hard words on TV! Part deux

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu May 10 12:45:14 UTC 2007

"Speeshees" refers to the female polar bears. The nonknuts.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 05:00:47 -0700
>From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: hard words on TV! Part deux
>Gretchen Carlson, - classical violinist, former Oxford undergraduate, Miss America 1989 - is having a bad word-day.  Commenting on a film clip of polar bear cubs frolicking in the zoo:
>GRETCHEN CARLSON: They're the only ones of their species - is it "speeshees"?...
>BRIAN KILMEADE: "Speeshees."
>GRETCHEN CARLSON: The only ones of their speeshees born in North America.

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