[Ads-l] Facebookery: _to dissertate_

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 16 10:44:18 EST 2017


> On Feb 16, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Well, already normal in Knoxville in the mid-to-late '70s.
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> Where they claim still to be talkin' Elizabethan.
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Even though they have no queens to coronate?


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> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 3:23 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:05 PM, Joe Salmons <jsalmons at wisc.edu> wrote:
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>>> Utterly normal at Wisconsin!
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>> 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!>
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>> -Wilson
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>> 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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