[Ads-l] idiom backfire

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 3 03:25:05 UTC 2019

Well, well! We may have the beginning of an archive, or at least a

Mark Mandel

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 7:04 PM James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>

> For what it's worth, a fried of mine wrote me sometime between 1970 and
> 1975 about her husband's extensive dental work: "I was going to say that he
> would have been better had he been born without any teeth, and then I
> realized that he had."
> - Jim Landau

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