"Mr. Kellwood is looking for someone to assist him in recasting his journals into a form suitable for wider audience. The tone should be urbane, warm, and scholarly—somewhat in the manner of Lewis Thomas, but, of course, about plywood."
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"Three tones will follow. Then there will be some buzzing noises, a woman giggling, and the incomparable Louis Armstrong singing 'I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal you.' The woman giggling marks the correct time."
"I once mistakenly thought I was dating someone for a whole month because I couldn't tell his texts were sarcastic."
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"I do support your right to free speech - I just don't support your tone."
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"I'm not sure. Fat compared to what?"
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"The tone of the letter is stern, almost threatening, but - see here? - he signs with a smiley face, so I think we may be alright."
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"It's not your phone—they're playing 'Für Elise.'"
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"Don't talk to me in your 'Hey Siri' voice."
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"Don't take that tone of thought with me."