Bad Girls Ride Again

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 6 17:17:32 UTC 2010

It *is* emphatic, but it almost turns "bullshit" into an adjective - which
is perfectly possible. But it's an easily paraphrasable ex. of "random" in
the recent sense
, which appears to, but doesn't, mean "random" in a statistically-derived


Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

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> At 11/6/2010 09:24 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >This week's crop of the new and the hard-to-Google. And did I mention that
> >several of the Girls are Faustian illeists?::
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> >"That is SO random f*****g bulls**t!"   [It's senseless; "so" is an
> >odd substitute for "such"; syntactical blending?]
> Is this "SO" = an intensifier, "extremely"?
> >...
> >"I'm really butt-hurt that somebody in the house would touch something of
> >mine."  [Emotionally hurt.]
> Men are supposed to have their emotions in their p***ks; where does
> the above put women's emotions?
> Joel
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