Possible word of the year

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Sep 3 15:43:45 UTC 2012

At 9/3/2012 11:32 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>... the Times described it as "off-color"), so the paper went out on
>a limb only so far as to quote Eastwood directly and in
>full.  (there are probably people on the paper who feel that was too far.)

I had forgotten that one article that quoted Eastwood on "doing it"
did say "Mr. Eastwood's rambling and *off-color* appearance
...".  Probably a sufficient clue to those who had not heard it, or
having heard it did not understand.


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