On 9/15/06, Paul Lutus <nospam / nosite.zzz> wrote:
> William Crawford wrote:
>
> > Tom Allison wrote:
> >> Doesn't advocacy == marketing ?
> >
> > Marketing typically implies being paid.
>
> Which answers the original question, because advocacy is what fanatics do,

Actually not necessarily.

Advocacy is simply supporting an idea, person, or cause, usually
involving representing, speaking or pleading for that idea, person or
cause.

An advocate is someone who practices advocacy.

This is why lawyers are called advocates.  Actually this is a bit
backwards since the word advocate comes from a term in Roman law for
one who called witnesses, and morphed into meaning lawyer and then the
more general term. And while some lawyers might be fanatics, many
aren't and even those who are, some aren't fanatics for the ideas,
persons or causes they advocate.

-- 
Rick DeNatale

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http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/