Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - canaille
Posted on 12/30/2009 6:06:00 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".
canaille \kuh-NYE\ noun
1. rabble, riffraff *
* Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.
"I am not going to write for [the New York Weekly] -- like all other papers that pay one splendidly, it circulates among stupid people & the canaille." (Mark Twain, letter, June 1, 1867)
Did you know?
For a creature said to be mans best friend, the dog doesnt get a whole lot of respect in the English language. Something that has "gone to the dogs," for example, has gone to ruin, and the Britishism "dogs breakfast" means a confused mess of something. The word "canaille," which debuted in English in the 17th century, shows that we have no qualms about associating dogs with the lower levels of human society; it derives via French from Italian "canaglia," and ultimately from "canis," the Latin word for "dog." "Canis," of course, is also the source of "canine," meaning "of or relating to dogs or to the family to which they belong."
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 is a foregone conclusion that congress will not subject itself to the same dismal health care system that it wants to impose on the canaille of the general population.
The smell from Reid's health care bill is just now starting to fill the air
No pushing at the door please!
Happy Humpday Everybody!
Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.
Get to class you slackers!
If the WFTD is a synonym for Proletariat, we’d better get used to it. That’s a Marxist term, isn’t it?
How’s it going Neo? I was feeling so miserable on Monday that I scheduled a visit to the doctor yesterday. Apparently I have a combination of bronchitis and sinus infection going.
Some would call us yahoos.
my advice is shoot first.
I have about the same thing. It's miserable.
A Kenyan can con the canaille
Can he prove what I say is a lie?
Will some grand magistrate
From the 50th state
Show us paperwork we all can buy?
Obozo administration= canaille.
Let me count some of the ways. Robert Gibbs, Anita Dunn, Kevin Jennings, Van Jones, Janet (Bull Dyke) Napalitano), Kathleen (Baby Killer) Sabellius), Jerimiah Wright, Father Phlager, Timmy (Turbo tax) Giethner, etc.....
An Obiewan Cannoli........
The left wingnut canaille are all over the TV defending theOne’s initial response to the Christmas Day terror assault. It’s not ringing true at all. Nappy Janet and Mouthpiece Gibbs thoroughly mucked things up and the conservative pundits are pouncing with glee. In the meantime, the true heroes are the American people who had to save themselves.
I had no idea College football brought out the slut in me... so now we all know.
Lots of Bowl Games for the next week or so ;)
My coach just got fired.....I’m devastated.
I saw that, weird.
A doctor examined him and said it was not detrimental - no harm done to the little pansy - his daddy was angry because he wasn't being released to go to SMU, where Craig played on the team that caused the downfall of the SMU team for years.
Just an echo of John F. Kerry. :-|
(Robt’s eyebrows raise ....)
I have long suspected that all of the Martian “lines” and “waterworks” are valid images in the observers’ mind: but they are an actually (and sadly for science fiction) just artifacts of the dust storms, storm fronts, exposed mountain ranges, ice cap changes, and cloud changes on Mars.
Blurred by dist and “wanting to see artificial waterways” the observer’s mind creates straight lines and intersections from storm fronts and rubble-filled canaillines
Obozo administration= canaille.
Unfortunately, your description fits the times just fine. (The people you are describing, however, are fit to be fitted in nothing more impressive than a toilet.....)
Scroll down the thread & you can see the hippie canaille & their rituals:
So. When is Pitt playing Tech? ;-)
Hey I don’t know if Tech will even have a team next season... lol