Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 27, 2010 - defalcation
Posted on 05/27/2010 4:39:44 AM PDT by secret garden
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".
defalcation \dee-fal-KAY-shun\ noun
1 : the act or an instance of embezzling
2 : a failure to meet a promise or an expectation.
"'She made off with the money, an act of defalcation that disqualifies her from receiving a bankruptcy discharge,' the judge ruled."
--Orlando Sentinel, March 21, 2004
"The tea table shall be set forth every morning with its customary bill of fare, and without any manner of defalcation." No reference to embezzlement there! This line, from a 1712 issue of Spectator magazine, is an example of the earliest, and now archaic, sense of "defalcation," which is simply defined as "curtailment." "Defalcation" is ultimately from the Latin word "falx," meaning "sickle" (a tool for cutting), and it has been a part of English since the 1400s. It was used early on of monetary cutbacks (as in "a defalcation in their wages"), and by the 1600s it was used of most any sort of financial reversal (as in "a defalcation of public revenues"). Not till the mid-1800s, however, did "defalcation" refer to breaches of trust that cause a financial loss, or, specifically, to embezzlement.
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
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Turned on the ‘puter and there you are. Morning.
Rise and shine!
With or without the “l” the WOTD describes libtards. (The letter “ell” not the number “one”.)
VP Biden Admits Obama Stimulus Plan a Failure on Meet the Press everyone guessed wrong on the impact of the stimulus
BP is working to plug the leak.....the administration should have taken the lead in minimizing the fallout from what is already in the environment. they cannot even formulate a plan let alone enact one. this is a mega fail on ‘bams part and the die is cast....he will not escape this one.
The liberals’ infatuation
With spending beyond calculation
Will lead to inflation
“Rob Pete to pay Paul” defalcation
I don't think anyone in the White House even know anybody who is more competent than the oil industry.
nor do they want to, because anything to do with oil is EVIL, and connected to BUSH.
As a highly educated teacher, with a masters, she should have realized that even if NJ's reporters didn't look up her salary an industrious blogger would. Guess she is not so bright despite all that education. Or she is a boldfaced liar.
They were going to curtail the tea table! Those bastards.
e.g. "In his response to the Gulf oil spill, Obama basically defalcated the bed."
I think NO ONE is more upset than I, sounds better.
i am hearing there were rumors of long time gay bath house membership by both Rahm and O in the Chicago? anyone seen anything?
You are correct.
I saw this last week......very interesting.
One of the things that we do when a foster dog barks at night is to put a sheet or blanket over the crate to make it darker and more isolated. Make sure you don't reward the barking by responding and giving the dog attention.
At night, we keep our foster dog (sometimes dogs) in a crate in a separate bedroom (VRWCboy's old room that is now "the dog room") with the door closed. If the dog is barking, sometimes we will stand outside the door and wait for a while and when the dog barks again we will bang loudly on the door and yell "Quiet!" in order to equate a startling unpleasant noise as a response to barking. Only after several minutes of silence will we then go in and talk to the dog and give it attention. Sometimes we will then take the dog outside to see if it needs to take care of toilet business, then encourage the dog with positive reinforcement back into the crate. Reward calm and silence with attention; do not reward barking.
A+ for you. It would be sweet. Foster dog update: only barked for 3.5 hours on and off last night. That’s progress.
Good morning dixie!
I had this same discussion with the hygienist at the dentist office this week. I said they are incompetent in every capacity, why would you want them to fail in another industry where they have zero knowledge? She finally agreed.
I don’t know how Matalin can stand looking at Serpenthead. That is true love, I guess. He was on fi-ya about the mess in his home state.
A+ for you. The truth will out every time.
A+ for you!
Brilliant! I love when a plan comes together...
Almost forgot your A+!
A because you just cracked me up, using my favorite profane remark, though I preface it with rat.
Ozero’s fault. A for you.
Thank you for the tips. I had him in a crate that is mostly enclosed, like an airplane shipping crate. The collies have their own and that’s where they like to sleep or just get away for quiet time. He is so timid that I am reluctant to use any kind of loud stimulus with him. I have taken him out every time he starts barking but he only has the need for it about 1/3 of the time. He had zero accidents in the house yesterday which is huge. He has chewed through most of his new harness in one spot so I’ve tightened it up. The dog he has bonded with here is getting a little weary of him but hasn’t barked or snapped at him. Oliver will sleep laying right next to Chumley and Chum will let out a big sigh.
The key is to make sure you do not reinforce the barking by taking him out (giving him what he wants) when he barks. While you want him to let you know when he needs to go out, you don’t want him to think that if he barks he gets to go out. When you take him outside, and he does his toilet business, you should positively reinforce the “potty” experience with excitement and “Good Boy!” and high praise for successfully pottying outside.
I’ve got that part down. But, like dealing with a crying baby, the first thing you have to do is eliminate the obvious source of the problem.
I am really becoming a fan of HillBuzz
i know, isn’t it scary???
We have thought this about him all along. And the bath house story is only adding fuel to the fire.
I’m not a nanny stater but this nonsense has got to stop. A+ for you.
But, he never barks, he learns quickly, he never whines. Now that his allergies have been treated and are under control, he is simly perfect. He did chase a turkey away this morning, but I can forgive that. He's just a love.
Max Guarding the Garden
Good dog Max!