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By Susan Round


November 21, 2009
Saturday PM

The following definitions of the word ROGUE are provided by Merriam Webster Online Dictionary:


Function: noun
Etymology: origin unknown

2 : a dishonest or worthless person : SCOUNDREL
3 : a mischievous person : SCAMP
4 : a horse inclined to shirk or misbehave
5 : an individual exhibiting a chance and usually inferior biological variation

Function: adjective

1 : resembling or suggesting a rogue elephant especially in being isolated, aberrant, dangerous, or uncontrollable
2 : CORRUPT, DISHONEST <rogue cops>
3 : of or being a nation whose leaders defy international law or norms of international behavior <rogue states>

rogue elephant
Function: noun

1 : a vicious elephant that separates from the herd and roams alone
2 : one whose behavior resembles that of a rogue elephant in being aberrant or independent

Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): rogued; rogu ing or rogue ing
: to weed out inferior, diseased, or nontypical individuals from a crop plant or a field

I am curious by which of these colorful definitions our Sarah intended to describe herself. Poor Sarah, once again the victim of a failed vetting process; this time by her publisher. Tsk, tsk Sarah, too mavericky for your own good.

Susan Round
Ketchikan, AK

About: "30 year Ketchikan, Alaska resident and voter."

Received November 17, 2009 - Published November 21, 2009


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