Friar: Word of the Day

Friar, n.

A member of any of various chiefly mendicant religious orders of the Roman Catholic Church, the main orders being Black Friars (Dominicans), Grey Friars (Franciscans), White Friars (Carmelites), and Austin Friars (Augustinians).

Alternate usage:

“You ever hear of the cowardly monk?”

“What?  You mean the Chicken Friar?”

How will you use Friar in a sentence today?

He may be a man of the cloth, but he’s a coward.  You might call him a “chicken friar”


3 responses to “Friar: Word of the Day

  1. First of all – thank you, Richard, for the break down, (analysis) of the various orders in the Catholic Church. It’s a pretty fair presentation of all of the ‘colors’ available within the naming of specific mendicant friars. Hope they all have a lot of ‘free hours’. (Fri- ars!) to meditate and help the poor. Perhaps too, the Augustinians can give us some red, yellow and blue.

  2. This just in. (Just on the possibility it may inspire a ‘word’ for a latter ‘day’)! Enjoy.
    1. A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.
    2. A will is a dead giveaway.
    3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
    4. A backward poet writes inverse.
    5. In a democracy it’s your vote that counts; in feudalism, it’s your Count that votes.
    6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
    7. If you don’t pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
    8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
    9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I’ll show you A-flat miner.
    10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
    11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
    12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
    13. You are stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.
    14. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.
    15. He broke into song because he couldn’t find the key.
    16. A calendar’s days are numbered.
    17. A lot of money is tainted: ‘Taint yours, and ‘taint mine.
    18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
    19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
    20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.
    21. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.
    22. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
    23. When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.
    24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
    25. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she’d dye.
    26. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
    27. Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.
    28. Acupuncture: a jab well done.
    29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.
    Note: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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