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DEAR ABBY: I have a lovely daughter -- intelligent, well-educated, attractive, a kind and caring person. She has not married. Every now and then, some stupid jerk asks me, "Why hasn't your daughter married?"

I respond in a civilized manner, although I consider the question none of his or her business and think that only a clod would ask such a question. Can you think of any remark to put such people in their place? -- OGDEN, UTAH, MOTHER

DEAR MOTHER: Try this: "Why don't you ask her?"

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