Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 24, 2004
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:
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.
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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINONE4THEGIPPER!!!!!
Bill Clinton, John F Kerry and the rest of the liberals are a bunch of gimcrackers!
WOW - you're bright and early this morning!!!
Are you still on US soil or in parts unknown?
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!
Isn't that the dang truth!
Are you going to have a relaxing holiday??
Morning Gabz, the rain finally stopped and the great hunter has already left. ;-)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINONE4THEGIPPER!!!!! Out of respect I will not sing!
How are you this bright day?
LOL, good one MortMan. I tell you that library... what a disgrace! And it's ugly too. ppht.
Morning Grimmy. Top 20.
Are you starting to dry out, or did you build an ark in your back yard?
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?
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........
GOOOD Moooorning Ms. RikaStrom.............
Yes I am and yesterday was my birthday.
I am in Jacksonville Florida for now.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a great one...