[Ads-l] FWIW

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 30 13:37:12 UTC 2015


If I understand correctly - and maybe I don't - there could be a couple of
exx. of "even" in HDAS I under , um, "even."

JL

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 7:50 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> (I didn't know the "kms" in "ugh so much homework kms" meant "killing =
> myself" and not "kilometers".  Or, for that matter, that "I can't even" =
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> of "negative polarity" and the detection of two negatives in the =
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