--faineant
Posted on 06/11/2012 4:36:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 6/11/12
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".
Etymology:1610s (n.), from Fr. fainéant (16c.) do-nothing, from fait, third person singular present tense of faire + néant nothing (cf. dolce far niente). As an adj., from 1855.
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
Are the Dems waking up to the incompetence of the faineant community organizer they put in office 4 years ago?
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
Morning to yinz all.
Considering the damage that obama has done already, it would probably have been better if he had been merely a faineant occupier of the oval office for his first (and only!) term.
yes, he did manage to inflict a lot of damage, sandwiched in around his golf games and various vacations. A+++
It sounds as though he is, suitably, being damned with faineant praise.
I think it’s feigned. A+++
LOL! I love puns.
My favorite bargain brand pop is Faigeaut.
Commerce secretary in hit-and-run! Focused on jobs, I’m sure.
I believe it was Peggy Noonan, of all people, who said
“why is 0bama running for president when he could be president right now?”
I love it when they eat their own. hahaha
4! A+++ good job!
My car was running rough at stop lights, so I had the mechanic adjust the faineant.
The word seems to imply more than just being lazy...
Once xsmommy linked faineant with obama, I can think of no other use for the word. Faineant is the perfect description for the poseur. Nicolas and Carla probably called him faineant behind his back.
So friendless are the Obamas that they can't even get a decent, reliable surrogate out on the stump, and are reduced to ineffective third-raters like David Axelrod, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Joe Biden.
A+++ you are so prescient ; )
A+++ did you listen to the french pronunciation? i can just hear them saying that!!
The prefix you are looking for there, is OMNI. ; )
no, the word is HUBRISTIC i think...
Speaking of Echo, look who’s “depressed” about Wisconsin.
I’ll volunteer to cheer her up.
That was a good article hobbes1!
If you recall, we thought the exact same thing about the clintons when they first took office, AND when they left office, trashing the offices and computers. But I agree obam is surrounded by third rate __________ (fill in the blank with your favorite description).
But on another note, you just announced what a dog you are - even knowing she is an idiot lib you would want to "cheer her up". Most women I know are turned off by idiot lib men - but you wouldn't care if she felt you were a racist woman hating thug. Interesting Dave.
But did you see those cute chipmunk cheekbones?
You should check out "Dollhouse" on Netflix. It was a really good show. It was a secret place where people could be "programmed" to be hired out for various tasks. Interesting.
i don’t care how gorgeous a liberal man was, they immediately lose all appeal once i know their politics. men are shallow and it doesn’t speak well of them. besides, i couldn’t be intimate with someone i considered an absolute MORON.
Nothing showed up on your link - and obviously you want someone to program a woman to service you. Isn’t that kind of the lazy way out? Shouldn’t a real person WANT to be with you instead of having no control? Again Dave, that isn’t showing a good side of you.
wait a minute, wait a minute, wait just a minute... didn’t we have to beat Soother’s @$$ about the RAPE LIST that the libs did in some magazine about conservative women they wanted to have hate sex with? I have to say, Soother is borderline suspect a few too many times lately....
I know - a man who would do anyone is no better than the fence jumping ghetto rats. “Any port in a storm” comes to mind.
You’d recognize her as one of the international jewel thieves from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, if you ever watched the Kevin Smith DVDs you got for Christmas!
while that is PERFECTLY TRUE, it will do nothing to enhance her IQ, nor will it make her less of a lib.
I know, but SD is so easy to beat up. I don’t have to research anything before slapping him publicly because his comments are always the same thing. Any woman, tends to believe the media, bases his life on how things work within 2 square miles of his home. ;^)
You’re going far away from anything I said. I just said the TV show was good sci fi. And the woman is attractive.
Not that I wanted her to be my programmed sex slave.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson should have remained faineant this weekend instead of drunk driving in a hit and run. His claims of a seizure are weak and desperate attempts to get out of it. Just what Obama needs. Priceless.
Once again, only three pluses.....oh, how I long to have that fourth plus......the four-plus-people are sitting around drinking champagne and eating caviar......”Did you see that blueunicorn6 only received three pluses? hahahahaha!”......the world is a little darker today.....my poptart is less tasty......I am relegated to mediocrity by one little plus......two intersecting lines.....but I’ll never be three pluses again!.....as Jim Rob is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again I mean have three pluses again!....oh Tara, Tara......
Dumb girls need love, too. ;-)
Don’t think of it as a plus, think of it as your cross to bear.
Oh? You want to do her and you liked the show where women had no choice because they were programmed.....sounded like you were connecting the two to me.
Speaking of babies.... did you happen to see where Jenny McCarthy was whining (to howard stern I think) about how Jim Carrey doesn't come to visit her son since they broke up? What? He isn't that kids Dad! She made the choice to have a baby with some jerk who didn't care enough to marry her and she will have a parade of men through that child's life but she wants to bitch because when someone is done with her she wants him to keep visiting her kid? She's dumber than I thought, and trust me, I never thought she was smart.
I mentioned it only in case some people might be intrigued by the show. It wasn’t really for sex, a simple prostitute can be had for a lot less money than the Dollhouse would charge.
There was one episode where this internet millionaire had her programmed to believe that she was his wife, who had died tragically. He did this every year on their anniversary.
There was another where she was programmed as a super cop/negotiator to help find a little girl that was kidnapped.
In another she was a “blind” woman who goes inside a religious cult. Though she was blind, her eyes acted as cameras for the police.
I think Obama’s FAA head had to resign after a drunk driving incident not too long ago also. A+++
Oh es, that is why I thought of the Sarkozys and why I cannot think of any other application for the WFTD. LOL
pix or links help with plusses, as do clever pomes ; ) you can strive a bit harder and achieve, i know you can. you are NOT SPECIAL, bc if you are special then we are all special. and there’s only so much specialty to go around, didn’t you hear that commencement speech last week? ; )
You really are taking this way too seriously.
The thing with Jim Carrey was kind of sad. The kid is autistic and has had Carrey as a stepfather (sort of) for 5 years.
Divorce hurts kids, even when it isn’t technically divorce.
this is where the soother sits and desperately hopes that Neo and Hobbes and maybe blueunicorn and other boys in the class, admit to doing stupid girls, so that he doesn’t feel like the dog he has openly admitted to being : )
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