Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Phraseology!

From an Oregonian article about the history of the song "Louie, Louie" and how people thought the lyrics were obscene:
Members of the Flint, Mich., Junior Women's Club recorded a copy of the 45-rpm version, which they "taped at twice the regular speed and then slowed down so that it now plays somewhere between 45 and 33 1/3 rpm. At this speed the obscene articulation is clearer," one of them reported in an exchange of letters with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
I think "obscene articulation" might be my new favorite phrase.
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