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?
Cold as hell here, too. Freezing fog. Gack.
I will do some homework after I run to Isay’sl for some chipped ham.
It’s the Chicago way.
I am always delighted to be the bearer if risible levity for enhance the lives of my fellow FReepers! :-)
Never go to class without coffee in your system.
I’m having chipped ham for lunch.
not “FOR enhance”!
You are excused to run and get a big gulp sized serving ; )
ROR A +++ he was smarm on stilts!
You are a welcome addition to the classroom : )
You ain’t jaggin’ ; )
A +++ you will have to do a book report on it if you do.
NO! Yunz ain’t jaggin’. Hardest transition to Philadelphia was “youse” instead of yunz, or, in my case, you guys.
“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.
über alles—above everything
pass auf—pay attention
cut you low!—how embarrasing!; you’ve made a fool of yourself!
ich weiss nicht—I don’t know
Strass—Strassenbahn,or street car
to hoof it—to walk
I may just read it, I have had my fill of light entertainment reading.
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!
That, and you need to ask for “wooder” if you’re thirsty.
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.
We can always count on you. CYC! A+++
very cool, patois! i minored in German so could follow your conversation except for the idiomatic americanisms! A+++
i say you guys not yinz,too. guess i am not a true yinzer!
Consider yourself *highly* commended.
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.
you are a wonderment and a treasure, truthy. sorry i missed seeing this first off. A+++++
how cold is it up ‘ehr? example of Pittsburghese argot ; )
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.
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.
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.