[Ads-l] "santorum"

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 31 04:13:16 UTC 2019

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Citations:santorum <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Citations:santorum>

> On 30 Mar 2019, at 10:16, George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU> wrote:
> It's been 15 years since the "santorum" made a claim to be a word, promoted
> by Dan Savage, to honor a particularly contemptible senator.
> I wonder how many subscribers are aware of the campaign to promote the use
> of the word "santorum" to refer  to "the frothy mix of lubricant and fecal
> matter that is sometimes a byproduct of anal sex."
> Michael Newman on Saturday, February 7, 2004
> However, the problem is that it is hard to imagine any "in-the-wild" uses
> of the term
> Michael Newman  Saturday February 7, 2004
> The concern stated in Newman's second comment prevailed.  Whenever the word
> was found, it was clearly prompted by the campaign to get the word into
> dictionaries.  So the campaign failed, at least for the OED -- I haven't
> checked Merriam-Webster.
> However, the word does live.  This is from an essay and its commentary from
> February of this year, in The Root -- Black news, opinions, politics and
> culture.
> The good news is that the 2016 election showed that almost three million
> people (including me) voted for a controversial woman over the lazy corrupt
> racist orange santorum-covered enemy of the people.
> The bad news, of course, is that the Electoral College let us down, and the
> winner has been spreading santorum all over the country and world ever
> since.
> George A. Thompson
> The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
> Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> Univ. Pr., 1998.
> But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
> your lowly tomb. . .
> L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112
> The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
> picture of his great-grandfather.)
> http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851

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