[Ads-l] exergual

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 9 13:04:26 UTC 2014


That was 25 years ago, Wilson.

The Inglish of criticism has evolved further since then.

JL

On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 10:29 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > It is evident that exergual quotations can serve not only to encapsulate
> > emblematic
> > wisdom but also to reveal egregious folly.
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> I could not have stated the obvious any more clearly. :-(
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