Temperature Stated As a "Negative"

Doug Harris cats22 at STNY.RR.COM
Fri Jan 16 14:24:04 UTC 2009

Similar to the overkill on a local car dealer's huge, across-the-front-of-the-showroom
sign reading something about "$10,000 bucks". There's a traffic light facing that sign,
and I try hard as a can to avoid seeing past the light to the sign when the former is
red and I have to sit there, eyes cast as downward as possible.

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----- Original message ----------------------------------------
From: Victor <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>
Received: 1/15/2009 11:21:35 PM
Subject: Re: Temperature Stated As a "Negative"

>The oddest one I've ever heard was "minus twelve below zero". It is not
>so much just wrong as it is redundant.

>    VS-)

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