Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
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!)
Originally Posted by ReallyBigGuy
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).