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Word for the Day, Tuesday September 25, 2012

Posted on 09/25/2012 4:11:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, September 25, 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".

kvetch [kvech]

-vi

to complain, especially chronically.

[1960–65, Americanism ; < Yiddish kvetshn literally, to squeeze, pinch; compare Middle High German, German quetschen]


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1 posted on 09/25/2012 4:11:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Kvetch and kvell.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 4:13:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Hola


3 posted on 09/25/2012 4:22:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Ann Coulter was kvetching about Chrissy Matthews just now on Fox and Friends. Claims the FPL is a racist because there was NO ONE at his son’s wedding who was black. Not one, yet he calls every Republican a racist. Where are his black friends, certainly not invited to his son’s wedding.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 4:23:05 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

oh i need to see wedding photos, want to see what Caroline looks like now. She’s the little sis.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 4:25:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
no wedding pix but family pix. Ok so this was the one in Africa, because AIDS in africa was always a huge charity thing at Visitation because of him. the other brother is an "actor"....
6 posted on 09/25/2012 4:34:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
There will be kvetching all season about how the idiot ref raised his hands inappropriately and decided the outcome of this game.
7 posted on 09/25/2012 4:35:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I’m still aghast that after the replay, they decided it was a TD for Seattle. Tate clearly should have been flagged for pass interference and having one arm touching a ball that is clutched to Jennings chest, the one who caught and brought down the ball in an obvious interception, is NOT simultaneous possession.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 4:42:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I don’t know where she saw the pics, but she mentioned pics of the entire church with no blacks in sight.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 4:42:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Typical limousine liberal, all talk and blatherskite.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 4:43:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

While trying to teach the word “kvetch” to some friends of the non-Jewish persuasion, I was surprised to discover how much difficulty they encountered in keeping the pronunciation to one syllable. Most of them would say “ka-vetch,” unable to mouth the K and the V simultaneously. Is that universal among Gentiles, or am I surrounded by linguistically impaired friends?


11 posted on 09/25/2012 4:51:48 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: SoothingDave
kvetch

A kind of Yiddish tomato sauce called kvetch up when it proves impossible to keep down.

12 posted on 09/25/2012 4:56:45 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SoothingDave
muslims won't kvetch about a pork/bacon shortage.
13 posted on 09/25/2012 5:01:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Barack loves to cavil and kvetch
Mainstream lapdogs jump when he says, “fetch”
But his words have no meaning
Save to hide Commie leaning
To the right, he’s an SNL sketch


14 posted on 09/25/2012 5:01:24 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; tioga

Chrissy loves the tingle
But hates to mingle


15 posted on 09/25/2012 5:04:33 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
OMG the bed intruder has moved to Washington state!! go and tell THAT, homeboy!
16 posted on 09/25/2012 5:09:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

The officiating is just horrible. The final two drives by the Ravens Sunday night were aided by phantom defensive holding calls.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 5:10:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Instead of Kvetching about Romney’s Religion, let’s just get RID of You-Know-Who.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 5:10:54 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy
America's school kids are already hungry.......MO better watch her step, they are on to her stingy ways. Ways for thee and not for me, as she would say.
19 posted on 09/25/2012 5:12:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
LUDICROUS!!!!!!!!!!
20 posted on 09/25/2012 5:18:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Huh. My Nascar fan friends are NOT Obama fans. Neither are my monster truck fans. They never were.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 5:33:10 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

NONE OF IT MAKES ANY SENSE AT ALL. can’t possibly be true. we are down the rabbit hole and through the lookingglass.


22 posted on 09/25/2012 5:36:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

oh, it makes sense when you assume they are lying.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 5:53:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I pick up my new-to-me Toyota Highlander tonight. Cannot wait.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 6:00:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
Click the word of the day....

Now you can read about how Hitlery is kvetching that the rich of the world are not paying enough in taxes.

25 posted on 09/25/2012 6:00:33 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: tioga

oh congrats, i bet you love it! i do love my highlander. even when i had to have the car serviced last week, i turned my nose up at the Corolla and Camry in favor of a Rav4, when they gave me a loaner. i just cannot stand to ride in a car any more, feels like my butt is dragging on the ground. need to be up higher to feel i can see comfortably.


26 posted on 09/25/2012 6:02:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

what color?


27 posted on 09/25/2012 6:03:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: thingumbob

and if you mention Hillary i simply MUST kvetch about her HAIR again. last night i caught a glimpse and screamed aloud again. Hillary, WHO is telling you that hair that length looks GOOD on you????


28 posted on 09/25/2012 6:04:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
OMG this looks fantastic for her!

Hillary! go back to this, you look good here!!

29 posted on 09/25/2012 6:09:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

2009 that was. seriously, i have never seen her look this good since.


30 posted on 09/25/2012 6:11:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Hillary, WHO is telling you that hair that length looks GOOD on you????

I think I finally figured that one out....It covers her haggard old face and multiple chins from the side profile.....

31 posted on 09/25/2012 6:12:10 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SoothingDave

Secret Garden thinks she’s aghast at the Seahawk/Packer call, the kvetching in Wisconsin is all over the airwaves. I couldn’t believe it! Nobody is talking about anything else.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 6:14:06 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

All you folks riding high in your SUVs are making it harder for me to see in my Caddy.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 6:18:22 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: afraidfortherepublic

get up off the dang ground!


34 posted on 09/25/2012 6:20:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
The kvetching of the elite punditocracy is driving me crazy. We don't need them.
35 posted on 09/25/2012 6:24:36 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Try getting people to pronounce athlete in 2 syllables. Same thing.


36 posted on 09/25/2012 7:05:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Not only that, but allowing them to sack your QB eight times! Come on O-Line, where were you?


37 posted on 09/25/2012 7:09:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; tioga; secret garden; NicknamedBob

If you don’t complain about the hospital room temperature, do you kvetch cold and never get kvell?


38 posted on 09/25/2012 7:22:44 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

I do like that money guy on Fox- Neil Kvuto


39 posted on 09/25/2012 7:24:59 AM PDT by mikrofon (He must be Jewish, right? ;-)
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To: SoothingDave

40 posted on 09/25/2012 7:33:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy

We tested a Rav4 and a Highlander. The Rav4 is weaker on the hills and we live atop a good sized hill. It’s all about the power.

And the higher SUVs allow my lousy knees and bad back easier access to my butt hitting the seat. I am VERY excited. Saturday morning I got up, planned to run some errands, when DH asks what am I doing today. When he told me his plan to go test drive my dream car, ie SUV, I jumped at it. We tested two at one dealer, then DH called his mechanic and he recommended another dealer. We went there and it was love at first sight. It’s a smoky blue with a tan interior. Cloth seats, not a lot of extras, but it’s solid. I forgot to check if it had power doors, but it has powered locks, windows and seat adjustment. Only saw it and drove it Saturday. Pick up is tonight. I need to get it equipped with an automatic starter before winter.

Don’t forget that I am retired and lucky to be getting a new-to-me car. It’s a 2007, and dang cheap at that. The dealer does not haggle, he prices his vehicles to sell. Most go within 24-48 hours of hitting the lot. He moves volumes of them on that tiny lot. Southern cars, which we all want up here in the frozen tundra.


41 posted on 09/25/2012 8:10:04 AM PDT by tioga
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you will love it! xsteen has a Rav and i like it, but prefer something a little bigger, which the highlander is. Our driveway is a Toyota lot: xshub has the 4runner and xsboy the FJcruiser.


42 posted on 09/25/2012 8:13:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Once you get up in an SUV, you don’t want to go back down to a sedan again. That’s for sure.


43 posted on 09/25/2012 8:18:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

My junker is a 1996 Avalon with 230,000+ miles on it. DH drives a much newer Lexus. We haven’t bought brand new cars in many years. Just one sacrifice we made years ago due to the economy. Couldn’t justify it. The key is to have a great mechanic, which we do. Neither one has ever broken down on us. Toyotas run forever.


44 posted on 09/25/2012 8:23:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

That is the one of the funniest parodies I’ve ever seen, and true-should be a commercial seen on every cable network.


45 posted on 09/25/2012 8:23:24 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: SoothingDave

I do still miss my Caravan. I loved that one, bought it brand new. When it died we switched to Toyotas and never looked back.


46 posted on 09/25/2012 8:26:51 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5

There have been news stories from across the country about the new stingy calorie meals being forced on schools. Total grass roots from the kids themselves. Boycotts galore. Kids are packing their lunches to get enough food for the day.


47 posted on 09/25/2012 8:31:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I’m tired of the driveby media with
Their shrill and constant kvetching-
I press “mute” in 60 seeconds
Just to keep myself from retching

I’m tired of the Obama worship and
All the inane, halfassed excuses-
The apologies to lunatic “leaders”
And the nausea that it induces

If anyone needs a fool-proof diet-
Just listen to the media squall
You’ll lose pounds-and appetite
With absolutely no effort at all


48 posted on 09/25/2012 8:44:04 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: SoothingDave

Kvetch can also be used as a noun as in “So-and-so is a kvetch.”


49 posted on 09/25/2012 8:45:18 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: tioga

I’ve seen the kid-led boycotts on the news, and good for them-lunch made at home is better anyway, because you know where that food came from. The schools shouldn’t feed growing kids sugar and empty carbs, but just feeding them a tiny portion of meat, veggies and tofu isn’t the answer either-they are not full-grown adults.


50 posted on 09/25/2012 8:53:54 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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