Friday, September 3, 2010

There Are No Coincidences

I shouldn't have been been surprised when I read the email from A.Word.A.Day.

A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg


faux


PRONUNCIATION:
(foh)


MEANING:
noun: Artificial; fake; false.


ETYMOLOGY:
From French faux (false), from Old French fals, from Latin falsus (false), past participle of fallere (to deceive).


USAGE:
"During movie production, all faux weapons had to be rubber."
Amy Kaufman; T.I. Reworks His Act for Hollywood; Los Angeles Times; Aug 26, 2010.


Explore "faux" in the Visual Thesaurus.


A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong. -John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (1908-2006)

Obama and Hillary are marketing faux peace.  There's a faux peace conference in Washington DC attended by PM Binyamin Netanyahu who is a faux leader, becuase he's not leading; he's taking orders.

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