the "v-word" and friends in the NYT

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sun Mar 11 20:34:48 UTC 2007

It never occurred to me that Ms. Coulter intended the word "faggot" to be understood metaphorically! What would she have meant, metaphorically? That he's a sissy for opposing Bush's war? Or perhaps "faggot" in a juvenile and general sense of "somebody I don't like"? Except she was specifically relating Edwards to John Amaechi!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 15:51:59 -0500
>From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>Subject: the "v-word" and friends in the NYT

 . . .Ann Coulter's repeated use of "faggot" as a (presumably metaphorical) descriptor for John Edwards.

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