[Ads-l] New unspeakable obscenity

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 21 01:34:26 EDT 2018

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018, 5:55 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Distinguished journalist Katy Tur of MSNBC ...

When she reached the last word *["blowhard"] *Tur  gasped, "I don't think I
> can say that

on television. I'm just going to let you read it on the screen." Quick
> change of subject.
> It's a very sad day for our country.
> JL

No, no, Jon. In this case, in association with America's most prominent
blowhard, the way to say that is simply


Mark Mandel


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