Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Definitions, New and Old

A dictionary gives these alternatives for definition of "rendition".

1. The act of rendering.
2. An interpretation of a musical score or a dramatic piece.
3. A performance of a musical or dramatic work.
4. A translation, often interpretive.
5. A surrender.

and elaborates the first as:

1. the act or result of rendering a court's judgment
2. legal extradition of a fugitive who has fled to another state

Now we have a new one serving to cover barbarity and soothe nervous fools with word play. According to script writers who arm Condoleezza Rice with American make believe, it is now to be:

"the covert capture in foreign countries and transfer of terrorism suspects without the involvement of a court"

I prefer definition 3 and think of some songs that helped render what pigs of past opposed, going so far as to make it possible for Ms. Rice to serve as America's chief in charge of international whoring.

"Ain't gonna let nobody turn me round, turn me round, turn me round. Ain't gonna let nobody turn me round. Gonna keep on a walkin, keep on a talkin, marchin up to freedom land."

My guitar remembers that one well. Condoleezza might have some relatives who do also.

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