[Ads-l] off-color language

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Jan 14 15:17:47 UTC 2018

For starters:


and (non vidi):

The wit & wisdom of the founding fathers :
Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson /

Paul M Zall

1996 1st ed.
English [Book]  Book 171 pages ; 20 cm
Hopewell, NJ : ECCO Press, ; ISBN: 0880014954 9780880014953

".... readers will be surprised to learn that Washington had a penchant for biting sarcasm; that Adams engaged in direct, colloquial, even vulgar, humor; and that Jefferson, our most cerebral president, enjoyed laughing at the absurdity of his own situation as leader of the nation."

co-author, Origin of Kibosh (Routledge)

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Subject: [ADS-L] off-color language

Has there been an article of off-color (vulgar or obscene) language by
politicians (esp. presidents)?

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