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Old 04-17-2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Definition of our VP of Football Operations

I ran into this word earlier today. I found an uncanny resemblence in the derivation of this word and a person in our front office. See if you can spot it.

This certainly explains a lot. Lets hope that there are no quacks to influence our selection come draft day.


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char·la·tan (shär'lə-tən) Pronunciation Key
n. A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.

[French, from Italian ciarlatano, probably alteration (influenced by ciarlare, to prattle) of cerretano, inhabitant of Cerreto, a city of Italy once famous for its quacks.]

char'la·tan'ic (-tān'ĭk), char'la·tan'i·cal adj., char'la·tan·ism, char'la·tan·ry n.
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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what??
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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:confused: :confused: :confused:

WTF?
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Dude, what in the world are you talkin about?
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:34 PM   #5
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Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations

I think he is referring to "the city of Cerreto, once famous for for its quacks."


[French, from Italian ciarlatano, probably alteration (influenced by ciarlare, to prattle) of cerretano, inhabitant of Cerreto, a city of Italy once famous for its quacks.]
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[French, from Italian ciarlatano, probably alteration (influenced by ciarlare, to prattle) of cerretano, inhabitant of Cerreto, a city of Italy once famous for its quacks.]

char'la·tan'ic (-tān'ĭk), char'la·tan'i·cal adj., char'la·tan·ism, char'la·tan·ry n.
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Oh it all makes sense now, now I understand why Vinny sucks so hard. Thank you American Heritage Dictionary for making my day!
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:52 PM   #7
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Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations

Great idea Skinny Tee. Poor execution.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:01 PM   #8
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Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations

damn, digging really deep here
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:27 PM   #9
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You're right...that was poorly executed. I suck...I'm not good at the delivery.

Cerrato last name was supposed to be the derivation of the Italian city where quacks are known to come from, thus calling Vinny a quack...I'm a quack...I suck at teasing the delivery because it got all confused.


Sorry for wasting your guys time. I'll try to just deliver the punch instead of teasing it...damn, I suck!
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:32 PM   #10
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'A' for effort Skinny Tee.

Practice up, watch some film, and you'll be a player in no time!
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Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations

On a side note since this thread has already been hijacked to crap, what's up with the user name Skinny Tee? That's fairly unique, any reason for it?
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:06 PM   #12
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I thought it was funny.....
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:26 PM   #13
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is it really that boring around here?
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