Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 15 17:32:34 UTC 2013

I mentioned this in 2010. It means "an outrageous occurrence or situation."
Like a tragedy but different.

CNN characterizes the plight of Syrian refugees forced over the border into
Turkey as simply "a travesty."


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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