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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 17, 2013 sang-froid
dictionaries ad nauseam | 17 January 2013 | Thursday's sub

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.


Example sentence:
"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.

Etymology:
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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 01/17/2013 4:45:42 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden

HERE


2 posted on 01/17/2013 4:59:17 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
Yes you are!
3 posted on 01/17/2013 5:06:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

WHERE is everyone?


4 posted on 01/17/2013 5:07:18 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

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.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 5:15:30 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

ae=are and ut=But


6 posted on 01/17/2013 5:16:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

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.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 5:18:12 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you. Are you typing in the dark?
8 posted on 01/17/2013 5:25:57 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I hope not. I didn't have it in my used words list. A for you.
9 posted on 01/17/2013 5:27:44 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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.

http://theulstermanreport.com/2013/01/16/republican-insider-obama-livid-over-gun-rights-backlash/


10 posted on 01/17/2013 5:39:55 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

The well-known tenor showed sang froid in an off-beat musical about the famous 19th Century psychologist…


11 posted on 01/17/2013 5:47:44 AM PST by mikrofon (Sometimes a play is just a play…)
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To: secret garden

"un do da sangfroid weiblich"

12 posted on 01/17/2013 5:58:06 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am not buying it. We fought back more over healthcare and look how that turned out.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 6:00:54 AM PST by tioga
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To: mikrofon
A for you. Have you seen the 10 yo who raps about stackin' chedda?
14 posted on 01/17/2013 6:16:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Are you going to ping the class?


15 posted on 01/17/2013 6:19:25 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I hope it is true.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 6:20:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...
I am now! Thanks for the reminder.

Rise and shine! We had a soft opening earlier. ;)
17 posted on 01/17/2013 6:25:16 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Sang Froid

An auld sang lyne by Sigmoid Froid on German wyne.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 6:29:31 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: secret garden
It's not sang froid but simple fraud.
19 posted on 01/17/2013 6:32:58 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: secret garden

The Lyin’ King exploits children with remarkable sang-froid. (Both its original and current meaning!)


20 posted on 01/17/2013 6:34:13 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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