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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 27, 2010 - defalcation
dictionaries, internet | 27 May 2010 | Thursday's sub

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.

Example sentence:
"'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

Etymology:
"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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 05/27/2010 4:39:44 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden

Turned on the ‘puter and there you are. Morning.


2 posted on 05/27/2010 4:41:38 AM PDT by CPOSharky (What outrage will the administration foist upon We the People that will be the last straw?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; JoanVarga; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; ...

Rise and shine!


3 posted on 05/27/2010 4:42:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: CPOSharky
Like clockwork. Good morning!
4 posted on 05/27/2010 4:43:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
The Clintons' departure from the White House in 2001 was marked by pettiness, vandalism and defalcation.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
5 posted on 05/27/2010 4:46:23 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: secret garden

With or without the “l” the WOTD describes libtards. (The letter “ell” not the number “one”.)


6 posted on 05/27/2010 4:46:52 AM PDT by CPOSharky (What outrage will the administration foist upon We the People that will be the last straw?)
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To: secret garden
Obama voters are now left with a strong sense of defalcation. One would hope this leads to an awakening of what they have done and a desire to correct their mistake. However, I won't hold my breath.
7 posted on 05/27/2010 4:52:56 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
A for you!
8 posted on 05/27/2010 4:54:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hoagy62
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
9 posted on 05/27/2010 4:55:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Praying for Obama's defalcation with respect to the mushy middle of the populace.
10 posted on 05/27/2010 5:00:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Morning!


11 posted on 05/27/2010 5:02:44 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave
seriously, WHO in their right mind thinks that the WHITE HOUSE is more competent than the oil industry, as far as having the KNOW HOW to resolve this crisis? i hear references made to the gov't TAKING IT OVER. Take it over and do WHAT? it is insanity. Don't think there are too many engineers in the west wing!
12 posted on 05/27/2010 5:06:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
once you get past the sheer homeliness of the man, it is refreshing to see him lashing out at the obams.
13 posted on 05/27/2010 5:11:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
The complete failure of the Obama Administration $787 “Stimulus” spending plan to deliver any of the promised results is another example of the regime committing an act of defalcation on the American voters.

VP Biden Admits Obama Stimulus Plan a Failure on Meet the Press … “”everyone guessed wrong” on the impact of the stimulus” …

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2009/06/14/vp-biden-admits-obama-stimulus-plan-a-failure-on-meet-the-press-everyone-guessed-wrong-on-the-impact-of-the-stimulus-not-everyone-joe/

14 posted on 05/27/2010 5:22:22 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: xsmommy

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.


15 posted on 05/27/2010 5:34:30 AM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: secret garden

The liberals’ infatuation
With spending beyond calculation
Will lead to inflation
Depression, stagnation
“Rob Pete to pay Paul” defalcation


16 posted on 05/27/2010 5:36:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( The commies won without firing a shot?)
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To: xsmommy
WHO in their right mind thinks that the WHITE HOUSE is more competent than the oil industry...

I don't think anyone in the White House even know anybody who is more competent than the oil industry.

17 posted on 05/27/2010 5:37:32 AM PDT by CPOSharky (What outrage will the administration foist upon We the People that will be the last straw?)
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To: CPOSharky

nor do they want to, because anything to do with oil is EVIL, and connected to BUSH.


18 posted on 05/27/2010 5:45:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Chris Christie had an encounter earlier with a school teacher and she claimed she was making no where near the $83,000 mark to compensate her properly. It seems she actually makes considerably more than she claimed. The defalcation of the NJ voters continues.

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.

    Hmm. Well, based on this PDF from the Rutherford, New Jersey Board of Education — it looks like Ms. Wilson makes a salary of $86,389.

19 posted on 05/27/2010 5:49:17 AM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
i feel an AFTR grammar rant coming on! LOL! ; )
20 posted on 05/27/2010 5:50:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
PLUG THE DAM HOLE! ....
21 posted on 05/27/2010 5:52:07 AM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: secret garden
"The tea table shall be set forth every morning with its customary bill of fare, and without any manner of defalcation." ... This line ... is an example of the earliest ... sense of "defalcation," which is simply defined as "curtailment."

They were going to curtail the tea table! Those bastards.

22 posted on 05/27/2010 5:54:15 AM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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To: secret garden
2 : a failure to meet a promise or an expectation

e.g. "In his response to the Gulf oil spill, Obama basically defalcated the bed."

23 posted on 05/27/2010 6:13:07 AM PDT by mikrofon (Zero promise, zero return.)
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To: xsmommy
Yeah, shouldn't that be "Nobody is more upset than I"?
24 posted on 05/27/2010 6:27:11 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

I think NO ONE is more upset than I, sounds better.


25 posted on 05/27/2010 6:29:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember; NeoCaveman; tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i am hearing there were rumors of long time gay bath house membership by both Rahm and O in the Chicago? anyone seen anything?


26 posted on 05/27/2010 6:31:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You are correct.


27 posted on 05/27/2010 6:32:35 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember; NeoCaveman; tioga
gotta love the hillbuzz boyz.
28 posted on 05/27/2010 6:35:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I saw this last week......very interesting.


29 posted on 05/27/2010 6:40:45 AM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: secret garden
It didn’t help that this is day 3 of the foster dog keeping us up all night with the barking. Help, anyone!!! PLEASE!

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.

30 posted on 05/27/2010 6:40:52 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy

A+ for you. It would be sweet. Foster dog update: only barked for 3.5 hours on and off last night. That’s progress.


31 posted on 05/27/2010 7:20:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: dixie sass

Good morning dixie!


32 posted on 05/27/2010 7:21:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


33 posted on 05/27/2010 7:23:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


34 posted on 05/27/2010 7:24:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MNJohnnie

A+ for you. The truth will out every time.


35 posted on 05/27/2010 7:25:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you!


36 posted on 05/27/2010 7:26:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Brilliant! I love when a plan comes together...


37 posted on 05/27/2010 7:27:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Almost forgot your A+!


38 posted on 05/27/2010 7:27:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: sig226

A because you just cracked me up, using my favorite profane remark, though I preface it with rat.


39 posted on 05/27/2010 7:28:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Ozero’s fault. A for you.


40 posted on 05/27/2010 7:29:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: VRWCmember

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.


41 posted on 05/27/2010 7:35:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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.


42 posted on 05/27/2010 7:43:34 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

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.


43 posted on 05/27/2010 7:52:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I am really becoming a fan of HillBuzz


44 posted on 05/27/2010 8:39:26 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i know, isn’t it scary???


45 posted on 05/27/2010 8:39:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
For congress to accept a paycheck from the US Treasury is an act of defalcation, especially when IDIOTS like Sarbanes come up with new ways to waste taxpayer money and further trample on our liberties at the same time.
46 posted on 05/27/2010 9:06:04 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy

We have thought this about him all along. And the bath house story is only adding fuel to the fire.


47 posted on 05/27/2010 9:32:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: VRWCmember

I’m not a nanny stater but this nonsense has got to stop. A+ for you.


48 posted on 05/27/2010 9:34:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember
Reading your travails with a foster dog, I feel so lucky to have been able to adopt our Max. He has been almost the perfect dog. I say almost because he did chew the edge of a (formerly) valuable oriental rug the first night we had him. And he did try to rip the skirt off my couch the 2nd week we had him. And he destroyed almost every toy we ever gave him -- starting with the labels. He HATES labels which I soon realized that is what he was going after on the rug and on the skirt of the couch.

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

49 posted on 05/27/2010 10:36:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Good dog Max!


50 posted on 05/27/2010 10:37:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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