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What hipsters called each other in the 18th century instead of "dude."
"Voltaire, I'm so high right now."

Source: Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

"Yale was founded by finicky Protestants who worried that the Puritans at Harvard weren't puritanical enough. But the Revolutionary War brought the Age of Reason to New Haven, and (Timothy) Dwight (Jonathan Edwards' grandson) inherited a student body full of deist beatniks on the Enlightenment highway to hell, which is to say, France. This generation did not just read Voltaire - they literally addressed each other as 'Voltaire' the way kids today call one another dude. Like, 'Voltaire, I'm so high right now.'"
by clockerb August 19, 2011
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The best thing to come out of France.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
by Caius Justinas May 08, 2005
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Damn smart guy. One of the reasons that we have the good ol' United States of America these days.
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. " -Voltaire
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1. (François Marie Arouet) French 16th century author of 'Candide', philosopher, and satirist.

2. Gothy 21st century multi-talented singer and creator of the DEADY: THE MALEVOLENT TEDDY comic.
A: "Voltaire is such a cutie!"
B: "Yeah...wait, the singer or the French philosopher?"
by Snarky August 21, 2004
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François-Marie Arouet (from 21 November 1694 Paris France – 30 May 1778 Paris France) AKA voltaire(his pen name) was a French philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport and defence of civil liberties, including both freedom of religion and free trade the best export from france Ever saying things such as "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." and "A witty saying proves nothing."
guy1: Which french man actuly quite liked England?
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Voltaire came from a French word that means kind, sweet, loveable, and funny to everyone around this "Voltaire".
If you know anyone who's name is Voltaire, dont let him be without you when your DOWN
Voltaire made me happy about myself
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