‘Caucus’ Repurposed

Harvey Radin…
1 min readMay 5, 2021

It’s a word heard in politics — the word ‘caucus’ — a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or a movement.

I’m putting out press releases about repurposing ‘caucus.’ Here’s one of them:

The Next, Best Expletive

May 4, 2021

With a little repurposing, a word heard in politics becomes a wonderful cuss word.

“In dictionaries, ‘caucus’ is a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or a movement.”

Because of the way it sounds when you say it, if you have a word like ‘flaming’ preceding it, ‘caucus’ takes on an entirely different meaning… Flaming caucus! Or ‘What a’ — What a caucus! — Or ‘such a,’ that would work, too.

With an expletive like ‘caucus,’ reporters and editors wouldn’t have to bother inserting symbols in such cuss words as assh~le and sh#thead, if they use the new expletive, instead. ‘Caucus’ can be printed, as is, in articles.

‘Caucus,’ repurposed, could even turn the ranking industry topsy-turvy, if, instead of awarding stars signifying quality, ‘caucuses’ were awarded for screwing things up. Wondering how folks we’re hearing about might be ranked, on a 0–5 Caucus Scale, could be awfully interesting.

Thinking about a repurposed ‘caucus’ and a caucus ranking of 0–5, it’s interesting to wonder how the Texas “GOP’s legislative bid to ratchet up the state’s already restrictive voting rules,” as reported in the Houston Chronicle, would be ranked…caucus-wise.

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Harvey Radin…

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