Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - palatable
Posted on 01/21/2009 6:25:43 AM PST by VRWCmember
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".
palatable \PAL-uh-tuh-bul\ adjective
1. agreeable to the palate or taste *
2. agreeable or acceptable to the mind
* Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.
When I asked Griffin for his opinion of the restaurant he said, "The food was bland and unimaginative, but at least the wine was palatable."
Did you know?
"Palatable" comes from "palate," a Latin-derived word for the roof of the mouth. The palate was once thought of as the seat of the sense of taste, so the word eventually came to mean "sense of taste," or broadly, "liking." "Palatable" has been used in English to refer to palate-pleasing foods since 1664, but it isn't our only -- or our oldest -- adjective for agreeable tastes. "Savory" dates from the 13th century. "Toothsome" has been around since 1551. "Tasty" was first used back in 1603. And "appetizing" has been gracing culinary reviews since 1653.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for 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....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)
Here is my example with today's WFTD.
It may be difficult thinking of any palatable aspect of the next four years.
No pushing at the door please!
Happy Humpday Everybody!
Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.
It’s about dang time! Get to class you slackers!
that number looks awfully big/.
Although he probably prefers palatial surroundings, the White House is palatable for the former PEO...
So many ideas with the inauguration!
I found the gushing coverage of the inauguration to be whooly unpalatable. Just plain disgusting non-stop fawning for htis totally unqualified, inexperienced piece of
It’s time to put my activism shirt back on, Obama on day one has already threatened the Second Amendment, slapped a 120 day delay on the War Crimes Trials, and who knows what other unpalatable moves.
Sorry for the variation. I’m in “email the latest outrage” mode”
michelle is missing the necklace, but otherwise it is IDENTICAL.
The “One”s” inaugural speech was barley palatable, I could only watch about 3 minutes of it.
That was about 2 minutes and 57 seconds more than I could stand.
Also, it appears Wilma’s dress is made from some type of fabric or hide, whereas Mean Michelle’s looks to be made from toilet paper.
You’re a better man (or woman) than I!
I caught the part where the black preacher slammed “whitey”.
Ignore that post. I thought I caught it before it went through.
i didn’t see a single smidge of inaugural coverage, not even a nanosecond.
I think the posters who thought it looked like a remade chenille bedspread nailed it.
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