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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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To: anniegetyourgun
Gonna visit W to get a new tone....
51 posted on 11/14/2002 8:40:05 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: LonePalm
Running Bill out of town on a rail?
52 posted on 11/14/2002 8:40:25 AM PST by lds23
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To: Bella_Bru; RikaStrom; Slip18; xsmommy; Constitution Day; Gabz; Enterprise; ...
Good Morning All.

Sushi = Raffish and rice.

'La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur.' - Auguste Escoffier
(Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.)

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

53 posted on 11/14/2002 8:40:28 AM PST by LonePalm
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To: lds23; hobbes1
how about tigers? wouldn't do to have mrs hobbes thrown in the slam for feeding her husband! ; )
54 posted on 11/14/2002 8:40:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I like the caption better
Ideological conservatives gather for a Ku Klux Klan rally in the late 1920s.Their grandchildren now form the Republican Party activist base...

55 posted on 11/14/2002 8:41:01 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: lds23
LMAO! A+!
56 posted on 11/14/2002 8:41:12 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: lds23
I live in the wilds of Montana. We have both black bears and grizzlies, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and wackos.
57 posted on 11/14/2002 8:41:19 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: lds23; Bella_Bru
Clinton’s Ninja Plot

Here's my usage of the WFTD:

Raffish reprobate rapist regent reasons: Rotorcraft ranger reavers rappel ropes. Rapidly rush rural refuge; roust, retrieve, raise rabid rebel raghead, rebuffing reactions. Reinstill religious robed renegades' reality. Reviewed, ridiculous reckless ravings rejected.

58 posted on 11/14/2002 8:41:37 AM PST by Eala
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To: CholeraJoe
you fit in well there....
59 posted on 11/14/2002 8:41:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Bella_Bru
Bella, aren't you in LA too? No reason... I should be out interviewing, and I'm home sick.... with drugs that make me somewhat incoherant....
60 posted on 11/14/2002 8:42:26 AM PST by SCalGal
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
A+! Thanks for keeping me updated on classroom gossip. Teacher is sometimes out of the loop. ;-)
61 posted on 11/14/2002 8:42:27 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: Bella_Bru
This would-be chimney sweep has a raffish sort of stupidity about him.
62 posted on 11/14/2002 8:43:06 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: SCalGal
Yep, I work in downtown, but live in Montebello.
63 posted on 11/14/2002 8:43:37 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Congrats at beating arriving before xsmommy this morning.....

I've never been first before...

64 posted on 11/14/2002 8:43:42 AM PST by Eala
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To: Bella_Bru
how were the bday festivities, teach? a simple good or bad, will suffice, the raffish boys in this class do not need an in depth elaboration on that!
65 posted on 11/14/2002 8:44:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Eala
congrats to you, eala!
66 posted on 11/14/2002 8:45:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Bella_Bru
Oh, cool - I'm up in the Valley (unfortunately still part of LA). I thought you were here somewhere.
67 posted on 11/14/2002 8:46:34 AM PST by SCalGal
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To: Bella_Bru
I find this pseudo evangelical enviro-religious group's attempt to spiritualize their environmental political agenda to be somewhat raffish(2).
68 posted on 11/14/2002 8:51:05 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: CholeraJoe
I live in the wilds of Montana. We have both black bears and grizzlies, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and wackos.

I live east of Redmond. We have bears, mountain lions, coyotes, and liberals.

69 posted on 11/14/2002 8:51:46 AM PST by Eala
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To: LonePalm
Two Jewish cannibals were fighting over a missionary. Each was hungry and anxious to start eating. They agreed to share the meal in the following manner:
"I'll start from the head and eat my way down. You start from the feet and eat your way up," said Murray.
After a while Murray asked Abe how he was doing.
"I'm having a ball," was the reply.
"You bastard, you're eating too fast."
70 posted on 11/14/2002 8:52:11 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: Eala
No trade. You can keep your liberals.
71 posted on 11/14/2002 8:53:12 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: xsmommy
congrats to you, eala!

Thanks, xsmommy. Don't think I'll do that again. The classroom is much too reverberant without a bunch of bodies to soak up the sound!

72 posted on 11/14/2002 8:54:33 AM PST by Eala
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To: Bella_Bru
The dems think the right is crude and raffish
Thumping our bibles and eating our catfish
To their eternal consternation
The right-wing now controls the nation
George has the left painted into a box
He sure is dumb, dumb as a fox
73 posted on 11/14/2002 8:58:08 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: VRWCmember
Gag! A+, and that is double homework, isn't?
74 posted on 11/14/2002 8:58:37 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: xsmommy
They were quite raffish. ;-)
75 posted on 11/14/2002 8:59:04 AM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: Eala
We have bears, mountain lions, coyotes, and liberals.

LOL

76 posted on 11/14/2002 8:59:07 AM PST by SCalGal
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To: CholeraJoe
Seems the Cruise ship is still not wellTalk about a crappy vacation
77 posted on 11/14/2002 9:06:40 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: xsmommy; Robert A. Cook, PE
Oh, and BTW how is your felt hole project coming?
78 posted on 11/14/2002 9:10:22 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: hobbes1
it is hard and is coming along slowly.
79 posted on 11/14/2002 9:13:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Maybe you should get your little hands moving a little faster....
80 posted on 11/14/2002 9:14:42 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: Bella_Bru; Slip18
RiffRaff I was taking a baff


and all the WFTDers yelled "It's about ******* time!"

81 posted on 11/14/2002 9:14:52 AM PST by Argh
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To: Bella_Bru
I was here in plenty of time for a change, and there was NO ONE to talk with! Then, I go to work, and everyone shows up -- these are the kind of things that can give a guy a complex.
82 posted on 11/14/2002 9:16:49 AM PST by gas_dr
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To: Argh
Let's do the Time Warp again.

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)

83 posted on 11/14/2002 9:19:48 AM PST by LonePalm
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To: Bella_Bru; hobbes1
Thank God for Arts & Letters Daily or I would never have found out about these problems at the raffish Iraq Philharmonic!
84 posted on 11/14/2002 9:20:56 AM PST by Argh
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To: hobbes1
Uh-OH. time to take the handle off the Broad Street Pump.
85 posted on 11/14/2002 9:21:31 AM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: anniegetyourgun; CholeraJoe; LonePalm; lds23; hobbes1; Argh
How do you do what you do where you do when you do it if there's a snapping turdl in the commode?

I'm flush outa ideas......

Straining for a solution.....

86 posted on 11/14/2002 9:23:25 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: LonePalm
Sorry, Lone, I can't do that because I'm stuck back here in 1962 and somebody keeps playing The Locomotion over and over and over...

By the way, did you see the reference to Broken Glass Republicans on Lucianne the other day just after the election?

87 posted on 11/14/2002 9:25:11 AM PST by Argh
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To: white rose
Top of the morning to you!


[Raffish reprehensible reprobate]

88 posted on 11/14/2002 9:28:06 AM PST by TheGrimReaper
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To: gas_dr
good to see you, gas!
89 posted on 11/14/2002 9:34:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: gas_dr
Hi, Doc!
90 posted on 11/14/2002 9:41:31 AM PST by Argh
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To: Argh
No I didn't. The link was to Lucianne.com and not directly to the article. It was gone by the time I got back from vacation.

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)

91 posted on 11/14/2002 9:54:41 AM PST by LonePalm
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To: CholeraJoe; hobbes1; dubyaismypresident; RikaStrom; maxwell; VRWCmember; Robert A. Cook, PE
Any students considering attending CPAC this year should be aware of THIS!!!!! holey moley! and i was excited about SEANNY last year? i will need to be restrained from DICK!
92 posted on 11/14/2002 10:01:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I guess raffishness would be a good word for it, xs. Tucson is about as liberal of a city as San Francisco.
93 posted on 11/14/2002 10:05:14 AM PST by Slip18
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To: Slip18; Bella_Bru
i had homework at 39 and 25 that miss bella overlooked, do you think i am falling down on the job as pet, slippy.....? : (
94 posted on 11/14/2002 10:10:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: LonePalm
The reference was in Lucianne's description of the article, I don't remember it being in the article itself. Something along the lines of "The Broken Glass Republicans have done their jobs well" or something like that. I guess I should have copied it onto our thread for you, but I didn't realize you were gone. Oh, well.
95 posted on 11/14/2002 10:14:24 AM PST by Argh
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To: xsmommy
i will need to be restrained from DICK!

You've got to be kidding... Nice choice of words there.

96 posted on 11/14/2002 10:15:31 AM PST by Argh
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To: Argh
what do you mean, arghy? i love VP cheney!
97 posted on 11/14/2002 10:16:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; hobbes1; dubyaismypresident; CholeraJoe; Robert A. Cook, PE; gas_dr
I'm surprised hobbes, W, CJ, Robt. et all aren't razzing you about this. Too obvious, I guess.
98 posted on 11/14/2002 10:19:26 AM PST by Argh
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To: Argh
they are too mature and serious to have such a low thought that was clearly not intended, arghy..... OK, i am choking on that sentence....!
99 posted on 11/14/2002 10:23:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Argh
actually, everybody must have gone to lunch together and left me here punching holes all by my lonesome.
100 posted on 11/14/2002 10:24:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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