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by Abigail Van Buren

Man of Letters Feels Lost in 'Modern' Communication

DEAR ABBY: I had to chuckle when I heard your comment about "sex" on the first date. (You had misheard the question on the "Larry King Live" show.)

I had an experience in my younger days with a girl I wasn't particularly enamored with.

When I asked her for a kiss on our first date, she said, "No, not on our first date!"

I answered quickly, "Well, how about on the last date?" -- PHIL FROM JERSEY