Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Jan 9 15:20:45 UTC 2014

On Jan 9, 2014, at 4:08 AM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> ... spotted in the wild in reference to the manufactured outrage over MSNBC
> treatment of a Romney family photo... thought you might like to know

GP on LLog, 2/8/10: Isms, gasms, etc.:
(with a variety of examples)

and on this site,
Jon Lighter to ADS-L 6/16/12:
For all of you social theorists, the earliest "orgasm" derivitive appears to be "wargasm" (1961), which is not in OED.

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