[Ads-l] Heard on Dr. Phil:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 26 00:28:55 UTC 2016

"He [alcoholic hubby and dad] was literally walking sideways, down the
middle of the street!"

This suggests to me that the otherwise opaque phrase, "to get sideways,"
means "to get drunk." Of course,


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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