End of ADS-L Digest - 22 Aug 1997 to 23 Aug 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 23 Aug 1997 to 24 Aug 1997 There are 3 messages totalling 91 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Shocked. SHOCKED! 2. Money Talks (movie title) 3. BEAT SEX ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 24 Aug 1997 09:46:49 -0400 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: Shocked. SHOCKED! "I'm shocked--SHOCKED--that there's gambling here." --CASABLANCA I'm shocked--SHOCKED--that the New York Times Magazine ran another dull "On Language" column. Heck, I can write better in my spare time, and without any assistants. Guest columnist Jack Rosenthal (Safire is on vacation) states that CASABLANCA's "shocked-SHOCKED!" cliche dates from the early '90s. As does Safire, he simply uses Nexis, then puts the column to bed. Stewart Klein of Channel Five's Ten O'Clock News (now Fox News) reviews movies for that highly rated program in New York City. In one of his movie reviews in the 1980s, he used and explained "shocked-SHOCKED!" Anchor John Roland loved it and repeated Stewie's "shocked-SHOCKED!" It clearly predates the first Nexis use, but Rosenthal never asked me. I'm shocked. SHOCKED!