[Ads-l] Two words for you

David Metevia djmetevia at CHARTERMI.NET
Mon Aug 31 21:39:55 EDT 2020


In my youth the phrase was "You know the words and they're not shut up."

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 4:54 PM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Oh yes, I remember that. But ending with "you", or even just "Two words".
>
> MAM
>
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 4:47 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Quora.com:  "I have two words for you and it isn’t Happy Birthday. "
> >
> > I heard this in high school in 1965 ( "...and they ain't..."). Does
> anyone
> > need the implied words to be spelled out?
> >
> > Not sure if it's been noticed before.
> >
> > JL
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
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