[Ads-l] RES: turd tornado

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Wed Aug 17 23:34:07 UTC 2016

And anyway, as one of my Facebook friends pointed out, it should have been
TURDNADO, following the sharknado model, which Shapiro mentioned in his
explanation. I don't say "should have been" prescriptively, BTW, just

Enviada em: quarta-feira, 17 de agosto de 2016 18:31
Assunto: Re: turd tornado

Poster:       Flourish Klink <flourish.klink at GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: turd tornado

I certainly imagine it varies by the woman! But I am not at all sure you're
wrong, Wilson, especially among older women.

I have another reading of the interaction, though: she so did not expect to
hear "dirty" language in that context that she couldn't process it. "Turd
tornado" is not common anywhere, but especially not on CNN.

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 5:04 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Jonathan Lighter 
> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > CNNAL: [Covering face in embarrassment]: OK. All right. That's not 
> > quite what I expected. But OK....
> >
> This kind of thing happens so frequently, IME, that I've been led to 
> conclude - erroneously, according to some - that women lack the 
> command of slang that men have, purely for societal reasons. You don't 
> use that kind of language in the hearing of a woman, especially if she's a
"nice girl."
> Of course, I may be mistaken in my assumption that the word, _turd_, 
> was simply unknown to her and not that she's so otherly enabled that 
> the semantics of _turd tornado_ was beyond her comprehension.
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
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