Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, February 27, 2012-- mawkish
Posted on 02/27/2012 4:47:28 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 2/27/12
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. characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin. 2. having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating
Etymology: 1668, sickly, nauseated, from M.E. mawke "maggot" (see maggot). Sense of "sickly sentimental" is first recorded 1702
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.
Obama's mawkish apologizing must be brought to the fore so that the people can judge him appropriately.
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!
rise and get to shining!
Similarly, a maudlin tropical bird lover is macawkish.
good one! ya birdbrain ; ) A+++
On Syria, Barry is mawkish
When he needs to be brawny and hawkish
On Libya, his cry
Was, “We cannot stand by”
But on Homs, he is distant and dorkish
you are so damn good, Truthy! A+++++
I would love to see Lt Col Allen West become The Speaker of the House.
Then we will not have to be subjected to any more of the Present Speaker’s mawkish displays.
very interesting! A+++
Love me some Allen West, but we must always ping the president of his fanclub, ms. explorer89, when we speak of him ; ) A+++
Without getting overly mawkish
You like all your limericks New Yawkish
with a little bit of filth thrown in ; )
Then there was that Waltons spin-off about Paw & Maw Kish that never took off...
Truthy, so little of what people claim is poetry is really even halfway decent, but you and Texan5 have a gift. Luckily there are a few others here who also come up with some pretty good limericks, but then who doesn’t like a clever limerick?
I didn’t know that! :-)
goodnight, mik ; ) A+++
Thanks very much for the kind words.
Little Billy got into the spiked Christmas punch and started drunkenly singing “I saw mawkish Santa Claus!”
good first effort, welcome to class : ) A+++
The WWII army brass didn’t like Bill Maudlin’s mawkish cartoons of dirty, muddy, unshaven GI’s drawn ever-so-accurately in their foxholes and trenches.....