Friday, January 14, 2005

Sampler of a sampler of "Ask Mister Language Person"

Mark Liberman has a post about Dave Barry up on Language Log that includes a sampler of quotable quotes from Barry's "Ask Mister Language Person" column. At the risk of putting together a sampler of a sampler, here's one of the quotations below. Go to Language Log for the rest of the sampler.
Q. Please explain the expression: "This does not bode well.''
A. It means that something is not boding the way it should. It could be boding better.

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