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Moliere
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« on: December 09, 2008, 03:35:18 PM »

What is the U.S. Government's fascination with Czars? They were tyrannical rulers that made Peasant's life miserable. Do people think it sounds cool without worrying about the history of the term?
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 04:27:57 PM »

It's just a term to insinuate the person in the position is a person in far-reaching authority of that which they oversee.  I agree it might be insensitive and unfortunate that this is the term they choose, but in this choice of term, the intentions are quickly made clear, as well as the respect expected for the person holding the position.

Car Substitute High School Physics Teacher  would not carry the same weight, after all
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 05:34:25 PM »

Naming every position (blank) Czar is just as highly annoying as calling everything (Blank)gate.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 07:07:14 PM »

Quote from: Beer Goggles on December 09, 2008, 05:34:25 PM

Naming every position (blank) Czar is just as highly annoying as calling everything (Blank)gate.

just wait until the reports come out about corruption in the choice of czars.


Czargate, here we come.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 10:05:19 AM »

We could call them Kaisers. Or maybe Caesars.

Car Kaiser.

Car Caesar.

Or better yet we could have a car triumvirate and call them the Car Augusti.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 03:30:44 PM »

Best quote I've heard yet:

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Perhaps the right approach is the one taken by America's drug czar, who tries to eliminate an industry and thereby ensures its continued existence.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008, 03:47:12 PM »

Quote from: CSL on December 10, 2008, 10:05:19 AM

We could call them Kaisers. Or maybe Caesars.

Car Kaiser.

Car Caesar.

Or better yet we could have a car triumvirate and call them the Car Augusti.

Tsar, Czar, and Kaiser are all derived from Caesar anyway. 

I'm reminded of Dragonheart.... something to the effect of "Instead of calling me Dragong, you call me dragon in another language?"
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 10:53:49 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 10, 2008, 03:47:12 PM

Quote from: CSL on December 10, 2008, 10:05:19 AM

We could call them Kaisers. Or maybe Caesars.

Car Kaiser.

Car Caesar.

Or better yet we could have a car triumvirate and call them the Car Augusti.

Tsar, Czar, and Kaiser are all derived from Caesar anyway. 

That was what I was pointing out. The reference to Augustus didn't work for you?
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 11:42:28 PM »

Call me Mr. Oblivious.  I actually missed the Augustus reference when I replied.
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