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Page 2's Ralph Wiley was pretty impressed with some of the Shut-Down Lines people sent him. Check them out.

Updated: March 12, 2004, 12:15 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

The response to last month's "Anti-Trash Talk -- Sports' Greatest Shut-Down Lines" column was phenomenal. We received notes from all over and beyond sports -- Pilgrims Inc. and others sending in contributions.

Frankly, I had no idea that yak, smack, wolf tickets and atomic trash-talk were so prevalent. It's everywhere, the Esperanto of human endeavor, and it transcends occupations and disciplines.

When did this happen? I don't know. But I do know I got mail suggesting Anti-Trash ...

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