Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 30 06:10:16 UTC 2011

I wonder how that _r_ came to be elided in the contemporary word.:-)

What I'm really wondering is whether the owner of Spreaker.com simply
made that up, as I once "made up" _arse_? Or was s/he motivated by the
knowledge that that's what the word "ought to be" in English?

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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