Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 31 02:44:38 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 10:07 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
> "ought to be"

That is, when you see a string in quotes with no accompanying
citation, it becomes immediately obvious to you that the writer is
quoting someone else and that the writer truly believes in the mapping
of the quoted string onto reality. Therefore, you feel obliged to
straighten that person out., lest he continue to accept error as

Who knew? A worthy endeavor, certainly, and greatly appreciated!;-)

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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