Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014-- arriviste
Posted on 04/09/2014 5:32:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014-- arriviste
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".
arriviste[ar-ee-veest; French a-ree-veest]
hear it pronounced
1. a person who has recently acquired unaccustomed status, wealth, or success, especially by dubious means and without earning concomitant esteem
2. a person who is unscrupulously ambitious
Origin: 190005; < French; see arrive, -ist
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.
Hasta la arriviste, baby!
You guys had somewhat of a snow day yesterday, so let me see some good effort today.
Reynolds in Marketing recently won the lottery and became the latest tragedy of the arriviste as relatives and former friends came out of the woodwork to pander for his windfall.
Without even reading your example, the first things that came to mind were the arrivistes in the White House — Barry & Michelle.
It’s a pretty close call.
The sheer arrogance of this bunch is jaw-dropping. I have despised him from Janet Reno days.
Very funny article.
I had to first go to Miami to get the paperwork to go to Peru for work ...
Guess it was a clear case of arrivavisa primero arrivatrabajo ...
In the South, someone who comes into money and is showy about it is referred to as “new money”. Those who tend to spend lavishly and make sure others know they have it to spend quite often don’t have it for long...
Also known as nouveau riche or N-word rich.
My daughter has an apartment in the city. It’s not pretty, but she’s young. She says it’s amazing how many really big TV boxes and new couches, etc. keep showing up in the welfare apartments behind her. She said it’s tax season. They get a ton of money from taxes even though they never worked.
I would like to see a parady of the videos showing starving children in Africa or South America where they are begging us to send money to save a child but done showing the “poor” in America. Nails dones, weaves, cell phones and usually overweight..... truly “starving”
Fair or unfair, timing is often everything as the arriviste who arrivest most quickly on the scene reaps the rewards, however undeserved ...
“Nouveau riche” is a common pejorative for such people.
If life were fair, Barry Soetoro would be delivering pizzas to the White House.
That is because you are sophisticated....MSNBC calls those of us with a southern accent “stupid”.
Don’t say “snow” or any cold stuff, pleeease-Spring is here right now-62 and sunny...
Obama’s arriviste minions
Think everything is a perq-
They expect to have them
Without doing any work
They believe they’re elevated
Instantly into high society-
And pretend they never heard
That French word “bourgeoisie”
Or maybe translate it into
Regular English this time-
They can play society trash
But don’t do it on our dime...
I knew a guy who was making a very modest income, yet he would splurge on his wardrobe like he was Donald Trump. His wife once remarked: “He does that because he thinks who the hell he is.” Just like our Fearless Leader.
I’d like to say “arrivederci” to the arriviste in the White House.
The arriviste landed in the White House,
dragging his caviar eating spouse,
He brought his change,
with a case of mange...
and he’s become a superior louse.
My first husband and I knew a couple who were both like that-we were all young, with little extra money and small kids, but their respective wardrobes screamed designer labels. The wife even had thunder thighs, and liked flower prints, just like the first fashion disaster.
My husband imitated the way the guy walked for my amusement-chest out, strutting-glue feathers on his head and ass, and you would have had a real peacock-also like the grifter-in-chief...
I don’t know why, but I wonder where she mooched her caviar before she invaded the WH...
She was campaigning, so the fools that donated to the campaign footed the bill. Now we are.
Bet their supporters will make her an inside joke for years after the first grifters move to Hawaii-the first wife of a candidate to ever destroy a campaign budget by eating-hell, I’ll bet she is worse than Chris Christie...
Could a Indonesian raised probable Muslim, pass the requisite security check to take boxes through the gate? ;-)
At her quarter mil a year hospital patronage job.
I guess at least one person is having a surreal day-must be the DJ at the classic rock station-
“Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed
Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear
But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear
Oh, I been flying-mama, there ain’t no denyin’
I’ve been flying, ain’t no denyin’, no denyin’
All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land
Trying to find, trying to find where I’ve been”...
I find it hard to believe anyone would pay someone as lacking in social graces that much at any job-they must have needed to fill their quota of females with law degrees...
They needed to fill their quota of useless-wives-of-newly-elected-black-Illinois-politicians ....
With nothing to offer but a bad attitude and a rude demeanor...
It was 300 gr. None of it deserved and the position was not filled when she left.
My youngest plays that on violin. Every head in the studio starts to bob in time, and you can hear other rooms pick up on the vibe and play along.
Been hanging around with Dave? Pedant ;-)
So 50 grand is a detail? ;)
Yep, when it’s not mine, and in the context of their voracious looting...certainly ;-)