Headline: "Goat jumps from roof, kills kid in Turkey"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 9 20:17:03 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> Well, the alternative reading would have been sadder for the goat--that =
> would have really gotten her goat.

My first interpretation was that the goat had jumped off a roof in the U.S.
and had, somehow, come to earth in Turkey!

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.
-Mark Twain

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