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With the sole intent of improving the collective vocabulary, I offer the following.  

TRUMPERY:

PRONUNCIATION:
(TRUHM-puh-ree) 

MEANING:
1. Something showy but worthless.
2. Nonsense or rubbish.
3. Deceit; fraud; trickery.

ETYMOLOGY:

French.  Tromper (to deceive).  Earlier documented use: 1481

 
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8 hours ago, catesta said:

Ah, very clever.

There is maybe a few people that don't align politically with the majority of active members and yet you guys still can't help yourselves with the sprinkling of politics.

Oof, buddy, you're off the deep end. You lost the popular vote, and you would on this board, too, by a wider margin still.

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On 21/10/2020 at 2:24 PM, Dave James said:

With the sole intent of improving the collective vocabulary, I offer the following.  

TRUMPERY:

PRONUNCIATION:
(TRUHM-puh-ree) 

MEANING:
1. Something showy but worthless.
2. Nonsense or rubbish.
3. Deceit; fraud; trickery.

ETYMOLOGY:

French.  Tromper (to deceive).  Earlier documented use: 1481

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/etymology/comments/9hh9c7/in_presentday_uk_the_word_trump_is_a_childs_word/

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9 hours ago, catesta said:

You're off the deep end if you think I was implying it was the other way.

 

Ah, I see. "you guys" is supposed to refer back to "the majority of active members" and not to "a few people," then? In that case, I apologize and rather than give you grief about your political beliefs I will give you grief about your syntax. You can't switch subjects between clauses; that's not cricket.

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36 minutes ago, lipi said:

Ah, I see. "you guys" is supposed to refer back to "the majority of active members" and not to "a few people," then? In that case, I apologize and rather than give you grief about your political beliefs I will give you grief about your syntax. You can't switch subjects between clauses; that's not cricket.

"...You can't switch subjects between clauses..."  

Unacceptable.  The mods need to whack his pee pee.

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14 hours ago, lipi said:

Ah, I see. "you guys" is supposed to refer back to "the majority of active members" and not to "a few people," then? In that case, I apologize and rather than give you grief about your political beliefs I will give you grief about your syntax. You can't switch subjects between clauses; that's not cricket.

Here is a word of the day specifically for you. Condescending 

I'll use it in a sentence.  "That guy is a real condescending asshole". Is that proper? Do I need to add an exclamation point?

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, catesta said:

Here is a word of the day specifically for you. Condescending 

I'll use it in a sentence.  "That guy is a real condescending asshole". Is that proper? Do I need to add an exclamation point?

Tsk, tsk. Name calling already, and with such poor punctuation to boot.

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