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 n.— «What impressed me about the meeting was Dave’s discussion of The Johnson Family Blute, a newspaper even more restricted in its circulation than the White House Press Digest, for there was only one copy of each issue, that intended for Dave. He had met members of the Johnson mob some years ealier, and they had taken such an interest in his work that they developed the habit of communicating with him regularly, to bring him up to date on changes in the lingo.…After a long run the Blute expired when the family broke up during the dispersal of the mobs during World War II.» —“David Maurer (1905-1981): A Memoir” by Raven I. McDavid, Jr. American Speech Winter, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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