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Word For The Day, Thursday, June 26, 2014 canaille
dictionaries ad nauseam | 26 June 2014 | Thursday's sub

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

Example sentence:
"The gang in the alley was not canaille; fine gentlemen from the court were raging here."
--Isak Dinesen; Last Tales; Random House; 1957.

Etymology:
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 Threads:

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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 06/26/2014 4:31:03 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 06/26/2014 4:31:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 4:38:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
Obama heads to Minnesota to connect with ordinary folks
4 posted on 06/26/2014 4:39:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A+ for you!
5 posted on 06/26/2014 4:50:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
the worst sort of canaille are running the WH.
6 posted on 06/26/2014 4:52:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
can I canaille?
7 posted on 06/26/2014 4:54:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
boy they are really down on Cavuto.
8 posted on 06/26/2014 5:04:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 5:52:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

the lunacy, it is extreme.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 5:53:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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


11 posted on 06/26/2014 6:03:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: secret garden

If Obama doesn’t have to follow the rule of law do the canaille have to as well?


12 posted on 06/26/2014 6:08:46 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: Texan5

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.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 6:22:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
After this even I don't care which scumbag runs the Senate anymore as it will be either The Snake Harry Reid or the Snake Mitch (rhymes with) McConnell.
14 posted on 06/26/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

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.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 6:59:43 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: SoothingDave
"anvilicious"

I had never heard that word before in my sixty-four years of life on this planet. You made me look it up.

16 posted on 06/26/2014 7:03:34 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: secret garden

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!


17 posted on 06/26/2014 7:38:14 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: driftless2

I don’t know if it’s exactly a “word” yet, but yes, it’s a good one.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

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…


19 posted on 06/26/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT by mikrofon (RWFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy
They should be working the food court at the mall instead. A+ for you.
20 posted on 06/26/2014 8:11:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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