how to say this?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat Aug 8 15:57:16 UTC 2009

On Aug 8, 2009, at 8:51 AM, i wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2009, at 10:04 AM, Jon Lighter wrote (responding to me on
> the question "how many people are you dining with today"; if you're
> dining alone, the expected answer is 1, so i suggested that a
> formulation that asked ):

material mysteriously omitted: "how many people are in your party?"
would be much better


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