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Coining of Words

Through the course of today’s work, a word has emerged.

If it is not already  a word, I submit for your approval

dou·ché  (dyoo-shay’)

interj.

Used to acknowledge, to an asshole who may or may not be a total idiot, a successful criticism or an effective point in argument.
[derived from French, from past participle of toucher, to hit or wound in fencing, from Old French touchier & the noun douchebag]
Note:  h/t to co-workers Black Lab on Amphetamines and ByteGobbler on the word coinage
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While statements that use words like “may be as big” are horribly vague and nearly impossible to verify when used in a context/article like this, certainly a certain sentiment is captured.
In his new book, Scott Rasmussen says, “The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century.”

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Pup Chosen!

Well, the new member of our family will be little Zola, who you have not seen yet.

(many thanks to the IP-challenged Weasel for linking in my puppeh)

She sounds like a wonderful match in temperament and as I said appearance counts less than personality for a new K-9 family member.  But she looks beautiful and I’m in love already.

A name?  Don’t know until we have had her a few days and then I was pondering something out of greek mythology that was appropriate or perhaps german.  Of course it’ll take a huge debate (and Girlhead already has a number of intestine-knotting suggestions.  Eeek.)

Zola, The Quiet One

As described to me by Cruel Wife:

She’s a little bit smaller than the others, very outgoing and affectionate, but doesn’t as much of the active/high-strung tendencies as some of the others.  I think (the breeder) put it that Zola was a little more reticent or cautious in a new environment until she familiarized herself (compared to rushing in and checking everything out straight off the bat).

Update: After many names like Ms. Floofypants and Cutypants, I’m putting my favorite in:  Exxy.  Short for Exsanguinator (exsanguination – look it up).

NO, I wouldn’t really do that.  Jeez.  I like Allen’s suggestion in the comments though.

Update (non-pup):

Is there no oversight at all?  Gov. Officials Probed About Illicit Sex and Gifts.  Get it?  Get it?  PROBED.  Oh, that’s rich.  It’s also disgusting.

BIDEN: ‘HILLARY MIGHT HAVE BEEN BETTER PICK THAN ME’… Yikes.  When those are your choices, things are grim.

Dems:  Somebody shut them up before they keep shooting themselves in the foot.  Repeatedly.  May I note that only in a rare few circumstances are reporters focusing on platforms and issues?  I know, hard to believe but true.

Carol Fowler – “I clumsily was making a point…”   Really?  Whodathunkit?

Classy.  Really classy.  Good p-shop tho.

Steve Cohen, likening Obama to Christ (Obamassiah) and Palin to Pontius Pilate

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