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Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 24, 2004
The Verbivores | 11/24/01 | Teacher

Posted on 11/24/2004 4:49:42 AM PST by RikaStrom

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. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on....


gimcrack \JIM-krak\, noun, adjective:
gimcrackery; noun

1. A trivial mechanism; a device; a toy; a pretty but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw.
2. Tastelessly showy; cheap; gaudy.

The pages in the campaign paper trail released thus far give details on what the Democrats' new category of $250,000 super-donors were explicitly promised for their largess, right down to the "exclusive lapel pin" -- a gimcrack Croix de Guerre from the Democratic National Committee.
--Francis X. Clines, "Donor Is Listed as 'Buddhist Temple' in Democratic Documents," New York Times, December 28, 1996.

Etymology: The origin of gimcrack is uncertain. It is perhaps an alteration of Middle English gibecrake, a slight or flimsy ornament.


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Poetry; Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: dopies; earworm; gimcrack; gymcrack; jimcrack; kingcrab; lasagna; oysters; powertools; sushi; wftd
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Good Morning Students. Welcome to class!

Class is now in session. The rules are simple; you get a grade if you use the WFTD in a sentence, haiku, limerick, or quatrain. You get a "+" if you make a link, or make the teacher laugh, or you offer the appropriate bribes. I hold the grade book; the whip and chair.

1 posted on 11/24/2004 4:49:42 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...

Morning Kiddies

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINONE4THEGIPPER!!!!!


2 posted on 11/24/2004 4:50:08 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom

Bill Clinton, John F Kerry and the rest of the liberals are a bunch of gimcrackers!


3 posted on 11/24/2004 4:52:05 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (Black & white liberals practice intellectual apartheid when in comes to black conservatives!)
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To: RikaStrom

Morning!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 11/24/2004 4:52:59 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: Warrior Nurse

WOW - you're bright and early this morning!!!

Are you still on US soil or in parts unknown?


5 posted on 11/24/2004 4:53:51 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: RikaStrom

Morning!


6 posted on 11/24/2004 4:55:04 AM PST by Laura Earl (1/2way290)
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To: RikaStrom

Gimcrack library,
Great void literary,
Little Rock's fallen,
The faithful are bawlin,
For Bubba's in semenary!

... Devil with a blue dress,
Devil with a blue dress,
Devil with a blue dress on...

Happy Brithday WinOne4theGipper!


7 posted on 11/24/2004 4:55:12 AM PST by MortMan (On ne voire bien qu'avec la coeur.)
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To: Warrior Nurse

Isn't that the dang truth!

A+ WN

Are you going to have a relaxing holiday??


8 posted on 11/24/2004 4:57:43 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: Gabz

Morning Gabz, the rain finally stopped and the great hunter has already left. ;-)


9 posted on 11/24/2004 4:58:04 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINONE4THEGIPPER!!!!! Out of respect I will not sing!


10 posted on 11/24/2004 4:58:17 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Kevin Sites is a coward and a terrorist sympathizer.)
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To: RikaStrom
Top 10?
Top 20?
11 posted on 11/24/2004 4:58:24 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)....Keeping abreast for 50 years now.)
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To: Laura Earl

Morning LE!

How are you this bright day?


12 posted on 11/24/2004 4:58:30 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: MortMan

LOL, good one MortMan. I tell you that library... what a disgrace! And it's ugly too. ppht.

A+ +

:-)


13 posted on 11/24/2004 4:59:15 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: TheGrimReaper

Morning Grimmy. Top 20.

Are you starting to dry out, or did you build an ark in your back yard?


14 posted on 11/24/2004 4:59:49 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom

Oh - so I can blame you for the rotten weather we've got here!!!!!

And the great hunter is on the hunt for what? Feathered or hoofed?


15 posted on 11/24/2004 5:00:22 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: RikaStrom

Ok, I hate to do it, but Misery Loves Company.

I have this nasty little earworm.

I'm Henry the eigth I am, Henry, the eigth, I am, I am.
I'm married to the widow next door, she's been married seven times before........


16 posted on 11/24/2004 5:01:02 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom

GOOOD Moooorning Ms. RikaStrom.............


17 posted on 11/24/2004 5:02:37 AM PST by thingumbob (Now showing........W 2 ..........for 4 more years)
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To: RikaStrom
Are you going to have a relaxing holiday??

Yes I am and yesterday was my birthday.

18 posted on 11/24/2004 5:03:14 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (Black & white liberals practice intellectual apartheid when in comes to black conservatives!)
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To: Gabz

I am in Jacksonville Florida for now.


19 posted on 11/24/2004 5:03:56 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (Black & white liberals practice intellectual apartheid when in comes to black conservatives!)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a great one...


20 posted on 11/24/2004 5:04:09 AM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Laura Earl

(from yesterday's thread) sorry about your flooding problems, we haven't had that much rain, yet!!! We're supposed to get sun by Friday - but the temp is going to drop....figgers.


21 posted on 11/24/2004 5:04:15 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: RikaStrom
Happy Birthday Winone4thegipper


22 posted on 11/24/2004 5:05:24 AM PST by thingumbob (Now showing........W 2 ..........for 4 more years)
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To: Gabz

HAPPY THANKSGIVING To All WFTD FReepers!


23 posted on 11/24/2004 5:06:05 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (Black & white liberals practice intellectual apartheid when it comes to black conservatives!)
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To: Warrior Nurse

happy (belated) birthday!!!!


24 posted on 11/24/2004 5:06:58 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: RikaStrom

Bright my patootey! It's been raining here since Friday. But it is moving out today, and the temps are gonna be dropping.


25 posted on 11/24/2004 5:07:02 AM PST by Laura Earl (1/2way290)
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To: Gabz

We may have our first frost of the season on Friday morning.


26 posted on 11/24/2004 5:07:42 AM PST by Laura Earl (1/2way290)
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To: Warrior Nurse

And the same to you, my FRiend!!!!


27 posted on 11/24/2004 5:07:43 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: Gabz

Hoofed.

He's already gotten on deer earlier this month, he's going out with his dad and some others, hopes to get two early and come home. :-)


28 posted on 11/24/2004 5:07:48 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: thingumbob

Morning Thingum!!


29 posted on 11/24/2004 5:08:01 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: Warrior Nurse

Happy belated birthday WN!!!

You are supposed to let us know that in advance! :-)


30 posted on 11/24/2004 5:08:27 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl

Been there with the rain. ICK

Temps are dropping fast here too. I had to turn the heater on.


31 posted on 11/24/2004 5:09:26 AM PST by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom

We will have the heater on by the evening.


32 posted on 11/24/2004 5:10:31 AM PST by Laura Earl (1/2way290)
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To: Laura Earl

We had our first frost a couple of weeks ago. It's a wondwer everyone isn't sick with the way these temperatures are fluctuating.

hubby came into the bedroom around 7, to change into a short sleved shirt .


33 posted on 11/24/2004 5:11:26 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: RikaStrom

Gimcrack?
Corn.
And I don't care.


34 posted on 11/24/2004 5:13:15 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: RikaStrom

AH - full freezer time!!!!!

Hubby didn't get around to taking the state mandated course for first time applicants for (VA) hunting license, so we have to rely on the generosity of friends again this year.


35 posted on 11/24/2004 5:13:40 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: Gabz

Our weather has been crazy, and our sinuses have been haywire, but no real sickness.


36 posted on 11/24/2004 5:17:27 AM PST by Laura Earl (1/2way290)
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To: RikaStrom
Where is the screaming headline about evil SUVs killing "innocents"?

N.J. dad kills robbery suspect

That is the proper use of an SUV, not some gimcrackery like riding on the beach!!!!

37 posted on 11/24/2004 5:19:33 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: RikaStrom

Morning! 45 and chilly, with a strong north wind whipping up rollers on the water till it looks more like the bay over your way than a freshwater lake-but at least it is not raining (at last).

The 'rats, we hear are suffering
From grief in numbers great
They appear to to be on suicide watch
In every mostly-blue state

Their rich gimcrack "celebrities"
Are pitching a childish fit-
They can't comprehend that if they leave here
No one would really give a s***

They don't see that their cheerleading
For the poodle's platform and lying
Would never have fooled anyone with a brain
Unless swine took off and went flying


38 posted on 11/24/2004 5:21:15 AM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: RikaStrom

Bill Clinton, all trailer-trash gimcrack
A white man, supporters call him black
Is enjoying his perks
While the Heinous One lurks
Her sycophants forming a dim pack


39 posted on 11/24/2004 5:24:16 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: Warrior Nurse

Happy Belated birthday, WN! You'd better have Whyisa add it to her list so teacher will know to have a party next time...


40 posted on 11/24/2004 5:26:24 AM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Laura Earl

Haywire sinuses around here as well, along with itchy eyes, the whole 9 yards.


41 posted on 11/24/2004 5:26:35 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: Texan5

It's gray and raining here - but at least there is no wind and it's already 57.


42 posted on 11/24/2004 5:27:46 AM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: RikaStrom

Ever so slowly, the swamp is draining and beginning to resemble a back yard again.


43 posted on 11/24/2004 5:32:53 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)....Keeping abreast for 50 years now.)
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To: RikaStrom
One gimcrack coming up...........

I'm a Useless Tool of the Left


44 posted on 11/24/2004 5:32:55 AM PST by thingumbob (Now showing........W 2 ..........for 4 more years)
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To: Gabz; Laura Earl

We got up to 72 yesterday and rain, rain, rain until 5:30 or so when the sun came out for half an hour-then more rain ahead of a norther with strong winds, and the temperature had dropped to 45 within 2 hours. We may have our first freeze Friday morning, but I hope not-I have a bunch of tomatoes and peppers about to ripen...


45 posted on 11/24/2004 5:33:42 AM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: RikaStrom; MrConfettiMan

Present (sort of, in between washing the china).

MCM, here we are!

Rika....please add MrConfettiMan to the class list. I am trying to edumacate him a bit.


46 posted on 11/24/2004 5:38:03 AM PST by Explorer89 (Thanksgiving list (Wed): make cranberry sauce, make sweet potato casserole, get out china.....)
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To: RikaStrom; MortMan

I actually like both of those songs-and the rest of that one by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels "Good golly Miss Molly, You sure like to ball, good golly Miss Molly, you sure like to ball"-but I like Little Richard's original better-nobody can scream quite like Little Richard...


47 posted on 11/24/2004 5:38:18 AM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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Homework:

As a proven gimcrack of the leftist media, why must the public endure 4+ more months of Blather before he joins his fellow-gimcracks at "60 Minutes"??


48 posted on 11/24/2004 5:39:00 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)....Keeping abreast for 50 years now.)
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To: Gabz

That is the proper use of an SUV, not some gimcrackery like riding on the beach!!!!

Hangs head in shame.....we LOVE to stay on the NC Outer Banks at a house that is 4x4 accessible only. Far, far up the beach. Sigh.

SUV also useful for getting out of long winding rural driveway after snow.


49 posted on 11/24/2004 5:41:12 AM PST by Explorer89 (Thanksgiving list (Wed): make cranberry sauce, make sweet potato casserole, get out china.....)
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To: TheGrimReaper

Ratherbiased can't possibly leave fast enough for my liking-even so, I still won't watch See BS. How is the weather over your way? It would be a chamber of commerce day up here in the hill country if it wasn't windy enough to blow a small car (like mine) over a cliff.


50 posted on 11/24/2004 5:43:13 AM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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