Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Feb 1 04:17:57 UTC 2006

Maybe it had something to do with "Brokeback Mountain" getting all of
those Oscar nominations earlier today, but the emerging sense of
"brokeback" meaning 'homosocial' (or whatever) showed up in at least
two political blogs on the State of the Union address. Both were
"liveblogging" the event (which means there are plenty of uncorrected

Wolf on CNN just reference how "good" Dick Cheney looks. Brockback
Laura is introduced after he talks about compassion and love and other
Brokeback stuff.

--Ben Zimmer

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