_Dead End_ is...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 22 20:05:51 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> No outlet has a different meaning in my experience. It means that while there are turns off the present road, they all tie into each other so there is literally no outlet.

That could well be the case, here, too. I haven't driven down any
streets marked "No Outlet" to see. The streets so marked that I've
looked down appear to dead-end <har! har!> in the expected way. But…

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

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