Posted by Miri Barak on June 01, 2003
In Reply to: Press secretary and Internet posted by R. Berg on June 01, 2003
: : Hello:
: : Clinton's press secreatry meets the press and objects to the Internet as a news source. He says:
: : "It is truly a sorry day when you all walk in here and ask me questions based on a rumor mongerer's Internet Web site."
: : My questions:
: : 1. a sorry day - is it a bad day or a deplorable day?
: : 2. What does he mean by mongerer's..."
: : Most Grateful to you
: : miri
: 1. He means that it's a deplorable day. In truth, it's a bad day for him.
: 2. He means monger's. A fishmonger is a person who sells fish. Monger = dealer, merchant. A rumor monger is a person who spreads rumors. Or maybe the press secretary would say "rumorors."
Thank you and you are as wonderful as always.