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Word for the Day, Monday, August 20, 2012-- rantipole
8/2-/12 | xs

Posted on 08/20/2012 4:47:16 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 8/20/12

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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".

rantipole; adj, noun and verb

n. 1. A wild, romping young person. a. 1. Wild; roving; rakish. v. i. 1. To act like a rantipole. She used to rantipole about the house. - Arbuthnot.

Etymology: When in Great Expectations Charles Dickens has Pip’s ill-tempered older sister refer to him as “young Rantipole”, his readers would have known it was not a compliment. It actually refer to somebody who is wild, disorderly, rakish, ill-behaved or reckless. At the end of the nineteenth century, Dr E Cobham Brewer, the first editor of the Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, remarked that “The late Emperor Napoleon III was called Rantipole, for his escapades at Strasbourg and Boulogne. In 1852 I myself saw a man commanded by the police to leave Paris within twenty-four hours for calling his dog Rantipole.” Pip and Mrs Havisham, from the 1862 edition of Great Expectations Unlike Dr Brewer, we do not believe that the word derives from the Dutch randten, to be in a state of idiocy or insanity, though it is accepted that the second half is poll, meaning the head. It is now thought the first part is from rant (or possibly the English dialect ranty, “riotous” or “wildly excited”) and that the whole is a fanciful creation by some unknown person around 1700. It was equally well known in North America (Noah Webster had the noun and verb in his dictionary of 1806) and it appears in several works by Washington Irving, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: “This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for the object of his uncouth gallantries, and though his amorous toyings were something like the gentle caresses and endearments of a bear, yet it was whispered that she did not altogether discourage his hopes.” Captain Francis Grose noted in his Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811) that to ride rantipole was the same as riding St George. This turns out to be a reference to sex with the woman on top, which Grose notes was "said to be the way to get a bishop".

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The Occupy movement is a group of leftwing rantipoles.

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!)
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1 posted on 08/20/2012 4:47:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

morning.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 4:48:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A rantipole is what a horny young girl dances around.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 4:56:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Although I locked my house securely before moving out, the local youts managed to rantipole through it .


4 posted on 08/20/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave

enough about your wet dreams, turn in some homework ; )


5 posted on 08/20/2012 5:00:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

A+++, yes this word puts me in mind of those roving mobs terrorizing Walmarts and 711s etc.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 5:01:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RikaStrom; TheGrimReaper

Guess What? my bro and SIL are moving to Houston! my bro was offered a VP position with his company down there, and after prayerful consideration they have decided to go ahead with it. Two of the kids are still in college in OH, but the oldest is married and living there which will give them a homebase to operate from. So i will prob be visiting at some point in the next year so look out, i’m coming!


7 posted on 08/20/2012 5:07:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I don't think these idiotic rantipoles will actually be attending classes this semester.
8 posted on 08/20/2012 5:08:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

A couple of rantiPoles

9 posted on 08/20/2012 5:10:37 AM PDT by mikrofon (Na Zdrowie!)
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To: xsmommy

The Lithuanian runner rantipole and and back as part of his Olympic training.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 5:11:12 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: xsmommy

They give barbarians a bad name.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 5:11:12 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

I hope they like traffic! ;-)

Houston does have a lot of economic activity and you can always move out a little further and find reasonable housing.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 5:13:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

(Not) Rantipoles

13 posted on 08/20/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT by mikrofon (Czech Mates)
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To: SoothingDave

They lived in Katy for several years about 20 years ago. Petroleum engineers are always going to cycle through Houston at some point. Also, Melanie, the engineer child, did several co-ops with GE down in Houston over the past two years and they moved her down and back and visited her while she was there. They are pretty conversant with Houston. I told them i was happy to have TX to visit again, but that i really did prefer Dallas to Houston, but i’d make do ; )


14 posted on 08/20/2012 5:22:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Guess not!!! A+++


15 posted on 08/20/2012 5:23:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
SUV rantipole


16 posted on 08/20/2012 5:24:21 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: mikrofon

spoken like a true polack! A+++ and an extra polski +


17 posted on 08/20/2012 5:24:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

ranticzechs?


18 posted on 08/20/2012 5:26:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hoodat

A+++ love the Lithuanians!


19 posted on 08/20/2012 5:26:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Ezekiel

SUV run amok! A+++


20 posted on 08/20/2012 5:27:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

If I had to look elsewhere for work for some reason, Houston is probably where I’d end up. Lots of energy-related companies.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 5:27:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
... which Grose notes was "said to be the way to get a bishop"

I really don't understand how that is supposed to help my chess game.

22 posted on 08/20/2012 5:31:20 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: xsmommy
Clearly this has to be the idea of a rantipole.
23 posted on 08/20/2012 5:42:27 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

he’s about 10 yrs out from retirement. hopefully he can stick it out with this company (he worked for a zillion years for Halliburton before moving to his current company which was then bought out by the Houston firm that has offered him this VP slot, not like he’s a gadfly going from job to job LOL!). They didn’t want to live in OH in retirement, and they liked TX while there. my bro has traveled there a lot over the years and knows it well. They may have trouble selling the house in Warren, i doubt real estate is moving fast there.


24 posted on 08/20/2012 5:42:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We have just driven from Wisconsin to California — 3 hard days of 900 miles per day — and I’m not rantipoling around this AM. I can barely open my eyes.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 6:26:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

They don’t like snow?


26 posted on 08/20/2012 6:27:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

you need to rest up!! A+++


27 posted on 08/20/2012 6:37:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Once you get older, who wants to shovel snow?


28 posted on 08/20/2012 6:38:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

not so much that as Warren is just not a booming area. I do feel like i want to say they dang well need to VOTE in OH before they move bc OH needs those two R votes way more than TX does!


29 posted on 08/20/2012 6:38:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

No. That’s a Hobbsipole. That would make her a rantipole.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 6:48:41 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

Ive never heard you use lookout as an antecedent to that phrase.....


31 posted on 08/20/2012 6:51:34 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

You know you were just asking for it with your post about hockey players and their dogs? I refrained.


32 posted on 08/20/2012 6:51:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

what was i asking for??


33 posted on 08/20/2012 6:55:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

No rest for me. Have to sign contracts for Mom into an assisted living center and then take her from rehab to get her hearing aids either adjusted, fixed, or returned. And then we commence the move. All the while, she is kicking and screaming that she doesn’t want to go to assisted living. It’s a lot like dealing with a recalcitrant teen ager. She will by 99 tomorrow. My oldest son will arrive on Thursday to pick up her car for my granddaughter. Lots of schedules to meet. Change the phone. Set up the apartment. Mover her in. Hope she likes it. Keep smile on face. And it’s 101 degrees here today.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 6:56:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s lamentable that you have to deal with the difficulties. my best friend was rather lucky. they moved her mom into assisted living, from her apt in the same complex, at her mother’s request. she was very worried she would fall or something. She turned 90 this past year.


35 posted on 08/20/2012 6:59:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She will BE 99 tomorrow. And we are going to MOVE her in. I am tired!


36 posted on 08/20/2012 6:59:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

To God’s ear:

May Barack Insane Obama rantipole like a stripper on a sugar high after his historic 50-state loss on November 6th.


37 posted on 08/20/2012 7:02:06 AM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: xsmommy

Oh wow! They will love the housing market but hate the heat in the summer. Tell them to find a house with a pool - and if they need any advice on areas to live I will be happy to offer my biased opinion!


38 posted on 08/20/2012 7:05:07 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

My mom DID fall at home in May and broke her leg. Through the miracle of modern medicine, they put a rod in the leg and got her back on her feet. But, her Xrays look like swiss cheese, according to the medical professionals who have seen them. She just cannot live alone any more. She won’t come to Wisconsin, so there is no other choice. We found a wonderful place for her, but she is apprehensive.

Go to http://cottonwoodfresno.com/ for a peek. Everyone who has seen this web site want to know when THEY can move in. Her retirement income plus some savings will cover her there. It’s a win/win situation.


39 posted on 08/20/2012 7:09:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

A crude comment.

You asked what was better than hockey players and their dogs.

Maybe something like “beach volleyball players and their felines.”


40 posted on 08/20/2012 7:09:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: MortMan

YES!! A+++


41 posted on 08/20/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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Oh that’s right - I forgot they used to live in Katy - did I mention to you that I heard one of the big Petroleum firms (like Exxon maybe?) was closing their location in Fairfax and building a 10,000 person office headquarters in north Houston? I was thinking of the influx of folks from your area when that opens


42 posted on 08/20/2012 7:12:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Long time no see! How are you doing?


43 posted on 08/20/2012 7:16:49 AM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RikaStrom; TheGrimReaper
So i will prob be visiting at some point in the next year so look out, i’m coming!

And we'll be happy to see you, although pick a nice "cool" month to visit. :-)

44 posted on 08/20/2012 7:20:16 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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Hi Rika! Good point - I don’t go outside of the air conditioning unless I have to in the summer! lol


45 posted on 08/20/2012 7:25:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Some on the left love to rantipole
Don’t work, just complain of the scanty dole
Using food stamps for liquor
They rave, shout and snicker
Before crawling back to their shanty hole


46 posted on 08/20/2012 7:31:41 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

We’ve been able to sleep with the windows open most days this past week.


47 posted on 08/20/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i know exactly where that facility is, it’s 2 miles from my house. we passed it on the way home from church yesterday and i actually mentioned it to xshub. i did not realize they were moving back to Houston. i think my neighbors both work for Exxon, not sure where their ofc is. no for sale sign in front of their house. they are both dr/scientist types.


48 posted on 08/20/2012 7:36:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MortMan

i’m great, how are you doing? you haven’t been to class in FOREVER!


49 posted on 08/20/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom

my SIL and i were reminiscing about the last time we visited them in Katy. it was March, it rained all week, xsboy was 17 mo old and xsteen was 4 1/2, and i went alone, bc xshub was in Australia on business and i couldn’t cope with the idea of 10 days at home alone with them. so i hauled them on the plane and we went down there and when we came back there was 20 inches of snow, and i carried xsboy up the front steps and the nice foreign cabdriver had to carry xsteen up there for me! no one was home to shovel, obviously!


50 posted on 08/20/2012 7:41:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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