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An old insult makes a clean comeback

by Kevin Kelly, posted Mar 15th 2007 8:25PM
douchebag of libertyHave you been noticing that "douchebag" has really reasserted itself in the common vernacular? I just logged onto a website to check some bar reviews in Los Angeles, and on the front page was this gem: "Drinks are well priced, and usually not too many douche baggy people are there."

It's been a mainstay on The Daily Show, where Jon Stewart has really taken the insult to heart, having coined the phrases "Congressional Medal of Douchebaggery" and "Douchebag of Liberty." You know you've really made it in the media when Stewart devotes an entire montage to how much of a douchebag you are, as he's done with Robert Novak.

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