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Daniel Buck
Re: Merriam Webster
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:51am

The numerical order (and suborder) of a word's dictionary definition is historical, not importance. I'm surprised a high school teacher would not know that. It's dictionary 101. Details here,

Also, a word can have several different meanings, depending on context, usage, intent and so on. See below. The meaning I intended was 1.b and 3.

1 a : slow of mind : obtuse
b : given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner
c : lacking intelligence or reason : brutish

2 : dulled in feeling or sensation : torpid -- still stupid from the sedative

3 : marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : senseless -- a stupid decision

4 a : lacking interest or point -- a stupid event

b : vexatious, exasperating -- the stupid car won't start

None of this has any real bearing on BC&SK's fate. They died and were buried as unknowns -- not something they masterminded. The better evidence supports that scenario. A final resolution awaits the retrieval of the security tape from the San Vicente Starbucks. Best, Dan

  • Re: Merriam WebsterChrisV, Fri Mar 30 6:56am
    Merriam Webster's first definition is "slow of mind" BTW You left that out This can be debated all day, but it still doesn't help solve the mystery. The ironic and funny thing is, if Butch and... more
    • Re: Merriam WebsterVince Garcia, Fri Mar 30 5:04pm
      brilliance or stupidity has nothing to do w/being dumped in virtually a common grave that the officials won't let you dig up to DNA
    • Re: Merriam Webster — Daniel Buck, Fri Mar 30 8:51am
      • Re: Merriam WebsterChrisV, Fri Mar 30 9:14am
        I know of two graves we will not find them in LOL As far as them being buried in San Vicente? Not so sure. Looking at the inquest papers, it is not Butch and SK buried there.
        • Re: Merriam WebsterVince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 6:20am
          Why do you say that? The descriptions of the bodies are decent matches. I don't know of anything in the report that is an "a ha" indication either was someone else Anecdotal claims notwithstanding
          • Really?ChrisV, Sat Mar 31 7:22am
            Vince, I guess the inquest is open to some interpretation, but what makes you think it was them? Their description does not make me think it was them. best, Chris
            • Re: Really?Vince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 12:37pm
              i don't have anne' book handy but the descriptions as i recall fundamentally sound like them, SD having gained weight. Now anecdotally you have tales of people allegedly seeing photos of the bodies... more
              • Re: Really?ChrisV, Sat Mar 31 2:26pm
                Hi Vince, I too am not able to pull my files out. If I recall correctly, one of the bodies was a short ugly guy. The other, was a tall guy. Which one was Butch and which one was SK exactly? Werent... more
                • Re: Really?Vince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 4:28pm
                  I don't remember one being short or described as "ugly" in the docs. Give Bob some time to see this and he will post the descriptions, I'll bet
                  • DescriptionsBob Goodwin, Sun Apr 1 7:15am
                    Anne Meadows "Digging Up Butch & Sundance"" 1996 revised edition. pages 278-280 Anne provided two nice charts that summarized the descriptions of each as described by the various witnesses: Shorter... more
                    • Turned up NosesChrisV, Tue Apr 3 6:18pm
                      Bob, Both appear to have turned up noses in their description. Butch didnt and Sundance had a Roman nose. Not seeing how any of this would make you say that is the outlaws. Can you please explain?... more
                    • It doesn't matterPat, Mon Apr 2 6:39am
                      No matter how much Dan or anyone esle writes or promotes the myths or theories, or how much their friends promote, it is still lies. The truth is that is no bodies. None were identified. And in fact... more
                    • Re: DescriptionsVince Garcia, Mon Apr 2 2:55am
                      OK, it does describe Butch as "a bit ugly" Strange thing to say about him as he was good looking so I see Chris' point on that. Not sure how they are defining the word "ugly" (how that word, whatever ... more
                    • Thanks for helping BobChrisV, Sun Apr 1 8:35am
                      thanks Bob. In Birdseye or I would have looked it up. That is the description I remember. What makes people think that description describes Butch and Sundance? They are within one inch of each other ... more
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