for the taboo avoidance file: "jackass"

Ronald Butters ronbutters at AOL.COM
Sat Mar 17 02:54:00 UTC 2012

Come to think of it, are you sure that the second syllable wasn't "offs"?

On Mar 16, 2012, at 1:29 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> At 3/16/2012 12:57 PM, Geoffrey Nunberg wrote:
>> Used by a U of Louisville fan to describe fans of U of Kentucky in
>> an interview in NPR's coverage of the NCAAs yesterday: the second
>> syllable was bleeped.
> Are you sure the bleeped part wasn't "rabbit"? or "-alope"?
> Joel
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