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by Abigail Van Buren

Think Before You Speak

DEAR ABBY: My dear friend, God rest her soul, had a saying I think everyone could benefit from:

"You are the master of the unspoken word. Once it is spoken, it is your master forever."

Comments, Abby? -- DISCREET MIDWESTERNER

DEAR DISCREET: Your dear friend was a smart woman. Too many times we say things that we wish we could take back. The same is true for the written word.

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