Loosening a "fixed expression"

Wilson Gray hwgray at ALUM.MIT.EDU
Tue Aug 24 23:31:18 UTC 2010

"I am often _betwixt and befuddled_ by the hypocrisy ..."

Some of the village elders here may recall _betwixt and between_ as
having once been described by restrictive grammarians as a "fixed expression."

I wonder what the writer understands by "betwixt."


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