appalled = "astounded"

ronbutters at AOL.COM ronbutters at AOL.COM
Thu May 15 13:50:07 UTC 2008

Perhaps the speaker does not approve of (1) obsessive selling or (2) turning this much sugar and oil over to the obesification of American youth. Today's Girl Scouts should sell low-cal Trail Mix.

------Original Message------
From: Jonathan Lighter
Sender: ADS-L
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Sent: May 15, 2008 8:36 AM
Subject: [ADS-L] appalled = "astounded"

Introducing an item about an industrious Girl Scout who won a trip to Europe, a _Fox & Friends_ anchor promised "You'll be appalled and very excited for her!"

  Seems the girl sold 17,328 boxes of cookies. Astounding, but not appalling.

  On the other hand, her methods of persuasion went unexplained....


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