'A Dead Groundhog in the Yard,' Translated

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All Things Considered, November 11, 1999 · Commentator Bill Harley explains all of the implications his wife is able to pack into the single sentence, "There's a dead groundhog in the yard."

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Michael, who listens to WNYC in New York City.

"[Harley's story] had me laughing out loud, by myself. Now, my wife and I use that exact statement pretty regularly to state the 'what should be obvious to the other, but isn't.'"

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