[Ads-l] "Marijuana marijuana" -- name for this device?

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 30 14:41:26 UTC 2021

> > > Now, I know this isn't exclusive to Fiji: I've heard speakers of
> > > American English use "Indian Indian" to identify someone from the
> > > Indian subcontinent as opposed to a Native American. (That
> > > cringingly bad example
> > > is the only one that comes to mind at the moment.)

Just as cringingly bad, and more notorious, is Whoopi Goldberg's 2009 comment about Roman Polanski:
"I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape."

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