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Skinny Tee 04-17-2007 01:12 PM

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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[URL="http://dictionary.reference.com/help/ahd4.html"][COLOR=black]American Heritage Dictionary[/COLOR][/URL][COLOR=black] - [URL="http://dictionary.reference.com/cite.html?qh=charlatans&ia=ahd4"]Cite This Source[/URL] [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black][B]char·la·tan[/B] [IMG]http://cache.lexico.com/g/d/premium.gif[/IMG] [/COLOR][URL="https://secure.reference.com/premium/login.html?rd=2&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fbrowse%2Fcharlatans"][COLOR=black][IMG]http://cache.lexico.com/g/d/speaker.gif[/IMG][/COLOR][/URL][COLOR=black] (shär'lə-tən) [/COLOR][URL="http://cache.lexico.com/help/ahd4/pronkey.html"][COLOR=black]Pronunciation Key[/COLOR][/URL][COLOR=black]
[/COLOR]n. A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.

[COLOR=red][B][COLOR=red][French, from Italian ciarlatano, probably alteration (influenced by ciarlare, [I]to prattle[/I]) of cerretano, inhabitant of Cerreto, [I]a city of Italy once famous for its quacks[/I].][/COLOR][/B]
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[B]char'la·tan'ic[/B] (-tān'ĭk), [B]char'la·tan'i·cal[/B][I] adj.[/I], [B]char'la·tan·ism[/B], [B]char'la·tan·ry[/B][I] n.[/I]

hooskins 04-17-2007 01:14 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
what??

Schneed10 04-17-2007 01:20 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
:confused: :confused: :confused:

WTF?

skinsfan_nn 04-17-2007 01:29 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
Dude, what in the world are you talkin about?

Defensewins 04-17-2007 01:34 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
I think he is referring to "the city of Cerreto, once famous for for its quacks."


[COLOR=red][B][COLOR=red][French, from Italian ciarlatano, probably alteration (influenced by ciarlare, [I]to prattle[/I]) of cerretano, inhabitant of Cerreto, [I]a city of Italy once famous for its quacks[/I].][/COLOR][/B]
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hooskins 04-17-2007 01:35 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
[quote=Defensewins;298659][COLOR=red][B][COLOR=red][French, from Italian ciarlatano, probably alteration (influenced by ciarlare, [I]to prattle[/I]) of cerretano, inhabitant of Cerreto, [I]a city of Italy once famous for its quacks[/I].][/COLOR][/B]
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[B]char'la·tan'ic[/B] (-tān'ĭk), [B]char'la·tan'i·cal[/B][I] adj.[/I], [B]char'la·tan·ism[/B], [B]char'la·tan·ry[/B][I] n.[/I][/quote][/quote]

Oh it all makes sense now, now I understand why Vinny sucks so hard. Thank you American Heritage Dictionary for making my day!

FRPLG 04-17-2007 01:52 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
Great idea Skinny Tee. Poor execution.

Mattyk 04-17-2007 02:01 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
damn, digging really deep here

Skinny Tee 04-17-2007 02:27 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
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!

Mattyk 04-17-2007 02:32 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
'A' for effort Skinny Tee.

Practice up, watch some film, and you'll be a player in no time!

TheMalcolmConnection 04-17-2007 02:50 PM

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?

djnemo65 04-17-2007 09:06 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
I thought it was funny.....

dmek25 04-17-2007 09:26 PM

Re: Definition of our VP of Football Operations
 
is it really that boring around here?


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