[Ads-l] European Union [urine-peein' ...]

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 25 19:35:05 EDT 2018


Does anyone remember which president or presidential candidate inadvertently referred (in a speech? or maybe a debate?) to “the Urine peoples”?  “Urine-peein’ union” does seem to have more of a phonetic motivation—and if it’s Fox News, maybe a semantic one to boot.  

LH


> On Jul 25, 2018, at 5:15 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Neil Cavuto, FoxNews c. 5 p.m., discussing Trump's meeting with Juncker RE:
> U.S. & EU trade tariffs:
> <European Union> [urine-peein' union]:  anticipatory nasal harmony.
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