Substitute ‘damn' every time you're inclined to write ‘very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain 'Very' is the most useless word in the English...
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
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NHK airs Japanese lessons for people of various languages on its international shortwave RADIO JAPAN service.