In Reply to: Re: New euphemism for adultery. posted by Smokey Stover on June 28, 2009 at 19:31:
: : : Govenor Sandford of S Carolina has given birth to a new euphemism for adultery.
: : : He skipped off to Argentina to see his girl friend. His absence was noted and, on return, he told his wife that he had 'been hiking the Appalachian trail'! It wasn't long before the actual truth came out and the new phrase born.
: : Yes, a phrase is born. Red State Update -- an online comedy team -- has done a video on it.
: I can imagine. Where's Governor Sanford? Off hiking the Appalachian Trail again. Of course, there are lots of Governors out there. What happened to Governor Spitzer? He was caught hiking the Appalachian Trail. In fact, he was following th spoor of Lt. Governor (now Governor) David Paterson, an old hiker of the Trail.
(Resisting the temptation to go into full rant regarding the state of journalism today.) A couple of administrations back we had a gubernatorial sex scandal here in Kentucky. I'm probably the only one who remembers, but there was this phrase: Being hit by a beer truck - "Former Herald-Leader business writer Jamie Butters, who now covers the auto industry for the Detroit Free Press, had lunch in Louisville on Monday with Gov. Paul Patton. The chit-chat turned to Paul Chellgren, chairman and CEO of Ashland Inc., who's getting canned because he had an affair with an Ashland employee. Butters told Patton that he once asked Chellgren why Ashland had not named a No. 2 executive to replace Chellgren if something unexpected happened. Chellgren said he had good genes and worked out a lot. The only real risk, he added, was getting hit by a beer truck when he was out jogging. 'He got hit by a beer truck,' Patton said, taking another bite of chicken. Next day, that beer truck also nailed the governor of Kentucky." (The married governor had to confess to an affair with a Western Kentucky woman after she went public and filed a sexual harassment suit.) The Buzz, "Beer truck has been ruthless in Kentucky," By Jim Jordan, business writer, Lexington Herald-Leader. (Undated.)
I am also thinking of a quote from "The Women." Couldn't find it but it went something like this: Countess DeLave: "Oh, l'amour, l'amour!"