Language notes from the slopes of E-15.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 27 21:59:26 UTC 2010

Jun 25, 2010 at 9:13 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at> wrote:
> I think my
> daughter had a class with him.

"It's a small world," to coin a phrase.

BTW, someone here once gently pointed out to me something along the
lines of, "to use a cliche" is more apt, in cases such as these. You
know who you are. Now, I'd now like to respond.

Shit, man! Iss spodin t' be a got-dam *joke*!

Sadly, you weren't the first person to have the intended jocularity
escape his notice. People have been failing to get it, IME, since
about 1967.

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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