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    I Would, But You Forgot to Supply Pens

    blanco.jpgQuote:  "Perhaps they should write their Social Security numbers on their arms with indelible ink."  Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco

    Figure of Speech:  apagoresis (ah pah gore EE sis), the "better not" figure

    An apagoresis works to talk someone out of doing something.  Blanco uses an ironic version of it--implying that Social Security numbers will help identify the corpses--to dissuade coastal residents from sitting out Hurricane Rita. 

    Snappy Answer:  "They should also include their Lotto number.  It beats FEMA debit cards."

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