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Link O' The Day...

peristaltor points out that if John McCain insists on calling himself a "maverick," he (and his handlers) might want to learn a little bit about the word's origin. I had no idea myself where the word came from, and now that I know, I gotta say: McCain keeps using that word. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

Interesting to folks who care about politics and folks who find language fascinating. I know I have a few of both on my flist.


Oct. 20th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
reneeblaine, my sweetie whom you have not gotten to meet yet, is a horse person (she was very amused by your recent horse post BTW).

She pointed out that in their world "maverick" is a pejorative term for a wild and uncontrolled horse that's a danger to the herd & needs to be broken and (in the case of males) castrated before healthy interaction can occur. Something to think about. :-)

Check my LJ btw, you might find what I just posted about the Neo-Con connection to the wave of anti-Darwinism over the last decade interesting.