[Ads-l] surreptually

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Fri Sep 9 09:11:31 EDT 2016


If I had to attribute this to some process it would have to do with
imperfect acquisition of English by a nonnative speaker.  It tests the
boundary between English and non-English.

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Jonathan Lighter
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Adm James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Commander, warns MSNBC that that
North Korean submarines can surreptually approach the United States.

JL
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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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