[Ads-l] Trivia from the StL Facebook page

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 17 13:27:46 UTC 2016


I delete "that" so infrequently that (oops) I make a special effort in my
writing to sound more like a regular guy.

JL

On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 5:07 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> "I remember _that_ it was so many people [in the mall] _that_ the different
> floors [of the building] started trembling."
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> Most of my life, I've had the impression that we - in general and not just
> in The Lou - delete _that_ far less often than other speakers do.
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> Youneverknow.
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