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  • proper n. a language of Spain


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  • You know, Fala is Scotch, and being a Scottie, as soon as he learned that the Republican fiction writers in Congress and out had concocted a story that I had left him behind on the Aleutian Islands and had sent a destroyer back to find him -- at a cost to the taxpayers of two or three, or eight or twenty million dollars -- his Scotch soul was furious.

    Nira meets Fala

  • The pooch of FDR, called Fala, made famous by his master's valor, recalls the Labrador called Buddy the Clintons owned, a fuddy-duddy since it despised the cat called Socks when not inside her litter box.

    Gershon Hepner: Dog Days in the White House

  • They’re on an island called Fala’isi in the Pacific.’

    The Rich Man's Royal Mistress

  • FDR's "Fala" speech, in which he responded to Republican attacks that he'd sent a battleship to Alaska to retrieve Fala, who'd been left behind, breathed new life and energy into his 1944 campaign:

    Examiner California Headlines

  • Following Roosevelt's death 'Fala' remained with the former first lady, Eleanor, until 'Fala' died.

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  • 'Fala' ranks as one of the most unique pets to share the Oval Office with a president.

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  • 'Fala' is buried next to the president at his presidential library in Hyde Park, New York.

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  • There is one White House dog which will live famously forever; President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Scottish terrier 'Fala' were as inseparable in life as they are in death.

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  • 'Fala' was so well known that during World War II American soldiers reportedly used his name as a "password" to insure German soldiers didn't infiltrate U.S. battle lines.

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  • “Lass, you ran away from the White House,” said Fala.



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