Samantha Bee gets an F for calling Ivanka Trump a cunt in the context of her show (save that for a private conversation). It pushes the envelope offensiveness-wise, plus it’s kind of stupid to call the President’s daughter a cunt the day after the Roseanne Barr Planet of the Apes fiasco. It just creates whataboutism for the Trumpskites. However, she gets an A for her use of the word “feckless,” defined as “lacking initiative or strength of character.” Dictionary gives “feckless mama’s boy” as an example of use of the word, indicating Samantha was right on with her use of this word. So “feckless cunt” is an F plus an A, which averages out to a C.
Update 7/8: Salon magazine referred to Donnie’s Mr. Burns lookalike Stephen Miller as an “unctuous factotum.” This gets an A+. From my dictionary app: unctuous: .1 (of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily: he seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way. 2 (chiefly of minerals) having a greasy or soapy feel. Factotum is a kind of demeaning synonym for “employee.”
Update 7/17: I notice that since Samantha Bee called Ivanka a feckless cunt, the word “feckless” is now showing up all over the place. A grateful nation thanks you, Samantha.
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