Cleans Dirtys Author:Shelley Berman In "Cleans and Dirtys" Shelley Berman, one of our most brilliant comedy writers and performers, presents a revolutionary approach to understanding the American language. He has discovered that not only beauty, but semantic interpretations, are CLEANS and DIRTYS in the eye of the beholder and that some very innocent-looking words are not so inno... more »cent at all.
For example: To Have a Party Is a CLEAN
To Have an Affair Is a DIRTY
Little Rock Is a Clean
Hot Springs Is a DIRTY
Berman first began to think seriously about language during a personal appearance tour when he heard words which would never be spoken in America (dirtys) used freely (Cleans) other countries.« less