"_Hard-pounding_ sporting events!"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 28 01:39:20 UTC 2011

I've always understood the cliche as "heart-pounding," but, given "the
thundering hoof-beats of the great horse, SIL-ver!," the Kentucky
Derby, polo, rodeos, et sim., well,


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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