[Ads-l] "unforced error"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 2 05:56:38 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 12:14 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> The 2013 article in "The New York Times" suggested a provenance via
> "introduction in tennis three decades ago", i.e., circa 1983.

The writer probably just made that up, based on when he personally first
heard it, a la contributors to the UD.

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.
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