Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 9 22:39:11 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> William Merritt Sale, Professor _Emerita_

Could it be that the writer *seriously* interpreted _emeritus_ as
_emeritas_? Like unto Shelley Berman's facetious interpretation of
_stewardess_ as _stewardus_?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

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