wanly and slavering

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 5 05:35:57 UTC 2009

My guess was that this is an aspiring writer who wanted to sound more
erudite than he really is.


On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 11:21 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> At 12/4/2009 07:58 PM, victor steinbok wrote:
>>OT: "wanly"? "slavering"? Certainly, neither word presents a problem,
>>in general, but, it seems, they don't mean what Joe Wolverton II
>>thinks they mean.
> "Wanly" may not mean what was intended -- unless Cornyn was fearful
> or sorrowful; but slavering seems OK -- "accompanied by the emission
> of slaver": the Democrats would be watering at the mouth.
> Joel

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