[Ads-l] Latest development in inglish

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 13 12:28:26 EDT 2017


You guys are sharp.

I knew no translation was necessary.

JL

On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 11:52 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> JL:  << Confident cybersecurity specialist on CNN: "We're not out of the
> water by any stretch of means." >>
> GLC:  << This is clearly a blend: ...not by any stretch of the imagination
> + ...not by any means. >>
> WB:  Nor out of the woods.    (*By any means of the imagination.)
>
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