An interesting way of expressing a failure

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 22 20:29:25 UTC 2009

>From letters to the editor of ZDNet:

"We _tried out_ [minicomputers] with our sales force and _not one of
them stayed out_."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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