[Ads-l] take the rag off

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 24 02:53:48 EDT 2021


"... take the ship out of the bottle."

On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 6:25 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, this morning:
>
> "In the words of my grandmother, Jewel, this must 'take the rag off the
> churn'!"
>
> I'd have said "off the bush" - only because I've read it in books.
>
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>
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- Wilson
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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.
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