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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

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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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To: xsmommy

He made a good point though.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 8:14:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

22 posted on 06/26/2014 8:15:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+ for you. He brings out the Tourette's in so many of us. Are any of your grandkids named True Dat?
23 posted on 06/26/2014 8:16:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: HammerT

Yes, to prove, again, how we are better than him. And it wouldn’t take much. Welcome to WFTD!


24 posted on 06/26/2014 8:17:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: driftless2

A for you and welcome to WFTD!


25 posted on 06/26/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A for you!


26 posted on 06/26/2014 8:19:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

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.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 8:22:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

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...


28 posted on 06/26/2014 9:29:17 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

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...


29 posted on 06/26/2014 9:41:40 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

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.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 9:43:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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...


31 posted on 06/26/2014 9:54:10 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

I see Barry as possibly being more of an anti-hero, which is probably better for ratings-more interesting...


32 posted on 06/26/2014 9:55:39 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

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.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 10:01:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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...


34 posted on 06/26/2014 10:05:52 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Yes, that was clever.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 10:38:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

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.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 12:35:35 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

So you’re saying they need a variety of La Cosa Nostra?


37 posted on 06/26/2014 12:36:44 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: All

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.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 12:41:30 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you! That sounds good, even if I don’t like sweets-what is the flavoring used?


39 posted on 06/26/2014 12:50:12 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

I never watched it-I don’t mind crude stuff, but I do loathe Woody Harrelson...


40 posted on 06/26/2014 12:53:00 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

That’s an HBO series!!!!

No, I didn’t watch it, but a lot of the reaction to the finale was pretty bad.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


42 posted on 06/26/2014 1:16:17 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

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.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 1:18:59 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

So much for the canaille on Canary Wharf:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3172480/posts


44 posted on 06/26/2014 1:32:01 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: secret garden

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?


45 posted on 06/26/2014 1:32:33 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

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...


46 posted on 06/26/2014 1:38:28 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: MoochPooch

Good riddance. A+ for you!


47 posted on 06/26/2014 1:40:35 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5
It's said to be good for stomach discomfort but it gives me heartburn so go figure.
I just read a comment on a favorite blog that cracked me up. Someone asked "Does Eric Holder looks like a black Yanni or is it just me?"
48 posted on 06/26/2014 1:42:54 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Canaille I get me a hunting license around here?

49 posted on 06/26/2014 1:46:19 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: DeFault User

Perfect usage! A+ for you and welcome to WFTD!


50 posted on 06/26/2014 1:53:41 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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