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>>(I turn 55 tomorrow and find myself thinking a LOT about mortality and how best to spend whatever remaining days I have left).

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Ok Merlyn

Let me add this, at this point in scouting I do regret that people like yourself have ruined relations between scouting and schools, but you know what I am not going to lose any sleep over it. As far as the issue of gays in scouting is concerned, that is Nationals call not mine but either way I can live with it. However, I still view you as the little boy at school telling tales on others to get them in trouble,or starting some misinformation to get others riled up, in other words a little fink. You still use the same kind of tactics as an adult with your one man crusade of pure nonsense that some buy into while most others ignore

you, as everyone should do.

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I think the word you're searching for is "uppity." That's an old favorite to describe people who force their own government to obey the constitution.

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I think the word you're searching for is "uppity." That's an old favorite to describe people who force their own government to obey the constitution.

 

Huh???? Where did you find that! Uppity means arrogant! And is a Firefox add-on!

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Ed, the most common useage of "uppity" in American English is in reference to oppressed individuals, most often African Americans, who had the temerity to insist on the equality that is proclaimed in the Constitution.

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From dictionary.com/Random House

 

uppity

1. affecting an attitude of inflated self-esteem; haughty; snobbish.

2. rebelliously self-assertive; not inclined to be tractable or deferential.

 

Ed's using part 1, Merlyn and Trevorum part 2. I say they're both right.

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uppity

1. affecting an attitude of inflated self-esteem; haughty; snobbish.

2. rebelliously self-assertive; not inclined to be tractable or deferential.

 

Ed's using part 1, Merlyn and Trevorum part 2. I say they're both right.

 

I still don't see

 

I think the word you're searching for is "uppity." That's an old favorite to describe people who force their own government to obey the constitution.

 

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The word uppity's etymology indicates it came from blacks commenting on their peers.

 

From http://www.etymonline.com

uppity

1880, from up; originally used by blacks of other blacks felt to be too self-assertive (first recorded use is in "Uncle Remus"). The parallel British variant uppish (1678) originally meant "lavish;" the sense of "conceited, arrogant" being first recorded 1734.

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