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Word for the Day, Tuesday September 11, 2012

Posted on 09/11/2012 5:03:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, September 11, 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".

billet-doux [bil-ey-doo, bil-ee-; Fr. bee-yey-doo]

-n

a love letter.

[ 1665–75; < French: literally, sweet note. See billet1 , douce ]


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1 posted on 09/11/2012 5:03:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Remember yesterday?
Walking hand-in-hand?
Billet-doux in the sand
I remember you


2 posted on 09/11/2012 5:04:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Good morning. 61 degrees here.... but heat comes back tonight.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 5:24:21 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

In under 10?


4 posted on 09/11/2012 5:26:39 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SoothingDave

Skid Row.

For a second there I thought it was Poison.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:41 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

A billet-doux,
And balley-hoo,
Will often result,
In a belay due.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:57 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Clint Eastwood has been invited to chair the next Republican Convention Committee.)
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To: SoothingDave
When my spouse has to travel out of town, I always hide a billet-doux in the clothing that is packed for the trip.

PS...I'm not making this up...I actually do this.

7 posted on 09/11/2012 5:34:45 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave; neverdem; narses

After Jimmy Carter’s brother brought out his beer (and Hillary’s brother sold her White House position for pardons and paroles ), one begins to see how poorly the democrats actually billet-doux when they try capitalism, rather than cronyism and corruption.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 5:34:55 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave
billet-doux: a complex dance maneuver involving classical music, a milling machine, and the consumption of prunes.
9 posted on 09/11/2012 5:45:01 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: SoothingDave
billet-doux: a complex dance maneuver involving classical music, a milling machine, and the consumption of prunes.
10 posted on 09/11/2012 5:45:01 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: SoothingDave
billet-doux: a complex dance maneuver involving classical music, a milling machine, and the consumption of prunes.
11 posted on 09/11/2012 5:45:20 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: SoothingDave
billet-doux: a complex dance maneuver involving classical music, a milling machine, and the consumption of prunes.
12 posted on 09/11/2012 5:45:20 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: SoothingDave
It's not a billet-doux that the American public is writing Obama, it's a dear John letter. The spat of negative books on Obama are flooding the best seller lists, and some are even published by liberals. Next week Bob Woodward's book comes out. Seems to me, things are turning sour for the onceWon.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 5:48:17 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: SoothingDave

The air is full of remembrances of the horric scenes of 9-11 today. During the course of the morning they will start reading the billet-doux that were left from victims to loved ones. I’ve already read one.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 5:48:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SoothingDave
The recent batch of polls was nothing more than a billet-doux to the Pres__ent
15 posted on 09/11/2012 6:02:25 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: thingumbob

that is a very sweet thing to do!


16 posted on 09/11/2012 6:03:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
These lovlies are awaiting a billet-doux from Rahm


17 posted on 09/11/2012 6:23:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Clinton at the DNC, a billet-doux
But how much good did Billy do?
The dems love him wicked
But he ain’t on the ticket
Nor is his wife, that shrilly shrew


18 posted on 09/11/2012 6:24:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: xsmommy
Ya......my spouse likes it too!

I try to find a new hiding place everytime. The shoe one was weird and I've even folded it up and stuck into the cap of traveling toiletries.

In truth I only missed doing it once and it was this past year. I was having health issues and a surgery that I was recovering from, so I think the spouse wasn't even realizing I forgot anyway.

19 posted on 09/11/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy

No wonder the kids don’t learn in Chicago....yikes. Could you face those broads every morning and learn? Scary.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 6:35:30 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

Good One....LOL!


21 posted on 09/11/2012 6:36:17 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: tioga
Actually I was thinking Halloween came early to Chicago this year...

Wonder where they parked their brooms....

...and will they still be there when they go to retrieve them?

Wait, thats from the convention...

Oh....

Here the one....


22 posted on 09/11/2012 6:48:29 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SoothingDave

Perhaps I’ve sent Mary Lou Retton a billet doux toux many? After the last one, her lawyers said they’ll start enforcing the restraining order if I do not cease and desist. Some people...


23 posted on 09/11/2012 7:13:29 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

i totes believe you’ve done that....


24 posted on 09/11/2012 7:34:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Working on a billet-doux, with the radio on.
25 posted on 09/11/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

While these big chicks are off, maybe they can hit the gym.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

like a ton of bricks ROR!


27 posted on 09/11/2012 8:02:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; SoothingDave
PSA....
28 posted on 09/11/2012 8:03:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Although Joe Biden be a doo-doo, he gets many a billet-doux from the Dem faithful...


29 posted on 09/11/2012 8:46:38 AM PDT by mikrofon (Always Remember 9-11)
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To: xsmommy

Maybe potheads are meticulous about self-examination?


30 posted on 09/11/2012 9:27:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

Those angry harridans in xs’s post might consider looking in a full length mirror-they could afford to miss a few meals. That sort of takes the relevance out of their poor, starving teachers’ rant...

Rahm of Chicago is getting
The reward for his loyalty-
Angry teachers union members
As far as the eye can see

Obama must have been angry
And dropped the other shoe-
He threw Rham to the lions
Without even a billet-doux

With Ryan an odd supporter
Chicago’s mayor will find
Politics brings weird allies
If you’re dissed by Obama’s kind


31 posted on 09/11/2012 9:35:15 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: thingumbob

I actually love that movie, their politics might scare me though.


32 posted on 09/11/2012 9:35:15 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga; xsmommy; SoothingDave

My contractor compadre and I were talking earlier about where we were, and what brought the point home first about what had just happened on 9-11. We agreed that it was the complete and eerie silence at the jobsite we were working on. The location was off all main roads, but it was smack in the middle of the flight pattern of LAFB, so there was always the noise of military planes overhead before.

With just the sound of the wind and birds, it was like the world had ended-we turned down the radio, and were talking in whispers about how we were suddenly at war, because thousands had likely been murdered. The workers who were reservists were already planning for the return to active duty and deployment. We must never, ever forget that day.


33 posted on 09/11/2012 10:04:41 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

We have children growing into their teen years with no idea what happened. I am going to pull out my DVD of that day and play the early parts of the planes hitting buildings as they have no chance to see it on TV today. RME They need to know what our history is.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 10:13:20 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: Texan5

i was at work at my desk and read about it as it was happening, on FR. by the time the second plane hit, i knew i was going to go and get my kids from school. luckily at that stage they were all at st james together in one place. didn’t wait for dispensation to go by anyone at work, i just booked it out of there, and was able to beat the throngs. Most of the bridges were closed, i think i got all the way to the Theodore Roosevelt before i could cross to VA. there was talk about Shanksville at that point, which they were describing as near Pittsburgh. My dad was still alive and i was worried exactly where that plane had gone down.


35 posted on 09/11/2012 10:14:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
I love it too....not to scary for the little ones....

They're not so little anymore, the first son just started College this year....an Engineering Student at Auburn.....we're so proud of him.

So we'll just have to save that movie for the future grandchildren a decade or so from now.

36 posted on 09/11/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: tioga; SoothingDave

xsbaby just emailed to ask if she could skip school to work the Romney/Ryan rally on Thursday in Fairfax very near our house. i am going to Las Vegas with xshub, so i said the only way i would permit it is if one of the campaign peeps she works with could come get her and bring her back home afterward. xsteen is in charge of getting her to and from school in my absence, and will have to take leave in order to pick her up, so this would obviate one day of that. heck, i would take off work to go if i was going to be home, my own self. if i’m not mistaken, it’s the same location where xshub went to see Palin when she was first nominated.


37 posted on 09/11/2012 10:57:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That is scary-you were so much closer to the strikes than those of us here to the south.


38 posted on 09/11/2012 11:07:12 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

something i think about often is the fact that my building sits over a tunnel, and we are on the very first floor. a truck bomb under there and that’s all she wrote.


39 posted on 09/11/2012 11:14:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

That is so true-and without video evidence, no one would ever believe that democrats in congress mananged to behave like decent human beings, participating in a show of solidarity, even if it was only for a couple of days. Maybe the videos of that day should be aired every time they act out like spoiled children.


40 posted on 09/11/2012 11:23:20 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

I would not be able to stop thinking about that, every day I was at work there. I hope the security there is the best available anywhere.


41 posted on 09/11/2012 11:26:24 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Is it Romney or Ryan or both appearing? Very cool for her.


42 posted on 09/11/2012 11:37:36 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga; xsmommy

Oooh-Rham just sniped at Paul Ryan-talk about snapping at the hand that reaches out-he pretty much said screw everybody and let me do this myself. He is now being compared (badly) to the Gov of Wisconsin and Ronald Reagan in similar situations. Be careful what you wish for...


43 posted on 09/11/2012 11:59:38 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

Both.


44 posted on 09/11/2012 12:06:03 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Very, very cool!


45 posted on 09/11/2012 12:07:43 PM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: Texan5; xsmommy; SoothingDave
What a sentence.
46 posted on 09/11/2012 1:33:57 PM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

That is absolutely hysterical-more so because it is true!


47 posted on 09/11/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

I played it several times and laughed all the way through it every time.


48 posted on 09/11/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: Texan5; SoothingDave
OMG........STREAKER!
49 posted on 09/11/2012 4:59:28 PM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

Embassy attacks, high gas prices, lousy economy, and now streakers......are we sure this isn’t a time warp and Carter is still prez?


50 posted on 09/11/2012 5:44:50 PM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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