Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday February 11, 2014
Posted on 02/11/2014 5:05:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday February, 11, 2014
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".
small pieces, bits
[ 182030; dial. smithers (< ?) + Hiberno-English -een diminutive suffix (< Irish -ín ) ]
el fregadero [freh-gah-DEHR-oh]
El fregadero estaba lleno de platos sucios.
The sink was full of dirty dishes.
Owe-bama’s goal is to smash capitalism and America into smithereens. Scumbag.
Fregadero sounds like an epithet.
Says that Kobalt music has blocked your vid on copyright grounds.
It worked on my PC last night. Won’t work on a tablet/mobile device.
Possibly. To me it sounds like it should be the cold box where you keep your cerveza.
A big rock fell on the sinkful of dirty dishes and broke them to smithereens. It was easier than washing them...
Sounds better than it reads.
(I prefer blood and Roses)
Send “A Girl Like You” Ringtone to your Cell
I used to travel in the shadows
And I never found the nerve to try and walk up to you
But now I am a man and I know that there’s no time to waste
There’s too much to lose
Girl you say anything at all, and you know that you can call
And I’ll be right there for you
First love, heartbreak, tough luck, big mistake
What else can you do
I’ll say anything you want to hear
I’ll see everything through
I’ll do anything I have to do
Just to win the love of a girl like you, a girl like you
People talk and people stare, tell them I don’t really care
This is the place I should be
And if they think it’s really strange for a girl like you
To be in love with someone like me
I want to tell them all to go to hell
That we’re doing very well without them you see
That’s just the way it is and they will see
I am yours and you are mine the way it should be
Now if I seem a little wild, there’s no holding back
I’m trying to get a message to you
I won’t take anything from anyone
I won’t walk and I won’t run, I believe in you
London, Washington, anywhere you are I’ll run
Together we’ll be
Inside, outside, got my pride
I won’t let him take you from me
Use smiterenas today down there and report back ! LOL!
That’s cause it’s got a killer riff. A bit repetitive, but a killer riff nonetheless.
Also, would the real word for 'smithereens' or 'pieces' be either 'pedazos' or 'piezas'? (learning mode ON)
As I understand it, “piezas” implies that the article should be in pieces, while “pedazos” or “pedacitos” suggests that would should be whole is in smithereens.
Both of them do.
One of my all time favorite words. Another is marroon.
That marroon blew himself to smithereens.
Dos piezas de pollo con papas fritas, por favor.
that is correct.
your bilingue-ness slays me ; )
that homework is perfect~! LMAO!
My favourite (?!) is the common phrase 'mas o menos', which in Cocle becomes one portmanteau word, to wit, 'maomeno'. First time I figured it out, I LOLed. The Panameno gent was, shall we say, nonplussed.
no, i was teasing, that’s why i wanted you to report back ; )
They were doing “Baghdad Bob’s School of Blowing Yourself Up” on the radio this morning.
Said the school would be a lot better, but they don’t get a lot of alumni support.
It gets the job done. ;-)
no, it was perfect!
I know, cause I’ve said it before and gotten what I wanted!
Too much Bugs Bunny Neo.....
Obama pontificates, preens
While Moochelle says “You must eat your greens”
Their true motivation
Is to ruin our nation
Smash our customs into smithereens
Is there such a thing?
Should have taken that left turn at Albequerque.
The girls are old enough to know, too.
Coincidental that there is a Donnie Iris link on that page?
Meanwhile, dahna Sahsside...
Diner Montanya Crosby told the station her meal didnt taste the same and, The food was in a brown paper bag, the fries were in a Dixie cup. Im like, What the heck is this?
Probably not. The Smithereens are like Jersey’s Donnie Iris.
No, there isn’t...
And that made me Actually Audibly Laugh....
I am so sorry.
My FiL did that....hid it until the very end.
I am really sorry.
yes and God forbid it ends badly, they will not have known how long it was going on. He doesn’t want them altering how they lead their lives, just bc he is sick. but that is not his call to make.
Interesting, but isn’t Jersey redundant in that sentence...?
(XS, that was for you...lol)
Smithereens are from Carteret...lol
Hard to slip one past this goalie...
See above. Smile.
a very small quantity of material. Until recently, no one thought a smidgen was an actual unit of measure, but recently kitchen supply stores in the U.S. and other countries have begun selling sets of “minispoons” in which the smallest spoon, labeled “smidgen,” is designed to hold exactly 1/2 pinch or 1/32 teaspoon, which is roughly 0.005 fluid ounce or 0.15 milliliter. The word is a diminutive of “smutch” or “smudge”; it originally meant a small spot.
I’m not seeing the redundancy.
a very small quantity of material.”
Thanks, I had been led to believe per recent news useage that it was a diminutive quantity approaching infinity to the negative one./*\
Both bands, are from NJ...
No. Donnie Iris is Pittsburgh. Hometown favorite.
I meant that the Smithereens are like Jersey’s version of Donnie Iris. Been around a long time. Had a national hit or two, but never made it big. Still can draw a crowd locally.
I spose, it’s a matter of reading text, to a degree...
Though, I would have expected, a pedant, to make the point that..it was a logical connection..lol.
You never cease to make me cackle out loud...
Gotcha ...see above.
I needed a good chuckle today.
You’re the chuckle bartender...lol.
Dude, really thanks.
Got about 2 hours sleep.... Thanx for the laff.
Yes, it could have been worded more better. But, c’mon.
After all these years here, how could you NOT know that Donnie Iris was Pittsburgh?
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