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Word for the Day, Monday, January 16, 2012-- argot
1/16/12 | xs

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".

argot; noun

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.

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Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

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 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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 01/16/2012 5:19:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; sig226; IAGreywolf; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

beyond nippy here. come in and get warm!


2 posted on 01/16/2012 5:21:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Cogito argot sum.


3 posted on 01/16/2012 5:30:09 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I try to write Modern Music,
But the “Gangsta” Argot escapes me.


4 posted on 01/16/2012 5:31:49 AM PST by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

The most popular argot these days appears to consist of strings of letters.

Who knew Morse code would become popular again?

Stop.


5 posted on 01/16/2012 5:36:01 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: xsmommy
Argot assuring aforewarned assisting assaults.



6 posted on 01/16/2012 5:45:23 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: xsmommy

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.


7 posted on 01/16/2012 5:47:50 AM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

The liberals use their sneaky argot
To camouflage socialist cargo
Doublespeak, parsing words
Talking points—mynah birds
Works in Boston but rarely in Fargo


8 posted on 01/16/2012 5:48:39 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoothingDave

You had to go and bring math into it, Dintcha? ; )


9 posted on 01/16/2012 5:52:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Great line from a Fat Joe song, “what’s love gotta do with a little ménage...”. LOL. a++++


10 posted on 01/16/2012 5:53:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NicknamedBob

WTF? ; )A+++


11 posted on 01/16/2012 5:54:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Diogenesis

Good Grief he’s such a goof A+++


12 posted on 01/16/2012 5:55:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I recently (Saturday?) had the inclination to look up "argot" on my eBook's embedded dictionary.

To wit:

... 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
(Gutenberg.org)

13 posted on 01/16/2012 5:56:11 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: theDentist

Re-check the definition ....


14 posted on 01/16/2012 5:56:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Calvin Locke

Very cool! Extra credit for you A+++++


15 posted on 01/16/2012 5:57:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.

Translation:

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.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 6:05:48 AM PST by left that other site
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave
You had to go and bring math into it, Dintcha? ; )

Are you putting Descartes before the horse?

17 posted on 01/16/2012 6:07:08 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: left that other site

Hilarious!


18 posted on 01/16/2012 6:07:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa1rjCZxtxo


19 posted on 01/16/2012 6:10:26 AM PST by left that other site
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL!


20 posted on 01/16/2012 6:11:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Cold as hell here, too. Freezing fog. Gack.

I will do some homework after I run to Isay’sl for some chipped ham.


21 posted on 01/16/2012 6:12:11 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

It’s the Chicago way.


22 posted on 01/16/2012 6:12:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I am always delighted to be the bearer if risible levity for enhance the lives of my fellow FReepers! :-)


23 posted on 01/16/2012 6:12:56 AM PST by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

Never go to class without coffee in your system.


24 posted on 01/16/2012 6:13:15 AM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Explorer89

I’m having chipped ham for lunch.


25 posted on 01/16/2012 6:14:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
And I agree, farewell Haughty One, or as they say in China, 终于摆脱.
26 posted on 01/16/2012 6:14:58 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

“To enhance”

not “FOR enhance”!

Sorry.


27 posted on 01/16/2012 6:15:24 AM PST by left that other site
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To: theDentist

You are excused to run and get a big gulp sized serving ; )


28 posted on 01/16/2012 6:21:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

ROR A +++ he was smarm on stilts!


29 posted on 01/16/2012 6:22:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

You are a welcome addition to the classroom : )


30 posted on 01/16/2012 6:23:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Not many have managed the argot of this administration like Valorie Jarret. A new book that exposes her chumminess with theOs is enlightening. I may have to read it. The Worst White House Aide exposes more tidbits from Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas.
31 posted on 01/16/2012 6:26:36 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: Explorer89

You ain’t jaggin’ ; )


32 posted on 01/16/2012 6:28:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

A +++ you will have to do a book report on it if you do.


33 posted on 01/16/2012 6:29:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

:-)


34 posted on 01/16/2012 6:31:21 AM PST by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

NO! Yunz ain’t jaggin’. Hardest transition to Philadelphia was “youse” instead of yunz, or, in my case, you guys.


35 posted on 01/16/2012 6:33:44 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

“Overseas brats”—young American expatriate living on or near US military bases overseas—developed a unique argot. Here’s how a conversation about a current news item might have gone between two 1960’s overseas brats in Germany:

A: I’m voting for Huntsman! Huntsman über alles!
B: Hey, pass auf, doofus! You haven’t heard that huntsman quit? Well, cut you low!
A: Really? He quit? Warum?
B: Ich weiss nicht.
A: Oh,Schade! Anyway, I’ve got to run. If I miss the Strass, Ill have to hoof it.

Vocabulary
über alles—above everything
pass auf—pay attention
doofus—fool, idiot
cut you low!—how embarrasing!; you’ve made a fool of yourself!
warum—Why
ich weiss nicht—I don’t know
Schade—pity
Strass—Strassenbahn,or street car
to hoof it—to walk


36 posted on 01/16/2012 6:43:01 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: xsmommy

I may just read it, I have had my fill of light entertainment reading.


37 posted on 01/16/2012 6:43:35 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: xsmommy

Argot.

Just means firstly that a person has been arrested, “I ar got”. No “e”, it sits there and keeps it mouth shut so if it stays home it don’t matter.

Then there’s those snails the French eat, es’argot or something foreign.

So it makes sense to use some secret language, you want everybody to know you’re eating a slimy little critter like a snail? Put salt on him and he’ll disappear!

Anyhow, keep your chins up, failure is not an option, it’s a way o’ life!


38 posted on 01/16/2012 7:02:01 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Explorer89

That, and you need to ask for “wooder” if you’re thirsty.


39 posted on 01/16/2012 7:04:32 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I’ve been slowly reading Ann Coulter’s “Demonic” over the last few weeks. I’d recommend getting a copy (despite her support for Mittens) and reviewing it. Aside from her close examination of the Liberal mob mentality, she reviews the argot of the mob, explaining it’s so much like a bumper sticker sloganeering, primarily meant to whip them into a frenzy.


40 posted on 01/16/2012 7:20:59 AM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: count-your-change

We can always count on you. CYC! A+++


41 posted on 01/16/2012 8:01:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Fiji Hill

very cool, patois! i minored in German so could follow your conversation except for the idiomatic americanisms! A+++


42 posted on 01/16/2012 8:03:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

i say you guys not yinz,too. guess i am not a true yinzer!


43 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I stand in awe.

Consider yourself *highly* commended.

Cheers!

44 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:41 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: theDentist

i have it on my ipad and read bits of it now and again, in between other things. i understand her support of Mittens, she’s pragmatic rather than an idealogue.


45 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

you are a wonderment and a treasure, truthy. sorry i missed seeing this first off. A+++++


46 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

how cold is it up ‘ehr? example of Pittsburghese argot ; )


47 posted on 01/16/2012 8:09:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

15 this morning, 32 now heading to mid 40s. We’re going to have a day-and-a-half of April before the cold comes back.


48 posted on 01/16/2012 8:14:10 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: theDentist; NeoCaveman; hobbes1

you know, the more i think about this, i wonder if it’s not a function of being a lawyer. you look at various legal strategies in a case, and you decide on the best one to win. there is NEVER a strategy that doesn’t have drawbacks, risks, weak spots, etc. in it, but you assess the range of choices and you pick the one most likely to WIN, and you don’t sit there and bellyache about what’s wrong with the strategy you have chosen because that is pointless, you just go great guns and do the best with what you’ve got. and you don’t sit there and try to cultivate a weak strategy either, because that is also pointless. you go with the highest winning percentage possible. that’s how i see Ann’s support of Mittens. she’s made her assessment, and she’s going for it.


49 posted on 01/16/2012 8:15:21 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Black ice. Once it melts it will freeze. My village was lax with the salt, causing a bus accident last week on my hill. I slid all over it attempting to get up. Very bad and cheap of them. Someone blew it. I hear others will be attending.


50 posted on 01/16/2012 8:18:45 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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