Thread to explore the use of the word "lodestar," noticed in Strzok book.
Apparently the Vice President uses that word a lot.
"By the early 16th century, the related term “Lodestone” was in common usage. A Lodestone is a naturally magnetic rock, which could thus serve as a kind of primitive compass.

A Lodestar is somewhat similar to a Loadstone:"
"in the late 16th century, 'Loadstar' is another name for Polaris, the North Star,' which sailors often a navigational guide...has since taken on the related positive denotation of something inspirational, something that guides you towards all things good."
Strzok: "our efforts still were guided by the same bright, unwavering lodestar."
Nobody I know has ever used this word. No book I've ever read, no article, no magazine - zero.

The article concludes: "So remember, folks, use your words, especially if no one else is using them!"
But words are a symbol of culture. For example, Jewish people of a certain age will say that someone is a "shmuck."
So in whose world is the "lodestar" a thing? (Jewish people don't talk about a "North Star" either...we don't worship the stars.)
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