Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Apr 1 17:53:30 UTC 2010

At 1:47 PM -0400 4/1/10, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>There appears to be an increasing use of "tripartisan" (with and without
>a hyphen). Much of it is a mocking reference to the involvement of Joe
>Lieberman who is nominally "independent", but not all.
>>Nearly four months ago, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who's helping
>>lead a tri-partisan group on finding a compromise energy/climate
>>package, told reporters, "You remember the artist formerly known as
>>Prince? This is the market-based system for punishing polluters
>>previously known as 'cap and trade.'"
>>My purpose for joining Secretary Duncan and Rev. Al Sharpton is to
>>bring all of our efforts together to formulate a "tripartisan" plan
>>for arriving at a breakthrough in education.
>I am not even sure Newt Gingrich's usage makes any sense. Did he mean
Not quite as catchy as "trysexual".


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