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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2014-02-28 20:30:43

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2118

clean cutthroat and dried

A car-rental agent (functional equivalent of a used-car salesman? not quite, I guess) describes himself to my sister:

… trying to tell me that despite his suit and tie, he really is a Batesburg redneck at heart. He said, “I’m not really the clean cutthroat and dried person people think I am!”

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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