Ya gotta wonder what them big-city gummit lawyers is a-thinkin’ sometimes when yuh hears ’em threaten lawyas workin’ in down-the-road jurisdictionaries. The above is like a line from an imagined short yet tall tale penned by the ghost of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Let’s say he penned it after hearing about recent developments in California and Nevada, states that Clemens — alias Mark Twain — knew intimately in early adulthood. Twain used characters and similarly colorful dialogue in stories. Included was much of the palaver written down in “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” — the short tall tale that …
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