[Ads-l] chicken salad

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Mon Oct 3 23:06:29 EDT 2016

I've assumed it was like in fantasy stories where people are admonished not 
to say the actual name of a demon lest the naming summon it.  But I can't 
figure out the fear of summoning a tax return.
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Galen Buttitta
Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: chicken salad

Why does everyone censor "Donald Trump"? And now "tax return"? I can't even 
decipher what Laurence means. This is getting ridiculous. Donald Trump is a 
public figure, you don't have to censor his name.

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On Oct 3, 2016, at 13:22, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

>> On Oct 3, 2016, at 12:06 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> 
>> wrote:
>> John King, CNN,  re T---p's t-x r----n:
>> "There's that old metaphor about making chicken salad...."
>> (General laughter.)
>> Is there anyone who can't complete the "metaphor"?
> --and isn't too c-----n s--t- to try?

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