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Word For The Day, Wednesday, July 2, 2014-- plonk

Posted on 07/02/2014 4:35:01 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, July 2, 2014-- plonk

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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".

plonk [plɒŋk]

hear it pronounced

noun (Chiefly British)

inferior or cheap wine.

Origin: 1925–30; perhaps alteration of French ( vin ) blanc white (wine)

— verb
1. ( often foll by down ) to drop or be dropped, esp heavily or suddenly: he plonked the money on the table

— noun
2. the act or sound of plonking

— interjection
3. an exclamation imitative of this sound

Special Usage:

Computing Dictionary

plonk definition
networking, abuse (Possibly influenced by British slang "plonk" for cheap booze, or "plonker" for someone behaving stupidly; usually written "*plonk*") The sound a newbie makes as he falls to the bottom of a kill file. While this term originated in the Usenet newsgroup news:talk.bizarre, by 1994 it was widespread on Usenet and mailing lists as a form of public ridicule. Another theory is that it is an acronym for "Person with Little Or No Knowledge".


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Obama promised to be run the most transparent administration in history, but instead of champagne, we got plonk.
1 posted on 07/02/2014 4:35:01 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Good morning! Please submit your sentence using today’s word.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 4:36:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I took Freshman physics in college, and hated the professor’s haughty New England academia accent. I wanted to plonk my head down hard on the desk every time he said the name Mox Plonck, it was so freakin irritating.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 4:45:18 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
A+++

gold

That was a nice quantum leap. I took physics in college as well, and was wondering if anyone would use old Max in a response. Nice work!

4 posted on 07/02/2014 4:52:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
"Please submit your sentence using today’s word."

"Person with Little Or No Knowledge" -- How come every discussion has to be about the President?

5 posted on 07/02/2014 5:15:22 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Will all of you people who keep "fixing" things please stop? Making them work again is killing me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Obama: the Plonker’s President. When do we shake this bad wine hangover?


6 posted on 07/02/2014 5:21:00 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: NicknamedBob
A++

silver

Heh, heh!

7 posted on 07/02/2014 5:22:20 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: rarestia
A++

bronze

Wine hangover=the wrath of grapes.

8 posted on 07/02/2014 5:23:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
We plonked on plinko


9 posted on 07/02/2014 5:30:40 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

obama’s popularity just went plonk!!!!

Who knew?


10 posted on 07/02/2014 5:32:53 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: NeoCaveman

A++
Good luck on your plinko plonking.


11 posted on 07/02/2014 5:38:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: Honorary Serb

A++
What has Obama accomplished that would make him popular?


12 posted on 07/02/2014 5:39:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Filthy Plonkers, bringing idiotic things into the Help Desk and expecting others to do the thinking for them!
“My automatic coffee holder on my machine isn’t working!”
It’s a CD Rom drive, not a coffee holder!


13 posted on 07/02/2014 5:40:12 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Plink, plank, plonk.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 5:45:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
her badonkadonk made him go plonk.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Plonk: The sound made when someone falls asleep while listening to an Obama speech and their head hits the table in front of them


16 posted on 07/02/2014 5:50:01 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment sust till stands?)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVguvNE7qc&feature=kp


17 posted on 07/02/2014 6:02:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Darksheare

A++
Help desk chuckles.


18 posted on 07/02/2014 6:07:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: xsmommy

A++
JLo looks good coming or going.


19 posted on 07/02/2014 6:09:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: Cowman

A+++
For making me laugh out loud.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 6:10:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“inferior or cheap wine.”

Oh, this is GREAT!

“Waiter, I’ll have the Sauvignon Plonk, please”


21 posted on 07/02/2014 6:10:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

A+++
Excellent! That will replace my usual comment when
tasting wine in a restaurant: “It was a good year—November!”


22 posted on 07/02/2014 6:13:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Extra credit to any of you (other) old-timers who can tell me why this picture is relevant to today's discussion.

23 posted on 07/02/2014 6:16:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Cause it’s a frog and the French are also frogs.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 6:33:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Nice try.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 6:35:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Oh yes, the tales of the coffee holder are true.
It does happen.


26 posted on 07/02/2014 6:38:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I will be at the gym for a few hours. Will be back to grade your homework, on the off chance that you laggards will hand it in.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: SoothingDave; mikrofon; secret garden; TruthShallSetYouFree
this is cute.
28 posted on 07/02/2014 7:12:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Kevin Williamson hits it out of the park.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/381755/reforming-reform-kevin-d-williamson

Likewise, routine care is not an insurable risk. You can fold that stuff into an insurance plan, and sometimes that might make sense: The people who are insuring you against the expensive proposition of breast cancer have a good incentive to throw breast exams into the “free” column — but surely, surely you sophisticated, self-actualized, read-my-Kristeva ladies don’t think that it’s actually free? The facts are: (1) Mammograms cost money; (2) somebody has to pay for them; (3) your insurance company is not run by people who love you. So, do the math.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 7:22:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I'm going to the Book for today's WFTD.
Matthew 7:3
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank(plonk) in your own eye?
30 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

there are so many morsels of deliciousness in that piece, it’s hard to say which is tastier! LOL!


31 posted on 07/02/2014 7:31:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I was going to pick out a nice bottle of wine for my father-in-law but he said not to bother as he’d as easily enjoy a bottle of plonk.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 7:35:48 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: NicknamedBob

I thought that was his speech assistant — the Teleplonker

(NTBCW Earnest, Carney, Gibbs et al.)


33 posted on 07/02/2014 7:48:38 AM PDT by mikrofon (Happy 2014 Humpday! - #183)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!”


34 posted on 07/02/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT by mikrofon (Andy's Gang ~1960)
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To: SoothingDave
plonk down to a gay whopper. just sounds...wrong....
35 posted on 07/02/2014 8:15:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

LOL, are those the Salary “Cap” Twins ;?

RE Moulson, when he was in Buffalo the first time he seemed to have a genuine interest in being here, which probably helped in getting him back. Maybe they should have also tried to trade with NYI for Tavares – his Uncle John is a star on the local indoor Lacrosse team.


36 posted on 07/02/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT by mikrofon (Happy 2014 Humpday! - #183)
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To: mikrofon; secret garden; SoothingDave
OMG I am BEREFT!!! Comments are HILARIOUS!
37 posted on 07/02/2014 8:50:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3175083/posts?page=1

Russia is now PG.


38 posted on 07/02/2014 10:15:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; mikrofon; secret garden; xsmommy
Seinfeld said it best.
39 posted on 07/02/2014 10:20:24 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

A++
Plank, plonk, whatever.


40 posted on 07/02/2014 10:21:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: Oratam

A++
If it’ll make him happy, plonk down your cash for plonk.


41 posted on 07/02/2014 10:22:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: SoothingDave

they gonna have some ginormous swear jar?


42 posted on 07/02/2014 10:26:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon
A+++

Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie.

Nice job! (And I'm speaking as someone who has had his magic twanger plunked by experts.)

43 posted on 07/02/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

OMG how RACIST towards the dagos is THAT? LOL!


44 posted on 07/02/2014 11:06:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

My Brit neighbor actually uses that word...

Obama has dug himself a hole
With his popularity sinking
He plonks down more garbage-
Whose koolaid is he drinking?

He has opted out on moving
Like Clinton to the middle-
Now he’s doing a Nixon, so
He will just play the fiddle

While Rome burns and he moves
His pen and his phone around
His legacy is toppling faster
And he doesn’t hear the sound


45 posted on 07/02/2014 11:26:20 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: xsmommy

Da


46 posted on 07/02/2014 11:30:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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"One nation under God.."



click the pic
help keep the lights on
donate today!


47 posted on 07/02/2014 11:31:34 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoothingDave

OMG did you see the Giroux tweet that Dejan retweeted? I thought I would pee myself it was so hilarious!


48 posted on 07/02/2014 11:32:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We used to be able to have a little fun, mocking ethnic stereotypes. Most people would laugh loudest when their own group was the target. Nowadays, everyone is so freaking sensitive.


49 posted on 07/02/2014 11:44:37 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: Texan5

A+++

One of your more poetic poems, to coin a phrase.

If a legacy topples in the woods and nobody hears it, does it still make a sound?


50 posted on 07/02/2014 11:45:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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