[Ads-l] Facebookery: _to dissertate_

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 16 10:30:11 EST 2017


Well, already normal in Knoxville in the mid-to-late '70s.

Where they claim still to be talkin' Elizabethan.

JL



On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 3:23 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:05 PM, Joe Salmons <jsalmons at wisc.edu> wrote:
>
> > Utterly normal at Wisconsin!
> >
>
> That’s unsurprising, Joe. The non-native-speaker was describing the
> situation in a country in which English is *not* the native language. <har!
> har!>
> --
> -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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