Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 15, 2014-- dragoman
Posted on 01/15/2014 5:47:49 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 15, 2014-- dragoman
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".
dragoman [drag-uh-muh n]
hear it pronounced
noun, (in the Near East) a professional interpreter or guide.
Origin: 14c., from O.Fr. drugemen, from late Gk. dragoumanos, from Ar. targuman "interpreter," from targama "interpret."
plural dragomans, dragomen.
(Treated in Eng. as a compound, with pl. -men.)
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.
Hold on! I’m dragoing my butt to class.
You don’t need a financial dragoman
To know Obama is a drag on the economy.
I’ve been sharing meals with my 100 year old mother and her table mates (all men in their 90s) and there are times when I need a dragoman to interpret the stories they tell. They are all delightful souls, but their poor hearing and other ailments means that they no longer articulate well.
Lets see what clever ripostes we can generate today!
Obama's drag on the economy is easy to see but impossible to correct, at least while he's still in charge.
When you go into dragon country, unless you know the language, make sure you hire a dragoman.
you’ve been preternaturally giddy of late; you must be up to no good ; )
Good morning, sir.
I think he enjoys a good beatdown from the ladies. LOL
I see you’ve been paying attention..lol
Try thinking about baseball; that usually helps.
Whyisa gives good beatdown! LOL!
I should add that despite the poor articulation, their stories are delightful. One old gent has moved from assisted living home to assisted living home 4 times.
If I understand him correctly, he was at one place down the street, and they raised his rent one day. He asked why, and the home manager told him, “I happen to know that you have money, and we need to get our money where we can get it.” (He still owns a lot of farm land in Iowa worth over $1,000,000 and won’t sell because of the taxes. He says the government can just wait for their money.)
He replied to this assisted living manager, “Well, sir. You have my 30 days notice!”
So, he had his kids move him to a place in another town (nearer their home) where he was stalked by an elderly lady who wanted to be his girlfriend. So he moved again. Now he’s where Mom is.
My mother (who claims she can’t hear anything you say) heard all of that and commented, “I didn’t know you could move from place to place and try them out!”
Yikes! I’m thinking. His kids have had to do all the arrangements (deposits, movers, setting up the new apartments, etc.) I just hope that Mom doesn’t get the idea to start moving around, ‘cause I’ll have to do all the work! And I don’t live down the street llike Bill’s kids do!
Thing was cute.
your mom sounds like a PIP! i love how she’s hanging with the menfolk.
Dragooning muslim dragomen is a drag. Oh man!
Did everybody see this?
Talking to someone, kissing and groping, and asking to see someone again (or not), requires a heart, a brain, a mouth, and the ability to communicate. Your genitaliaand your partners genitaliaare only relevant if you prefer some types of genitalia over others.
Yeah, we don’t even have Jewish holidays here.
A true democrat!
oh Lordy. i adore Jonah. if not for the wedding in Sept and the maybe trip to London in October, i would be lobbying for the National Review cruise in November, bc it would be my shot at Jonah!
I actually saw that article from a Twitter link a couple days before Jonah posted it.
And last week it was “PIV.” Did you see that one?
So did I, but this facility has a good proportion of men. I think there are more men now than when she moved in. I try to count, but it is misleading because not everyone comes to dinner. Some take dinner in their rooms, although that is discouraged. Almost half of the residents at dinner last night were men. Mom has all men at her table now, and we enjoy visiting with them. The men are friendlier than the ladies.
The table next to her is 100% men -- al doctors. One of them is a real a$$ ("I sit at the DOCTOR'S table," he barks at the aide pushing his chair.) But, the others are nice. There are also several couples in the facility.
Oddly, in a larger context, this particular age, and medium, allows you to connect...absent the physical, and know someone inside...which is..A good thing.IMO.
For all of the crass male things we banter about..minds are the sexiest parts of people.
Just this reporters opinion.
That is unusual. There were mostly women at the places where my dad lived. And they were noticeably more cranky and demanding.
Stock up on the Skittles...lol
And yes, I’ve been a mused of late....in a puckish sort of way...
doesn’t sound familiar? i do get his Gfile. also, yesterday he alluded to some exciting news to be upcoming from him in the next day or so...
Good morning - shivering in Houston at 40 degrees this morning.....
I learned that, a new term, last week. lol.
One of the local stations here teased about a big announcement with a special guest coming up in the next segment so I stayed tuned and stayed tuned and it was one of the weekend anchors saying their show would be starting at 5 am instead of 6 am on the weekends now. Really? That’s all they’ve got?
Sorry, not from Jonah, just going around the interwebs.
Warning this is a little graphic and a whole lot of stupid.
It makes me want to bottle a Dr. Pepper knockoff called “Mr. PIV.”
Ugh, I read that article about PIV to my husband and he has joked about it all week!
Yes, she gets really upset when they try to send us off the the private dining room (for family). She wants us all to be in the main dining room. The staff gets a little irritated because there are not enough places at the table, but we just grab a corner and crowd together — 6 of us at a table for 4. The men seem to enjoy us. My husband (the negineer) talks tractors and business with them.
I explained to one of them (Richard who rides his own scooter and doesn’t wait for an aide to wheel him around) that she was “cold” in the private room. I added, “Besides, there is no sugar on the table in there” as she was ripping open packets of Sweet and Low and doctoring her coffee and milk. “And no crackers.” This elderly man’s eyes just sparrkled and he laughed. He’s all there and still enjoys a good sense of humor. He sort of watches over her when the waitresses aren’t bringing her her food the way she wants it.
I first met Richard last August, but he says he doesn’t remember. I think he remembers a lot. I remember that he was an accountant and that he was a little unhappy because his daughter sold his house and his car and moved him into the assisted living apartments. He’s quite fragile, yet he gets around on that scooter all by himself. He likes to watch TV and his favorite program is The Rifleman, so he usually leaves the table first.
that is the most amazing batch of bull$h!t i have ever read. and what does PIV stand for? penetration in vagina? who comes up with this insanity??? oh pregancy is a fate worse than death, but without it, we’d die out as a species. good LORD.
OK that made me laugh out loud. The co-workers are wondering what's up....
he sounds adorable. are you matchmaking for your mom ; ) ? i think it’s great that you are spending time with all of them, undoubtedly it makes them feel more of their NORMAL selves to be treated as individuals and chatted with etc.
These homes are widely varied in their prices and their services. I just pray that Mom can continue to live where she is. They have raised her rent once, but it is fully understandable since she needs an aide for everything now -- dressing, bathing, transporting. Her retirement income almost covers her expenses with the remainder being paid for by her savings. But, if she were to start moving from place to place, those savings would be quickly depleted.
Penis In Vagina.
seriously? goes together like peanut butter and jelly, rum and coke. LOL. i cannot fathom the warped mind that comes up with these things. its UNNATURAL.
You are just stuck in the heterocage.
And the fact that animals do it is no argument for it being natural!
Ask Dave, I’ve been long saying he should do stand up!
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