"withdrawl" = withdraw

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 2 15:41:50 UTC 2005

At 7:08 AM -0800 2/2/05, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>  >From a customer review at Amazon.com:
>"In 1954, the French had to withdrawl and the Genevea accords were
>signed. This called for Ho Chi Minh and his group to withdrawl to
>the North of the country and the French puppet Bao Dai's government
>to be in control of the South."
Yes, and the Vietnam analogy is apropos, since the term goes back to
our own Civil War/War Between the States/War of Northern Aggression,
when Yankee soldiers noticed the funny way the Rebels spoke--"with
drawl"--as they were retreating under heavy fire from outposts
previously held.


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