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‘Let’s Go Brandon’ and the linguistic jiujitsu of American politics

A ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ flag waves near the U.S. Capitol ahead of a House vote on the infrastructure bill. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesDuring an interview with NASCAR driver Brandon Brown on Oct. 2, 2021, NBC sportscaster Kelli Stavast made a curious observation. She reported that Talladega Superspeedway spectators were chanting “Let’s go Brandon” to celebrate the racing driver’s first Xfinity Series win. In reality, however, the crowd was shouting a very different phrase: “F–k J

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