don rumfeld's colloquial language

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Thu May 9 14:13:19 UTC 2002

On 5/8/02 23:54, "Alice Faber" <faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 May 2002, Duane Campbell wrote:
>> On Wed, 8 May 2002 14:38:07 -0400 Grant Barrett
>>> That's why it's interesting. My impression is that his "oh my
>>> goodness"
>>> public persona is a polite cover for scorching hot cursing in
>>> private.
>> Now THAT's interesting. If you have never heard someone curse, that is an
>> indication that they are heavy users of profanity? I'm gonna have to
>> think about that.
> Well, there's not cursing and there's not cursing. Someone who habitually
> uses replacement cursing ("he's a flipping idiot", for instance) may well
> be utilizing simple substitution algorithms, whereas someone else may be
> avoiding the sentiment and not just the lexemes.

Exactly what I intended to communicate.

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