Flytrap Language Lesson

Flytrap Language Lesson

Flytrap Language Lesson

Gossip, speculation, and scuttlebutt about politics.
Oct. 2 1998 7:10 PM

Flytrap Language Lesson

Remember how "expletive deleted" became a comic riff during Watergate? Now the House Judiciary Committee has come up with even a better euphemism in their efforts to bowdlerize the Linda Tripp tapes. Chatterbox found this gem in the just released transcripts of a conversation in which Monica wails about unsympathetic White House aide Marsha Scott. Watch the congressional blue pencils in action:

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TRIPP: Yeah. Well, she -- you know, Marsha did lie to you. She (REDACTED) you over...

That's how Chatterbox feels about Bill Clinton: "Redacted over."

--Walter Shapiro