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!
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