[Ads-l] to ------ drive (fill in blank)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 18 15:12:01 UTC 2015


A television journalist with an English accent reports from Jordan that
after the Tennessee gunman "came back [to the U.S.], he drunk drove."

This reveals the deadly seductiveness of the New Syntax: "drive drunk"
takes no longer to say and is arguably  more euphonious.

PS:
Ads for the medicine (I almost typed "drug") Otezla declare that "Your
Playful is Showing!" and "Your Mellow is Showing!"  (No, it isn't weed.)

Xfinity is "The future of awesome."

JL

-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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