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See also PASS AWAY. 28 barnyard epithet baloney/boloney. " For example, speaking of Federal Judge John J. Sirica's refusal to require Richard M. Nixon to testify at the Watergate COVER-UP trial, for fear that such a stand-up performance would kill the (then-ailing) former president, one of the principal defendants, John D. Ehrlichman, asserted that the judge's reasoning was "just pure—if you'll pardon the expression—baloney" (speech, Dutch Treat Club, New York City, 5/1/79). On the face of it, "baloney" seems to derive from the bologna sausage, but the connection has never been proved, and attempts have been made to link it to other sources.

Upon hearing Chicago Deputy Police Chief James Riordan's version of Dellinger's actions some seventeen months before. The exclamation became news because Judge Julius Hoffman (who had ears like a rabbit, see WOMAN) later reprimanded Dellinger for using "that kind of language" and revoked his bail. Covering for the Times was Pulitzer Prize winner J. Anthony Lukas, who recalled subsequent events this way: Knowing the Times' sensitivity about such language, I called the National Desk and asked how they wanted to handle Mr.

See also SELECTIVE ORDNANCE and the basic military CASUALTY. antiperspirant. Antisweat. It is very doubtful that the horrid word "sweat" has ever appeared in any of the ads that promise relief from it. See also PERSPIRE. anti-Semitic. Anti-Jewish. : "One third of Mr. Begin's prepared text was devoted to what he termed anti-Semitic remarks in the Egyptian press, although Arabs, too, are Semites" (New York Times, 1/24/78). "Anti-Semitic" is preferred to "anti-Jewish" because "Jew" is a loaded word.

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