"pleb", the new four-letter word

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Oct 21 01:36:58 UTC 2012

On Oct 20, 2012, at 6:23 PM, "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> ... Since Mitchell admitted to swearing but "bitterly
> denied" that he had used "the other words", I
> conclude that "pleb" must be the less acceptable
> in the polite company of police officers.

discussion in Language Log:

GP, 9/24/12: Plebgate: Morphing into mendacity:

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