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Word for the Day, Tuesday April 10, 2012

Posted on 04/10/2012 5:08:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, April 10, 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".

cumshaw [kuhm-shaw]

-n

a present; gratuity; tip.

[1810–20; < dialectal Chinese (Xiamen) kam siā, equivalent to Chinese gân xiè grateful thanks ]


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1 posted on 04/10/2012 5:08:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

So, anybody commit career suicide while I was gone?


2 posted on 04/10/2012 5:09:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/09/11104908-more-than-50-bomb-threats-disrupt-university-of-pittsburgh?lite

Someone’s got a new hobby at your alma mater.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 5:18:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Not I, but the month is yet young, and I’m seeking ideas. Anyone can screw up to be fired, but you gotta come up with something special (like that steward on JetBlue did a year or so ago).


4 posted on 04/10/2012 5:19:01 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SoothingDave

What percent cumshaw is standard at hotels per your stay?


5 posted on 04/10/2012 5:21:36 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SoothingDave

where were you gone to?


6 posted on 04/10/2012 5:30:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

heard about this, one of xshub’s employees has a daughter at Pitt and she sent him this. Apparently there is a $50k reward for info leading to arrest, so Kathy is urging her daughter to find the culprit!


7 posted on 04/10/2012 5:32:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Long holiday weekend.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 5:32:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: theDentist

I just leave behind whatever foreign coins I don’t feel like carrying around.


9 posted on 04/10/2012 5:35:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; Explorer89
Wonder if these wimmen accept cumshaw. you really are filthy you know. Explorer isn't around to back me up on this [she knows filth when she sees it] because she is busily touring Austria and Germany on spring break.
10 posted on 04/10/2012 5:35:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Did you go off on a bender and party with the Easter Bunny?


11 posted on 04/10/2012 5:37:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave
Here's your daily pre-play-off cumshaw.
12 posted on 04/10/2012 5:37:41 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Hey, I don’t make these things up! This was yesterday’s word for the day at dictionary.com


13 posted on 04/10/2012 5:38:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

and you weren’t attracted by the filthfactor? RME


14 posted on 04/10/2012 5:43:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

Cumshaw is erotic art carved onto the bones of sperm whales by seamen.


15 posted on 04/10/2012 5:49:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

No, it’s his busy season. I was partying with the groundhog.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 5:52:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

It may have played a role.


17 posted on 04/10/2012 5:53:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Would the highest honor conferred at Waiters' University be Magna cumShaw?
18 posted on 04/10/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT by mikrofon (Tip o' the Day)
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To: mikrofon

No, but ancient Chinese proverb say “Magna cumshaw lead to magna rickshaw.”


19 posted on 04/10/2012 6:10:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

love your tagline, btw!!


20 posted on 04/10/2012 6:15:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Barbara Walters offers up a verbal cumshaw regarding journalists:

    WALTERS: But, most of us, do not- you don't know whether we're Republicans or Democrats or exhibitionists.

    ELISABETH HASSELBECK [Deadpan]: I know you're a Republican.

Trust me Barby, you are a democrat, we can tell.

21 posted on 04/10/2012 6:17:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy
love your tagline, btw!!

Thanks. I used it on FaceBook and a guy said he had Marbury +6 1/2 points.

22 posted on 04/10/2012 6:44:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: SoothingDave

Due to an overblown sense of entitlement that pervades our society, cumshaw has become baksheesh.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 6:54:44 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave

My father absolutely refuses to allow me to pay for anything, so I have been trying to at least leave the cumshaw when we are out. Alas, today is my last chance as I will be leaving southwest Florida to return to Virginia tonight :-(


24 posted on 04/10/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Buy him a new wallet, put some cash in it, and give it to him just as you are leaving.

Of course, make sure it’s a style he likes or he may throw it away without looking and then Uncle Leo will end up with the money.


25 posted on 04/10/2012 8:24:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

There’s an idea!

On the other hand, that would royally torque him off, and after finally putting an end to 15 or so year black hole - the last thing on earth I want to do is torque off my dad!

They are too far apart at the moment to capture it in a picture - but he and his grand daughter are in the same room both totally engrossed in their computers - it’s hilarious!


26 posted on 04/10/2012 9:00:04 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SoothingDave

Hazy and 74-there is supposed to be rain on the way later in the week-

Does Obama leave a cumshaw
When golfing or dining out?
His sort usually does not-
They are stingy beyond a doubt

They believe they are so special
All should follow in their wake
And be honored, never to remark
Anything they choose to take

When he’s tossed out, a metal detector
Should be at OUR white house door-
He and Michelle’s pockets searched
So they can’t steal still more


27 posted on 04/10/2012 9:51:42 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Gabz

I hope you are having a great time with family!


28 posted on 04/10/2012 9:53:22 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave
So, anybody commit career suicide while I was gone?

Just Ozzie Guillen and John Derbyshire, both of whom could have used the cumshaw: think before you speak.

29 posted on 04/10/2012 11:49:30 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Obama, the Wright stuff)
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To: SoothingDave

Maybe he’d give the wallet to Jeffrey.


30 posted on 04/10/2012 12:01:38 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

I think Derb forgot the final rule:

“Never write this down and disavow all knowledge if questioned.”


31 posted on 04/10/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

The park ranger?


32 posted on 04/10/2012 12:06:44 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Santorum “suspends” his campaign. He wasn’t going to win here and that would be embarrassing.


33 posted on 04/10/2012 12:10:59 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

He probably has his own handmade wallet anyway.


34 posted on 04/10/2012 12:22:23 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

Thank you, my FRiend. Spending my last hour with them right now. :-(


35 posted on 04/10/2012 1:45:30 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Aw, let your father buy you some meals...you are way to skinny anyway ;^)...it probably makes him happy.


36 posted on 04/10/2012 3:29:16 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Not me. I’m still here cumshawing you! [/sarc]


37 posted on 04/10/2012 6:29:25 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: tioga

LOL! I cooked Easter dinner and dinner Monday night - other than that we ate out every night. Now I’m home and so I’ve got to figure out dinner for tonight - I think I will fix Chinese take out :-)!!!!!!!


38 posted on 04/11/2012 5:41:59 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: tioga

OK, overslept after a CPR last night. classroom coming


39 posted on 04/11/2012 6:38:32 AM PDT by tioga
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