[Ads-l] QOTY? "It was not my first sword dance." --- Rex Tillerson.

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 24 11:07:05 EDT 2017


It was response to a comment comparing and contrasting Tillerson's smooth performance in an actual Saudi sword dance to Trump's less skillful performance.
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Not at all meaning to be crude, but "sword dance" immediately made me think i=
t was a reference to gay men dancing, as I have heard "sword fight" used in r=
eference to gay male sexual shenanigans.=20

Certainly haven't heard that phrase before. Perhaps he was describing fancy f=
ootwork in fencing or sword fighting to avoid being struck...?

Mailed from the Moon =F0=9F=8C=9C

> On May 23, 2017, at 6:11 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> "I hadn't been practicing, Chris, but it was not my first sword dance,"
> Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in responding to "Fox News Sunday"
> host Chris Wallace, Sunday 21 May 2017.
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