Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, June 26, 2014 – canaille
Posted on 06/26/2014 4:31:03 AM PDT by secret garden
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".
canaille (kuh-NAYL, -NY) noun
The common people; the masses; riffraff.
how it sounds
"The gang in the alley was not canaille; fine gentlemen from the court were raging here."
--Isak Dinesen; Last Tales; Random House; 1957.
From French canaille (villain, rabble), from Italian canaglia (pack of dogs, rabble), from cane (dog), from Latin canis (dog). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kwon- (dog), which is also the source of canine, chenille (from French chenille: caterpillar, literally, little dog), kennel, canary, hound, dachshund, corgi, cynic, and cynosure. Earliest documented use: 1676.
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....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
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It was announced yesterday that Obama is headed to Minnesota to connect with the canaille. Of course the real reason is that al Franken is in trouble and the big O wants to play golf.
They were running the circular firing squad on Cruz yesterday for having the audacity to congratulate his fellow senator on his election victory. It’s Santorum/Specter all over again.
the lunacy, it is extreme.
When Obama addresses canaille
His lies can be stacked in a pile
But whenever I see
Him speak on my tv
I just race to adjust the old dial
If Obama doesnt have to follow the rule of law do the canaille have to as well?
I watched “Tyrant” last night. I was interested. A lot happened in the pilot to establish everything, so we really need to see what happens next.
Telling his wife “promise me we’ll come home” was a bit anvillicious.
I thought Jamal would be around to act as a counterweight to our hero, but I guess not. He was a jerk, but I thought his comeuppance would be delayed.
I could do without the homo son.
The closed captions were a couple seconds behind, which was annoying.
I’ll watch next week to see where they go.
As a patriotic American let me firmly state that I am against any form of canaille, and I will not have it in my house. Why just yesterday my wife forced me to throw out a large stack of canaille that had been lying around for quite a while. Whew! was I glad to toss it all into the trash bin.
I had never heard that word before in my sixty-four years of life on this planet. You made me look it up.
Yeah, today’s pandering to the democrat voters’ canaille is like what these same Chicago politicians did in the 1800’s: Ship Chicago’s sewage downstream to the Ohio river so they would not pollute the water THEY were drinking!
I don’t know if it’s exactly a “word” yet, but yes, it’s a good one.
The take on this IRS fiasco and most things having to do with the ruling elite is that the Gov’t can nail the canaille, but not the reverse
He made a good point though.
Yes, to prove, again, how we are better than him. And it wouldn’t take much. Welcome to WFTD!
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
A for you!
If they would just do away with payroll withholding tax and make everyone pay it quarterly, like we do, things would change. Writing the check makes a HUGE difference. A for you.
I thought maybe Barry was referring to the corrupting influence of power and luxury with the coming home remark-and I was really disappointed that it appears that Jamal got taken out-I hope he is only temporarily disabled-a lunatic like him is needed as a foil for Barry.
The homosexual son is annoying-probably there for PC reasons, or to show how that aberration is regarded in the Middle East.
It did remind me of “The Sopranos” though, with the level of Jamal’s violence-also like the novela I mentioned-the narco/head of the family is unpredictably violent, too...
Liberals are always saying
They are for the common man-
The truth is they are only
For getting all they can
The Roman mob, the canaille,
Whatever else they might be
Are all just gullible fools
Thinking everything is free
They’ve been bought before,
And they’ve also been sold-
They never learn the lesson
And are dropped in the cold...
They have an opportunity with world events (Iraq) to make this show very thought provoking. I think a couple years ago people would have rooted for the hero to bring “freedom and democracy” to the country.
We see now that sometimes you do need a strong hand to keep tribal factions in line. Which is what the father said.
How will our hero “Barry” grow and in what direction?
Of course, if his reluctance remains his defining characteristic, I can see that getting old real fast.
I agree-if he backs sway from exerting some kind of control that makes an impression, he might as well head back to Cali and hope a hit man isn’t there already.
The way he ordered his son to get out of the pool and ready to go, and the flashback of what he did when he picked up the gun Jamal dropped was a window into what he is capable of-and it isn’t all good...
I see Barry as possibly being more of an anti-hero, which is probably better for ratings-more interesting...
I think he did what he did as a kid because he wasn’t getting the attention from his father. But it scarred (and scared) him and that is what led to him wanting to get away and stay away.
Yes, I think he is going to have to make tough decisions and become the person he ran away to avoid becoming.
I liked his solution to the rival faction plotting mayhem at the wedding-having one of them at each table to keep the place from being blown up-that was diplomatic...
Yes, that was clever.
A+ for you! I just took my crumb coffee cake out of the oven. I wanted something delicious and homemade for my youngest when I bring her home from Memphis tomorrow.
So you’re saying they need a variety of La Cosa Nostra?
Has anyone here seen True Detective? I checked it out at the library and we have watched 3 episodes so far but aren’t inclined to watch any more. First, Woody Harrelson is just playing himself, a despicable smarmy jerk. Second, McConnaughey is a fantastic actor but he is depressing the life out of me. And third, the language and situations are just too crude to watch. Someone tell me it has some value further in the series.
Thank you! That sounds good, even if I don’t like sweets-what is the flavoring used?
I never watched it-I don’t mind crude stuff, but I do loathe Woody Harrelson...
That’s an HBO series!!!!
No, I didn’t watch it, but a lot of the reaction to the finale was pretty bad.
I know. I won’t pay HBO for any of their stuff and I do try to watch shows people are talking about to see why. It’s why I endured Breaking Bad, which I really didn’t like either. I’m listening to Cavuto now to find out why Freepers are screaming about him lately.
It’s a regular yellow cake with crumbs made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and some white sugar with powdered on top. I should have waited for it to cool before sprinkling so the confectioner’s sugar would stay dry and white. The recipe only uses white sugar but I like brown with it instead.
So much for the canaille on Canary Wharf:
I heard on another Fox show last night that he got into it with Michelle Bachman over John Boehner’s lawsuit plans-maybe that is it?
It does sound like a good coffee cake-I use honey or raw brown sugar when I bake-it actually has a taste, and white sugar is barely a natural substance these days...
Unfortunately, canela-cinnamon-isn’t a favorite thing-even the smell of it makes me sneeze...
Good riddance. A+ for you!
Canaille I get me a hunting license around here?
Perfect usage! A+ for you and welcome to WFTD!