Strike three.
Get your hand off my knee.
You’re overdrawn.
Your horse won.

Yes. No.
You have the account.
Don’t walk.
Mother’s dead.

Basic events require simple language.

Idiosyncratically euphemistic eccentricities are the promulgators of triturable obfuscation.
What did you do last night? Enter into a meaningful romantic involvement, or fall in love?
What did you have for breakfast this morning? The upper part of a hog’s hind leg with two oval bodies encased in a shell laid by a female bird, or ham and eggs?

David Belasco, the great American theatrical producer, once said: “If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea.”

- from a 1979 United Technologies Wall Street Journal ad

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