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Monday, October 25, 2004

Word of the Day: Ashcrofted

ashcrofted [ash'-krofftid] adj. removed from or disqualified for public office on grounds of religious delusions. Derived from The People v. President Ashcroft, the landmark Supreme Court decision that disqualifies all candidates for public office who espouse a religion and/or other organized forms of magical, delusional, or psychotic thinking, on the constitutional grounds of separation of church and state, a decision taken at the time of the restoration of the Constitution following upon the dynastic, so-called "anti-terrorist" or "neopatriot" era.

Today's Word of the Day is from The Future Dictionary of America from McSweeney's, described as "a guide to the American language sometime in the future, when all or most of our country's problems are solved."�The book's entries are from almost 200 writers and artists, and it comes with a CD of new songs and rarities from R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith, Tom Waits, David Byrne, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, They Might Be Giants, and Death Cab for Cutie, among others.

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