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Word For The Day, Thursday, September 5, 2013 – honcho
dictionaries ad nauseam | 5 September 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 09/05/2013 4:44:08 AM PDT 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".

honcho (HAWN-choh)
noun: One who is in charge of a situation; leader; boss.
verb tr.: To organize, manage, or lead a project, event, etc.

Example sentence:
“The three head honchos are the recipients of the Best CEO Award.”
--Cool Heads and Calm Nerves at the Helm; The Business Times (Singapore); Aug 12, 2013.

Etymology:
From Japanese hancho, from han (squad) + cho (chief). Earliest documented use: 1947.

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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 09/05/2013 4:44:08 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 09/05/2013 4:45:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden


3 posted on 09/05/2013 4:51:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
Head Honcho of Hoaxes.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 4:51:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: secret garden

Honcho

Title for Japanese judge: “The Hon. Cho”.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 4:57:18 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: secret garden
A honcho in a poncho:

6 posted on 09/05/2013 4:58:10 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: secret garden
July 1969 I had the "pleasure" of venturing out into the "Honcho" in Yokosuka City with a few of my shipmates and getting drunk in a bar surrounded by beautiful young women who were making salacious conversation while drinking shots of tea for which my colleagues and I were paying whisky prices.

I got fed up after about $20.00 worth of this and picked up one of the girls' drinks and quaffed it. That's when we discovered it was tea. My friends thought this was great fun.

It sort of feels the same as having Obama in control of our military - another wag the tail military op in which he socks the Tar Baby and the American people pay the price.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 09/05/2013 5:34:07 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden
The head honcho of Russia is warning of nuclear disaster.
8 posted on 09/05/2013 5:48:20 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Obama ... socks the Tar Baby


9 posted on 09/05/2013 6:02:30 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge
LOL! I was wondering how long it would take for someone to point that out to me.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 09/05/2013 6:04:24 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden

When Dubya went back to el Rancho
Obama became the head honcho
To the media throng
He can do nothing wrong
He’s Quixote and they are his Sancho


11 posted on 09/05/2013 6:26:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: SoothingDave
A+ for you.
12 posted on 09/05/2013 7:09:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis
A+ for you.
13 posted on 09/05/2013 7:09:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change
A for you.
14 posted on 09/05/2013 7:10:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Repeal The 17th
A+ for you and welcome to WFTD!
15 posted on 09/05/2013 7:11:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A for you. I hope you’re wearing flame retardant jammies.


16 posted on 09/05/2013 7:12:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

The world is more worried about Putin than the effete resident we have. A+ for you.


17 posted on 09/05/2013 7:14:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Since all of the prizes are already awarded, I’ll just say ‘hello’ and comment that I never realized that this word (which I have used for years) had its origin in Japan and WWII.


18 posted on 09/05/2013 7:16:17 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
But you can call him Pancho(or Betty). A+ for you.
19 posted on 09/05/2013 7:16:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Always! :)


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 09/05/2013 7:25:33 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I like pointing out the obscure stuff. I’m just counting down time until I have my dentist appt this morning.


21 posted on 09/05/2013 7:46:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; Texan5; Repeal The 17th

My dear mother-in-law lives near the lovely small town of Honcho, TX.

Well, not really.

Neither Castroville nor Medina is nothing like Honcho, TX, and nothing in Texas is really quite “near” anything else, and the town ain’t quite so lovely as all that ....

But there are a boatload of deers there!


22 posted on 09/05/2013 8:21:33 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

I’m spending the day for myself-my birthday-but it is too warm to be in the woods all day...

The G8 is certainly showing
For a Russian, Putin is neat-
While Vlad doesn’t mince words
Obama pouts and stamps his feet

Even worse, he makes speeches
About some imaginary “right”
He attributes to homosexuals-
In Russia, that isn’t bright

He might do well to remember
Russia is none of his concern-
Putin makes him look stupid
But still he doesn’t learn...


23 posted on 09/05/2013 9:35:56 AM PDT 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

Oops-deleted the wrong verse...

The G8 is certainly showing
For a Russian, Putin is neat-
While Vlad is a real honcho
Obama pouts and stamps his feet

Even worse, he makes speeches
About some imaginary “right”
He attributes to homosexuals-
In Russia, that isn’t bright

He might do well to remember
Russia is none of his concern-
Putin makes him look stupid
But still he doesn’t learn...


24 posted on 09/05/2013 9:38:24 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Happy birthday!


25 posted on 09/05/2013 10:21:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I had a buck run across the street in front of me when I was driving my new-to-me car on the way home from the dealership. A for you, A+ for Texas.


26 posted on 09/05/2013 10:29:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5
Happy Birthday and A+ to you!The Y didn't fit on the label. ;)
27 posted on 09/05/2013 10:34:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

Thank y’all so much!


28 posted on 09/05/2013 11:07:11 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Happy Birthday!

Take it easy & let others worry about things — you’re the big honcho today…


29 posted on 09/05/2013 11:52:26 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD B-Day Bump)
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To: Texan5

Whoop! Whoop! Yell! Yell!

Clap! Clap!

Birthdazes. 8<)


30 posted on 09/05/2013 12:05:30 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Texan5

Happy happy bday!


31 posted on 09/05/2013 12:05:58 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; mikrofon; Robert A. Cook, PE

Thank y’all...


32 posted on 09/05/2013 12:23:18 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy; mikrofon; Robert A. Cook, PE

Thank y’all...


33 posted on 09/05/2013 12:24:14 PM PDT 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; Scotswife
This guy wants to be our honcho, or District Attorney. Shocking.
34 posted on 09/05/2013 1:36:39 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5
Happy Birthday T5!


35 posted on 09/05/2013 1:39:31 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I’d have to vote NO! A+ for you.


36 posted on 09/05/2013 1:42:57 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Thanks!


37 posted on 09/05/2013 2:43:41 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Happy Birthday!


38 posted on 09/05/2013 3:10:56 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: Texan5

I am drooling over the chocolate on that cake. Guess I’d better get something healthy to eat before I cave in and eat your birthday cake.


39 posted on 09/05/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT by tioga
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