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Note to Chris Matthews

 

"Hardball" host

 

I'm a big fan of yours; but your comment today about "less wars" is off the charts.

 

Wars aren't quantities like water, oil, and gas. You should have said "FEWER wars".

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

“this here” vs. “that there”

 

Location is obvious.

 

We have here one of the dumbest redundancies in the English language when you hear people say such things.

 

"This" is ALWAYS "here", and "that" is ALWAYS "there".  The words "this" and "that" are locational references.

 

Nobody ever says, "this there" or "that here". So what's with the dumb-sounding redundancies?

 

Once again, this always makes the speaker sound stupid.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized