Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, August 19, 2013-- contretemps
Posted on 08/19/2013 6:00:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, August 19 , 2013 contratemps
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".
contretemps;noun, plural con·tre·temps [kon-truh-tahnz; French kawntruh-tahn] an inopportune occurrence; an embarrassing mischance: He caused a minor contretemps by knocking over his drink. Origin: 167585; < French, equivalent to contre- counter- + temps time (< Latin tempus ); perhaps alteration (by folk etymology) of Middle French contrestant, present participle of contrester to oppose; see contrast
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!
Here is my example with >> WFTD.
The NSA revelations may turn out to be more than just a contretemps in the view of his leftwing loyalists. I saw something from SALON yesterday, saying, What if the President has been lying to us? Pretty much saying he is either a buffoon or a liar.
all kinds of weirdness on FR this AM. will see if this posts or not.
It’s an ironic campaign contretemps that the week Hillary (Killery) launches her budding presidential campaign with a broadside against Voter ID laws as being designed to suppress black voter participation, the statistics reveal that black voting is higher than ever and is higher (percentage wise) than white voting.
Here’s my link on the racial suppression contretemps:
I think he is both.
When you don’t want to pay for full time Latin American freedom fighters you call contretemps.
Those temps should be making a living wage. Contre or not.
Please tell me you’re joking before I get all chuffed up.
How long have you known me? Of course I’m joking. The minimum wage is a monument to the power of superficial thinking.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
That's a good one.
By the bye these facts & figures from the website Montanakids.com:
The greatest temperature change in 24 hours occurred in Loma, Montana, on January 15, 1972. The temperature rose exactly 103 degrees, from -54 degrees Fahrenheit to 49 degrees. This is the world record for a 24hour temperature change.
Wildly varying contretemps, wouldn't you agree?
I am mildly distracted. I need to go run and clear my head. Mondays are my volunteer days so I get a later start and it messes me up.
You probably didn’t see this. Don’t they have any QB coaches at OSU?
“Doing the work the full-time Freedom Fighters refuse to do ”
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