Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Word for the Day, Monday, July 30, 2012-- footle
7/30/12 | xs

Posted on 07/30/2012 4:42:12 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 7/30/12

;


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".

footle; noun/verb

1. nonsense; foolishness; silliness. 2. to act or talk in a foolish or silly way.

Etymology: "to trifle," 1892, from dial. footer "to trifle," footy "mean, paltry" (1752), probably from Fr. se foutre "to care nothing," from O.Fr. foutre "to fuck," from L. futuere, originally "to strike, thrust" (cf. confute). But O.E.D. derives the Eng. dial. words from foughty (1600), from Du. vochtig or Dan

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....




TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-88 next last
Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

The feckless Administration has footle foibles. Tom Donilon is a MAJOR disaster as NSC chief. As well as being the WH leaker, per Pat Caddell.

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 07/30/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Back from vaca. i hate days like these!


2 posted on 07/30/2012 4:44:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

HUSSEIN = footle.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 4:47:43 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rockabyebaby

a feckless, footling fool A+++


4 posted on 07/30/2012 4:49:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Foil the Footle of the Fanatics.

Eat at Chick-Fil-A!


5 posted on 07/30/2012 4:52:02 AM PDT by left that other site
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

"..I know I know. If you run too fast, sometimes your footle get caught in da carpet when cutting around furniture. But that was when I ran doing anything"

6 posted on 07/30/2012 4:57:47 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

DEFINITELY eating there on Weds!! my SIL helpfully sent me the calorie count on the peach shake [800 cals!!!!] so i am going to stick to the diet lemonade, which is GREAT and def doesn’t even taste diet [i can’t drink diet soda, i generally drink the flavored club soda, bc i hate the taste of diet drinks]


7 posted on 07/30/2012 4:58:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

The diet lemonade is quite nice. No need to get a shake! :-)


8 posted on 07/30/2012 5:00:33 AM PDT by left that other site
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

you look so comfy there, i wish i was home doing that! A+++


9 posted on 07/30/2012 5:00:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy
If we're subjected to much more of the incessant footling of this benighted Regime, we'll be scrod, down the river without an oar, and FUBAR, or as they used to say in Francais, tres foutre!! 



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)

10 posted on 07/30/2012 5:01:30 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

have you had their shakes though? they are soooooo GOOD! peach in the summer, their banana pudding/vanilla wafer one is also excellent and the chocolate candy/cane one at Christmas is extremely good too. I am not a milkshake person generally, never get them anywhere else, but the special seasonal ones they do are worth giving up a MEAL for!


11 posted on 07/30/2012 5:03:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Ooooo...That sounds GOOOOODDDD!!!!!


12 posted on 07/30/2012 5:07:03 AM PDT by left that other site
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

okay you win the prize for first to notice that in the etymology! i died when i saw it! A++++


13 posted on 07/30/2012 5:07:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Sorry - we all know saying goodbye to the cabana boy is rough...


14 posted on 07/30/2012 5:07:47 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

I can’t take seriously any footle from Dick Morris.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 5:08:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hegewisch Dupa

parting IS such sweet sorrow ; )


16 posted on 07/30/2012 5:08:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

especially when you remember that the footle has prob been in his mouth... ; ) A+++ i know, too gross for 8 am!


17 posted on 07/30/2012 5:13:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

The footle spewing on Fox & Friends this morning caused me to switch to a re-run of Matlock: the University of Colorado psychiatrist allegedly treating the “Joker” maniac killer was disciplined in 2004 for prescribing medications for herself and for giving herself injections to enlarge her breasts in the 1990s.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 5:21:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

and that’s relevant how??? A+++


19 posted on 07/30/2012 5:23:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

i have to tell you that the variance between TSA agents at different airports is pretty striking. At Reagan National, on our way down to FL, i had to wait several long minutes for a “female” to do the pat-down [scanner was broken, and i have metal parts, so i always require a pat-down] and when the extremely dykey black TSA woman finally ambled up to do the pat-down she told me to CALM DOWN [OMG i nearly bit through my tongue not to tell her off]. On the way back from Jacksonville on Saturday, the guy wished me a happy belated bday when checking my ticket against my drivers license [it had been the previous day]!! and the rest of them were extremely pleasant and courteous and downright friendly.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 5:37:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Joe Biden speaks nonsense and footle
Fails every attempt to be subtle
Obnoxious and crass
He’s the world’s biggest ass
No denying nor grounds for re-buttal


21 posted on 07/30/2012 5:56:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

The London Olympics Opening Ceremony was mainly a whole bunch of footle, laced with leftist propaganda. Even communist China put less leftist propaganda in their Olympics Opening Ceremony than did the U.K.!!!!

Where I come from, we call “footle” foofarar or foofaraw, which are two variants of a good Cowboy word!!!!


22 posted on 07/30/2012 6:17:51 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

What about the Diet Dew?


23 posted on 07/30/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Supposedly that is relevant because the University of Colorado mail service failed to deliver a package to their psychiatrist in a timely manner (IOW, before the shootings) and they are trying to cover their behinds to avoid being sued for negligence.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 6:41:33 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

I have found the TSA agents to be efficient and courteous in Milwaukee, San Francisco, and Fresno — although they confiscated my husband’s favorite pocket knife in Fresno last year. She did take a second whack at the back of my leg (for no reason except that I had a wrinkle in my jeans) in San Francisco. And Milwaukee made me remove my cross, or turn it around to hang down my back.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 6:47:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A++++ excellent!


26 posted on 07/30/2012 6:49:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Honorary Serb

A+++ didn’t see more than a minute of Olympic coverage and the minute i did see was the end of the USA=France men’s basketball game yesterday AM and the attendant HUGS of the entire team by Michelle the OBams. made me HURL.


27 posted on 07/30/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

That’s fine, as is Fresca, but i will always opt for iced tea with splenda, iced water, or the flavored club soda instead of diet soda.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 6:55:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

so inflating her own boobs and prescibing herself meds excuses their negligence? hahaha!


29 posted on 07/30/2012 6:56:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

I noticed the women’s volleyball teams hug after every play. Men don’t do that.


30 posted on 07/30/2012 6:57:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

SG, i wanted to ask if during your visit you saw any Obama propaganda? xsteen had occasion to ride the subway this past weekend and said they had obamabots out registering voters at the Ballston metro stop wearing their Obamabot tshirts, and that there were billboards/signs in all the subway stations declaring Mitt Romney TOO EXTREME for VIRGINIA, bc he advocated overturing Roe v. Wade. She said the signs were everywhere, and that was the only issue that was featured.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 6:59:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

SG, i wanted to ask if during your visit you saw any Obama propaganda? xsteen had occasion to ride the subway this past weekend and said they had obamabots out registering voters at the Ballston metro stop wearing their Obamabot tshirts, and that there were billboards/signs in all the subway stations declaring Mitt Romney TOO EXTREME for VIRGINIA, bc he advocated overturing Roe v. Wade. She said the signs were everywhere, and that was the only issue that was featured.
We parked right in front of the Republican HQ of Nassau Co. in Ferdandina Beatch one day, and xsbaby was all set to go in and tell them she was one of their counterparts from Fairfax CO VA, but they had moved and there were only workman inside.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

I did twice last week. The grilled chicken sandwich there is quite tasty.


33 posted on 07/30/2012 7:09:31 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

%%
[xs]momma said there’d be days like this, there’d be days like this, [xs]momma said...
%%


34 posted on 07/30/2012 7:30:08 AM PDT by mikrofon (Footle-in-mouth disease ;)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mikrofon

u r so cute/clever ; ) A+++


35 posted on 07/30/2012 7:35:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

We didn’t see a single political sign or person soliciting anywhere on or near Metro. We did see some anti-frackers, complete with signs, frizzy, unkempt hair, and Birks on Sat. pm, coming back from a protest somewhere. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean it was and how helpful everyone was.


36 posted on 07/30/2012 7:49:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Ew, yeccchhh!!!!


37 posted on 07/30/2012 7:51:12 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Wait, you missed Jordan Larson, and Destiny Hooker putting the beat down on South Korea?


38 posted on 07/30/2012 7:54:30 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Footle

I think it means something you step on like handle means something you pick up or hold. Makes sense, those French mushrooms called trifles being under foot in the ground.


39 posted on 07/30/2012 7:56:10 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hobbes1

not interested. not watching.


40 posted on 07/30/2012 8:08:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Hobbes hears a The Who?

‘Wont Get Footled again?!?!?!?’

Buck Farack 2012!


41 posted on 07/30/2012 8:11:19 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: hobbes1

and seriously as a black conservative tweeted yesterday, if your last name is Hooker, how in the world could you name your daughter DESTINY? excuse me, i think it may be DESTINEE. rme.


42 posted on 07/30/2012 8:12:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: hobbes1

So if Paul McCartney joined The Foo Fighters, they would be The Footles.


43 posted on 07/30/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

You probably didn’t venture too far into VA, prob not beyond Arlington Cemetary stop, and with VA being a pivotal state in the presidential eleciton, it’s seeing a lot of activity. Maryland as a blue state is irrelevant. and DC doesn’t vote, so...
Glad you had a good time and that people were nice to you. DC is an extremely clean city, it’s always more noticeable to us when we come back from somewhere else.


44 posted on 07/30/2012 8:15:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: hobbes1

A+++


45 posted on 07/30/2012 8:18:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Roflmao....I swear I actually said that out loud on Saturday.


46 posted on 07/30/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy; secret garden

You know I hate to be impolitic, but if you know SG was going to be in town you should have stayed home.

That’s as rude as routinely driving up I95 and not saying hi.

;)


47 posted on 07/30/2012 8:21:15 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

I think they would call that subtraction by addition....


48 posted on 07/30/2012 8:23:24 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

The South Korean chicks were doing a rub after the ass pat, like they were on a third date.

It was a little odd.


49 posted on 07/30/2012 8:26:53 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

I made that very same point on our last thread. And it’s “Destinee” like a Frenchie.

No truth to the rumor that her middle name is “Colon.”


50 posted on 07/30/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-88 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson