another reversal: "sustain"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 10 00:39:00 UTC 2011

On Nov 9, 2011, at 5:25 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> 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."
Well, skulls no doubt were a lot harder back then…


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