[Ads-l] Heard: "It was impossible to get a conversation going ...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 24 00:10:31 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> Yogi Berra, who was named for either a generic or a specific yogi.

"[O]ne day in his early teens, young Larry and some friends had gone to the
movies and were watching a travelogue about India when a Hindu yogi
appeared on the screen sitting cross-legged. His posture struck one of the
friends as precisely the way Berra sat on the ground as he waited his turn
at bat. From that day on, he was Yogi Berra."

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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