Friday, April 22, 2005

Word of the day ;-))

filibuster

SYLLABICATION:
fil·i·bus·ter
PRONUNCIATION:
fl-bstr
NOUN:
1a. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action. b. An instance of the use of this delaying tactic. 2. An adventurer who engages in a private military action in a foreign country.
VERB:
Inflected forms: fil·i·bus·tered, fil·i·bus·ter·ing, fil·i·bus·ters
INTRANSITIVE VERB:
1. To use obstructionist tactics in a legislative body. 2. To take part in a private military action in a foreign country.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
To use a filibuster against (a legislative measure, for example).
ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish filibustero, freebooter, from French flibustier, from Dutch vrijbuiter, pirate. See
freebooter.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sebastian Aristos said...

Aw, shucks ! You put this here for me, didn't you ? Thanks !

Can I make a request - one which I might ask of myself too (in one of my 'notes to self) ? How about we have a "quote of the day" or and inspirational saying of the day ?

7:24 pm  
Blogger asgif666 said...

Only when I am duly inspired, as by you, today...otherwise it is down to you? ;-))

7:57 pm  
Blogger Sebastian Aristos said...

I couldn't help noticing that the tarot card for today was from the William Blake tarot. Shame that it wasn't at least a little more of an auspicious card.

4:19 pm  

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