fun with phrases

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 19 00:38:43 UTC 2011

Don't tell that to all the Horatio Alger societies--I count three of them,
at least. They all insist on fairly preposterous "self-made" image.


On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

> Believe it or not, Alger's heroes all seem to succeed through the
> intervention of rich zillionaires who recognize their worth, rather than
> through "recreating/redefining/re-inventing" themselves or even solely
> through hard work.

The American Dialect Society -

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