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Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02
The Verbivores | 11/14/02 | Mistress Bella

Posted on 11/14/2002 7:44:58 AM PST by Bella_Bru

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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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....


raffish \RAF-ish\, adjective:

1. Characterized by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity, crudeness, or rowdiness; tawdry.
2. Marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; rakish.

Etymology: Raffish derives from the noun raff (chiefly used in the compound or duplicate, riffraff), meaning "people of a low reputation."

Good Morning, riffraff!


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1 posted on 11/14/2002 7:44:58 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; ralph; otterpond; DainBramage; 2Fro; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; ...
Good Morning!
2 posted on 11/14/2002 7:45:33 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: VRWCmember; Sabertooth; SCalGal; .30Carbine; dubyaismypresident; SES1066; phantasmagoria; ...
Good Morning!
3 posted on 11/14/2002 7:45:55 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: Bella_Bru
Good morning, Miss Bru!
4 posted on 11/14/2002 7:47:09 AM PST by Eala
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To: Bella_Bru
I hear raffish are bitin' this time of year!
5 posted on 11/14/2002 7:47:49 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Bella_Bru
I thought everyone had abandoned ship.
6 posted on 11/14/2002 7:47:55 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: Bella_Bru
!
7 posted on 11/14/2002 7:48:05 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: Bella_Bru
First? Top Ten?

A cannibal loved fast food so he ordered a pizza with everybody on it.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

8 posted on 11/14/2002 7:48:35 AM PST by LonePalm
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To: Bella_Bru
Top of the morning to you Miss Bella.
9 posted on 11/14/2002 7:50:37 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Bella_Bru
Raffish entertainer Michael Jackson appeared in court yesterday.

Michael Jackson Testifies in Lawsuit Trial

Makeup effects by Freddie Krueger

10 posted on 11/14/2002 7:50:44 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: hobbes1
RIFF RAFF
(Young - Young - Scott)

Ya see it on television every day
Hear it on the radio
Ain't humid but it sure is hot
Way down in Mexico
The police tryin' to tell me
Beginnin' of the end
Sayin' it'll bend me
Too late my friend

Riff raff
Oh well It's good for a laugh, ah ah ah
Riff raff
Gonna laugh yourself in half
We'll have a real good time

Now I'm the kind of guy that keeps his big mouth shut
But don't bother me
Somebody kickin' me when I'm up
Leaves me in misery
I never shot nobody
Don't even carry a gun
I ain't doin' nothin' wrong
I'm havin' fun

Riff raff
Oh well it's good for a laugh, hey hey
Riff raff
Go on laugh yourself in half, yeah
Oh riff raff
11 posted on 11/14/2002 7:51:00 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: Bella_Bru
Clinton’s Ninja Plot.

Seems like raffish ol’ Bill spent too much time with the Hollyweird types. My guess he was toking and had one of those “oh, man, you know what’d be cool?” moments.

12 posted on 11/14/2002 7:51:12 AM PST by lds23
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To: lds23
OMG...ROTFLMAO!!!!
13 posted on 11/14/2002 7:53:18 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: LonePalm
Good one. A guy goes into a cannibal butcher shop and sees a sign Missionary $3 per pound.

Next to it is a sign that says Soldier $3.50 per pound.

Then finally a sign that says Arab $17.50 per pound.

He asks the guy behind the counter, "Why is the Arab so much more expensive?"

The butcher says, "Hey Mack. Have you ever tried to clean one?"

14 posted on 11/14/2002 7:55:32 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: Bella_Bru
Homework:

(Local) Xsex and Cholera Joe were planning a raffish extermination dinner party yesterday when they wanted to serve uncooked muscles at supper in a month with an "R" in it. (Was Chippendale going to cater the wait staff?)

(National) The national democratic party, if it does select Pelosi, seems bent on raffishly turning towards their screaming constituents in SFO..... and Hillary! of only benefits.
15 posted on 11/14/2002 7:55:58 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Bella_Bru
btw - Happy Belated Birthday.

For you late sleepers, how about breakfast in bed?

How about some Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam and spam?

16 posted on 11/14/2002 7:56:14 AM PST by lds23
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To: Bella_Bru
Morning, Miss Bella.

Is FR acting funny this morning?

17 posted on 11/14/2002 7:56:38 AM PST by Slip18
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To: CholeraJoe
He's in line for the next Phantom of the Opera mask....
18 posted on 11/14/2002 7:57:12 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Eala; Bella_Bru; xsmommy
Congrats at beating xsmommy this morning.....

(Hmmmmn. Thinks a second....)

Methinks that sounds a bit too much like the classic "Have you stopped beating your xsex lately?" question.
19 posted on 11/14/2002 7:59:21 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Slip18
When cannibals eat clowns, do they taste funny?
20 posted on 11/14/2002 8:01:37 AM PST by lds23
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To: lds23
When cannibals eat clowns, do they taste funny?

No, they taste like chicken.

21 posted on 11/14/2002 8:05:41 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: CholeraJoe
So this cannibal finds an Arab with no nose wandering in the jungle, and brings it back to the village.

The chief takes one look at the Arab and says, "No nose? How does he smell?"

And the cannibal replies, "Awful"
22 posted on 11/14/2002 8:09:03 AM PST by lds23
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To: lds23
That's like, "What do you call a dog with no legs?"

Doesn't matter. He can't come to you anyway.

23 posted on 11/14/2002 8:12:05 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: CholeraJoe
Why is a dog with no legs like a cigarette in your pocket?

You have to take it out for a drag.
24 posted on 11/14/2002 8:20:03 AM PST by lds23
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To: CholeraJoe; Bella_Bru
xshub has reported to me this AM that the raffish Dems, headed by that worthless piece of dung, Leahy, are finally ineffectual in holding back the dam of judicial nominees. Dennis Shedd has been approved by the Judiciary Cte and McConnell will likely make it through today as well. The logjam has broken!
25 posted on 11/14/2002 8:21:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe; maxwell
"When cannibals eat clowns, do they taste funny?

No, they taste like chicken....

No, they taste like rubber chicken....

26 posted on 11/14/2002 8:22:30 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: lds23; CholeraJoe
I should not be laughing at your jokes. But they are funny.

ROTFL.

Is anyone else having trouble with posting today?

27 posted on 11/14/2002 8:22:57 AM PST by Slip18
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To: CholeraJoe
i forgot to tell you that i would be out this AM because i was being interviewed by a potential HS for xsteen. hope i did ok!; )
28 posted on 11/14/2002 8:23:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe
Good Lord! Is this what I get for complaining about all of those Hillary photos Grim posted???
29 posted on 11/14/2002 8:24:09 AM PST by white rose
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To: xsmommy
Did you remember to wear your false teeth this time?
30 posted on 11/14/2002 8:25:15 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: CholeraJoe
yes i did remember the teeth but forgot the prosthesis.....
31 posted on 11/14/2002 8:25:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I'm sure you did great! My fingers are crossed.
32 posted on 11/14/2002 8:26:15 AM PST by Slip18
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To: Slip18
I haven't been having trouble posting. I've been having trouble trying to keep myself FROM posting.
33 posted on 11/14/2002 8:26:24 AM PST by lds23
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To: xsmommy
Stumped them, huh?
34 posted on 11/14/2002 8:26:25 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: Slip18
i think i did pretty well, i think they want ME as a student now! ; )
35 posted on 11/14/2002 8:28:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
BTW, did you read about my coyote adventure on the other thread?
36 posted on 11/14/2002 8:28:09 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: CholeraJoe
yes i did, honest to GOD you live in the outback, don't you??? isn't there some law against turkey carcasses out in the damn trash out there? stirring up the dang Kye-oats!
37 posted on 11/14/2002 8:29:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Bella_Bru
For some bizarre reason, I took it into my head to check out the raffish Barbra Streisand's latest "statements and speeches" (I had no idea we had elected her Prime Minister somewhere along the way,) to take note of her post-election musings, and, if I was lucky, to find some more fake Shakespeare quotes.

You all can read the whole thing, if you like. Me, I got half-way down the page before I began to break out in a rash.

38 posted on 11/14/2002 8:34:43 AM PST by white rose
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To: Bella_Bru; Slip18; Cyber Liberty
ummmmm.....slippy..... there be a whole lotta raffishness goin' on at the U of AZ. what the heck is going on there???
39 posted on 11/14/2002 8:34:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
It wasn't like I threw it on the ground. It was bagged and in a large covered container.
40 posted on 11/14/2002 8:36:01 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: white rose
WR, did you see the parody NYTimes front page put out by the Weekly Standard, that Hobbes posted the other day? that had the fake headline saying something about DOJ Silent on Detention of Streisand??
41 posted on 11/14/2002 8:36:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Slip18
Is anyone else having trouble with posting today?

Nope, see if you can figure out what this is.

Post-ra il-Post-ra il-Post-Bill-Post-ra il-Post-ra il-Post

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

42 posted on 11/14/2002 8:36:45 AM PST by LonePalm
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To: Eala
:-) Welcome to class.
43 posted on 11/14/2002 8:37:13 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: anniegetyourgun; DainBramage
You have been hanging out in Dain's special class again, haven't you?
44 posted on 11/14/2002 8:37:46 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: VRWCmember
A fine morning to you as well!
45 posted on 11/14/2002 8:38:09 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: CholeraJoe
Is it me, or does he look like a cyborg? A+
46 posted on 11/14/2002 8:38:37 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: CholeraJoe; LonePalm; lds23
How do you get a turtle to go down?

Flush the toilet, the turdl go down.

Hey, you started it....

47 posted on 11/14/2002 8:38:39 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: CholeraJoe; xsmommy
Good thing you don't live in the wilds of NJ: Feeding of bears illegal in NJ
48 posted on 11/14/2002 8:39:09 AM PST by lds23
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To: Bella_Bru
No, but I do appear to have set a bad tone for the day!
49 posted on 11/14/2002 8:39:37 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Slip18; xsmommy; CholeraJoe; Cyber Liberty; SCalGal; .30Carbine; dubyaismypresident; hobbes1; ...
A group of old folks sat talking.

"My arms are so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee," said one.

"Yes, I know. My cataracts are so bad I can't even see my coffee," replied another.

"I can't turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck," said a third, to which several nodded weakly in agreement.

"My blood pressure pills make me dizzy," another went on.

"I guess that's the price we pay for getting old," winced an old man as he slowly shook his head.

Then there was a short moment of silence.

"Well, it's not that bad," said one woman cheerfully. "Thank God we can all still drive."
50 posted on 11/14/2002 8:39:49 AM PST by VRWCmember
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