[Ads-l] Heard: "they"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 29 08:58:13 EDT 2016


Maybe it's just the envelope. Its sex (oops! I mean "gender") matters even less.

JL

On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> "I've just had a courier deliver an envelope. Are _they_ arrived?"
>
>
> The courier with the envelope? Or only the courier, whose sex matters not?
>
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> -Wilson
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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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