[Ads-l] Amelioration of "notoriety"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 23 20:07:55 EDT 2016


> Otherwise, colorless green ideas might still be sleeping furiously.

If only.

JL

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 8:04 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Or am I misusing the Thesaurus?
>
>
> Not IMO, Jon. After all, you're unfortunately notorious/enjoying notoriety
> yourself for still having to try to get Vol.III published long after the
> second edition - or at least a supplement - should have appeared.
>
> "Life sucks, and then you die," to coin a phrase.
>
> Remember the good old days, when there were publishing houses like Mouton
> that specialized in publishing scholarly work that other publishers
> ignored? Otherwise, colorless green ideas might still be sleeping
> furiously.
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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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