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Old 09-25-2008, 02:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
Bicycle Bob
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Magazine people are quite aware of their function as market boosters. I once wrote to Rodale Press, referring to their "Bicycling" magazine as "the ***** of Emmaus" and they were not offended - they sent a reporter and followed up on my news with a nice write-up. It is reproduced as the background to my mug shot on the left here.

Those asterisks that appeared above were typed, in reverse order, as erohw, making an analogy to a woman who sells her favours. I don't think such terms are offensive. I once remarked, within earshot of my boss "Bernie probably owns a bordello up on St. Clair" and he just murmured "Ahh, Bordello - I havn't heard that word for a long time."
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