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  • In 1995 it caused some confusion among the population at large, because for many Russians casting their vote the word gubernator sounded outlandish and dated, and prompted a humorous reaction.

    languagehat.com: MER/GUBERNATOR.

  • The 'ohonior' and I therefore soon became friends, and when he learned that in addition I was versed in the art of writing and might be employed as secretary to the community and draw up petitions to the 'great master' -- the 'gubernator' -- my value was immensely increased, and this respect saved me from too great an intimacy.

    Selected Polish Tales

  • For many years in Canada it was necessary-it was right-that the Mother Country should have a Governor here who actually governed-a real "gubernator" to control the helm of State-her money was freely spent to enable the new country to live and function, and her arms protected her child from foreign aggression.

    What Is A Canadian Citizen?

  • "gubernator" or helmsman, and in that view, the government is but an agency of the State, distinguished as it must be, in accurate thought, from its scheme and machinery of government.

    Vanguard News

  • Other nobles in large number assisted the king as rex gubernator, head of government.

    Champlain's Dream

  • HENRY: The gubernator has since walked that joke back and it's easy to see why.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2008

  • Our very own gubernator is proposing shifting 40% of California's female inmate population to neighborhood correctional centers.

    Feministing: February 2006 Archives

  • So it would be, say, mer of Portland, but gubernator of Oregon.

    languagehat.com: MER/GUBERNATOR.

  • Not all cities got a gubernator as a head administrator, only the capitol cities of gubernias, or provinces.

    languagehat.com: MER/GUBERNATOR.

  • However, for some reason this was considered not to be good enough, and in 1995, in many towns, people found themselves electing not a mer but a gubernator 'Governor', a title dating back to the nineteenth century.

    languagehat.com: MER/GUBERNATOR.

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  • The gubernatorial Terminator.

    December 3, 2006