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Word for the Day, Monday, April 16, 2012-- picayune
4/16/12 | xs

Posted on 04/16/2012 4:40:14 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 4/16/12

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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".

picayune; adj.

1. of little value or account; small; trifling: a picayune amount. 2. petty, carping, or prejudiced: I didn't want to seem picayune by criticizing. noun 3. (formerly, in Louisiana, Florida, etc.) a coin equal to half a Spanish real. 4. any small coin, as a five-cent piece. 5. Informal . an insignificant person or thing.

Etymology: 1780–90; < Provençal picaioun small copper coin (compare French picaillons ), derivative of an onomatopoetic base *pikk- beat, here referring to the coining of coppers

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.

Oh no, no, no.... they better step back up offa my man, Dan Bylsma. Yes there was more than a picayune amount of violence in the Pens-flyers game, but if anyone needs FIRED, it's that little pissant Crosby.

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 04/16/2012 4:40:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
orgasmic 3.5 hours of hockey yesterday. OMG when I saw Gingeroux and the eggshell capt squaring off i was screaming my head off in my family room!
2 posted on 04/16/2012 4:43:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Oh yeah, and class is in session.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 4:44:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
and then you have Craig Adams fighting like a WOMAN and pulling Hartnell's HAIR!. Can the Flyers and Pens play EVERY DAY? bc i LOVE IT! yes, i was happy the Caps beat the Bruins in double OT on Sat PM, but dang it was BOOOORING. LeTang shushing the crowd and him gangbanging on Timonnen. It was just fantastic.
4 posted on 04/16/2012 4:49:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The media will perseverate upon any picayune peccadillo to destroy a conservative candidate.

They should be plunged into perdition for such pusillanimous prejudice!


5 posted on 04/16/2012 4:54:46 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

Perfect! A+++ ; )


6 posted on 04/16/2012 5:14:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Sorry, Darling, but they’re gonna be screaming for Danny-boy’s head. You’ve got to blame the coaching for not even trying to get the team playing some sort of defensive system when it was obvious after Friday night that the Flyers were not going to be beaten playing end-to-end frenzied hockey.

Saturday everyone on the team is saying “oh, we don’t have to change anything, just eliminate mistakes.”

Think again.

Funny how Friday’s game was probably one of the most exciting I’ve ever seen. Physical, yes, but not dirty. Up and down the ice action, lots of scoring, some remarkable individual efforts.

Take the same game to Philly and things turn into a brawl.

“Goonito ergo sum” is the Flyer motto.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 5:18:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Patriotism is not picayune.
Happy Patriots’ Day


8 posted on 04/16/2012 5:20:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: xsmommy

Barry’s issues: remote, picayune
His solutions: juvenile and jejune
Liberals can’t meet a budget
So they make facts up, fudge it
As they all sing their class-warfare tune


9 posted on 04/16/2012 5:21:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: xsmommy
New Orleans' "Newspaper of Record" is the Times-Picayune. The name of the Times Picayune flies in the face of reality when they cover stories like the following: Will The Times-Picayune print next week's abortion-themed Doonesbury cartoons?, hardly a picayune topic.
10 posted on 04/16/2012 5:26:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Not a picayune problem: it is supposed to be near ninety degrees for today’s running of the Boston Marathon.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 5:33:58 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave

OMG, do not blame the venue for the Pens behavior. Asham crosschecking the previously concussed Braden Schenn to the FACE and then punching him in the head when he was down for good measure is NOT to be blamed on the venue. Even ardent Pens fans were ashamed of their behavior yesterday. I’d seen a tweet saying that Dan prob told them to initiate the first fight, to get something started, if that’s true that’s bad. But i think he’s a good coach, and their mistakes and goonish behavior is all their own.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 5:38:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Diogenesis

Is it Patriots day? bc i work in DC and i am pretty sure they are celebrating EMANCIPATION day here, and that’s why DC gov’t and hence, MY GARAGE, is closed. So i got to park a block farther away for $20. Groovy! A+++


13 posted on 04/16/2012 5:39:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

that is NOT good! A+++


14 posted on 04/16/2012 5:50:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well, starting a fight in Philly to get them off their game is a tactic that has worked before.

But, anyway, you swerved by my main point there. Where is the coaching this series? I haven’t seen anything that doesn’t look like an end-to-end free-for-all.

That’s not working. They need to do something different on Wednesday.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 5:51:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Picayune is a picayune city in Mississippi.


16 posted on 04/16/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: xsmommy
an ABC news reporter had the temerity to question The Won about his not so picayune vacationing
17 posted on 04/16/2012 6:15:53 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy
Poor Prior participation presages the pResident's picayune performance and predict possible predestination to unemployment.
18 posted on 04/16/2012 6:22:30 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: mfish13

I lived in Picayune for two years while my dad worked in Bay St Louis.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 6:22:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: mfish13

A+++ what’s their newspaper called? The Picayune Picayune? ; )


20 posted on 04/16/2012 6:29:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

A+++ and AFTER that question was posed and he evaded it, he had the temerity to state in his remarks to the President of Colombia that part of his job on these summits is to SCOUT VACAY spots to bring Michelle back to!! openly flaunting the fact that they are bankrolling their lifestyle on the backs of the taxpayers!


21 posted on 04/16/2012 6:31:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: verga

i pray that it is so! A+++


22 posted on 04/16/2012 6:33:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ve been using that as a brickbat against the leftists at TGG who were defending Rosens remarks.

(At least Ann Romney vacations on HER OWN DIME)


23 posted on 04/16/2012 6:34:54 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

This word sounds like a parish in LA. Did you see my team beat Detroit at the Joe yesterday? First time we’ve beaten them there in the play-offs. There were pig piles(JR’s word) in almost all of the games yesterday except ours. Shanny will be bu-sy!


24 posted on 04/16/2012 6:58:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

yeah but shea webber’s slap on the wrist for his headbashing into the glass in game one is kind of left as a festering sore, in the twitterverse. the feeling was that was mishandled. didn’t see it myself, haven’t watched any of the preds games, but i have seen internet memes develop about the webber incident.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 7:07:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1; xsmommy

Isn’t it funny how the left is so damn jealous of the Romney’s that they have to attack the fact that they have been successful? That Rosen woman is probably wealthy compared to many other liberal lesbians raising children without a partner since they broke up. But in my circles, most women want to stay home with their children and some can, some can’t. Unless they are professionals, most women I know would rather not work outside the home. This may be different for women you know, but it has been my experience.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 7:07:51 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

LeTang was a complete jerk. Who does that to Kimmo, one of the true gentlemen of the game? I predict plenty of fines and well-deserved suspensions. And the coach didn’t prepare or control his team so I think his time should be limited. IOW, he’s a goner.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 7:09:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

You know what else I can’t stand? Prissy “stars” who cheap shot or start fights and then run and hide and let their teammates finish them. I’m talking to you, CroMalkin!


28 posted on 04/16/2012 7:13:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Well you are right and it’s a CHOICE, but apparently if one chooses to stay home, the Left considers it an abrogation of all knowledge— economic, political etc. If you stay home you aren’t competent to opine on the issues of the day.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 7:14:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Moronbury thinks the only reason your team is tanking is because Malkin isn’t scoring. Can you tell him what is obvious to the rest of the world, that DEFENSE wins championships and without it they don’t stand a chance?


30 posted on 04/16/2012 7:15:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I would gladly argue that it was the right call since we were there, saw plenty of replays, and here’s what really happened. Z pushed Webs’ face into the glass first and tried knee on knee from the back, Webs turned and shoved him, Z ducked and Webs put his glove on his rt. shoulder and shoved him into the glass/boards from 1 foot away. Z crumpled like a Canuck and was chirping back at him the whole time after the ref came over to see what happened. There was no injury, there was previous provocation, and not nearly the action that was described on the net.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 7:22:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Also, Z was taking headshots at several players the next game and getting zero calls for it, blatant grabbing the helmet stuff and the refs just ignored it. He’s dirty and there’s no excuse for that from a skilled player. Vince Gill had the crowd chanting “Bertuzzi is a sissy” from the bandstage that night. He also had it on a tee shirt.


32 posted on 04/16/2012 7:24:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It would be nice if Malkin started scoring, but I have been saying since Friday that they should be studying old game film of the Devils and playing some sort of lockdown defense.

The Pens playing freewheeling is going to beat most teams in the league. But not this Flyers team. They have beat us at our own game and no one with the Pens seems to have recognized this.


33 posted on 04/16/2012 7:26:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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Yes but the main idea was lost when the idiot said what she did - she was really bashing Ann Romney for being married to a wealthy man. Rosen used the comment about her not working to bash her for being “kept”. Her disgust at a happily married couple who have a loving relationship AND are successful was at the heart of her comment. Ann is stupid because she isn’t working.. apparently she forgot Ann has a degree from Harvard.


34 posted on 04/16/2012 7:40:51 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i didn’t realize ann had a degree from harvard, actually. yes, it was snottily said and that was clearly what she was insinuating.


35 posted on 04/16/2012 7:47:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Did you miss post #10? That is not a picayune mistake! LOL.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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It is not a picayune number, the amount of apocalyptic lefties.
37 posted on 04/16/2012 7:58:10 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Obama, the Wright stuff)
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38 posted on 04/16/2012 8:07:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SoothingDave

At least no one went after Steve Sullivan. We still love him here.


39 posted on 04/16/2012 8:07:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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i’m so sorry!!! A+++ i have been obsessed with hockey and missed it! inexcusable of me!!


40 posted on 04/16/2012 8:08:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

interesting! A+++


41 posted on 04/16/2012 8:12:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

That Rosen woman, is a lesbian, probably because no sober man would....well, you can see where that is going. ; )

This may be different for other lesbians you know, but.....


42 posted on 04/16/2012 8:26:42 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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and so, no one wants to discuss the whoring SS in Colombia? what the hell is THAT about?


43 posted on 04/16/2012 8:30:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Picayune: Word used in Southern states to denote that you have been chosen to play in a pickup football game.

i.e. “I'll picayune Bobby”

44 posted on 04/16/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: xsmommy

All the agents in question have been transferred to the Can’t Keep a Secret Service.


45 posted on 04/16/2012 9:05:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Awwww, shucks! You’re excused. After all your garage was closed! (I wondered why taxes weren’t due today...)


46 posted on 04/16/2012 9:07:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cowman

A+++


47 posted on 04/16/2012 9:07:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic; SoothingDave; tioga
where the heck is Ti? bc i know dang well, SHE would have come to class with this little item

Hillary getting down in the Cartagena, sucking off a bottle of God knows what! I have been to Cartagena, it is very pretty there. and AGUARDIENTE is the colombian spirit of choice.

48 posted on 04/16/2012 9:14:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

it is clear that this group of gringas is all red in the face and animated. aguardiente is a clear liquid, flavored like licorice, and literally means BURNING WATER. if they are doing shots of it, it’s separate and apart from this which looks to be beer.


49 posted on 04/16/2012 9:17:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

she will forever be Swillary to me now...


50 posted on 04/16/2012 9:20:48 AM PDT by tioga (Yesterday's Flower Children are today's Blooming Idiots.)
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