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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 22, 2012 - brisance
dictionaries ad nauseam | 22 March 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 03/22/2012 4:36:02 AM PDT by secret garden


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".

brisance \bri-ZAHNS\ , noun
The shattering effect of a high explosive.

Example sentences:
The 'There' turned out to be crucial for the sense of brisance and closure and resolving issues of impotent rage and powerless fear that like accrued in Lenz all day being trapped in the northeastern portions of a squalid halfway house all day fearing for his life, Lenz felt.
-- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

But this was sustained explosion, reaching now and then a quite unendurable brisance. Yet he endured it, not so much because it was her will as, unbelievably, what had become her need.
-- Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day

Etymology:
Brisance is a relatively new English word. It started being used commonly in the 1910s, but it can be traced to the Celtic word brissim meaning "to break."

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....


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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 03/22/2012 4:36:07 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 03/22/2012 4:37:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Apparently there was some brisance used in the demolition of the french gunman.


3 posted on 03/22/2012 4:40:42 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89
A for you!
4 posted on 03/22/2012 4:43:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I thought a “brisance” was when you tried to contact the spirit of a dead mohel.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 5:11:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Ya know, that is why I love this place. You just know nobody that frequents DU or watches Bill Maher would get that pun. Or know what a pun is, for that matter.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 5:16:23 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

I am one of the 95% of Americans who knows what a mohel is only because of Jerry Seinfeld.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 5:21:26 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Explorer89; secret garden

No properly-executed search-and-destroy adventure is complete without a frisson of brisance.

And SWAT teams put the brie in brisance.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 5:31:04 AM PDT 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: secret garden

Obama, The Man For No Seasons
Sees his future explode with a brisance
Healthcare killed in September
Landslide loss in November
He and Holder on trial for treasons


9 posted on 03/22/2012 5:50:46 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoothingDave

I’m one of the 2% of Americans who lost 10% of his equipment at the hands of a mohel. My people are always trying to get 10% off everything, but sometimes we take the concept too far.


10 posted on 03/22/2012 5:56:11 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoothingDave

My mohel saved all of the foreskins and had them sewn together to make a wallet. When he rubbed it, it turned into a suitcase.

RIMSHOT


11 posted on 03/22/2012 6:00:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’ve never had any operations that were catered. ;-)


12 posted on 03/22/2012 6:06:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NicknamedBob

(thumbs up)


13 posted on 03/22/2012 6:14:39 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden

The after-effects of ongoing construction & urban development is the scourge of this city...

14 posted on 03/22/2012 6:31:16 AM PDT by mikrofon (G'day, mate!)
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To: mikrofon

You might say it’s the bane of their existence.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 6:37:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
A for you!
16 posted on 03/22/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you!
17 posted on 03/22/2012 7:07:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+ for you! I think Holder is here at Vanderbilt this week. Those pagan commies will worship at his feet.
18 posted on 03/22/2012 7:09:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’ve heard they refuse to charge a fee. They just take tips.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 7:10:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Thank you for that brisance of hilarity!


20 posted on 03/22/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: mikrofon
A+ for you. My Garmin has an Aussie accent.
Now, onto important matters, your team dispatched the Habs last night so why couldn't the Rangers deny Detroit a point? And Chicago and Vancouver needed 3 points too? C'mon! The Russian might play for us tonight against Dave's team, the CroMalkins.
21 posted on 03/22/2012 7:15:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Twitter wars are such fun. The latest one is the #WhyImIn. This was started by young dems to declare why they are in for another four years of theO. Conservatives have highjacked it and the results are hilarious. The brisance is brilliant. And the fun is ongoing.

Twitchy caught some of the early good ones.

22 posted on 03/22/2012 7:15:29 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Yes, you might say that, but then the subtlety is shot. ;-)

Great city — I visited Oz many moons ago in the 80’s. We have a big office there, I wouldn’t mind taking another “business trip” down there ..


23 posted on 03/22/2012 7:38:09 AM PDT by mikrofon (Aussie Humour)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

“CroMalkins”, LOL

Detroit is hard to figure — they won so consistently at home, then stumbled against the Caps earlier this week. With all due respect to certain WAS fans, that team must go down!


24 posted on 03/22/2012 7:46:43 AM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: tioga

Twitter is a great distraction. A+ for you.


25 posted on 03/22/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Where did you pick up that term? LOL


26 posted on 03/22/2012 8:05:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I made it up just now. Feel free to use it. :-)


27 posted on 03/22/2012 8:15:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It’s clever, but it doesn’t really fit for the style of hockey. Malkin does kind of have a prominent brow, though.


28 posted on 03/22/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Well, Take-a-cheap-shot-and-then-hide-behind-your-teammates is kind of a mouthful. I’m not talking about Crosby there. You know you wish you thought of it. ;)


29 posted on 03/22/2012 9:00:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I might print up some t-shirts. This could be the next big thing.


30 posted on 03/22/2012 9:45:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I’ll split profits with you! We’ll be rich! Bwa-ha-ha!


31 posted on 03/22/2012 9:50:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

I don’t follow the Caps - I’ve been a Redskins fan since 1956 and the incessant brisance of their weekly implosions has left me so shell-shocked I am unable to get my hopes up for any other team.


32 posted on 03/22/2012 10:23:09 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden; CholeraJoe
New ad with Obama throwing granny off the cliff....here.
33 posted on 03/22/2012 12:43:44 PM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Such a pretty day-74 and sunny-I’m going to return to the woods in a bit with a book...

I wonder how big an earthquake
Obama’s undoing will cause?
Will the brisance be enough
To give the OWS’ers pause?

Will their awakening be rude
When they’ve gone back to work
And find Obama has misled them
And they’re still just a clerk?

No more free food card to swipe
Let them wring their hands and sob-
What fun to see the spoiled brats
Actually have to get a job


34 posted on 03/22/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

I saw that ad a couple of days ago on Fox news-I think it is way funnier and it makes the point better than the one the other side did with the Ryan look alike.


35 posted on 03/22/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

A+ for you. Someone called a radio show yesterday asking how they can regulate what people buy on their WIC card but not on their food stamp card.


36 posted on 03/22/2012 1:09:45 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

I saw it then, too, just never found it on line til today. We are having a week of wonderful weather. The basketball court is full of young men having a pick up game. Love it.


37 posted on 03/22/2012 1:15:46 PM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Thank you-and oh, good grief, did this person know what either one is?


38 posted on 03/22/2012 1:39:40 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden; tioga

On my way out the door earlier, I heard a song used for a lead-in on Fox that I remembered hearing/singing as a small child-”Shaboom Shaboom”.

Since I have been going around ever since singing it, I decided to see if I remembered the lyrics correctly after all those years-I was maybe 5 at the time.

That isn’t the first song I remember singing-I’ve always loved music, but I’m still wondering how my daughter sang Rolling Stones, Beatles and Bob Dillan songs as a small child that were popular when I was pregnant with her. I’ve asked her how she knew the songs, and she always says well mom you must have been singing it where I could hear.

“Oh, life could be a dream,
if I could take you up in paradise up above,
if you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
life could be a dream, sweetheart. Shboom, shboom, yada da da dada...”


39 posted on 03/22/2012 2:00:02 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Well, that is Dylan-as in Bob...


40 posted on 03/22/2012 2:56:56 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

any relation to Neil N. Bob?


41 posted on 03/22/2012 4:53:26 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

This sounds like a bit of brisance:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2862406/posts


42 posted on 03/22/2012 7:32:46 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Texan5

Nice easy listening. I’ve been listening to a lot of old ELO lately.


43 posted on 03/22/2012 7:53:56 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MoochPooch

Long time, no see! A+ for you. I think he should have known better.


44 posted on 03/22/2012 7:56:34 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga; Texan5

I just fished a baby bunny out of the pool, down by the steps. He wasn’t swimming but the water was chest deep on him trying to stay up. He just hopped off my skimmer so I hope he’s okay. I think he’s exhausted and scared to death.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 4:57:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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