semantic drift: "officer" PLUS bonus anecdote AND....

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 12 13:43:19 UTC 2008

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
>   Now for the bonus anecdote.  This morning's _F & F_ show ran the clip of Hillary Clinton asking rhetorically, "How many angels dance on the head of a pin?"
>   All three anchors made fun of this by asking each other,  "What's _that_ mean?" "Did she make that up or is that some kind of _saying_?" "My grandmother used to come up with strange phrases like that. stuff  like 'more something than Carter has pills.'" "I dunno...."

Schmucks will be schmucks. As anchors, they get paid for it.

Mark Mandel

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