Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, April 9, 2012-- intransigent
Posted on 04/09/2012 5:37:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 4/9/12
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. refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible. noun 2. a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.
Etymology: 187580; < Spanish intransigente, equivalent to in- in-3 + transigente (present participle of transigir to compromise) < Latin trānsigent- (stem of trānsigēns, present participle of trānsigere to come to an agreement); see transact
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.
Obams has promised VLAD that his intransigence will be gone after his reelection.
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!
Wonder how Obama feels about a southern white Christian named Bubba winning the Masters.
As a public service, why not include proper pronunciation of each day’s word?
Just an idea...
i pray that you are right! A++++
An excellent idea, Chances Are, but if they happen to forget, howjsay is an excellent resource.
But, then again, it's not for me to say.
There is no compromise with sharia. It is intransigent.
that is so cool!
if i can remember to do it, i will try to include a link to the pronunciation of my words, to that site. Hearing it is a lot easier than deciphering the sometimes obscure phonetic spellings given in dictionaries.
A+++ and spreading.
Obama’s intransigence on the budget vs Paul Ryan’s proposals means that the US economic recovery has slowed to a standstill.
A+++ his budget gets ZERO votes in Congress but MSM never mentions that.
Axelrod is an @$$! Chuck Grassley is 78 yo and yes he is a pig farmer who calls a spade a spade. xshub follows him on twitter and is the one who alerted me to that tweet. He clearly does his own tweeting and doesn’t rely on staff. Xshub suggested that Chuck respond to axelrod by saying oh maybe i should be tweeting pix of my JUNK instead? OH WAIT... that was one of YOUR guys who did that....
Well it was a typical democrat response. If you can’t address the issue, attack the messenger.
I wish there was a link to the way we say things down here..... you know, we don’t always pronounce things like others.. ;^)
‘Glad to see that you’re not intransigent, and are willing to include the pronunciation with the definitions... ;)
My son & his family moved from NJ to Texas two years ago. Last year, they were residing in a town called Coppell. I asked my granddaughter, who was seven at the time, if it was pronounced Ca’-pel (like the former Nightline newscaster) or Ca-pell’. She said, “Oh, grandpa—it’s pronounced ca-pail’!”
Yes we butcher the English language down here! My husband’s favorite: Montague.... you would think “mon tuh gue” but it is pronounced Mon tayguh (long A) lol
that is fantastic. i went to see it a second time with my friend Paula and xsboy came along, and xsjr wanted to see it again also. i sent this out to all of them to see she is cool in real life too.
: P A+++
ANd he has the nerve to blame Republicans for the lack of bi-partisanship in Congress. What a hoot! It seems to me that the Congress is plenty bi-partisan. They turned down Obama's "Budget" in a truly bi-partisan effort.
Another wrong to be Wrighted I’m sure.
I think it depends on where you grew up-my hispanic ancestors fought for Texas independence. There are several rather distinct accents/dialects in Texas-many of us who come from families native for a couple hundred years in this and the rest of S. Texas speak the Texmex Spanish dialect as a second language, so we don’t garble the Spanish language. We also have a drawl, but we don’t drag out the vowel sounds as much as other areas. Plus you have a lot of military here-almost accentless.
East Texas is more ole’ southern and has the drawl, Dallas area always sounds like the people are talking through their nasal passages, etc. Lots of those folks also call those delicious nuts “pee-kans”, and that spiked metal used for livestock fencing is called “bob wahr” Where did y’all live?
The ‘rats just can’t stop being
An intransigent bunch of fools-
They won’t vote on a budget but
Keep howling about the rules
Those rules were okay for Clinton-
He didn’t really seem to care
But he was an absolute master
At covering his fiscal derriere
By contrast, Obama’s syncophants
Leave him gasping like a trout
Tossed into a fishing boat
With his agenda hanging out
And they just showed some more of those damning employee-made videos shown at the GSA luxury conference-about green s*** and using Obama’s name-that is going to leave a mark...
That’s Anglicization, not butchering.
i’m making lithuanian beetsoup now. Have you ever had it? i can pronounce it in Lithuanian but don’t know how to spell it.
Went to the eye dr bc allergies are killing my eyes, so he has me going without contacts for two weeks and drops four times per day. i am sure i am driving legally blind!
btw eye dr said in his 35 yrs of practice this is the worst year for allergies he has ever seen.
Don’t watch this from work, or if the “f” word offends you.
When I was stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. in 1970, I made the mistake of pronouncing the name of the city there as if the middle syllable were “locks.” A local resident informed me that it was pronounced “Bi-lucks-ey.” I complained, “When is an “o” ever pronounced as if it were a “u”? He said, “What about Mont-gum-ery.” I gave up.
You may be right but it is more likely just the local dialect was formed by a very quickly changing population at the time Texas was growing. Consider that most people had to migrate here from Kentucky and Alabama, etc..... lots of different regional versions of words. Most of those folks would not have had any connection to the Alamo or have any background speaking spanish. We also had a large influx of folks from Germany.
Haha - well it goes like that everywhere. My husband was working in Boise - I say Boy zee, they say Boy Cee. Or how about Minnesota...or as they say Minnezota?
I was miserable with them 2 weeks ago. Now I just keep a steady does of Claritin going and I'm alright
Nope. At first I thought that said bee soup.
Bee soup sounds better. Probably in a honey sauce.
May a marauding gang of vegetables attack you while u sleep....
They butcher French and Spanish names here in Tennessee. It’s equal opportunity mispronunciation.
Maybe it’s just Houston, but, in my experience, Texans “Remember the Alamo” whether they ever had any connection to it, or not. I moved there from California, which also has a Spanish history. There we ATTEMPTED to pronouce the Spanish names correctly, although I’m sure it still didn’t sound right to a native Spanish speaker.
We lived in Ft. Bend County, southwest of Houston.
Well, we all have our regional pronunciations. Where I come from in California's Central Valley, Almond is pronounced Aaa (a pronounced as in at) mund. There is no L heard in it at all. I suspect that a relatively few people pronounce it that way -- limited to the almond growing region.
Interesting that your years in Texas brought you such a different understanding than those of us who have lived here for most of our lives. I think we are much more inclined to remember the Civil War than the Alamo. Until recent years with the invasion by illegals, I rarely gave Mexico a thought but would daily hear someone mention something about a yankee.
That was the first question my children were asked when entering school: Are you a Yankee? “Uh, no, we’re from California” didn’t suffice as an answer, and they all endured a certain amount of harrassment, as the new kids in school always do.
I lived in the Houston area for nearly 10 years — 1972-1982. It was during that time, or just before, that TX was enjoined to educate the Mexicans in the population. They didn’t always go to school in previous decades. I had a painting/staining contractor who worked on my new house when we moved there. Because of Hurricane Delia that swept through, not everything was finished before we moved in, and some of what was finished was damaged. The general contractor told me to put everything that was not completed on a “touch up” list for the painting contractor, Tony.
Tony was a genius with paint. He could match any finish, any color. He was a real gentleman — very well spoken. I made him this list and would give it to him each time he came. But every time, something was not done when he left. Finally I figured out that he was not reading my list — just asking me to point out what I didn’t like.
Before he was completely done, I wanted him to write down the formulae on the tops of the cans so that I could later match the colors in case I needed to re-paint. Finally he threw up his hands and said to me in exasperation, “I don’t write.”
I complained to the general contractor, and he told me, “He only knows how to sign his checks. He never went to school in the Valley (Rio Grande). It wasn’t required in those days.”
So the painter was an illegal? No wonder he wasn’t in school - it used to be a crime to be here illegally, as it should be today.
I don’t know his status. I just know that his work was brilliant. He had his own business sub contracting for the best builders in the Houston area, and he had lived in TX for many years. He was probably in his mid 40s. But, he was illiterate, and he covered it very well. I had no clue until about my 10th encounter with him; until I really pushed him about writing the paint formula on the cans of left over paint like any hardware store would do. Nowdays the paint store uses some little device to create a perfect match — not so in 1970.
The feds passed a law that we had to educate illegals. I don’t agree, but it is out of my hands.
Oh I am confused then. I assumed by your post that Texas didn’t care enough to educate their kids since you said it wasn’t required back then. But it was a requirement that american kids attended school so I had to figure he was illegal.
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