[Ads-l] hearsay

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 14 20:46:24 EST 2017


Well, since all most of us know is from second or third -hand news reports, they are not wrong in the dictionary and legal senses of the word, even if they did misunderstand it, which isn't clear.  But of course, just because it's hearsay doesn't mean we can't draw our own collusions about the veracity of the accusations.
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These good, Chrishtun people more likely were saying "heresy." <har! har!>

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> In the past several days I've heard two very working-class Roy Moore voters
> on TV saying they disbelieved Moore's accusers because the accusations were
> "hearsay."
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> In the paradigm ex., one said that you could "tell it was hearsay" just by
> looking at them.
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> 'An accusation of wrongdoing unsupported by evidence.'
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> JL
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