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

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Sat Apr 12 13:48:43 UTC 2008

They (today's young anchors) believe Ted Baxter is a roll model, not
a parody.

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
>   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

The American Dialect Society -

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