[Ads-l] Heard: “Everybody knew…”

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 13 20:16:32 UTC 2017

”… what was an ad.”

It’s been so long since I’ve heard or read embedded questions with the

“Everybody knew what an ad was”

that it must have quietly slipped into obsolescence without anyone noticing
or caring. Well, since everybody knows that what is an ad, it doesn’t

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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