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]
“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!
la de dang da! ; )
The Obamas are so totally gauche
They make the Clintons look refined-
From grifter ways to a wardrobe
That shows off Mrs. O’s huge behind
She’s just another nouveaux riche
In a garment meant to impress-
It looks as if she killed a sofa
Instead of wearing a dress
And Obama is obsessed with golf
As if his job is really a game-
It really makes me miss Clinton
And his bimbo wall of shame...
The Mexicans call it the flemmas.
Thank you! My cynical side is full-on today...
I had a couple of his records on 8 track way back when. Some of the lines are still good to throw out there when you get the opportunity.
It’s like those French have a different word for everything.
He was like an amped-up Martin Mull, back in the day.
Never better. It’s been an interesting time.
At least once a year I play that Steve Martin clip from SNL where he does his “If I had one wish this Christmas season” it’s hilarious.
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