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!”
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