December 24, 2015

Closing the door on "schlong."

I'll just quote Jeff Greenfield's series of tweets (Greenfield is a long-term establishment journalist, not someone you'd expect to help Trump):
On further review, Trump is right on this. "I got schlonged" is a commonplace NY way of saying: "I lost big time," w/out genital reference.

I've heard it for year, -after tennis games, poker games, bad stock bets.I obviously have a classy group of friends.

[Retweeting] Moynihan said it all the time. Rockefeller too. "You know, Happy, they really schlonged me on this one." Really.

[Retweeting] In 2011, NPR’s @nealconan said the Mondale/Ferraro "ticket went on to get schlonged at the polls.”

So for those of you who assert you've never heard THAT word used the way I did … [Links to "The 'Schlong' Revisionist Analysis We've Been Waiting For?" (a Talking Point Memo piece quoting someone who, like Trump, grew up on Long Island and said "shlonged" was "a pretty commonplace" way to say "thoroughly defeated.")]

The flood of vile, obscene Tweets I've received--after offering note about Yiddish slang--is a depressing sign of the times.

24 comments:

gratefulgee said...

Ouch!!

hoyden said...

If it wasn't for double standards, the Democrat media would have no standards at all.

Phil 3:14 said...

Well, I still insist Trump is a putz.

campy said...

Rephrase, please.

Hagar said...

Democrat establishment.

David Begley said...

Vote for the knish.

One can never have enough knish.

rhhardin said...

What's wrong with genital reference?

It can turn into a dead metaphor eventually, like legs on a table.

But it can spring into life again too, like morning wood.

EDH said...

Similarly, I suppose if somebody from Boston said "wicked pissa" about Hillary you could turn it around and claim it's a sexist remark about her debate bathroom break.

EDH said...

"Closing the door on schlong."

Meade, you've been warned. Stop walking around the house with a boner!

mezzrow said...

I see what you did there. Bad Althouse.

Fritz said...

One thing you can be sure of, there will be no admission by those who used it as a cudgel against Trump that they were wrong. They'll just "Move On" to the next item in their concern troll campaign.

Lucien said...

Let's take a closer look at that schlong.

Deirdre Mundy said...

Hmmm.... so the attacks on Trump are anti-Yiddish....therefore anti-Jewish, therefore anti-Semitic?

But we already knew that the left hates the Jews now, right?

Gusty Winds said...

How do you say Teabagger in Yiddish?

Chris N said...

Not for nuttin,' maybe don't say 'schlong' when youse guys are givin' speeches is all..

Humperdink said...

Media: Ready, Fire, Aim ..... subtle correction days/weeks later, if at all. Whispers: oops, our bad.

Snark said...

Opens the door to portray Hillary as an out-of-touch carpetbagger because she lives in New York and represented New York and didn't know this apparently common NYC slang. Schlang? No. Slang.

SayAahh said...

I still say Trump is a Schmuck.

Phil 3:14 said...

SayAahh and I see it differently.

robother said...

Our schlong national nightmare is over!

Anthony said...

Too little, too late. This is classic Big Media playbook stuff:

-- Get outraged by something a conservative has done or said, and splash it all over for a few days. The Masses think this is really a big deal.

-- Bury the fact that said conservative didn't say or do anything numerous liberals haven't done thousands of times before, or that he/she was really correct, so that the Masses generally fail to see it.

I mean, this is yellow journalism 101: Put the lie at the top of page 1 and the correction on the bottom of page 18 a week later.

Jupiter said...

"(Greenfield is a long-term establishment journalist, not someone you'd expect to help Trump)".

So we are in agreement that the "Press Corps" is now essentially a Democrat PAC. Except that the "journalists" are allowed to coordinate with the candidates.

traditionalguy said...

But it's still sexist to be a NYC Jewesh competitor. The JAPs get scholnged, and no one cares.

Robert Fulton said...

I commented on the original "schlong" post, expressing disappointment with this blog. This follow-up is to compliment Professor Althouse for presenting so well the information that I sought in the original comment:

"I read on Instapundit (which I know that Ms. Alhouse reads) about NPR using the term "schlong" with regard to Ms. Ferraro's defeat. Liberal hypocrisy is much discussed these days. I turned to Ms. Althouse for further insight, but I am disappointed. Why it is "not news" when NPR does it and front page news when Trump does it (pretty much the exact same thing - male describes female candidate losing). Is there a "nuance" that I am missing?
Yes, I know that Trump is news and NPR is not, but the furor is supposedly based on the distasteful and disgraceful use of the term, which, it seems to me, would be the same on NPR or by Mr. Trump. Is this the "faux news" I hear so much about? Something seems to be faux."