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#177320 - 06/11/08 12:41 PM Valediction
TheFallibleFiend Offline
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The act of bidding farewell. (merriam webster)

Latin, "valedicere" to say goodbye

I recall reading that the romans might sign there letters, s.v.b.e.v., si vales, bene est; valeo. "If you are well, that is good; I am well."

In Brazil, they have "Vale Tudo" fights, mix-martial arts matches that are comparable to the UFC in the US, except with fewer rules.

Valere meant to be well or healthy
valetudinis good health

Anyway, I just found out my oldest daughter made valedictorian at her HS.

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#177321 - 06/11/08 01:01 PM Re: Valediction [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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 Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
Anyway, I just found out my oldest daughter made valedictorian at her HS.


congratulations!!
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#177324 - 06/11/08 02:32 PM Re: Valediction [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Yes, vale! Congratulations!

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#177327 - 06/11/08 06:57 PM Re: Valediction [Re: BranShea]
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Ave atque vale

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#177332 - 06/12/08 01:17 AM Re: Valediction [Re: Faldage]
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#177338 - 06/12/08 08:05 AM Re: Valediction [Re: Zed]
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Hey, thanks, y'all! Good stuff backatcha!

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#177356 - 06/12/08 05:02 PM Re: Valediction [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
olly Offline
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Kia ora Fallible Fiend,
Its always wonderful when your offspring do well academically or otherwise. In good ol Enzed, Dux would be an almost equivalent. This from Dictionary dot com:
[Origin: 180010; < L: lit., leader, n. deriv. from base of dūcere to lead]

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#177818 - 06/27/08 12:58 PM Re: Valediction [Re: olly]
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I just came across this. Congrats, FF -- you must be so proud!

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#177829 - 06/27/08 06:11 PM Re: Valediction [Re: AnnaStrophic]
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Yes, thanks, Olly, Anna. No more proud than the moment before I found out, but still proud. Also grateful to the school for acknowledging her hard work and the work of the other students who got it. She's 1 of 14 valedictorians in a class of about 550. The last quarter was pretty easy, but the last years she has studied relentlessly, hitting the books as soon as she gets home and often staying up past 10, and sometimes past midnight to get things done.

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#177830 - 06/27/08 06:34 PM Re: Valediction [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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 Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
... 1 of 14 valedictorians ...

A 14-way tie for 1st place?

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