Bush + Uncommon Words = Unintentional Truths

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thanatoast, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    So, Dubya proved his worth today while at a news conference with the Prime Minister of Iraq.

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    (my bold)

    So, just to be sure because I knew he wasn't using the word right I looked it up. From "The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000."
    Ahem.
     
  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Please say that he just got confused or something! Otherwise...:eek:
     
  3. toontra macrumors 6502

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    This is the classic freudian slip (assuming this word is in his vocabulary).

    A rare and refreshing truthful statement from the twerp.
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    The fluency and vocabulary of a man who has BSed his way through the school of life.

    How does an interpreter manage when faced with translating such ignorance?
     
  5. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    we're assuming he meant "agile", right?

    how does someone **** that up? did he start off with "fast" and decide to change horses midstream?
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    In fact, he's right. It's not a common use of the word, but "facile" can be used connote gracefulness.

    2 (of success, esp. in sports) easily achieved; effortless : a facile victory. • acting or done in a quick, fluent, and easy manner : he was revealed to be a facile liar.

    Edit: though he probably actually meant "agile."
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

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    If his bike-riding is anything to go by, I'd say agility ain't his strongest suit.
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    No, it's his blue suit. With the red tie.

    Or his clown suit, with the rubber shoes.
     
  9. solvs macrumors 603

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    We all know he doesn't do that. Once again, I can't tell if he's an idiot or evil. It's always so hard to tell.
     
  10. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    if no one caught it, that's a bit from Wag the Dog.
     
  11. solvs macrumors 603

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    Seen the movie, but no, I didn't catch the reference until you pointed it out. Fitting. So... evil or stupid?
     

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