[Ads-l] Facebookery: "Stay _y'all ass_ on your back!!!"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 27 03:27:53 UTC 2016

On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 8:38 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "I shoulda stood in bed!"
> Catch-phrase of my youth (1950s).

Were you able to make sense of it or was it just a cool thing to say? It
was always a complete mystery to me as to why anyone would want to stand in
bed as opposed to doing almost anything else, like _lying_ in bed. for

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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