Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, January 16, 2012-- argot
Posted on 01/16/2012 5:19:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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".
1. a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves' argot. 2. the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists' argot.
Etymology: 1860, from Fr. argot (17c.) "the jargon of Paris rogues and thieves," earlier "the company of beggars," from M.Fr., "group of beggars," origin unknown. The Eng. equivalent is cant. The Ger. equivalent is Rotwelsch, lit. "Red Welsh," but the first element may be connected with M.H.G. rot "beggar."
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
Farewell, Huntsman and his smarmy Mandarin. Hearing the leftists discuss him, in their own peculiar argot, is laughable.
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
No pushing at the door please!
beyond nippy here. come in and get warm!
Cogito argot sum.
I try to write Modern Music,
But the “Gangsta” Argot escapes me.
The most popular argot these days appears to consist of strings of letters.
Who knew Morse code would become popular again?
For the first time in my life, my government is under the control of a President who deliberately surrounded himself with an argot of advisers lacking the brains, integrity, and legal guidance that should be the basic requirements of such a position.
The liberals use their sneaky argot
To camouflage socialist cargo
Doublespeak, parsing words
Talking points—mynah birds
Works in Boston but rarely in Fargo
You had to go and bring math into it, Dintcha? ; )
Great line from a Fat Joe song, “what’s love gotta do with a little ménage...”. LOL. a++++
WTF? ; )A+++
Good Grief he’s such a goof A+++
... said Aunt Dahlia, returning for the nonce to the hearty _argot_
of the hunting field, "everything's been at sixes and sevens..."
Right Ho, Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse
Re-check the definition ....
Very cool! Extra credit for you A+++++
Fo’ Shizzle! LOL! The following Line is in the Argot known as “Ebonics”:
Yo, Bro, Ho De Do Fo De Po Ho on de Flo.
Greetings, My Compatriot! Would You Please extend a Gentlemanly kindness to the Unfortunate woman of questionable virtue, who has apparently lost her balance and is supine.
Are you putting Descartes before the horse?
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