Bad Word Pairs #012

“Pregnant Chad”

In this election year, I was reminded of the debacle a couple elections back, where some of the votes were confusing due to holes not punched all the way through the voters’ cards. Fortunately most of that has been resolved with digital/computerized voting systems (which likely present their own fun set of issues).

Nonetheless, the term “pregnant chad” emerged from that whole quandary. And I have to say, I wanted to punch something every time I heard a smug reporter using the phrase with a snide grin, since it was a funny thing to say. My ire has since abated, but let’s hope nothing lame like that emerges this year come voting time.

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