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Word for the Day, Monday, February 27, 2012-- mawkish
2/27/12 | xs

Posted on 02/27/2012 4:47:28 AM PST by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 2/27/12

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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".

mawkish; adj.

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

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 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 02/27/2012 4:47:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

rise and get to shining!


2 posted on 02/27/2012 4:48:48 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Similarly, a maudlin tropical bird lover is macawkish.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 4:51:45 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SAJ

good one! ya birdbrain ; ) A+++


4 posted on 02/27/2012 4:56:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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


5 posted on 02/27/2012 5:03:48 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

you are so damn good, Truthy! A+++++


6 posted on 02/27/2012 5:05:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I'm not going to get into the mawkish relationship between Romney and Paul. Instead, this was interesting.
7 posted on 02/27/2012 5:15:31 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 5:26:52 AM PST by left that other site
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To: secret garden

very interesting! A+++


9 posted on 02/27/2012 5:29:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site; Explorer89

Love me some Allen West, but we must always ping the president of his fanclub, ms. explorer89, when we speak of him ; ) A+++


10 posted on 02/27/2012 5:31:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
you are so damn good, Truthy!

Without getting overly mawkish
You like all your limericks New Yawkish

11 posted on 02/27/2012 5:33:42 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

with a little bit of filth thrown in ; )


12 posted on 02/27/2012 5:44:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Then there was that Waltons spin-off about Paw & Maw Kish that never took off...


13 posted on 02/27/2012 6:23:27 AM PST by mikrofon (Goodnight, Grandmaw...)
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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?


14 posted on 02/27/2012 6:24:12 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

I didn’t know that! :-)


15 posted on 02/27/2012 6:28:08 AM PST by left that other site
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To: mikrofon

goodnight, mik ; ) A+++


16 posted on 02/27/2012 6:39:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Thanks very much for the kind words.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 6:45:35 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy

Little Billy got into the spiked Christmas punch and started drunkenly singing “I saw mawkish Santa Claus!”


18 posted on 02/27/2012 6:46:22 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

good first effort, welcome to class : ) A+++


19 posted on 02/27/2012 6:59:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.....


20 posted on 02/27/2012 7:13:34 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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