...that you are talking to someone who never completed the fifth grade and so am considered a fourth grade idiot. What that amounts to is I haven't the faintest idea what the heck you are talking about, but I am immensely flattered that you foolishly thought I did.
I have managed to struggle through life by relying heavily on two large dictionaries that weigh more than I do. Fortunately, I live in Tombstone where half the population is as ignorant as I am.
My one redeeming factor is that I have a little more common sense that most of my neighbours, but that is because of age and age alone.
So 'run on' all you like. It's possible I might learn something! I appreciate it even if I don't have a clue.
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