[Ads-l] "void _out_"?!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 15 22:29:44 EDT 2016

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 1:20 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> I think this last one (judging from the web sites I find) is different, "a
> void [out there]", not "a [void out] there'.

My unfortunately-unclear point is that, if a string like that is included
among the 71,000 hits for "void out," then the number of *relevant* hits is
clearly fewer than 71,000. I.e. the number of hits is "_very_ raw."

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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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