another reversal: "sustain"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 9 22:25:15 UTC 2011

An English archaeologist on a National Geographic show inspects a
seventh-century skull and finds: "a sharp injury that was sustained by
a sword or an ax."

I.e., "inflicted."


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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