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Watching a movie. Man gets through customs with a diplomatic passport. Point is made that his bags are not checked by customs officers. Red Flag! Red Flag! Just because you’re a diplomat doesn’t mean you’re not a terrorist.

Am I right, or am I right. He is smuggling hand-held missle shooters. All of which brings me to my point: Diplomat/diploma. Do they share a root? (I am into roots lately) Duck Duck Go’d it.

The noun diplomat is related to the word diploma, from the Greek diploun, meaning “to fold double.”A diploma is an official paper — something diplomats carry on behalf of their governments.
[Search domain http://www.vocabulary.com] https://vocabulary.com/dictionary/diplomat

This made me happy, finding out. How can you not love language?

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