"A hard road to hoe"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 25 02:05:48 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> I heard this - spoken by a Judge - for the first time, yesterday.
> However, a quick googling showed me that I'm away <har! har!> behind
> the curve - or is that  "way behind the curb"? - on this one. Ordinary
> people, not just we
> my-god-how-can-you-possibly-fxck-up-a-millenia-old-cliche types, are
> going nuts over this one.

And the answer, although you didn't ask and I'm sure you're aware, is that
most of us are at least a couple of generations removed from hoeing rows of
crops, or weeding or picking or doing anything else with them.


m a m

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