more on _standard_ v. _slang_

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Wed Mar 6 15:35:19 UTC 2013

I was surprised to not find anything on "dumb as an ashtray" in Lexis/Nexis
(even in the blogs it reports).  When I googled the phrase the first ones I
encountered were all about the Alice comment which is awfully close to slang
if not informal.  I need more evidence.

More later, perhaps.

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