[Ads-l] Latest development in inglish

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 13 12:38:00 EDT 2017


Right, I noticed the woods turning to water.  I figured they must be fighting in swampland.


> On May 13, 2017, at 12:28 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> You guys are sharp.
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> I knew no translation was necessary.
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> JL
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> On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 11:52 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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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