Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Nov 7 22:26:55 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> At 9:05 AM -0500 11/7/10, Ben Zimmer wrote:
>>Today's "Doonesbury" has Roland Hedley saying to a fictional Dubya,
>>"Mr. President, let's talk about the big magilla -- your decision to
>>invade Iraq."
> I have this picture of a triangular wrestling ring containing, one in
> each corner, the Big Kahuna, the Big Enchilada, and the Big Magilla,
> each dressed in his (or her?) traditional ethnic garb.   Am I missing
> a fourth contenduh?

How about Bill Parcells, aka the Big Tuna?


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