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Word for the Day, Monday, September 17, 2012-- persiflage
9/17/12 | xs

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".

persiflage; noun

. 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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

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 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 09/17/2012 5:30:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; sig226; IAGreywolf; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

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!?!?!?!


2 posted on 09/17/2012 5:33:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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 ; )


3 posted on 09/17/2012 5:35:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I just woke up and am listening to the persiflage on Fox and Friends.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 5:44:26 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: xsmommy

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


5 posted on 09/17/2012 5:49:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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’


6 posted on 09/17/2012 5:49:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I missed it but xshub said someone got one over on Gretchen. Posed as disillusioned obamabot.not on mediaite yet .


7 posted on 09/17/2012 5:50:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
The Politico is nothing but pernicious persiflage.
8 posted on 09/17/2012 6:15:57 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: xsmommy

Persiflage

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).


9 posted on 09/17/2012 6:16:12 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

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!


10 posted on 09/17/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A++++ I can’t take it any more!!!!


11 posted on 09/17/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
bigheadfred brings his persiflage to the visual world.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+++


13 posted on 09/17/2012 6:20:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

R&B artist Percy Sledge didn't treat his soul-rendering compositions with persiflage...

14 posted on 09/17/2012 6:21:08 AM PDT by mikrofon ("When A Man Loves A Woman")
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To: xsmommy

My favorite of his songs is “When a Man Loves a Woman.”


15 posted on 09/17/2012 6:22:15 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: xsmommy

My favorite of his songs is “When a Man Loves a Woman”...

Oh, wait, that’s Percy Sledge.

Never mind.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: NeoCaveman

I swear we are living in an alternative reality. A+++


17 posted on 09/17/2012 6:26:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist; xsmommy
Persiflage or did Obama and Hillary really send a gay ambassador to Libya? Would explain why they sodomized him. Good grief. Tone deaf? Hillbuz says so. ...and is Hill promoting gay events overseas? WTH is going on?
18 posted on 09/17/2012 6:28:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2932241/posts

Someone’s been reading Word for the Day. Billet-doux!


19 posted on 09/17/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Here's where the persiflage meets the road. Fergie smacks Lewis down for the brown noser he showed himself to be.
20 posted on 09/17/2012 6:42:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

If you want to really be outraged, consider that Valerie Jarrett has 6 SS agents around the clock.


21 posted on 09/17/2012 6:44:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
Someone’s been reading Word for the Day. Billet-doux!

Demand royalties! No justice, no Word for the Day.

22 posted on 09/17/2012 6:51:06 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: secret garden

6? good grief.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 6:52:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

She shouldn’t have ANY!!!


24 posted on 09/17/2012 6:53:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I pictured one or two of them escorting her to and from work, not an entire team with her 24/7.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 7:07:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

I swear we are living in an alternative reality. A+++


26 posted on 09/17/2012 7:19:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Haha - we just watched an episode of BA this weekend...


27 posted on 09/17/2012 7:22:13 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: theDentist

And Susan dimwit Rice expects us to believe it was am impromptu flare up? Good $&@)’n grief!


28 posted on 09/17/2012 7:24:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: bigheadfred

I’m retching!! A+++


29 posted on 09/17/2012 7:26:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

Ok the ear worms been planted! A +++


30 posted on 09/17/2012 7:27:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Which one?

Did you watch Boardwalk Empire last night?


31 posted on 09/17/2012 7:28:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

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.


32 posted on 09/17/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: NCLaw441; mikrofon

Im going to assume you didn’t look at Mik’s paper before submitting your HW ; ) A +++


33 posted on 09/17/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NCLaw441

Just to be safe we will have prof joe Biden come in to speak re; perils of plagiarism....


34 posted on 09/17/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
If eel like I'm taking CRAZY PILLS!!!
35 posted on 09/17/2012 7:35:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; Explorer
Allen West chooses NOT to engage in persiflage here.
36 posted on 09/17/2012 7:35:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

If eel?


37 posted on 09/17/2012 7:37:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Lemme guess tomorrow will be panegyrics... ; ) A +++


38 posted on 09/17/2012 7:37:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Saw that earlier,how ridic these leftists are. a ++++


39 posted on 09/17/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; tioga

Wait, she IS the de facto president....


40 posted on 09/17/2012 7:39:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

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.


41 posted on 09/17/2012 7:42:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Next you’ll be giving her grief about the baby cheeses.


42 posted on 09/17/2012 7:43:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

In a rational and sane world it would give hope!


43 posted on 09/17/2012 7:44:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Just teasing. It was a funny typo.


44 posted on 09/17/2012 7:44:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


45 posted on 09/17/2012 7:55:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

and he was a white guy!


46 posted on 09/17/2012 7:56:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
another story... the show we went to see was called Gigantes3 Marc Anthony [JLos ex], chayanne, and Marco Antonio Solis[xshub said, i wonder if he's related to HILDA?? ROR!] It was great. Of course we were the only gringos in the joint. It was at the Mandalay Bay and basically looked like a slightly smaller verizon Center. PACKED, every seat taken. Gigantes=GIANTS, and those three are giants in the latin music biz. Boy do latinos put on a show. Started a half hour late, but Marc Anthony did a solid hour, as did Chayanee, and then after about 20 min of the Marco Antonio Solis guy it was 11 pm and we were dead [were up most mornings at 4am bc of the time diff]so we left before the finale which was the three of them singing together. The woman next to xshub was chatting him up, i LMAO. She asked him where are you from. Now maybe you would have answered the same way as xshub being a gringo, he said DC. She asked where I was from and he said, "We're married!" meaning she's from DC too. but if a latin asks you where you are from, they mean COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, not city you live in. So she was basically saying, ok, one of the two of you has to be hispanic if you are at this concert so which one of you is it?? LOL!various flags were being waved at the concert, mexico, venezuela etc. She was Venezuelan. she kept telling him various facts throughout, it was pretty funny. i let him deal with her! she actually lives in Salt Lake City, and traveled to LV for this concert, which was just HUGE for the latino population.
47 posted on 09/17/2012 8:06:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga

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.


48 posted on 09/17/2012 8:11:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

shhh, she just took the crazy pills...


49 posted on 09/17/2012 8:21:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

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...


50 posted on 09/17/2012 8:38:59 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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