Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I Think the Word he Used was "Pitcher"

Weirdest New York Times bowdlerization of the day prize goes to Frank Bruni:
F.D.R.’s first vice president, John Nance Garner, famously characterized the job as not being worth “a warm bucket” of urine, which was euphemized in the retelling as “spit.”
Old-timers will recall that the late, great J. Anthony Lukas made this sort of thing into a literary genre.

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