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Cock-a-doodle-do (Los Angeles Times edition)

It seems a new day is dawning at the Los Angeles Times. No, it's not another thinning of the staff herd-- it's new language. Well… new for the Times, at least.

As is traditional, it's the appearance of a cock that heralds the new day. Kevin Roderick at L.A. Observed explains:

Times language a-changing

Last week a womanizing UCLA professor was described in a quote as a "cocksman." In today's Bob Pool story about Oscar preparations disrupting Hollywood Boulevard (chasing our post from yesterday) a woman jokes about the bent-over workers: "Get a picture of all those butt cracks."

Cocksmen and butts in the Times? Will wonders never cease? Well done, Spring Street scribblers. Pony rides for everyone!


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