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"If it makes you feel better—yes, I am heterocentric."
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Hecklers On Poetry Night
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"Hey, what if marriages had term limits?"
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"You can rest assured, Mrs. Wilson, that your husband will receive the best care known to medical coverage."
Sixth grade teacher Linda LeBlanc was having a tough time getting psyched up about the new school year.
'...and right after scissors comes first aid kit.'
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"The animal-rights folks are getting on our case for cow punching."
'I hate the first day of school.'
"It's all part of the terms of the merger."
'They're jumping up and down on the couch in there.'
'There they go...mentally shredding.'
A surprise in the fine print
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"I wouldn't call you crazy. But only because nobody uses that word anymore."
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"You're welcome to follow me, but no drafting."
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"After all, what is 'yo'? Only 'oy' backward."
'I understand that Mrs. Doan is retiring at the end of the semester.'
'Don't call me mutt. I prefer the term 'hybrid.'
"… and the last item on the pre-nuptial aggreement is, … he wants final cut on all home videos."
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"If that's 'Dancing with the Stars,' we only work as a group."
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'Were there any new buzzwords created while I was out to lunch.'
Back to school.
'You'll like it here, Clayton. In fact it's one of our rules.'