[Ads-l] intrusive "x"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 19 23:09:38 UTC 2015


But totally self-defeating for people who write sentences they expect
others to read without saying "Whaaaa?"

Anyway, it was on line, so space was not an issue.

JL

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 4:03 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Pretty common for anyone who makes lists?
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> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 3:39 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 2:48 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
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> > > It is pretty common for people to use the 'x' in lists of multiple
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> > Pretty common for which people?
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