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Word for the Day, Monday, April 23,2012-- flyting
4/23/12 | xs

Posted on 04/23/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 4.23.12



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".

Flyting; noun

: a dispute or exchange of personal abuse in verse form

Etymology: (Scots: "quarreling," or "contention"), poetic competition of the Scottish makaris (poets) of the 15th and 16th centuries, in which two highly skilled rivals engaged in a contest of verbal abuse, remarkable for its fierceness and extravagance. Although contestants attacked each other spiritedly, they actually had a professional respect for their rival's vocabulary of invective. The tradition seems to have derived from the Gaelic filid (class of professional poets), who composed savage tirades against persons who slighted them. A Scandinavian counterpart is the Lokasenna ("Flyting of Loki"), a poem in the Poetic (Elder) Edda in which the trickster-god Loki bandies words with the other gods, taunting them with coarse jests. Although true flyting became obsolete in Scottish literature after the Middle Ages, the tradition itself never died out among writers of Celtic background. The style and language of Robert Burns's "To a Louse" ("Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner / Detested, shunn'd by saunt an' sinner") parodies earlier Scots flyting, and James Joyce's poem "The Holy Office" is a bard's curse on the society that spurns him.

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.

I'm thinking this class has some creative flyters...

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 04/23/2012 5:55:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; sig226; IAGreywolf; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

i’ve got a brief due, so flyte amongst yourselves and i will check back periodically. i know yinz have got it in yinz to be some good flyters, so make me proud!


2 posted on 04/23/2012 5:56:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We’re wondering
Where’s been your a$$?
It’s about time
You opened this class


3 posted on 04/23/2012 5:58:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

what biting wit
from an ostensibly soothing twit
bite me,
soother.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 6:02:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama works to get the races fighting
But weapons – they’re for the birds
Better by far to use your words
Insult the guy for wearing a hoodie
Yeah, that’s the ticket, that’s a goodie
What this country needs is just a flyting.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 6:05:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

kind of like a white guy’s RAP-OFF! A+++


6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:08:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Inviting a poem?
You know you chose wrong
If writing a “brief”
What’s taking so long?


7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:10:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

briefs are hard.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 6:14:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Arse hole born ye cretin fool

Pimple scum and worthless tool

In House of White ye may reside

But expelled ye'll be by November tide

Ye ne'er deserves a flyting verse

But upon yer arse I place this curse

9 posted on 04/23/2012 6:17:46 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! A+++++++
perfect!


10 posted on 04/23/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Flyte: A hot drink made by soaking Drosophila melanogaster in boiling water.
11 posted on 04/23/2012 6:28:23 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

Fly tying?

12 posted on 04/23/2012 6:33:15 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: xsmommy

If you’ve ever watched Parliament in action, they excel in flyting. As for the social networks, Twitter has a war going on between John Podhoretz and Jim Treacher that is extra snarky.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 6:34:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Cowman

Your Recipe for Drosophila
Is similar to slake
The thirst of vegans who at Starbucks
Find Beetles in their shake.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 6:35:40 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

The left is deserving of flyting
In words both explicit and biting
Our freedoms, they’re taking
These socialists, making
A Civil War II worth the fighting


15 posted on 04/23/2012 6:57:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: Cowman

Ok, can you brew us up one one of those for show and tell?


16 posted on 04/23/2012 7:12:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Cowman

A+++ if you produce one ; )


17 posted on 04/23/2012 7:19:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: eCSMaster

i guess if you stick it in your political opponent’s eye, maybe? ; ) A++


18 posted on 04/23/2012 7:22:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A+++ i think they should settle it in a DANCE OFF!


19 posted on 04/23/2012 7:23:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

ohyum. A+++
knew that the poets would rise to this occasion!


20 posted on 04/23/2012 7:26:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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