[Ads-l] Heard on TV: _a homeless_ "a homeless person"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 8 05:39:38 EST 2019


> "Spams"? That's a lot like "a homeless". "Spam" has always been
> non-countable for me.

For me, too. That's why I added the stupid-face emoji 😜 that my e-mail app
tends to distort beyond easy recognition. Sigh!

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 8:32 AM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Many spams -- at least their subject lines, which is all I ever see of them
> – are clearly non-native English.
>
>  "Spams"? That's a lot like "a homeless". "Spam" has always been
> non-countable for me.
>
> Mark
>
>
> On Sat, Dec 7, 2019, 12:43 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Subject line of a spam😜:
> > Date _a mature_!
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 11:06 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > only in shows on Adult Swim shows.
> > >
> > > American Dad:
> > >
> > > "Yes, I was robbed by _a homeless_."
> > >
> > > Squidbillies:
> > >
> > > "Let's go down to the park and set _a homeless_ on fire."
> > >
> > >
> > > That really sounds bizarre to me. Does it occur in reality?
> > >
> > > --
> > > -Wilson
> > > -----
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > 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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-- 
-Wilson
-----
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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