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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

For the "You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think it Means" Files

From The New York Times: "Egyptian Liberals Embrace the Military, Brooking No Dissent."

Liberals? If you don't understand the headline reference: from The Princess Bride:
[Vizzini has just cut the rope The Dread Pirate Roberts is climbing up]
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Maybe we need a new word besides "Liberal"?

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