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An Old Word That Has Acquired A Certain Contemporary Resonance [Dec. 12th, 2015|01:44 pm]
Tony Grist
trumpery
ˈtrʌmp(ə)ri/<input ... >
archaic
noun

  1. 1.
    attractive articles of little value or use.
    "None of your woollen drapery, nor linen drapery, nor any of your frippery or trumpery. I hate ostentation"
    synonyms: trinkets, baubles, cheap finery, knick-knacks, ornaments, bibelots,gewgaws, gimcracks
    "tables piled with all sorts of trumpery"



adjective

  1. 1.
    showy but worthless.
    "trumpery jewellery

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From: cmcmck
2015-12-12 01:46 pm (UTC)
And we all know what 'trump' means in English english slang............ :o)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-12 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yup!
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2015-12-12 01:55 pm (UTC)
Don't say that happened because of the oligarch in the United States...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-12 02:23 pm (UTC)
Not because of him.

It's a very old word, but it fits him rather well...
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-12-12 06:08 pm (UTC)
Fits very well lol!
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[User Picture]From: internet_sampo
2015-12-12 03:12 pm (UTC)
perfect!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-12 03:57 pm (UTC)
It's a good word and it fits.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2015-12-12 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yes. Very apt for the Main Clown on the Republican wagon.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-12 03:58 pm (UTC)
Maybe not so much of a clown these days, more like a real menace.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2015-12-12 04:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, you're right. But if I don't think of him as a clown I get very upset about the possibility of the US being in his hands.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-12 04:09 pm (UTC)
I don't think it'll happen. What's more likely is that he'll make the Republicans unelectable.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2015-12-12 04:11 pm (UTC)
That would be ideal.
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From: artkouros
2015-12-12 04:53 pm (UTC)
You Brits and your colorful language.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-12 06:43 pm (UTC)
Your language too. I think the word is probably in Shakespeare.
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2015-12-12 05:42 pm (UTC)
*laughs*

That's hysterical.
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[User Picture]From: mr_formazon
2015-12-12 05:49 pm (UTC)
Are You referring to Donald Trump?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-12 06:43 pm (UTC)
That's the man.
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[User Picture]From: kamomil
2015-12-13 01:45 am (UTC)
I know the word "trump" from playing euchre. During play, one suit is chosen as "trump" and the trump suit cards can "trump" higher cards to win tricks.
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