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Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 8, 2014-- demimonde

Posted on 01/08/2014 5:02:12 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 8, 2014-- demimonde

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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".

demimonde [dem-ee-mond, French: duh-mee-mawnd]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. (esp in the 19th century) those women considered to be outside respectable society, esp on account of sexual promiscuity

2. any social group considered to be not wholly respectable.

3. prostitutes or courtesans in general.

4. a group whose activities are ethically or legally questionable: a demimonde of investigative journalists writing for the sensationalist tabloids.

5. a group characterized by lack of success or status: the literary demimonde.

Origin:

[C19: from French, literally: half-world]

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Jay Carney’s occupation falls into the demimonde of government officials who are paid to hide the truth.
1 posted on 01/08/2014 5:02:12 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Good morning! Get out of your nice warm bed and come do your homework.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 5:03:27 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I asked a Jamaican who Ashton Kutcher’s wife was and he said “Demi, mon.”


3 posted on 01/08/2014 5:06:22 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Democrats: the demimondes of modern American society.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 5:07:40 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Harlot is 2 less syllables and works for me...: )


5 posted on 01/08/2014 5:08:33 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

There are three kinds of people: those who can count, and those who can’t.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 5:10:53 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Morning Truth!....


7 posted on 01/08/2014 5:19:54 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
"Get out of your nice warm bed and come do your homework."

I'll have you know I've been up for minutes.

People end up in their own particular demimonde categories by consuming too many demitasses. Go for a full mug, I say.

8 posted on 01/08/2014 5:20:53 AM PST by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: SoothingDave
A++

gold

Chuckle.

9 posted on 01/08/2014 5:30:50 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: rarestia
A++

silver

Democrats are in a world of their own making, which exists only in their minds.

10 posted on 01/08/2014 5:32:14 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: jsanders2001
A+

bronze

Must be the new math.

11 posted on 01/08/2014 5:33:18 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: hobbes1

Good morning. Are you getting the PING these days?


12 posted on 01/08/2014 5:34:23 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: NicknamedBob

A+
The demimonde of caffeine.


13 posted on 01/08/2014 5:35:46 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Yessir.!


14 posted on 01/08/2014 5:49:05 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

Glad to hear it.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 5:57:58 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A society bent on salacious desires elects a demimonde of officials in the vain hope they will institutionalize private corruption.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 5:59:50 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

And, I pledge to try to not make any jokes about the synonymic relationship between the WFTD and Croquette.

Honest.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 6:00:07 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: Louis Foxwell

A+++
Well said. And I also urge everyone to heed the advice in your tagline:

This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 6:04:21 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Did you say denimmanicure? I thought only women got those.
19 posted on 01/08/2014 6:17:59 AM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: tioga

A++
No, I didn’t, but it looks pretty good.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 6:21:34 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A police union reposts a video clip that had been proudly produced and posted by members the community's cultural demimonde, and the ACLU and other usual suspects are up in arms with outrage -- not against the reprehensible adults who surround a two-year old with vulgarities and racial epithets, but against the police union for pointing out the culture that encourages gang thuggery.

Police union criticized over "thuggish" toddler video

21 posted on 01/08/2014 6:22:05 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Hey TSSYF! Guess what day it is. Guess what DAY it IS.


22 posted on 01/08/2014 6:23:15 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

A+++
I’ve given up any hope of fairness since Holder declined to prosecute the baton-wielding New Black Panthers who were intimidating melanin-impaired voters in Philadelphia on Election Day, 2008.


23 posted on 01/08/2014 6:25:10 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: VRWCmember

Well, since I am monitoring the class, and since I do so on Wednesdays, I’m going to guess that it is Hump Day.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 6:26:16 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: VRWCmember

338 days til Christmas?


25 posted on 01/08/2014 6:27:13 AM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: jsanders2001

whore is only one ; )


26 posted on 01/08/2014 6:37:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

how do they get from half-world to whore though?


27 posted on 01/08/2014 6:39:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Inmates. Asylum. ACLU.

What right is being denied here? Can’t figure that out. Are the police in trouble for shaming this toddler’s free speech? Or is the claim that “thug” is a religion? That the thug community has the right to define existence and child upbringing as they see fit. Roe v Wade makes it clear that the gov’t can not intrude on people as they define the mysteries of life, the universe and everything.

I could see the latter being argued.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 6:43:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
what an admirable journey. i share this guy's assessment of the state of affairs in this world, but could never ever dream of doing something like this.
29 posted on 01/08/2014 6:44:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Those French! It’s like they have a different word for everything!

(We might call such a person “wordly,” no?)


30 posted on 01/08/2014 6:44:46 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

no, it’s a racist act, to show them as they really are, doing what they really do.


31 posted on 01/08/2014 6:45:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
College athletes need to stay away from demimondes and seek out tutors! I think it is outrageous to hear them give interviews when they cannot even communicate coherently. The schools are not doing them any favors and it goes back to the soft bigotry of low expectations.
32 posted on 01/08/2014 6:47:13 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

but they’re only half worldly.


33 posted on 01/08/2014 6:48:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
how do they get from half-world to whore though?

I suppose it's because they are in a shadow world, not part of real "society."

By the way, where I grew up, in the Bronx (near Yankee Stadium) the word "whore" was pronounced with two syllables. Sounded like "hoo-ah."

34 posted on 01/08/2014 6:51:38 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

And it was always preceded by : She is SUCH a ...


35 posted on 01/08/2014 6:55:46 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

A+++
I was channel surfing the other day and clicked on three college basketball games. Of the 30 “student-athletes” I saw, not one was white. I’m okay with that if they are, in fact, student athletes and not hired guns.


36 posted on 01/08/2014 6:57:57 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

Maybe they can show a black kid winning a spelling bee or something. For balance.


37 posted on 01/08/2014 7:02:13 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Try college hockey.


38 posted on 01/08/2014 7:02:29 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree; tioga; afraidfortherepublic

did any of you guys happen to see Mary Matalin and James Carville, flogging their book on Oreilly last night? OMG the plastic surgery she has had! i googled it and it’s pretty clearly recognized that she’s had it, it looked like she could barely open her mouth! i thought she looked awful.


39 posted on 01/08/2014 7:18:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I had it on, but once I saw him I didn’t really pay any attention. Then O’Reilly was bloviating about pot.


40 posted on 01/08/2014 7:30:54 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

She has always had kind of a Connecticut thing with being barely able to open her mouth.


41 posted on 01/08/2014 7:33:47 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Totes agree with both Oreilly and David Brooks on pot legalization. Society will decline even further with more and more legalization. There is nothing good that comes from legalized dope, and plenty of bad.


42 posted on 01/08/2014 7:49:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

this was a good bit more than that though. she most def had it done.


43 posted on 01/08/2014 7:49:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

There is nothing good that comes from prohibited dope, and plenty of bad.

We waste way too much money (that we don’t have) on this futile prohibition.


44 posted on 01/08/2014 7:56:48 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3109592/posts?page=1

Good article.


45 posted on 01/08/2014 8:03:14 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

yeah i know you are a pro-dope, doper.


46 posted on 01/08/2014 8:03:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

but repubs hate the POO-ER.


47 posted on 01/08/2014 8:05:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s pragmatic at this point. Even if I never smoke it again, it makes more sense to tax and regulate it versus what we are doing now.

I would rather the money go to the treasury legitimately rather than go to cartels, organized crime and crooked cops and politicians.


48 posted on 01/08/2014 8:08:22 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

yet many of us appreciate a great POOP-PER


49 posted on 01/08/2014 8:10:21 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

HD, you are the only person above age 2 who uses that term for it! LOL!!


50 posted on 01/08/2014 8:11:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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