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."
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No, when you are poking your nose into other peoples’ business, that is being “nebby.” One who does such is a “nebnose” or “nebs#$%.”
That is VERY interesting. So DH’s cousin was acquainted with Amo’s family?
Thank you-that makes sense.
His cousin held many of the top levels of management at Corning, died a millionaire. Part of the “six-pack”, ie top 6 in the company. Jamie Houghton, Amo’s brother who ran the company, and he were good friends. Amo was the older brother, he stepped down to be a Congressman. Gorilla glass in our phones are Corning’s latest products.
We spent years going to his cousin’s house every Christmas night. He hosted us right up until he died. Really nice guy.
Previous books of hers were what I best describe as “shotgun logic”: 5 or 10 examples of her point from so many spots I could never find the common link for her point. It was hard to follow. This one is more refined, though some now it seems some chapters are spread out in the same fashion.
But it is spot on nonetheless.