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  • eYore Feb 21, 2013
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    Not much of a root. Just right for not much of a tap.

  • BeastOfTheHill Feb 21, 2013
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    Got RooT ???

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Feb 21, 2013
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    State is the great oak that keeps the UNC "taproot" buried in the dark, damp soil underneath it.

    We are standing tall and soaking in the sunshine while the taproot is undeground sucking mud.

    LOL

  • Lux Libertas Feb 21, 2013
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    TAPROOT:

    a straight tapering root growing vertically downward and forming the center from which subsidiary rootlets spring.When it comes to the UNC System:

    The Flagship is The Taproot.

    state college is just a ROOTLET.

    LolOLAoalaolaOALaolAolaoLAOLAOalaoLOL!!!!!!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Feb 21, 2013
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    Oh, I'm bright if I do say so myself. It was probably INTENDED to be a compliment. But taproot?

    We're the TAPROOT, everybody!!! LOL

    Carolina is probably hanging a "TAPROOT" banner as we speak! LOL

  • wmarti Feb 21, 2013
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    Not to bright, are ya?

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Feb 21, 2013
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    And I'm not even sure taproot is a compliment, anyway. :)

  • KT Returns Feb 21, 2013
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    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    +1

  • The1 Feb 21, 2013
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    That's what she said.

  • eYore Feb 21, 2013
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    Why is everyone so interested in roots now? I think Sweet Potato tastes better. The Taproot is too chewy.

  • barthc98 Feb 20, 2013
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    Ya.... seems a little strange to hear someone actually wanting to be called the "taproot"... regardless of meaning. Kind of like wanting to be called the humperdink. Or the engelbert, for that matter.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Feb 20, 2013
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    Between the two, IF I were a UNC fan/alum, I'd stick with Flagship. Seriously.

  • Lux Libertas Feb 20, 2013
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    Thanks The1 and wmarti....correct on both counts.

    The "UNC system" hasn't been around for 200 years.

    Only The Taproot has.

    (Taproot = Flagship = some mightily upset ABCers.)

    It's just words, people. Don't you have better things to obsess over? LOL.

  • Dreamchaser Feb 20, 2013
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    The taproot forms a center from which other roots sprout, hence, since UNC was the original all others are just offshoots.

  • thatrollslayer Feb 20, 2013
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    Oh I was talking ahout what Lux said, "Link?....to the article focusing on an institution other than UNC?"

    When clearly the majority of the article focuses on the system as a whole.

  • wmarti Feb 20, 2013
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    don't think anyone said that. the article clearly talks about both the whole system and UNC by itself.

    the TAPROOT comment was obviously only about UNC @ the hill.

  • thatrollslayer Feb 20, 2013
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    So where does it state the article was only talking about UNC? The article still relates to the UNC system, a "multi campus" university.

  • wmarti Feb 20, 2013
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    Darn, 1, you beat me to it...had it copied and everything.

    Which one of you bozos can tell me which one of the other UNCs has been operating for over 200yrs.?

    thanks very much

  • The1 Feb 20, 2013
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    "The vote Friday will begin a new chapter for UNC, which board member Charles Mercer called "the taproot of the state" for more than 200 years."

  • thatrollslayer Feb 20, 2013
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    You linked the article and actually quoted the part that explains they are talking about the UNC system. This includes schools other than UNC, such as UNCW, UNCG, etc.

    Are you really this dense? Or is it all for show?

  • Lux Libertas Feb 20, 2013
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    Link?....to the article focusing on an institution other than UNC?

    Thanks ever so much.

    Taproot:The Carolina Way.

  • thatrollslayer Feb 20, 2013
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    It really isn't opinion. The FACT is that you didn't realize the article wasn't only focusing on UNC.

  • Lux Libertas Feb 20, 2013
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    The Taproot isn't concerned with the opinions of ^^typical ABC'ers.^^

    The Taproot is here to educate those who wish to be educated. It has no time for haters.

  • thatrollslayer Feb 20, 2013
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    And this is what happens when you create a thread based on an article that you don't fully comprehend. Well done.

  • KT Returns Feb 20, 2013
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    They would pick the name taproot. One of the worst bands in the history of man.

  • Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy Feb 20, 2013
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    LOL @ the pansies and their overt infatuation with ROOTS.

    LMBAO!!! gay pride, pastel pansy U style!!!

    how utterly embarrassing.

  • PackisBack Feb 20, 2013
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    More mindless liberals in the world. :-(

  • Wolfpocalypse Now Feb 20, 2013
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    The article was referring to the University of NC system (i.e., the public university system) as the "Taproot." It was not referring to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus specifically.

  • Lux Libertas Feb 20, 2013
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    Toproot gon' TAP ALL OVER STATE COLLEGE come-a-Sat'dy.

    Can't wait.....

  • Lux Libertas Feb 19, 2013
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    ROFL!

    We now have an alternate nickname for The Flagship, that might be even more ANNOYING and ANGER-INDUCING to the ABC crowd than "Flagship". LOL!

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/07/2662369/unc-system-says-strategic-plan.html#storylink=misearchCHAPEL HILL - The UNC system aims to churn out more graduates, prod campuses to be more efficient, and spend money on research areas that may be an economic boon to North Carolina, under a five-year plan to be adopted Friday.

    The UNC Board of Governors is expected to vote for the strategic plan and to ask the state legislature to spend an additional $910 million now through 2018 to implement it.

    The vote Friday will begin a new chapter for UNC, which board member Charles Mercer called "the taproot of the state" for more than 200 years.
    "THE TAPROOT!!!" LOVE IT!!! loLOlOlOl

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