Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, May 20, 2013-- fractious
Posted on 05/20/2013 4:47:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 5/20/13
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".
1. refractory or unruly: a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness. 2. readily angered; peevish; irritable; quarrelsome: an incorrigibly fractious young man.
1725, from fraction in an obsolete sense of "brawling, discord" + -ous; probably on model of captious. Related: Fractiousness
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.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with WFTD.
The word fractious means to be unruly or not submissive. This word is often confused by people with the word factious. A sentence using the word fractious could be 'The fractious horse would not allow the harness to be put on'.
EW Jackson, newly nominated candidate for Lt. Gov. in VA will be perceived as fractious by the Dems. He has urged blacks to leave the Democrat plantation.
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!
There will be brawling in the Old Dominion State come November.
"....it's what you get when you divide tiouses"
xshub and xsbaby were both delegates to the Republican state convention in Richmond this past weekend. To xsbaby’s delight, her nametag said VIP delegate on it, and xshub’s did not. It has to be because of her past work for the fairfax co. republicans. it was a great experience for her and a long day. They keep balloting until there is a majority winner. EW Jackson, who has been on Glenn Beck and mentioned by Rush, in the past, is our candidate for Lt. Governor— a black preacher speaking truth to black power! Ken Cuccinelli was unapposed for rep nomination as governor.
SOMEONE has got to come up with an anti-FRACKING piece of HW! A+++
"You have been deemed FRACTIOUS by AG Holder
in your IRS-ObamaCARE account.
The Party has authorized us -- the ObamaCARE REPO Team-- to seize
your entire family's TeaParty kidneys and corneas.
Show your DNC Delegate Card or Koran, or submit."
The Kenyan can certainly act in a fractious manner when he doesn’t get his way.
Obama told a school child, “Subtraction is hard. Fractious is even harder.”
he’s an infant. A+++
LOL! A+++ they sure is!
Tea Partiers were deemed fractious by the GOPe which is why the alarm was not raised earlier about the delayed and denied 50163s.
A++++ good illustration.
That is an awesome photoshop
A+++ she sounds great!
When you have a President as plagued with scandals and atrocities as obama, but he refuses to resign, you get a fractious nation.
A+++ he isn’t going anywhere, this is a lifetime gig for him!
On the IRS, Barry got fractious
Told a tale that was pure lying sack-tious
“On the news, how I heard”
Well we know that’s absurd
When there’s evidence, he’ll get retractious
Catherine Engelbrecht is a true hero. As such she deserves the Medal of Freedom. Of course, I don’t see that happening any time soon. Perhaps there is a high honor that the TX legislature can award her.
I think that it is interesting that she lives in Fort Bend County. (I lived there 10 years.) Ft. Bend is also the home of Tom Delay and is considered a Republican County now (wasn’t always that way). It alwo is part of Ron Paul’s former district. It think that it is propitious that a Democrat (Ted Poe) is defending her.
IRS Targets Catholic Groups That Opposed Obama
I think I see a potential WFTD in there. ;)
A++++ yeah, he’s just a regular dude reading this stuff in the paper and seeing it on the news, that’s believable RME.
site is down, what’s it about?
My daughter (a teacher) sent this article to me today with the attached seniment: “This story made it to my Facebook feed today and made me very sad. Our students and our children deserve better than this a national disgrace.”
Even though the article is a couple of years old, I’ll bet this is still going on. Anybody who has kids in school, or who are caught in the college application racket, should take note. Seems to me that the kids are graded more on form than on content.
Remember Bill Clinton claiming he learned about one of his scandals in the morning’s Washington Post?
The site is about a 15 year old girl who has decided that the Holacaust is a Holahoax through her “research”. I think she won some kind of award for her work, but the site went down while I was reading it, so I can’t be sure. I think you can blame the WFTD folks at FR for knocking it out! ;-)
yeah another credible guy! are you back home/at work after your foray to the Nation’s capital?
oh for heaven’s sake.
BTW, the VA state repub convention was open-carry. one of xsbaby’s friends was open carrying on site.
I was home Saturday, but am now in Houston for the week.
Surprised that the Metro trains did not have pre-recorded announcements. And that they weren’t bilingual. Just had someone murmuring into the microphone.
this train DO go to Ballston...
I don’t use babytalk even to babies. It’s unprofessional. I don’t like people doing it around me either. One of my colleagues babytalks to her spouse and I roll my eyes every time and am so tempted to say were you talking to a baby just now?
No work today, but I’m waiting for the AC guy to come fix something they neglected to fix right the last time they were here...
In a world that has gone mad
And countless scandals abound
It is no wonder so many of us
Feel the need to go to ground
As Obama’s fractious minions
Make enemies’ lists for the IRS
The leaks begin-where they end
Will be anybody’s best guess
Will a brand new Haldeman fall-
Maybe a Dean or another Liddy?
Whoever falls on Obama’s watch.
I doubt anyone has much pity...
I have to get my car’s AC looked at. The left side is putting out cold air, while the right is warm. It seems some door inside must be stuck open.
i don’t think using a term of endearment is babytalk. and hon, as far as terms of endearment go, is pretty tame. while it might be unprofessional for me to refer to my supervisor at work as hon, or him to call me that, a caregiver using it with a patient is just attempting to show kindness, IMO.
i am afraid that we are going to be disappointed and that there won’t be a huge brouhaha with any of these scandals. A+++
While many, even waitresses use the term “hon”....it’s laziness. You, as a patient, are not worth me using your real name. All become faceless patients with the same name. Sad.
dang, you people are harsh. If it’s my dr, that’s one thing, he/she’s not going to call me hon. though i have to say now that i think of it, my Iranian born internist, a woman, does call me “dear” and i have zero problem with it. It’s professional to you and to SG bc caregiving is your business. it’s not mine, and IMO any sign of compassion from a caregiver when you are hurting in any way is appreciated and not looked upon as babytalk. i know xshub has been called hon by caregivers at various times [prob not his doc] and he doesn’t take umbrage or even raise an eyebrow at it. and i assure you, ain’t no one calling him HON anywhere else.
I’m with you. I take no offense where none is intended.
i think most people feel very vulnerable if they are a patient and most acts of kindness, terms of endearment, are a comfort. if my dr/nurse were calling me Mrs XS or by my first name constantly, i’d find that a bit cold actually.
I haven’t used the AC in my truck-I’ve been so long without that luxury (the one in my car hadn’t worked for years) that I just don’t even think about it any more, and save the gas mileage instead.