Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, November 26-- tantivy
Posted on 11/26/2012 6:06:41 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 11/26/12
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".
adv 1. at full speed; rapidly
n , -tivies 2. a hunting cry, esp at full gallop
interj 3. a hunting cry, esp at full gallop
[C17: perhaps imitative of galloping hooves]
Etymology: Origin: 163545; origin uncertain
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.
The Muslims ride tantivy towards a Caliphate. Glenn told us they would.
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!
Do I have a tantivy reply?
Conservatives should have a catchy tantivy to cancel out the left’s mantras.
dang - I didn’t use the word right....
go back to your seat and try again... ; )
Washington rides tantivy towards the fiscal cliff.
excellent example! A+++
Yale and Harvard have way too much constantivy.
i don’t think that word means what you think it means.../princess bride ; ) A+++
I’m never surprised by how stupid some Hollywood clown acts. What totally bums me out is all the sickos applauding and yelping over the weirdness.
'...there's glory for you', remarked Humpty Dumpty.
'I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't--till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'
'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.
'When *I* use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.'
'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.'
'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master--that's all.'
--- Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), "Through the Looking-Glass", ch. 5
well Obama is definitely Master and we have been through the lookingglass for some time. i am still not over the election. may never be.
i have never been this depressed over an election ever.
While allowing for tantivy to mean doing something quick I’d guess it’s related to the question, “Is that ivy?” and the answer, “No, thets kudzu, taint ivy.”
So tantivy is just taintivy with one of its eyes put out.
Right there with ya, XS
You might get taint ivy if you run out of toilet paper while camping.
Definition 3 is an interjection. So, yes, the cry is “tantivy!”
Take some solace in the old adage, “Time wounds all heels.”
someone was copying from someone else’s paper here, and i think there must be punishment.... ; )
Hey, it was a good run. Nothing to be ashamed of. Western civilzation just sort of ran its course. Not unlike the Roman Empire, you can’t keep these things going forever.
You talking ‘bout Potty Rotty?
If you think that’s copying, you are mistaken.
That is so not the official spanking picture
Mr. Spanky is MIA~! i know, it’s a terrible loss!
it’s not EXACT copying, but it’s sufficiently similar to show a collaboration you pedantic jagO !
Whup’em good, ma, whup’em good!
you’re next, young man, don’t be so enthused!
I was riffing off of his.
yeah well i will be riffing off your behind with the switch ; )
I was sort of going by the 2nd definition...but it is really hard to use it in a sentence if the word is the cry itself. I haven’t done much hunting at a full gallop though, so what do i know? LOL!
A+ to you i will give.
Thanks for not deducting.
It started a fragment and from there I went with the yoda-like syntax
Why so gloomy after beating the Steelers?
If we had limited the turnovers to 7, we might have won.
“Forward!” is Obama’s tantivy
As he takes all our riches to divvy
To each— what they need
From rich—with due speed
Just leave us a shack and a privy
I’m not gloomy.
Everyone else just suffers from ragin normalcy bias.
A++++ you home from Texas yet truthy?
well i hope that no one is dieting after Tgiving, because we have three birthdays this week, and there will be cakes.
What, do you hunt at a trot?
I hunt on foot!
So a tantivy would be out of the question, as I must be vewy vewy qwiet!
Still in Dallas area. Weather is fabulous. There is a 55 and older retirement community that is a mile and a half from Truth’sOldestSon’s house. I’ve been getting a little pressure from him to check it out, which has forced me into declaring that I love New Jersey— for the brutal winters, traffic, and high taxes. Pretty soon, I’m going to have to hire Jay Carney to lie for me. We return on Wednesday.
OMG i would LOVE to move to Dallas! you guys should do it! and if it secedes, all the better!
We are enjoying the weather too. Our daughter and her husband recently adopted a rescued dog so they are getting to enjoy the great outdoors more than they have in the past. lol They keep commenting on how nice it is to have warm days, cool nights and very little wind.