Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 5 14:28:53 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 12:53 AM, Arnold Zwicky<zwicky at> wrote:
> from an ad for a tv show (i don't know which one), caught on 1 July:
> ... a troubled teen nobody has a clue where she is.

Interesting that if you either took the parentheses away from what you
wrote (and added "it was" if you wanted to be especially complete), or
put parentheses around "nobody has a clue where she is", you'd have
almost the same structure.

Randy Alexander
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