Here’s a 3-minute video of a bunch of people chortling. Now, I don’t know how you use that word, but it somehow makes me think of the sort of laugh that predators do, when they reflect of having got something for nothing. Listen to the way someone laughs when they’ve come upon some new business opportunity to get rich quick. That’s chortling.

Here’s the video. (Good thing Google bought YouTube, ’cause it’s way better.)

Anyway, notice the use of euphemisms throughout, assuming you’re familiar with the subject matter.


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  1. Oko_ne on October 18, 2006 at 20:46

    Sounds downright unconstitutional….
    the video that eeeaaahhs….

  2. John Venlet on October 18, 2006 at 15:52

    Rich, watched that vid earlier via Billy. I think you're using the word "chortling" in exactly the correct context.

  3. Richard Nikoley on October 19, 2006 at 08:57

    He brings home the "goodies," which, of course, is just another euphemism.

  4. James Pruitt on October 19, 2006 at 08:43

    When the "Honorable" (laugh) Mr. Byrd says he rolled up his sleeves to do the work in Congress, all I could help but think was "…more like pulled on the rubber gloves and commanded the people bend over again!".

    Disgusts me to think I grew up in that shithole state… they idolize that former KKK grand wizard there.

  5. Priestly Goth on October 19, 2006 at 09:51

    Its baffeling and erie.
    I almost can't believe it was video taped. The implications are dishartening to say the least.

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