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In various online articles, I keep seeing … um, a recent political candidate … referenced (directly or by implication) with the nickname “Felonia von Pantsuit”. I find this increasingly annoying —

— because I saw and deeply enjoyed the first such incident, and the proper citation is “Felonia Milhaus von Pantsuit”.

C’mon, folks. If you’re going to insult someone (or her followers?), don’t stumble on the punchline. Give it to ’em straight, whack ’em directly between the eyes with the original article, and then high-five each other in celebration.

Date: 2017-06-11 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ozma914.livejournal.com
As much as I despise her, I have to confess I've never heard the term "Felonia Milhaus von Pantsuit", and I'm having a brain freeze: What does the "Milhaus" part mean? I want to insult from a position of knowledge.

Date: 2017-06-11 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aadler.livejournal.com
Possibly I frequent corners of the blogosphere that aren’t as common for you, but I’ve run across the nickname at least four times now. And, while I’ve never seen it explicitly defined, the ‘Milhaus’ seems to me an obvious reference to Richard Nixon (i.e., presumption of corruption), even though his actual middle name was Milhous.

Date: 2017-06-12 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ozma914.livejournal.com
Well, that would fit. I mean, make sense. I've thought of similarities between Clinton and Nixon myself, although never in public where mean people could hear me.