Heard on The Judges: "sucks"

LanDi Liu strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 11 15:14:19 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Spoken by thirty-ish, black, male defendant:
> "I'm great as a father, but I _suck_ as a boyfriend."
> Judge:
> "Why is that?"

It's too bad he didn't raise his eyebrows and say "O RLY?"  : )

...but wouldn't enough of the bruthaz have gotten the point.

I can't do that construction.  I'd have to say "...but enough of the bruthaz
wouldn't have gotten the point."  Interesting.

Randy Alexander
Jilin City, China

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