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"Gentlemen: This is a follow-up on our recent Christmas card."
"Oh, and c.c. the Devil."
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"He's about to dictate his last letter to the Times."
'Could you read that back to me, please?'
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"Sincerely, the friendly folks at Amtex International."
'Let me know if I'm going too fast.'
" 'To the peasants: Love you guys, love you all.' Sign it me."
"...We remain, sincerely yours...."
'Dear Mr Flagg - we are always very nice hearing from you. Your delighted letter, which we receiving of you...pile it on thick. They really eat up this broken English.'
"Mr. S. Claus, North Pole. Dear Santa:"
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'I'm going to free associate for an hour, and I want you to turn it into a coherent strategy.'
'Miss Jones, take this down.'
"No, no no. It's, 'You'll be sleeping with the fishes,' not, 'You'll be swimming with the dolphins.'"
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"Close with yours truly, Phil, and coudl you sprinkle a few appropriate emoticons around?"
"The exchange rate is whatever you say it is."
"Carol, would you retweet that back to me?"
'Take a letter, Miss Jones.'
'Look, Virginia, I'm sorry your perm didn't turn out, but there's no way I can dictate a letter while you have that bag on your head.'
'I know I signed this memo, Miss Holcum... What I want to know is who wrote it?'
"Take a parable."
Samuel Morse dictates a letter to his secretary.
"Was that 'blah, blah, blah'? Or 'blah, blah, blah, blah'?"
"Blah blah-blah, duh blah diddily uumph...Read that back to me please, Stephanie."
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"Read that back to me."