Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday May 21, 2013
Posted on 05/21/2013 6:33:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, May 21, 2013
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".
British slang a scientist or technical expert.
[194045; origin uncertain ]
If this isn’t the greatest love song ever written, what is?
Hey, not bad, now that you mention it. Thanks!
you know i never even thought of it as a love song, so i had to listen to it, and i guess it is : )
The boffins on the Weather Channel make me sick. One of them said this morning (breathlessly) “When have you ever seen a President respond this quickly to a disaster?”
It sure is. But it isn’t about infatuation or emotion. It’s about enduring, sustaining love.
damn good choice, that’s for sure....
my 28 yr anniversary is next month. My BOO made reservations for us at a resort down in Williamsburg. i love to refer to him as my BOO bc it drives my kids absolutely insane, and so i end up cackling when i say it!
Really? If she gets the “best” of his love, who is getting the rest of it? ;-)
I don’t suppose you watch “Veep” on HBO. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the VP and it’s a quite funny show. Last night she was hate-flirting with her ex while they were all celebrating their daughter’s 21st birthday. All while smiling constantly so that no one would get a photo of her looking “angry.”
It was quite awkward for the daughter, with her parents talking about how good their sex was.
“I knew a boffin on coffins, for sure a real die guy with the griff on a stiff, Diggs was his name, 100% satisfaction he claimed....” From Festercorn P. Tidewaters soon to be written book, The Boffin of Blow.
Who is that 0bama friend Reggie? I think he’s boffin him.
Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinky's thong.
i can see that he would be more romantic than you : ) i am not really a romantic and i thank the Lord that xshub isn’t either. i have to say i just don’t LIKE love songs. But i like the best friend song, that’s not sappy. Sappy makes me uncomfortable, i am not sure why, but i just don’t like it.
i can’t in a zillion years imagine doing anything like that in front of my kids. kids do not need to know that their parents have sex, IMO! i recall when the wife of one of my colleagues was expecting a bit later in life, when his older kids were in HS, and him telling me how awkward it was for them bc it was proof postive that they were having sex.
please please please say you dress in colonial outfits for the duration of the trip, like chicks at the Renaissance Faire
and don’t even get me started on how i hate BALLADs.... eg;wreck of edmund fitzgerald, BeeGees Mining disaster, harry chapin’s cats in the cradle etc. HATE EM!
there is a pic in existence of xshub and i BOTH dressed in colonial garb from when xsboy was in 4th grade, bc that was COLONIAL DAY at St James. Parents staffed that event complete with colonial dancing, butter churning, paper making etc. i loved that event! i was chairperson each year my kids were in 4th grade.
Cats in the Cradle is just too sad of a song.
Somehow I just knew you’d be hating on the music in today’s class room....
i’d posit that i am part black, but since all four grandparents hopped off the boat from eastern europe, that really can’t be the case.
xsbaby sauntered in once when she was six, but, blessedly, she does not remember.
Bc it’s R&B i like that too : )
You’re definitely not Irish then. All our songs are sad. Ghosts of dead girls hawking seafood through the streets, people getting married the day before the man is put to death for being a revolutionary, pining for lost loves who went across the ocean.
nope, not a drunken sot, oops, i mean irish ; ) JUST KIDDING!
OK, some of the songs are boisterous. ;-)
Damn Limeys. (/pours another shot of whiskey)
Aw, come on, what about titles like “Dulaman”, “Whiskey in the Jar”, “The Ballad of Charlie Mopps”, and “Johnny Tarr”?
wow - I rolled my eyes when I saw the title; but after actually listening, I gotta say that is good
Whiskey in the jar? This is a happy song?
I went up to my chamber, all for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure ‘t was no wonder
But Jenny blew me charges and she filled them up with water
Then sent for captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter
yeah i admit the title sounds odd, but as the comments said... that’s my joint right there ; )
Hmmm, good point...
Here’s a happy one.
That song has always been a favorite of mine.
All the airhead boffins
No matter how well degreed
Who worship global warning
Are smoking too much weed
The coldest spring in ages
Is barely over and done-
And smoke from South America
Makes a haze to block the sun-
With people in those countries
Slashing and burning trees
How will our efforts here lower
The temperature a few degrees?
And that is not the meaning I attach to that word, either-it is a polite euphemism for something else, as in Clinton was boffin every woman in sight...
Yep, it sure is!
Another one of my favorites. I’ve only heard James Taylor record it but that one, Going to Carolina in My Mind, and Fire and Rain almost make me forget what a lunatic he is.
Love that one too.
James Taylor is actually a certified loon-but I do like “Fire and Rain”
I can’t hear “Cats in the Cradle” without thinking of a parody of it that was out in the late 90’s-somehing like “have you ever wondered when you eat Chinese if its really chicken or a fat Siamese? Cats in the kettle at the Shanghai moon, etc.” It was hilarious...
I figure the Bengals and Browns have a lot to do with this.