"The horror, the horror!" in Chat Posted January 13, 2007 Count Taxula as in Count Dracula. Because, despite his promises, it was clear that everyone's taxes would go up and not just the evil , greedy, dastardly, thieving bastard richies. Under William Jefferson Blythe Clinton $30K a year became "rich." algore as in Igor. And, just as Rush (and I) predicted, Slick Willy raised taxes on everyone. Don't trouble yourself with our country's politics. Our politics suck. Our politicians suck harder (on our wallets!!). You don't want to wade into that mire. The joke was intended for Americans. Sometimes I forget just how many Brits, Aussies and others are members of our li'l group here. After all, posts have no accent. And the Net tends to smooth out national differences in orthography. Explanation still doesn't help me get it - but maybe I'm just not very Can't see any different pronunciation between "algore" and "Al Gore", only thing I can think of is "all gore", but till don't get "taxula" linkage. You're right don't follow US polotics and obviously need to to get it.