[Ads-l] chicken salad

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Mon Oct 3 23:12:45 EDT 2016


Talking of the Devil, tax returns *can* be summoned.  To misconstrue Joan Baez,
"It's not called the Infernal Revenue Service for no reason!"

Robin

> 
>     On 04 October 2016 at 04:06 Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET> wrote:
> 
> 
>     I've assumed it was like in fantasy stories where people are admonished
> not
>     to say the actual name of a demon lest the naming summon it. But I can't
>     figure out the fear of summoning a tax return.
>     Dave Hause
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Galen Buttitta
>     Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 2:39 PM
>     To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>     Subject: Re: chicken salad
> 
>     Why does everyone censor "Donald Trump"? And now "tax return"? I can't
> even
>     decipher what Laurence means. This is getting ridiculous. Donald Trump is
> a
>     public figure, you don't have to censor his name.
> 
>     Sent from my iPhone
> 
>     On Oct 3, 2016, at 13:22, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> 
>     >> On Oct 3, 2016, at 12:06 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>     >> wrote:
>     >>
>     >> John King, CNN, re T---p's t-x r----n:
>     >>
>     >> "There's that old metaphor about making chicken salad...."
>     >>
>     >> (General laughter.)
>     >>
>     >> Is there anyone who can't complete the "metaphor"?
>     >
>     > --and isn't too c-----n s--t- to try?
> 
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