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Preuss: Looking closely at word, phrase meanings

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To the Editor:
I enjoy looking through phrases, slogans and titles to see the other side of their meaning.
A few weeks ago while I was visiting friends and relatives in Oklahoma City, I was able to indulge my enjoyment. I saw a lawn service truck with the company name, “No More Weeds.” If it was true, they would be unemployed.
First National Bank — How do I know they were first?
The Penn Square Bank was in the Penn Square Mall. They both failed. Perhaps a clue was apparent in the name Square.
I saw a TV ad about the “Chickasaw Nation.” We are no longer “one nation under God.” They also want to be called “Native Americans.” Why, then, do we still have the Bureau of Indian Affairs?
Now with the politicians speaking, you can bet I will look through their slogans and phrases. Stay tuned.
Bill Preuss

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