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Jennifer

Hmmm, maybe you didn't get your Mr. Chips moment because they knew what you thought about their "country hick minds"... :)

mac macgillicuddy

Many many more years ago than the number of years you report, I was leaving Albuquerque, New Mexico (no jokes about wrong turns; it was OK, really), and I got a similar response to the idea of "New York" from those to whom I bid farewell. I could not convince them that I did not live in a skyscraper and was not, in fact, going back to one. So I lied, and said I was actually only stopping in New York, on my way to Connecticut (which sounded OK to them).

Then, realizing I didn't want to be another white guy on the hook for lying to another group of native Americans, I did go to Connecticut. And that's how I ended up where I did.

As for "moreover," these days I write a lot of corporate marketing stuff to make a living, and "moreover" is for some reason a staple. Much as I loathe it, if I don't put it in, it gets put in. That, and "going forward" for, "Here's we plan to do next." I don't think they really know what either of the words means, but they seem to derive some comfort from them.

ken Houghton

That can't be "just like Indiana." It's not flat.

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