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It was in Writer's Digest, probably the early 1980s, when I saw this. One of the regular columnists (or was it an irregular columnist?) went on a brief rant about careless writers overusing the word "get" and its brethren. The he presented a very short story that deliberately overused "get" and "got" as an absurd example. It ended with "someone told a joke but I didn't get it."

I've tried to find that story online and in university libraries, but no luck. Does anyone recognize this? I could be wrong about where I saw it or the likely years I saw it.

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closed as off topic by justkt Apr 6 '11 at 18:59

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Unfortunately I don't think this is on-topic here (unless you can explain why, in relationship to your writing, you need to see it), but I'll let a few other members weigh in first. –  justkt Mar 31 '11 at 12:19
    
The question has no relationship to my writing, but since I expect to find many experienced writers at this SE site, many of whom read WD, this seems like the best place to ask. –  DarenW Sep 19 '12 at 21:33
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