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Ring Lardner
(1885-1933) born on
Mar 03
US humorist, journalist, short-story writer. He was known for social satire using American vernacular speech, "Treat 'Em Rough," 1918.
         
   
F
Where do they get that stuff about me being a satirist? I just listen.

R
He's been that way for years -- a born questioner but he hates answers.
A
They gave each other a smile with a future in it.
N
He looked at me as if I was a side dish he hadn't ordered.
K
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation for the editor.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Say It Again," by Dorothy Uris, 1979.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: Referring to W. H. Taft, US president (1909-13); in "The Home Book of Humorous Quotations," by A. K. Adams.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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