[Ads-l] Heard on TV: "cold as a turkey"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 17 12:50:59 EDT 2016

A, the caller, A, is chatting with B, the color-man.

A: They haven't been looking good at all, in their last few games.
B. Right. They've been _as cold as a turkey_.
A. I didn't know that turkeys were cold!
B. Well, they are, in the wintertime.

Somewhere in the back of B's thinking cap must have been turkey-lurking,
"kick cold-turkey."

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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