X marrying Y <> Y marrying X?

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu Sep 13 02:44:59 UTC 2007

>"(REDACTED) jobs"? Why on earth ...

I too find that funny (sort of like "assh*le" or "ass****", which
I've seen on occasion). It seems to me that if that transcript had
been circulated a little more widely at the time (to the right
people, in new sources), "redacted job" could have become a joking
term for a blow job for a short while...

Though few guys would want redaction on their penises. Most, however,
wouldn't mind some red action, I suppose.

James Harbeck.

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