[Ads-l] Stealth re-phrasing

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 7 21:56:09 UTC 2015

Have others of a certain age noticed the elimination of the word, "fat,"
from the adjective phrase, "deep-fat fried," presumably for reasons of

Googling yields:

deep-fat fried = About 316,000

deep-fried = About 13,200,000

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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