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Stephen Colbert on Olympia Snowe (Colbert Report, Oct. 14):

We are now one step closer to a nightmare future where everyone has health insurance. And I will tell you who I blame: Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, the only Republican who voted in favor of the bill. And folks, I am angrier than an Eskimo… because I have 300 words for Snowe, and I can't say one of them on TV.

(Hat tip: Greg Howard.) The title for this post is lifted from the Twitter feed of Michael Covarrubias (aka Wishydig):

Susan Collins, R-Maine has hinted at a 'yes' vote. and only linguabloggers have "snowe-clone" in their repertoire of bad puns.

1 Comment

  1. Simon Spero said,

    October 16, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

    A disgraceful failure to cite prior work published in the tier 1 journal for this subfield:

    Did you know that the Pullumite tribes of Northern Britain have over four hundred different words for describing Noam Chomsky, none of them printable?

    The Contest of the Longish Now, SpecGram Vol CLVI, No 3

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