The word of the day is… ROGUE.
I keep seeing the word rogue in different places. I blame Sarah Palin for this. If you’ve been living under a rock, her book is called Going Rogue. And I just saw a commercial for a phone called Rogue. There is also an SUV named Rogue.
Merriam-Webster.com defines rogue as the following:
1 : vagrant, tramp
2 : a dishonest or worthless person : scoundrel
3 : a mischievous person : scamp
4 : a horse inclined to shirk or misbehave
5 : an individual exhibiting a chance and usually inferior biological variation
Given the definitions provided, it doesn’t seem that anything described as a rogue is a good thing. Why would Palin want to be known as a tramp or a scoundrel? Why would I want a scamp for a phone? Why would I want an SUV that is the equivalent of a misbehaving horse? That sounds safe.