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Buck’s English: How good a grammarian are you?
By Gene Owens Published: June 8, 2014

“How good of a deal could you make me if I traded in this used Yugo?” asked Sherman as he drove it into Cowboy Bill’s Used Car Corral.

“I’ve got this used Pinto,” said Cowboy. “I’ll sell it to you for $1,000, plus $500 to dispose of the Yugo.”

“That’s not too good a deal,” said Sherman, “but it’s the best offer I’ve heard so far.”

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