[Ads-l] surreptually

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 9 09:50:13 EDT 2016


> imperfect acquisition of English by a nonnative speaker.

So naive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_G._Stavridis

> It tests the boundary between English and non-English.

Nov shmoz ka pop!

JL

On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 9:11 AM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com>
wrote:

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