"take offense to"; the "R-word"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 7 01:17:01 UTC 2010

Jonathan quoted:

> "However, Palin's conservative cohort Rush Limbaugh took offense to people,
> presumably including Palin, protesting Emanuel's remark."

> R. Emanuel used, and R. Limbaugh defended, the "R-word."  In a closed-door
> meeting, Emanuel had described a publicity proposal as - well, you know.

But... but... despite types like P. and L., some of my best friends
are R*********s.

And on Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 6:25 PM, Victor Steinbok
<aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It gets better still--there are two quite distinct sites-- r-word.org
> and rword.org

 I get

The webpage "www.rword.org" cannot be found
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