Reversed "in proportion to"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 18 03:04:40 UTC 2013

On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> To me, this "in indirect proportion" is reversed.  "Legendary" status
> in "indirect proportion" to "mess" tells me he will make only a
> *small* mess of his life.  Am I wrong?

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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