[Ads-l] Is my memory truly the only source of this saying?!

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 5 16:24:21 EDT 2017


FWIW, the mug version is the one I heard long ago. Also FWIW, I have the
feeling that the speaker was my office mate, who was quoting (in the early
'80s) his army drill sergeant, ca1970.

One phrase I'm sure he attributed to that source was, "I'm so bad my mama's
afraid to call me on the telephone!"

JL

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 4:16 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Do paraphrases count?
>
> https://www.zazzle.com/i_once_thought_i_made_a_mistake_but_
> i_was_wrong_coffee_mug-168611414417393319
>
> Have the thought, buy the mug.
>
> JL
>
> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 4:04 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2011-April/108749.html
>> "I've made only one mistake in my life, and that was thinking that I had
>> made a mistake."
>> --
>> -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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>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>>
>
>
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>



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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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