Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#201986 - 08/22/11 02:36 PM Parvenu  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,036
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,036
Land of the Flat Water
...the newly rich.
After 1960 this city experienced rapid growth. Once known for
the world's largest stockyards, they were closed, as meat was
processed more and more where the cattle were. People moved
out in droves to suburbs, and many people became the
"newly rich". Yet the rich here for generations were less
inclined to accept them on equal terms. The area of the city
where I live was a cornfield when I was in high school, and
it rapidly became the center of the city, which has since
moved farther west by miles. I remember many discussions and
newspaper articles about this - so it is very interesting to me.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#201991 - 08/22/11 06:59 PM Re: Parvenu [Re: LukeJavan8]  
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Griff Offline
stranger
Griff  Offline
stranger

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
When I saw this word, and its definition, I immediately thought about Thomas Sutpen in Faulkner's "Abasalom, Abasalom!"

#201995 - 08/23/11 12:36 AM Re: Parvenu [Re: Griff]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,036
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,036
Land of the Flat Water


WELCOME GRIFF


----please, draw me a sheep----
#202021 - 08/23/11 04:34 PM Re: Parvenu [Re: LukeJavan8]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,036
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,036
Land of the Flat Water
We have two discussions of "parvenu" going.

Here is the other:

http://wordsmith.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=202020#Post202020


Can they be combined Jackie???


----please, draw me a sheep----
#202028 - 08/24/11 02:30 AM Re: Parvenu [Re: LukeJavan8]  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Jackie Offline
Jackie  Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
Nope. But we can deal with it.


Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,879
Posts224,115
Members9,030
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
santo, piostylist, prgill, thefoeller, Ajubdeen
9030 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 53 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,036
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
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

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 2.6750 MB (Peak: 2.7736 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-11-18 17:48:15 UTC