Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday June 26, 2012
Posted on 06/26/2012 5:01:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, June 26, 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".
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless:
[174555; < French: awkward, left; Middle French, derivative of gauchir to turn, veer < Germanic]
Front and center.
I will use the word of the day in a sentence
Pres Obama is full of gauche. Sorry, I just had to
slightly off center, thanks.
Try using it as an adjective.
Just a little to the left.
He’s a gauche bag.
And just a step to the right.
I’m thinking that xsboy was smart not to say, “oh, that smell is just my sweat”... ;^)
He was profiled.
A gaunt gauche gaucho gnoshed on some gamy gazpacho.
yes, he was profiled. he could not get over it. i said honey, you have NO experience with campus police, let alone campus police in a college town. they have NOTHING ELSE going on, their mission in life is to bust kids for drinking, they are going to be looking for it, and imagining it even where it isn’t.
oh you know i love to mouth off to a cop and he’s heard me, so i am thankful he didn’t say that about solving murders, bc you know Va Tech is rife with shootings, sawing heads off in the au bon pain etc! we laugh about it all the time, God forgive us.
They don’t have police at Syracuse, or he just has no experience with them?
Good thing he didn’t follow your example. ;-)
oh they have them i guess, but it’s a city, not just a university, whereas Blackburg, VaTech is the only game in town. he has no experience with them and basically just doesn’t even know what the function of campus police is.
and because there’s never a dull moment in our house, xsrisingsenior found out that the boy who was over our house last week and who has been pestering her kind of nonstop for a date etc. is BI. i told my SIL last night and she said Bi-WHAT? i said biSEXUAL what do you think! LOL! so yeah, she’d already decided she didn’t want any part of him and this seals that particular deal!
Must have been about 25yrs ago now that SU campus had a rapist. Never did hear if they caught him. I was on the campus back that summer. Myself and my young daughter. It was summer, and I was very, very careful.
Is this the daughter still in Catholic school? I hope not. What a thing to have to put up with at that age.
Is the university part of the city like Pitt? It’s not its own little enclave?
I don’t know XS, she might want to rethink that decision. If he could add cross dresser to his personality traits your daughter could be looking at doubling her wardrobe.
Such a strange world you like in. ;-)
Remember the old Steve Martin routine about people asking him if he was “bi?”
“Live in,” that is.
SU campus is smack dab in the middle of the city with all that that ensues.
no she is LD so is in a private secular school specializing in LD kids. Catholic schools aren’t immune either though. This kid dated a friend of her’s and it was the friend who said something to her about it on the phone yesterday and xsrisingsenior said WHAT? and her friend said, oh, didn’t i mention that? and she said ummmmmm....NO!
correct, exactly like Pitt in that respect. GW is that way too. is CMU an enclave? I have to say i had never been over there. That’s the diff i think, and that’s what i told him.
and much like Pitt, it has the hospitals right there, so you hear sirens all night on campus etc. That took some getting used to for me, to be able to sleep at Pitt, when i was from RURAL washington Twp,Kiski Area where there were forest sounds only.
I don’t remember that skit.....remind me
Yes, there are definite borders and a “campus” to CMU (and most of the other schools in the city as well, like Duquesne and Chatham). One big hunk of private property that is “the campus,” is what I mean.
A mindful Peeng to our own Marty...
“Well, I studied a little bit of Spanish in high school, but not enough to really be ‘bi.’ But I didn’t want to look unsophisticated so I said “Yeah, I’m bi.”
They said “We’re having a party later on and we’d like you to come. We’re having some S&M people coming over.”
I said “Great, Spaniards and Mexicans.”
Sirens and helicopters. We fly a lot of serious cases to Upstate Medical.
Pitt, Syracuse and George Washington U do not have an enclosed campus. U of Dallas did.
My mom liked this word and “uncouth” when we kids did things like say “phlegm” at the dinner table.
Y'know, anything I could say here would just get me banned.
“it is a preeminent medical center for the entire mid-atlantic region” = “Capital of Appalachia”
Good morning Whyisa. How are you thisi fine day?
“Foreman of a banana plantation” sounds like a euphemism.
phlegm is perfectly couth, there are far more uncouth ways of saying it; loogie, and hawker being two that come to my mind from public school bus days.
One does not discuss bodily functions or secretions at the dinner table.
I’m great, you?
Touching The Queen of England as if she is your pal, is the ultimate display of being gauche. Yes, it was Michelle Antoinette who did that.
Putting up your hand to wave, in a picture containing many heads of state, thus blocking out the face of someone next to you in the picture, is gauche. Mr.Sensitive Barry Soetoro did that.
(These are small but revealing incidents that all FReepers are aware of, but the masses remain ignorant of anything and everything from Fast and Furious to Intel leaks to Billions given to our enemies. These are the voters. God help us all.)
I love the old Steve Martin stuff.
We used to have his book of short stories “Cruel Shoes” circa 1970’s. Also had a cassette of comedy and music. Both long gone but probably still available if I’d look on Amazon.
Remember when “Well, excuuuuuuuussssseeee meeeeeeeee!!!!”
The arrow through the head while playing banjo was great too.
Re: manners post
My nephew once used his iPod “fart collection app” at a family holiday dinner. His great grama gave him “The Look” and was not amused. The rest of us LOL’ed. Hey, it was after dinner. We’re not total cretins!