Today’s Latin Lesson Comes From the Lips of Gov. Jerry Brown

“I’m not used to all these encomiums from the Host Committee,” the Democratic governor told the near 1,200 person audience at the 86th annual Host Committee Breakfast in Sacramento after a glowing introduction. The event is sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce which wasn’t exactly an ally during Brown’s first stint as governor from 1975 to 1982.

Webster’s defines encomium as “glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise.”


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