[Ads-l] "They lack more common sense than a 3rd-grader."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 24 05:10:03 UTC 2015


Facebook, of course.

Despite the fact that there is nothing clearly syntactically or
semantically wrong with this string, it, like Buscemi in Fargo, is "kinda
funny-lookin'.'' As Dirty Harry pointed out, you have to ask yourself,

"Is there, in fact, a one-to-one and onto mapping between 'lack more' and
'have less'?"

-- 
-Wilson
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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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