[Ads-l] From a comment in The Guardian

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 12 22:13:30 UTC 2015

"Some pretty disgusting stuff was _going off_."

Spoken on TV by an MD in Santa Barbara, CA:

"Anesthesiologists from all over Ventura County were _calling out sick_."

I've heard this one elsewhere on TV. So, it may be spreading.

"Call in sick" crossed with "be out sick"?

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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