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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".

gauche [gohsh]

-adj

lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless:

[1745–55; < French: awkward, left; Middle French, derivative of gauchir to turn, veer < Germanic]


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1 posted on 06/26/2012 5:01:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Front and center.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 5:02:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I will use the word of the day in a sentence
Pres Obama is full of gauche. Sorry, I just had to


3 posted on 06/26/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: SoothingDave

slightly off center, thanks.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 5:07:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: blueyon

Try using it as an adjective.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 5:10:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Just a little to the left.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 5:18:34 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: SoothingDave
The arrogance of the Kenyan-in-Chief is matched only by his gaucherie!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 06/26/2012 5:23:29 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoothingDave

He’s a gauche bag.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 5:31:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

That’s good.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 5:33:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

And just a step to the right.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 5:48:15 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave; NeoCaveman
xsboy had a harrowing/sobering experience down at VA tech last weekend. Drove the 4 hours to get there, along with his friend. Got stopped for speeding immediately upon his arrival on the Tech campus. To add insult to injury, the cop said he thought he smelled alcohol in the car and asked him to get out to perform a sobriety test and breathylzer. Which thank the Lord was totally negative. xsboy was OUTRAGED and thankfully did not say to the cop what he said to me on the phone [and which truth be told i might have blurted out to the cop my own self] which was "WHY AREN'T YOU CATCHING MURDERERS DOWN HERE INSTEAD OF STOPPING SOMEONE FOR SPEEDING ON AN EMPTY CAMPUS." It was probably all told a good thing, since it was very scary and alarming to him to be stopped. I know what the cop smelled. His hockey bag was in the car. That thing makes his car smell like a derelict homeless man is living in it. i always think his car smells funky because of it. SO yeah, the jackbooted thugs are out in force in VA.
11 posted on 06/26/2012 5:48:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m thinking that xsboy was smart not to say, “oh, that smell is just my sweat”... ;^)


12 posted on 06/26/2012 5:52:53 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

He was profiled.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 6:01:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

A gaunt gauche gaucho gnoshed on some gamy gazpacho.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 6:14:46 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 6:15:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: blueunicorn6

GREAT!


16 posted on 06/26/2012 6:19:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

They don’t have police at Syracuse, or he just has no experience with them?

Good thing he didn’t follow your example. ;-)


17 posted on 06/26/2012 6:32:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 6:52:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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!


19 posted on 06/26/2012 6:55:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

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.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 6:58:04 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: xsmommy

Is this the daughter still in Catholic school? I hope not. What a thing to have to put up with at that age.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: xsmommy

Is the university part of the city like Pitt? It’s not its own little enclave?


22 posted on 06/26/2012 7:00:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

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.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 7:00:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Such a strange world you like in. ;-)

Remember the old Steve Martin routine about people asking him if he was “bi?”


24 posted on 06/26/2012 7:02:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

“Live in,” that is.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 7:03:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

SU campus is smack dab in the middle of the city with all that that ensues.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 7:06:08 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

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!


27 posted on 06/26/2012 7:07:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

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.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 7:09:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; SoothingDave

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.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 7:11:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I don’t remember that skit.....remind me


30 posted on 06/26/2012 7:12:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

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.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 7:13:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson; SoothingDave

A mindful Peeng to our own Marty...

32 posted on 06/26/2012 7:14:27 AM PDT by mikrofon ("O"......)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

“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.”


33 posted on 06/26/2012 7:15:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Sirens and helicopters. We fly a lot of serious cases to Upstate Medical.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 7:16:44 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: SoothingDave

Pitt, Syracuse and George Washington U do not have an enclosed campus. U of Dallas did.


35 posted on 06/26/2012 7:17:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

clever


36 posted on 06/26/2012 7:18:01 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: tioga
well to be clear, Syracuse is much smaller than Oakland and Pitt has MANY hospitals, as it is a preeminent medical center for the entire mid-atlantic region.
37 posted on 06/26/2012 7:23:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Welll....gauche and shucks...I'm embarrassed to say I don't know this one.
38 posted on 06/26/2012 7:27:41 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

My mom liked this word and “uncouth” when we kids did things like say “phlegm” at the dinner table.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 7:33:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon; SoothingDave; Charles Henrickson

Y'know, anything I could say here would just get me banned.

40 posted on 06/26/2012 7:34:27 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Gauche, but discreet.)
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To: xsmommy

“it is a preeminent medical center for the entire mid-atlantic region” = “Capital of Appalachia”


41 posted on 06/26/2012 7:35:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Good morning Whyisa. How are you thisi fine day?


42 posted on 06/26/2012 7:36:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: martin_fierro

“Foreman of a banana plantation” sounds like a euphemism.


43 posted on 06/26/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


44 posted on 06/26/2012 7:48:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

One does not discuss bodily functions or secretions at the dinner table.


45 posted on 06/26/2012 8:06:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

I’m great, you?


46 posted on 06/26/2012 8:06:37 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; RikaStrom; tioga; secret garden
It's worse than a gauche display of executive branch arrogance...
The United States is, in fact, being run by a pack of petulant 4 year-olds.
47 posted on 06/26/2012 8:17:59 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (Obamacare must die.)
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To: SoothingDave

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.)


48 posted on 06/26/2012 8:52:12 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (My Governor's a JEDI, Wisconsin for the WIN ! June 5, 2012)
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To: SoothingDave

I love the old Steve Martin stuff.
Genius.

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!!!!”
was around?

The arrow through the head while playing banjo was great too.


49 posted on 06/26/2012 8:58:36 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (My Governor's a JEDI, Wisconsin for the WIN ! June 5, 2012)
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To: SoothingDave

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!


50 posted on 06/26/2012 9:02:53 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (My Governor's a JEDI, Wisconsin for the WIN ! June 5, 2012)
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