[Ads-l] Early WOTY candidate--"spermageddon"

Baker, John JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM
Fri May 21 14:03:43 EDT 2021


Well, on the model of “snowmageddon” a few years ago, it could be a perilous situation created by an excess of sperm.  Perhaps at an orgy?  At least, that was my first thought when I saw the term.


John Baker


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Without checking, it could be either the destruction of all sperm or the
world destroyed by whales.

Worse than a sharknado.

JL

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 11:50 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu<mailto:laurence.horn at yale.edu>>
wrote:

> What it sounds like.
>
> Here’s a Times piece from February--
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> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/opinion/sunday/endocrine-disruptors-sperm.html<https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/opinion/sunday/endocrine-disruptors-sperm.html>
> --but it’s been increasingly popping up lately, including last night on
> The Daily Show.
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> LH
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