Rogue… how en vogue

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:

Main Entry: 1rogue
Pronunciation: \ˈrōg\
Function: noun
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: 1561

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.

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3 Responses to “Rogue… how en vogue”

  1. Stephanie of Stopbouncing Says:

    oh, see, I always thought rouge to mean “one who goes against the general rules of society”… abit to a traitor.
    I’m thinking we can safely rule out definition #5


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