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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 playÂ…)
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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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To: count-your-change

A for you!


21 posted on 01/17/2013 6:54:25 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Omigosh, you get an extra + for the NFL lip reads alone! A++!


22 posted on 01/17/2013 7:00:43 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHimj-crMrA


23 posted on 01/17/2013 7:02:01 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Doogle

Is that like the safety dance for kitties? A for you.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 7:02:36 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

As Greg Gutfeld said, “The only time Democrats won’t use children as a prop is at a pro-choice rally” A for you.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 7:06:23 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The George W. Bush Administration was distinguished by a plenitude of sang-froid, panache, and éclat. The Obama Regime is distinguished by a plenitude of demagoguery, race-baiting and incitement to class warfare.


26 posted on 01/17/2013 7:19:43 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I’m giving up eclats for Lent, along with doughnuts and fritters.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 8:10:49 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

ooooo...that’s a good one!


28 posted on 01/17/2013 8:16:53 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: secret garden
It is with sang-froid that I gazed out at the falling snow this morning. I couldn't even muster up my usual..."the dang blasted white stuff is falling again" mantra. I just noticed the following on my FB page...I actually laughed.


29 posted on 01/17/2013 8:22:44 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

with sang-froid, he’s so unaware
theWon walks out without a care
but you know in your gut
he can’t keep his mouth shut
the lies will just hang in the air.

yeah, two homework submissions. just think of it as making up for the times I didn’t turn any in. ;^)


30 posted on 01/17/2013 8:39:01 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Buck Farack. The unamerican boy.


31 posted on 01/17/2013 8:51:29 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Or What are the Reasons to Despise the Current Administration for $200 Alex? A for you.


32 posted on 01/17/2013 8:59:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

A+ for you.


33 posted on 01/17/2013 9:00:11 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1

Why not, he already bucked us.


34 posted on 01/17/2013 9:15:55 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: secret garden

42, sunny and getting warmer fast-the frost in the woods was already melting when I was there at 7-

When smacking Obama’s minions
A sense of outrage is just fine-
Bring your titanium cojones
And don’t forget your spine

The whole point of a stand off
Is to make your opponent blink-
Driving him to lose all control
And sending him over the brink

So keep your sang-froid intact
No matter what the provocation
And yank the rug from under those
Who want a king in this nation


35 posted on 01/17/2013 9:57:34 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Texan5
He's nude, sir. /Emperor has no clothes
A+ for you. We had flurries blowing around while I was on the treadmill. Now it's just cold and windy.
36 posted on 01/17/2013 10:33:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you! It was cold and windy intil yesterday, so sun and warmth is welcome.

Midget girl is no longer afraid of squirrels on the window sill-she doesn’t jump backward and fall when one appears-just sits perfectly still and watches...


37 posted on 01/17/2013 10:46:42 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: secret garden
He's nude, sir. /Emperor has no clothes

Buck naked.

38 posted on 01/17/2013 10:49:23 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: secret garden

“He’s nude, sir. /Emperor has no clothes”

Isn’t it about time to charge him with indecent exposure, and take him off the streets...


39 posted on 01/17/2013 11:03:52 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Texan5

Is that a cat or a dog?


40 posted on 01/17/2013 11:24:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; Texan5

Cat. Am I right?


41 posted on 01/17/2013 11:30:59 AM PST by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

I got my first batch of home made beer bottled last night. Another week or 2 to carbonate and I’ll be all done.


42 posted on 01/17/2013 11:31:28 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

She’s welcome to gaze upon Linus and Lucy, the local squirrels who raid my bird feeder several times a week. Even when I put peanuts out there in a different spot for them and the blue jays.


43 posted on 01/17/2013 11:32:16 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

All three of my cats and the dog love to watch blue jays at both bird feeders on the deck-likely because they are so screechy, dart around and squabble-they sit transfixed in front of the french doors every time a two or more of them are out there...


44 posted on 01/17/2013 11:43:14 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

She is a cat who happens to be a midget. She is also a scaredy cat who is terrified of practically everything-maybe because she is so little-so overcoming the fear of squirrels is a major accomplishment for her...


45 posted on 01/17/2013 11:47:38 AM PST 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 take it the beer project is going well?


46 posted on 01/17/2013 11:49:51 AM PST 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 take it the beer project is going well?


47 posted on 01/17/2013 11:50:03 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Texan5

Well, I bottled it last night and it tasted like (flat) beer, so that’s good. You add some more sugar to each bottle and let it carbonate for a week or two. Then you’re good to go. Optional is letting it “condition” for some more time in the cellar.


48 posted on 01/17/2013 11:53:17 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

It sounds like fun, actually-I hope it turns out well.


49 posted on 01/17/2013 11:57:15 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: SoothingDave; Texan5
It's a cat
50 posted on 01/17/2013 12:23:47 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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