[Ads-l] Is it *still* just me?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 11 23:09:59 UTC 2014

"Nothing at all" is the obvious answer.

Inglish on the march!


On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 6:03 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who opposed the 2013 bill, said he would
> the new spending measure in its current form. The change to Dodd-Frank
> coupled with the campaign finance provision makes for a toxic blend, he
> said.
> His reason for voting against it: =E2=80=9CEach of these alone is bad for
> t=
> he
> public, but the combination is especially smelly,=E2=80=9D Van Hollen
> said.=
>  =E2=80=9CYou=E2=80=99ve
> got the quid and the quo in one bill.=E2=80=9D
> Van Hollen was one of the few Democrats willing to risk a government
> shutdown by blocking the bill.
> What in the world is happening to the semantics of English?! Shouldn't that
> "still" be "hence" or "so" or even simply nothing at all?
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> -Wilson
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