Asterisk Man

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Yesterday's Unstrange Phenomena:

For some historical and psychological background, see  "You taught me language, and my profit on't / is, I know how to curse", 7/17/2005; "The earliest typographically bleeped F-word?", 6/15/2006; "Obscenicons a century ago", 6/17/2010; "More on the early history of obscenicons", 7/24/2010.

[Tip of the hat to Alex Baumans]

1 Comment

  1. bks said,

    October 12, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Surely the second set of obscenicons should be translated …."invidious twit"?


    {(myl) Can a twit be "sly, treacherous, deceitful"? I think so. "Of a comparison or distinction: Offensively discriminating"? Not so much. But perhaps you mean to imply that obscenicon-translators are characteristically malaprop-ridden…]

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