[Ads-l] No. 45

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Wed Aug 16 14:37:47 UTC 2017

It may be worth noting that "45" is an easy step away from "Dolt 45", 
which I have also seen used.

Jim Parish

On 8/16/2017 5:35 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Wes Bellamy, Vice Mayor of Charlottesville, has been on TV lately referring
> to the President solely as "Number 45" (or "45," for short). He explained
> that he will not utter the name of D----- T----.
> Since then several other interviewees (none of them Republicans) have
> adopted this designation.
> http://www.npr.org/2017/08/13/543259506/charlottesville-vice-mayor-wes-bellamy-reacts-to-white-nationalist-rally
> JL

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