PRONUNCIATION: (BEN-i-dikt AR-nuhld)

MEANING: noun: A traitor.

ETYMOLOGY: After Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), American general in the Revolutionary War, who in 1780 planned to surrender West Point to the British for £20,000. Earliest documented use: 1806.

BENEDICT ARE OLD - but good for making thousand-year-egg soup

BENE DICTA ARNOLD - the Governor said good things about the California Latin Society

BON EDICT ARNOLD - and that was a good Executive Order, too, Guv