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What Gorgeous George Wields

Just got a delightful letter from a reader. In my Impromptus today, I mention the substitution of “international” for “foreign” — and those words mean different things, of course. Years ago, when he was a television magnate (is he still?), Ted Turner banned the use of the word “foreign.” And this reader says, “I think my favorite ramification was when pro-wrestling announcers — at the time, pro wrestling was a staple of Turner networks — would shout that Wrestler X was attacking his opponent with ‘an international object.’”

Love it.

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