[Ads-l] one more "tainment"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 18 09:49:08 EDT 2018


Those OED guys are really on the ball.

JL

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 9:15 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 9:01 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > UrbanD contrasts perineal "taint" with "gooch." What won't these
> > whippersnappers dream up next?
> >
> > Earliest HDAS "taint" dates from 1970-71.
> >
> > Yes sir, nigh on half a century ago.
> >
>
> From Landy's "Underground Dictionary," presumably. OED takes it back to a
> bit of erotica from 1955 ("Play This Love With Me," by filmmaker Baird
> Bryant writing under the pen name Willie Baron)....
>
> 1955   ‘W. Baron’ Play this Love with Me v. 62   My prick was throbbing
> somewhere around her taint—you know what a woman's taint is: 'taint asshole
> and 'taint cunt.
>
>
>
> > On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 9:56 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > You (Jon in particular, even if the T volume of HDAS hasn’t seen the
> > light
> > > of day) may recall the brouhaha a month ago over the deliciously named
> > > “taint team”, i.e. "A taint team made up of lawyers who are not
> involved
> > in
> > > the underlying investigation will almost certainly be put in place to
> > > review the materials obtained in the raid before those materials are
> > handed
> > > over to the prosecutorial team”
> > >
> > > https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/10/politics/cohen-raid-trump-
> > > attorney-client-privilege/index.html
> > >
> > > Fittingly, the case prompting the reference to the taint team involves
> > the
> > > hush money Michael Cohen now concedes he paid to Stormy Daniels
> (whether
> > or
> > > not under his client’s orders) before the 2016 election.
> > >
> > > As the CNN piece goes on to say, "a taint team is intended to act as a
> > > protective buffer between an individual subject to a seizure and
> > > prosecutors when material is seized that may be privileged. "The taint
> > team
> > > lawyers review the documents and remove anything that is covered by the
> > > attorney client privilege," CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin
> wrote
> > in
> > > an email. "They pass the non-attorney client material to the
> > investigators,
> > > who are not 'tainted' by contact with the privileged material.”
> > >
> > > But there is sure to be a lot of wrangling back and forth between
> > > prosecutors and the President’s defense team over the admissibility and
> > > scope of such materials, and perhaps we are in for some salacious
> > > revelations.  Dare we hope for…diplotaintment?
> >
>
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