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#1 2013-07-27 07:00:05

JuanTwoThree
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Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 336

Needlers to say

Needlers to say, I bought it. It’s in fantastic condition, considering its age.

Needlers to say. Idaho fans feel relieved that the Oregon game Is out of the way.

I can’t put a finger on the semantics. Something to do with critics and carpers being needlers? Or am I imagining things?

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#2 2013-07-27 12:53:11

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2152

Re: Needlers to say

I’m also puzzled at the semantics. Plus the semantic tilt is uphill—a rarish word is being substituted for a fairly well-known word.

While there are 10 to 20 examples of “needlers to say” on the web, it’s possible that they are all typos or silicisms. Most of them are, like your second example, machine transcriptions from images. The original images have the correct “needless”— a badly inked lowercase “r” that has been typeset in a serif font is often read by OCR software as a lowercase “s.”

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#3 2013-07-27 14:49:51

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 951

Re: Needlers to say

Needles to say, I looked for other variants. Plenty of ghits for “neatless to say”. Again, semantics doubtful. Untidy? Here are two examples.

Neatless to say I was shocked! The food I had just injested was really good.
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s … =firefox-a

Neatless to say someone tonight did not make sure there fireworks were out before the put them in the trash can and well neatless to say they dont have a trash can anymore…Neatless to say EVERYONE on the blocks house lights are out, so I immedently call 911…neatless to say befire i left I had a few neighbors thank me, but the people whoms garbage can that was on fire were still inside out like a light. snoozing…
http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=120329

Among other gems in the last one, I liked the primed “befire I left”.

Later: Just to illustrate David T’s dictum that “anything you look for, you find.”

all suggestions welcome please – kneeless to say it has to be fun
http://www.francesfolkgathering.com.au/ … ter4.shtml

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#4 2013-07-27 15:37:49

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
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Re: Needlers to say

More vindication of the DT dictum.

on our way there we see a porn store and carlo goes “wouldnt it be funny if we went in” and meatless to say i pulled in and we went in…
http://jay-mac.livejournal.com/17258.html

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#5 2013-07-27 16:11:57

JuanTwoThree
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Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 336

Re: Needlers to say

So need lease to say that I asked him if he was going to take my order or not so i could go get my daughters medicine before nine

Need lease to say all the guys that where back at the club when the wind started to blow at about 3pm

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#6 2013-10-20 01:34:53

burred
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From: Montreal
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Posts: 951

Re: Needlers to say

kneadless to say i don’t care wat they say about me
http://patience08.xanga.com/482581499/h … out-to-be/

Kids can be devilishly clever when they want something, and really scare the pants off you. Kneadless to say I thanked the shop keepers wife and was glad to have kim back.
http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.p … ngs/page-2

kneadless to say… travel in arkansas is measured in time, not miles
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?p=987446

You won’t have to massage it out of me.

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