Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 17, 2013 – sang-froid
Posted on 01/17/2013 4:45:37 AM PST by secret garden
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".
sang-froid (san*-FRWA) [* the first syllable is nasal] noun
Calmness, especially under stress.
"We can take a lot more, we the stoic nation with its legendary sang-froid."
--S. Prasannarajan; Shame el-Sheikh; India Today (New Delhi); Aug 3, 2009.
From French sang-froid (cold blood). Earliest documented use: 1750
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....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
WHERE is everyone?
I am remrakably sang froid about these gun regulations because I don’t think they ae going anywhere. ut, if he pushes too far, we may see a 2nd revolution.
ae=are and ut=But
Didn’t we do this word a few weeks ago? I recall making a bad joke about a french girl who felt destined to be on American Idol, and was starting off on street corners — she was confident as she sang froid.
As a matter of fact, I am. But it’s this pesky lap top that does not always translate my keystrokes into letters on the page — OR makes double and triple letters!
Check out this little tidbit from the Ulsterman Report. I hope it’s true. Read to the end.
The well-known tenor showed sang froid in an off-beat musical about the famous 19th Century psychologist
"un do da sangfroid weiblich"
I am not buying it. We fought back more over healthcare and look how that turned out.
Are you going to ping the class?
I hope it is true.
An auld sang lyne by Sigmoid Froid on German wyne.
The Lyin’ King exploits children with remarkable sang-froid. (Both its original and current meaning!)
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