"ample bits" and "pleather"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 29 12:14:16 UTC 2013

>*very* obscene construction

It's the Far Future, dude!  Nothing's "obscene" or "not obscene"! It's just


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 10:54 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 9:02 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> > "pleather"
> I was reading a post in which the writer noted a lack of certainty as
> to whether "pleather" was, in fact, leather, since it wouldn't
> surprise him to discover that some scientist had come up with some
> kind of _leather-looking_ synthetic.
> For most of my life, I've been under the impression that this kind of
> extension of "[funny-]looking" was peculiar to BE.
> BTW, on tonight's 2 Broke Girls, the blond Girl says to a guy,
> "I'm going to tear that ass *up*!"
> as she's walking to him to dance with him.
> That a woman should use this particular, *very* obscene construction
> is just wrong on so many levels.
> I love myself some language-change. :-(
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