[Ads-l] healthier, n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 11 22:24:03 UTC 2015


http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=157882&messages=12

"How can you defend against stupid?"

JL

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 6:56 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Memorable moments stick in the memory.
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> JL
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> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:41 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:24 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
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> > > Another ex. of a trend in usage that begins imperceptibly, then
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> > > seems brand-new  a century later.
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> > It's a saying that I'e known since childhood. I was lucky to be able to
> > back it up with more than, "I saw it as a graffito scribbled onto the
> wall
> > of a mess hall at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in November of 1959," a
> claim
> > that was ridiculed by someone here at ADS-L in a discussion of, "There is
> > no gravity, the earth sucks."
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> > 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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