[Ads-l] Quote: Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 30 16:27:43 EST 2017

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Speaking of graffiti,

I read a biographical essay in which the author noted that, as a kid, he
interpreted the common grafitto, _FUCK YOU_ as "Fuck, you!" This caused him
to waste "much neuron" - as we say in the 'hood - wondering what _fucking_
was and what was so bad about it that people had to be being told to do it,
all the time.

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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