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Euche

Euche (yoo’-kay): A vow to keep a promise.

ME: I promise to keep my promise to you.

YOU: But what about your promise to keep your promise?

ME: I promise to keep my promise to keep my promise to you.

YOU: But what about your promise to keep your promise to keep your promise to keep your promise?

ME: The hell with it. You’re just going to have to trust me.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Euche

Euche (yoo’-kay): A vow to keep a promise.

ME: I will faithfully keep my promise to you.

You: Which promise? You’ve made so many promises–I’m losing track.

Me: Let’s edit that: I will faithfully keep my promises to you. If I put it in the plural, I don’t have to specify which one!

You: Clever, but let’s face it, two weeks ago you promised to clear the leaves out of the gutters. Now there’s two feet of snow on the roof and there are still leaves in the gutters.

Me: Well, I didn’t break my promise, I just haven’t kept it yet. There’s a huge difference!

You: Yeah, the difference is so huge it sounds like bullshit.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Euche

Euche (yoo’-kay): A vow to keep a promise.

YOU: I promise you that I’ll promise you.

ME: Promise me what?

YOU: That I’ll keep the promise I made to you.

ME: Isn’t keeping a promise implied by making a promise?

YOU: I promise, I don’t know.

ME: Goodbye! That’s a promise!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Euche

Euche (yoo’-kay): A vow to keep a promise.

I am here to tell you that we are doing everything in our power to end this crisis, to restore what has been ruined, and eventually, to bring to justice those who are to blame. As certain as tomorrow’s sunrise, we will be here morning after morning, day after day, until we can look each other in the eye and say, “Our work is done. The future is bright.”

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Euche

Euche (yoo’-kay): A vow to keep a promise.

We must never forget the sacrifice these young men and women made. They are gone, and the promise they made to serve their country has been more than fulfilled.  Let us remember their patriotism and their courage.  We are grateful for what they endured and gave their lives for–we must never forget–they went into harm’s way on our behalf. So, in many different ways, we are all affected by their loss and offer our heartfelt condolences to their families, friends, and comrades.

And I swear before almighty God that I will do everything in my power to ensure that these good people did not die in vain. I will not let them down. This I promise to you: we will defeat the enemy. We will win this war. We will have peace.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)