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March 23, 2003

I Say 'Flowers,' You Say 'B...

I Say 'Flowers,' You Say 'Blatant Patriotism': From the New York Times:

The most blatant sign of patriotism was from Matthew McConaughey, who was a presenter and wore red, white and blue flowers in a boutonniere.
From my dictionary definition of "blatant":
1. obstrusive; brazenly obvious: a blatant error. 2. offensively noisy or loud; clamorous. 3. tastelessly conspicuous: the blatant colors of her dress.

Posted by at March 23, 2003 11:35 PM

But, it looked blatantly upside-down. What to make of it?

Posted by: Fenster at March 24, 2003 11:21 AM

It says the most blatant. The qualifier most changes the thrust of the phrase.

Posted by: Freedom Dude at March 24, 2003 03:28 PM

The dictionary may use "branzenly", "offensively", and "tastlessly" in defining "blatant", but it has never had those negative conotations to me. I just use it to mean "obvious" and "conspicuous", and I might have refered to the followers as blantent patiotism. That's what I thought, anyway. Now, whether they were pro-war, I was left wondering about, and that would not be "blatent".

Posted by: Timothy Roscoe Carter at March 25, 2003 12:58 AM

Uh, that should be "flowers", not "followers". Typing past midnight is a bad idea.

Posted by: Timothy Roscoe Carter at March 25, 2003 01:00 AM
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