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.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
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.