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Comedian George Carlin has posed a few questions:
  • Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
  • When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts" and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?
  • Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
  • "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?
  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
 
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Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?


Some people get their sentences commuted!

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There's always, "I don't"!

As far as all your "de-" words, arnie, precisely my thoughts in the "de-" thread. I think it quite interesting that "de-" can mean "from" (delight) and yet away from (delouse). One of those enigmas of English!
 
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>>> "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.

From the local paper column:
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A Chicago reader, writes: "I have recently received two differing e-mails. One claims that the shortest sentence in the English language is, 'I am,' while the other claims it is, 'Go!' Which one is right? Don't your readers deserve to know the truth? What do you think?"

I?
 
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OK, don't know if any of you have ever had the experience, but I said "I do" to start a marriage, but also said "I do" at the start of my divorce proceedings when they asked if "I swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

What a creapy feeling! eek
 
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