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sboyajian
09-26-2008, 12:13 AM
Maverick...

.... thanks Media and speech writers for killing yet another word.

ink
09-26-2008, 12:23 AM
Originally, it was a cow without a brand on it. It's said to be named after Samuel Maverick, who didn't brand his cows. Some think he was lazy; others think he was just being crafty as a way to lay claim to ALL unmarked cows.

Later the term was applied to people who are independent or irregular, not following the rules. The analogy is that a cow without a brand has no master, and so does a "maverick" person.

http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/e/e3/SamuelMaverick.jpg&imgrefurl=http://askville.amazon.com/Maverick/AnswerViewer.do%3FrequestId%3D9037338&h=505&w=347&sz=20&hl=en&start=64&um=1&usg=__j7gH3JHQj0AD3p2nVUB3hFa1WP8=&tbnid=_HI09bnpYT4RUM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=89&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmaverick%26start%3D60%26ndsp%3D20%26u m%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN

DenButsu
09-26-2008, 01:00 AM
"hockey mom"

How many American moms actually have kids who play hockey? Like what %?

Rochesta
09-26-2008, 02:08 AM
"community organizer" won't be viewed the same, either.

"troopergate" is a new word

ink
09-26-2008, 07:12 AM
"the economy might crater"

SmthBluCitrus
09-26-2008, 09:40 AM
"Wall St. vs. Main St"

DenButsu
09-26-2008, 09:43 AM
"Wall St. vs. Main St"

I am so sick of that.

cubulls
09-26-2008, 09:48 AM
Lipstick

ink
09-26-2008, 12:56 PM
"earmarks"

SmthBluCitrus
09-26-2008, 01:01 PM
"liberal bias"

Rochesta
09-26-2008, 01:02 PM
"msnbc"

SmthBluCitrus
09-26-2008, 01:03 PM
I didn't realize that MSNBC was a buzzword. Hmm ... :shrug:

Max Power
09-26-2008, 01:17 PM
change

gcoll
09-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Change.

Because both campaigns use it. Obama got popular using it as his buzzword....so Mccain swiped it.

DenButsu
09-26-2008, 07:59 PM
3 a.m. phone call

ink
09-29-2008, 11:45 AM
gilf

tomno00
09-29-2008, 01:22 PM
"my friends"

Doc Fluty
09-29-2008, 09:22 PM
"john is right about that" ... obama :)

SmthBluCitrus
09-29-2008, 09:27 PM
"john is right about that" ... obama :)

"but ..." (and then Obama proceeds to tell him where they differ).

LAKERMANIA
09-29-2008, 09:32 PM
"American dream, now an American nightmare?"

Doc Fluty
09-30-2008, 02:35 AM
pay grade, no way no how no mcain, experience, hope, failed policies of the past 8 years, pow, religion, children, wives, pastors and just about everything else in this election cycle...

like i said before, everyone who is going to vote, pretty much knows already who they are voting for.. the debate taught us nothing new from either side...

john is vague on the economy yet knows almost every leader in the world personally lol... and obama is trying his best to look like he knows what hes doing while getting phone calls on the most important economy disaster since whenever

the only way this thing changes is if palin comes out and says god told her "**** Iran, Russia, Venezuala, North Korea, Syria, Pakistan and them Jews... bomb them all"

im burned out.. lets just vote

DenButsu
10-03-2008, 01:28 AM
I just used this one in my last post, but I'm sick of it, too (even though I just used it):

game changer

ari1013
10-03-2008, 11:53 AM
"shoring"

Wrigleyboy25
10-03-2008, 11:56 AM
'hope"