And why shouldn’t we chuckle, I ask you?
Props to Vasari for calling my attention to the history of the word “dotard.”
Very interesting stuff.
Poisonally, I think the most interesting point is that the word is correctly pronounced DOE TURD.
On a related matter, I think we need to help the Dear Leader out here. If you’re listening, Comrade Kim, you might want to take note of what George Smathers said of his opponent Claude Pepper in the Florida Senate election of 1950:
Are you aware that Claude Pepper is known all over Washington as a shameless extrovert? Not only that, but this man is reliably reported to practice nepotism with his sister-in-law, and he has a sister who was once a thespian in wicked New York. Worst of all, it is an established fact that Mr. Pepper, before his marriage, habitually practiced celibacy.
Lastly, I hope you all are aware of the valuable contribution of someone named Mark Dice—described as a “conservative media analyst”—who tweeted “liberals are now siding with North Korea after he called Trump a #dotard (meaning an old, senile person). That figures. Liberals hate us.”
Well, Mr. Dice, if the foo shits, wear it.