[Ads-l] "gun to(u)ters"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 30 19:56:29 EDT 2020


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/30/1973491/-Fmr-FBI-Asst-Dir-These-young-white-gun-touters-are-not-troubled-but-radicalized

*Headline:*
*Fmr. FBI Asst. Dir.: These young white gun touters are not troubled but
radicalized *

*lead sentence:*
Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi appeared on MSNBC with Katy
Tur and called out the mislabeling of young white gun touters.

The "touters" pronunciation is not used anywhere in the accompanying video,
either by Figliuzzi or by host Egberto Willies. At least one online
commenter noted it: "Petey2" wrote in the comments, "Toters? I guess
touters kind of works too."

MAM

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