[Ads-l] "ammosexual"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 8 21:38:16 UTC 2015

Thanks, Garson.

But is true that a modern-day gundamentalist must  be a religious

Or can she or he just have a literalist faith in Amendment 2?

(Not to split hair triggers....)


On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 3:22 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> wrote:

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> JL wonders:
> > Was a gundamentalist quite the same thing in 1926?
> >
> > Maybe it was a mentalist who packed a roscoe.
> Below is the short passage containing the term in "gundamentalist"
> that was published in "The New Yorker" in 1926:
> [Begin except]
> Down in Texas the shouting Baptist has evolved into the shooting
> Baptist. Rev. J. Frank Norris has now reached the position of
> America=E2=80=99s leading gundamentalist.
> [End excerpt]
> The section featuring the text above included about a dozen
> miscellaneous items and was titled "Of All Things". The name Howard
> Brubaker appeared below the final item, and Brubaker may have
> assembled the full collection.
> Nancy's post presented additional details about Norris which suggested
> that the meaning of "gundamentalist" in 1926 was similar to the modern
> meaning.
> Admittedly, other senses for the term may be imagined, and JL offers
> an excellent example. I would add that the word might apply to a child
> who demands that his or her huggable teddy bear must be manufactured
> by Gund (gund.com).
> Garson
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