"A billion is a thousand million? Why wasn't I informed of this?"
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"Sir, the following paradigm shifts occurred while you were out."
"Say what's on your mind, Harris - the language of dance has always eluded me."
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The Emergence Of Language
"Certainly. A party of four at seven-thirty in the name of Dr. Jennings. May I ask whether that is an actual medical degree or a Ph.D.?"
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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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"Qu'est-ce que c'est?"Title: FRENCH FOR BANKERS.
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"O.K., on my signal we're going to shift from pre-millennial to post-millennial thinking."
"Granddad was the very first person ever to say 'Oh, wow!' "
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"Relax, honey - change is good."
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"Learned counsel should use shorter words. Learned counsel is forgetting that this Court was not an 'A' student."
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"We'll start out by speaking in simple declarative sentences."
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"Midnight already? Zounds! My wife will heap contumely upon my head!"
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"I, too, want to preserve the environment, just as it is: acid rain, holes in the ozone layer, lots of crap in the air."
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"Let's do it, let's fall in love."
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"I love you anyway, too."
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Law 'N' Order
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"I'll start thinking outside the box when the box is empty."
"Compost? I say it's manure, and I say the hell with it!"
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The International Date Line
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"I can't put it into layman's language for you. I don't know any layman's language."
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In A Just World