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Old 10-12-2009, 03:03 PM
nikkibong nikkibong is offline
 
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Default The Hoo-Ha Over Ross Douthat

Hilarious piece about the erstwhile 'head Ross Douthat in the CJR today. It's a list of "Stuff Wrong with Ross Douthat's lastest column."

At the risk of crudity, I loved number three:

3. The unfortunate use of the word ‘hoo-ha.’ Douthat is famously wise-beyond-his-years; but he is, apparently, unaware of the modern meaning of that word. Sure, William Safire got away with the old-time, PG usage; but, then again, there are many things Safire got away with that few others rightly can.
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