"dacting", from _Veep_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 9 01:54:51 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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> ...which I get this weekend, since our carrier is providing free HBO for a few days. Â Mike McClintock (Matt Walsh), the press secretary for the eponymous Veep, Selina Meyer (Julia L-D), has just boasted that he's getting very good at "dacting", i.e. "taking the black off" (and hence unredacting) material that has previously been redacted.
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<sigh!> Yet another reason to lament the dearth of the
classically-educated - or should that be, "classical-educated"?

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