Thursday, April 12, 2007

Flaunting My Vocabulary

Froomkin:
Stanzel, possibly unwittingly, offered one possible explanation for why the rule on preservation was flaunted so widely: Because there was apparently no prospect of personal consequences. "There are no personal violations of the Presidential Records Act, but you can have a personal violation of the Hatch Act," he said.
flaunt (v) - to parade or display oneself conspicuously: to flaunt one's wealth.

flout (v) - to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock: to flout the rules of propriety.

The article's pretty good, though.

1 comment:

hank said...

did you know the average length of each shot in "the rock" was 2.6 SECONDS!?, and the median being 2.5. like a.d.d. in a bottle.