[Ads-l] A kind of interdating

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 10 02:15:43 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 9:33 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> But wait a minute!  Did movies say "ass" in 1956?

Murray Hamilton said it, forever engraving the name of that character-actor
otherwise "known" only, if at all, for playing the mayor in _Jaws_, into my

Speaking of "bad words," has anyone else noted the emergence of the
unbleeping of _dick_ and _pussy_ in the Cartoon Channel's "Adult Swim"
programming and on Comedy Central, even, in the case of Comedy Central,
when after-midnight programming is re-run in the afternoon?

Ain't *that* about a bitch?!
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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