[Ads-l] Adage: If you are going to be a bear, be a grizzly (June 1908)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 8 16:20:16 EST 2016

On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:31 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> Order our _brokers_ to _raid_ the stock_. No half measures! If you
> are going to be a _bear_, be a grizzly!

Given the co-occurrence of _brokers, raid the stock, bear_, could this have
been meant as a pun,  with the last - or should that be, "the latter"? -
used WRT "bear market," I wonder? Taking into consideration that I'm not at
all hip to the stock market.

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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