[Ads-l] "schlong", the verb -- not in OED

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 22 20:44:30 UTC 2015


It happens in other languages. English is often considered safer for
obscenities.

I guess it wasn't the case that Trump was interjecting German, and meant
Clinton was snakebit, or previously called her a gem?...

DanG

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

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> It is alleged that Trump yesterday said Hilary Clinton got "schlonged" in
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> er 2008 presidential campaign against Barack Obama.
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> Apparently he also has called Clinton a "schmuck".=C2=A0 Obscenities are
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> parently OK if they're voiced in the obscure, dying language of a detested
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