DOTI (downgrading of text initialisms)

Ronald Butters ronbutters at AOL.COM
Mon Nov 29 02:38:55 UTC 2010

Go to Long Beach. Their ancestors all came from Iowa in the 1940s. Go by their houses when you are not expected and they will give you a piece of pie and a cake and cookies and some doughnuts.

On Nov 28, 2010, at 4:45 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

> At 1:30 PM -0800 11/28/10, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>> I was trying to avoid the words "phony" and "superficial," but
>> that's how I felt about a large percentage of the Californians I met
>> when I lived there. It is just a different social system, though one
>> I will never be comfortable with. BB
> Hey!  Would Cass Elliott lie?
> I used to live in New York City
> Every thing there was dark and dirty
> Outside my window was a steeple
> With a clock that always said 12:30
> Young girls are coming to the canyon
> And in the morning I can see them walking
> I can no longer keep my blinds drawn
> And I can't keep myself from talking.
> At first so strange to feel so friendly
> *To say good morning and really mean it*
> To feel these changes happening in me
> But not to notice till I feel it.
> (The Mamas and the Papas, "Twelve-Thirty", emphasis added)
> Of course the "I" isn't an Angeleno herself, so maybe she was just
> misled by the nice weather.
> --LH
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