[Ads-l] Voice-over: "like nails on a _chalkboard_"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 28 23:05:17 UTC 2015

Oh, God, I heard it in the third grade on a blackboard, and I heard what's
worse - a fresh stick of chalk being squeaked by its still-sharp edge.

"Annoying" isn't the word.

It could kill Dracula.


On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 6:09 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Voice-over: "like nails on a _chalkboard_"
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> Do (finger)nails, in fact, make as annoying a sound on a chalkboard as they
> supposedly do - I've never known anyone to scratch a blackboard with
> anything, ever - on a blackboard?
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