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September 10, 2008

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Erin

Enormity may not have that meaning now, but it used to: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000263.html

Wendy

Well, I don't want to get involved in the "enormity" debate, but I note that the Merriam-Webster entry does not really support the limitation you mention, Karen. It's covering all the "enormity" bases. I am happy that Andrew Sullivan has finally opened his eyes -- took him freakin' forever. I haven't forgotten his waffling in 2004.

Karen

Erin, I think "enormity" has a negative connotation for enough people that I would never use it when I meant only "enormousness." A friend used it for his father's eulogy (something about the "enormity of his father's legacy") and I winced.

Elena

It's just the cynicism that gets to me. He makes those choices, then uses the slogan "Country first" and the masses just lap it up. And to hear the crowds chanting "Sarah, Sarah!"...the very same people who lampooned Obama's celebrity. It is sickening to think of the stupidity of so much of the American public. (And need I remind you that I am a lifelong Republican!)

Liz

Wow! (or as Henry says: "double-wow") I was conflicted for a while after Hillary was beat but boy this Palin pick has me singing Obama/ Biden cheerfully.

Melanie

McCain just wants to be president...any way, any how. It is amazing to me how much he has changed over the past 8 years.

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