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Word for the Day, Monday, April 9, 2012-- intransigent
4/9/12 | xs

Posted on 04/09/2012 5:37:18 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 4/9/12

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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".

intransigent; adj.

1. refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible. noun 2. a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.

Etymology: 1875–80; < 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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Obams has promised VLAD that his intransigence will be gone after his reelection.

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 04/09/2012 5:37:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Wonder how Obama feels about a southern white Christian named Bubba winning the Masters.


2 posted on 04/09/2012 5:39:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

As a public service, why not include proper pronunciation of each day’s word?

Just an idea...

CA....


3 posted on 04/09/2012 5:46:57 AM PDT by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: xsmommy
Barack, Fearless Leader, intelligent
His socialistic viewpoint: intransigent
His stint nearing the end
Still refuses to bend
Creating more unemployed, indigent
4 posted on 04/09/2012 5:50:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: Chances Are
we are 5 different teachers of WFTD, i think some of the others might include it. i normally don't, but just for you : ) here's today's: in·tran·si·gent   /ɪnˈtrænsɪdʒənt/ Show Spelled[in-tran-si-juhnt] Show IPA
5 posted on 04/09/2012 5:51:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
His stint nearing the end

i pray that you are right! A++++

6 posted on 04/09/2012 5:53:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Chances Are
why not include proper pronunciation of each day’s word?

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.

7 posted on 04/09/2012 5:55:06 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: xsmommy

There is no compromise with sharia. It is intransigent.


8 posted on 04/09/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

that is so cool!


9 posted on 04/09/2012 6:00:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; Chances Are

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.


10 posted on 04/09/2012 6:02:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

A+++ and spreading.


11 posted on 04/09/2012 6:04:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama’s intransigence on the budget vs Paul Ryan’s proposals means that the US economic recovery has slowed to a standstill.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 6:11:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+++ his budget gets ZERO votes in Congress but MSM never mentions that.


13 posted on 04/09/2012 6:18:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
It probably doesn't help that he has a General Lee too.
Is this just another intransigent Republican or is he calling a spade a spade?
14 posted on 04/09/2012 6:32:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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....


15 posted on 04/09/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well it was a typical democrat response. If you can’t address the issue, attack the messenger.


16 posted on 04/09/2012 6:56:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; TruthShallSetYouFree

I wish there was a link to the way we say things down here..... you know, we don’t always pronounce things like others.. ;^)


17 posted on 04/09/2012 7:21:48 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

‘Glad to see that you’re not intransigent, and are willing to include the pronunciation with the definitions... ;)


18 posted on 04/09/2012 7:34:25 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy
Project Veritas exposed the intransigent Eric Holder as a fool. Video of white male offering Eric Holder's name and getting handed his ballot to vote. He refuses the ballot, of course. Edited in is Holder claiming we don't have a voter fraud problem. Priceless.
19 posted on 04/09/2012 7:40:11 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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’!”


20 posted on 04/09/2012 7:46:10 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: xsmommy
Our girl, Jennifer Lawrence, says "Screw PETA" over her scene in a movie. I like her style.
21 posted on 04/09/2012 7:57:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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


22 posted on 04/09/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: tioga

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.


23 posted on 04/09/2012 8:33:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

: P A+++


24 posted on 04/09/2012 8:34:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A+++ his budget gets ZERO votes in Congress but MSM never mentions that.

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.

25 posted on 04/09/2012 9:19:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I lived in TX for nearly 10 years (happily) and they butcher the Spanish language too. I always supected it was on purpose. God Bless their little pea-pickin' hearts! I always shuddered when I heard San Phil'-i-pee (for San Fay-li-pay') [San Felipe] and San Juh'-sin-tuh (for San Ha-seen'-toh) [San Jacinto]. Since there is a certain resentment prevalent in TX (a residual of The Alamo), there is an underlying resistence to pronouncing Spanish words correctly.
26 posted on 04/09/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Another wrong to be Wrighted I’m sure.


27 posted on 04/09/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Obama, the Wright stuff)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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?


28 posted on 04/09/2012 12:50:54 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: xsmommy

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...


29 posted on 04/09/2012 1:12:57 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: afraidfortherepublic

That’s Anglicization, not butchering.


30 posted on 04/09/2012 1:23:43 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

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!


31 posted on 04/09/2012 1:34:14 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

btw eye dr said in his 35 yrs of practice this is the worst year for allergies he has ever seen.


32 posted on 04/09/2012 1:40:56 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5
those GSA jack@$$e$ deserve firing!! A+++ btw, Jules is disemboweling Hillary here. She has been his fave chew toy of all time.


33 posted on 04/09/2012 1:54:02 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

http://www.myspace.com/video/chris/trailer-park-boys-jalapeno-chips/9341304

Don’t watch this from work, or if the “f” word offends you.


34 posted on 04/09/2012 2:33:46 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


35 posted on 04/09/2012 2:35:08 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


36 posted on 04/09/2012 2:52:32 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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?


37 posted on 04/09/2012 2:56:10 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy
btw eye dr said in his 35 yrs of practice this is the worst year for allergies he has ever seen.

I was miserable with them 2 weeks ago. Now I just keep a steady does of Claritin going and I'm alright

38 posted on 04/09/2012 4:43:01 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Obama, the Wright stuff)
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To: xsmommy
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.

Nope. At first I thought that said bee soup.

39 posted on 04/09/2012 5:02:38 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Obama, the Wright stuff)
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To: NeoCaveman

Bee soup sounds better. Probably in a honey sauce.


40 posted on 04/09/2012 5:07:16 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

May a marauding gang of vegetables attack you while u sleep....


41 posted on 04/09/2012 7:09:11 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They butcher French and Spanish names here in Tennessee. It’s equal opportunity mispronunciation.


42 posted on 04/09/2012 7:31:46 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


43 posted on 04/10/2012 12:45:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Texan5

We lived in Ft. Bend County, southwest of Houston.


44 posted on 04/10/2012 12:50:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Texan5
Lots of those folks also call those delicious nuts “pee-kans”,

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.

45 posted on 04/10/2012 1:01:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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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.


46 posted on 04/10/2012 5:03:16 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.”


47 posted on 04/10/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


48 posted on 04/12/2012 5:06:12 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


49 posted on 04/12/2012 7:21:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


50 posted on 04/12/2012 1:26:17 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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