Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, September 17, 2012-- persiflage
Posted on 09/17/2012 5:30:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 9/17/12
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".
. light, bantering talk or writing. 2. a frivolous or flippant style of treating a subject.
Etymology: 1757, from Fr. persiflage, from persifler "to banter," from L. per- "through" + Fr. siffler "to whistle, hiss," from collateral form of L. sibilare "to hiss," possibly of imitative origin.
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
I pray this is true. The absolutely ridiculous persiflage that goes on by the MSM in purporting to cover Obama makes my blood boil! how can they be permitted to get away with this?? yes, new media is covering it, but the great American unwashed still gets their news from the MSM, and it's an abomination!
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!
I am beyond agitated about the media and what they are permitted to get away with. A CNN reporter on twitter, tweeted a link to an obama FUNDRAISING SITE. soliciting $ support for him!?!?!?!
i am headed to the Toyota dealer where i will be parked waiting for my highlander to be fixed. The driver side window is completely off track and will no longer close. It’s cold and supposed to be rainy this week so i have to sit there and wait til it’s done. They have free wifi though so i will be grading homework, don’t worry ; )
I just woke up and am listening to the persiflage on Fox and Friends.
Barack’s moronic entourage
Of left-wing press tries camouflage
“Everything ‘O’ is just groovy
They’re not mad at him, it’s the movie”
Just repartee and badinage
Analysis by persiflage
Mr Pants: You’ve really worked out your banter, haven’t you?
Edmund: No, not really. This is a different thing. It’s spontaneous and it’s called `wit’
I missed it but xshub said someone got one over on Gretchen. Posed as disillusioned obamabot.not on mediaite yet .
In between reprogramming pacemakers at the county home the guys from the garage engaged in some persiflage with the old folks and installed a combat video game in Squire Morris.
He bantered down the fire door and is thought to be living in a nearby woods with a concur (that’s a dog that’s been in prison).
The persiflage treatment of the death of our Ambassador as ‘just one of those things as he knew he was in a dangerous place’ irritates the hell out of me. No matter the Party in the WH, this is an Ambassador, and for him to be without protection at any time (allegations of no bullets in the Marines guns) shoudl demand a f***ing criminal investigation!
A++++ I can’t take it any more!!!!
R&B artist Percy Sledge didn't treat his soul-rendering compositions with persiflage...
My favorite of his songs is “When a Man Loves a Woman.”
My favorite of his songs is “When a Man Loves a Woman”...
Oh, wait, that’s Percy Sledge.
I swear we are living in an alternative reality. A+++
Someone’s been reading Word for the Day. Billet-doux!
If you want to really be outraged, consider that Valerie Jarrett has 6 SS agents around the clock.
Demand royalties! No justice, no Word for the Day.
6? good grief.
She shouldn’t have ANY!!!
I pictured one or two of them escorting her to and from work, not an entire team with her 24/7.
I swear we are living in an alternative reality. A+++
Haha - we just watched an episode of BA this weekend...
And Susan dimwit Rice expects us to believe it was am impromptu flare up? Good $&@)’n grief!
I’m retching!! A+++
Ok the ear worms been planted! A +++
Did you watch Boardwalk Empire last night?
As sad as all of this upheaval in the ME is, I am a little hopeful this could work in our favor with Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif now openly saying bammers is FOS with his claim that this was spontaneous, and Netanyahu asking American Jews to elect a President who will stand with Israel.
Im going to assume you didn’t look at Mik’s paper before submitting your HW ; ) A +++
Just to be safe we will have prof joe Biden come in to speak re; perils of plagiarism....
Lemme guess tomorrow will be panegyrics... ; ) A +++
Saw that earlier,how ridic these leftists are. a ++++
Wait, she IS the de facto president....
I’m on the iPad at the dang car dealer and you’re up my @$$ about a typo? They’re giving me a loaner since part won’t be here til 2.
Next you’ll be giving her grief about the baby cheeses.
In a rational and sane world it would give hope!
Just teasing. It was a funny typo.
i know : ) i have myriad Vegas stories to tell. Get this... i was in a cab coming back from shopping at a diff hotel and i always chat up the cabdrivers. Always start with how is the economy doing etc. I asked the guy if he was from LV, and he said, yeah, basically. Asked where i was from and i said well i live in Northern VA-DC suburbs but originally from PGH, he said no kidding, so am i! i said well i could have sworn i heard the accent, but didn’t say anything bc you had just said you were from Vegas. It was so wild! he said he was from the city, went to Wilkinsburg HS, i said oh i went to a FARM SCHOOL and he guess Kiski Area. I said hey, there were always BRAWLS when we played you guys in football, we were foothills champions when i was there. He couldn’t believe i remembered the division, i said, hey, we got a day off school the year we won. He graduated 1973, and i said i graduated 1974. He moved to Vegas in 1980. He said off all the cabs you could’ve gotten into, you got into mine. Said i made his day etc. Pittsburghers are the best! He did have lib politics though, he wouldn’t go down that road with me bc of course they are always angling for the tip.
and he was a white guy!
last story. now that i am at the PC it’s easier to type all of this out! when i was at the spa waiting for the facial on Thursday, i had gone over to the Bellagio to have it done. it is an enormous spa and was very busy. They always take you to like a “meditation” type room before your treatment for relaxation etc. Normally it is very quiet with falling water sound effects and aromatherapy. this room was jammed and i got the last available seat, which was next to the tv [VERY odd to have a tv in one of these] The Tv was on FOX NEWS! that was a shock in and of itself. so there was a group of 4 women near me chatting, i saw them looking at the tv etc. They came and called 3 of them for their treatment and the one next to me was left. she and i started talking, turns out she was from CO and conservative! i said i figured you guys must be conservatives bc i saw you LOOKING at Fox news. a lib would not have. She commented how she was astounded it was even on Fox news! She could have been a freeper, she was so knowledgeable and on point about everything, said CO is about 50-50%and she said she feels like we are obligated to talk to people to try to convince others, but that some people are just so UGLY about it, and i said, well only their side jumps ugly when you talk politics, and she agreed. So that was a nice experience.
shhh, she just took the crazy pills...
I was happy to see that someone had the same thought as I did. I didn’t see theirs until after my post...
Of course, that’s just what Biden would have said, too...