[Ads-l] "I expected the worst, and it was worse than I expected."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 6 18:13:34 EST 2020


The New York Times quotes a historian who repeats this remark as
"attributed to Henry Adams."

It doesn't sound much like the Hank I know, but never mind that.

The earliest ex. I can find is from the Ohio State University Lantern in
1976:

https://osupublicationarchives.osu.edu/?a=d&d=LTN19760601-01.2.13&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

The speaker was Lisa Bauman, 21, OSU marching band member.

JL



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

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