Hiking the Appalachian Trail"

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Thu Dec 3 20:20:51 UTC 2009

As popular as adultery is among the middle-aged, I would be surprised if 
the behavior of one little governor from one exceptionally backward Southern 
state would be remembered long enough to cause linguistic phrase-making of 
such a pedestrian sort.

In a message dated 12/3/09 3:10:24 PM, jester at PANIX.COM writes:

> On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 03:05:08PM -0500, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> >
> > After Governor Sanford's spokesman said he was "hiking the
> > Appalachian Trail," I thought that that expression might
> > catch on as a euphemism for sex or specifically extramarital
> > sex.  Is there evidence that it has caught on in that way?
> Not much, but I really wish it had.
> Jesse Sheidlower
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