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Friday, April 16, 2004
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Word For The Day

From Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: 2fungible
Function: adjective
Etymology: New Latin fungibilis, from Latin fungi to perform -- more at FUNCTION
1 : being of such a nature that one part or quantity may be replaced by another equal part or quantity in the satisfaction of an obligation

Now let's use our word in a sentence. Rummy, take it away:

Oh, come on. [Our troops] are fungible.

Sorry, that's not quite right. Our troops' families likely don't view their loved ones as interchangeable. Maybe he was just saying that American blood can be replaced with oil? That wouldn't be correct usage either, but you never know with Rummy...


[Update: I just checked the Kerry blog, and they took a similar tack. GMTA.] 

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