Why Pay More to Sweat Less

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 31 02:32:36 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 7:12 PM, David Metevia <djmetevia at chartermi.net> wrote:
> Is is just me[?]

No. IMO, that question in that context makes no sense.

It's getting to the point the primary rule of English semantics is
"Gnome sane?" If the listener-reader can winkle out what, in the
relevant context, a string _ought_ to mean, why then, that's good
enough. There's no need to concern oneself with what the string
_actually_ means, even if that meaning is nonsense in any context,

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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