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Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 19, 2014-- forte

Posted on 02/19/2014 5:20:36 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 19, 2014-- forte

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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".

forte [fawrt, fohrt or for 1, fawr-tey]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. a person's strong suit, or most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; something that one excels in: I don't know what her forte is, but it's not music. Synonyms: talent, skill, excellence, strength, strong point, specialty, proficiency; knack, bent.
2. the stronger part of a sword blade, between the middle and the hilt (opposed to foible ).
3. A musical direction meaning “to be performed loudly”; the opposite of piano.

Pronunciation note:
In the sense of a person's strong suit ( He draws well, but sculpture is his real forte ), the older and historical pronunciation of forte is the one-syllable [fawrt] or [fohrt] pronounced as the English word fort. The word is derived from the French word fort, meaning “strong.” A two-syllable pronunciation [fawr-tey] is increasingly heard, especially from younger educated speakers, perhaps owing to confusion with the musical term forte, pronounced in English as [fawr-tey] and in Italian as [fawr-te]. Both the one- and two-syllable pronunciations of forte are now considered standard.

Origin: 1715–25; < Italian < Latin fortis strong

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Jay Carney’s forte is one that is extremely useful to the Obama Regime: he has the ability to avoid telling the truth without actually lying.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 5:20:36 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

It looks as if we’ll finally get some of the huge piles of snow to start melting. Wake up and smell the coffee—and hand in your homework.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 5:22:32 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

there were a few small patches of green visible on my front lawn yesterday, hopefully they will spread today since we will again have temps in upper 50s.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 5:23:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Yeah, and everything is going to freeze up into an icy mess in my driveway tonight.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 5:24:14 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

awww you are such a gloomy gus! there were birds chirping outside this AM when i came in!


5 posted on 02/19/2014 5:25:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Our department’s downfall was a lack of subject matter experts whose forte involved our storage systems.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:30:25 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

My daughter in law’s forte is being a great wife and mother. They just got their power restored in South Carolina after a SEVEN day outage and she spent all day washing clothes and cleaning up after her husband and 5 children. My son has all of the broken limbs and downed trees to clean up in the yard. And htey had an earthquake in addition.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:30:43 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

I slipped and fell there this morning as I was getting my newspaper. So that ruined my mood.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 5:31:59 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
gold

You're the firstest with the mostest!

9 posted on 02/19/2014 5:37:47 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave
silver

Yeah, and everything is going to freeze up into an icy mess in my driveway tonight.

Somebody's glass is half-empty. :)

10 posted on 02/19/2014 5:39:03 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: rarestia
A++

bronze

11 posted on 02/19/2014 5:40:29 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A++
North and south are having a horrible winter. And California has no water.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 5:41:43 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree

i have heard that Varlamov, who’s forte is woman-beating, was pulled from net by the Russkies, and they are down 3-1 to the fins.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 5:51:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I saw the 3-1 score on Twitter.

This could be good motivation for Malkin (or Ovie) to win the Stanley Cup this year.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 5:53:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

you would think, but who knows! they need to be blaring SHAYBU SHAYBU on the loudspeakers over there to motivate them, LOL!


15 posted on 02/19/2014 5:56:16 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Those kids range from 1-16 and she kept them entertained for 7 days with board games and a mini DVD (I guess it was battery powered.) My son cooked on the camp stove. But theycouldn’t even go outside for days because of falling tree branches done in by ice. One of the branches came right through the roof of their 3 season room.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 5:56:58 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
Pooty Poot preparing the firing squad...


17 posted on 02/19/2014 6:01:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Pouty Pooty Poot


18 posted on 02/19/2014 6:04:13 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i am so sorry that i must kill you, comrades...


19 posted on 02/19/2014 6:10:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m sure Ukraine is adding to his worries.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 6:19:32 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

A++
I recall the chants at Madison Square Garden when the Islanders came into town, led by their captain, Denis Potvin, who had been accused of domestic abuse.

(To the tune of “Here we go Rangers, here we go.”)
“Beat your wife, Potvin, beat your wife.”


21 posted on 02/19/2014 6:22:58 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sounds like they got through it bravely and well.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 6:23:57 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave
And he's heartsick about Brooks and Julianne....
23 posted on 02/19/2014 6:24:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

wifebeating is a russian sport.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 6:24:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Hough — the “Footloose” actress “Dancing With the Stars” winner, Self cover girl and ex of Ryan Seacrest

Wait--Ryan Seacrest dates girls?

25 posted on 02/19/2014 6:25:44 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

he wore her as a beard for awhile, apparently...


26 posted on 02/19/2014 6:26:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I wish it would melt around here. The main drag through the village is two lanes, but you can’t use both at the same time. The snow piles along the road cause parked cars to cross over the line into one of the lanes and voila! A messy congested downtown. Our mayor must not be driving due to his DWI and not be aware. RME


27 posted on 02/19/2014 6:26:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I thought you meant Brooks Orpik.

Named after Herb Brooks, and now he’s playing Olympic hockey.


28 posted on 02/19/2014 6:29:05 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That they did, and they even gave a birthday party in the midst of it all!

My son alternated a borrowed generator between the refrigerator/freezer and the heat.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 6:31:49 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave; hobbes1

Another local death. This man was once on the same little league team as my son. His brother wrote an obituary and clearly stated he died from his “addictions”. Husband and father of 3. Enough already. Interesting that they put it out there. They asked that anyone struggling with addictions get help now before it’s too late. Good advice.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 6:34:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

drugs are a scourge.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 6:56:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

RIP russian hockey team.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 6:57:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3124564/posts

Post-Gazette writer stumbles onto the truth.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 6:59:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

saw that earlier. it would seem to be common sense, but that is rare these days.


34 posted on 02/19/2014 7:00:49 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
yep, just like i said....
35 posted on 02/19/2014 7:08:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Also, interesting was that he was a local funeral director and the family owns a funeral home. They are having a private service, no public calling hours. Strange.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 7:10:14 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Obama exhibits a triune forte: play, partay, and go on holiday!


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

EAGLES UP! Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more!

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)

37 posted on 02/19/2014 7:17:32 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoothingDave

Yikes! I hope you just bumped and didnt have any lasting injury


38 posted on 02/19/2014 7:49:37 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: tioga

That is awful Ti, but glad the family took the opportunity to remind others what can happen! I saw a story about a young woman in a coma from synthetic marajuana but when the president is encouraging smoking it is hard to convince kids that it is sti a drug just as alcohol can be unsafe


39 posted on 02/19/2014 7:56:57 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Just got my butt wet and a little tenderness on my one thumb and heel of the other hand.


40 posted on 02/19/2014 8:02:57 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

and your pride of course ; )
it’s funny, my SIL was texting me about the Russians losing. She doesn’t follow hockey and if pressed would consider herself a Pens fan from living there, but she said the announcers were ragging on Ovie. I said, well Milbury and Roenick hate ovie and never miss a chance to rag on him. She said isn’t that funny, i didn’t know that but i could certainly tell from what i just saw.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 8:12:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

I thought pride goeth BEFORE a fall....


42 posted on 02/19/2014 8:15:27 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

it hit first...


43 posted on 02/19/2014 8:21:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Haha - sorry if my spelling was bad - my internet was out so I was using my phone...tiny letters


44 posted on 02/19/2014 8:27:48 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Texan5; SoothingDave

i do not know what to do about the damn fox in our neighorhood. he is driving my dogs nuts. his scent is ALL over the yard. i let them out this AM and i could not get Jules back in, he was down in that front corner frantically barking [at 6:15 am, sure the neighbors must love me] and actually breached the perimeter in that corner. he has not worn the electric collar for awhile, bc it’s too small for his fat neck [immediately emailed for a new replacement collar that i can refit the device into, hopefully] but now that he saw he could go outside of the known perimeter, i am going to have to watch him. he’s always been the one up by me on the front steps while Chan goes wild barking in the corner, he was doing it today and she was up top with me. the neighbor says there are several of the foxes, but we have never seen more than one at once.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 8:32:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

your spelling was fine, i meant his pride hit the driveway before his butt ; )


46 posted on 02/19/2014 8:33:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

if anyone in my house was technologically inclined, i almost wonder if having a motion detector setting off a voice recording to tell him to beat it would work. he runs when he hears my voice.


47 posted on 02/19/2014 8:35:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Maybe your local animal control officer can trap him.


48 posted on 02/19/2014 8:43:04 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Oh I got that - it was good


49 posted on 02/19/2014 8:43:59 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

You probably wouldn’t like my fix for the fox... but he wouldn’t bother your dogs anymore.


50 posted on 02/19/2014 8:44:41 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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