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Sine die

Sine die

Last day of the legislative session one of chaos, hard work

By M. Scott Carter
The Journal Record
Posted: 09:27 PM Friday, May 28, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY – By 8 a.m. the coffee was ready.

Bob Freeman and Darrell Washington, both Senate employees, made sure there was plenty. The large, four-pot unit was filled and brewing long before most people had even arrived at the Capitol.

“Last day,” Freeman said. “You need lots of coffee for sine die.”

In Latin, the term sine die means, literally, “without a day.”

In Oklahoma, the term has a more casual, colloquial meaning.

“It means, ‘dude, we’re outta here until campaign season is over,’” one legislative staff member said... FULL ARTICLE

 

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