for the taboo avoidance file: "jackass"

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 17 03:30:13 UTC 2012

Ronald Butters wrote:
> Come to think of it, are you sure that the second syllable wasn't "offs"?

Jonathan Lighter mentioned jackwad on the list last year. He also
pointed out the use of jackwagon in a commercial. Perhaps wagon is too
long to fit in the time period of the bleep.;MHgwRw;201007272116450400D

> 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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