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Quotation by Frank Loesser
And that song ain't so very far from wrong.
Frank Loesser (1910–1969), U.S. songwriter. "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle," The Forest Rangers, Paramount Music Corp. (1942).
Music composed by Joseph J. Lilley (1914-1970); logically, the expression should be "ain't so very far from right." This song contributed to the popularization of this illogical usage.
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