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November 08, 2013


Word Change

Michael Kinsley has a very funny review of Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

"There is actually no vomit in the scene the authors describe as 'vomitous' It's just their way of writing vividly. They're not snobs. They actually have a weakness for colorful vernacular, with a special fondness for a particular bodily function. And it's not the usual one. The many references to excrement -- people serving it to one another on a bun, people burying one another in it and so on -- are . . . are . . . help me, I need a word here. Well, they're vomitous. This may be the first political book ever with more excrement than sex."












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