"important" as noun

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 9 02:10:14 UTC 2008

Sometimes when I'm skimming my eye picks up a phrase that isn't really
a phrase, because the words in actual context don't parse the way they
would as that phrase.

m a m

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 3:35 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> At 5/8/2008 02:15 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>>Content-Disposition: inline
>>Or, on hasty review, seeing "its important" and accepting it (as what
>>I'd write as "it's important").
> Very hasty review?  Even I wouldn't pass "in the hope of adding to
> it's important"!
> Joel

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