Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nina Totenberg (NPR)- "I Was At – Forgive The Expression – a Christmas Party"

When did 'Christmas Party' become a low grade slur needing an advanced apology for using the phrase?

Video embedded below.

"Totenberg’s bashfulness came as she explained how the failure of Congress to pass an annual budget has left federal workers in limbo:

Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don't know how much money they've got and for what. And I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually were really worried about this.

So, what did Totenberg mean by “forgive the expression”?

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