A new (to me, IAC) spelling rule

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 1 01:11:58 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 7:26 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
> Wilson, if you can post the whole damn passage, why can't you tell us where it came from?


It is or was the last comment on p.4 of the comments. There's an
earlier instance to which the NYT replies that it used the Webster's
New World Collegiate as its authority and notes that other comments
making the same complaint have been received.
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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