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Word for the Day, Tuesday December 30, 2008

Posted on 12/29/2008 6:17:27 PM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, December 30, 2008



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".

fainéant [fey-nee-uhnt; fe-ney-ahn]

-adj
Given to doing nothing; idle.

-n
An irresponsible idler; a sluggard.

[French, alteration (influenced by fait néant, does nothing) of Old French faignant, idler, from present participle of faindre, feindre, to feign; see feign.]


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1 posted on 12/29/2008 6:17:27 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Early edition today.

Enjoying my vacation.


2 posted on 12/29/2008 6:18:07 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Canis edit. Incitatus, Senator.


3 posted on 12/29/2008 6:19:49 PM PST by patton (+)
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To: patton

And semper ubi sub ubi to you as well.


4 posted on 12/29/2008 6:23:39 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

you are such a cheat. it is a good 2.5 hours away from being TUESDAY, soother. slacker cheat vacationer! ; )


5 posted on 12/29/2008 6:24:53 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Two minutes ago, I couldn’t even spell fainéant —

Now I are one.....


6 posted on 12/29/2008 6:25:34 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Sometimes I sets and thinks, and sometimes I jus' sets.........)
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To: SoothingDave

Nice!


7 posted on 12/29/2008 6:25:46 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

Quo Video! Vidi, in vino veni!


8 posted on 12/29/2008 6:27:42 PM PST by patton (+)
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To: SoothingDave
fainéant? Sounds like some kinda dang ol' French word or sumpthin'. We don't put up with that here in Texas (except in Castroville).
9 posted on 12/29/2008 6:32:05 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'll go green when they plant me in the ground.)
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To: SoothingDave

one of the best scenes in 300 was when Queen Gorgo offed Theron, the scumbag politician. Earlier, as he was raping her, he said to her: “This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I am not your King.” so after he claims to the assemblage in the Council that she whored herself out to him, she draws someone’s sword and as she was stabbing him to death she said: This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I am not your Queen.


10 posted on 12/29/2008 6:32:44 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

President-Elect Scatterbrain is a fainéant when it comes to learning what our Founders actually meant in the words of the U.S. constitution.


11 posted on 12/29/2008 6:33:18 PM PST by jla (Sarah!)
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To: SoothingDave
Theron on Gorgo


12 posted on 12/29/2008 6:35:39 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Facing six days off now, I’m feeling a bit faineant m’self...


13 posted on 12/29/2008 6:38:52 PM PST by mikrofon (Mais Oui)
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To: xsmommy

Y’all would have an anyeurism if I posted at my leisure sometime tomorrow afternoon.


14 posted on 12/29/2008 6:40:10 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Clever, and I like a good rape scene, but it’s not lyrical like “squeal like a pig!”


15 posted on 12/29/2008 6:41:06 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Photobucket Today, this week, and the preceding two weeks, I am and have been a fainéant. I had hoped to have the pipes going for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (and far above all, early early early and loud loud loud on New Year's Day!) but alas, poor health did not allow. *\8^(
16 posted on 12/29/2008 6:41:47 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: patton

In vino veritas.


17 posted on 12/29/2008 6:44:34 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Veritas.


18 posted on 12/29/2008 6:49:38 PM PST by patton (+)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

For the feign of heart, I will fainéantasy it is Tuesday already!


19 posted on 12/29/2008 6:54:59 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave; RightWhale; patton
In vino veritas.

But if you have some left over, is it still the right wine?

20 posted on 12/29/2008 6:56:33 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave

Those who are faineant should learn to spell:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2155852/posts


21 posted on 12/29/2008 7:03:48 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: SoothingDave

you posted the class tonight so you can be fainéant all day tomorrow? LOL


22 posted on 12/29/2008 7:09:22 PM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: SoothingDave

Yep, Caroline Kennedy’s qualified to be a Senator. /s
She’s just come out of the woodwork, but seems to me to be more on the faineant side.


23 posted on 12/29/2008 7:14:28 PM PST by siamesecats
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To: SoothingDave

fainéant? Please, please! Call on me!callonme!

Fain’eant: One who faints, as in, “The fain’eant was given smwlly salts”.

To subjugate the verb: fainter, faintee, fain’eant, fantom.


24 posted on 12/29/2008 7:25:10 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

In Vino rectorum triangulorum angulorum...

Don’t drink wine. I am aleergic to it.


25 posted on 12/29/2008 7:26:53 PM PST by patton (+)
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To: patton

Three angels imbibe their whine rectally?


26 posted on 12/29/2008 7:42:25 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: count-your-change

fainter, faintee, fain’eant, fantom.

That’s famous scene I remember: The fainter fain’eantly fainted on the faintee in the fantom of the opera.


27 posted on 12/29/2008 7:44:54 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

This is starting to annoy me - When I want to go read Euclid’s Elements in latin, the only way I can get it is to pay for it.

Sort of like when I was in grad school, and a thin little pamphlet of a book cast the same as a semester’s tuition.


28 posted on 12/29/2008 7:52:58 PM PST by patton (+)
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To: SoothingDave

Not for the fainéant of heart :-). Hope you are enjoying your vacation!! :-D.


29 posted on 12/29/2008 8:02:55 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: SoothingDave

In other French related word play is the term “French leave,” a term popular during the first half of the 20th Century, including WWI and WWII. “French Leave” described the propensity of French soldiers to desert when faced with an adverse situation.

Another interesting tidbit about France is that it is the only country to lose twice in WWII. It lost to the Nazis when they took over in 1940 or so. Meanwhile, the Vichy French fought on with their Nazi allies in North Africa then they too were defeated. One country, one war, two defeats.


30 posted on 12/29/2008 8:09:18 PM PST by Rembrandt
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To: Rembrandt

Ein Reich, Eine Bevolkeung...zwei...

Oh, bugger it.


31 posted on 12/29/2008 8:26:16 PM PST by patton (+)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

My English teacher in high school had a heart attack but it wasn’t my fault! It wasn’t!


32 posted on 12/29/2008 8:57:13 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SoothingDave

1st.


33 posted on 12/29/2008 9:36:24 PM PST by sig226 (1/21/12 . . . He's not my president . . . Impeach Obama . . . whatever)
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To: sig226

yes you are the first TUESDAY post!


34 posted on 12/30/2008 4:14:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

With all of Clinton fainéants back in the White house the next fours years will be scary.


35 posted on 12/30/2008 5:00:28 AM PST by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; tioga; SoothingDave

Lookie who showed up finally - CJ’s back from a whirlwind tour of the Rockies (and most of the other US) - 3 time zones, six states.

I have movie reviews:

“Valkyrie” - Cruise was so bad it was distracting.

“Seven Pounds” - It lasted longer and was less enjoyable than the last time I was waterboarded. It did however make the woman I was with cry, something I never thought I would see.


36 posted on 12/30/2008 5:01:40 AM PST by CholeraJoe (It was a great party until the SWAT team tossed in the flash-bangs and tear gas.)
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To: SoothingDave

Vacations are for the faineant to relax and enjoy time with their families. Have you reached expert level on any of your Wii games yet?


37 posted on 12/30/2008 5:35:13 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: SoothingDave

So after a fainéant life as one of the idle rich, now Mrs. Scholssberg wants a Senate seat?

I hear her foreign policy experience is that she can she the Russian Tea Room when she looks out the window of her Fifth Avenue apartment.


38 posted on 12/30/2008 5:52:09 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Why did the GOP have to go and run Wilford Brimley against Will Smith?)
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To: SoothingDave

Blagojevic, a criminal miscréant
Better if he were a fainéant
Mired in bribery and extortion
(Thank God he’s pro-abortion)
Place an order for more anti-nauséant


39 posted on 12/30/2008 6:27:15 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: SoothingDave

Democrats eager for their handouts should take a lesson about the way President-Elect Obama keeps his promises by watching how he treats his loved ones. News item:
Famous fainéant flubs Phideaux for family


40 posted on 12/30/2008 6:52:16 AM PST by Bertram3
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

fainéant would have something to do with a new years resolution for retired folk, but not with flaneur, a more active crowd paticipation.


41 posted on 12/30/2008 9:50:55 AM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: secret garden

Still working on attaining pro level on Wii tennis.


42 posted on 12/30/2008 11:49:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
you posted the class tonight so you can be fainéant all day tomorrow? LOL

All week.

43 posted on 12/30/2008 11:50:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The faineance of the French has no limit - it led to their defeat in WWII and is leading to the Islamization of France today.


44 posted on 12/30/2008 12:01:25 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: SoothingDave

my son mastered the crossbow in one day....LOL

Americans from coast to coast are wii-ing their way into the new year.


45 posted on 12/30/2008 2:51:29 PM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: xsmommy

Guess who is helping his daughter with her first cross-stitch kit?


46 posted on 12/30/2008 4:19:14 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

lemme guess, is it xssoother??? that is so cool i may need a pic of you guys in action.


47 posted on 12/31/2008 3:45:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; tioga; SoothingDave
New Classroom Here
48 posted on 12/31/2008 7:01:10 AM PST by VRWCmember
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