Flytrap Language Lesson

Remember how “expletive deleted” became a comic riff during Watergate? Now the House Judiciary Committee has come up with even a better euphemism in their efforts to bowdlerize the Linda Tripp tapes. Chatterbox found this gem in the just released transcripts of a conversation in which Monica wails about unsympathetic White House aide Marsha Scott. Watch the congressional blue pencils in action:

TRIPP: Yeah. Well, she – you know, Marsha did lie to you. She (REDACTED) you over…

That’s how Chatterbox feels about Bill Clinton: “Redacted over.”

–Walter Shapiro