Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ace needs a new word

Ace of Spades has been using the word "shagging" in his stories about South Carolina political con-slut-ant Will Folks. He needs a new word.
In South Carolina, the shag is the state dance, designated such in 1984 in a bill sponsored by Rep. Bubber Snow.
That year, I moved to South Carolina and my newspaper covered Snow's district. Snow came to our office to talk about Boll Weevils, a word my northern colleague didn't catch through Snow's southern drawl.
Soon, strange stories at the office were "Un-Boll-Weevil-able." Just like Folks' story.

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