This needs to enter the lexicon.

President Bush declares progress in Iraq war:

WASHINGTON – President Bush hailed a new “degree of durability” in security gains in Iraq Thursday, saying it should permit him to announce further U.S. troop reductions later this year. [My emphasis. – NPO]

“Degree of durability:” Please, readers, submit your thoughts on the best definition of this fantastic phrase.


3 Responses

  1. I don’t know if I can define it, but I can use it in a sentence:

    “In 2007, Jimmy Clausen demonstrated a staggering degree of durability.”

  2. I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffible idea I seek to express.CaldwellO%27KeefeCaldwell O’Keefe

  3. Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.GilbertKeithChestertonGilbert Keith Chesterton

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