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    Cool $2008 "Homo Meritorius" Contest
    "Homo Meritorius" Contest
    a multi-phase contest run between 11/11 and 12/12


    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    It is my pleasure to announce my newest contest to you -- a contest where in our expectation of the Year 2008, we will be awarding a total amount of 2008. This amount will be comprised of a number of cash prizes and guaranteed monetary bonuses -- all connected in one way or another with the programs we manage.

    I will be changing the amount at stake in the end of the thread title dynamically (or as new phases of the contest kick in) so that you could easily follow how much you can win at what time.


    We will start today with the following:

    Question: What is "homo meritorius"? [be careful with your guesses, it is a good term in this phrase]

    Prize: $28.00 in your PayPal account.

    Conditions: The first person to give the correct answer (in instance with the above question, it may be any member of ABestWeb) will be the person that will receive the $28.00


    Looking forward to your guesses/replies.

    Geno
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    Thought this was gonna be easy, but google doesn't know those two words together, LOL.

    homo - human or one and the same.
    meritorius (closest spelling I could find) - Possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of recompense; valuable.

    So a human deserving of reward?

    I tried, LOL.

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    Meritorious means possessing or characterized by "merit" in the legal sense of the word (Black's Law Dictionary).

    Meritorious can mean/equal "competence" in a civil service position.

    Homo is a human being either male or female. The word may also indicate a vassal or feudal tenant; a retainer, dependent, or servant (Black's Law Dictionary).

    Just remember this:
    "Homo protest esse habilis et inhabilis diversis temporibus"
    ["A person may be capable and incapable at different times" -- so you never know which affiliate is gonna make the AM happy ]
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    I'll guess

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    Person of Merit.

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    I would guess a bipedal human that is praiseworthy or worthy of being rewarded for a reason.
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    Did you mean: Meritorious ?

    My def: "A worthy man"

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    Homo meritorious = a trustworthy person

    The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him. ~Henry L. Stimson

    We're all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

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    The common good
    = a spiritual good
    = the good of the person as a person
    = the common destiny of all humen to know, love and serve God

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    latin "Homo Meritorius" translated to

    "Meritorious Human"

    a person worthy of commendable service / track record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    That's easy, me

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    Scott, you stole my post!

    But that's ok, because it was my fault for not posting it first, when I saw this thread yesterday.

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    (sorry Scott, but I think this one now beats yours.)
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    It is my pleasure to announce my newest contest to you -- a contest where in our expectation of the Year 2008, we will be awarding a total amount of 2008. This amount will be comprised of a number of cash prizes and guaranteed monetary bonuses -- all connected in one way or another with the programs we manage.
    Question: What is "homo meritorius"? [be careful with your guesses, it is a good term in this phrase]
    Ok, just in case Geno is up to something, I would try to guess that "homo meritorius" is "homo meritorious" and that this, is what he is going to do:

    He is going to give cash prizes to those with the first correct answer to the contest questions, and then he will be giving the guaranteed monetary bonuses to those affiliates enrolled on the programs he manages and are homo meritorious of receiving such bonuses.

    So in other words, the more you promote his programs, the more you may sell, and thus the more chances you have of becoming more homo meritorious in his eyes, so you will be rewarded with more GB's to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    ...in other words, the more you promote his programs, the more you may sell, and thus the more chances you have of becoming more homo meritorious in his eyes, so you will be rewarded with more GB's to you.
    All true, Sal, and your massaging of my ego is definitely pleasant but it isn't exactly the definition I had in mind (though, I must admit, I like yours!)


    Quote Originally Posted by ReallyBigGuy
    Did you mean: Meritorious ?
    I actually did mean to spell it the way I spelled it, which was without that second "o". The Latin word, as redtagdeals has mentioned, is indeed "meritorius".

    The name of the contest is meant to be rememberable by an association with another famous phrase, and that is, of course, "homo sapiens". No one doubts that any affiliate here is a "homo sapiens". The goal of this contest is to make more affiliates "homo meritorius" ones.

    There are some good (read: very close to the truth) definitions above. However, no one has mentioned the adjective I want to hear. Give me a two word phrase where one word is an adjective and another one is noun. I'll help with you with the noun -- just as in the phrase "homo sapiens" (or "thinking man" / "thinking human") homo obviously stands for "man" or "human". Guess the adjective now!

    I'll wait until about midday (EST) today (so you've got over 5 hours to think), and if I do not get any better guesses that the above-posted ones, I'll choose the winner from the answers we have (judging by the proximity of the already posted definitions to the one I want to hear).

    Thanks.

    Geno

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    There are some good (read: very close to the truth) definitions above. However, no one has mentioned the adjective I want to hear. Give me a two word phrase where one word is an adjective and another one is noun. I'll help with you with the noun -- just as in the phrase "homo sapiens" (or "thinking man" / "thinking human") homo obviously stands for "man" or "human". Guess the adjective now!
    How about:

    What is "homo meritorius"?
    homo meritorius is equal to someone meritable.

    The word meritable is the adjective
    and
    The word someone is the noun





    Where is my ? I won!

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    Homo meritorius = praiseworthy man, where Homo (man) is the genus and meritorious (praiseworthy) is the species.

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    Deserving man

    Money-earning man ... this is the actually the direct translation but deserving man sounds better ... merito = to deserve.

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    Yup. That's it! WTG Staril!

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    Geno's being very quiet about it ... so I may be close but not quite close enough ...

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    LOL, how bout?

    Rewarding man. Er.. a man who gives out rewards, like someone who runs a contest.

    Figure that's wrong, but didn't see it mentioned.

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    Well Staril I was going to post the exact same thing as you did, but you beat me to it, so I'm guessing that you were right in your answer. Of course it's not my contest so who knows? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

    I just hope that Geno isn't being "Homo nitpickius."

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