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Bush's Credibility

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Laura Shue
02-17-2004
09:30 AM ET (US)
I would have no objection to the use of "laurifer."

Why don't we drag Polygon on over to cast his vote and then we can form our own group on Orkut.

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mythago
02-16-2004
01:34 PM ET (US)
I like "laurifer" to refer to a group of Laur-named people:

"There's a whole laurifer commenting on Aaron's blog these days..."

But then, Latin was never my best subject. :)
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Laura Shue
02-16-2004
12:34 PM ET (US)
Okay so I am also internet challenged. But we could pick one from the exhaustive list of latin words beginning with the root "Laur-".

Laureola is my personal favorite.

laureatus -a -um [crowned with laurel]; 'litterae' , [bringing news of victory].

laureola -ae f. [a laurel branch , laurel crown]; meton., [a triumph, victory].

laureus -a -um [of laurel]; f. as subst. , laurea, [laurel tree or crown].

lauricomus -a -um [covered with laurel trees].

laurifer -fera -ferum [crowned with laurel].

lauriger -gera -gerum [crowned with laurel].

laurus -i f. [the laurel or bay tree]; meton. , [triumph, victory].
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mythago
02-15-2004
07:08 PM ET (US)
Oh geez, I forgot, Polygon also posts here from time to time.

now wonders what the collective noun for "people whose names derive from the Laur- root word" is
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Laura Shue
02-15-2004
05:43 PM ET (US)
Okay, I will admit that perhaps once my dead great uncle posted here (Laurence Sanders) but I am now curious who this "laura in DC" person is.

If I were a Catholic priest, here is where I would shake my incense cannister and proclaim, "Show yourself. The power of Christ compels you." But besides being not male, I am also (gratefully) not Catholic.
Edited 02-15-2004 05:44 PM
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mythago
02-15-2004
03:55 PM ET (US)
There does seem to be a plethora of "Laur-" named persons on this blog. :D
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Laura Shue
02-15-2004
02:23 PM ET (US)
I just want to clarify that "Laura in DC" is not me; I am not sure who she is but I have read her posts elsewhere.

Besides, I don't even know how to do hyperlinks.
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Lynne Fremont
02-15-2004
09:46 AM ET (US)
Honestly, I dont really care too much about his military record (or lack thereof). I am one for letting the past be the past. But it really shows a lack of character on his part to be hedging and weaseling out of things. If he had any kind of character, he would be much more open.

But, on the LONG list of things I dont like about Bush, this stuff is pretty far down.
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Laura in DC
02-14-2004
02:45 PM ET (US)
I definitely agree. I think Bush knows exactly where the records are...if he had nothing to hide he would have gone out of his way to find them and have them released to quell any doubts about his service.

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mythago
02-14-2004
12:33 PM ET (US)
Actually, the modern method of discovery (at least in high-dollar civil litigation) is to move right to the truckload method.
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Aaron LarsonPerson was signed in when posted
02-13-2004
11:43 AM ET (US)
Today, Paul Krugman gives his take on Bush's credibility.

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