[Ads-l] please excuse the po' spellin'

Susan G Yerkes susanyerkes at UTEXAS.EDU
Sun Nov 1 13:54:40 UTC 2015


Oops..lost the "po" in the previous subject line. I meant
"anthropomorphics."

Hook 'Em!
Susan Yerkes
(210) 857-3043
On Nov 1, 2015 7:51 AM, "Susan G Yerkes" <susanyerkes at utexas.edu> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: health = 'functioning'
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> Re: anthromorphics
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> I recently called my cable company, Time-Warner, for assistance with a
> malfunctioning "clicker" (or "digital set-top box controller" in technical
> terms).
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> After I reached the appropriate tech person and described the problem, she
> sighed and said (with a charming Southern accent):
> "Umm hum..it's just lost its little mi-und."
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> Hook 'Em!
> Susan Yerkes
> (210) 857-3043
> On Oct 31, 2015 8:04 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > Subject:      health = 'functioning'
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> > On the last two occasions I've had to call my cable company for
> mysterious
> > outages, the agents have sent a signal "to check on the health of your
> > cable box."
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> > JL
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