Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 27 22:08:32 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at> wrote:

> It may be impossible to either verify or reject the origin of the
> phrase

That is to say, the tale of its origin may not even be wrong. ;-)

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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