rash = 'critically decisive'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 30 21:32:23 UTC 2012

I don't criticize.

I document.

Then I ridicule.


On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>wrote:

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> It was a rush decision to avoid the crash. Although it may have seemed
> brash at the time, it was necessary to avoid a brush with danger and
> turning students into rashers amidst a pile of trash in the brush.
> Seconds later the bus might have been flying like a thrush into the
> crush of the massive vortex. So let's not be too rash in criticizing
> this use of "rash"--it may look like a mishmash, but the harsh truth is
> that it's close enough.
>     VS-)
> On 3/30/2012 1:01 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> > Or maybe it was actually a "rush" decision.
> > DanG
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