“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
—Mark Twain (1835-1910), writer
• Editorial Comment: Damn good advice.
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Sadie’s Bad Trip in the North Coast Journal tells the tale of Sadie, the doper dawg. Aug. 1, 2013
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