[Ads-l] "hero"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 2 12:14:14 EDT 2021


Quora.com:

"Was George Floyd a hero for African Americans? Wasn't he a hero for all
Americans?"

JL

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>
wrote:

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> Yes, but there may be a bit more to it, viz. "people who survived (or
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> hed in) a horrendous ordeal." That is something which in a very literal
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> se is "awesome."
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>  Jonathan Lighter, December 16, 2014 5:29 AM wrote:=20
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> Member of Sydney City Council on CNN:
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> "Every single one of those hostages...are [sic] heroes."
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> I.e., victims or survivors of an attack.
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