Skip to comments.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]
Given to doing nothing; idle.
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.]
Early edition today.
Enjoying my vacation.
Canis edit. Incitatus, Senator.
And semper ubi sub ubi to you as well.
you are such a cheat. it is a good 2.5 hours away from being TUESDAY, soother. slacker cheat vacationer! ; )
Two minutes ago, I couldn’t even spell fainéant —
Now I are one.....
Quo Video! Vidi, in vino veni!
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.
President-Elect Scatterbrain is a fainéant when it comes to learning what our Founders actually meant in the words of the U.S. constitution.
Facing six days off now, I’m feeling a bit faineant m’self...
Y’all would have an anyeurism if I posted at my leisure sometime tomorrow afternoon.
Clever, and I like a good rape scene, but it’s not lyrical like “squeal like a pig!”
In vino veritas.
For the feign of heart, I will fainéantasy it is Tuesday already!
But if you have some left over, is it still the right wine?
Those who are faineant should learn to spell:
you posted the class tonight so you can be fainéant all day tomorrow? LOL
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.
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.
In Vino rectorum triangulorum angulorum...
Don’t drink wine. I am aleergic to it.
Three angels imbibe their whine rectally?
fainter, faintee, faineant, fantom.
That’s famous scene I remember: The fainter faineantly fainted on the faintee in the fantom of the opera.
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.
Not for the fainéant of heart :-). Hope you are enjoying your vacation!! :-D.
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.
Ein Reich, Eine Bevolkeung...zwei...
Oh, bugger it.
My English teacher in high school had a heart attack but it wasn’t my fault! It wasn’t!
yes you are the first TUESDAY post!
With all of Clinton fainéants back in the White house the next fours years will be scary.
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.
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?
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.
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
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
fainéant would have something to do with a new years resolution for retired folk, but not with flaneur, a more active crowd paticipation.
Still working on attaining pro level on Wii tennis.
The faineance of the French has no limit - it led to their defeat in WWII and is leading to the Islamization of France today.
my son mastered the crossbow in one day....LOL
Americans from coast to coast are wii-ing their way into the new year.
Guess who is helping his daughter with her first cross-stitch kit?
lemme guess, is it xssoother??? that is so cool i may need a pic of you guys in action.
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