Jave D wrote:Let's do a quick brainstorm on all words that start with "nig" that have nothing to do with being a racist.
Bonus points if it makes any sense when coupled with what Santorum was actually saying.
Stand back! I'm going to try regular expressions!
A quick grep of a word list I keep on my computer for such occasions yields a number of suggestions including "enigma", "denigrate", "nigardly", "renigs", "pfennig" (rather unlikely), "singger" and "wannigan
" (I had to look it up). If we also allow "nik", there are more possibilities. I like to think that he was about to call the president a "nudnik" and follow it up with an "oy vey iz mir!" before he realized that his handlers told him to go easy on the Yiddish. Whether any of those make sense is immaterial, because when people are speaking aloud, they sometimes use incorrect or nonsensical words. Particularly if they're in stressful situations, like speaking in public for example.
Seriously: Santorum is a bad man
. We don't need to pretend that he said something horrible, because he says horrible things all the time