"don't think zebras"

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 02:09:23 UTC 2010

She is not particularly young (older than I am), but she's been known
to take some shortcuts in her reviews. She sometimes skates by the
apparent quality of her writing even when the content is lacking. Can
you tell I am not a fan?


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> Ms. Kakutani must be very young.  And the citations from Jon and
> Garson suggest that the phrase was in use some years earlier.  E.g,,
> from 1977, "I understand that in some medical schools one of the
> first things medical students are taught ..."
> Joel

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