[Ads-l] No = 'yes; truly'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 10 09:24:01 EDT 2021


Stephanopoulos: Is he right?

Fauci: No, I think so.

JL

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 7:50 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> JOHN BERMAN, CNN:  So what do you think, Doc/
>
> DR. PAUL OFFIT:  No. I think it's right on.
>
> JL
>
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 7:47 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:17 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Is he saying "aeroplane" and not "airplane," in 1959?!
>>>
>>> Did anybody else catch the reference to the Clyde Beatty Circus? That
>>> also
>>> surprised me. That was the circus that came to town in Marshall, Texas -
>>> where _aeroplane_ was pronounced "arra-plan" - when I was but a tad. The
>>> circus train passed within a half-block of the family manse and its
>>> passage
>>> was a major cultural event in the colored part of town.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 8:17 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
>>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Am starting to feel from the depths of memory that this use of "No!"
>>> has
>>> > long been common among standup comedians, though I can't prove it with
>>> exx.
>>> > and don't know why it should be so.
>>> >
>>> > Well, here's one example:
>>> >
>>> > INSULT COMIC:  I'd love to beat Oprah. I know her *weakness.*
>>> >
>>> > AUDIENCE:  [Cheers].
>>> >
>>> > COMIC:  No, no. I know her weakness.
>>> >
>>> > JL
>>> >
>>> > JL
>>> >
>>> > On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 2:31 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > > And Taylor.
>>> > >
>>> > > Jim Parish
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > On 3/5/2018 1:03 PM, W Brewer wrote:
>>> > >
>>> > >> Seems like FDR turned out to be president-for-life. Oh, yeah,
>>> Lincoln,
>>> > >> too;
>>> > >> Garfield, McKinley, JFK; Harrison & Harding.
>>> > >>
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>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
>>> truth."
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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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>>
>>
>> --
>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
>> truth."
>>
>
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>


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