Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday April 3, 2012
Posted on 04/03/2012 5:18:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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".
a bit; a jot
[< Japanese sukoshi a little (bit) ]
Long “o” - when I lived in Taiwan, we had a handyman at Special Services we called Skosh. Vertically challenged even for a Taiwanese.
so what’s new with you?? been about a decade at least!
I thought it was yiddish as well.
I wouldn’t know. Nothing so exotic as Polish in my lineage. Irish/Scotish/Swedish.
Good Lord - how did you escape long enough to post here? lol Nice to see you -
Yeah. It's like skoshialism; you're not supposed to notice the modest changes.
Those and the Little Me for babies were my favorites.
Now that’s funny! Or punny...
always loved the farmer overalls!
But Garanimals made it easy to mix and match.
And, yes, I like whiskey and meatballs. Not necessarily in the same bowl.
"There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh - get first all the people's money, then their lands, and then make them and their children servants forever. It will be said that we do not propose to establish kings. I know it. But there is a natural inclination in mankind to kingly government. It sometimes
relieves them from aristocratic domination. They had rather have one tyrant than 500. It gives more the appearance of equality among citizens, and that they like.
I am apprehensive - therefore - perhaps too apprehensive - that the government of these States may in future times end in a monarchy [not called a monarchy but an executive with monarchial powers]. But this catastrophe, I think, may long be delayed, if in our proposed system we do not sow the seeds of contention, faction and tumult, by making our posts of honor places of profit. If we do, I fear that, though we employ at first a number and not a single person, the number will in time be set aside, it will only nourish the fetus of a king (as the honorable gentleman from Virginia very aptly expressed it), and a king will the sooner be set over us."
-- Benjamin Franklin
a 4 out of 50 on a test designed so that football players can pass it, unbelievable.
Part of the phrase, From skosh to skosh, meaning leaving one low pay job for another. Skosh may also describe getting stepped on by “You know Who”. Skosh is a little less than squash which is a little less than squish. Skosh, squah, squish.
and i better hear Sarah ABO Palin out there whipping up her acolytes to vote for Mitt Romney as the ABO candidate, because they are going to need convincing.
We may need a second Obama administration to get some peoples’ attention.