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January 31, 2014

Dear editor: “Democracy” is described as “government by the people, esp. rule of the majority.” It contains two Greek bases: demos, meaning “people,” and kratos, “strength, pwer....

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Frugaltaxpayer

Jan-31-14 5:42 AM

We live in a Republic, not a Democracy.

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quiensabe

Jan-31-14 9:59 AM

Oh, God. Now Mr. Olson will have to write a letter to the editor explaining the etymology of the word "republic." I found out the other day I misused a word. MY LIFE IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL!

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MTOMTO

Jan-31-14 10:48 AM

"a modium"

Thank goodness I had some of that with me when I last traveled through Mexico! Do not drink the water.

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MTOMTO

Jan-31-14 10:52 AM

mod·i·cum - A small, moderate, or token amount

Good point on the lost arts of oral and written communication though.

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Heydrich

Jan-31-14 12:42 PM

Thank you, MTOMTO. Those two posts were the funniest things I've read in weeks!

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st0newa11

Jan-31-14 9:16 PM

MTOMTO, I've been to Thailand a dozen+ times and I NEVER went without a couple bottles of Pepto-B in my luggage. On another note, "irregardless" is not always a faulty term. For example: if all the police and security personnel in the City of Erie went on strike at once, that would leave Erie guardless! It's all in the context.

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MTOMTO

Feb-03-14 4:57 PM

Nice one.

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