Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What's a Suffix Among Friends?


At the end of his introduction of the president, Mr. Biden, who is well known for ad-libbing to the point of getting him in a little trouble, turned to Mr. Obama, embraced him and elaborated on the historic nature of the day.

“Mr. President, this is a big … deal,” he said, adding an adjective between big and deal, that begins with ‘f.’

Why so prude, Grey Lady? There's a Democrat in the White House, just like the last time the paper printed '****'!

In a recorded conversation later on October 6, Ms. Lewinsky said she wanted two things from the President. The first was contrition: He needed to ''acknowledge . . . that he helped fuck up my life.''(585) The second was a job, one that she could obtain without much effort: ''I don't want to have to work for this position . . . I just want it to be given to me.''(586) Ms. Lewinsky decided to write the President a note proposing that the two of them ''get together and work on some way that I can come out of this situation not feeling the way I do.''(587) After composing the letter, she said: ''I want him to feel a little guilty, and I hope that this letter did that.''(588)

Maybe they're spooked by the 'ing'? Not always! Even that's okay as long as the word is couched in a Candace Bushnell book excerpt ("All the way out, Peter kept making his hand into a gun shape, pretending to shoot at the other motorists. He called everyone "a fucking Polack." Janey tried to pretend that she thought it was funny.").

What's the fucking deal?

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