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#1321434 - 01/30/12 01:15 PM Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin?
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#1321863 - 02/01/12 07:31 AM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: FL1 Staff]
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Why?

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#1323296 - 02/07/12 01:08 PM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: SportsRef1]
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well he does come into town once ever few years so all can bow before him

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#1323312 - 02/07/12 01:45 PM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: SportsRef1]
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Originally Posted By: SportsRef1
Why?


Who knows, except Weber? Perhaps he imagines that a football game, and saluting someone involved in the entertainment industry, are more important than commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, and all of those who died to defeat Napolean. And to a citizenry like this one, those things may be more important. Just give them bread and circuses, and they'll be happy.
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#1323337 - 02/07/12 03:01 PM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Originally Posted By: SportsRef1
Why?


Who knows, except Weber? Perhaps he imagines that a football game, and saluting someone involved in the entertainment industry, are more important than commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, and all of those who died to defeat Napolean. And to a citizenry like this one, those things may be more important. Just give them bread and circuses, and they'll be happy.


?????? ok that makes less sense than naming the town after Coughlin

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#1323519 - 02/08/12 03:03 AM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: AMP130]
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I made it as simple as I thought possible, but I could try explaining it to you; what parts don't you understand?
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#1323588 - 02/08/12 12:10 PM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: VM Smith]
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what I was saying was you made no sense and for the record "citizenry" isn't a word. nice try though.

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#1323832 - 02/09/12 12:08 PM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: AMP130]
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Originally Posted By: AMP130
what I was saying was you made no sense and for the record "citizenry" isn't a word. nice try though.



I think VM's comment made absolute sense. And yes, citizenry is a word.


cit·i·zen·ry (st-zn-r)
n. pl. cit·i·zen·ries
Citizens considered as a group.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


citizenry [ˈsɪtɪzənrɪ]
n pl -ries
citizens collectively

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
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#1323837 - 02/09/12 12:30 PM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: Ayuveda]
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I like the town being called Waterloo so I can refer to its inhabitants as Waterloonies.

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#1323838 - 02/09/12 12:31 PM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: AMP130]
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Originally Posted By: AMP130
what I was saying was you made no sense and for the record "citizenry" isn't a word. nice try though.


Next, you'll be saying "populace" isn't word.

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#1325375 - 02/15/12 10:31 PM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: AMP130]
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for the record "citizenry" isn't a word.


Psst! Hey, amigo...pass the word around and impress your friends...Waterloo, Belgium is actually the place that invented football!
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#1325999 - 02/18/12 07:03 AM Re: Weber: Rename Waterloo to Town of Coughlin? [Re: VM Smith]
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There's NO reason to change the name of the town. The man has done nothing to warrant greatness ,nor anything else of substantial merit to mankind. He simply "coached" a team that plays a sport, for entertainment purposes. We as a society,need to stop putting coaches,athletes,and others in the entertainment business,on a pedestal. Instead ,"we" should be honoring people like doctors,nurses,scientist. Those that actually do great things,save lives,and make a difference in our lives. But then again,in our society of simple minded people,these worthless achievements are all that most can understand.

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