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Culture, The Exhibitionist Go to this Talk on the History of "Asshole" -- No, Ifs, Ands, or Butts

Go to this Talk on the History of "Asshole" -- No, Ifs, Ands, or Butts

The last time we found ourselves around someone waxing poetic about indexicality and polysemy at a cocktail party, our instinctual reaction was, "Shut up, asshole." We would have been less damning if the discussion in question was about assholism…
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The last time we found ourselves around someone waxing poetic about indexicality and polysemy at a cocktail party, our instinctual reaction was, "Shut up, asshole." We would have been less damning if the discussion in question was about assholism itself.…
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Most of us know at least one grammar Nazi who takes delight in correcting our speech ("That's to whom, you ninny!"), usually in front of attractive members of the opposite sex. So reading an entire book…
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