[Ads-l] End of Euphemisms

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 24 09:32:02 EST 2017


C'mon, lefties! If there are no facts, there are no lies either!

What a bunch of wimps, so scared of the way things are.

Lit crits knew this stuff decades ago.


J "Devil's Advocate" L

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:04 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Jan 24, 2017, at 8:54 AM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> >
> > I think this began to appear in the Times some weeks ago, but I can't
> quote a headline.
> >
> > Joel
>
> Well, they used it in a headline before the election:
>
> “Trump Gives Up a Lie but Refuses to Repent”
>
> about the birther claim, back in September.
>
> See
> https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/public-editor/trump-
> birther-lie-liz-spayd-public-editor.html
> http://www.npr.org/2016/09/22/494919548/new-york-times-
> editor-we-owed-it-to-our-readers-to-call-trump-claims-lies
>
> But I don’t think (although I could be wrong) that the L-word had been
> used before today in a headline after the regime change.  Of course, that’s
> only 4 days ago.
>
> LH
>
> >
> >
> >      From: David Daniel <dad at COARSECOURSES.COM>
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:53 AM
> > Subject: [ADS-L] End of Euphemisms
> >
> > Seems like the NYT at least has decided to abandon euphemisms and start
> > calling things by their real names: "Trump Repeats Lie About Popular
> Vote in
> > Meeting With Lawmakers." Hurray.
> > DAD
> >
> >
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