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27973Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Historical Authenticity?

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  • HQ93rd@aol.com
    Apr 2, 2006
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      In a message dated 2/04/2006 9:05:41 PM, dancingbobd@... writes:
      > Tim, 
      > My vote is for authentic!
      > Bob
      > US Engineer
      > Surgeon 14 LD
      >
      Merriam Webster:
      Main Entry: au·then·tic
      Pronunciation: &-'then-tik, o-
      Function: adjective
      Etymology: Middle English autentik, from Middle French autentique, from Late
      Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos, from authentEs perpetrator, master,
      from aut- + -hentEs (akin to Greek anyein to accomplish, Sanskrit sanoti he
      gains)
      Date: 14th century
      1 : obsolete : AUTHORITATIVE
      2 a : worthy of acceptance or belief as conforming to or based on fact <
      paints an authentic picture of our society> b : conforming to an original so as to
      reproduce essential features <an authentic reproduction of a colonial
      farmhouse> c : made or done the same way as an original <authentic Mexican fare>
      3 : not false or imitation : REAL, ACTUAL <based on authentic documents> <an
      authentic cockney accent>
      4 a : of a church mode : ranging upward from the keynote — compare PLAGAL 1 b
      : of a cadence : progressing from the dominant chord to the tonic — compare
      PLAGAL 2
      5 : true to one's own personality, spirit, or character
      - au·then·ti·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb
      - au·then·tic·i·ty /"o-"then-'ti-s&-tE, -th&n-/ noun
      synonyms AUTHENTIC, GENUINE, BONA FIDE mean being actually and exactly what
      is claimed. AUTHENTIC implies being fully trustworthy as according with fact <
      an authentic account of the perilous journey>; it can also stress painstaking
      or faithful imitation of an original <an authentic reproduction> <authentic
      Vietnamese cuisine>. GENUINE implies actual character not counterfeited,
      imitated, or adulterated <genuine piety> <genuine maple syrup>; it also connotes
      definite origin from a source <a genuine Mark Twain autograph>. BONA FIDE implies
      good faith and sincerity of intention <a bona fide offer for the stock>.

      So, once again, having an item -- especially as Tim has pointed out -- made
      recently by the same company still in existence from 200 years ago, IS
      authentic, no matter when it was made...so to speak, QED...

      And again, following the flawed vein of logic otherwise...even if one was
      wearing an extant uniform from 200 years ago, unless oneself IS over 200 years
      old personally, one would still not be "authentic".
      Thus ends the B.S .rhetoric. (In other words, anything else IS B.S.)

      B ("you look a lot like Adolf Hitler" thus I can win any argument) J
      93rd SHRoFLHU
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