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Word for the Day, Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Posted on 06/03/2014 4:05:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday June 3, 2014



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".

flak [flak]

-n
1. antiaircraft fire, especially as experienced by the crews of combat airplanes at which the fire is directed.
2. criticism; hostile reaction; abuse

[1935–40; < German Fl ( ieger ) a ( bwehr ) k ( anone ) antiaircraft gun, equivalent to Flieger aircraft (literally, flyer) + Abwehr defense + Kanone gun, cannon ]

en seguida [ehn seh-GEE-dah]

-adv
immediately

Debemos llamarla en seguida.

We must call her immediately.


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1 posted on 06/03/2014 4:05:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Who knew “flak” was an acronym? I just saw this on a History channel show about words that derived from our wars.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 4:06:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

ugh. Hope there is no flak in my coffee.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 4:06:55 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave; tioga; xsmommy

Speakin’ of witch, the book “The Wrong Stuff” about the sometimes sobering, always very entertaining, sometimes hillarious mis-adventures of the 8th Air Force against flak in WWII is something hillary would NOT found interesting at all.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 4:09:18 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave

I am off to my pre-op tests to get cleared for surgery. I hope I take no flak and pass with flying colors.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 4:36:26 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: tioga

Good luck!


6 posted on 06/03/2014 4:38:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

prayers!


7 posted on 06/03/2014 5:13:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
There is a Freeper who apparently knows the Bergdahl's pastor and is urging that people not JUDGE the situation. He is, rightfully so, taking a Lotta flak!
8 posted on 06/03/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You mean his imam?


9 posted on 06/03/2014 5:16:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
At the dissolution of Sovereign Redeemer Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Boise last year, Bob and Janil were members in good standing

Nope, his pastor.

10 posted on 06/03/2014 5:18:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

did you read the pastor’s FB post to which i linked? Sounds like the happiest, slappiest, novus-ordo-on-stilts pastor ever.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 5:19:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s an interesting piece of information, if genuine.

As you said, there is a whole lot of suspicious information about this family.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 5:21:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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Col. David Hunt on OReilly last night, said that Bergdahl called his former platoon the day after he left, SAYING that he had deserted. Hunt acted like it was beyond question. I had not seen that anywhere before, in what i have read.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 5:27:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Obama is taking some flak
(Though protected because he is Black)
He has reached a new low
Swapped five killers for Bowe
Now he lies to deflect the attack


14 posted on 06/03/2014 5:38:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: SoothingDave

looking like Pierre McGuire may be your new GM. He has wanted Sidney for a long time...here’s his chance...


15 posted on 06/03/2014 5:44:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Pittsburgh dad getting some BIG DEAL company today...
16 posted on 06/03/2014 6:02:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We’ll see. Talk to me next April/May. Nothing means anything till then.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 6:14:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden

well i don’t think we will have to wait that long to know about the Caps. The fact that they are not cutting Brooks Laich loose from his $6mil K, when he probably cannot even pass a physical, really sounds like they do NOT want to blow up this team but rather as McPhee was always saying, “we like our team.” I am afraid this is putting all of the pressure on Barry to produce, and while i know he is an excellent coach, he is not a miracle worker and he has no say-so over personnel, but can only work with that which is on his roster. It is very disappointing. This news today is demoralizing a lot of fans. Ted Leonsis is a control freak and does not want the team blown up, and hired a GM who will abide by his wishes.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 6:22:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Everyone is getting BENt out of shape about it.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 6:25:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Speaking of WWII, have you seen the movie, “Monuments Men”? Oh my, it was such a reminder of the evil mind of hitler....


20 posted on 06/03/2014 6:58:37 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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