[Ads-l] goofus

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 7 09:19:59 UTC 2016


Yesterday Donald Trump twice very clearly called Sen. Elizabeth Warren a
"goofus" (see HDAS). Not thirty seconds earlier he'd described her as
"goofy."

CNN commentators (and the banner) keep characterize the word as "doofus"
(see HDAS): "I haven't heard the word 'doofus' since high school," e.g.

Cf. "big-league" (see HDAS) and "bigly" (don't).



JL



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