[Ads-l] "I expected the worst, and it was worse than I expected."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 6 23:13:34 UTC 2020

The New York Times quotes a historian who repeats this remark as
"attributed to Henry Adams."

It doesn't sound much like the Hank I know, but never mind that.

The earliest ex. I can find is from the Ohio State University Lantern in


The speaker was Lisa Bauman, 21, OSU marching band member.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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