[Ads-l] boof

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Sep 27 23:07:46 UTC 2018

> On Sep 27, 2018, at 3:20 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Within the last hour, Judge Kavanaugh has explained that "boufed" in his
> yearbook was a "reference to flatulence."
> And "The Devil's Triangle" was a "drinking game" like "quarters" with three
> drinks arranged in a triangle.
> "FFFFF" poked fun at a classmate who liked to emphasize his uses of the
> F-word with a prolonged labiodental sound.

some of this is a re-play of his earlier testimony before the committee. all of it utter fabrication -- outright lying about what the expressions meant to him and his friends at the time, meanings surely understood clearly by many on the committee questioning him.  you can almost see the naughty-boy smirk behind the words: ha ha, can't catch ME!

profoundly appalling. 


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