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!]
Yes, 82 yesterday, 48 tomorrow.
No, you’re not turning the A/C on in April.
his next biz trip? the minute his car is going down the driveway? ON.
You could try opening some windows. Get a breeze going.
Or just don’t wear so many clothes. Pragmatic bonus: there will be less to wash.
that’s fine on the main floor, and that’s what we did in our room last night, it was helped by the ceiling fan. the kids rooms do not have ceiling fans, and xsboy is coming home this weekend for Easter and he has horrible allergies, which are compounded by open windows. If he’s feeling it up in Syracuse, he will be miserable at home where far more is blooming. As i told xshub i just HATE to be hot; i do not complain nearly as much about being cold, bc you can add sweaters, blankets, socks etc.
we have de minimus laundry : )
Get him some Flonase. Changed my life.
pretty sure he’s had that in the past. need a scrip for it right? He’s too old for the pediatrician, so that means he would have to see Jafar, xshub’s internist. Jafar was referred by the Sultan, xshub’s urologist who dealt with the kidney stones.
Yes, he would need a prescription. Doesn’t he have a “family doctor”?
I am so sorry. It’s good you were there with her, so she was surrounded by love before she left.
are you JOINING the roller derby or just going to watch??? A+++
As I understand it:
1890 Bundy family comes into possession of a massive amount of land.
1993 Feds take over land without compensation to Bundy family, start harging ‘grazing fees’, Bundy’s say FU
2014 feds swoop in with snipers and helicopters, start confiscating cattle, Patriots find out, show up, feds threaten some more, more patriots show up, feds back down.
Now it sounds like harry Reid is involved in some solar farm deal with the Chinese for the land stolen by the feds from the Bundy’s.
the kids had the pediatrician as a family dr, he kicks them out when they get to college. He has not needed a dr since, so his “FAMILY” doctor will be Jafar, xshub’s internist. xsgirls see my internist as their family dr.
harry reid is one of the sleaziest, slimiest DWEEBS on the planet. HOW in the WORLD does he keep being re-elected?
Interesting, my twins would be good at that!
Huck makes me HURL. A+++
I despise that scumbag. There has to be vote fixing for him to keep getting reelected. He has got to go!
I remember watching it with my dad when I was little.
xsteen just last week got rollerblades from Overstock.com, and she and xsfiance went rollerblading on the C&O canal path, she said they went about 4 miles and it was an excellent workout. he has his roller hockey skates, but i imagine he still looked like a goober.
Been there. The very real definition of the Bleeding Heart. God give you peace and perspective, and eventually, joy.
Yeah, it was on saturdays or sundays, on the two or 3 channels we used to get.
Oh yeah, this is State Staff Ranger for the Oregon BLM Michale Roop.
He saw fit to tackle 57 year old cancer survivor Margaret Bundy Houston from behind with no warnign. What did she do the cause this? Watering the cows.
State Staff Ranger Mike Roop, BLM,
Oregon State Office, 333 SW. 1st Ave.,
Portland, Oregon, 97204, 5038086410
friggin militarized bureaucrats. Grrrr.
World has gone crazy!
My condolences. My uncle passed as well....Mass is today....
I am very sorry for your loss.
Weeeellll, ya gotta figure that, for all of the fairy tales about princesses and frogs and dragons and kings and queens, most of all people ver born have bien-pensants.
Or smiths, fellers, farmers, carpenters, shepherds, clerks, millers, .... So house come there ain’t no people named “Engineer”?