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Actually, she's a trouper

Posted by ESC on May 25, 2004

Arkansas Family Celebrates 15th Child
May 25, 2004

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Michelle Duggar's family says that the mother is all smiles after delivering her 15th child.

Both the baby and mother were doing well, although Michelle was feeling some discomfort because the birth was her second by Caesarean section, said father and former state legislator Jim Bob Duggar's mother, Mary Duggar.

"She's a trooper. She's just all smiles," Mary Duggar said in a telephone interview Monday.

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Actually, she is a "trouper" (a person who deals with and persists through difficulty or hardship without complaint. From Merriam-Webster online.)

troop, troops, troupe -- A troop is a group of people or animals. Troops means several such groups, particularly groups of soldiers. Use troupe only for ensembles of actors, dancers, singers, etc. From the Associated Press Stylebook.