Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, March 17, 2014-- blarney
Posted on 03/17/2014 5:55:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, March 14, 2014 blarney
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".
blarney; noun noun 1. flattering or wheedling talk; cajolery. 2. deceptive or misleading talk; nonsense; hooey: a lot of blarney about why he was broke. verb (used with object), verb (used without object), blar·neyed, blar·ney·ing. 3. to flatter or wheedle; use blarney: He blarneys his boss with the most shameless compliments. Origin: 176070; after the hamlet Blarney, in Ireland; see Blarney stone 1796 (which is said to make a persuasive flatterer of any who kiss it), in a castle near Cork, Ireland; reached wide currency through Lady Blarny, the smooth-talking flatterer in Goldsmith's "Vicar of Wakefield" (1766).
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with >> WFTD.
Not sure this is the sort of blarney that conservatives want to hear from Rand Paul.
this had better be the last snow day of the season, as i am ready to move to the fricking tropics.
did someone call?
LMAO! did not expect that one, mr vast member! A++++
shoveling now, be back in a bit.
A: Patty O'Furniture
I was on a tour between Blarney Castle and Waterford on 9-11-2001 when we received word of of the NY Trade Center catastrophe. That terrible news overshadowed the rest of our trip, and that’s no blarney!
To be FRANK, a gay liberal like BARNEY
Was up to his eyeballs in blarney
But even Barry, a liar
With trousers afire
Cannot match the b.s. of Jay Carney
There once was a FReeper named xsmommy
She gave us a word, namely ‘blarney’
She complained of the snow
But I wish she would know
that the heat in Florida is too freaking soggy
Y’all have gotten hammered with more snow in DC than we have in CT. What a load of blarney, eh?
Blarney - the typical contents of Obama’s teleprompter.
I was at Blarney Castle in 1997. Kissed the stone and everything.
not fricking soon enough!
that is too bad. A+++
excellent! A++++ rumors Carney is ready to move on from his blarney blathering.
well it’s not an either/or proposition, Rarestia! Yes FL is too soggy, and too much snow is bad, DC and surrounds are normally a more temperate locale with hot humid summers and just a little bit of snow. this is the fourth time we have had to shovel this winter and truly it has to be a record in our 15 years in this house. How fortuitous for xshub that he has been out of town for 2 of the 4, and so left his womenfolk in charge of shoveling out!
it is totally ludicrous how much snow we have gotten this winter! xsboy was home for a few days at the end of his spring break, he had a 10 am flight from DCA this AM to Syracuse, which we were betting on being canceled [and indeed it was, Reagan airport got 7.2 inches] so xshub drove him up yesterday late afternoon. They had a great time in the truck on the way up, xshub helped him brainstorm a paper he has to do. He had his laptop and ipad and xshub had his “my-fi” [which i guess creates a hotspot wherever you are] and so after he did some research for the paper they were able to watch the PAIRINGs on xsboy’s laptop. They had siriusXM radio analysis, they had ESPN on the laptop and were just happy as clams and the 6 hours just flew by.
isn’t that the dang truth. it overflows with it A+++
this may be my most favorite of your works to date!
Blarney — a purple dinosaur who can’t spell?
did you look at someone else’s paper? ; )
Easy to figure out. If Carney says he’s leaving, it means that he’s staying. And vice-versa.
I just don’t get the appeal of watching people unveil brackets. Let me know when they are out and I will look at them.
BTW, after getting screwed by non-foul call on Saturday, Pitt gets screwed by committee with 9 seed playing #1 Florida if they make second round.
Thanks. I’m blushing. Oh, wait, it’s just some leftover Florida sun on my face.
It could also have been "Barney Miller's (or Barney Rubble's) Irish cousin...
xshub lives and breathes college basketball, he knows recruits who are still in Jr high and which teams are pursuing them. he has encyclopedic knowledge of teams and has forever followed it. he and xsboy like to size up the match-ups in the various regions etc. taking into account the home-court advantages etc. technology has made the unveiling somewhat anti-climatic. When we were dating and in law school his power was out up in Syracuse and so i held the phone up to my tv in VA so he could hear the pairings. it involved yellow legal pads full of machinations back in those days. Yes, Pitt was screwed by homer ACC officials on Sat. Very unfair.
okay, i believe you : ) A+++ you have been a somewhat trustworthy student, heretofore...
i remember the sun...
I skipped the B stone and shopped till I dropped.
As it turned out, those were the last items I purchased in Ireland because we did not know if we were going to be able to get home and we need to conserve our funds just in case. As you remember, all flights were cancelled. We did get out the following Saturday, but ours was the only plane that got out of Shannon to the US that day. We left 1000s of people on the ground whose earlier flights had been cancelled.
Everybody in Ireland was quite wonderful to us all week. They recognized us as Americans and offered condolences everywhere we went. On Friday that week, the Irish government decred it a “Day of Mourning” and closed everything except the churches. Even the pubs were closed. They only way we got fed was because we had hotel reservations. Anybody who was staying in a hotel was out of luck.
We attended Mass in Galway (because our scheduled tour had been cancelled) where the President of Ireland led the procession. The Offertory gift was a First Aid kit that was going to the NYFD. Only the Chemist shoppes were open for people to fill their prescriptions. Mass was filled to overflowing, and they served Communion in the parking lot for people who couldn’t get in.
The Cathedral was quite lovely — all stone mosaic done with different colors of granite from every district of Ireland. No stained glass. All of the pictures were mosaic. I have to comment that Mass in Gaelic was quite an experience. I couldn’t understand a single word! I don’t even know when they said the Our Father.
Our tour guide grumbled because Mass lasted more than an our because of the crowds and the tour buses. According to him, no self respecting Irishman will sit still for more than a half hour for Mass! LOL.
My daughter in upstate NY finally broke down a purchased a new snow blower. Hers has been broken all winter (and resisting repair) and the shoveling has been left to her.
Oh its a necessity in upstate NY!
I don’t know where you would even find one this time of year. It’s all grass seed and lawn mowers at the home improvement stores.
I didn’t buy soda bread but made white bread and added sunflower seeds and dried cranberries - it was really good! But I do have a corned beef in the crock pot!
We Eastern Europeans will be celebrating st pattys day with kielbasa and cabbage : ) shoveling completed, Xsteen is going over xs fiance’s. Once I hear how the roads are I will go out myself.
That is very clever Truthy - I like that one!~
Want to try making soda bread and need to go out for buttermilk. Your bread sounds yummy!
Are you doing your sweet kielbasa?
That’s a great song!
No i will
Cook it in with the cabbage.
You can always make fake buttermilk with milk and lemon juice.
Is it me or does that sound naughty?
I feel your pain. It feels like sore muscles.
But the driveway is clear now, more or less. Come on, sun, do your thing.
He was stunned when I served it up - It is so much fun cooking for him.
I have ‘Cuse going all the way in my bracket. It’d be fun to be on M street again if they did!
I’ve never eaten corned beef and cabbage.