[Ads-l] fear

Susan G Yerkes susanyerkes at UTEXAS.EDU
Tue Nov 24 14:37:04 UTC 2015


Fox News doesn't seem to me the appropriate place for the highly variable
platitude about what FEAR might represent as an anagram.

They could at least have offered balance a different version:
"FEAR means "f*** everything and run"

Hook 'Em!
Susan Yerkes
(210) 857-3043
On Nov 24, 2015 5:15 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Fox News:
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> "Fear means 'false expectations appearing to be real.'"
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> Seems to imply that a genuine threat can't scare you.  Who knew?
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> JL
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