[Ads-l] No. 45

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 16 10:35:44 EDT 2017


I note that Forty Two is the name of the restaurant at the Clinton
Presidential Center.

On Aug 16, 2017 10:30 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Oh, wait. There's also the Adams family.
>
> Never numbered AFAIK.
>
> JL
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > The only candidate would be Grover Cleveland I and II.
> >
> > The Bushes, of course, were numbered simply to distinguish them from each
> > other.
> >
> > And while we're at it, why not cf. Mark Twain's "No. 44, the Mysterious
> > Stranger"?
> >
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:22 AM, David K. Barnhart <
> > dbarnhart at highlands.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Very interesting.  Remember _Bush 41_ and _Bush 43_.  Earlier presidents
> >> so
> >> represented?
> >>
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> >> Of
> >> Jonathan Lighter
> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:36 AM
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> >> Subject: No. 45
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> >> Subject:      No. 45
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> >>
> >> Wes Bellamy, Vice Mayor of Charlottesville, has been on TV lately
> >> referring
> >> to the President solely as "Number 45" (or "45," for short). He
> explained
> >> that he will not utter the name of D----- T----.
> >>
> >> Since then several other interviewees (none of them Republicans) have
> >> adopted this designation.
> >>
> >> http://www.npr.org/2017/08/13/543259506/charlottesville-vice
> >> -mayor-wes-bella
> >> my-reacts-to-white-nationalist-rally
> >> <http://www.npr.org/2017/08/13/543259506/charlottesville-
> vice-mayor-wes-bellamy-reacts-to-white-nationalist-rally>
> >>
> >> JL
> >>
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> >> truth."
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