"You can tell by"

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Jul 11 18:16:28 UTC 2006

> > Am I nuts to believe that she said she used X as a
> criterion, when she
> > used the construction, "You can tell by X whether a student
> belongs in Comp I?"
> >

"You can tell by the way I use my walk,
I'm a woman's man: no time to talk. "

The Bee Gees, 1977

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