Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, April 14, 2014-- bien-pensant
Posted on 04/14/2014 4:58:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 4/14/14
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".
bien-pensant; noun; adj.
1.Right-thinking, orthodox, conformist; conservative. [quotations ▼] 2010, Bagehot, The Economist, 23 Aug 2010: He hopes Mr Abbott wins the election in part because it would, he says, annoy bien-pensant British journalists and Leftists who oppose the Australian's positions on things like abortion, gay marriage or climate change. 2.Someone who accepts and/or espouses a fashionable idea after it has been established and maintains it without a great amount of critical thought.
Etymology: French ; from bien, well + present participle of penser, to think
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.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with WFTD.
I am not up-to-date on the Bundy ranch situation, but the bien-pensant appear to suspect there is a Harry Reid connection.
No pushing at the door please!
Here's to a contemplative Holy Week.
How are the peasants?
The peasants are well.
Please hold a bien-pensant (the literal translation from the French) for me today as I ship the last of my Mom’s possessions home and board a flight back to Wisconsin. Mom left this earthly this earthly vail yesterday morning, and my husband and I have spent the last 24 hours sorting and packing her things — 13 boxes.
Condolences and prayers for you, and for your mom.
A- you can do better.
ok, so did the Penguins lay down for the Flyers on Sat so as to draw Columbus instead of the Rangers?
Obama is très cool, nonchalant
The perfect left-wing bien-pensant
Global warmist, so caring
My income, he’s sharing
A naïve economic enfant
I am sorry for your loss.
No, never. The Flyers just wanted it more. ;-)
Thank God for all the bien-pensant patriots who showed up en masse to help Clive Bundy not get murdered Waco-style by the feds.
I’m sorry for your loss!
A+++ can you give a cliffs notes version of what is going on there?
today is break-down day at Kettler Iceplex, i hope someone is ready to do some BREAKING!
ok, you can have a plus for that + ; )
so we went from having the heat on, to me begging for the A/C yesterday night [to no avail. xshub quoted PghDad as reason not to turn it on yet!]
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