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Old 05-01-2003, 01:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Word of the day May 1

The Word of the Day for May 1 is:

jawboning • \JAW-boh-ning\ • (noun) the use of public appeals (as by a president) to influence the actions especially of business and labor leaders; broadly, the use of spoken persuasion

A little more information about today’s word:
In the late 1800s, the noun "jawbone" meant "credit" (as in "his money's gone, so he lives on jawbone"). By the mid-1950s, people were writing about "jawbone control" (in reference to regulations intended to make people cautious), and by 1966 the verb "to jawbone" (meaning "to talk about to gain some end") was appearing regularly in the media. The noun "jawboning" made its print debut in 1969. All of these uses were likely influenced by the verb "jaw," which has long been used with the meanings "to talk" or "to scold."

My sentence:
The governor was reluctant to intervene directly in the strike, so he resorted to jawboning, urging both sides to return to the bargaining table with warnings and rhetoric.

Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 10th Edition.

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Old 05-01-2003, 02:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Huey Long was a master at the art of jawboning.
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Old 05-01-2003, 02:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Even an excessive amount of jawboning would not have saved Nixon.
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Old 05-01-2003, 04:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My jawboning set him up, it was the right cross that knocked him out.
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Old 05-01-2003, 05:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My favourite activity on weekends used to be going to nightclubs and jawboning to the female populace.
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Old 05-01-2003, 05:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Even after all of his jawboning, he still couldn't get the job.
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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With no weapons of mass destruction found, President Bush will rely on jawboning to world leaders in tonite's primetime address.
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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After a jawboning his wife,the man did accept her request for a facial.
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I listen to talk radio - so I hear jawboning all day.
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Old 05-01-2003, 12:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My opium dealer in the east end won't give me Jawbone , so I've had to prostitute myself to a bunch of jawboning Judges.
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Old 05-01-2003, 12:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Jawbone the gullable.
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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We call it May Day (play on words) over here in England, so, I refuse to say jawboning, however, I will say May Day!
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Old 05-02-2003, 01:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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World Workers, whatever may bind ye,
This day let your work be undone:
Cast the clouds of the winter behind ye,
And come forth and be glad in the sun.

Now again while the green earth rejoices
In the bud and the blossom of May
Lift your hearts up again, and your voices,
And keep merry the World's Labour Day.

Let the winds lift your banners from far lands
With a message of strife and of hope:
Raise the Maypole aloft with its garlands
That gathers your cause in its scope.

It is writ on each ribbon that flies
That flutters from fair Freedom's heart:
If still far be the crown and the prize
In its winning may each take a part.

Your cause is the hope of the world,
In your strife is the life of the race,
The workers' flag Freedom unfurled
Is the veil of the bright future's face.

Be ye many or few drawn together,
Let your message be clear on this day;
Be ye birds of the spring, of one feather
In this--that ye sing on May-Day.

Of the new life that still lieth hidden,
Though its shadow is cast before;
The new birth of hope that unbidden
Surely comes, as the sea to the shore.

Stand fast, then, Oh Workers, your ground,
Together pull, strong and united:
Link your hands like a chain the world round,
If you will that your hopes be requited.

When the World's Workers, sisters and brothers,
Shall build, in the new coming years,
A lair house of life--not for others,
For the earth and its fulness is theirs.

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How's that for a little combat to the endless jawboning?
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Old 05-02-2003, 02:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Word of the day May 2

The Word of the Day for May 2 is:

commemorate • \kuh-MEH-muh-rayt\ • (verb) 1. to call to remembrance; 2a. to mark by some ceremony or observation; observe; 2b. to serve as a memorial of

A little more information about today’s word:
When you remember something, you are mindful of it. It's appropriate, therefore, that "commemorate" and other related memory-associated words (including "memorable," "memorial," "remember," and "memory" itself) come from the Latin root "memor," meaning "mindful." Some distant older relatives are Old English "gemimor" ("well-known"), Greek "mermera" ("care"), and Sanskrit "smarati" ("he remembers"). English speakers have been marking the memory of important events with "commemorate" since the late 16th century.

My sentence (using definition #2a):
The children in Mrs. Clark's sixth-grade class have made a memorial quilt to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001.

Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 10th Edition.

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Old 05-02-2003, 02:37 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Why would anyone want to commemorate the day of their birth?
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Old 05-02-2003, 03:01 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Commemorate now and have some hot chocolate and warm up for a while, you can play later.
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Old 05-02-2003, 06:06 AM   #17 (permalink)
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They are currently in the planning stages for the building of a monument to commemorate the victims of 9/11/2003.
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Old 05-02-2003, 06:19 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I believe i will commemorate the end of this mornings second cup of coffee by staring at Jadzia's tits.
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Old 05-02-2003, 06:37 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Today is my birthday, I intend to commemorate it by spending hours on TFP!

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Old 05-02-2003, 06:39 AM   #20 (permalink)
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today I got a job; need to comemorate it by telling anyone I know!
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Old 05-02-2003, 07:19 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Years from now, I will commemorate this day as the day after I got that amazing $1 raise at work.
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Old 05-02-2003, 08:35 AM   #22 (permalink)
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As soon as the semester ends, I will commemorate the next day by sleeping late.
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Old 05-02-2003, 12:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Today we all commemorate Jadzia's Word of the Day.
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Old 05-02-2003, 09:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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When I am finally finished with college, I will commemorate it by having the biggest party I could possibly throw.
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Old 05-03-2003, 08:30 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I commeorate yesterday's word of the day by having a big party.
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Old 05-03-2003, 08:55 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Today Northampton commemorates flag day.. no, i mean P r i d e Day.
It just goes to show how time's have changed: Pride used to cometh before a fall, and now it cometh before the summer.

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Old 05-03-2003, 01:08 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I never liked debate in high school; it was always a perpetual jawboning session.
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Old 05-03-2003, 01:12 PM   #28 (permalink)
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There are some days I commemorate certain things in private.
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Old 05-03-2003, 02:53 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I commemorated my birthday today.

(perfect word for today)
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Old 05-04-2003, 04:08 AM   #30 (permalink)
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correct me if i'm wrong...
but didn't Samson kill heaps of philistines with the JAW-BONE of an ass?

also...

Warning!
excessive jawboning may cause saw throat.
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Old 05-05-2003, 01:12 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Word of the day May 5

The Word of the Day for May 5 is:

manqué • \mahn-KAY\ • (adjective) short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of one's aspirations or talents -- used postpositively

A little more information about today’s word:
The etymology of "manqué" is likely to vex left-handers. English speakers picked up "manqué" directly from French more than two centuries ago, and it ultimately comes from Latin "manco," meaning "having either hand crippled." But in between the Latin and French portions of this word's history came the Italian word "manco," which means both "lacking" and "left-handed." Lefties may be further displeased to learn that "manqué" isn't the only English word with a history that links left-handedness with something undesirable. For example, the word "awkward" comes from "awke," a Middle English word meaning both "turned the wrong way" and "left-handed." And the noun "gawk" ("a clumsy stupid person") probably comes from an English dialect "gawk" meaning "left-handed."

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"It was Benjamin Franklin, a natural scientist manqué if ever there was one, who observed that 'in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.'"
-- Will Self, New Statesman, November 27, 1998

Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 10th Edition.

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Old 05-05-2003, 03:19 AM   #32 (permalink)
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We came all the way to the San Diego Zoo to see the gorillas, but there was nothing visible outside except an irritating little manque.
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Old 05-05-2003, 04:59 AM   #33 (permalink)
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The Internet is filled with many folks who are genius manques.
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:05 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Even with his success with the 'Sherlock Holmes' was a manque at the historical romance novel.
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:30 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Many of the most well known names in the art world have been artists manqué in their lifetime, but gained recognition after death.
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:48 AM   #36 (permalink)
 
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For those of you who know french:
<i>Je te <b>manque</b></i>

Translation, for those of you who don't:
<i>I am your monkey</i>

A very select number of people with stupid sense of humors like me will find this funny.
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Old 05-06-2003, 01:47 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Word of the day May 6

The Word of the Day for May 6 is:

cap-a-pie • \kap-uh-PEE\ • (adverb) from head to foot

A little more information about today’s word:
Think of a medieval knight riding off to battle completely encased (from head to foot, as it were) in armor. Knights thus outfitted were said to be "armed cap-a-pie." The term "cap-a-pie" descends from the Middle French phrase "de cap a pé," which translates as "from head to foot," and it has been used in English since at least the 16th century. Nowadays, it is generally extended to more figurative armor, as in "armed cap-a-pie against criticism." By the way, "cap-a-pie" has been credited with parenting another English phrase. Some people think the expression "apple-pie order," meaning "perfect order," may have originated as a corruption of "cap-a-pie order." The evidence for that theory is far from orderly, however, and it must be regarded as speculative.

My sentence:
Kelsie arrived at the trailhead fitted out cap-a-pie in high-tech hiking gear, from the hood of her water-repellent jacket down to her polypropylene socks.

Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 10th Edition.

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Old 05-06-2003, 02:59 AM   #38 (permalink)
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To go to the awards dinner I dressed cap-a-pie
in my best best hat, suit, tie, and shoes.

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Old 05-06-2003, 03:49 AM   #39 (permalink)
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In the South American Soccer League, just to recap-a-pienalty kick by Brazil beat Peru in the waning minutes.
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Old 05-06-2003, 04:03 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I can't imagine ever using that one. Thank you for bringing it up, though.
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