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single yellow grape leaf with brown spots hanging from grapevine with empty stalks, in front of faded and cracked brick red wooden siding

bright colours are getting very rare now. we're under a deluge, and everything is dubdued. i rather like it, except that i don't really like to be outside for long when it is pouring.

the crud will not completely leave; it's moving back into my sinuses. it just seems intent on staying the standard 14 days, even if it's just hanging on by a thin thread of phlegm.

dear sarah palin. thank you for describing yourself so aptly:

rogue (\ˈrōg\)
1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
5. An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.

1. Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
2. Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: a rogue wave; a rogue tornado.
3. Operating outside normal or desirable controls: "How could a single rogue trader bring down an otherwise profitable and well-regarded institution?" (Saul Hansell).

v. rogued, rogu·ing, rogues

1. To defraud.
2. To remove (diseased or abnormal specimens) from a group of plants of the same variety.

To remove diseased or abnormal plants.
[Origin unknown.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.

so, it's pretty much never anything GOOD.

on 2009-11-20 14:05 (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] matthewdaly
It's an interesting line of reasoning. I'd suggest that she's taking defiant ownership of a pejorative label that was applied against her by her critics (in this case, an unnamed McCain staffer, if I remember my history correctly) intended to marginalize her. I don't mind that so much (or, at least, I don't want to be part of the licensing board that decides which people are sufficiently marginalized to deserve to play the defiant label ownership gambit), but it does seem to highlight her irrational political belief that the crap that she dishes out is mission and the crap that is dished against her is persecution.

on 2009-11-20 18:16 (UTC)
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] holyschist
Perhaps she's thinking Han Solo, minus the drug smuggling. I'm particularly amused by the horticultural usages, which I didn't know about.


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