|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Miscellany » more about imbroglio Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#5744 - 08/27/00 11:30 AM more about imbroglio
Loc: Italy - Perugia is a town with...
This is my week!
I cannot help myself : I have to add the more used meaning of "imbroglio" ( last word in AWAD)
Imbroglio means also "fraud", mostly against some simple-minded people.
Do you remember "Paper Moon"? The man there was a perfect example of "imbroglione".
#5745 - 08/27/00 12:51 PM Re: more about imbroglio
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
We salute you this week even more than usual, Emanuela!
Thank you for that enlightenment. A term here that would fit this description also is "con artist", or just con.
A con artist runs a con game.
But now, a new question occurs! I can't remember what word
con comes from. Folks...?
#5746 - 08/27/00 01:58 PM Re: more about imbroglio
Loc: this too shall pass
#5747 - 08/30/00 11:09 AM Re: more about imbroglio
The full title used to be "confidence trickster"
But "con" is also used, in a slightly different context, as an abbreviation of "convict", especially by the police, prison officers and the convicted persons themselves. When you are "on the out" (i.e., released from prison) you become and "ex-con."
Forum Stats 8835 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members JimHarbor, treponim, Esmith, EvanescentBlue, Ashley
8835 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 35 Guests and 3 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 81 wofahulicodoc 75 LukeJavan8 65 A C Bowden 44 tsuwm 1 May 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10530 LukeJavan8 7349 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 wofahulicodoc 5708 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith